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Red Deer Advocate THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

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An image i off the h old ld Red d Deer err Indian Industrial School is partt o f the Looking Back, Looking g Ahead outdoor exhibit at Fortt Normandeau. The exhibit was officially unveiled with a special ceremony at the site on n Wednesday. Please see related d story on page A2.

other hand, I know it is pretty well false hope. “I just need them to find him.” His sister-in-law, Tasha Molleken Lee, said Sean was supposed to fly back to Alberta this Friday, then return to Colorado with his children, aged nine and 15. “I’m just hoping someone sees or hears about it,” said Molleken Lee. “Or if someone finds his body, they can identify it. “We realize that with every minute our chances of finding him alive are slimmer.” He is considered a missing person but is presumed to be dead.

A Central Alberta man accused of causing a fatal collision in Red Deer almost four years ago will learn his fate on Tuesday. Just before the Canada Day fireworks were to start on the evening of July 1, 2010, a pickup truck collided with a small car at the intersection of Kerry Wood and Taylor Drives, where hundreds of pedestrians were walking toward Bower Ponds to join in the festivities. Front-seat passenger Jeffrey Chanminaraj, 13, was killed in the impact. His brother Jamie Chanminaraj, 18, had been sitting in the back. He suffered severe injuries and was airlifted to Foothills Hospital in Calgary for treatment. The car was driven by their 20-year-old sister, Stephanie Chanminaraj, who was also treated for injuries. Justice Kirk Sisson is to return a verdict on Tuesday morning for pickup truck driver Rodney Ross Arens, 36, who has been on trial in the Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on charges laid in connection with the collision. Arens is charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and breaching conditions of a court order by consuming alcohol. Additional charges of failing to provide breath samples in relation to an injury and fatal collision were withdrawn during the early stages of the trial.

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Sylvan man missing in Colorado BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Family of a missing Sylvan Lake man are keeping up hope that he will be found alive, but with each passing day the hope fades a little. Sean Duplessis, 39, went missing on Saturday in Colorado. He and a coworker were in the Clear Creek area, just west of Denver. Duplessis, who works for Abel Corp. out of Lacombe as a foreman, had been in Colorado for nearly two months. He was getting a new shop for the company up and running. Sean grew up in Sylvan Lake and had worked for Abel Corp., a Lacombebased cabinetry shop, for many years.

His mother Judy Duplessis said simply “this is hell.” Sean was one of her two children. The other, James, died in 2011 after a battle with pneumonia. “The fact they can’t find him, in some ways it is easier because I can convince myself Sean Duplessis he got out of that water and he’s sitting on a rock and waiting for them to find him,” said Judy. “On the

Local Mounties touched by support after Moncton tragedy An outpouring of support from people in Red Deer has touched the hearts of local Mounties grappling with the violent deaths of three members in Moncton on June 4. “In times of tragedy, we are reminded of the vast capacity for goodness in our fellow citizens,” Insp. Scott Tod, commanding officer of the Red Deer City RCMP, said in a statement issued on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a memorial service was held in Moncton for the three slain officers: Constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Dave Joseph Ross and Douglas James Larche. Red Deerians showed their support in many ways, said Cpl. Sarah Knelsen,

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a media liaison officer for the RCMP in Red Deer. People placed bundles of flowers outside the detachment, they sent messages and emails and they delivered doughnuts and baked goods. They also joined plainclothes officers and support staff, who wore red clothing Tuesday in a show of support. “Absolutely it had meaning. It’s very nice to see that people do support the RCMP,” said Knelsen. “My children wore red yesterday, as well as several children at their school and other schools that I did see were wearing red. It shows respect and it shows that people in the community care and that people in the community are standing behind the RCMP in this difficult time,” she said.

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Residential school exhibit focuses on history, healing BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Half a stone circle away from the display that speaks of the hardships aboriginal children endured at the Red Deer Indian Industrial School one century ago is another that details the efforts towards reconciliation from this century. The positioning is purposeful. When those who run Fort Normandeau consulted with aboriginal groups about incorporating a display on the residential school that once existed directly across the Red Deer River, the message Jim Robertson heard was clear — dwelling on the past would not be enough. “(They said) we want to turn 180 degrees and look to the future, look to healing, look to reconciliation and just how we’re going to get on with life,” said Robertson, executive director of the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society. So, the new exhibit that sits on the fort grounds does both. A telescope-like device oriented toward where the old school sat from 1893 to 1919 shows an archived picture of the facility, and a display shows the former students harvesting crops and sawing logs, demonstrating how they would be put to work at the schools they were forced to attend. The display directly opposite shows photos from last year’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event held at the fort and highlights some of the work done to bridge the gap between Canada’s native and non-native populations. Fort Normandeau’s “final, critical exhibit” came to being thanks to the contributions of local elders and the Remembering the Children Society. The society last year organized the TRC event and has held other commemorative gatherings with a focus on the children who died while attending the school and are unceremoniously buried across the river from Fort Normandeau.

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TRIAL: Closing arguments Defense counsel Donna Derie-Gillespie of Sundre, in her closing arguments on Wednesday afternoon, said the Crown has not produced enough evidence to prove that Arens was impaired by alcohol or that he was driving dangerously at the time of the collision. She pointed to contradictory testimony and raised questions about speed calculations by an RCMP collision reconstructionist in suggesting alternate theories to what had happened on that night. Maybe the truck wasn’t speeding, she said. Maybe the car darted in front of it. While the analysis gives the speed the vehicles had reached at the time of the collision, there is no evidence to show whether either vehicle had stopped, sped up or slowed down immediately beforehand, said Derie-Gillespie. Nor is there enough evidence to indicate that Arens was impaired at the time of the crash, although three different witnesses testified that he had been drinking earlier in the day, she said. Derie-Gillespie cast doubt on some of the testimony entered in the Crown’s case, stating that, in their efforts to be helpful, witness had reached beyond what they actually saw and created faulty pictures of the collision scene. She characterized one police officer’s account of Arens “pouring” himself out of his truck and “walking like a baby” as hyperbole, stating that it was more like a cartoon than an accurate account of what the officer had actually observed. Derie-Gillespie said she would not contest the charge of breaching an undertaking, acknowledging that her client had been served a total of four drinks in two different bars on the day of the crash. Crown prosecutor Wayne Silliker said there is enough corroborating evidence from civilians and other witnesses at the scene to suggest that the car


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Red Deer man charged with robbery and assault after carjacking BY ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer man was charged with robbery and assault after a motorist was forced out of his vehicle during a carjacking at a Hwy 2 rest stop. According to Olds RCMP, at about 5 a.m. on June 5, a 60-year-old Calgary motorist was sitting in his vehicle, which was parked at rest stop beside the northbound lanes of Hwy 2, just north of the Hwy 27 had nearly completed a left turn in the intersection when the speeding truck accelerated into the intersection as the traffic control lights turned from green to yellow. People heard the sound of the truck revving up. One driver, who had grown impatient while waiting to turn left onto Kerry Wood Drive, had nosed into the adjoining lane, but changed his mind when he saw the truck coming in his rear view mirror. Silliker argued that Arens was impaired enough that he was not able to control his own body and was therefore not fit to drive a motor vehicle. He went on to state that Arens did a number of things that a reasonable driver would not do, including failing to brake for a vehicle that had edged into his lane, speeding up to make a yellow light and failing to brake for a vehicle that was already in the intersection when he got there. He went on to state that a reasonable person would have been aware of the festivities in the area and would not have been speeding through an intersections where hundreds of people, including small children, were waiting to cross. Although he was released on bail on the charges currently before the court, Arens has been denied bail and remains in pre-trial custody on more recent charges.

MISSING: Waded into creek He had befriended a co-worker from Colorado and they had gone to a creek after midnight on Saturday morning as part of a weekend getaway in the mountains near Denver. He waded into the creek to about his knees. It is unclear if Sean jumped or slipped, but that was when he went missing. He had taken off his pants and his shoes before entering the water. His friend waited for 45 minutes but Sean did not return. An extensive but unsuccessful search of the area was conducted during daylight hours on Saturday.

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Sean was born April Fool’s Day in 1975, and Judy said this became a source of teasing throughout his childhood. She would tell him his birthday had been cancelled as an April Fool’s joke when he was little. “Everybody loved Sean,” said Judy. “He was the best father in the whole world, he loved his kids to no end.” Though he had been in Denver for almost two months, he had called his children every other night and called Judy twice a week. Molleken Lee said he is about 1.72 metres (five foot eight) tall and weighs about 95 kg (210 pounds) and has distinctive tattoos. “We need to find him, whether or not he is alive, to be able to put him to rest,” said Molleken Lee. “Especially since his mother lost his brother three years ago.”

MONCTON: Local Mounties attended service At least two members from Red Deer attended the service in Moncton, and some local members wore their ceremonial red serge uniforms, also as a show of support. They included Const. Stephen Molnar of Innisfail Freeway, who wore his ceremonial uniform to testify in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday morning. “It does hit close to home for every single member in Canada and for every single member of the Red Deer detachment,” said Knelsen. Messages of condolence can be emailed to Donations to the Moncton Fallen RCMP Members Fund can be made online at fund-fonds-eng.htm or donors may send cheques to the RCMP Foundation, 203-2460 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 4S5. Cheques should be made out to The RCMP Foundation, stating Moncton Fallen RCMP Members Fund on the memo line.

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overpass. The motorist noticed a man approaching his car. The man pulled on a partially open car window, shattering it. He then allegedly pulled the motorist out of the vehicle and onto the ground, and drove off northward on Hwy 2 with his car. The victim was unhurt and called police. Olds RCMP asked Red Deer-area RCMP to watch for the stolen vehicle. A car of the same description was pulled over shortly after in Gasoline Alley. Craig Abendroth, 38, of Red Deer, was charged with assault and robbery. He is expected to make his first appearance at Didsbury provincial court on Monday.





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EDMONTON — Alberta’s NDP says records indicate Tory leadership candidate Jim Prentice racked up more than $400,000 using government aircraft during his 4 ½ years as a federal cabinet minister. The NDP’s Deron Bilous said the charges include nearempty private flights, deadhead flights and short-haul excursions when there were plentiful commercial options. Bilous said the bills speak to the core of Prentice’s cornerstone campaign promise to clean up the extravagant spending of former premier Jim Prentice Alison Redford. “He is talking and boasting about how he is going to be very, very responsible with flights and he prefers commercial flights,” Bilous told a legislature news conference Wednesday. “OK, Mr. Prentice, that’s what you say, yet the proof is actually quite the opposite.” Bilous said the documents show that, in one case, Prentice had a plane flown empty from Ottawa to Toronto so that he could fly back to Ottawa alone. In another case, Prentice flew himself and two staff to Norway for almost $42,000, when commercial flights were about half that amount. Prentice, in a news release, did not address the specific flights or the $400,000 global cost, but said he followed the rules. “I only used government aircraft in order to carry out my official duties, and only when commercial alternatives were not available at the time that I had to travel to complete those official duties,” he said. “The federal government has very clear and stringent rules about use of government aircraft.

“It is only permitted when there is no commercial alternative at the time of travel and when proposed travel has been approved by the Prime Minister’s Office and deemed necessary in order to carry out official government business. “During my time in Ottawa, I always followed these rules implicitly.” Prentice is one of three candidates vying to replace Redford as Progressive Conservative leader and premier. The 57-year-old is the former Conservative MP for Calgary Centre North. He served in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet in three portfolios: Indian and Northern Affairs, Industry and Environment. He left cabinet in November 2010 to take a job as an executive with the CIBC. Redford resigned as premier in March amid revelations of exorbitant and wasteful spending on herself and inner circle, including $45,000 in flights to take her and an assistant to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral. It was also revealed Redford used government planes for personal and party political trips, and for shuttling family and friends around. Alberta’s auditor general is reviewing the use of the government fleet to see if it brings value for money. Prentice has said regardless of the auditor general’s findings, he and his government members would use commercial options where available, particularly in the busy Edmonton-Calgary corridor. He would also look at other options for politicians to reach remote areas, such as chartering private planes rather than owning them. He also said he will cancel the current practice that allows family members of government legislature members to fly on government aircraft. The government fleet consists of three Beechcraft King Air planes and a 30-seat Dash 8. It provides employment for 23 people, including 13 pilots, at a cost of $4.6 million a year. Former Alberta cabinet ministers Ric McIver and Thomas Lukaszuk are also campaigning for the top job.

Man facing attempted murder charges arrested in Innisfail BY ADVOCATE STAFF A Whitecourt man faces several changes stemming from a 2002 attempted murder and robbery after he was arrested in Innisfail on June 6. Wood Buffalo RCMP Serious Crimes Unit and Innisfail RCMP made the arrest without incident. Police say the investigation began in January 2002 in Fort McMurray when an employee at the downtown bottle depot was approached by a masked individual brandishing a knife while he tried to rob him. The suspect threatened to kill the employee. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed and suffered life-threatening injuries. The suspect then

fled the scene, leaving physical evidence behind. As a result of advancements in forensic DNA analysis, police were able to identify the suspect in this investigation. Jack William Kramer, 51, of Whitecourt is charged with attempted murder, robbery and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an offence. He remains in custody at this time and will appear in court on June 16. If you have information about this or any other investigations, call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780788-4000. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers at www. for instructions on how to do).

Darcy Strang of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says the size of the shipment would indicate larger organized crime groups are probably involved. The arrests capped a five-month investigation.


BRIEF Police, border services seize record amount of pot, heroin EDMONTON — Police and border services officers have seized what they say is a record amount of pot and heroin in Alberta. They say more than 200 kilograms of marijuana, 14 kilograms of heroin and six kilograms of hashish were taken off the street earlier this month. Three Edmonton men were arrested at a storage facility on June 4. Another two from Chilliwack, B.C., were picked up at the city’s international airport by Canada Border Services agents. It’s believed to be the largest amount of marijuana ever seized in Western Canada and the most heroin picked up in Alberta. Police believe most of the drugs were intended for other destinations. The border services agency says the shipment came from overseas.


EXHIBIT: ‘Collective responsibility’ With a permanent exhibit now in place at the historic site, society chair Charles Wood said, little by little, the group will become less active. “We want to work with the people of Red Deer so that they will accept the responsibility for the work

3 teen boys charged in death of Ozzi the parrot SLAVE LAKE — Three teens have been charged after a pet parrot was stolen and later found dead near its owners’ home in north central Alberta. RCMP say Ozzi the parrot was found June 3, a day after he was allegedly taken from the backyard of his home in Slave Lake, about 250 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. A 15-year-old boy is charged with injuring or endangering an animal and causing unnecessary suffering to the bird and theft of the bird. A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy have also been charged with possession of stolen property and injuring or endangering an animal.

Lifted livestock worth $80K, police ask help to find herd CZAR — Mounties are asking for the public’s help to track down 59 heifers stolen from a property in to carry on so that it’s not forgotten,” said Wood. Wood spoke of the “collective responsibility” of all people to come together to develop an understanding of inter-cultural relationships. He referenced the development of a new curriculum for Alberta that will see residential school and treaty history taught in today’s classrooms. Wood said the group is debating whether to install a marker at the cemetery near the school site and that it would like to set up something at the Red Deer Cemetery where four children who died at the school are buried. Fort Normandeau has undergone wholesale changes this season with around $1 million spent on creating new exhibits, interpretive signs and a pic-

SUSPECT IS BELIEVED TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS BY ADVOCATE STAFF Innisfail RCMP have one man in custody and have laid charges against another man who is now wanted on warrants for his suspected role in an attempted armed robbery at a Central Alberta campground. Dillon Bristow, 20, of Innisfail has been charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm, trafficking cocaine, wearing a disguise with the intent to commit an offence, using a firearm in the commission of an offence and failing to comply with a probation order. Police said Bristow is believed to be armed and dan- Dillon Bristow gerous and warn people not to approach him. The charges stem from a June 5 incident where police believe Bristow and another man, Michael Holt, 33, of Red Deer, attempted to steal a vehicle from a camper at Kelly’s Campground west of Innisfail. Police said two men drove into the campground in a truck and stopped in front of one of the RV lots at about 7:30 that evening. The driver got out of the vehicle and demanded property from the lone occupant of the site. The situation escalated and one of the suspects fired a shot from a handgun into the ground before fleeing the scene. RCMP members from eight detachments as well as the air services helicopter, forensic identification section and police dog services responded to the scene and scoured the surrounding area looking for the suspects. The truck was found in Bowden; it had been stolen from a rural location near Pine Lake. The next day, one of the suspects was arrested in Bowden without incident. Holt was charged on June 7 with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of cocaine, failing to comply with the conditions of an undertaking and failing to comply with a probation order. He has been remanded into custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on June 17. Anyone with information about this matter is asked to call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

east-central Alberta. The Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit says mixed-breed cows were recently stolen from property near Czar, a small town about 300 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. RCMP say they’ve sent alerts to inspected livestock markets in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. All the cattle are tagged and bearing the Hobbs brand so police say it would be difficult for someone to market them at any of the inspected markets.

Edmonton mother charged; three-yearold son drowned in lake last June STONY PLAIN — Police have charged an Edmonton woman almost a year after her young son drowned in a lake southwest of the city. RCMP say the three-year-old boy drowned in Mink Lake near Stony Plain last June 30. They say an extensive investigation and consultation with the Crown resulted in the charges Carmen Gaye Stewart, who is 42, is charged with criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life. She is not in custody and is to make her first appearance in Stony Plain provincial court on July 23.

nic shelter. Robertson said traditionally the stories told at the site would have had to do with “brave settlers,” with little focus on the First Nations perspective. “That’s what we’re trying to do here — to show there are different ways of looking at it and maybe somebody will say ‘Oh, I never thought about it from that point of view,’” he said. The modern piece of the Looking Back, Looking Ahead exhibit is oriented toward the sweat lodge that has been at the site for the last seven years. Monthly sweats for men and women take place there thanks to support from the Safe Harbour Society and Red Deer Native Friendship Society.

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Use the F-35 as leverage TIME TO STOP PLAYING SUCKER TO THE U.S. ELEPHANT WHEN IT COMES TO TRADE MATTERS BY DOUG FIRBY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Canada and the United States have had a long and mostly fruitful trade relationship. But don’t ever consider for a moment that we’re equal partners. More often than not, the elephant we sleep with, as Pierre Trudeau once called our neighbour, is a gentle giant that comes with a lot of heft. Hence, we enjoy the illusion of being a truly independent nation — as long as we don’t mind a Hollywood-dominated movie industry, U.S.-based auto manufacturers in our “Canadian” industry and NHL finals in our “Canadian” game playing on behalf of two of the U.S.’s largest cities. See what I mean? Once every decade or so we get cocky and come up with a winner invention that threatens our neighbour. Some of us are still old enough to remember the story of the Avro Arrow, a fighter plane developed in the 1950s that was, by all reports, destined to be a world-beater. That is, until the U.S. took a look at it, realized this Canadian product was not part of its domestic military-indus-

trial complex and announced it would not buy. Canada was much too decent (and smart) to sell its masterpiece to America’s enemies, and thus the project died. Of course, not every Canadian flop is the fault of the U.S. Sometimes we do it to ourselves. BlackBerry really was a worldbeater for a time, and ultimately failed largely because their chief executives took their eyes off the ball. Can’t blame the U.S. for that one. Which brings us today’s trade standoff. Canada is sitting on a massive reserve of bitumen in Alberta’s oilsands. Although the U.S. has had recent success developing its own domestic oil and gas supplies, there is no question that over the longer term it will need what we have. And yet, the current U.S. administration treats oilsands producers as though they are pariahs, to be ridiculed for their flagrant destruction of the environment. Think of the irony: this condemnation comes from a country — even if it is successful in meeting recently announced coal-sourced carbon emission reductions — that will still put out greenhouse gases at a higher multiple that what comes out of Fort McMurray.

But then, who needs to hear the facts when there’s a handy stars-and-stripes narrative to wrap yourself in? Just as was the case with recent trade disputes over Canadian softwood lumber and later Canadian beef, Canada can howl at the injustice but find very little genuine recourse. If the U.S. wants to reject our bitumen, then there is absolutely nothing we can do to stop them. We can, however, choose not to be suckers. Which is where the ill-advised F-35 fighter plane enters the picture. The F-35 is a controversial aircraft — not just because of the announcement in recent days that it is a danger for having only one engine. There are plenty of other reasons, including the fact that over its lifespan, it will be the most expensive fighter aircraft ever built and it still can’t deliver all the versatility our military says it needs in a fighter. In short, it’s a bit like buying a Rolls Royce to commute to work — expensive to own and maintain, and actually less useful than a Nissan Rogue. So, why haven’t we written this lemon off already? We are not privy to the truth. Who knows what intense backdoor lobbying

is going on, even as you read this? As I said, when the elephant rolls over, if you don’t stay nimble, you’re in danger of getting squashed. I’m not suggesting we start a trade war — that’s a zero-sum game. Our relationship with the U.S. works well on many levels and we should keep it that way. That said, if they don’t want our bitumen, then we are easily entitled to conclude — and, to be clear, not as petty retaliation — that the F-35 is a very bad deal for our country. As for selling our oil, there are markets farther afield that would gladly buy it if we could get it to them. But it seems we can’t have a mature conversation between provinces about how to do so in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. On that score, then, if we don’t fully realize the potential of the oilsands, we have only ourselves to blame. Ultimately, this little trade spat may be good for us. If it forces us to develop new trade partners, we will certainly be better off — and economically more independent — as a nation. Doug Firby is editor in chief and national affairs columnist for Troy Media (


More ways to reduce cancer risk The Red Deer Advocate on Friday, June 6, printed an article, Cancer risk in Alberta can be reduced by up to 50 per cent, outlining a number of ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Remarkably, the article omits to mention the importance of reducing the level of smoke in urban air. The smoke from residential wood and coal burning appliances is so highly carcinogenic that it was the first cause of lung cancer to be identified, centuries before it was realized that the much milder cigarette smoke could cause lung cancer. Unfortunately, this is an unpopular reality and organizations that claim to care about cancer are not prepared to warn the public of the dangers. Even the schools refuse to include the topic in the curriculum. After thee centuries of concerns, pre-dating “germs” and cigarette smoking as causes of disease, there is no shortage of information. Simply Googling “wood smoke and cancer” will provide an outline of current concerns. Each exposure to wood smoke is a concern, particularly for young children or during pregnancy. Each year, there is more wood burning and exposure can be from a neighbour’s fireplace, stove, outdoor wood furnace, pellet stove, chimenia, fire pit, outdoor pizza oven, a visit to a city park or a campground. Multiple small exposures can add up to a significant cancer threat. There is no known way of reducing emissions from a wood-burning fireplace but the EPA/CSA approved stoves were claimed to have significantly lower carcinogenic emissions. In reality, the emission-reduction features are only marginally effective and now seven American states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for their failure to protect the public. There can be a price to pay in terms of various cancers for having a wood-burning appliance in a home as one of the attractions of having a wood-burning fireplace is that it gives a home the traditional aroma of stale smoke and powerful carcinogens. Incredibly, the Air Quality Health Index is a poor indicator of the health impact of air pollution as it does not identify carcinogens. We have to borrow from the British, who do monitor for cancer threats and have found elevated levels of carcinogenic smoke along urban truck routes. This is troubling as British diesel trucks have filters on the exhausts so we can only guess at the cancer risk to Albertans who live or work along truck routes as diesel trucks here are not required to have filters. Hopefully, the various organizations that are concerned about cancer will support measures to reduce the cancer threat posed by wood and to a lesser extent, by diesel smoke. Alan Smith Alberta director, Canadian Clean Air Alliance Red Deer

Looking for global warming truth While we can appreciate the regular reportage by this paper and others on matters pertaining to climate change and global warming, it would be at least modestly appreciated if there could at least be a little coverage of newsworthy items that will allow the educated reader to determine for his or her self whether there is justification for the billions of tax dollars being dedicated to the cause of fighting supposed climate change. For example, we are routinely told that the increased frequency of damaging Atlantic storms on the Eastern seaboard and Atlantic provinces is a result of global warming. In light of this, why did so

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few mainstream media outlets fail to report that it has now been over 3,100 days since a Category 3 or greater storm has made landfall in the continental U.S.A.? Some environment reporters routinely refer to 2012’s “superstorm” Sandy, which was only a Cat 2 storm. Not only was it eclipsed in intensity by storms that hit the New York region in 1938 and 1944, the greatest degree of storm damage occurred in areas that were no urbanized until well after the great mid-century storms. Strom reportage also fails to account for inflation when describing storm damage in historical terms. (http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress. com/2014/05/hurricane_drought_2014.jpg) We are also told that increasing wildfires, especially in the American West, are a symptom of global warming. Interestingly, the U.S. National Interagency Fire Center has recently published a 10-year graph that indicates that shows anything but a pattern of increasing wildfires. The same agency also indicates that some 75 per cent of all wildfires are human caused. It only takes a vacation drive through Montana, Wyoming and Utah to again understand how property damage from such fires is on the increase, though. The years 2013 and 2014, to date, are record low years for tornado activity on the Great Plains, yet almost all tornado event news coverage mentions global warming and climate change. We are routinely told that climate change will bring greater and more enduring drought to large parts of the globe. Again, news outlets have failed to inform the public that the area of the globe enduring drought has remained constant or even shrinking slightly for decades. ( In the same vein, Americans and Canadians who vacation in the southwest are routinely apprised of the impact of global warming in exacerbating the already dry conditions of the Colorado River Basin, yet the geological record shows that multi-decade mega-droughts have been endemic to the region for over 500 years, and that the late 19th to the mid-20th

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But Dave Perry, a researcher with the Conference of Defence Associations, said the deciOTTAWA — An indesion has already become pendent panel that expolitically charged, and amined Canada’s alterhe’s seen no hint thus far natives to the F-35 is exthat the government is pected to provide a nutsconsidering the broader and-bolts view Thursday picture. of its 18-month assessThe government is ment, but a cabinet decialso in the process of resion on whether to stick vising its defence policy, with the controversial because the previous stealth fighter remains File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in a holding pattern. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II, built one — introduced in 2008 — is now considered unAnd before making that determination, some by Lockheed Martin takes off for a flight at Joint affordable. It would be troublemilitary experts say they Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. some indeed if a decihope the Harper governsion on the jets came bement considers the wider implications for the overall defence budget, and fore the new policy was complete, Perry said. “I hope that whatever decision the government avoids making a “politically face-saving” manoeuvre. The panel’s report, a market analysis of key re- makes, it’s taken the context of the overall defence sponses to the auditor general’s 2012 criticism of the strategy,” he said. “There’s pressures on every component. You literprogram, is not expected to make recommendations to cabinet. Instead, it will compare the costs and ally have every single project competing against one capabilities of each of the four competing aircraft another for scarce resources.” Both the Centre for Policy Alternatives and the against the backdrop of what Canada needs its warRideau Institute made a similar argument in a replanes to accomplish. It will be up to senior officials and ministers to port, released earlier this year, which claimed the recommend to cabinet what course to take, some- cost of the F-35 has the potential of eating up vast thing multiple sources said Wednesday has not been portions of the defence budget. Perry said similar arguments for could be made done. The F-35 program was put on hold in the months about any fighter the government chooses. Although Public Works Minister Diane Finley following Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s report, which accused National Defence and Public promised to release a revised version of the panel’s Works of low-balling the life-time cost and not doing analysis, it’s won’t be made public before cabinet reaches a consensus. their homework. Carefully sanitized and opaque summaries of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Commons on Wednesday that no decision has been made, and panel’s meetings have been posted online by the that whatever path the government chooses will be Public Works secretariat overseeing the replacement program. “in the best long-term interest” of the military.

