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Red Deer Advocate THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015

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Rural health review calls for local input


BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF A provincial review of rural health care is recommending a return to more local input. The recommendations were among 56 released on Wednesday by the Rural Health Care Services Review Committee. The committee was created last September by Premier Jim Prentice to review the delivery of health care in under-serviced rural and remote areas. Rural Alberta’s intense frustration with the topdown management approach of Alberta Health Services has led to a provincial recommendation to “re-launch AHS” and return health-care delivery to “locally autonomous districts,” the report states. The review was conducted by a committee chaired by Vermilion Conservative MLA Richard Starke. The report recommends eight to 10 operational districts to be established by AHS, respecting historical travel and trading patterns. It also recommends they be in place by July 1. The districts would be responsible for delivering local health services and meeting performance objectives. They would meet quarterly. AHS says centralized decision-making would continue for new capital builds, the introduction of new technology, and corporate functions including finance, budgeting, human resources and communications. Each operational district would have a local advisory committee made up of 10 to 15 members to provide local input from community leaders, Health Advisory Council and AHS representatives, patients and families. In 2008, the province eliminated nine regional health boards and created Alberta Health Services to streamline the system. Health Minister Stephen Mandel said the new health districts will push decision making down to the local level and reduce overhead costs. “It’s more effective, more efficient, and more responsible to the local level to deliver the health-care services,” Mandel said during a news conference on the committee’s report in Edmonton on Wednesday. “Each district will be responsible for establishing a patient-first program. This is something we heard at many different meetings. We need to be a patientcentric system, not a provider-centric system.” When it came to AHS, rural Albertans ranked the need for more local decision making as a top priority. According to the report: ● “Communities expressed frustration and resentment about how decisions with profound effects on their health facilities and programs were made in ‘ivory towers’ in Edmonton or Calgary by people who had no knowledge of their communities’ needs. Some presenters expressed anger that decision makers had never been to their community, never met with residents, and doubted they if they even knew where their town was located.” ● “The committee repeatedly heard about simple and routine maintenance tasks (changing light bulbs, fixing toilets, and installing new equipment) that were delayed by months and even years while awaiting approvals from ‘up the ladder.’ ” Mandel said districts will be able to address the rural doctor shortage by working as integrated units and by reaching out to primary care networks to expand. Another recommendation to increase the use of nurse practitioners, physician assistants or clinical assistants will also help. Mandel said it will be up to the districts to determine how they use their facilities. For example, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has already moved some surgeries to other hospitals in the region and may decide to do more of that. Other recommendations to improve rural health care focus on EMS by allowing ambulance crews to discharge their patients within one hour of arrival at an emergency department, and permitting rural ambulances to return to their home communities and not be diverted for calls outside their region. Michael Dawe, who sat on the Red Deer Regional Hospital board, followed by time on the David Thompson Health Region board, called information released on the district advisory committees vague, and questioned its reliability coming on the eve of an election. “There’s nothing that compels Alberta Health Services or Alberta Health, for that matter, to listen to the advice of these committees. They can offer it, but it can be equally ignored,” said Dawe, who will run as an independent candidate for Red Deer North in the next provincial election.

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Sporting a giant balloon hat Gage Strelbisky takes aim at the fun time flickerball table as from the left, Imran Momenzada, Koroma Sheku and Isaac Harlow look on at Eastview Middle School on Wednesday afternoon. Grade 6 students under the supervision of CTS teacher Jim Bussard hosted the Cardboard Carnival after fabricating a number of arcade games using cardboard. Funds raised from the project will go to help fund a new playground structure planned for the school yard.

Air and ground searches begin for missing 68-year-old woman BY MARY-ANN BARR ADVOCATE STAFF The search for the 68-year-old woman from the Red Deer area who disappeared almost a week ago intensified with air and ground searches on Wednesday. Dozens of volunteers responded on Wednesday morning to conduct a search organized by her family to try and find Roze Burk. The resident of the rural area just east of Red Deer was last seen at the Deer Park Co-op grocery store in Red Deer on March 12. As well, RCMP called in an aerial search by way of the Civilian Air Search and Rescue Association,

and also requested ground search assistance from Red Deer County Search and Rescue. Blackfalds RCMP Staff Sgt. Ken Morrison said there were three small planes in the air on Wednesday doing a grid search of the surrounding Red Deer area. The planes can cover a lot of area and they are also able to fly at low levels so they can see more detail, he said. Police had exhausted all other avenues and the decision was made on Wednesday morning to go to the air and ground searches, Morrison said. RCMP are looking after the outlying area, which will be recorded and documented by trained people.