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Man faces six counts of attempted murder after shootout in Vancouver BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A 61-year-old man has been charged with six counts of attempted murder and four weapons-related offences over what Vancouver’s deputy police chief is calling an “extraordinary and rare” shootout with his officers. Doug LePard said the first shots were fired around 11 a.m. Tuesday outside a Starbucks in the city’s Yaletown area, where a man was left fighting for his life on the pavement. The mayhem was followed by a shootout between the suspect and two plain-clothes police officers who happened to be in the area to grab coffee. LePard said the suspect fled on a bike along the city’s seawall, with one of the officers commandeering a bike to follow him. Another exchange of gunfire erupted outside Science World, a popular tourist and family attraction. He said dozens of officers flooded the area and found the suspect on the seawall near Science World.

“There were several exchanges of gunfire that occurred as the suspect was approaching Science World and officers were there setting up, waiting for him,” LePard said. “It is absolutely extraordinary. I’ve been a police officer for over 33 years. I’ve never seen anything like this happen in Vancouver.” Police have not named the victim, although an employee at a local bike shop confirmed it was the owner, Paul Dragan, who LePard said is in critical but stable condition in hospital. LePard said the suspect, Gerald Battersby, was a former employee of the victim, who was shot once. He said Battersby was shot numerous times by police outside Science World and among his injuries were wounds to his arm, leg and knee. Battersby is in hospital in serious condition, and under police guard. LePard lauded several Good Samaritans, including a retired doctor, who helped the victim outside the coffee shop. “No doubt he played an important role in that victim’s survival so far,” LePard said of Dr. Cliff Chase.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for neglecting and starving his young twin daughters to the point where one of them died in hospital. The father had pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter and other charges, including aggravated assault and failing to provide the necessaries of life. The man, who cannot be named, is getting three years of credit for time already served. A court in Edmonton heard that although the father didn’t physically injure the two-year-old girls, he stood by and watched as they were beaten and deprived of food. He and his wife immigrated from Algeria in 2008 and the twins and their older brother were all born in Canada. “(He) has lost his children, his marriage and his prospect of a new life in Canada, but this was by his own hand and he must pay a steep price,” Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sheila Greckol said Wednesday. “These are crimes of inhumanity against small children.” Greckol said the man is likely to be deported once he completes his sentence. The man’s wife still faces charges, including second-degree murder, but no trial date has been set. Court heard the couple’s four-year-old boy was healthy when police arrested the parents in 2012 and the family’s fridge and kitchen were stocked with food. The surviving twin and her brother were placed in foster care after their parents were arrested and have since been adopted. Court heard the girl who survived was so emaciated she couldn’t stand up on her own. She is recovering with therapy. Greckol said the boy who witnessed what happened to his sisters has suffered serious emotional distress. The twin who did not live, known as M, weighed 13 pounds when she was found by paramedics. Her parents pursued legal action for several months to keep her on life support, but two Alberta courts agreed that the girl should be taken off machines on the evidence of doctors. Lawyers for the parents applied to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay, but a panel of justices rejected the bid. The girl died soon after. Doctors have detailed that both twins were deprived of food over a long period of time. They were covered in bruises and had old fractures that had started to heal. An autopsy showed M died of a head injury, combined with starvation. Crown prosecutor Shelley Bykewich, calling the circumstances unfathomable, had asked the judge to sentence the father to between 18 and 20 years in prison. The man’s defence lawyer described his client as a hard-working immigrant. Peter Royal asked that the judge take into account the man’s guilty plea and the fact he had no criminal record. The man wrote in a letter that Royal read at last week’s sentencing hearing that he will never forget his “big mistake.”

Don’t fret so much about deficits, invest, Dodge says FORMER BANK OF CANADA GOVERNOR HAS SOME ADVICE tures so as to gradually reduce their public debt-toGDP ratio.” The advice from one of Canada’s most respected central bankers — he headed the institution between 2001 and 2008 during one of the country’s most expansive economic periods — comes at a time when the issue of fiscal policy is front and centre in political discussion. On Monday, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver chided both Ontario and Quebec for failing to corral their deficits, tying fiscal policy in Canada’s two largest provinces to weak economic performance. The Harper government also has taken pot shots at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s less aggressive stance on deficit elimination. Trudeau has suggested the budget will return to balance through economic

OTTAWA — Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is taking issue with the notion that balancing government budgets as quickly as possible is the key to a strong economy, or that it is a wise policy at the moment. In a new paper for the Bennett Jones legal firm, where he is now a senior adviser, Dodge analyses the two-speed Canadian economy and has some advice for governments to improve competitiveness and growth. Without naming any specific governments or politicians, Dodge makes clear that he believes now is not the time to slash and burn to get to a balanced budget. Instead, the emphasis should be on taking advantage of low interest rates to invest in infrastructure to help improve Canada’s lagging productivity, which he says is holding back the economy. The aim should not be to get deficits to zero as quickly as possible, but to reduce deficits to below nominal growth in the economy so that deficits become an ever-decreasing share of gross domestic product, he says. “It is thus important to realize that in the current environment of low long-term interest rates, fiscal prudence does not require bringing the annual budget balance to zero almost immediately. Small increases in borrowing requirements to finance infrastructure investment would still lead to declines in the debt-to-GDP ratio,” he writes. “Governments should expand their investment Canadian Tire #329 • 2510 Gaetz Ave. in infrastructure while Red Deer, AB restraining growth in 403-342-2222 their operating expendi-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida-inspired militants pushed deeper into Iraq’s Sunni heartland Wednesday, swiftly conquering Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces. The advance into former insurgent strongholds that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew less than three years ago is spreading fear that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, struggling to hold onto power after indecisive elections, will be unable to stop the Islamic militants as they press closer to Baghdad. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group took control Tuesday of much of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, sending an estimated half a million people fleeing from their homes. As in Tikrit, the Sunni militants were able to move in after police and military forces melted away after relatively brief clashes. The group, which has seized wide swaths of territory, aims to create an Islamic emirate spanning both sides of the Iraq-Syria border. The capture of Mosul — along with the fall of Tikrit and the militants’ earlier seizure of the western city of Fallujah — have undone hard-fought gains against insurgents in the years following the 2003

invasion by U.S.-led forces. The White House said the security situation has deteriorated over the past 24 hours and that the United States was “deeply concerned” about ISIL’s continued aggression. There were no reliable estimates of casualties or the number of insurgents involved, though several hundred gunmen were in Tikrit and more were fighting on the outskirts, said Mizhar Fleih, the deputy head of the municipal council of nearby Samarra. An even larger number of militants likely would have been needed to secure Mosul, a much bigger city. The militants gained entry to the Turkish consulate in Mosul and held captive 48 people, including diplomats, police, consulate employees and three children, according to an official in the office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkish officials believe the hostages are safe, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment to reporters on the sensitive issue. The White House said in a statement that Vice-President Joe Biden spoke with Erdogan and called for the safe and immediate return of the Turkish personnel and family members. “The Vice-President told Prime Minister Erdogan that the United States is


Iraqi refugees from Mosul arrive at Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil, 350 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday June 11, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. prepared to support Turkey’s efforts to bring about the safe return of its citizens.” Turkish officials did not make any public comment on the seizure, but the state-run Anadolu Agency reported that Erdogan convened an emergency

Cabinet meeting. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the abductions and the seizure of Iraqi territory by the militants, urging “the international community to unite in showing solidarity with Iraq as it confronts this serious security challenge.”


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Israel carries out airstrike on Gaza Strip BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM — An Israeli aircraft struck a target in the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing one person and wounding three others, in the first deadly violence between the sides since a new Palestinian government took office last week. The late-night airstrike came hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel, the first such attack since President Mahmoud Abbas formed the new government and took charge, at least formally, of Gaza. Israel has warned it would hold the Western-backed Abbas responsible for any attacks out of the territory, even though the rival Hamas militant group maintains de facto control. Witnesses said the airstrike targeted a man on a motorcycle and also struck a nearby car. Palestinian medical officials said two of the wounded were in critical condition. They did not immediately identify the casualties. But in a statement, the Israeli military identified the target as a 33-year-old militant linked to “global jihad,” a term it uses to describe groups that are affiliated or inspired by al-Qaida. It said the man had participated in “many” rocket attacks while also working as a Hamas policeman, and described the airstrike as pre-emptive. “Our policy is clear. Kill those who rise up to kill us,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. He said he wanted to “remind” the international community that Abbas had pledged the new government would uphold previous agreements with Israel. “This means that he is responsible for dismantling Hamas and other terror groups” in Gaza, he said. Earlier, Abbas’ office condemned the rocket fire and urged Gaza militants to abide by previous ceasefire deals. Israel dismissed the condemnation as “empty rhetoric.” The threat of violence is one of the many challenges Abbas is dealing with as he tries to unite two territories after a seven-year rift. Hamas seized control of Gaza from Abbas’ forces in June 2007. Under last week’s deal, Abbas’ new 17-member Cabinet is to administer both Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Hamas has no formal role in the technocrat government, but it backs the unity government and remains the de facto power in Gaza with thousands of armed fighters. The U.S. and European Union have so far been willing to give Abbas, a strong proponent of nonviolence, a chance. The U.S. welcomed Abbas’ condemnation and suggested it wasn’t ready to hold the new unity government responsible for the attack. “We expect the Palestinian Authority will do everything in its power to prevent attacks from Gaza into Israel, but we acknowledge the reality that


A Palestinians Hamas security officer inspect the debris of a damaged car after an Israeli airstrike in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. An Israeli aircraft struck a target in the northern Gaza Strip killing one person and wounding three others, in the first deadly violence between the sides since a new Palestinian government took office last week. Hamas currently controls Gaza,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Militants in Gaza, including members of Hamas, have fired thousands of rockets at Israel over the years, though Hamas mostly observed an informal truce in recent years. The West considers Hamas a terror group because of scores of deadly attacks on Israel, though Abbas has said the new Cabinet will follow his pragmatic program. The unity government was meant to end a crippling split between Abbas and Hamas, but the road to reconciliation has been bumpy, with many issues unresolved.Salary payments for more than 40,000 government employees hired by Hamas during the past seven years are a key point of contention. Hamas wants them to be paid by the unity govern-

ment, though donor countries would likely balk at the idea of seeing aid go for salaries for members of the Hamas security forces. Hamas kept Gaza’s banks closed for the past week in an attempt to pressure Abbas to find a solution, but allowed the banks to reopen Wednesday amid rising public anger against the group. Long lines formed at cash machines as people rushed to withdraw their salaries. Tens of thousands of Abbas loyalists who worked for his Palestinian Authority in Gaza before the Hamas takeover have continued to receive salaries since 2007 on condition they not work for the Hamas administration. Hamas officials said no solution to the problem has been found and suggested the opening of the banks is temporary.


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Japan protests to China over close encounter TOKYO — Japan lodged a diplomatic protest with Beijing on Wednesday after Chinese military jets flew near Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea, an official said. Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said two Chinese SU27 fighters approached as close as 30 metres) to Japanese aircraft on Wednesday morning. He said the Chinese planes posed a danger to the Japanese aircraft and a serious incident could have occurred. He said the Japanese planes were on a regular surveillance mission in international airspace, and that Japan would continue to defend its territory.

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When we flick a light switch, turn on a TV or start up a computer, we expect the lights to come on and machines to get the electricity they need to function. We expect that to happen every time. And it seems fair to say we have come to take it all for granted. We’ve all experienced how our lives change during an extended outage.


Many of the things that are part of our every day lives suddenly don’t work: refrigeration and washing machines; security systems, smart phones, computers and home entertainment devices; medical technology and classrooms; bank machines, businesses and stores. They all depend on the power being there reliably and in plentiful supply.

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In most cities, according to Statistics Canada, electricity costs a dollar or two more a day than a cell phone, land line, natural gas for heat, water and sewer charges or internet fees. It is many dollars less than the daily cost of shelter and food—two other indispensable necessities. As a share of major daily household expenses, electricity in Canada aver-ages out to less than two per cent, or two cents of every dollar spent. It is probably worth considering what else the members of a household buy and seeing how the value of those things stacks up to the value of electricity.

There are changes to the electricity system all across Canada these days. Grids everywhere are being upgraded to ensure reliability and increase capacity. New and cleaner sources of power are coming on line. There is a lot going on and some concern expressed, as Canada’s electricity regulators and companies are coming to terms with securing power for the future. In large part, the concern is about the cost of all this and its impact on prices. How much we each spend depends on our personal circumstance, but the average bill for a typical home is in the range of $2 to $9 per day, with the national average coming in at under $4*.

In Canada, electricity is generated by turbines driven by rushing water, steam generated from burning coal, burning gas or nuclear fission. In Alberta, it is primarily through coal and gas although we are also generating electricity from new sources like wind and solar energy. The source of generation is often far away from where it’s used, and the electricity is carried over thousands of kilometres of transmission lines, big and small. Those lines are supported by thousands of towers, relay stations, transformers, and utility poles, many of them in remote areas. Then it is distributed to individual homes, buildings and businesses throughout every province, all of which are metered to gauge usage.

These are Canadian figures. In many other parts of the world electricity can be far more expensive.


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The control rooms of electricity operators are complex and require a substantial degree of precision to control the flow of power. Someone has to determine how much power to generate and distribute at just the right time. Operating and maintaining all of this requires thousands of skilled people.

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Lundqvist keeps Rangers’ hopes alive BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Rangers 2 Kings 1 NEW YORK — Even the King at his best needed some help to keep the Kings from lifting the Stanley Cup at Madison Square Garden. Henrik Lundqvist got that in the form of season-saving plays by Anton Stralman and Derek Stepan on the goal-line and did the rest himself, willing the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the Cup final Wednesday night to stave off elimination and forced a Game 5 back in Los Angeles. “When you play this game, you have to battle, but then you have to rely on your teammates,” Lundqvist said. “Sometimes you have to rely on some luck. Tonight we had it a couple times.” Lundqvist finished with 40 saves on 41 shots to extend his streak of home elimination-game wins to eight. Along the way he kept the Kings at bay with the kind of performance that his teammates have come to expect. “It was pretty self-explanatory out there,” defenceman Dan Girardi said. “He was the King tonight for us, making huge saves when he had to.” The most memorable saves, though, came from Stralman in the first period and Stepan with just over a minute left in the third. Midway through the first period with the Rangers up 1-0 on a deflection goal by Benoit Pouliot, Kings defenceman Alec Martinez thought he had scored. Instead, Stralman batted the puck off the goal-line after first lifting Jeff Carter’s stick out of the way. “I just saw the puck and all I tried to do basically was get the stick out, and obviously the puck as well,” Stralman said. “It’s one of those things, you need a little luck to kind of succeed with.” Luck, some quick reflexes and enough wherewithal not to knock the puck in while trying to avoid what could’ve been a disastrous goal against for the Rangers. “A lot of times you start panicking and you end up whacking it in your own net, and we did a good job of being calm when it was sitting there, and getting it back underneath Hank for a whistle,” Rangers defenceman Marc Staal said. “If they get that one, they have that momentum, and we were able to make a stand long enough that they didn’t.” The one-goal lead that stood up thanks to Stralman became two, New York’s fifth of that kind in this Cup final, when Martin St. Louis scored 6:27 into the second. A bad bounce in a series full of them for the Rangers led to Kings captain Dustin Brown scoring just two minutes 19 seconds later. The knob of Girardi’s stick appeared to break, springing Brown for the breakaway goal at 8:46.


New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter in the second period during Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, in New York. felt like a miracle on 33rd Street. “It’s probably the product of moving a lot,” said Lundqvist, who made 15 third-period saves while New York managed just one shot. “I stay deep in the net, so there’s a lot of snow there.” Lundqvist was yelling at Wes McCauley to blow his whistle, but the referee who’s considered one of, if not the best, in the NHL had perfect positioning and saw the puck the entire time. “Then I realized it was behind me for a couple seconds,” Lundqvist said. “I actually apologized. But he was cool about it.” Stepan was even cooler under that pressure. Knowing full well he couldn’t cover the puck with his hand, lest a penalty shot be awarded, the Rangers centre used his glove to sweep it under Lundqvist just as Stralman did earlier with his stick. “Those are the big plays we need at certain moments to keep the momentum or shift the momentum,” Stepan said. “Obviously, I just don’t want it to go in the net. I was just trying to do whatever I can to stop it.” Stepan used the word of the night to describe that play: lucky. Drew Dough-

ty probably had a different reaction when he looked up to the video screen to see what happened. “There were two like that tonight,” Doughty said. “That was the difference in the game.” For days the Rangers expressed confidence in their own play at the same time as they lamented not getting breaks in this series. Bounces cost them in overtime in Los Angeles and even in the 3-0 loss in Game 3. This time it was Pearson saying that the Kings were “that close. If we put those in or tap those in, it’s a whole different hockey game.” Instead, it was the Rangers’ eighth straight victory when facing elimination at home. And it was the kind of win that had Vigneault hoping it was just the start of more. “We got a few bounces,” Vigneault said. “You need those. Maybe the luck is changing a little bit.” But this wasn’t just luck. It was Lundqvist. The 32-year-old entered the night with a 0.98 goals-against average and .967 save percentage in the previous seven elimination possibilities at the Garden.

Thurber hands out top athletic awards to Rehn, Smale and Lalor

CFL players to vote on new labour deal this week

BY JOSH ALDRICH ADVOCATE STAFF Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School honoured their top two graduating Raiders with athlete of the year honours but also managed a strong nod to their future at the athletic department’s awards banquet on Wednesday night. Boys’ volleyball star Tanner Rehn was named male athlete of the year while Kelsie Smale and Kelsey Lalor were named co-female athletes of the year. For Smale, the award was the culmination of a decorated four-year career at the school. “It’s such a great honour, I’ve been playing sports here for such a long time and dedicated to so many sports,” she said. “I trained super hard in all my disciplines and coming out with this award is just the cherry on top.” Smale, 18, also took home the most improved award for the girls basketball program. She was a busy athlete at LTCHS also competing on the volleyball, handball, rugby, tennis and track and field teams. She is now off to Red Deer College, entering their bachelor of science and human ecology program and may be trying out for their basketball team. Lessons she learned as a Raider will help her throughout her life. “I learned that if I believed in myself, anything is possible,” she said. Athletic director Darren Kochan said she has meant a lot to Raiders’ sports during her years at the school. “Individually, each sport she’s represented us in, she’s regarded very highly with her coaches and she embodies what a Raiders is — very polite, hard working, not pretentious, she’s just a strong athlete,” he said. Lalor represents the future at the school. Last year she was named the Grade 9 female athlete of the year, but she did not take long to adapt to the senior teams at the school. She was named the MVP of the track team with her

After the Rangers blew two-goal leads in each of Games 1 and 2, Lundqvist couldn’t help but think, “Here we go again.” From that point on, the Rangers just tried to hang on. They were outshot 27-6 from the point St. Louis scored to make it 2-0 until the clock hit zeros at the end of the third. “You’re trying to tell your players not to play on their heels, keep managing the puck, let’s make plays,” relieved coach Alain Vigneault said. “They came at us real hard. Fortunately we were able to stand tall, bend not break. When we did bend a little bit more, our goaltender made some big saves.” Then Stepan saved the hockey season with 1:11 left in the third. Again Martinez put the puck on net for a scoring chance that probably should have gone in, and after Tanner Pearson deflected it under Lundqvist it rolled slowly through the crease until it stopped centimetres from the line. It was the snow that stopped the puck there. And while Vigneault joked, “Thank God for soft ice now and then,” Lundqvist had an explanation for what

gold medal in junior girls javelin, silver in discus and gold in 4x100-metre relay at provincials, co-MVP of the basketball team and most improved on the volleyball team. She also helped the cross-country team to their first zone title in 25 years and is a promising member of the tennis team. She is just 16 years old. “There’s so many great athletes here and it’s just an hon- Tanner Rehn our to be recognized,” said Lalor. She adds she’s had some pretty good mentors in the veterans on the teams, especially the graduating players like Smale. “I learned so much from them, like how hard you have to work in practice to improve and to be a top competitor,” she said. Kelsey Lalor “You have to be a leader for your teammates and bring everybody up with you.” Kochan says the department uses a mathematical process to figure out the top athletes and then had a long meeting between all of the coaches to figure out who should win athlete of the Kelsie Smale year. He says there was little separating Lalor and Smale, despite the age and experience difference. “Every sport she plays (Lalor’s) dominant at,” he said. “She’s an allround great athlete.” Rehn, 18, may not have had as busy of a sports calender as some of the other nominees, but few were as dominant as he was in his two, arguably one of the best in the province in both vol-

leyball and basketball. At LTCHS, there was none better in those sports as the six-foot-seven, 205-pounder was named MVP on both teams. “Just being nominated was a thriller, it’s just crazy to be the recipient,” he said of being named athlete of the year. Kochan said he was a man amongst boys at six-foot-five when he started at the school in Grade 9, and he managed to dominate every year there. “He’s the type of kid that wants the ball in his hands, he wants to make a difference and he wants to dominate his opponent, that’s what he brought to Raiders athletics and we’re truly going to miss him here,” he said. Rehn will get the opportunity show he can dominate on a national level next year when he joins the RDC Kings volleyball team as a left side power. The Kings are coming off a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Championship and are perennial powers in the sport, attracting some of the best players in the country to the program. Just getting on to the floor could be a bigger challenge than some of the guys he will play against. “It means I’ve got my work cut out for me, but I’m ready to take the next step with RDC,” he said. Chris Graham and Nikki Thomas were honoured as the Lindsay Thurber Grade 9 male and female athletes of the year, while Cody Domoney and Aly Andersen were announced as cowinners of the Curtis McKee Award. Lindsay Thurber athletic awards winners: Golf — Most improved (MI): Saah Thomas; Raider Award (RA): Tanner Shapka; MVP: Melvin Ang. Grade 9 cross country, female —MI: Shelby Bickley; RA: Tanis Wiancko; MVP: Morgan de Boon. Grade 9 cross country, male —MI: Xavier Rose; RA: Wade Brown; MVP: Kurtis Willougby. Senior cross country, female — MI: Shaelyn Moltzahn; RA: Anne-Marie Peturson; MVP: Rachelle Doyon.

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Greg Meachem, Sports Editor, 403-314-4363 E-mail


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The CFL and its players will conduct their ratification votes on a new labour deal later this week. Independent league sources requesting anonymity say the players will vote Thursday while the CFL’s board of governors will do so Friday. The CFL and CFL Players’ Association agreed to a five-year contract Saturday. However, many players have spoken out against the new deal which calls for a $5-million salary cap, well below the CFLPA’s opening demand of $6.24 million. The CFL also got a major concession from the union on the gross revenue formula that would trigger the renegotiation of the cap or entire collective agreement. The players, who initially wanted the CBA to include revenue sharing, had called for the cap or entire agreement to be renegotiated if league revenues increased by more than $18 million — excluding the Grey Cup — in the third year of the deal. The CFL wanted that figure to be $27 million and the union ultimately agreed. The union did get elimination of the option year on CFL contracts, excluding rookies. Also, the players’ practice day for the most part remains at 4.5 hours daily but can be increased to a maximum of six hours, and teams will hold just one padded practice a week during the season. A majority of players — 50 per cent plus one — on six of the nine CFL teams must support the deal for it to be accepted. If it’s rejected, that doesn’t necessarily mean the players will go on strike. All clubs have held strike votes with most players reportedly in favour of going out. TSN reports if the deal is turned down the CFLPA will notify the CFL and try kick-starting contract talks.


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Twins top Jays to take series BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Twins 7 Blue Jays 2 TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays want to put a couple of series losses behind them as they head out for a 10-game road trip that should give them a good idea of whether they’re actually ready to be a contender in the American League East. Toronto dropped a 7-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon, with only a pair of late runs preventing a second straight shutout loss. Josh Willingham belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Kendrys Morales hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh as the Twins took the rubber game of the threegame series. Twins starter Phil Hughes (7-2) struck out nine and allowed seven hits over seven shutout innings. With the loss, Toronto’s lead atop the division standings fell to five games over Baltimore and New York. The Orioles were home to Boston on Wednesday night while the Yankees were in Seattle. The Blue Jays will play Baltimore and New York next week before closing out their trip against the Cincinnati Reds. “We’ll see how good we are,” said Toronto manager John Gibbons. “We’re playing a couple good teams in our division. We’ve got a small little lead on them but they’re right there. So we need to play good baseball on this road trip, especially the way the last four or five games have gone. “For our psyche more than anything else we need to re-


Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind, right, is late with the tag on Minnesota Twins centre fielder Danny Santana, left, as first base umpire Eric Guccione, centre, watches on during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday. group and put a couple good ball games together.” Toronto (39-28) has been giving up early leads of late, with the opposition scoring first for the seventh straight time Wednesday. Danny Santana opened the game with a single off Marcus Stroman (3-1), who was making his third career start. The leadoff man scored when Willingham turned on a 1-2 pitch and put it into the second deck. “It was just a bad pitch,”

Stroman said. “It was probably the worst pitch of the outing. It was just one of those that was supposed to be buried but it just kind of hung up there. I tried to do too much with it.” The Blue Jays starter allowed three earned runs and nine hits while striking out four. Triple-A callup Bobby Korecky replaced him in the seventh and loaded the bases before Morales cleared them with a three-run double. Toronto avoided the embarrassment of a fourth shutout

Heat learning lessons from Game 3 before focusing on Game 4 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session. “Let him make his point, whether he’s right or wrong, and you live with it and move on,” James said. Especially when the coach has as much to show his players as Erik Spoelstra did to James and the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Miami’s defence didn’t offer much resistance early in Game 3 of the NBA Finals; the San Antonio Spurs played like they were on the court by themselves. San Antonio made 19 of its first 21 shots and shot a finals-record 75.8 per cent in the first half of a 111-92 victory. Just like last year, Game 3 was a blowout that left the Heat facing a 2-1 deficit. Miami came back to win the series, so nobody was overreacting to what happened Tuesday, especially since the Spurs themselves don’t expect to shoot that way again. But the Heat have things to clean up before Game 4 on Thursday, or they risk going back to San Antonio facing the end of their title reign. “You’re always on edge in the post-season, but I don’t want to be concerned at this point,” James said. “For us, we have to make the adjustments.” The Spurs had the same lead last year after a 113-77 victory in Game 3, a start-tofinish beating that was even

NBA FINALS more thorough than Tuesday’s win. So they were taking no satisfaction in their position, and certainly not comparing it. “I don’t think about last year at all at this point,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I don’t think about last year Game 3, Game 4, at all. This is a different animal and I’m just concerned about the game tomorrow night.” The bigger concerns belong to the Heat, whose defence was also sliced up by the Spurs in the fourth quarter of Game 1. So Spoelstra gathered his team to look at the painful tape of Tuesday’s performance, which featured among its problems: ● Chris Bosh getting only four shot attempts after scoring 18 points in Games 1 and 2. ● James trying to do too much to rally the Heat and ending up with seven of their 20 turnovers. ● Mario Chalmers missing all five shots and falling to 3 for 12 in the finals. “We did not play a good basketball game,” Spoelstra said. “All of us have owned that. It doesn’t matter ultimately how many you lose by or what the game is like. You have to learn from it, move on.” Spoelstra said watching themselves get clobbered on tape was “painful” and “frustrating,” but necessary. He wouldn’t reveal what he told his players, but whatever it was, James wouldn’t have argued. That’s a lesson he said he learned “quite a few years ago, when you realize that it wouldn’t change anything.”

“You know, the coach is always right,” James added. “It’s like a teacher. They’re always right, and that’s fine. That’s fair. They make the rules and we’ve got to live by them.” Spoelstra’s process suits the Heat, who have won 13 straight post-season games following a loss. They followed last year’s Game 3 no-show with a rout of their own to swing the series back in their favour, and are confident they can make corrections before Thursday. But the Spurs, who didn’t think they played that well in the first two games, have shown that not even the respected Miami defence can stop them when they execute the way they did Tuesday. “We finally put a game together for not the full 48, but for as long as we could, where we did exactly what we planned to do and executed in that respect,” Tim Duncan said, “and that’s what we’re going to need again.” No team has overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, and a victory Thursday would guarantee the Spurs two chances to win the series on their home floor, starting with Game 5 on Sunday. Dwyane Wade said the Heat aren’t thinking that far ahead. “We’re an in-the-moment team,” he said. “And right now in the moment is the day after a loss, getting better mentally, physically and then coming into tomorrow and playing the game of basketball here on our home floor and trying to win Game 4. That is all we focus on.”

loss in five games by scratching out a pair of runs in the eighth. Casey Fien got the last four outs for his first save of the season. “There’s no doubt we’ve cooled off with the bats,” Gibbons said. “But that can turn in one day, that can turn overnight. But I do think it’s going to be good to get out on the road. “We’ve been at home a long time. A little change of pace, a little change of scenery might do us some good.”