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Advocate’s Michener Centre project earns NNA nomination BY ADVOCATE STAFF


The Red Deer Advocate is a finalist in the National Newspaper Awards, the Pulitzer Prize of Canadian newspaper journalism. Reporters Susan Zielinski and Myles Fish earned the nomination for a package of 15 stories on the Michener Centre that were published last March and April. The package, called Michener Centre: The Closing Doors, was illustrated by photographer Jeff Stokoe. The Advocate is up against newspaper heavy-hitters the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald in the Projects of the Year category. The winner will be announced on May 22 at the gala awards ceremony in Toronto. “It’s an amazing accomplishment for the editorial team,” said publisher Fred Gorman. “What’s further amazing is the category is the big boys category. We’re up against the Globe, the Star and the Calgary Herald. “Hopefully, Susan can go to Toronto and slay the giants and come back with the award.” Gorman said the Michener story is an integral part of Red Deer’s history. “It’s an important story and I think the editorial department did it justice.” Fish left the Advocate last year to return to his home province of Saskatchewan. When the Advocate embarked on the ambitious project, the province had announced closure of Michener Centre and had already dispatched some

of its residents to community care. Five of those residents died within months of their transfer. There was a firestorm of public protest, court action and political infighting. The Advocate stories chronicled the lives of the people who lived there, and described options for institutional and community care. Reporters spent weeks talking to family members, workers, and advocates for both institutional and community care. Through dozens of interviews and hours of research, the reporters provided an unflinching look at the Michener Centre and a past that has been both uplifting and tragic. Five months after the series of stories ran, the province reversed its decision, allowing Michener Centre to stay open for its remaining residents. “When we began sketching out the framework of the Michener Centre project, we wanted to bring awareness to the community about the institution, and we wanted to make provincial leaders understand why it mattered — to the people who still lived there, and to all Albertans,” said managing editor John Stewart. Zielinski said the nomination was still sinking in. “All the time and effort on the project was worth it because residents’ stories needed to be told, and who better to tell them than the Red Deer Advocate?” The entire package can be seen at

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Clearwater County Taxpayers Association is opposing a new initiative that will make it easier for developers to finance multi-lot subdivisions. Under the Endeavour to Assist Program approved by county council last month, developers who are required to build infrastructure such as roads, communal water and sewer systems, and fire protection water reservoirs can get some of their investment back as other developments tie in. Clearwater County will oversee the program, track costs and assess how much of the initial developer’s costs will be returned to them. Time limits are also in place should further developments never materialize. Developers are required to apply for the program and back up their expenses with receipts. But the taxpayers group fears the policy will attract more multi-lot developers to rural areas, a move they oppose. The association is bent on preserving agricultural land and believes new residen-

tial subdivisions or industrial parks should go in hamlets or existing developments such as Farrier Acres, west of Rocky Mountain House. “I’m not sure why they thought they needed this because the people do not want more multi-lot subdivisions in rural areas. So the need for the policy is questionable,” said association representative Marianne Cole. Residents made that viewpoint clear when the county was looking for input on its Municipal Development Plan, the overarching planning guide for the municipality, said Cole. The county has said the policy reflects the changing nature of development standards. Where individual septic systems were once common, new multi-lot subdivisions typically now require more environmentally friendly — but also significantly more expensive — communal water and sewer systems. Expanding a cost-sharing program that once applied only to roads to other infrastructure is only fair, the county argues, to spread costs more equita-

bly. Association members are also concerned there aren’t enough guidelines on what projects are eligible. That decision is left up to the county, which raises the possibility of an “anything goes” philosophy, she said. The association has sent a letter voicing its concerns to the mayor and councillors. No response has been received yet. Reeve Pat Alexander said the program expands an existing one that applied to roads. Endeavour to Assist programs are not unusual. “It’s something that most municipalities have.” There are many conditions that multi-lot subdivisions must meet before they are allowed in agricultural areas. For instance, a subdivision built more than a mile from a paved road must pave it as a condition of approval among other provisions. Most growth is likely to occur in agricultural areas around hamlets. Allowing controlled growth is important to municipalities because it creates jobs and keeps people in the community, he said.