The Blue Jays led several offensive categories last month and, despite the recent cold stretch, have won 16 of their last 22 games and 21 of 29. “The bats are going to come around,” Stroman said. “All the guys in the clubhouse are pretty positive about it. I have 100 per cent confidence in every single guy in that lineup that the guys are going to start doing what they were doing at the beginning of the year. It’s close.” The Twins, meanwhile, moved two games under the .500 mark with the win. Minnesota (31-33) outhit Toronto 16-10 while Hughes picked up his ninth quality start of the season. “Super job by him of changing speeds, moving the ball in and out,” said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. “He used his breaking ball a lot better today.” Hughes did well to get out of a jam in the sixth inning after Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an infield single. Reyes moved to third base on a Melky Cabrera single to put runners on the corners with nobody out. Oswaldo Arcia made a nice sliding catch in foul territory on a Jose Bautista flyout and Hughes struck out Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind to escape. “I felt like I kind of found myself in the third or fourth inning and was able to ride that through,” Hughes said. The Blue Jays fell to 20-17 at home this season. They have been much stronger away from Rogers Centre this year and at 19-11, have the fewest road losses in the major leagues.

Coach’s challenge system, video review dominate NHL general managers meeting GOALTENDER INTERFERENCE STILL NOT PART OF ANY CHANGES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK — NHL general managers made some progress toward implementing a coach’s challenge system, but could not finalize plans to do so at their annual Stanley Cup final meeting. At this point the issue is trying to define what cases would be subject to challenges and how the process would work. Because of that, GMs sounded optimistic something would be agreed on, but there was no certainty about whether it would start next season or in 2015-16. “It would be related to a coach’s challenge and so instead of jumping right into it, maybe everybody understands when the coaches are going to challenge,” Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins said. “So maybe just try it internally for a year. These are real tough changes so you want to get it right.” Coach’s challenges and the possibility of expanded video review dominated Wednesday’s meeting several blocks from Madison Square Garden on the day of Game 4 of the Cup final. One thing that seemed clear was that goaltender interference would not be part of any such changes because there’s so much room for interpretation.

“I think Commissioner (Gary) Bettman says it best: You want certainty, you want black-and-white where we can say, ’This is it’ and, ’This is not it,”’ Don Maloney of the Phoenix Coyotes said. “Goals going over the line, that’s certainty, black-and-white. When you start talking about goalie interference for example, now you start talking about judgment calls. ... That’s when it gets grey.” What coaches might be able to challenge includes goals scored on plays that should’ve been offside, the puck hitting the protective netting, the wrong player getting penalized and the puck going over the glass for a penalty. Rutherford stressed that coach’s challenges won’t be there next season, while Maloney said he wasn’t quite sure if it was too late for that possibility. That just added to the lack of clarity out of Wednesday’s meeting. Discussions also centred on cracking down on embellishment, and changing the draft lottery for 2015-16 and beyond to be more like the NBA’s that allows the first three picks to be attainable. Any draftlottery changes would not go into effect until 2016, leaving the much-anticipated Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel 2015 event subject to the same system there is now.

Didn’t take long for Chad Johnson to make presence felt in CFL CALLS OUT ROUGHRIDERS SAFETY BRACKENRIDGE ON TWITTER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Getting called out by former NFL star receiver Chad Johnson was a welcome break from the monotony of training camp for Tyron Brackenridge. Johnson, now with the Montreal Alouettes, took aim at the Saskatchewan Roughriders safety Tuesday on Twitter. Brackenridge was still chuckling about it Wednesday. “Was it entertaining?” Brackenridge asked with a laugh during a telephone interview. “I had fun with it. “When you’re dealing with the pressure of training camp,

these two-a-days and meetings, it’s good to have a little laugh here and there. He felt like I was the one he wanted to call out, I just entertained his antics.” It began innocently enough on Twitter when a fan asked Johnson, a popular social media figure with 3.6 million followers, which team was he most looking forward to facing this season. “41 from the Rough Riders,” Johnson tweeted, referencing Brackenridge. After Brackenridge said, “Can’t wait!” Johnson turned up the heat, tweeting: “I will run through you or around you, whichever you prefer.”

Brackenridge responded: “your cfl career will be short messing with me! You better ask your teammates or better yet find out for yourself.” Johnson countered: “They speak highly of you but you’ll be dealt with.” Added Brackenridge, “they speak highly of me for a reason. It’s a thin line between tough & stupid. If your not looking for 41 you’ll regret it..” The colourful Johnson, in his first CFL season following a two-year hiatus from football, certainly didn’t select a shrinking violet. The six-foot, 190-pound Brackenridge was a league allstar last year and voted the

CFL’s hardest hitter by his peers. Johnson referenced that when a fan asked who Brackenridge was. “The person who’ll force me to keep my head on a swivel August 16,” Johnson tweeted. Johnson ended the lively banter asking his supporters to follow Brackenridge. “I need at least 2 million of you to follow the homie (at) Tbrack41 please,” Johnson tweeted. Brackenridge, 29, who has over 7,000 Twitter followers, said Johnson’s comments were unsolicited although the two have a history. They’ve faced each other in the NFL and worked out together during

the off-season with the same trainer. “We don’t really know each other personally, like buddy buddy,” Brackenridge said. “But at the end of the day, things like this make it fun to play the game and look forward to . . . it’s all fun and games.” That is until June 29, when Saskatchewan opens its season hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a Grey Cup rematch. Brackenridge hasn’t circled Aug. 16 on his calendar — when Montreal visits Regina — because as defending champions the Riders are expecting the best from every opponent this season.

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No Canada, no problem DESPITE LACK OF PRESENCE, CANADIANS STILL GEARING UP FOR WORLD CUP owns with his uncle Paul, is a popular destination for World Cup fans. Inside, there are framed newspaper photos of TORONTO — Zam Zam Saleh likes a jam-packed College Street during the to mess with his customers, and when 2006 World Cup, when Italy defeated they’re as passionate as the soccer fans France in a penalty shootout to win. In he meets by the hundreds every day, the photos, the Cafe Diplomatico provides the backdrop for the jubilant sea it’s pretty easy to do. “Fanatics. . . Sometimes when some- of Italian soccer fans. “It was absolutely crazy,” Masone asks for an Italian flag, I’ll reach for a Portuguese one instead,” Saleh trangelo says. “We had a full house, and we had College and Clinton Streets says with a devilish laugh. Zam Zam and his brother Hussein, (the corner on which the restaurant is who were born and raised in Iraq, situated) closed within seconds. The have set up their soccer souvenir stand masses. . . people standing on chairs, at the corner of Dufferin Street and tables. It was crazy.” He says they see about a 30 per cent Davenport Road in Toronto for every major international tournament for increase in business during the World Cup. almost 20 years. “The better the team does, say if we The big bright flags flap in the wind, and lick at the cars driving by. It’s one- have Italian fans or Portuguese fans, I stop shopping for soccer fans. There guess they tend to spend more, they’ll are balls and car flags and full nation- be celebrating more, they’ll be drinkal team kits. Thirty-five dollars will get ing more, eating more. It all depends you a car hood cover in your country’s right?” he says. He’s just finished installing an flag. Canada, of course, isn’t in the 2014 80-inch TV, and he will have installed FIFA World Cup which kicks off Thurs- eight 40-inch TVs on the patio by day in Brazil. Canada has made just Thursday. The restaurant will extend one World Cup appearance, in 1986 in its patio for opening weekend, making for an additional 250 seats. They’ll Mexico City. throw a street party But that hasn’t for the World Cup stopped Canadian ‘I REMEMBER SITTING final. Fans can soccer fans from DOWN WITH OUR watch the game on gearing up for the a video wall 12 feet sport’s biggest parFAMILY, AND ALL THE wide and 10 feet ty, which runs for five weeks culmi- NEIGHBOURS, ALL SITTING high. And the party nating in the final TOGETHER AROUND will go on whether on July 13 — espeA 13-INCH TV. WE Italy is in the final cially in Toronto, or not. one of the world’s WOULD SIT TOGETHER, “Our name is most multicultural ALL CROWDED. BUT IT Diplomatico, and cities. Statistics our slogan for WASN’T ABOUT BEING Canada reported in World Cup, we’re 2011 that 48.6 per COMFORTABLE, IT WAS branded as ’Soccer cent of Toronto resABOUT ENJOYING THE Headquarters’ and idents are foreignit’s ’where nations born. GAME WITH A PASSION, unite,”’ MastrangeIraq also isn’t the AND WITH FOOD AND lo says. “We have World Cup, so Zam tons of Spanish, Zam Saleh cheers DRINKS, AND JUST Mexican, Brazilian, “mostly for PortuBEING TOGETHER AND German, English, gal, because of the French fans that neighbourhood (in CELEBRATING AND come down to watch which he lives and CHANTING FOR YOUR all the games. And works).” even non-soccer The World Cup TEAM..’ fans get into the kicks off today in — MAYRA DUBON World Cup because Brazil, and busiWINNIPEG RESTAURANT OWNER it’s such a big deal, ness is booming. especially for ToHussein, who runs ronto. the outdoor soccer “College Street, the history, all the shop, is getting as many as 700 customers a day and barely has time to pause ethnic groups that live on this street. . and talk between restocking the car . We’re surrounded by all kinds ethnic groups, Little Portugal, Little Korea, flags. Zam Zam runs their second store, Chinatown is down the street, so it is inside the nearby Galleria Shopping truly the hub of multiculturalism.” World Cup excitement stretches Centre, and by lunchtime on a weekwell beyond Toronto’s borders. Mulday, he’s already seen 140 customers. Their top-sellers: anything Portugal tifest, Nova Scotia’s Multicultural or Italy. Latin American team souve- festival, will include a FIFA World Cup beer tent in Halifax. In Calgary, nirs are also popular. A short drive south, at Cafe Diplo- Jamesons’ Irish Pub will feature daily matico on College Street, Rocco Mas- FIFA breakfast specials and a 32-man trangelo is dabbing at his glistening foosball tournament (for the 32 World brow, sweaty from installing several Cup countries). At The Ship & Anchor nearby, they’ve stocked up on ingredinew large TVs. The Diplomatico, which has been ents Brazilian drinks such as Cachaca in Mastrangelo’s family for 46 years and the Caipirinha. In Winnipeg, Mayra and Marvin Duand is known to locals as simply “The Dip,” is smackdab in the middle of bon are hoping for a house-party atmoLittle Italy, where even the lush flower sphere at their restaurant JC’s Tacos baskets that hang from the street lights and More. “This goes back to when I was a are coloured red, white and green. The restaurant, which Rocco co- little girl, growing up (in Monterrey, BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


A pet rooster named Paquita Fred stands next to a replica of the World Cup trophy in front of Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday. The 11-year-old rooster wearing a cape with the colors of the Brazilian national soccer team and a medallion of the local Fluminense soccer club gets his name from Fred, the Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Fluminense and is now one of the members of the national soccer team. The World Cup soccer tournament starts today. Mexico),” Mayra says. “I remember sitting down with our family, and all the neighbours, all sitting together around a 13-inch TV. We would sit together, all crowded. But it wasn’t about being comfortable, it was about enjoying the game with a passion, and with food and drinks, and just being together and celebrating and chanting for your team. “It will be awesome if we can recreate those times, those memories.” Marvin, whose native country El Salvador isn’t playing in the World Cup, will cheer for Mexico, along with the other Latin American entries. “I’m a very big fan of soccer, I love the sport because of the finesse of the game,” he says. “I cheer for Mexico . . . but also Colombia, Equador, Chile, Costa Rica, United States, Brazil, Argentina, so all these things make me very, very happy to do this, to be part of the game. Because in one way or another, we’re related, we’re related with that sense of soccer. I love soccer, I love the game, I find it so passionate, it gets in your blood, it’s hard to explain it.” Back in downtown Toronto, Jamieson Kerr is taking some 40 inquiries a day about England’s opening game Saturday night against Italy. The owner of The Queen and Beaver Public House is telling fans to be there at least three to four hours before kickoff to get a seat. “We will be extremely busy, obviously the England games are the busiest days of the week for us, and it will

be almost tough to get in here because people will be camping out to get in here,” said Kerr, who was born in Canada, but grew up in Essex, northeast of London. “As far as the other games go, some of the top teams — Spain, Holland, we’ll be packed, Germany, Portugal — for the first round. And then for the quarter-finals, we’ll be packed every day. Very very busy.” Kerr opened the English-style pub in 2009. There’s an autographed and framed Ryan Giggs Manchester United jersey hanging on the upstairs wall. The special on the menu on this night is pork pie and pickles. While it was jam-packed for the men’s hockey final during the last two winter Olympics, and when the Toronto Maple Leafs were in the playoffs last season, soccer is Kerr’s game. He’s hedging his bets about England. “I hate to say it, I’m not massively confident, but having said that, they could surprise. They have a lot less pressure this year. I think if they get through the group, they’ll surprise people, but it will be tough,” Kerr says. “England-Uruguay is the (key) game. Italy, I think we’ve got a chance to draw Italy, I don’t know if we’ll beat them. But I think it hinges on EnglandUruguay. Depends on how fit (Uruguay striker Luis) Suarez is. “I think we can get through, I think it’s 50-50, I think anybody English feels that way.”

U.S. Open looking rather British BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PINEHURST, N.C. — The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question. Just which Open is this? The fairways are as much brown as they are green, mainly along the edges. They are running so fast that some players are hitting iron off the tee on par 4s that measure more than 500 yards. The sandy areas along the fairway appear to be dunes. It all makes this look more like a British Open. The U.S. Open is notorious for tight fairways and thick rough. Pinehurst has plenty of room off the tee and — get this — no rough. Bill Coore, who along with Ben Crenshaw was in charge of the restoration project at this Donald Ross masterpiece, can only imagine the conversations. “What’s all this brown about? What’s all this sand? What’s all this native grass about?” Coore said. “People could look at this on television and go, ’Oh my God, Pinehurst quit maintaining the course.”’ What hasn’t changed is the U.S.

Open reputation as the toughest test in golf. No one expects anything less. Jonas Blixt dropped by Pinehurst No. 2 a month ago because he had never seen the course. After finishing his round, he was walking down the steps toward the locker room when he ran into a familiar face. “Over par wins,” Blixt said, and he kept right on walking. Weather usually dictates scoring in the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy shattered records at rain-softened Congressional three years ago at 16-under 268 to win by eight. He is a U.S. Open champion who still feels as though he has something to prove in golf’s second-oldest championship. “I haven’t won a tournament whenever it’s been like this,” he said of the hot, crispy conditions. “That’s why I’m relishing the challenge. It’s conditions that I haven’t won in before and I’d love to be able to prove to myself, prove to other people, that I can win in different conditions. It’s a great opportunity to do that this week.” Thunderstorms are likely to pop up in the heat of the afternoon. Even so, Pinehurst already has proven to be a beast under any circumstances. In the previous two U.S. Opens here, only Payne Stewart finished under par at 1-under 279 in 1999.

Michael Campbell won at even par in 2005. USGA executive director Mike Davis has been beaming all week, mostly at the tinge of brown across what used to be emerald Pinehurst. “We are really ready right now,” Davis said Wednesday. “This is exactly where you want it. You’re not always lucky to get it this way going into every National Open Championship. But we’ve got it this year.” The perception is the U.S. Open wants a winning score at about even par. Davis swears that isn’t the case. Earlier in the week, he said the USGA could set up the golf course so that 15-over par would be the winning score. “You could make these things unplayable,” he said. “We don’t want to do that.” Still, he left little doubt that something around par would go a long way. The last two U.S. Open champions finished at 1-over par — Webb Simpson at Olympic Club, Justin Rose at Merion. The last time three straight U.S. Opens had a winning score over par was from 1957-59. “What the winning score is? I’m not a good guesser at that, partly because I never know what the weather is going to give us,” he said. “But I will tell you, if we don’t get any rain from here on

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out, this is going to be a tough test.” For all the talk about brown, the character of Pinehurst No. 2 always has been the greens. They often are described as turtle backs or inverted saucers. Masters champion Bubba Watson offered a different description. “It’s going to be tough for me just because the greens are so unfriendly, I guess is the best way to say it,” Watson said. Unfriendly meaning unfair? “No, they’re going to be fair to somebody,” he said. “The top 10 this week are going to be happy with them. The guy winding up holding the trophy is going to be happy.” The course measures 7,562 yards, extremely long for a par 70. There are six holes over 500 yards, and only two of them par 5s. Davis, however, said the course will never play as long as the scorecard because of tees moving forward over the next four days. “It is unusual,” McIlroy said. “You think of a U.S. Open and you think of tight fairways, you think of thick rough. You used to miss the green in a U.S. Open by 3 or 4 yards and you’re having to hack out of cabbage. But now ... you’ve got so many different ways to play. You’re going to have to be imaginative.”






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Local Sports No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Los Angeles 11 15 15 — 41 NY Rangers 7 11 1 — 19 Goal — Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (L, 15-10-0); NY Rangers: Lundqvist (W, 13-10-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 0-2; NY Rangers: 0-3.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals Los Angeles (3) vs. N.Y. Rangers (2) (Los Angeles leads series 3-1) Wednesday, June 4 Los Angeles 3 NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday, June 7 Los Angeles 5 NY Rangers 4, 2OT Monday, June 9 Los Angeles 3 NY Rangers 0 Wednesday, June 11 Los Angeles 1, NY Rangers 2 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. Wednesday’s summary Rangers 2, Kings 1 First Period 1. NY Rangers, Pouliot 5 (Moore, Brassard) 7:25. Penalties — Mitchell LA (high-sticking) 5:23, Zuccarello NYR (delay of game) 11:39. Second Period 2. NY Rangers, St. Louis 8 (Kreider, Stepan) 6:27. 3. Los Angeles, Brown 6 (unassisted) 8:46. Penalties — Mitchell LA (hooking) 2:14, Doughty LA (roughing) 4:07, Pouliot NYR (roughing) 4:07, Toffoli LA (slashing) 6:44, Moore NYR (crosschecking) 15:32. Third Period

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Scoring Leaders G A Pts Anze Kopitar, LA 5 21 26 Jeff Carter, LA 10 14 24 Justin Williams, LA 8 16 24 Marian Gaborik, LA 13 8 21 Patrick Kane, Chi 8 12 20 Jonathan Toews, Chi 9 8 17 Drew Doughty, LA 5 12 17 Brandon Saad, Chi 6 10 16 Ryan McDonagh, NYR 4 12 16 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana 4 11 15 Brent Seabrook, Chi 3 12 15 Martin St. Louis, NYR 7 7 14 Evgeni Malkin, Pgh 6 8 14 Derek Stepan, NYR 5 9 14 P.K. Subban, Mtl 5 9 14 Zach Parise, Minn 4 10 14 Marian Hossa, Chi 2 12 14 Tyler Toffoli, LA 7 6 13 Mats Zuccarello, NYR 5 8 13 Dustin Brown, LA 5 8 13 Lars Eller, Mtl 5 8 13 NHL Stanley Cup Champions since Expansion

from “Original Six” teams Only 17 teams have won the Stanley Cup since 1967-68, the season in which the league expanded from the “Original Six” clubs (with total championships won, team and first year of play in parentheses; all titles won as current incarnation): 10 — a-Montreal Canadiens (1917-18) 5 — b-Edmonton Oilers (1979-80) 4 — a-Detroit Red Wings (1932-33) 4 — N.Y. Islanders (1972-73) 3 — a-Boston Bruins (1924-25) 3 — c-New Jersey Devils (1982-83) 3 — Pittsburgh Penguins (1967-68) 2 — a-Chicago Blackshawks (1926-27) 2 — d-Colorado Avalanche (1995-96) 2 — Philadelphia Flyers (1967-68) 1 — Anaheim Ducks (1993-94) 1 — e-Calgary Flames (1980-81) 1 — f-Carolina Hurricanes (1997-98) 1 — g-Dallas Stars (1993-94) 1 — Los Angeles Kings (1967-68) 1 — a-N.Y. Rangers (1926-27) 1 — Tampa Bay Lightning (1992-93) Notes: a-member of “Original Six”; b-entered league in 1979 following demise of the World Hockey Association; c-originally Kansas City Scouts (1974-75 through ’75-76) & Colorado Rockies (’7677 through ’81-82) before moving to New Jersey for ’82-83 season; d-originally Quebec Nordiques (from WHA, 1979; moving to Colorado for ’95-96 season); e-originally Atlanta Flames (1972 expansion; moved to Calgary for ’80-81); f-originally Hartford Whalers (from WHA, 1979; moved to Carolina for ’97-98 season; g-originally Minnesota North Stars (1967; moved to Dallas, ’93-94).

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Toronto Baltimore New York Boston Tampa Bay

American League East Division W L Pct 39 28 .582 33 31 .516 33 31 .516 29 36 .446 25 42 .373

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Central Division W L Pct 33 28 .541 33 32 .508 33 33 .500 33 33 .500 31 33 .484

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West Division W L Pct 39 26 .600 36 28 .563 34 31 .523 32 34 .485 30 37 .448

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Tuesday’s Games Arizona 4, Houston 1 Boston 1, Baltimore 0 Minnesota 4, Toronto 0 St. Louis 1, Tampa Bay 0 Miami 8, Texas 5 Kansas City 9, Cleveland 5 Detroit at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 1, 14 innings N.Y. Yankees 3, Seattle 2

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Tuesday’s Games Arizona 4, Houston 1 Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 5, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 6, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 1, Tampa Bay 0 Miami 8, Texas 5 Atlanta 13, Colorado 10 Washington 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 3, San Diego 0 Chicago Cubs 2, Pittsburgh 4 Cincinnati 5, L.A. Dodgers 0 Milwaukee 3, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 6, St. Louis 3 Texas 6, Miami 0 Houston 5, Arizona 1 Colorado 8, Atlanta 2 Washington at San Francisco, late

Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 7, Toronto 2 Kansas City 4, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 6, Boston 0 Tampa Bay 6, St. Louis 3 Texas 6, Miami 0 Houston 5, Arizona 1 Chicago White Sox 8, Detroit 2 Oakland at L.A. Angels, late N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 2 Thursday’s Games Toronto (Buehrle 10-2) at Baltimore (Gausman 1-1), 5:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 4-2) at Boston (Lester 6-7), 5:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 3-6) at Houston (Feldman 3-4), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 7-2) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-0), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 1-0) at Seattle (Elias 5-4), 8:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Cano Sea 61 241 30 VMartinez Det 61 230 28 Rios Tex 66 255 31 MiCabrera Det 61 236 37 Beltre Tex 52 201 35 Altuve Hou 66 279 33 AlRamirez CWS 66 253 34 Bautista Tor 67 241 50 Brantley Cle 64 248 46 KSuzuki Min 52 183 18


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Cleveland 000 001 000 — 1 8 1 Kan. City 002 100 10x — 4 11 1 Bauer, Rzepczynski (6), Axford (7), Outman (8) and Y.Gomes; Ventura, W.Davis (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W—Ventura 4-5. L—Bauer 1-3. Sv—G. Holland (19). Boston 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Baltimore 300 100 02x — 6 9 1 R.De La Rosa, Mujica (6), Capuano (8) and Pierzynski; W.Chen, O’Day (8), Z.Britton (9) and Hundley. W—W.Chen 7-2. L—R.De La Rosa 1-2. HRs— Baltimore, C.Davis (10). Detroit 000 100 100 — 2 9 1 Chicago 010 007 00x — 8 12 0 Verlander, Krol (6), Alburquerque (6), Knebel (7), Coke (8) and Avila; Joh.Danks, Guerra (8) and Nieto. W—Joh.Danks 5-5. L—Verlander 6-6. HRs— Chicago, J.Abreu (19).

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Home Runs Stanton, Miami, 17; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 17; JUpton, Atlanta, 14; Desmond, Washington, 13; Frazier, Cincinnati, 13; Gattis, Atlanta, 13; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 13; Morse, San Francisco, 13; Reynolds, Milwaukee, 13; Rizzo, Chicago, 13. Runs Batted In Stanton, Miami, 53; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 48; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 43; Desmond, Washington, 42; Morse, San Francisco, 42; Howard, Philadelphia, 41; Blackmon, Colorado, 40; Puig, Los Angeles, 40. Pitching Wainwright, St. Louis, 9-3; Greinke, Los Angeles, 8-2; Simon, Cincinnati, 8-3; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 8-4; Lohse, Milwaukee, 7-2; Ryu, Los Angeles, 7-3; Bailey, Cincinnati, 7-3.

June 10. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned C Ali Solis to Durham (IL). Reinstated C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Ben Rowen from Round Rock (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHP Luis Ortiz to a minor-league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned OF Kevin Pillar to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Bobby Korecky from Buffalo. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with C/OF Kyle Schwarber on a minor league contract and assigned him to Boise (NWL). Announced a four-year player development contract extension with Tennessee (SL) through the 2018 season. COLORADO ROCKIES— Recalled LHP Tyler Matzek from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METS — Signed SS Milton Ramos, 3B Eudor Garcia, RHP Josh Prevost, C Tyler Moore, LHP Brad Wieck, 1B Dash Winningham, LHP Kelly Secreast, RHP Connor Buchmann, RHP Alex Durham, RHP Erik Manoah, C Darryl Knight, LHP David Roseboom, RHP Bryce Beeler, 2B William Fulmer, RHP Nicco Blank and RHP Alex Palsha to minor league contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed LHP Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL. Reinstated RHP Stolmy Pimentel from the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with INF Tyler Filliben, OF Michael Suchy and RHPs Tyler Eppler, Alex McRae and Eric Dorsch on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Assigned LHP Jason Lane outright to El Paso (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Signed RHP Ronnie Williams, 3B Julian Barzilli and RHP Davis Ward to minor league contracts and assigned them to the Gulf Coast League. Signed SS Andrew Sohn, RHP Daniel Poncedeleon, RHP Cody Schumacher to minor league contracts and assigned them to State College (NY-Penn). Signed CF Blake Drake, 1B Casey Grayson, C Cole Lankford and RHP Josh Wirsu to minor league contracts and assigned them

Murray says Senators will try to accommodate Spezza in trade THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK — Jason Spezza has requested a trade, and Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray says he’ll try to make that happen. “I don’t want to trade the guy, really, and I know I won’t get the value, in all likelihood that I should get for him,” Murray said Wednesday after the NHL general managers meeting. “But I think that Jason feels maybe there’s a change that he would like to have happen, and if that’s the case we’ll try to do what we can.” Spezza, who replaced Daniel Alfredsson as



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NBA Playoffs FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 2, Miami 1 Thursday, June 5: San Antonio 110, Miami 95 Sunday, June 8: Miami 98, San Antonio 96 Tuesday, June 10: San Antonio 111, Miami 92 Thursday, June 12: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. 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. Playoff Leaders Scoring G 19

Durant, OKC

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 020 000 000 — 2 5 0 Pittsburgh 211 000 00x — 4 11 1 Hammel, Villanueva (6), Grimm (8) and Jo.Baker; Cumpton, Ju.Wilson (6), Watson (7), Melancon (8), Grilli (9) and R.Martin. W—Cumpton 2-2. L— Hammel 6-4. Sv—Grilli (10). HRs—Pittsburgh, A.McCutchen (10).


LAD 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 Cincinnati 003 001 10x — 5 8 0 Ryu, Maholm (7) and Butera; Cueto, Ondrusek (7), M.Parra (7), Broxton (7), A.Chapman (9) and B.Pena. W—Cueto 6-5. L—Ryu 7-3. HRs—Cincinnati, Bruce (5). Atlanta 000 000 020 — 2 7 0 Colorado 301 011 20x — 8 13 0 Teheran, D.Carpenter (7), Varvaro (8) and Gattis; Matzek, F.Morales (8), Hawkins (9) and McKenry. W—Matzek 1-0. L—Teheran 6-4.

to Johnson City (Appalachian). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day DL. Called up C Sandy Leon from Syracuse (IL). American Association BASKETBALL Women National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Signed G Samantha Prahalis. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — TE Tony Scheffler announced his retirement. ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived TE Andrew Szczerba and P Matt Yoklic. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed OT Will Svitek and CB Victor Hampton. Released CB Brandon Burton and LB Bruce Taylor. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed RB Terrance West. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed DE Fili Moala on injured reserve. Signed DE Gannon Conway. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released OL R.J. Mattes. HOCKEY American Hockey League SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Re-signed D Denny Urban to a one-year contract. MOTORSPORTS INDYCAR — Fined driver Sebastien Bourdais $10,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the season for improper conduct on-track during the Firestone 600. Fined Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $5,000 for a technical violation on its No. 67 entry driven by Josef Newgarden. Penalized Honda a total of 30 Engine Manufacturer Championship points for three engine changes under mileage in the Nos. 14, 25 and 28 entries. SOCCER Major League Soccer PHILADELPHIA UNION — Fired assistant coach and technical director Rob Vartughian. North American Soccer League ARMADA FC — Named Jose Luis Villarreal coach.

Ottawa’s captain, has one year left on his contract at a salary of US$4 million and cap hit of $7 million. The 30-year-old centre has a modified notrade clause that allows him to submit a list of 10 teams he would not accept a trade to. Murray said that a few teams have already asked about Spezza, even though Wednesday’s meeting was too busy to advance many talks. He expects trade chatter to pick up in the next few weeks leading up to the draft, which runs June 27 and 28 in Philadelphia. If the Senators do trade Spezza as has been speculated for some time, it would likely not be for just prospects and/or draft picks. “Obviously I’d like to win a hockey game next year, so getting a player back that can play in the league, that has played in the league, would be important,” Murray said.

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GROUP G Milwaukee 001 110 000 — 3 11 0 New York 010 000 000 — 1 5 2 W.Peralta, Duke (7), Wooten (7), W.Smith (8), Fr.Rodriguez (9) and Lucroy; deGrom, Edgin (6), C.Torres (7), Eveland (8), Black (9) and Teagarden. W—W.Peralta 6-5. L—deGrom 0-3. Sv—Fr. Rodriguez (20).

James, MIA Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Aldridge, POR Howard, HOU DeRozan, TOR Griffin, LAC Curry, GOL Lillard, POR George, IND Johnson, Bro Lowry, TOR Ellis, DAL Paul, LAC Walker, CHA Millsap, ATL Parsons, HOU


INTERLEAGUE St. Louis 002 100 000 — 3 9 1 Tam. Bay 000 400 20x — 6 7 0 Wacha, C.Martinez (6), Choate (7), Maness (7) and Y.Molina; Bedard, Boxberger (5), Oviedo (6), C.Ramos (7), Balfour (7) and Hanigan. W—Oviedo 2-2. L—Wacha 4-5. Sv—Balfour (10).

San Diego 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 Phila. 000 000 003 — 3 6 0 T.Ross, Benoit (8), Vincent (9) and Rivera; Hamels, Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—Papelbon 2-1. L—Vincent 0-2. HRs—Philadelphia, Brignac (1).

● Major women’s soccer: Calgary Alliance at Red Deer, noon, Edgar Park. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Medicine Hat at Innisfail, noon, Arena Blue. ● Rodeo: Innisfail Pro Rodeo, 1:30 p.m., Daines Ranch. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Calgary Mountaineers at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., Blackfalds Multiplex.


New York 001 030 000 — 4 10 0 Seattle 000 000 002 — 2 6 1 Tanaka and McCann; C.Young, Wilhelmsen (6), Beimel (9) and Zunino. W—Tanaka 10-1. L—C. Young 5-4. HRs—New York, Teixeira (11). Seattle, Cano (3).

Miami 000 000 000 — 0 6 1 Texas 004 110 00x — 6 11 0 Ja.Turner, Slowey (5), Hatcher (8) and Realmuto; Darvish and Gimenez. W—Darvish 7-2. L—Ja. Turner 2-4.

boys final at 3:30 p.m.; girls B final at noon, Lacombe Michener Park. ● Parkland baseball: Irricana at Rocky Mountain House, 1 p.m. ● Rodeo: Innisfail Pro Rodeo, 1:30 and 7 p.m., Daines Ranch. ● Women’s rugby: Calgary Saracens at Red Deer, 3 p.m., Titans Park. ● Alberta Football League: Grande Prairie at Central Alberta Buccaneers, 6 p.m., Lacombe MEGlobal Athletic Park. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Medicine Hat at Lacoka, 7 p.m., Lacombe Barnett Arenas.


● Parkland baseball: Irricana at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1; Lacombe at Innisfail, 7 p.m. ● Rodeo: Innisfail Pro Rodeo, 7 p.m., Daines Ranch.


Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Signed OF Andres Torres to a minor league contract and assigned him to Lowell (EL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Spencer Adams, LHP Jace Fry, C Brett Austin, RHP Zach Thompson, OF Louie Lechich, SS Jake Peter, SS John Ziznewski, LHP Brian Clark, SS Eddy Alvarez and 2B Jake Jarvis on minor league contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jordan Carter, 2B Drake Roberts and LHP David Speer on minor league contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS — Signed 1B A.J. Reed to a a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Thompson, RHP Vince Wheeland, LHP Zach Davis, INF Mott Hyde, RHP Brandon McNitt and RHP Keegan Yuhl on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Todd Eaton, Corey Ray and Evan Beal; LHPs Eric Stout, Ian Tompkins, Timothy Hill, Cole Way, Foster Griffin, Eric Skoglund, Emilio Ogando and Brennan Henry; SSs Corey Toups, Mike Hill and Dawon Burt; OFs Logan Moon and Robert Pehl; 1B Joshua Banuelos and Ryan O’Hearn; and Cs Chase Valot and Kyle Pollock on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled LHP Hector Santiago from Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned C Josmil Pinto to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated RHP Shawn Kelley from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Matt Daley to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Acquired LHP David Huff from the San Francisco Giants for cash considerations. Designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Taijuan Walker to Tacoma (PCL). Traded C Manny Pina to Detroit for a player to be named. Activated 1B-OF Logan Morrison from the 15-day DL. Placed 1B Justin Smoak placed on 15-day DL, retroactive to

● Golf: Alberta Men’s Amateur central qualifying at Olds. ● Women’s fastball: TNT vs. Stettler, N. Jensen’s vs. Stettler, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Badgers vs. Red Deer U16, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; Topco Oilsite at Lacombe Physio, 7 p.m., Lacombe 3. ● Senior men’s baseball: Printing Place vs. North Star Sports, Lacombe Stone and Granite vs. Rays, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2.


Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-2) at Cincinnati (Simon 8-3), 10:35 a.m. San Diego (Stults 2-7) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-6), 11:05 a.m. Atlanta (E.Santana 5-2) at Colorado (Chacin 0-4), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Treinen 0-2) at San Francisco (Hudson 6-2), 1:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-5) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 3-5), 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 7-2) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-3), 5:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 3-6) at Houston (Feldman 3-4), 6:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Tulowitzki Col 63 216 53 Lucroy Mil 61 232 28 Puig LAD 60 228 35 Pagan SF 59 223 35 Utley Phi 59 236 33 AMcCutchen Pit 63 234 34 LaRoche Was 46 164 29 CGomez Mil 60 239 42 Goldschmidt Ari 67 263 49 Arenado Col 49 190 27

Wednesday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Minnesota 200 001 301 — 7 16 0 Toronto 000 000 020 — 2 10 1 P.Hughes, Burton (8), Fien (8) and K.Suzuki; Stroman, Korecky (7), Cecil (9) and Kratz, D.Navarro. W—P.Hughes 7-2. L—Stroman 3-1. Sv—Fien (1). HRs—Minnesota, Willingham (5).


United States Germany Portugal Ghana

GF 0 0 0 0

GA 0 0 0 0

Pt 0 0 0 0

MLS Eastern Conference GP W L T GF D.C. 15 7 4 4 22 New England 14 7 5 2 21 Kansas City 15 6 5 4 21 Toronto 11 6 4 1 15 New York 15 4 5 6 22 Columbus 15 4 5 6 18 Houston 16 5 9 2 16 Philadelphia 16 3 7 6 22 Chicago 14 2 4 8 22 Montreal 13 2 7 4 13

GA 16 18 14 13 22 18 29 27 25 26

Pt 25 23 22 19 18 18 17 15 14 10

Western Conference GP W L T GF 15 10 3 2 32 15 6 2 7 25 15 6 5 4 21 17 6 7 4 28 13 5 2 6 25 16 4 5 7 28 12 4 3 5 16 13 4 5 4 15 14 2 7 5 14

GA 23 21 18 28 20 27 11 14 26

Pt 32 25 22 22 21 20 17 16 11

Algeria South Korea Belgium Russia

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Thursday, June 12 Croatia at Brazil, 2 p.m. Friday, June 13 Cameroon at Mexico, 10 a.m. Netherlands at Spain, 1 p.m. Australia at Chile, 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14 Greece at Colombia, 10 a.m. Costa Rica at Uruguay, 1 p.m. Italy at England, 4 p.m. Japan at Cote d’Ivoire, 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday’s results D.C. 4, Montreal 2 Dallas 2, Portland 2, tie


AWARDS: Top athletes Senior cross country, male — MI: Jeff Willoughby; RA: Noah Mulzet; MVP: Ben Holmes. Grade 9 girls volleyball Red — MI: Amy Halldorson; RA: Charis Harvey; MVP: Brianna Paish. Grade 9 girls volleyball Black — MI: Nikki Thomas; RA: Kallie Loewen; MVP: Jayda Aasman/Sierra Laye. Grade 9 boys volleyball Black — MI: Andrew Ma; RA: Luc Taylor; MVP: Reece Lehman/Chris Graham. JV girls volleyball — MI: Taylor Snider; RA: Maddy Gomes/ Charlie Just; MVP: Kiera Fujimoto. JV boys basketball — MI: Barrett Beaudoin; RA: Brayden Nowosad; MVP: Jack Wakefield. Senior girls volleyball — MI: Kelsey Lalor; RA: Kennedy Graham; MVP: McKenna Barthel. Senior boys volleyball — MI: Keiran Sudlow; RA: Jarrett Zilinski; MVP: Tanner Rehn. Grade 9 girls volleyball Red — MI: Tanis Wiancko; RA: Shania Capner; MVP: Laura Widmer. Grade 9 girls volleyball White — MI: Muftha Adair; RA: Mackenzie Peturson; MVP: Kallie Loewen. Grade 9 boys volleyball White — MI: Austin Hammond; RA: Caiden Shybunka; MVP: Andrew Ma. JV girls basketball — MI: Gaia Shaw; RA: Janalyn Tuazon; MVP: Kristen Demale. JV boys basketball — MI: Allistair Mahood; RA: Hiram Sanchez; MVP: TK Kunaka. Senior girls basketball — MI: Kelsie Smale; RA: Aly Anderson; MVP: Emma Newton/Kelsey Lalor. Senior boys basketball — MI: Cameron Black; RA: Gaige Rehn; MVP: Tanner Rehn. Curling — MI: Luke Fletcher; RA: Chris Lowry; MVP: Graham Bickley. Grade 9 badminton — MI: Julian Jones; RA: Austin Hammond; MVP: Chris Graham. Senior badminton — MI: Linus Reiher; RA: Jasmine Hafso; MVP: Karma Sherpa. Wrestling — MI: Jett Grande; RA: Miguel Pharand; MVP: Carter O’Donnell. Grade 9 boys handball — MI: Jayden McIntyre; RA: Kurtis Willoughby; MVP: Caden Shybunka. Grade 9 girls handball — MI: Morgan de Boon; RA: Christina Morigeau; MVP: Natalia Ganson. Senior girls handball — MI: Aly Anderson; RA: Isabelle Lauener; MVP: Kennedy Graham. Senior boys handball — MI: Alex Rogers; RA: Tyler Dudar; MVP: AlHasan Al-Sammarraeie. Tennis — MI: Justin Van Tetering; RA: Anna Micaylichenko; MVP: Jayden Halsey. Senior boys rugby — MI: Jordan Partridge; RA: Ray Seewalt; MVP: Miguel Pharand. Senior girls rugby — MI: Mackenzie Tilstra/Molly Ruhmor; RA: Brittany Shaw; MVP: Emma Newton. Grade 9 girls track and field — RA: Elizabeth Cundict; MVP: Morgan deBoon. Grade 9 boys track and field: MVP: Randy Murdoch. Grade 9 dedication — Drew Seguin.




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Scientists to study at-risk seniors to try to thwart Alzheimer’s disease BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbour silent signs that they’re at risk. Scientists plan to eventually scan the brains of thousands of older volunteers in the U.S., Canada and Australia to find those with a sticky build-up believed to play a key role in development of Alzheimer’s — the first time so many people without memory problems get the chance to learn the potentially troubling news. Having lots of that gunky protein called beta-amyloid doesn’t guarantee someone will get sick. But the big question: Could intervening so early make a difference for those who do? “We have to get them at the stage when we can save their brains,” said Dr. Reisa Sperling of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, who is leading the huge effort to find out. Researchers are just beginning to recruit volunteers, and on Monday, a Rhode Island man was hooked up for an IV infusion at Butler Hospital in Providence, the first treated. Peter Bristol, 70, of Wakefield, Rhode Island, figured he was at risk because his mother died of Alzheimer’s and his brother has it. “I felt I needed to be proactive in seeking whatever therapies might be available for myself in the coming years,” said Bristol, who said he was prepared when a PET scan of his brain showed he harboured enough amyloid to qualify for the research. “Just because I have it doesn’t mean I’m going to get Alzheimer’s,” he stressed. But Bristol and his wife are “going into the situation with our eyes wide open.” He won’t know until the end of the so-called A4 Study — it stands for AntiAmyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s — whether he received monthly infusions of the experimental medicine, Eli Lilly & Co.’s solanezumab, or a dummy drug. Solanezumab is designed to help catch amyloid before it builds into the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. It failed in earlier studies to treat full-blown Alzheimer’s — but it did appear to help slow mental decline in patients with mild disease, raising interest in testing it even earlier. Scientists now think Alzheimer’s begins ravaging the brain at least a decade before memory problems appear, much like heart disease is triggered by quiet cholesterol build-up. Many believe the best chance of preventing or at least slowing the disease requires intervening, somehow, when

people still appear healthy. The $140 million study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Lilly and others, will track if participants’ memory and amyloid levels change over three years. Whether this particular drug works or not, the Alzheimer’s study is being watched closely as a chance to learn more about how amyloid works and how people handle the uncertainty of knowing it’s there. “Amyloid we know is a huge risk factor, but someone can have a head full of amyloid and not decline” mentally, Sperling said. “We need to understand more about why some brains are resilient and some are not.” Before any brain scans, interested 65- to 85-year-olds will undergo cognitive tests to make sure their memory is normal. Volunteers also must be willing to learn their amyloid levels, and researchers can turn away those whose psychological assessments suggest they may not cope well with the news. Sperling expects to screen more than 5,000 healthy seniors to find the needed 1,000 participants, who will be monitored for anxiety or distress. “It is breaking new ground,” said Dr. Laurie Ryan of the NIH’s National Institute on Aging. “We really do have to understand how that affects people.” More than 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s or similar dementia, including about 5 million in the U.S., numbers expected to rise rapidly as the baby boomers age. Alzheimer’s affects 1 in 9 people over age 65, and about a third of those 85 and older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Today’s medications only temporarily ease some symptoms, and scientists don’t even know exactly how the disease forms. A leading theory is that amyloid plaques kick off the disease but tangles of a second protein, named tau, speed up the brain destruction. As scientists shift their attention to the still healthy, a few studies are underway to try blocking Alzheimer’s in people genetically at risk to get a form of the disease that runs in their families. The A4 study widens the focus beyond a genetic link. Like Bristol, the first participant, some people do want to know if they’re at risk, said Dr. Jason Karlawish, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania who helped design the study’s psychological precautions. After all, many already get tested for Alzheimer’s-related genes. He calls the research “an opportunity to study the future of the way we’re going to think about, talk about and live with the risks of Alzheimer’s disease.”

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The anticipation of a new baby is and encouragement, but because it an exciting new chapter for both men was comforting to have an expert there and women. Personally speaking, find- at all times. We also felt informed and ing out my wife was pregnant was one empowered to make the best decisions of the most exciting emotions to go for our family through the information through. we gathered from our midwife. However, with so much excitement Home births can yield low intervenand eagerness for a new baby comes tion rates without increasing problems many decisions, especially in terms for mothers and babies, according to of achieving the absolute a significant new U.S. midbest birthing experience for wifery study published in both mother and child. As the peer-reviewed, Joura naturopathic doctor, my nal of Midwifery & Women’s wife and I were inclined to Health. The study gathered go as natural as possible as data from more than 16,000 a pregnancy route, yet nevbirths attended by mider wanting to put her or our wives. For women with lowunborn child at risk. Considrisk pregnancies who were ered experts in pregnancy, planning a home birth with midwifery piqued our intera midwife, it found a 5.2 per est for a number of reasons, cent cesarean section rate, with one of the biggest faccompared with the U.S. avtors being the continuity of erage of 31 per cent for fullSHANE care. term pregnancies. You see your midwife Conventional maternity JOHNSON for all your prenatal care, care, on the other hand, which in our case was an NATUROPATHIC tends to have increased hour-long initial appointrates of using interventions MEDICINE ment and then 30-minute and technology in the lafollow-up appointments. bour process. During these visits, we were encourFor example, in 2000-2001, 75 per aged to ask any questions and discuss cent of all Canadian births involved our fears and worries. In general, we some type of medical or surgical inboth just felt heard and understood. tervention. On the contrary, midwifery Because of the sheer amount of time care views birth as a normal process you spend with your midwife, in addi- and thus allows the woman and her tion to their very respectful and caring body to do what it needs to do, with as attitudes, you develop a fantastic con- little intervention as possible if both nection and relationship. mother and baby are healthy. HowThis relationship is incredibly ben- ever, if you are uncomfortable with the eficial as your midwife is there for the idea of a home birth, as many people majority of the labouring period, and are, you can choose to have a hospital then postpartum care for mother and birth with a midwife, which is what my infant for six weeks following the de- family chose to do. livery. For us, this arrangement allowed us Overall, midwifery care is client- to have the benefits of a midwife, withcentered, personal and provides one- in the confines of the hospital, which on-one care in comparison to going to gave us access to emergency services a physician’s office where you have a should we have needed them. My famfive-minute appointment with a differ- ily and I had an excellent experience ent doctor each time. with the midwifery process. As a naturFurthermore, with most medical opathic doctor, I look forward to seeing clinics you do not know which doctor our health system educate the public will attend your birth, adding to the more about midwifery services and inmix of emotions both the expectant tegrate midwives into the health-care parents are going through leading up system in the future. to the birthing experience. Dr. Shane Johnson ND was born and This was our experience early on raised in Red Deer and is the owner of Aswith our first child and we found the pire Natural Medicine. He completed his process to be unsupportive and, at naturopathic medical training at Bastyr times, frustrating. Thus, we decided to University and is among only a handpursue a midwife for the birth of our ful of naturopathic doctors in Alberta to second child. complete an additional one-year residenIt was incredible to have our mid- cy in family medicine. For more detailed wife present throughout the entire information on naturopathic medicine birthing process; not only for support visit




Is Alberta trying to get a handle on environmental catastrophes? TWO YEARS OF INVESTIGATIONS, RESORT AND FISHERIES CLOSURES FOLLOWED THE PLAINS MIDSTREAM RUPTURE, ONLY TO SHOW OUR LAWS ARE TOOTHLESS Weather-wise it’s not, but that McQueen’s announceJune is bustin’ out all over, as ment completely ignores it often does, in environmental and belies the government’s atrocities. June 2011 Woodland CariIt was on June 7, 2012, that bou Policy for Alberta: the word leaked of a 46-year“The government of Alold Plains Midberta is commitstream Canada ted to achieving pipeline rupturing, naturally-susspewing an estimattaining woodland ed 3,000 barrels of caribou populalight sour crude oil tions.” into the Red Deer “The AFGA,” River near Sundre. said its president, The next day, EnGordon Poirier, vironment and Sus“is dismayed by tainable Resource the continued Development Minreckless sell-off of ister Diana Mchabitat that is viQueen, and the new tal for the recovpremier, Alison ery of the woodRedford, were at land caribou. BOB Gleniffer Lake be“There is no SCAMMELL hind Dickson Dam way that the govon the Red Deer, ernment with mainly to hype the their projected safety of Alberta pipelines to return to a balanced budget other Canadian and U.S. ju- needs the funds these leases risdictions that remain uncon- will bring.” vinced that they need pipe“In October 2012, Environlines carrying “dirty oil” from ment Canada’s recovery stratAlberta into and through their egy for the woodland caribou environments. determined that each herd reAlbertans fed up with too- quired at least 65 per cent of frequent pipeline spills were its range intact and industry flabbergasted by this hype- free if the animals are to surbyte from the premier: “We vive. are fortunate in this province “Yet the province continthat they (pipeline spills) don’t ually approved new indushappen very often, and we can try leases within the Little have some confidence that Smoky range to the point when they do happen, we have where, according to various plans in place to deal with reports, 95 per cent of the them.” Little Smoky herd had been Two years of investigations, affected.” resort and fisheries closures The AFGA urges new ESRD have followed. Minister Robin Campbell not Finally, on June 3 this year, to sign off on the new sales. If Plains pleaded guilty to a he does, you can bet the powcharge under provincial en- erful National Wildlife Fedvironmental law for failing to eration in the U.S. will add report the spill and under the threatened caribou to its infederal Fisheries Act for the dictment of Alberta dirty oil at fish kill in the river. pipeline hearings. Plains was also pleading The NFA considers deguilty to an offence related struction of habitat and ento a Northern Alberta spill in dangerment of fish and wild2011, the province’s largest in life in the producing counthree decades. try, state or province to be a For all this, Plains was big part of the definition of fined a total of $1.3 million, “dirty oil.” “representing about five hours profit for Plains,” ★★★ said Mike Hudema of GreenOn June 5, a 23-year-old peace; “it is hardly a sig- mother took her year-old nal to Alberta’s problem- daughter and three-month-old plagued pipeline industry son on a float in a rubber dinthat they need to solve their ghy down Dutch Creek near ongoing spill problems.” Fairmont, B.C. But it assuredly will be yet Debris flipped the dinghy, another signal to bodies de- the mother managed to save ciding the fates of pipelines in herself and son, but the daughother provinces and countries ter was swept downstream that Alberta’s environmen- where she was found later, tal protection laws are totally and saved, hung up on some toothless. debris in about three feet of O n J u n e 5 , D i a n a M c - water. Queen, now minister of EnerThe investigation continues gy, announced, in the face of and charges are being considpublic, media, and environ- ered, but the live salvation of mental organization outrage, the little girl is due entirely that the government will to the fact that she was wearcontinue with the sell-off to ing a personal flotation deenergy companies of public vice, a good lesson for tubers land in the core habitat area everywhere, particularly on of Alberta’s already endan- the Red Deer this coming long gered woodland mountain weekend. caribou. Immediately Caribou! ★★★ Shmaribou!!! headlined the Fungaphiles, wild mushcomments on the website of room pot hunters, report the Alberta Fish and Game As- morels bustin’ out all over sociation, the province’s larg- once we got the first, then a est and most geographically few of those warmish, gentle representative conservation rains. organization. The blacks, Morchella elaT h e a r t i c l e p o i n t s o u t ta, are about as usual, but I


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Above: ESRD Minister Robin Campbell: Will he save the caribou? They’re almost constituents. Middle: Tubers on the Red Deer River. See any life-jackets? Bottom: A one-omelette golden morel.

have heard about and seen some big bags of even larger than usual goldens, Morchella esculenta. Strangely, nary a report from mushroomers hunting some recent forest fire and

prescribed burn sites which often produce big blooms of morels for three of four years after the flames. Come on folks; I am merely curious, no longer on the hunt, and have, a long, unblemished

record of keeping secret the confidences of readers about their hot spots. Bob Scammell is an awardwinning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at

Welcome the worm to your garden Worms are lowly creatures that are either welcomed or hated in the garden. According to an article in the Canadian Geographic Magazine, worms native to Canada, with the exception of the West Coast, disappeared with the last ice age. Worms as we know them either wiggled their way north from areas that were not touched by glaciers or were imported by settlers in soil. Worms have been long recognized for the good they do in the soil: aerate, cultivate and fertilize. They move through the soil, taking in soil at one end and expelling it at the other. In doing so, they create open tunnels or burrows that loosen the soil, which in turn speeds up root growth. LINDA Tunnels increase the TOMLINSON amount of air within the soil and enable moisture to move through the soil, increasing soil’s ability to hold moisture. The most noticeable tunnels are the ones that breach the surface of the soil, leaving their castings on top to form lumps. Continued breaching of the soil surface by worms


will result in the ground becoming rough and bumpy. The large worms that inhabit Central Alberta, known locally as “dew worms,” are disliked by anyone trying to achieve a smooth lawn. Darwin, who spent over 40 years studying worms, found them to be nature’s cultivators. He estimated that it would take worms 10 to 20 years to turn the top six inches (15 cm) of soil if it wasn’t disturbed. The length of time varies due the soil composition of the soil, as well as the number of worms present. Today, the concept is used in no till gardening. To be successful, the soil must contain enough organic matter to attract worms. Worms devour dead material, plant or animal, turning it into nutrient-rich castings that are in turn used by the plants grow. A worm can eat enough material to produce its weight in castings every 24 hours. These sightless creatures pull dead organic material into their tunnels, enriching the layers below the surface. Worm castings contain many mirco-organisms that free nitrogen, making it available for the plant roots. Worm castings are harvested and sold as organic fertilizer. Worms are hermaphrodites, containing both male and female genital, but they can’t reproduce on their own. They come to the surface to mate and take the cocoon back below the surface. The new batch of

worms hatch and the cycle continues. Worms reproduce rapidly, gradually spreading into the surrounding areas. Exterminating worms, regardless of the variety, is impractical and not logical as they do improve the soil. Minimizing the piles of casting left on the lawn surface is an option and can be completed in three easy steps. Start by sweeping the lawn with a power brush. This will dislodge any loose castings. Next go over the lawn with a heavy roller, which should flatten any remaining lumps. The final step is to aerate the lawn by removing plugs of soil to reduce the soil compaction that took place when the lawn was rolled. There are chemical available to kill worms. The worm must be on the surface of the soil when the chemical is applied for it to be effective. Once sprayed, the worms die and need to be removed before they are consumed by birds. Birds that eat the dead or dying worms are also poisoned. Gathering dew worms for fishing bait is big business in southern Ontario. The worms are picked off the ground at night with the use of head lamps, packaged, stored and sold throughout Canada and the United States. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist who lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at or

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Go getter Jetta without premium price tag Volkswagen introduced a bigger and made-inAmerica Jetta for the 2011 model year and in doing so it profoundly altered its sales position. It was no longer fringe a “Golf with a trunk” but a mainstream stand-alone model. Moving to Mexico allowed VW to slash the start price for the 2011 Jetta by a whopping $6,300, in Canada, compared to the previous year edition. And it has certainly paid-off in terms of sales. Last year (2013), VW Canada sold more than twice as many Jetta models than it did in 2010 and the Jetta’s sales position jumped from eleventh to sixth in the highly competitive small car segment. Used Jetta buyers should also benefit by getting to choose from a larger pool of previously owned Jetta models on the market. On the downside, this generation Jetta has lost some of its Germanicbuilt prestige, in the eyes of VW purists. The redesigned 2011 Jetta’s longer wheelbase allows extra passenger space inside a cabin that boasts best-in-class rear seat legroom, plus its 440-litre trunk is larger than both Honda Civic and Mazda3. Even a base Trendline edition comes with power windows and door locks, 60/60 split folding rear seats, six-way manually adjustable front seats, a height-adjustable telescopic steering wheel, anti-lock brakes and an electronic stability control system. The entry engine is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, that can produce 114 horsepower and mated to either a five-speed manual or an optional six-speed (Tiptronic) automatic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 9.1 L/100km in the city and 6.0 L/100km on the highway. The other trim levels are Comfortline, Sportline and Highline. A 2.5-litre (170-horsepower) gas engine was optional on Comfortline and standard with Sportline and Highline. This five-cylinder engine is available in numerous VW products and has good low-end power, but sounds a little ragged at the high end of its speed range. Fuel economy is rated at 9.9 in the city and 6.2 L/100km on the highway. The TDI edition is a popular choice with Jetta buyers. It’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel

engine and came in Comfortline and Highline trim levels. Like all diesel engines the torque and fuel economy figures are impressive. It’s rated at 236 ft-lbs @ 1,750 rpm and can sip diesel fuel at a rate of 6.7L/100km in the city and 4.6 L/100km on the highway. Jetta’s big news story for the 2012 model year was the introduction of a high-performance GLI edition. Subtle exterior styling changes wrap a package of go-faster mechanical goodies that includes a turbocharged (200 horsepower) 2.0-litre TSFI engine and a fully-independent multi-link rear suspension. Notable standard features in GLI include its dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button start/stop and a unique flatbottomed three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. Surprisingly, the GLI is more fuel frugal (8.8/6.1 L/100 km - city/highway) than the other gas engine versions of Jetta. However, it likes premium fuel. The 2013 model year brought numerous minor trim changes to Jetta, but a new Hybrid edition was the big introduction. Jetta Hybrid is powered by a full-hybrid system that can run in a pure electric mode. Its E-driving range is limited to about 2 km, but if used wisely, such as stop-ngo traffic, it’s a terrific fuel saver. Jetta Hybrid’s city/highway fuel rating is 4.6/4.2 L/100km respectively. Although the 2011 and 2012 model years of Jetta received “Top Safety Pick” ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it got a “marginal” rating in a new small overlap frontal crash test introduced by the Institute for 2013 model year vehicles. This crash test is designed to replicate an offset collision with another vehicle or an object like a tree or a utility pole. Overall, a near-new Volkswagen Jetta can be an excellent purchase for buyers who want a compact sedan that offers Euro style, performance, heritage and flair, without a premium price tag.

Price Check: 2011 - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta (May 2014) Year Edition Expect to Pay Today 2011 Comfortline $13,000 to $17,000 2012 Comfortline $15,000 to $19,000 2013 Comfortline $18,000 to $22,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase. Safety Recalls: 2011 to 2013 Volkswagen Jetta: 2009/2010/2011/2012: The fuel injection lines may crack and cause diesel fuel leakage, on vehicles equipped with a 2.0L TDI (diesel) engine. Dealers will install vibration dampers on the fuel injection lines and replace them, if necessary. 2011: The converter box may be protected by the same fuse as the horn and the anti-theft alarm system. If this fuse gets blown, the converter box may shut-off applications such as the engine management system, lighting system and wipers. Dealers will separate the wiring for the horn and the theft protection horn from the power supply of the converter box, and route the wires to

Classic car TV stars when the Big Three ruled TV Viewed through the lens of the passage of 40 or 50 years, our favorite classic TV shows seem to have been full of great classic cars. Of course, they were all just new cars then and their presence on our favorite shows was no accident. It was the dawn of the productplacement era, and cars were by far the choicest products to embed in shows like “Green Acres” and “Bewitched.” In those days, the Big Three got near-exclusive sponsorships on the shows plus a

credit at the end. Here are some favorite shows and the brand of cars they featured: 1. “The Rockford Files”: One of the last great private-eye shows, former big-screen star James Garner played slick Jim Rockford to perfection. And while Rockford almost never used a gun, he did use a gold Pontiac Firebird on a regular basis. Frequent continuity errors meant that Rockford could be seen driving several different years of mid-’70s Firebirds in one scene.

2. “Green Acres”: One of the trio of CBS’s hit “rural shows,” along with “Petticoat Junction” and “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Green Acres” was a Ford show, and the cars that received most of the screen time were a series of 1965-67 Lincoln Continental convertibles driven by cranky Oliver Douglas (played by Eddie Albert). Oliver’s Continentals get our vote as the most stylish and elegant star cars on classic television.

separate fuses. 2011/2012: Stainless steel exhaust tips, sold as over-thecounter accessories, may extend beyond the original length of the factoryinstalled exhaust A near-new pipes. Dealers will Volkswagen Jetta inspect and, if necessary, replace can be an excellent the exhaust tips purchase for buyers with updated who want a compact versions. sedan that offers Euro 2012: Jetta GLI style, performance, models may have been equipped heritage and flair. with a Daytime Running Light (DRL) Bob McHugh system that can be deactivated. Dealers will reprogram the Body Control Module. 2013: Jetta hybrid models equipped with the direct-shift gearbox may experience electrical shorts and blown gearbox fuses, as a result of corrosion inside the gearbox due to incompatible gearbox lubricant additives. Dealers will replace the existing gearbox lubricant with an updated formulation. 2013/2014: The factory installed block heater may overheat while in use and potentially result in a fire. Dealers will replace the block heater and advise owners to stop using it in the interim.



3. “Charlie’s Angels”: Every adolescent boy’s favorite show was also a Ford show for most of its run. Two of the Angels drove a Mustang II — Farrah Fawcett’s character, Jill, drove what passed for a Cobra in those days — and ironically, the brainy Angel, Sabrina, actually drove a Pinto.

It was the dawn of the productplacement era, and cars were by far the choicest products to embed in shows like ‘Green Acres’ and ‘Bewitched.



4. “The Beverly Hillbillies”: The Rob Sass Hillbillies was a comparatively rare Mopar show —The Chrysler Corporation supplied the vehicles. The snobby Drysdales, a wealthy banking family, could usually be seen in a top-ofthe-line Imperial, and Milburn Drysdale’s longsuffering assistant, Jane Hathaway, usually drove a Dodge Coronet or a Plymouth Fury convertible. 5. “Bewitched”: For most of its run, “Bewitched” was proudly pro-Chevy, with tons of Camaros, Caprices and even Corvairs appearing over the show’s long run. But the guy with the wife who could twitch her nose and conjure up any car he wanted rarely had the coolest ride on the show. Nope, it was Darrin Stephens’ boss, Larry Tate, who often showed up in a new Corvette convertible. PICTURE: FIREBIRD: THIS 1975 FIREBIRD WAS USED IN THE ROCKFORD FILES (PHOTO COURTESY OF NBC)

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FRONT LIFE-JACKETS AT PARKS Free life-jacket kiosks are up back up for the season at provincial parks. A new one has been added at Sylvan Lake Provincial Park, bringing the tally to 18 kiosks in 17 locations across the province. Running on the honour system, the Life-jacket Loaner Station Program offers free, day-use lifejackets to parks visitors. According to the Canadian Red Cross, about 400 Canadians drown each year — 70 per cent of whom knew how to swim. Life-jacket loaner stations serve as a visual reminder and increase awareness about the importance of wearing life-jackets when enjoying the water.

WESTERNER PARADE ENTRIES People who want to be part of the Westerner Days parade next month must enter soon. Entries close on Monday. Decorated floats and vehicles, classic cars, local celebrities and marching bands are expected to participate in the parade on July 16. An expected 30,000 people will line the route through downtown Red Deer during the parade, which starts and ends at the Red Deer Arena at 4725 43rd St. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. It is the official kickoff to the five-day fair at Westerner Park that runs to July 20. For more information, call Minette Salvador at 403-309-0206. The parade manual is now available at www.

ELDER ABUSE Start the conversation on elder abuse at an awareness event at the Golden Circle on Saturday. Held the day before World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked around the world, the event is geared to get people talking about the issue. All are welcome. Event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4620 47th Ave. Call 403-343-6074 for more information.

SUMMER SOLSTICE FEAST Celebrate the longest day of the year at a Summer Solstice Feast on Saturday, June 21, at the Ellis Bird Farm tea house. Musical entertainment, a meal (featuring roast suckling pig, truffled celery root, green potato salad and other delicacies), and a farm tour — weather permitting — are in the offering. There are two dinner seatings at 6 or 7:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per guest. Wine and beer are available for purchase. To reserve, or for more information, email or 403-586-4547.

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Above: Geolocators were placed on 20 mountain bluebirds. Inset: Kevin Fraser studies bluebird migration routes with Ellis Bird Farm. From top: Nest boxes are important for cavity nesters like mountain bluebirds; the study team observes a bird recently returned to the nest; birds are weighed, measured and banded.

Really watching birds ELLIS BIRD FARM’S GROUND-BREAKING PURPLE MARTIN GEOLOCATORS PROGRAM EXPANDED TO MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS BY CAROL PATTERSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Many Red Deer residents have enjoyed a visit to Ellis Bird Farm, perhaps to enjoy the crème scones at the teahouse, admire the purple martins flitting about, or to gather landscaping ideas while wandering through the butterfly garden. But many may not realize that the farm is also breaking ground with its research into mountain bluebird migration. Since 2012, the farm has been working with Kevin Fraser, PhD, of the University of Manitoba to place geolocators on purple martins. These pea-sized sensors record sunset and sunrise times in an electronic diary to reveal the bird’s migration route. This summer for the first time ever, mountain bluebirds have been captured and fitted with tiny geolocators. It is not the first time that humans have helped this flying jewel. “If it wasn’t for people building bluebird boxes,” Brian Biggs, a bird farm board member, explains, “I think the mountain bluebird would be extinct as the cavities they naturally use for nesting are rarer all the time.” Biggs knows the importance of stewardship. His farm has been in the family for over a century; he hopes to pass along that stability to mountain bluebirds with over 600 bluebird nesting boxes gracing fence posts on his land. The Biggs farm was the staging area for the historic geolocator event as Myrna Pearman,

Ellis Bird Farm biologist/site services manager, organized volunteers into teams to gather and monitor the birds. With one eye on the weather conditions, she altered plans. “With it getting so cold tonight, I do not want the females to be off their nests for long,” she explained. A quick discussion with Fraser shifted the focus to males and those females with older chicks. The team scurried to place traps in nest boxes with suitable birds. After Biggs inserted one metal trap he left me to observe while setting another trap further away.

As I watched, the female came and left twice, suggesting the trap was not working. Gordon Johnson, another board member, saved the day with a MacGyver-style adaptation.

“If you take a piece of paper, duct tape, a toonie and piece of straw, you can make a trap that works just as good,” Gordon said as he fashioned his creation for the next try.

pioneer went back to his daily business of raising bluebird babies. People touring the bird farm can follow the journeys of the birds with geolocators at the visitor centre. Wall maps show where the purple martins went when they left Central Alberta and help people understand the heroic efforts these avian athletes make every year. Maps of the bluebird journeys will be added next year. “I have never seen anything so powerful in my years of environmental education as this project,” Pearman explained, “I was describing to a woman the journey of Amelia — our purple martin that set a record for distance tracked — and she was so moved she had tears in her eyes when I finished.” Such is the power of science to connect us more deeply to the world around us.

If you go: Within minutes, we had a bluebird and were hurrying back to the farm’s garage and an impromptu research station. Extracting the vivid-blue male from its cloth transport bag, Fraser declared it in good health with a weight exceeding 30 grams — the minimum needed for the research. This was a perfect bird to carry the first geolocator and it was quickly attached using a tiny backpack-like device. Twenty minutes later the bird was back in its nest box. I held my breath as we waited, hoping the bird would fly well after its retrofit. A flash of cerulean blue slit the sky and we smiled with relief as our

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● Ellis Bird Farm ( is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Labour Day. ● The farm is located eight km east (on Hwy 12) and eight km south (Prentiss Road/Rural Road 26-0) of Lacombe. The farm is on the west side of the road, across from the MEGlobal petrochemical facility. ● Visitors can find information on the geolocator project in the visitor centre. To see video from this year’s bluebird project, go to ● Some of the farm’s purple martins are wearing geolocators. With good binoculars and patience you may spot a tiny antennae sticking through the feathers on the bird’s back. ● Sign up for an educational program to learn more about songbirds. Carol Patterson helps inspire everyday explorers within organizations. When she isn’t travelling for work, Carol is travelling for fun. More of her adventures can be found at


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BRIEFS Spring road bans lifted Spring road bans have been lifted in the Red Deer County. Road bans are put in place for trucks to prevent serious damage to roads during spring thaw. The road bans were put in place in March. The temporary bans included: ● Range Road 272 (30th Avenue) north of Township Road 384 to Township Road 390 ● Range Road 281 south of Hwy 11A to approximately 800 metres north of Township Road 384 ● Township Road 384 east of Range Road 272 to power line west of RR 270 (10th Avenue) ● 39th Street west of Range Road 270 to Range Road 271 ● Range Road 270, north of 19th Street to 55th Street ● Township Road 391 east of C&E Trail to west of Ipsco’s entrance The following road bans will remain in place until further notice. The designated roads permit trucks to carry up to a maximum per cent of vehicle axle weight allowance. They are: ● Range Road 271 from 55th Street to 39th Street ● C&E Trail from Hwy 11A to Township Road 391

Robbery, crash suspect in court A man accused of robbing a Red Deer liquor store and crashing his stolen getaway car into another vehicle made his first court appearance on Wednesday. Andrew Lagrelle, 27, appeared in Red Deer provincial court through a video link with the Red Deer Remand Centre. He was arrested on Monday after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash in front of Sunnybrook Farm Museum in the early afternoon. RCMP allege a suspect earlier robbed the Gaetz Avenue Liquor Store at knifepoint and then took off in a stolen Acura Integra. As he fled on 47th Avenue, the suspect crashed into another vehicle, injuring the female driver, who was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. The suspect fled on foot and was cornered by police in the backyard of a home near Bower Place Shopping Centre. An RCMP officer was allegedly threatened with a knife and assaulted while trying to arrest the suspect, who suffered minor injuries. The police officer was not hurt. Lagrelle appeared in court with a visible bruise or scrape on his left cheek. Court was told he had spent time in hospital and had not had time to contact a lawyer yet. He will appear next in court on June 18. Lagrelle is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, break and enter, and three counts of breaching probation.

SAFE program heads north Four north Red Deer neighbourhoods will be the next to be targeted through the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre’s new initiative. The centre’s SAFE program started up earlier this month with community engagement efforts in West Park/West Lake. The week-long initiative features events where community members are asked to come together to discuss concerns and seek solutions to issues of crime and delinquency. From June 16 to 20, the program will be brought to the Glendale, Normandeau, Kentwood and Johnstone neighbourhoods. The crime prevention centre intends to spread the SAFE program to all Red Deer neighbourhoods over the next few years. On Monday, the SAFE team will be in the four neighbourhoods promoting the program and on Tuesday it will hold a barbecue at Unity Baptist Church (139 Northey Ave.). The barbecue will operate on a by-donation basis and a community conversation facilitated by the City of Red Deer will take place during the event, with residents invited to share what they like about the area and what needs to change. A Spanish translator will be available at the barbecue. Further discussions related to the issues raised will take place on Wednesday, and on Thursday “clean kits” will be available at Unity Baptist for graffiti removal, scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Finally, on Friday, the SAFE team will compile a list of the outstanding issues and pass them along to the appropriate agency, if necessary. The centre is looking for volunteers in the lead up to the event to deliver flyers in the four neighbourhoods and also for the community cleanup and graffiti abatement on June 19. For more information or to volunteer, contact TerryLee Ropchan at the centre at 403-986-9904.

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Ken Nalaunan, left, and his Grade 4 classmates look on as Alicia Cafferata-Arnett, Red Deer College project co-ordinator of Applied Research and Innovation, shows off a project produced by a student using a 3-D printer. The students, from Joseph Welsh Elementary School, toured the college on Tuesday as part of a project that had all the students at the school touring the next grade they will attend in their next school year. The students also toured a high school and went on to see what awaits them once they make it into college. The Red Deer departure point will be Turple Bros. in Gasoline Alley at 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $50 to be part of the action. Money raised will go towards the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ efforts to find the causes, treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases. Over one million Canadians live with such conditions. The Alberta event will be one of six rides to take place across Canada. For more information or to register, visit or call 1-800-4613331.

The annual parade — with a Cirque du Soleil theme this year — will start at 1 p.m. At 10:30 p.m., the film Footloose will be shown as a drive-in movie in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Finally, on Sunday a Father’s Day pancake breakfast will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion from 8 a.m. to noon and a fun run (pre-registration required) will start at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. For a more detailed schedule, visit Sylvan was incorporated as a village in 1913 and celebrated its centennial last year.

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Three people who allegedly tried forcing a male victim to withdraw money from a bank machine have been charged by Red Deer City RCMP. Two males and a female were arrested at the Eastview Shopping Centre after police were called to the BMO bank at 39th Street and 40th Avenue on Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m. Officers found some suspects allegedly attempting to make another person withdraw money from his bank account. The suspects were known to the victim and felt they were owed this money. A 21-year-old Red Deer man was charged with extortion without a firearm. A 23-year-old Red Deer man was charged with resisting or obstructing a peace officer, extortion without a firearm and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. A 21-year-old Sherwood Park woman was charged with extortion without a firearm, disguise with intent, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. All three suspects were expected to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Wednesday.

A male suspect was arrested in Thunder Bay, Ont., in relation to a shooting that injured a person near Innisfail earlier this month. The identity of the man will not be released until charges are laid, said Staff Sgt. Ron Campbell, manager of communications for Alberta RCMP KDivision. Campbell confirmed the arrest was in connection to a June 2 shooting on an acreage near Innisfail that left a person injured. The police investigation is ongoing, and no more information can be released at this time, said Campbell.

Sylvan Lake plans 101st birthday party Sylvan Lake is taking it to the streets for its 101st birthday party. The town’s annual 1913 Days festival is set for Friday to Sunday, with a full slate of events on Saturday. The big new addition to the lineup in 2014 is a street festival that will see Lakeshore Drive (between 50th and 46th Streets) closed to vehicle traffic for the day. The street festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, balloonists, inflatable play structures and face painting. Children’s entertainers and musical acts will perform throughout the day as well. Along with the new, many regular features of the annual celebration will take place over the weekend. The festival kicks off on Friday with a farmers market at Railway Park Promenade from 4 to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a firemen’s breakfast at the town fire hall from 7-11 a.m., followed by a barbecue, chili cook off and charity pie and cake auction later in the day. A garage sale and sporting demonstrations will also take place during the day.

Arson accused to have hearing A man accused of setting a fire that destroyed a Red Deer mobile home will have a preliminary hearing in January. Randy Evans, 30, faces one count of arson in connection with the Nov. 4 fire in Mustang Acres near Taylor Drive and 68th Street. It took fire crews nearly 40 minutes to put out the afternoon blaze that completely destroyed the mobile home. No one was injured and nearby units were saved from damage. The owner of the mobile home said its tenants had been served with eviction papers several days earlier and were to have been out the day after the fire.

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Motorcyclists ride for the blind Motorcyclists will be out in force on June 21 in an effort to raise funds for blindness research. The 32nd iteration of the Ride for Sight event — Canada’s largest motorcycle fundraiser in support of vision research — will take place on Saturday, June 21, with Red Deer one of the starting points for riders. Hundreds of riders are expected for the event, which will see participants setting out from Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton on their way to Ponoka. Once in Ponoka, there will be a formal motorcycle parade, live music and dancing, a show and shine and comedy acts. Free camping will be provided.

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Three Radio City Rockettes from Lacombe will be teaching a new dance camp at Red Deer College this summer. Sisters Alison, Lisa and Kristin Jantzie will join forces with guest instructor Eric Coles to offer a oneof-a-kind dance intensive camp from Aug. 17 to 22. It will include some ballet, jazz, contemporary, theatrical and tap dancing and culminate with a performance on the RDC Arts Centre mainstage. The Jantzie sisters have spent four years dancing with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City and have performed all over the world. They also have their own dance company, ID Inspire Dance, which has previously done workshops in Central Alberta. For more information and to register for the dance camp, visit or call 403-357-3663. The Jantzie sisters are also offering a free evening session on theatre jazz to students age seven to adult on Thursday, July 26, from 4 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in Studio D of the RDC Arts Centre. Students can confirm a spot by emailing





Actors are just great pretenders HELL ON WHEELS STAR SPEAKS OUT AGAINST METHOD ACTING AND BAD SOUTHERN ACCENTS BY BILL GRAVELAND THE CANADIAN PRESS BANFF — Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount says he’s not using a ‘method’ when he assumes the role of a tortured Confederate soldier bent on seeking revenge against those who killed his wife and young son. In fact, the very idea of so-called “method acting” — in which actors try to ‘become’ a character in reallife — prompted an angry rant. “Oh God! No they don’t. They just pretend they do,” he snapped in an interview with The Canadian Press at the Banff World Media Festival. “I am the most outspoken critic about this B.S. We have it in the United States and this doesn’t exist anywhere else but the Americas. In England the audience doesn’t show up at the bar after the theatre and run into the guy playing Hamlet and ask him if he’s still in character,” Mount added. Set in 1865, the AMC series chronicles the Hell on Wheels star settlement that accompanied the construction of Anson Mount the first transcontinental railroad, referred to as “Hell on Wheels” by the company men, surveyors, support workers, labourers and prostitutes who make the mobile encampment their home. Mount plays Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who works as a foreman on the railroad as he tries to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son. “We play make believe. That’s all we do,” said the Tennessee-raised actor. “We play make believe very good and very professionally but what we do fundamentally is a process of play. It’s what we do,” Mount said with a shrug. “It’s not called shamanism. It’s not called psychofreakability where you turn into someone else-ism. I played this movie where I played a meth addict who ends up selling his daughter. It wasn’t hard to play that scene ... I memorized the lines and played make believe. It was fun.” Hell on Wheels is in the middle of filming its fourth season in Alberta and Mount said he could see it running at least six or seven. He is a fan of Cullen Bohannan. “I wanted this role particularly as a southern man who likes work that is set somewhere between New York and L.A. I couldn’t believe the network had the balls to have a protagonist that was a former Confederate,” he said. “You need me to be a southerner if you want to realistically do it. I hate bad southern accents. They’re worse than anything.” Hell on Wheels is one of a number of successful series on AMC, the home of hits including Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and The Killing.


This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ansel Elgort, left, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from The Fault In Our Stars.

The Fault in Our Stars falls short of its promise The Fault in Our Stars 2.5 stars (out of four) Rated: PG

Hazel’s devoted parents (Laura Dern and Sam Trammell) worry about her mental health. They insist she attend the hilariously righteous support You can’t really criticize The group sessions at a local church, Fault in Our Stars for wanting which she reluctantly but dutito turn on the waterworks, as it fully does. At least she gets to hang with inevitably and understandably cool kids like Isaac (Nat Wolff), does. It’s adapted from John Green’s who isn’t going to let incipient blindness stop him bestselling young adult from being a ladies’ novel about teens findman. ing love in the time of And she meets the cancer, and no hanky slightly strange but box will be left unplunimpossibly cute Gus dered. (Ansel Elgort), a basThe heartless and ketball star who lost a cynical need not apleg to cancer, and who ply. pretends to smoke cigaStill, it bears menrettes as his way of givtioning that director ing the finger to the big Josh Boone doesn’t live C and “oblivion.” up to the promise of Gus is smitten, Hathe film’s early going, PETER zel is cautious — and when it seems it might HOWELL for about the first hour, head in a less predictthis combination works able and tear-jerking its charms, even though direction. Elgort isn’t half the ac“T h i s i s t r u t h … s o r r y ! ” S h a i l e n e W o o d l e y ’ s tor that his fellow Divergent alumself-referential Hazel says at nus Woodley is. The determination of this pair the outset, as she admirably sets out to prove herself as “the to live life to the fullest, no matKeith Richards of cancer kids” ter how short their lives may be, is ennobling and even entertainrather than just a pity case. She’s a whip-smart 16-year-old ing, with screenwriters Scott who has managed to hold lung Neustadter and Michael H. Wecancer at bay thanks to an ex- ber, co-scribes on 500 Days of Sumperimental drug, but permanent mer and The Spectacular Now, probreathing tubes and a portable viding some fresh and believable oxygen tank remind her of the dis- dialogue. But then the story shifts to Amease’s constant threat.


sterdam, and whatever intention Boone and his producers had of making this a different kind of cancer movie — something like Jonathan Levine’s 50/50, in other words — ends up in the nearest canal. Everything turns completely to treacle, replete with hearttugging visuals and a soundtrack of insipid pop that might have been written and sung by a basketful of angels and bunny rabbits. Not even the presence of the estimable Willem Dafoe as a drunk and cranky author in no mood to pander can save the film from its determined slide into syrup. It’s here that Elgort’s limitations as an actor are most painful to watch, since his constant smirk doesn’t readily convert to a frown. Conversely, it’s also here that Woodley really proves her worth. She has dramatic chops that she’ll put to good use in a better movie. As I said at the outset, it’s not that The Fault in Our Stars is so terrible, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting a good cry at the movies. But it promises something that it doesn’t deliver, and insincerity is the last thing you want in a film like this. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

Online music streaming on the rise in Canada BY THE CANADIAN PRESS There was some head-scratching when Apple recently announced it was buying the headphone and music streaming company Beats in a US$3 billion deal. But a Canadian report suggests Apple may be on to something, as audio streaming is on the rise and the use of online music services has doubled in a year. Nearly two-thirds of the anglophone Canadians polled by phone by the Media Technology Monitor said they regularly streamed music online last year, which was up from 61 per cent in 2012 and 57 per cent in 2011. The most popular source for listening to music for free online was YouTube, with 53 per cent of the respondents saying they streamed tunes that way. About one in five said they streamed online feeds of AM or FM radio stations and a similar number used a streaming service like Deezer, Rdio, Songza or Slacker. The use of streaming music services in Canada doubled since 2012, according to the report. Of the regular audio streamers, one in three said they used at least one music service. Perhaps surprisingly, respondents said the time they spent streaming audio was almost equal to how long they typically spent streaming TV shows,

movies and other video clips. Survey respondents said about a quarter of their online time was devoted to listening to music, about 29 per cent was spent watching video, and the rest was used for surfing the web and other web activities. The average user who said they regularly streamed audio online estimated they typically spent a little over seven hours a week doing so. Desktop and laptop computers were still the devices of choice for streaming. About 84 per cent of the users who regularly streamed online said they used a computer for music listening. About one in three music fans said they also used their smartphone to stream audio, one in five said they used a tablet, and one in 10 were playing songs through an Internet-connected TV. The Media Technology Monitor commissioned Forum Research Inc. to speak with 4,009 anglophones by phone between Oct. 7 and Dec. 1, 2013 about how they used technology. The survey results are considered accurate within 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20. Another recent report by the NPD Group found that while large numbers of Canadians are transitioning to digital music, most listening is still done in their cars. About 70 per cent of the Canadians surveyed in an online poll said they most commonly listened to music in their cars, followed by using a computer (57 per cent) or their TV (40 per cent). The online survey was conducted

with 2,653 Canadians from Jan. 10 through 22. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online

surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.

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Traditional beaver dam solutions fail to recognize animal’s value THEY ARE CONSIDERED THE ORIGINAL MODEL FOR ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS Beavers are the original model for ecosystem engineers; in the process of clearcutting and damming, beavers alter their ecosystem extensively. — Wikipedia “… let’s face it, using dynamite can be fun.” — Glynnis Hood I’m one of the guys who sometimes gets a call from a landowner, stating that a beaver dam is backing up water and threatening to take out a road.

And then I have to fill out a work order so that a certified contractor can come in with traps and dynamite to a) send the beaver [s] to beaver heaven, and b) blow up the dam. It doesn’t leave me with a great feeling, since I often wonder whether there are too many beavers around or whether there are too many humans. After all, they were in Canada long before they made their appearance on our nickel. Bones of castoroides (a giant beaver

the size of a bear) have been dated back to two million years B.C., whereas native Americans have only been here a few tens of thousands of years. But aside from questions relating to who was here first, it’s also high time that we started to think about the positive engineering potential of castor canadensis. That’s because of their role in “riparian resilience” (or healthy waterways). When it comes to water in Alberta, we fear two things: too much

of it (like in Calgary last year) EVAN or too little of BEDFORD it (like in a generation or two, when the disappearing glaciers will mean that our rivers will start to run dry during certain times of the year).


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BEAVERS: Efforts may mitigate some human foibles: dams act like sponges, raise water tables Beavers won’t be able to work miracles, but at least they might be able to mitigate the effects of some of the stupid things we do. That’s because their dams can act both like sponges (releasing

water slowly during droughts) and berms (slowing water down during deluges). And in addition to acting like sponges and berms, beaver dams can raise water tables over very wide areas. Researcher Cherie Westbrook (from the University of Saskatchewan) found that this groundwater effect could be detected as far as two km away from the dams. That’s why some photos from decades ago show much more shrub and tree growth around waterways than those taken recently. It’s not that humans have come along and cut down all those scrawny willows and aspens; it’s that humans have trapped all of the beavers, so that the groundwater has dried up, and the shrubs and trees

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, June 12, 2014 C5 tions on Piper Creek south of 32nd have ceased to grow. street. So how can we co-exist with the But on a grander scale, what are our beaver without having to put up with options? Can we shut down some of the damage to our roads and the flooding Eastern Slopes of the Rockies to ATV of farmers’ fields? use and transfer a few thousand of our Another researcher (Glynnis toothy friends out there? Can we have Hood from the University of Alrecreation and a healthy population of berta) is studying the benefits of beavers? pond levelers (trademark versions How about the eco-tourism poknown as Castor Master and Beaver tential of spending a few hours Deceiver), which allow beavers to watching these masterful engibuild dams, but also allow humans neers at work? to determine the optimal height and These are the sorts of questions that location of those dams. we should be asking ourselves. Essentially, it’s a beaver dam with We’ve already sealed the fate of the an elaborate culvert system poking glaciers. through at a level which doesn’t cause Hopefully, the fate of beavers and problems upstream. the fate of humanity can be managed If you’d like to see a pond leveler in action, I’ve been told that the in a somewhat more thoughtful manner. Medicine River Wildlife Centre Evan Bedford is a local environmen(west of Spruceview) and the Ellis talist. Direct comments, questions and Bird Farm (east of Blackfalds) are suggestions to Visit working on versions. the Energy and Ecology website at www. In addition, the City of Red Deer is looking at possible loca-

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Mayor discusses the challenges of an ‘emerging city’ BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR


Red Deer is undergoing a transition that presents challenges and opportunities, says Mayor Tara Veer. Speaking at a Red Deer Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Veer described how the city is approaching 100,000 people, with a regional population of 300,000 to 350,000. As Alberta’s “emerging city,” an ad hoc process of governing and delivering services is no longer adequate, she said. What’s needed is an integrated approach that emphasizes “effectiveness, efficiency and innovation,” and responds quickly to emerging issues and the needs of citizens. Red Deer’s 2014 operating and capital budgets were “cautiously optimistic,” said Veer, and based on expectations of marginal economic growth while recognizing that recovery from the recession continues. On the operational side, property taxes and user fees are expected to maintain rather than enhance service levels, she said. Exceptions included policing and pubic safety, and snow and ice control. Veer also said council has worked to reduce Red Deer’s debt to a manageable level. “Eight years ago, the city was anticipating maxing out its provincially prescribed debtload capacity,” she said. Now, municipal debt is expected to be about half of the maximum in 2015. “This ultimately leaves us with the financial flexibility that we will need to respond to new and emerging items, and to deal with unanticipated items as they arise.” The 2014 capital budget lays the groundwork for future growth, said

Veer. It includes work on the north leg of the north highway connector, servicing and powerline burial in Red Deer’s Riverlands district, road upgrades, and infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. The city’s bid for the 2019 Canada Winter Games reflects a tremendous opportunity, said Veer. If successful, it will result in upgrades to Red Deer’s recreational and cultural facilities — upgrades that are already contemplated in the city’s long-term capital plans. “The games will secure significant provincial and federal capital funding dollars for Red Deer that would otherwise not be available to us.” Going forward, Red Deer must find a way to provide the facilities and services that the public expects but at a cost that it can afford. “In this new normal, the presence of corporate, service club and private sponsorship will be absolutely critical to the planning and success and realization of new community capital projects and programming,” said Veer. She also stressed the importance of elevating Red Deer’s provincial profile. This will help attract money from the Alberta government for schools and other facilities, like a new courthouse. “As much as possible, what we need to do is recognize that if Red Deer is going to grow both on population and in business, our quality of life needs to match that, so that people don’t feel as though as we’re becoming a larger city they’re trading off the benefits of our small-town feel,” Veer later summed up for reporters.

RDC developing international business program BY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer College extended its reach to the city’s downtown core when the Donald School of Business moved to the Millennium Centre in 2010. Now it’s eying the world. The college announced on Wednesday that it’s developing an international business program to train students to help businesses operate globally. Classes in the new international business graduate certificate program are scheduled to begin in September. RDC said in a release that the program is well-suited for Alberta — an exporting province within an exporting country. “By adding this new program, the college continues to demonstrate how we respond to business demand for relevant programs in our region and our world,” said Joel Ward, the college’s president and CEO. Open to students with an undergraduate degree, or a two-year diploma or equivalent training with two years of work experience, the program will consist of 10 courses taught over a 12-month period. It will be delivered online and through classroom executive weekends, with a final project re-

quiring students to develop and present an international expansion plan for a Canadian business. Students can also complete a practicum. Those enrolled in the program have an opportunity to receive a Forum for International Trade Training and a Certified International Trade Professional designation, as well as a Red Deer College certificate. RDC is the first Alberta college to offer a credential program of this kind. “The Donald School of Business is excited to offer learners this unique program that sets them up to be international entrepreneurs,” said Darcy Mykytyshyn, dean of the Donald School of Business. “With real-world business examples integrated into the international business program, we will help ensure students can hit the ground running quickly to be successful in their careers.” Information sessions about the International Business Graduate Certificate program will be conducted in Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton. The Red Deer sessions will take place at the Donald School of Business on Friday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to noon, and on Friday, June 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

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Work continues on the apartment building located at 301 Timothy Drive Wednesday.

Rental vacancy up in Red Deer: CMHC BY ADVOCATE STAFF Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s latest rental market report suggests that developers are responding to the scarcity of apartments in Alberta. The report, which looked at vacancy and rental rates in April, found that an average of 1.8 per cent of apartment units were available that month. That compared with 1.5 per cent in April 2013. “Between the 2013 and 2014 April surveys, the provincial rental apartments universe experienced a net gain of 1,274 units, which helped to offset increased demand,” said CMHC in its report. “Further additions to the rental market universe will occur in future surveys, as there were over 4,100 rental units under construction in April 2014.” In Red Deer, the apartment count grew by 48 units year-over-year, although several additional buildings are under construction. The overall vacancy rate in the city increased to 2.1 per cent from 1.6 per cent in the 12 months leading up to April. Among communities with 10,000 or more people, vacancy rates ranged from zero per cent in Canmore to 7.0 per cent in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Sylvan Lake was at 3.7 per cent, up from 1.5 per cent; and Lacombe increased to 1.6 per cent from 0.4 per cent.


BRIEFS Watch out for herbicide-resistant weeds Producers throughout Central Alberta are urged to be on the lookout for herbicide-resistant weeds, which are sprouting up this spring. According to a release from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, several weeds have developed a resistance to herbicides, including wild oats, chickweed, clears and kochia. Because weeds compete with crops for moisture, soil nutrients and sunlight, early weed control has been a growing concern. Following a planned herbicide application process should also factor in the strengths of the herbicide. Fol-

CMHC said apartment vacancy rates in Alberta have remained relatively low because of the influx of people to the province. Net migration last year involved a record 102,465 people. Meanwhile, employment growth remained strong, with 76,300 new jobs created in Alberta between April 2013 and April 2014, and average employment jumping 3.5 per cent during this period. The high demand for rental accommodation continued to put upward pressure on rental rates. The average rent for two-bedroom apartments that were included in both the 2013 and 2014 CMHC surveys was up 5.5 per cent. In the case of Red Deer, the increase was 5.6 per cent, while in Sylvan Lake it was 2.9 per cent and in Lacombe it was 1.5 per cent. The average rent for new and existing two-bedroom apartments in larger centres in April was $1,190 — ranging from $739 in Medicine Hat to $2,061 in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. In Red Deer, the average rent for new and existing two-bedroom apartments was $956, up from $902. Bachelor units jumped to $667 from $571, one-bedroom apartments went to $816 from $902, and apartments with three-plus rooms increased to $1,034 from $1,009. The average two-bedroom rent in Sylvan Lake in April was $921, as compared with $899 a year earlier. In the case of Lacombe, the figure went to $804 from $783. lowing a good herbicide rotation will also reduce risk of herbicide-resistant weeds developing. When purchasing herbicides, look at chemical group and active ingredients. Purchasing products based on names could lead to repeated use of a particular active ingredient, increasing the risk of developing herbicideresistant weeds. “When herbicides are used effectively, weed competition will be reduced, resulting in a crop yield benefit,” said Mark Cutts, an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development crop specialist, in the release. Scouting fields after a herbicide application will determine if the weeds are controlled. “Successful weed control is a multistep process. A good scouting program, careful herbicide selection, timely application and evaluating the effectiveness of applied herbicides will aid in achieving beneficial results,” said Cutts.

31,000 square-foot Plaza W. unveiled at former Parsons Clinic site BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR


Workers were putting the finishing touches on a downtown renovation project on Wednesday that transformed a drab medical clinic into an eye-catching commercial building. The 4822 Ross St. building that served as home to the former Parsons Clinic for decades was unveiled in full after months of rehabilitation and renewal. “It was a fun project and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out,” said Jason Welikoklad, whose company JDub Holdings Inc. owns the threestorey building. “It’s nice to have a fresh look downtown, and it’s got a great view of the city park.” The building, which has been named Plaza W, contains about 31,000 square feet of space. In addition to removing a myriad of partition walls, contractor IMC Construction Ltd. gutted the interior and brought it up to current standards — including installing a new elevator. The exterior also underwent wholesale changes, such as the addition of

new windows and stone accents. Built in 1977, the building was used by Parsons Clinic until it closed two years ago. Welikoklad said he saw great potential in the building, and didn’t cut any corners when renovating it. “You’re never quite sure when you start, because it’s all on paper,” he said. “But it turned out fantastic.” Although Plaza W could be used for retail, Welikoklad thinks it’s better suited for professional tenants. Leasing agent Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta has had good interest, and he’s optimistic prospective occupants will commit now that the finished product can be seen. “Essentially, everything is ready for tenant improvements,” said Welikoklad, adding that space can still be developed to different specifications. The building is served by 40 parking stalls, in addition to on-street parking. Signage is expected to go up shortly.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 99.06 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 52.21 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.30 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.46 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.83 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.94 Cdn. National Railway . . 67.52 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 196.94 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 39.52 Capital Power Corp . . . . 26.17 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.48 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 52.86 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 50.55 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 29.30 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.72 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.12 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 21.78 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.14 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 53.84 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 67.13 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.82 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 12.91 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 50.36 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 103.55 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.79 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 14.50 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.79 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — North American stock markets closed lower Wednesday as the indexes took a breather from the near record levels hit in the last few sessions. The S&P/TSX composite index pulled back 12.25 points to 14,892.13. The Canadian dollar gained 0.31 of a cent to 92.02 cents US. There have been predictions that the Toronto market might soon reach its record close of 15,073 set on June 18, 2008, just before the recession that saw stock values plummet. But that may not be the case as the TSX searches for direction in the face of little economic data or earnings news. In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrials dropped 102.04 points to 16,843.88, ending a five-day stretch of positive closes. The Nasdaq fell 6.07 points to 4,331.93 and the S&P 500 dipped 6.90 points to 1,943.89. The Wall Street indexes have been on a steady climb since April due to a number of encouraging economic reports, including solid jobs figures for May that were released last week. The World Bank has said it plans to cut its 2014 global growth forecast to 2.8 per cent from 3.2 per cent, citing a bitter American winter and the political crisis in Ukraine. However, recent data such as solid U.S. hiring and stronger Chinese exports in May suggest prospects for growth in the second half of the year aren’t all pessimistic. On commodity markets, the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange advanced five cents to US$104.40 a barrel amid a report from the U.S. Energy Department that oil supplies fell by 2.6 million barrels in the week ended June 6, more than double the 1.2 million barrels analysts expected. The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which met in Vienna Wednesday is also expected to keep its output target of 30 million barrels a day unchanged. Energy markets were impacted after al-Qaida inspired militants who overran much of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Mosul is in an area that is usu-

Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 18.67 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.11 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.42 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.16 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.68 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 17.86 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.31 First Quantum Minerals . 21.91 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.35 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.64 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.39 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.65 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.17 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.50 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 23.77 Energy Arc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.53 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 37.10 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 70.94 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.34 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 59.70 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 46.24 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 23.39 Canyon Services Group. 16.78 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.45 CWC Well Services . . . . 1.100 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 25.89 ally — though not currently — a major gateway for Iraqi oil. August bullion climbed $1.10 to US$1,261.20 an ounce as the TSX gold sector led advancers with a 1.5 per cent jump. July copper declined by a penny to US$3.04 a pound, with the TSX metals and mining sector fading 0.77 per cent. The telecom sector was the index’s biggest decliner, falling 1.20 per cent. Shares in Bell Aliant (TSX:BA) dropped 2.59 per cent, or 75 cents, to $28.25, while Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) stock declined by 2.3 per cent, or $1.03 to $43.67. Allan Small, a senior adviser at Holliswealth, said the negative news from the World Bank and Iraq had given North American markets an excuse to take a “bit of a pause” and come down from near all-time highs. “What we’re going to see going forward is more of what we’ve seen so far... sort of a grind higher,” he said. “I would be surprised to see the TSX get a significant jump.” Small anticipates oil and gold to eventually come down, which will weigh on the commoditiesheavy TSX. But because other sectors like banks and railways have been pretty stable, the overall effect on the exchange won’t be too drastic. On the corporate front, Lululemon’s founder says there needs to be a shakeup with the board of directors at the yoga wear company if the company wants to increase shareholder value. Chip Wilson says he voted against two returning board members and urged others to do the same. But Lululemon’s shareholders rejected the idea and re-elected both directors at the company’s annual meeting in Vancouver. Lululemon reports its latest earnings on Thursday. Shares in the company closed down $1.18 or 2.59 per cent at US$44.30 in New York. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Wednesday at world financial market trading. Stocks:

Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.55 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . 101.95 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 66.94 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.28 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 36.03 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 54.95 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 7.27 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.66 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.110 Precision Drilling Corp . . 14.40 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 44.20 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.27 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 17.00 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 12.19 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 74.50 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 76.84 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 70.63 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96.76 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 39.40 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.90 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.57 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 51.10 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 73.99 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.66 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 46.13 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.44 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 74.86 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 38.28 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.64 S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,892.13, down 12.25 points TSX Venture Exchange — 989.14, up 2.22 points TSX 60 — 850.37, down 1.61 points Dow — 16,843.88, down 102.04 points S&P 500 — 1,943.89, down 6.90 points Nasdaq — 4,331.93, down 6.07 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 92.02 cents US, up 0.31 of a cent Pound — C$1.8244, down 0.25 of a cent Euro — C$1.4701, down 0.69 of a cent Euro — US$1.3529, down 0.16 of a cent Oil futures: US$104.40 per barrel, up five cents (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,261.20 per oz., up $1.10 (August contract)

Canada could do better trade with Africa, forum told BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The head of the world’s largest freight transportation company says Canada isn’t adequately exploiting its competitive advantages in order to expand business relationships with fast-growing economies in Africa. DHL Freight chief executive Amadou Diallo told an international economic conference on Wednesday that bilingualism and Canada’s role in educating many African leaders could help it compete with “extremely hungry” countries like China and India that are anxious to expand their relationships with the continent. China alone has vowed to double its investment to $400 billion by 2020, including the construction of high-speed rail. “You should be inspired and determined to tackle those opportunities and I don’t think that you see a lot of Canadian entrepreneurs moving around all these markets,” Diallo said. Diallo, himself a native African whose sister studied in Canada, said many Canadian businesses tend to eye opportunities in Asia, but the ability to speak in English and French would boost relationships on a continent where the two languages, along with Portuguese, are spoken most frequently. He also said too few Canadians are aware of the country’s role in training African leaders who are seeking ways to modernize their countries. “Canada has educated a lot of leaders that are today active, that are changing the leadership in Africa and we need that to be recognized by the Canadians,” he said in an interview.

Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.756 oz., down 2.6 cents $699.46 kg., down 83 cents ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: July ’14 $3.40 lower $458.30; Nov. ’14 $5.00 lower $453.70; Jan ’15 $4.80 lower $459.50; March ’15 $4.70 lower $462.60; May ’15 $4.70 lower $464.60; July ’15 $4.70 lower $466.40; Nov ’15 $5.20 lower $470.40; Jan. ’16 $5.20 lower $464.40; March ’16 $5.20 lower $467.90; May ’16 $5.20 lower $467.90; July ’16 $5.20 lower $467.90. Barley (Western): July ’14 unchanged $135.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $125.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $127.00; March ’15 unchanged $128.00; May ’15 unchanged $128.00; July ’15 unchanged $128.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $128.00; Dec. ’15 unchanged $128.00; March ’16 unchanged $128.00; May ’16 unchanged $128.00; July ’16 unchanged $128.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 340,660 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 340,660.

He said Canada’s expertise in energy development would be especially welcome since energy is Africa’s biggest need. Among the fastest growing African countries is Nigeria, which has big oil reserves and has become part of a major global trade route. Africans could also benefit from Canada’s experience in governance to help steer business and governments. In turn, many African leaders understand the Canadian way of thinking and appreciate the “humble” way Canadians conduct themselves. And, unlike colonial powers which tend to focus on familiar countries, Canada is seen as neutral and able to understand all cultures. “I personally see Canadians as humble people and I think it’s good to be humble if you want to tackle opportunities in Africa because arrogance doesn’t pay,” he said. International Trade Minister Ed Fast said Canada has bilateral trade deals accounting for $73 billion worth of annual trade which it want to see grow. Ottawa has a “special interest” in negotiating trade deals with many African countries where Canadian companies increasingly have investment interests, Fast said. On Wednesday, he announced the conclusion of negotiations toward a foreign investment and promotion and protection agreement with Burkina Faso, where Canada is the largest foreign investor. The treaty is similar to 27 Canada has in the world, including with Benin, Egypt and Tanzania in Africa. It is also negotiating such pacts — which protect Canadian investments abroad — with the African countries of Kenya, Ghana and Tunisia.



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Ritz leads delegation to China BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is hoping some face time with Chinese officials will help boost Canadian agriculture exports to that burgeoning market. Ritz is to lead a delegation of more than 30 agricultural groups and officials from four provinces to China next week. They’ll be talking about expanding trade access and boosting Canadian agricultural products. China accounted for more than $5.6 billion in Canadian agri-food and seafood exports in 2013, but Ritz says there’s more work to do. “Oh, quite a bit more,” he said. “I mean that still only represents five per cent of China’s imports, so we know that we can double or triple that number, which certainly would be good for Canadian producers and processors.” Ritz points out that canola sales, including both seed and oil, reached $2.7 billion in 2013. The minister also hopes to soon see meat shipments expanded. Currently, only boneless beef from animals under

30 months is allowed. “We hope to expand that in a staged way, as we did through Hong Kong, to get the bone-in under 30 months in the next short

while. So that’s what we’ll be putting pressure on moving forward there.” That breakthrough is needed to send a signal to producers and others, he said.

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de KONING (nee Quist) Tannetje Maria Adriana Tanny passed away peacefully at Michener Extendicare, Red Deer, on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Tanny was born February 7, 1923, in the Hague, Netherlands, the oldest of four children. In 1949, she married Cornelis (Casey) de Koning, with whom she had two daughters and a son. In 1959, the family immigrated to Canada where they settled in Red Deer. Tanny took the nursing program at Michener Centre and continued to work there for many years until her retirement. Tanny enjoyed many happy hours in her flower garden and greenhouse. She thoroughly enjoyed cross stitch and we have many happy memories of her working on these. Her health slowly declined as the result of a stroke in 2007. She spent the last two years of her life at Michener Extendicare. Tanny was predeceased by her husband, Casey in 1985, and two brothers in the Netherlands. Left to mourn her passing are: Margaret (Doug) Samide, Rebecca (Max), Victoria; John (Marion) de Koning; Liz (Art) Humting, Kara (Bob), Maria (Daniel), Jana (Tyler), Laura (Blaine), five greatgrandchildren, two brothers, one sister-in-law in Holland, and friends. Tanny’s family would like to thank the staff of Household 33 at Michener for their excellent care and compassion. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar Street, Red Deer, on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lending Cupboard Society, 5406C 43 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1C9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

Obituaries MALOUGHNEY Kathleen Margaret (nee Speltz) Kathleen Maloughney passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 86 years. She was born November 05, 1927 in Eston, Saskatchewan. Kay moved to Saskatoon to study nursing and graduated from St. Paul school of nursing in 1947 as a Registered Nurse. Kay worked in Saskatoon and then moved to the states and worked in Denver and at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Kay married Thomas Patrick Maloughney on August 17, 1957. Tom and Kay moved frequently throughout their lives together for Tom’s work. Communities included Regina (where Patrick was born), Medicine Hat (where Robert was born), Camrose, Bonnyville (where Maura was born), Hanna, Daysland and Ponoka. Tom and Kay retired while living in Ponoka and Kay moved to Red Deer in 1993. Kay worked as a registered nurse in all the communities they lived in. She was the Matron of the new Auxillary Hospital in Hanna and she started the Home Care Program in Daysland. Kay was always involved in the Catholic Church and the CWL. Kay was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Hedwig (Lenerz) Speltz; her husband Tom; and her siblings, Clara Wray, Helen Bowron and Ronald Speltz. Kay leaves to mourn her loss her children, Patrick and granddaughter Danielle; Robert and Pam and grandchildren Jessica, Sean and Brynna; and Maura and Mike and grandchildren Matthew, Aidan and Cailin; and her sister Irene Hughes. A Prayer Service for Kay will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Heart Parish, 5508 48A Avenue, Red Deer, on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 105, 4419 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3Z5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222


VALCKX Maria Rosalia Mary passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on June 8, 2014 at the age of 87 years. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Herman; children, Joanne (Michael), Herman (Sharon), Bill, Pete (Debbie), Rose (Craig) and Marge (Joe); A loving Grandmother to 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 1 greatgreat grandchild. Mary is predeceased by her son, John and great granddaughter, Charlotte. Her love and presence impacted not only her immediate family but extended far beyond her community. She will be dearly missed by the many hearts she has touched. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer with Reverend Les Drewicki celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Suite 202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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SCARROW Harold Apr. 16, 1934 - June 10, 2014 Mr. Harold Douglas Scarrow of Red Deer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Bethany CollegeSide, Red Deer on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the age of 80 years. He worked for almost sixty years from coast to coast, pipelining and making hundreds of lifelong friends and will be sadly missed by them all. There was always another great joke to be told or another round of cards to be played in Harold’s full and fun filled life! Harold will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered in the hearts of all his family and many dear friends. Harold leaves to mourn his loving wife, Sally; their seven children, Bryan, Darcy, Darren (Shannan), Brenda, Sean (Sue) Blair, Michael and Richard (Sherry) Lacroix; his prized gang of eleven grandchildren, Tamara, Joel, Brooklynne, Taylor, Chantara, Tanner, Carsan, Ciara, Keaton, Erika and Emma and also two great granddaughters, Jersey and Adalyn. Harold was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred in 1985. A Celebration of Harold’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m If desired, Memorial Donations in Harold’s honor may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society at or to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation at ate-now. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.



ROSS Dr. Aileen MacLeod Aileen Ross passed away peacefully on June 8, 2014 at the age of 85 years. She was born on October 14, 1928 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the elder of two children. Aileen trained as a nurse in Dartford, Kent, England, taking top honours in her class. She subsequently specialized in midwifery, training in Aberdeen. After marrying Dr. Eric Sinton, she spent some time in Israel and delivered her first child, Heather. Aileen’s second daughter, Hilary, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and the family spent some time in Carlisle, England before emigrating to Medicine Hat, Alberta. Two sons were born there, John and Jeremy, prior to the family moving to Red Deer, Alberta. Aileen spent the next 10 years immersed in raising her family and volunteering in the community. After taking French courses at Lindsay Thurber High School, and following a trip to France, she decided to pursue more coursework at Red Deer College. She completed a B.A. in History and went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Alberta, graduating with the latter at age 58. Her second career, teaching English, began at the University of Alberta and Red Deer College. She also taught at Canadian Union College in Lacombe and for Athabasca University. Incredibly, she continued to teach at Athabasca until the summer of 2013 when she suffered a stroke. Aileen will be deeply missed by her four children: Heather Sinton (David Walker), Hilary Johnson (Lyndon), John Sinton (Joyce) and Jeremy Sinton; five grandchildren: Sara Roset, Abbie Gerling, Micaela Gerling, Alyssa Gerling, Alasdair Sinton and two great-grandchildren, Ocean and Sahara Roset. She was predeceased by her father, William Ross; her mother, Edith Baster; her aunt, Mabel Baster; her uncle, Charles Baster; her brother, Bill; and two nephews, Alistair and Neil Ross. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law, Shirley Ross, and by her many friends and students. A Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 13 at 12 noon at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4718-50 Street (Ross St); 403-346-4560. Interment to follow in Red Deer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Salvation Army ( Aileen and her family would like to thank the staff on Unit 32 of the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Dr. Hulyk, and also the staff at both Victoria Park and Aspen Ridge Retirement Residences in Red Deer for their care and kindness. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.



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MARTENS Isaac “Ike” Ike passed away suddenly at his home in Red Deer on June 1, 2014 at the age of 73 years. He is lovingly remembered by his spouse, Gloria Wilcox; son, Cory Martens of Calgary; daughters, Mya DeRyan of Sherwood Park and Carrie Paquet of Calgary; step children, Todd Wilcox, Troy Wilcox, Teri Dobko and family; grandchildren, Darby Peterson of Vancouver, Sloane Martens and Presley Martens of Calgary and Abby Paquet and Evan Paquet of Calgary; and brother, Abe Martens. Ike is predeceased by his father, Peter Martens and mother, Helen SawatzkyMartens. Ike will be greatly missed by his family, car neighborhood, classic community and transport trucking buddies. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. A Celebration of Ike’s life will be held at his home after 5:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

PATRICIA JOAN MCINTOSH Sept. 24, 1958 - Feb. 1, 2014 We would like to welcome you to join us for our celebration of the life of Pat McIntosh. Please come share your stories of Pat, as well as enjoy a Bar-Be-Cue, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage. The Celebration will be held at 5823-38 St. Close, (Patty’s “labour of love”) in Connie’s backyard between 2 and 4 pm. on Sat. June 14. ~Angela McIntosh and Connie Barnaby



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WE are looking for a F/T or Journeyman (Millwright P/T journeyman (60% and/or HD Mechanic) commission with ticket) or APECS Ltd. is hiring apprentice hairstylist for employees or subbusy family salon in contractors that have Lacombe. Great wages Alberta Journeyman and benefits packages. Certificate & min. of 5yrs Bring resume to Hairapy at natural gas field Lacombe Center Mall experience. Self motivated. Independent. Caterpillar, Start your career! Waukesha, Arrow, See Help Wanted reciprocating & screw compressor experience. BENEFITS: Competitive wage. Extended medical/ Legal dental plan. Short/long term LEGAL disability. Life insurance. Bonus. 3 month trial ASSISTANTS period. Legal Assistants required APPLY NOW! Email immediately for the resume to apecs@ following two positions: Website: • Real Estate conveyancing • Corporate Commercial


Restaurant/ Hotel



Red Deer is seeking

FRONT DESK CLERK ~ $14.00/hr. • • •

Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out guests. Balance cash out & attend to guest needs


Clean & vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. • Replenish amenities, linens & towels. • Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards. All positions are permanent Full-time/Part-time, shift work & weekends. Firm is prepared to train Education: Above Secondary a candidate who has Work Experience not experience in some but not essential, training provided. all aspects of the position. OIL & GAS OPERATOR Bearspaw currently has a Fax resume to 780-702-5051 Please submit your resume position in our Stettler field HOLIDAY INN operations for an intermediate by mail, email or fax to: Red Deer South, oil and gas operator. Applicants Gasoline Alley, must have experience as a Gerig Hamilton Neeland 37471 Hwy 2S, heavy duty mechanic or LLP journeyman instrument ATTN: Ian D. Milne Red Deer County mechanic and possess 501, 4901 - 48 Street is seeking Red Deer AB T4N 6M4 strong mechanical skills, FRONT DESK CLERK be quick learners, motivated FAX 403.343.6522 ~ $14.00/hr. Email: and hard working and live or be willing to relocate • Answer phone calls, take reservations. within a 20 minute commute to workplace location. This • Check in/out guests. • Balance cash out & Oilfield position offers a challenging attend to guest needs. work environment, attractive HOUSEKEEPING benefits with competitive pay and significant room ROOM ATTENDANT for promotion. ~ $14.00/hr. Please submit resumes • Clean & Vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Attn: Human Resources • Replenish amenities, email:kwolokoff@ linens & towels. • Adhere to Holiday Inn $2500 Bonus Fax 403-252-9719 safety standards Every 100 days Mail: Suite 5309 333 96 All positions are permanent Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Full-time/Part-time, shift IMMEDIATE OPENINGS work & weekends. Education: Above Secondary Oil & Gas Well Testing Work Experience not Night Foremen, essential, training provided. Experienced/ Fax resume to 780-702-5051 Inexperienced SERVICE RIG Junior Day/Night RAMADA INN & Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd Operators is seeking exp’d SUITES Must have H2S, First Aid, FLOORHANDS & req`s Permanent valid driver’s license. DERRICK HANDS ROOM ATTENDANTS Pre-employment Drug Locally based, home every Attendants. Exp. not nec. screening night! Qualified applicants will train. Approx. 35 - 40 Competitive Wages. must have all necessary hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 Benefit Package valid tickets for the position $14/hr. Duties incl’d but Please submit resume being applied for. not limited to: vacuuming, with references to: Bearspaw offers a dusting, washing floors, very competitive salary making beds, empty trash, or by fax to (403) 783-8004 and benefits package disinfecting & cleaning Only individuals selected along with a steady bathrooms. Performance for interviews will be work schedule. based bonus program. contacted Please submit resumes: Must be fluent with verbal Attn: Human Resources l& written English, be Email: physically fit. Applicants may apply in person at Fax: (403) 258-3197 or 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer Mail to: Suite 5309, T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 333-96 Ave. NE or email: Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company Sales & req’s. Operators for testing Restaurant/ BOP’s throughout AB. Hotel Distributors Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax GRATIAE is seeking BOULEVARD resume & driver’s abstract 5 Retails Sales reps to: 403-341-6213 or email Restaurant & Lounge selling skin & body care Gasoline Alley, products in Parkland Mall 37471 Hwy 2S, Only those selected for 4747 67th St. Red Deer, interview will be contacted. Red Deer County $12.10/hr + bonus & comm. is seeking F/T - P/T No Exp. Req’d. CEDA HAS BEEN Cook ~ $14.00/hr. Email resumes: LOOKING FOR YOU! gratiaereddeersr@ Our Pigging and Decoking To prepare & cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen team is currently looking & maintain hygiene, follow for experienced SOAP Stories is seeking 5 recipes, assist in Labourers and Operators F/T - P/T Beauty Treatreceiving & storing for ment O/P, selling soap & PERMANENT roles based Kitchen Helper ~ $11.00/hr. bath products $14.55/hr. + To clean kitchen following out of Red Deer! bonus & comm. Beauty safety & hygiene standards. Please visit us at: cert. req’d. Location Clean utensils, cutlery, Parkland Mall - 4747 67th crockery & glassware items, St. Red Deer. email IMMEDIATE floors, assist in prep. premierjobrdbto@ All positions are permanent OPPORTUNITIES Full-time/Part-time, WANTED: OILFIELD SOAP Stories is seeking 5 shift work & weekends. SAFETY SUPERVISORS. Drilling rig exp. mandatory. Education: Above Secondary retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr Work Experience not Send resume to: asif@ essential, training provided. + bonus & commission. Fax resume to 780-702-5051 F/T & P/T. No exp. req’d. or Call 403-259-8399 Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. LOCAL SERVICE CO. EAST 40TH PUB Red Deer. email resume to in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. REQUIRES EXPERIENCED VACUUM TRUCK EVENING COOK. StoreSmart OPERATOR Please apply in person to Self-Storage Must have Class 3 licence 3811 40th Ave. is now hiring for w/air & all oilfield tickets. GRILLER’S Steak House the following positions! Fax resume w/drivers in Rocky Mtn. House is abstract to 403-886-4475 looking for Cook’s. Wage Assistant Manager $15-$20./hr. dependant (Full Time) on exp. Submit resume to: grillersbanquets@ Customer Service or fax to 403-845-7469 Rep (Part Time)








We are a progressive company that requires an organized individual who enjoys being busy and can adapt to a constantly changing environment for our Blackfalds office. Suitable candidate must have strong skills working with Microsoft Office programs, effective communication skills and basic accounting knowledge. Construction industry experience preferred. Duties include working with contractual requirements and various clerical duties. Pidherney’s offers competitive wages and benefits. Please forward resumes to: or fax to 403-845-5370

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


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Absolute Fusion THE RUSTY PELICAN Contracting is a welding, is now accepting resumes fabrication, maintenance for experienced and repair facility requiring F/T SERVERS & a supervisor/instructor. DISWASHERS Must have Ref’s & Pro-Serve. Knowledge and experience in fabrication with Apply within: 2079-50 engineered drawings or Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. designing from instruction. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. Strong mechanical ability for repair and maintenance. Must be able to organize X-STATIC and instruct up to 10 employees. is now accepting Comprehensive Benefit plan. applications for P/T Wages are negotiable with Cocktail Server experience and attitude. Apply in person after 3 p.m. Please forward resumes and references by fax to 403-309-7134 or by email to No Phone Calls Please! BRICAR CONTRACTING now hiring Dozer & Excavator Operators and Laborers. Send resumes by Fax: 403-347-6296 COMMERCIAL Foundation company in Red Deer are currently seeking Out of Town experienced foundation form workers. Please fax June 13, Fri. 9 - 7 resume to 403-346-5867 Quad/camping gear, toys, or clothes, propane tank, etc. email cavemancontracting North on Taylor, cross 11A continue North on C & E, 2nd right on twp. F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS Rd. 392, 3rd left into Valley - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Ridge, then left, right, left, Contractor must have truck house # 250. or van. Tools, supplies & MOVING. ladders required. Training 20 minutes E. of RD on provided, no experience Hwy. 11 to Range Rd. needed. Apply to: 23-4. June 13 & 14, 10-7, June 15, 10-2



96 DIXON CRES. June 12 & 13, 6 pm -9 pm Multi family. Furniture, dog kennels and supplies, bedding, garden, CD’s, misc.

49 MITCHELL AVE June 12 - 1 day sale Thurs. ONLY 2 - 7 MULTI FAMILY Ski Boots, C.D.s, Treasures

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY 91 DOLAN CLOSE June 12, 13, & 14 Thurs. 6-8, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-3 Furniture, truck access. wine making, household etc.


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

Req’d immed. Certified asbestos workers. Wage negotiable. 780-818-8524



Truckers/ Drivers


DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive Job Description wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 • This position is for Red Deer. 403-347-8841 service and construction Fluid Experts Ltd. on drilling and oilfield Of Red Deer is seeking equipment. experienced • The journeyman is responsible for running Class 1 Operators small construction jobs to join our team of drivers and a service truck. hauling clean fluids for the • Must possess exemplary Oil & Gas Industry. safety record and Home most evenings, commitment to safe scheduled days off, work practices company benefits with • Participate in on-call exceptional pay structure and overtime as required. that includes guarantied • Various other duties as salary + hourly when required. hauling. Must be able to • Excellent Benefit Packwork on their own with age: Life Insurance, minimal supervision. Long Term Disability, Fax resume w/all tickets Health and Dental and current drivers Benefits. abstract to: • Other benefits: referral 403-346-3112 or email to: bonuses, course bursement, service MEGA CRANES is now truck, laptops, cell phone reimbursement. hiring exp’d Class 1 drivers. Boom/crane truck tickets an asset. Please email Qualifications résumé with drivers abstract to • Licensed Journeyman Electrician with Inter or fax 403-885-4292 provincial seal. • Ability to work on and layout electrical jobs Misc. without blueprints Help • Strong troubleshooting skills 1693338 Alberta LTD • Must have valid operao/a Custom T’s tions license (abstract Hiring Salespersons required) Store at Parkland Mall, 4747-67th St, Red Deer, We take pride in our AB T4N 6H3 employees and we believe F/Time, Perm, Shifts, that our people are the Weekends most important aspect of Salary - $14.00 hourly the company. We are Skills: good English, cusconstantly looking for tomer service oriented. exceptional individuals to No experience requirement. join our team. We offer Education: High school competitive wages with Main duties: opportunity for advancement. Greet customers in our store. Please email resume to Explain how to use and hellard@ care of our products. or fax Operation of the cash register 403-885-0392 Opening up the store and closing it at night. SHOP HELP AND/OR Keep sales reports. APPRENTICE MECHANIC Respect the laws and REQUIRED IMMED. regulations of Parkland Mall. Truck exp. preferred. Company’s business address: Wages $15-$45/hr. with benefits. 8:30-5. 15 miles 45 Boyce Street, Red Deer AB T4R 1P2 E-mail: East of Blackfalds. Fax: 403-784-2330 Phone: 403-784-3811

JOURNEYMAN Electrician



Truckers/ Drivers

CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d for moving equipment. Resumes to be dropped off at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

GAETZ SOUTH F/T MEAT CUTTER F/T Bakery Production Full benefits, staff incentives. Apply within. PEST CONTROL TECHS REQ’D. Call 403-373-6182

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Misc. Help


CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery 3 days per week. NO WEEKENDS!!



Community Support Worker Program

GLENDALE Gillespie & Gee St. also Gunn St. & Goodacre Cl.

GED Preparation Would you like to take the GED in your community?

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Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930

69 Street & 63 Ave

Meadowlands Golf Club Now Hiring Full and part time small restaurant COOKS Please email your resume to: info@

RIVERSIDE MEADOWS 56 & 57 St. & 58A Ave. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info

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




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RIALTO, Shimano, Ultima 18 spd., front & back brakes, like new. $125. 403-346-2070


Advocate Opportunities ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For morning delivery of the ADVOCATE Delivery by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/week in: GLENDALE



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

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

MORRISROE INGLEWOOD AND SOUTHBROOK AREAS Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

RED DEER ADVOCATE 6 Days a week! Delivery to be done on/or before 6:30 am For More Information, Please call Prodie Phone 403-314-4301 CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, FRIDAY FORWARD & EXPRESS

3 days per week, no weekends


CRAFTSMAN mitre $60 403-782-3847




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


Phone 403-314-4316


1997 SKIDSTEER Case 1840, only 3300 hrs. $15,500. 587-679-1000

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

The papers arrive ready to deliver. NO COLLECTING!



Hair Stylists






Homestead Firewood

Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info

Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275

Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472


Advocate Opportunities

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

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


ANDERS AREA Ashley Ave., Ashley Close Alexander Drive, Anquetel/Atlee Close MORRISROE AREA McDougall Cres. McCullough Cres. SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. also Sherwood Cres. & Stirling Close LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Dr. also Lister Cres. & Lockwood Ave. also Landry & Lawson Close VANIER AREA Voisin Close/Viscount Drive, Vanier Drive/Volk Place Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info **********************


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.

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* 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

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Al-Qaida splinter group has goal of an Islamic state BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


BEIRUT — An al-Qaida splinter group that has seized a huge chunk of northern Iraq commands as many as 10,000 fighters and has steadily been consolidating its hold on much of northeastern Syria across the border. Its pursuit of an Islamic state that would straddle the two countries has thrown it into bloody conflict with both governments, Kurdish militias and Syrian rebels of all stripes. The group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has employed a calculated strategy to achieve its aims, using everything from beheadings to terrify opponents to ice cream socials for children to curry favour with local populations under its control. But it is the group’s military prowess that has brought under its sway a swath of territory that stretches from the Syrian-Turkish frontier in the north down the Euphrates River all the way to the Iraqi city of Fallujah just 65 kilometres west of Baghdad. This week, the group’s fighters, many of them in fast-moving pickup trucks mounted with machine-guns, captured Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, before barrelling south to take

the city of Tikrit — two urban centres in the heartland of northern Iraq’s oil industry. The Islamic State is the latest and most powerful incarnation of what began as an al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. American forces spent years and enormous resources to bring the group largely to heel before U.S. troops pulled out of the country in December of 2011. Since then, the region has been convulsed in political turmoil and sectarian hatreds. The Islamic State has seized on those Sunni-Shiite tensions to help whip up its Sunni extremist followers. The group is led by an ambitious Iraqi militant known by his nom de guerre of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. After taking the reins in 2010, al-Baghdadi successfully transformed what had been an umbrella organization focused mainly on Iraq into a transnational military force. The Syrian uprising, which began in 2011 against President Bashar Assad, opened the door to his greater ambi-




Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346


Garden Supplies

15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR & BROOK POPLAR Beautiful trees. You dig. Please phone 403-302-1919


Household Appliances

Misc. for Sale


LARGE reel to reel stereo tape deck $100, stereo mixing console $50, double cassette deck $10, Harman/Kardon disc player $20 403-346-6539 PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER 14000 BTU. Very good cond. Paid $600, Asking $200 obo. 403-347-6466

Piano & Organs


APT. size electronic organ, full percussion $150 403-346-8121


19 CU. FT. fridge, bottom Office freezer $200 obo Supplies SOLD APARTMENT size fridge 1 LEXMARK fax/photocopier yr. old $90 403-314-0804 $20 403-346-0674 403-392-5657 BEER fridge, McClary $175 obo 403-314-0804


Household Furnishings



MATURE lady loves aniDARK wood bureau w/mir- mals will sit while your ror and 2 matching night away 403-598-8449 tables $120 obo; retro magazine table from 1950’s $30 obo 403-506-9453 SOLID oak oval kitchen table 38 x 42 w/4 chairs plus leaf $150 obo 403-506-9453 STOVE, Inglis, Offering to loving pet Good working order. homes, Teacup Morkies, Clean. $75. Extra Fluffy & Extremely 403-346-6999 Cute! nonshedding& vet WANTED checked. Call 587 876 0331or Antiques, furniture and email wendyschedel estates. 342-2514


Stereos TV's, VCRs

RCA DVD PLAYER $25, JVC 6 disc stereo $50, PS1 w/7 games $60, 403-782-3847 X BOX w/30 games $150 403-782-3847


Misc. for Sale

1 YR. old 1200 watt generator 1 hr. use $200 obo $90 403-314-0804 12 STRING FENDER GUITAR. & Treadmill. 403-754-1978 2 CUPBOARDS, one with shelves, $20, 1 w/doors and drawers $30, two area rugs $40/ea. SOLD AIR puriÀer $20, Christmas deer (outside) w/lights $40; DVD/VCR player with surround sound $75, 403-340-0675 PICTURES, golf balls & clubs, wood frame, dble. matte, 16x30, 2 in set. $25. 403-346-2070



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


Grain, Feed Hay

LACOMBE COUNTRY FEED STORE, Come see us at: 4836 45A St. Lacombe, Ab ALL THE FEED YOUR ANIMALS NEED! 403-782-3333 Dealer of Masterfeeds TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798



FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Condos/ Townhouses


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.



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2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail July 1. $950/mo., S.D. $650. 403-304-5337


ADULT 2 BDRM. spacious suites 3 appls., heat/water incld., Oriole Park. Mike 403-350-1610 403-342-4923

Sporting Goods

GOLF EQUIPMENT & POOL CUES at garage sale prices. 403-343-7430

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Newly renovated bachelor, 1 & 2 bedroom suites available in central location. 1(888) 679-8031


2 bdrm. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686


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


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Realtors & Services



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5 Bdrm, 3 bath, Oversized heated garage. Covered deck. Beautiful 1 acre lot in Westridge Estates in Poplar Ridge area. $649,900. 403-340-0813


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2003 WINDSTAR LX, fully loaded, very good cond. $3500. 403-755-2867

1976 CHEVY van full size. OFFERS? 403-877-1352







1988 23’ TIOGA 460 Ford motor, $6900, exc. cond. low km. 403-505-9446



Painters/ Decorators





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Fifth Wheels



2010 Ford Explorer

Limited, 4.6L, V8, 112,000 kms., fully loaded, leather, DVD, every option, $20,500. 403-318-5505

Trucks 1966 FORD Mustang Coupe appraised $15,500. Runs good. Would like at least $9500. 403-391-3456




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2009 KEYSTONE Passport Ultralite 29 ft Travel Trailer - Reduced, one slide, dbl. bunks, queen bed, A/C. See Kijiji Ad ID 548133556 for details. $19,000. obo. 403-343-1043 2014 GMC, S/B, loaded, Z71, $36,300. 587-679-1000

2008 LINCOLN MKZ 87,000 kms, white, 1 driver, selling due to illness $14,500 403-783-2805

2013 GMC 2500 HD 4x4, 36,000 kms., Duramax $43,700. 587-679-1000

Out Of Red Deer

2009 AEROLITE Dutchmen, rear slide, dbl. bunks, queen bed, A/C, couch, table, awning. $16,900 obo. 403-347-5947


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2004 TITANIUM model 31E36MK. Loaded, many extras. $23,500 obo. 403-347-1050 or 304-4580 2003 29.5’ OKANAGAN 1 slide, like new, solar panel, new battery/tires, $16,000 obo 403-347-6343

2012 CHEV, 4x4, loaded, $23,300. 403-391-9662

Antique & Classic Autos


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Open House

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Cottages/Resort Property






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the Nusra Front. Their mutual patron at the time, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri, formally disavowed the Islamic State in February. At the same time, other Syrian rebel factions were waging an offensive against the extremist group. Activists say that fighting, which is still going on, has killed more than 6,000 people. But al-Baghdadi’s refusal to bow won him the loyalty of many of the most hard-line fighters in Syria, particularly foreigners, and his group has proven resilient. It now controls much of northern and eastern Syria from its stronghold of Raqqa, and has routed the Iraqi security forces across the border as well. The Islamic State commands between 7,000 and 10,000 fighters, according to U.S. intelligence officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief the media. Aymenn al-Tamimi, an expert on militant factions in Syria and Iraq, also put the group’s fighting force at about 10,000, including veteran jihadi fighters from Iraq, the Gulf, North Africa and Europe. The Islamic State also relies on thousands of supporters to provide the public services expected of a “state,” he said.

For Sale or Lease - 2 Buildings Locations: 5010 45th Avenue, Rimbey, AB 5020 45th Ave.Rimbey, AB 2006 CHARGER Daytona FULLY Furn. BDRM. $450 Laebon Homes 346-7273 • Excess of 3,000 RT, limited addition, #3 of only 250 made, loaded rent/sd ***RENTED square feet each w/leather, low kms., top • 1 building is set up priROOM kitchen access, banana color. $16,995. Condos/ marily for ofÀces with a avail. June 20 343-0421 403-350-4588 smaller wash bay. The Townhouses ROOM TO RENT 2007 Dutchman Express other building is set up 2003 MALIBU, good 403-350-4712 26’ Class C 12,800 Miles for ofÀces and a large running order. 223,000 bay area. kms. $1850. 403-346-6999 Slide, Generator, Air,V10, $40,000 403 782 4207 • Lots of parking • Outside storage area is Offices fully fenced • Suitable for small ren2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, tal businesses, oilÀeld 4836 51 Street. ofÀces, plumbing shop, * *$309,000* * Parking is avail. $1800/mo. electrical shop, safety #314 6 Michener Blvd. 403-343-9300 business etc. Welcome To One Of Red For inquiries, please call Deer’s Premier Adult Rob or Ev at 403-845-3226 1985 BUICK Riviera. Original 2002 FORD Dynamax Complexes! 1 bdrm. 2 baths paint, fully loaded, sunroof, exc. (B Plus) 25’, 25,000 mi. plus Den open concept shape. 2nd owner. ImmacuA1 cond., E450, V10, condo is in new cond. Immed. Lots For late interior. 158,000 km. 4 kw Ohan gen. loaded. poss. Enjoy great views & $3750 obo. 403-347-3950 $32,500. 587-876-2308 privacy. Call TIM MALEY, Sale Re/Max 403-550-3533 1995 PINNACLE 32’ ready Pinnacle Estates for the road, offers (Blackfalds) Buying or Selling CLASSIFICATIONS 403-986-2004 You build or bring your your home? 4000-4190 own builder. Terms avail. Check out Homes for Sale 1989 CORSAIR 28’, 403-304-5555 in Classifieds 403-783-2330, 704-9109 FULLY furn. bdrm for rent $500/$250. Male only. Call 403-396-2468.

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tions. Al-Baghdadi dispatched trusted militants to Syria to set up a group called the Nusra Front while he personally remained in Iraq, according to an audio recording later released by the Nusra Front’s commander. In the spring of 2013, al-Baghdadi’s fighters moved from Iraq into northern and eastern Syria. He proclaimed that his group would lead the jihadi cause in both countries. Al-Baghdadi reportedly moved to Syria to manage affairs. Initially, more moderate Syrian rebels welcomed the group’s experienced fighters. But the Islamic State alienated many rebels and Syrian civilians alike with its brutality and attempts to impose its strict interpretation of Islam. It also drew the ire of many opposition fighters by focusing not on the fight against Assad, but rather on restoring a medieval Islamic state, or caliphate, in Iraq and Greater Syria, also known as the Levant — traditional names that refer to a region stretching from southern Turkey to Egypt on the eastern Mediterranean. The group is also referred to sometimes as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Eventually, the Islamic State’s presence in Syria proved so destabilizing that it fell out with its sister group,


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2003 HONDA 450, 4x4 $3800. obo 587-679-1000

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

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LUANN June 12 1999 —NATO peacekeeping forces enter the province of Kosovo in Yugoslavia. 1997 — Interleague play begins in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series. 1991 — U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills opens trilateral talks for North American Free Trade zone. 1987 — U.S. President Reagan publicly

challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. 1978 — Constitutional program entitled A Time For Action begins. It proposes charter of rights, plus repatriation of the constitution. 1950 — Canada and the U.S. sign two agreements to avoid double taxation of their citizens and to prevent income tax evasion. 1901 — City of Montreal passes a bylaw making indoor toilets compulsory. 1811 — Thomas Douglas, Lord Selkirk completes purchase of 300,000 square km of Red River land from the Hudson’s Bay Co.





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RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, June 12, 2014 D5


A new picture of the gaming community has emerged. A study suggests that gamers tend to be more social, more successful and more educated than the nongaming population.

Data contradicts gamer stereotypes GAMERS MORE LIKELY TO LIVE WITH PEOPLE SUCH AS FAMILY, FRIENDS OR PARTNERS BY HAYLEY TSUKAYAMA ADVOCATE NEW SERVICES Nearly everyone who plays video games has had to fight off the perception that gamers are loser loners who set up in their parents’ basements. Armchair debaters have long said that just isn’t the case — citing the rise of social gaming and mobile gaming and the fact that U.S. spending on gaming in 2013 was $13.5 billion — but there hasn’t been a lot of hard data on hand. Until now. Admittedly, citing data may not help fight the perception that gamers are nerds. But the results of a study commissioned by the video game streaming network Twitch and conducted by social researcher Neil Howe (aka the man credited with coining the term “millennial”) offer a new picture of the gaming community. The study suggests that gamers tend to be more social, more successful and more educated than the

non-gaming population. The study surveyed more than 1,000 people online about their gaming habits and then pulled some basic demographic information. A “gamer” was defined as anyone who had played a game on a digital device in the past 60 days. About 63 percent of those surveyed fit that definition. The community of gamers on Twitch’s popular streaming site — it gets about 45 million unique hits a month — was clearly not reflective of that old gamer stereotype, said Matt DiPietro, the company’s vice president of marketing. “There’s this perception that [the community] comprises loners and rejects . . . and that couldn’t be more wrong,” he said. “We didn’t go in with an idea of what the data would show, but we knew what we thought the data would show. And it showed what we knew to be true.” According to the study, gamers are more likely than others to live with people such as family, friends or significant others, and are more likely to

agree with the statement: “My friends are the most important thing in my life.” Gamers are also slightly more likely to be employed full time — 42 percent for gamers vs. 39 percent for non-gamers. Gamers spend a lot of time using gadgets and also tend to spend a lot time with media. They’re also more likely to be cord-cutters who watch video through services such as Netflix or Hulu — posing a problem to those who want to market to them. “They’re a particularly valuable group of people,” DiPietro said. “But they’re also particularly difficult to reach via traditional channels.” Cracking the code on targeting gamers is, in part, what’s made Twitch so popular. The service hosts about 1 million livestreams of games a month. Sandvine estimates that Twitch accounts for 1.35 percent of all U.S. peak Internet traffic, beating HBO Go. Hayley Tsukayama writes for The Washington Post

FAA OKs first approved commercial drone flights over land in U.S. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, California, and BP energy corporation have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the agency said. The first flight took place on Sunday. Made by AeroVironment, the Puma is a small, hand-launched craft about 4 ½ feet long and with a 9-foot wingspan. It was initially designed for military use. Drones are often less expensive to operate than manned aircraft and easier to manoeuvre. Equipped with 3D cameras, the Puma will provide images of hard-to-reach places not currently available, BP and AeroVironment say. AeroVironment CEO Tim Conver said the Puma “is now helping BP manage its extensive Prudhoe Bay field operations in a way that enhances safety, protects the environment, improves productivity and accomplishes activities never before possible.” Last summer, the FAA had approved the Puma and the ScanEagle made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. of Bingen, Washington, for flights over the Arctic Ocean to scout icebergs, count whales and monitor drilling platforms. “These surveys on Alaska’s North Slope are another important step toward broader commercial use of unmanned aircraft,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The technology is quickly changing, and the opportunities are growing.” Last week, the FAA said it was considering giving permission to seven filmmaking companies to use drones for aerial photography, a potentially significant step that could lead to greater relaxation of the agency’s ban on commercial use of drones. So far, the only exceptions to that ban have been limited flights that have

been approved over the Arctic Ocean and now Alaska. Congress directed the FAA to provide commercial drones access to U.S. skies by September 2015, but the agency’s efforts to write safety rules for such flights by drones have been slow, and it is not expected to meet the deadline. FAA officials are on their third attempt to draft regulations acceptable to the Transportation Department and the White House. Regulators have said they expect to propose rules before the end of the year intended to clear the way for flights by drones weighing 55 pounds or less. However, it will take months and perhaps years before such regulations become final. Much of the commercial demand for unmanned aircraft is for small drones, some of which weigh only a few pounds. The FAA estimates that within five years after regulations are in place there will be about 7,500 commercial drones operating in the U.S. Ben Gielow, general counsel for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a trade association for the commercial drone industry, said the first approval of commercial flights over land is “an exciting moment,” but “we believe more can and must be done to allow for limited operations for small (unmanned aircraft) over land.” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has said drafting such rules is complex because they must ensure that the large volume and diversity of manned aircraft in U.S. skies are protected. Even a small drone that collides with plane travelling at high speeds or gets chewed up by helicopter rotors could cause a crash. But as the cost of small drones has come down and their sophistication and usefulness has increased, entrepreneurs and businesses — from real estate agents to wedding video makers — aren’t waiting. Drone industry officials have warned that the longer the FAA takes to write regulations, the more rogue commercial operators will multiply.


This photo provided by Dunkin’ Donuts shows a selection of the doughnuts they sell. The restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts is testing whether that deep-fried classic American snack, the doughnut, can compete successfully against entrenched competition from some of the world’s most famous sweet snacks in their own homelands, including the waffle in Belgium, apple strudel in Austria and the Danish in Denmark.

Dunkin’ CEO says sandwiches are just snacks, not lunch BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — If you’re grabbing a sandwich at Dunkin’ Donuts, the chain wants you to consider it a snack, not a full lunch. The chain has been expanding its sandwich offerings to bring in more business during the afternoon. But Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said those sandwiches — which include fried chicken and grilled cheese varieties — shouldn’t be considered lunch. “We’re not moving into lunch. We’re in snacking. We never talk about lunch,” Travis said in an interview. Travis said Dunkin’ is focused on two growth areas — breakfast and snacking. The strategy is a reflection of how people are increasingly eating several smaller meals a day, rather than sticking to just breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dunkin’, which is based in Canton, Massachusetts, isn’t the only company going after the snacking business. It’s a strategy being used by numerous fast-food chains to get people in the door be-

tween meals and help boost overall sales. Taco Bell, for example, has been featuring smaller bites positioned as snacks to attract customers during the late afternoon. And McDonald’s snack wraps and fruit smoothies are designed to draw people throughout the day. For its part, Dunkin has historically done most of its business before 11 a.m. To attract more customers after that morning crush, it rolled out a lineup of delilike sandwiches in 2012. The offerings are relatively compact so they can be easily eaten on the go, but most have north of 400 calories. The chicken salad sandwich, which is served on a croissant, has 580 calories, according to Dunkin’s website. The fried chicken sandwiches range from 590 calories to 660 calories, depending on the toppings. The Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches have 510 calories, if you don’t include ham or bacon. Even the tuna salad wrap, which sounds healthier, has

520 calories. What exactly qualifies as a snack varies from person to person. But Lauri Boone, a registered dietitian, in the Rochester, New York, area, said people should think of snacks as a “small, satisfying portion of food that can help curb hunger or a craving between meals.” Some examples she gave were a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit, a small cup of yogurt, or a handful of trail mix. When asked whether a 500-calorie sandwich could be a snack, she said no. “That is a meal,” she said. “I can’t think of a good example where I would recommend a 500-calorie snack.” Dunkin’ does offer some lighter sandwiches, however. The turkey, cheddar and bacon sandwich has 440 calories and the chain recently introduced a grilled chicken flatbread sandwich that has 360 calories. Travis noted that the chain’s lighter “DDSmart” sandwiches that are under 400 calories have proved popular, a reflection of the growing interest in healthy eating.




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Matt Lait of Cayley, Alta., rides Hurricane Terry during the first go-round bareback at last years Daines Rodeo outside Innisfail. The 54th Annual Innisfail Professional Rodeo kicks off today and runs through the weekend. The rodeo is located on the Daines Ranch, six km north of Innisfail. On Thursday, June 12, rodeo timed event slack will begin at 1 p.m. Friday action gets underway with sheep riding at 6:15 p.m., and pro-rodeo events starting at 6 :45 p.m. with a dance to follow. Saturday, June 14, there is a parade in downtown Innisfail, 10 a.m., followed by sheep riding, 1 p.m., and a pro-rodeo, 1:30 p.m. Saturday evening events include sheep riding at 6:15 p.m. and pro-rodeo beginning at 6:45 p.m. with a dance to follow. On Sunday, action gets underway again at 1 p.m.


Friday ● Ball Room Dance Social at Ponoka Moose Lodge will be offered on the second Friday of each month, next June 13, and then resuming in the fall. Features waltz, rumba, cha cha, tango, foxtrot, swing, and jive with DJ music. Light snacks provided. Open bar. Cost is $10 for Moose members and $12.50 for non-members. No socials July and Aug. Contact Fred or Jean for information at 403783-8587, or see www.AlbertaDanceNews. com ● Red Deer Table Tennis Club meets to play every Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Michener Recreation Centre gymnasium. There is a drop-in fee of $10. All levels welcome. This will be the final spring meet. Group resumes in Sept. Contact Tom at 403-8727222. ● Nu2U Thrift Store in Olds is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at 5030 51 St. The store offers furniture, home decor, housewares, antiques, collectibles, and more. Phone 403-556-3279. Profits go to community initiatives. ● Ellis Bird Farm regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday and holiday Mondays until Sept. 1. See, or call 403-885-4477, 403-346-2211. Terre It Up Catering with Blake and Pavla are back at the Tea House offering delicious entrees, ice cream, treats and much more. Tea House reservations can be made by calling 403-586-4547. ● Central Alberta Brain Injury Society Brain Injury Month events include a silent auction at Parkland Mall, June 13 to 15 with all proceeds to the CABIS programs. Two events follow on June 19. From noon to 1:30 p.m. take in presentation by Mufty Mathewson — A Caregiver’s Journey — at Catholic Social Services. This is a joint presentation with Catholic Social Services, CABIS and Canadian Mental Health. Hear a caregiver’s perspective on caring for a child who suffered a brain injury. A light lunch will be provided. Please register by calling Janice at CMHA at 403-342-2266. A picnic at Rotary Park will be held later in the day from 5 to 8 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be supplied. Please bring a potluck dish to share. All events are free of charge. ● Gilligan’s Island production by Central Alberta Home Educators will be featured at Olds Church of the Nazarene, June 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. Performed entirely by students. Admission by donation.


● Magdalene House Society Freedom Walk 2014 will take place June 14 for a 10 km walk starting at Knights of Columbus Hall, 5579 47 St., Red Deer, at 9 a.m., and will continue along Red Deer River and through Bower Ponds with the walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Register online at, or at Magdalene House fair trade store in Towne Centre Mall. The cost is $25 including a T-shirt, coffee and muffins at registration, snacks along the way, and lunch afterwards. For information call 587-273-4324 or Doug (evenings) at 403-782-1860. Funds will support a safe house for individuals exploited by human trafficking. ● Annual Icelandic National Day Celebration will be held on June 14 at Markerville, sponsored by Icelandic Clubs of Calgary and Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society of Markerville. Family games and guest entertainers Sons of Fenrir start at 12:30 p.m. Crowning of the Fjallkona at 3 p.m. with potluck dinner following the program. ● Barbecue for a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis, June 14, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Real Canadian Superstore will be hosted by Yo Sista’s Team. All proceeds to Client Services and research to end MS. Call 403-340-2663. ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre acoustic, folk, roots concert will be held on June 14, 7 p.m. featuring Donna Durand, singer/songwriter/recording artist, Elvin Berthiaume, composer/recording artist, and Viggo Nielsen, guitarist/singer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available from Golden Circle in advance for $15, or at the door for $20. Bar drinks available. Seating is limited. ● Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of Sunnybrook United Church will be held on June 14, 7 p.m. with a special program in the Sanctuary with refreshments to follow, and on June 15, 10:30 a.m. for Worship Service with guest speaker Rev. Stewart Hewlett with birthday cake to follow. Contact 403-3476073 or ● Royal Canadian Air Force Association members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant for a luncheon and business meeting. Guests are welcome. Next meeting is June 14. The association preserves and perpetuates the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and advocates a proficient and well equipped air force in Canada. The local 703 Wing provides a forum for serving former participants in military and civil aviation and a meeting of like minded people. Contact Al at 403-341-3253, or email to ● MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4

p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The June 14 session is called Fishing Tackle for Fathers. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403309-8405. Free with admission. ● Penhold Early Years Fair for Parents and Caregivers of Children up to five years will be offered on June 14, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Penhold Multiplex. Guest speakers, supervised play area for children, door prizes and more. Free of charge. Call 403-886-4567. ● Kerry Wood Nature Centre has family-friendly drop-in events on June 14 and on June 15. Take in Musical Saturday Morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tots five years of age and their caregivers can learn about nature through songs and hands-on exploration. Meet the Critter is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 14. Meet and greet with a live critter. An Edible Plant Walk will be held on June 15 starting at 1 p.m. Learn about edible plants in Central Alberta. Admission by suggested donation is $3 per person or $10 per family. Call 403-346-2010 for more information. ● Sylvan Lake Legion offers Juke Box Rock on June 14 at 8 p.m., weekly steak nights and meat draws on Fridays starting at 6:30 p.m. A dance with Jeske will be held on July 19. Phone 403-887-2601.

Sunday ● One-Hundred Things to do with Books will explore Decorations for Canada Day on June 15, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Upcycle used books into clever crafts at this free program. Register at, or 403-346-2100. Space is limited. ● Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast and Cowboy Church at Sunnybrook Farm Museum will be held on June 15, 8 a.m. to noon outside the Hanna Log House. Admission by donation. Cowboy Church starts at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dave Muir proclaiming the gospel from horseback, accompanied by NewSong Band. Children’s activities and live animal exhibition featured throughout the day. Breakfast is $3 for children and $5 for adults. Parking is available at AMA lot immediately west of Sunnybrook Farm. Call 403-340-3511. ● Gospel concerts at Ponoka Drop-In Centre are held the third Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and includes light snack, next on June 15. This will be the final gospel concert of the season and will feature NewSong Band. Contact Doreen at 403-783-3805.

Monday ● Cover 2 Cover Book Club will meet on June 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library to discuss mysteries. Contact 403-341-3822 or services/cover2cover. ● Red Deer Action Group Donate-aride-Campaign Launch will be held on June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the The Hub on Ross.

See, phone 403-340-4869. ● Red Deer Players Society first annual organizational meeting and membership drive takes place June 16, 7 to 9 p.m. at Red Deer Cultural Services building. The group is hoping to elect an executive and hold discussion on the theatrical offerings to be performed including an annual Christmas pantomime. All theatrical enthusiasts needed — backstage, on stage, all ages. The group will continue to meet each Monday at the same time and location for the time being. Contact Carole at ● Mosquito Advocacy: Change Strategies for Small Groups with Big Ideas is open to the public on June 16, 9 a.m. at Winspear Room at iHotel. The presentation will describe a public policy change approach developed by First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada for small groups advancing evidence-based systemic policy change in resistant environments. The event is organized by Central Alberta Social Work Conference organizing committee. Admission is a donation to support future conferences and presentations. Contact Carmen at ● Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre S.A.F.E. North Red Deer events will be held June 16 to 20 focussing on Glendale, Normandeau, Kentwood and Johnstone neighbourhoods. On Monday, CACPC will be in the neighbourhoods promoting the program. On Tuesday, Barbecue and Community Conversation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church. A Spanish translator will be on site. On Wednesday, minor concerns identified at the Community Conversation will assessed by S.A.F.E. team members and others to determine solutions. On Thursday, Community Clean and Graffiti Removal kits will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. from Unity Baptist Church. On Friday, S.A.F.E. staff will inventory concerns and issues to determine which were solved and which still need to addressed. See www., contact or 403-9869904, or follow Twitter@CrimePrevCtr.

Tuesday ● Lacombe Seventh Day Adventist Food Bank and Thrift Store welcomes gently used items at 5025 53 St. in Lacombe. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Millie at 403-782-6777. ● Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lacombe Memorial Centre. No meetings Dec., Jan. and Feb. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061 or email pamela.d.neumann@ ● Cronquist House Tea House at Bower Ponds hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Come and enjoy a great lunch or afternoon tea. Contact 403-346-00055, or email to

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House majority leader upset in GOP primary BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RICHMOND, Va. — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea partybacked Republican primary challenger carried to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws. “This is a miracle from God that just happened,” exulted David Brat, an economics professor, as his victory became clear in the congressional district around Virginia’s capital city. Speaking to downcast supporters, Cantor conceded, “Obviously we came up short” in a bid for renomination to an eighth term. The victory was by far the biggest of the 2014 campaign season for tea party forces, although last week they forced veteran Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran into a June 24 runoff, and hope state Sen. Chris McDaniel can prevail then. Cantor’s defeat was the first primary setback for a senior leader in Congress in recent years. Former House Speaker Thomas Foley of Washington and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota both lost their seats at the polls in the past two decades, but they fell to Republicans, not to challengers from within their own parties. The outcome may well mark the end of Cantor’s political career, and aides did not respond Tuesday night when asked if the majority leader, 51, would run a write-in campaign in the fall. But its impact on the fate of immigration legislation in the current Congress seemed clearer still. Conservatives will now be emboldened in their opposition to legislation to create a path to citizenship for immigrants liv-

ing in the country illegally, and party leaders who are more sympathetic to such legislation will likely be less willing to try. The majority leader had been tugged by two warring forces in his party and in recent weeks sought to emphasize his opposition to far-reaching immigration legislation as Brat’s challenge gained force. Eric Cantor Last month, a feisty crowd of Brat supporters booed Cantor in front of his family at a local party convention. Still, neither he nor other House leaders betrayed any serious concern that his tenure was in danger, and his allies leaked a private poll in recent days that claimed he had a comfortable lead over Brat. In the end, despite help from establishment groups, Cantor’s repudiation was complete in an area that first sent him to Congress in 2000. With votes counted in 99 per cent of the precincts, 64,418 votes were cast, roughly a 37 per cent increase over two years ago. Despite that, Cantor polled fewer votes than he did in 2012 — 28,631 this time, compared with 37,369 then. House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, issued a statement hailing Cantor as “a good friend and a great leader, and someone I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing.” It was unclear if Cantor intended

to remain in his leadership post for the duration of the year or who might replace him in the new Congress if Republicans hold their majority. Democrats seized on the upset as evidence that their fight for House control this fall is far from over. “Eric Cantor has long been the face of House Republicans’ extreme David Brat policies, debilitating dysfunction and manufactured crises. Tonight is a major victory for the tea party as they yet again pull the Republican Party further to the radical right,” said the Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi of California. “As far as the midterm elections are concerned, it’s a whole new ballgame.” Cantor was appointed to his first leadership position in 2002, when he was named chief deputy whip of the party and became the highest-ranking Jewish Republican in Washington. It was a recognition of his fundraising skills as well as his conservative voting record at a time Republican leaders were eager to tap into Jewish donors for their campaigns. Since Boehner became speaker in 2009, Cantor has been seen as both a likely eventual successor and at times a potential rival. Jay S. Poole, a Cantor volunteer, said Brat tapped into widespread frustration among voters about the gridlock in Washington and issues such as immigration. “I can’t tell you how amazing this is to me,” Poole said. Much of the campaign centred on

immigration, where critics on both sides of the debate have recently taken aim at Cantor. Brat accused him of being a top cheerleader for “amnesty” for immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally. Cantor responded forcefully by boasting in mailers of blocking Senate plans “to give illegal aliens amnesty.” It was a change in tone for Cantor, who has repeatedly voiced support for giving citizenship to certain immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. Cantor and House GOP leaders have advocated a step-by-step approach, rather than the comprehensive bill backed by the Senate — but were persistently vague on the details. Brat teaches at Randolph-Macon College, a small liberal arts school north of Richmond. He raised just over $200,000 for his campaign, while Cantor spent more than $1 million in April and May alone to try to beat back his challenge. Washington-based groups also spent heavily in the race. The American Chemistry Council, whose members include many blue chip companies, spent more than $300,000 on TV ads promoting Cantor in the group’s only independent expenditure so far this election year. Political arms of the American College of Radiology, the National Rifle Association and the National Association of Realtors also spent money on ads to promote Cantor. Brat offset the cash disadvantage with endorsements from conservative activists like radio host Laura Ingraham and with help from local tea party activists angry at Cantor. In the fall, Brat will face Democrat Jack Trammel, also a professor at Randolph-Macon, in the solidly Republican district.

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Willow Valley) will celebrate its 100th anniversary on June 20-22. Events will be held at the Valley Centre Community Hall and include an evening bonfire on June 20, open house in the church, jam session, potluck supper and evening program on June 21, and church service and catered lunch on June 22. For more information or to register, email or Call Joan at 403-347-1402, Lynda, 403-347-0206 or Ada at 403-749-2525. ● S & S Motorcycle Ride for Ronald McDonald House will take place Aug. 2 through Aug. 10. Consider sponsoring the event or offering a gift in kind. The event riders will be in Red Deer on Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. at Heritage Harley Davidson for a breakfast and depart at 11:45 for Canmore. For more information email or call 780-487-9919. ● Vacation Bible School at Redeemer United Reformed Church will be offered July 14-18, from 9 a.m. to noon. The 2014 theme is International Spy Academy — Agents for the One True God. To register call Nicole at 403-885-5867. ● Lacombe Free Reformed Church will offer Vacation Bible School for ages four to 12 years, July 21 to 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Memorial centre. Program is Parables of Jesus and is free for all children. Contact curtisandhelma@hotmail. com or phone Helma at 403-782-1961. More information is available at ● Jazz at the Lake Festival 2014 will be held throughout Sylvan Lake the weekend of Aug. 14 to 17. Over 100 international, national, provincial and local musicians are lined up to perform everything from free outdoor performances to the Friday and Saturday night headliners. Tickets are now available online at ● Vacation Bible School at First Christian Reformed Church will be offered July 7 to 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for children four years of age to those entering Grade 6. The theme is Son Treasure Island. Activities include Bible stories, games, crafts, singing, puppet plays. For information, call 403-346-

FROM PAGE D6 ● Red Deer Celiac Support Group meets in the coffee lounge at the south location of Sobeys Inc. on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7 p.m. Those sensitive and allergic to gluten are invited to come out and find out more about celiac disease, gluten free diets and products, support, fellowship, coffee and goodies. See, or contact Fay at 403-347-3248, or Clarice at 403-341-4351 or email Red Deer Celiacs Rocky Mountain House Group meets at Rocky Mountain Library on the second Thursday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jaclyn at 403-847-8878, or Susie at 403-844-4117. Stettler Group meets at Stettler Hospital Board Room on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7 p.m. Contact Diane at 403-742-0903, or Val at 403-742-5217. ● Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) Innisfail meets every Tuesday in the basement of the Innisfail United Church. Weigh-in from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Call Rose at 403-227-6903 or Elsie at 403-227-3508.

Wednesday ● Fireside Readers book club will meet on June 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room. For discussion will be the 2014-2015 book club book selections. See ● World Refugee Week Celebrations will be held on June 18 and 20. Cultural Café will be held at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on June 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hear the stories of former refugees Ethel Suarez and Martha Cortes. On June 20 take in the open

5659. Preregister online at or on the first morning of vacation Bible School. ● Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Investors Group Memory Walk will take place June 21 starting at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Registration begins at 4 p.m. with the walk at 5 p.m. Entertainment Odd Lot Prop Troupe, face painting by Main Artery Design, dance to live music, magic with Ryan Hawley, free barbecue, and water. To register, go to www. or call 403-342-0448. Early registration accepted until June. 1 ● Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer welcomes nominations for The Golden Furrow Award which recognizes an individual or family who made significant contribution to the rural community. The award is meant to recognize an original pioneer who moved to the region between 1880 and 1930 and his or her direct descendants. The family must have remained in Alberta and some family members must still be active in the agricultural community. See Nomination deadline is July 1. Contact or 403-340-3511. ● Marlin Styner Memorial Golf Classic in support of Canadian Paraplegic Association will be held at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area on Aug. 15. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship and team opportunities available. Contact 403341-5060, or ● Volunteers wanted for Annual Bower Place Shopping Centre Pancake Breakfast taking place July 12 at Hudson’s Bay parking lot from 8 to 11 a.m. Must be willing to have fun, meet people and help raise money for Red Deer Regional Hospital. Prizes for teams who raise the most money and more. To enter a team, contact Mary at 403-342-5240 or Live performance by Beverly Mahood. ● Condor Camp Out and Dance Jamboree will take place Aug. 15 to 17. Come play an instrument, sing, dance. Cost is $20 each. Pot luck suppers on Friday and Saturday. Beef and buns supplied on Saturday. Free camping. Contact Margie at 403-746-3153, or

Lloyd at 403-887-5677. ● Inaugural Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Battling Against Breast Cancer Slo-Pitch Tournament will be held on July 12 at Edgar Ball Diamonds, Red Deer. Teams comprising a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 15 (three must be female) are encouraged to register in the fun division by July 4. All teams must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate. Batting is also a fundraising challenge, and awards will be handed out to both the top team and top individual fundraisers. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kara Wozniak at 780-508-5062 or ● Raise the Roof in support of St. Luke’s Anglican Church — a Provincial Historic Resource — includes replacement of shingles and preservation and remediation of structural problems. Donate the cost of a bundle of shingles — $50, or any amount to help preserve this historic resource. Receipts will be issued. Contact the church, 403-3463402, or ● Friends Over 45 is an organization for women who are new to Red Deer or who have experienced lifestyle changes and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For further information phone Shirley at 403-343-7678 or 403-346-7160. ● Rural Alberta Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad will raise awareness and collect funds for prostate cancer research and takes place June 21. Ride, donate, volunteer. The ride begins at Walmart South in Red Deer and Walmart in Olds at 8 a.m. and concludes at Zion Church in Didsbury. Contact Jordan at 403-556-4465, ruralalbertamrfd@gmail. com, Gil at 403-994-0845,, Erin at 403-638-5060, See ● Easter Seals Camp Horizon invites children and teens ages seven to 17 years living with epilepsy to Camp Fireworks taking place Aug. 18 to 23 for a medically supported camp environment with access to many different activities on site. Subsidies may be available. Costs are $570 per child. To find out more, see, or contact Epilepsy Association of Calgary Cen-

tral Alberta,, 403-358-3358. ● Learning Disabilities Association, Red Deer Chapter needs bingo volunteers. Bingo dates are Aug. 28, Sept. 22, Oct. 2, and Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m., and on July 13 at 10:30 a.m. Contact Karen at 403-340-3249,, or Emily at 403-342-6602, ● Whisker Rescue Petsmart Charities Red Deer County Rural Cat Roundup offers free spay and neuter for Red Deer County Divisions #2, #3, and #6. Contact awhiskercat@ or 403-597-1882. ● Lacombe and District Garden Club presents their Hidden Treasures Yard Tour on July 29. This three hour guided bus tour costs $20 and includes tours of local gardens and refreshments. Tour times are 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Advance tickets only are available at Hannas Seeds in Lacombe or call Pamela at 403-782-5061 for more information. ● United Kids Camp 2014 — It’s a Beautiful day in Our Neighbourhood — will run Aug. 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to noon for children ages five to 11 years at Gaetz Memorial United Church which will co-sponsor the camp with Sunnybrook United Church. Parent and youth volunteers welcome. Call 403-347-2244, or 403-347-6073, see Facebook, or ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre Dinner and Dance, Thursday, June 26, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Country Gold North Band. Advance tickets only. Phone 403-3476165, 403-986-7170, or 403-246-3896. ● Ride For Sight in support of Foundation Fighting Blindness will be held on June 21 ending at Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex with rides from Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer. The Red Deer group departs from Turple Brothers in Red Deer County at 11:30 a.m. for a motorcycle parade to promote awareness of retinitis pigmentosa, and to collect donations. There will also be bike games, live entertainment, show and shine and more. See, or phone 1-800-461-3331.

house at Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Veterans Square on Ross Street Patio will feature a celebration with Samasana Multicultural Choir, drummers, henna tattoo artists, speakers Monybany Dau from Sudan and Masoumeh Mohammadi from Afghanistan, and more. Then, from 2 to 5 p.m. Table Talks facilitated by former refugees will be held at The Hub on Ross. ● Mac and Cheese for a Cause Luncheon presented by GrammaLink-Africa will be held June 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hub on Ross. The menu features homemade macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, buns, brownies, coffee or tea, for a cost of $15 at the door. All proceeds to Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Contact Charlene at 403-746-3346. ● Epilepsy Association of Central Alberta located at 4811 48 Street holds monthly support group meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is June 18. Presentations on epilepsy are available for organizations. Phone 403-358-3358 or email The Ross Street Patio presents live music nights — Wednesdays and Thursdays — until Sept. 25. Wednesday nights feature scheduled professional artists from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., while Thursday Jam Nights serve as a open platform for up and coming musicians to show up and showcase their skills on a first come, first served basis sign up each night. To sign your professional act up for Wednesday nights, contact Tyler Bowman at Downtown Business Association, Tyler@, or 403-340-8696. See ● Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) Annual General Meeting will be held June 18, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Deer Park

Activity Centre on Dowler Street. The meeting will include a presentation on PAMZ’s plans to establish a permanent air quality monitoring station on the Lancaster Reservoir at the corner of Lancaster Dr. and 30 Ave., updates on achievements of the past year, and future plans. Refreshments served. For more information, Kevin Warren, executive director, 403-862-7046, or see ● Bowden Museum will be open during the months of June, July and Aug. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Tours may be arranged by calling 403-224-2122, or 403224-3104. See www.bowdenpioneermuseum. com, or email ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Country Gold North is on June 18 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

exhibits including War Brides: One Way Passage Exhibit by Bev Tosh. Fusion Thursdays starts at 7 p.m. and features 1940s women’s accessories from the Museum’s collection. Create a hair fascinator or fabric boutonniere. Enjoy teas and pastries. Program geared to ages 16 years and up. Included with admission. See for details. ● United Way of Central Alberta annual general meeting will take place on June 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pidherney Centre (formerly Red Deer Curling Centre). Program includes awards presented to recognize volunteers. RSVP by calling 403-343-3900 emailing ● Central Alberta Prostate Awareness and Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church in the parlour. The next meeting is June 19. This group has experience and information to share. Knowing about the prostate, symptoms of prostate cancer, and other prostate diseases can save your life. Men and spouses are welcome. Phone 403-350-5511. ● Tees/Clive T.O.P.S. meets every Thursday at Christian Fellowship/Village Missions Church in Clive. Weigh-in from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. with meeting to follow adjourning at 10:30 a.m. Contact Cathy at 403-747-2135. ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, June 19, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Black Velvet Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-6165, 403-986-7170, or 403246-3896. ● Red Deer Area Hikers meet on June 19 at the Golden Circle west side parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to depart at 9 a.m. for a 10 km hike at Deer Valley Meadows. Hike will be cancelled if weather unsuitable. Bring lunch. Phone Mavis at 403-343-0091, or Sharon at 403-340-2497.

Thursday ● Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Central Alberta Chapter will host The Art of Craft Beer Event on June 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Event will showcase craft beers, brew masters, exquisite food and more at Westlake Grill at Heritage Ranch in Red Deer. Tickets available at ● Old Tyme Dancing sponsored by Stettler Old Tyme Dance Club will be held on June 19 at The Hub upstairs at Stettler Recreation Centre with live music by Yesteryear. Dancing starts at 5 p.m. followed by supper at 6 p.m. with Catering by Sarah, and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $17.50 each or $10 for dance only, or $14 for supper only. ● Look, Mix, Do — Fusion Thursdays at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery present Get Your Vintage On — June 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in after 5 p.m. to check out the











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Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). ®: Registered trademark of Price Costco International, Inc. used under license. ±Based on year-end 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 total sales figures for light vehicles in Canada from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association data exchanged by OEMs). ◆Based on 2007 - 2013 R. L. Polk vehicle registrations data for Canada in the Large Premium Utility, Large Traditional Utility, Large Utility, Medium Premium Utility, Medium Utility, Small Premium Utility, and Small Utility segments. ††Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible with SYNC® – check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Certain MyFord Touch™ functions require compatible mobile devices. Some functions are not available while driving. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so and in compliance with applicable laws. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. †††Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ©2014 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2014 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Red Deer Advocate, June 12, 2014  
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June 12, 2014 edition of the Red Deer Advocate