AHS: Optimistic And if the province chooses who sits on the committees, how can it be called public input, he asked. “I welcome anything that brings in greater local input. I guess we can be optimistic and hope that it means something.” But Dawe said he has “files and files and files” of government reports on health care collected over the years, some containing good advice, that were also ignored.

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Volunteers line up in the parking lot of Deer Park Alliance Church in Red Deer on Wednesday morning to get maps of areas to search. They also tied green and black ribbons on their vehicle antennas to show they were involved in the search. with the Burks and wanted to help. The volunteers were handed maps and asked to search a specific area. They also provided their names and phone numbers. Family members remained at the church parking lot to co-ordinate their search, which had largely tapered off by late afternoon. They are taking it “one day at a time,” Tamara

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They continue to follow up the tips they receive but Morrison said there was nothing new as of Wednesday afternoon. “We’re trying to cover every avenue that we can. We take it very serious that an elderly lady is missing.” Police speculated earlier that Burk might have headed to Manitoba because she has relatives there. However, there has been no reported sighting to suggest she did that. The woman’s last known sighting was at the Deer Park Co-op, where she was seen leaving about 8 p.m. last Thursday. She is believed to have her small white dog Jewel, a West Highland terrier, with her. Her bank account has not been used since her disappearance. While RCMP do not rule out the possibility that Burk may have disappeared under suspicious circumstances, they have no indication of that at present, Morrison said. Police and family have said Burk might be suffering from dementia-related symptoms, although she has not been diagnosed by a doctor. Tamara Burk, who is married to Wayd, one of Roze Burk’s sons, posted a request on Facebook on Tuesday: “Hello everyone, we are asking anyone and everyone who is willing and able to help us search for Roze Burk to meet at the Deer Park Alliance Church.” More than 60 friends, family and others, with about 50 vehicles, gathered at the church parking lot and were signed up by the family to search the city area. Before departing, one family friend, Dave Matheson, advised everyone to not touch Burk’s grey 2008 Ford Escape (Alberta licence GCA091) if they come across it. Let police take care of the vehicle in case they need to do fingerprinting and other things, Matheson told the somber crowd. He also warned searchers to be careful around water’s edge. “And don’t get stuck,” he said. James Graham is a welder and friend of the Burk family. He said he took the day off to help search for the missing senior. Another couple, Pamela and Kevin Dodd, grew up

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Prentice ratchets back hardline vow to cut spending ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS AND COUNTIES EVENT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — With a week to go before the Alberta budget, and with a possible election coming soon after that, Premier Jim Prentice softened Wednesday his hardline vow to impose deep spending cuts across government. “Some people would have us just slash and burn our way to prosperity by cutting services, cancelling infrastructure projects, and cutting drastically across the board,” Prentice told delegates at an Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties event. “That would hurt all of us, and would certainly hurt those who are most vulnerable in our society.” A month ago, Prentice and Finance Minister Robin Campbell promised the March 26 budget would include steep spending cuts of at least five per cent up to an effective cut of nine per cent across the board. Union leaders have said that would lead to layoffs and a deterioration of front-line services from schoolrooms to hospitals and beyond. Speaking later to reporters Wednesday, Prentice dismissed suggestions he was softening his stance,

but refused to confirm whether the five per cent cuts were still in the budget. “Next week, there will be a budget put forward that will have all the full detail,” he said. Prentice has said the budget will be accompanied by a paradigm-altering 10-year plan that will remake how Alberta earns and spends money in order to insulate day-to-day budgeting from the wild swings in oil prices. Since last June, the price of oil has fallen by more than half, erasing an estimated $7 billion in revenue from the upcoming budget. Prentice, in recent weeks, has emphasized that the core problem is as much about spending as it is about raising revenue. He has said Albertans are paying too much for public services, and that the province is on the hook for $2.3 billion in “unsustainable” public sector salary hikes over the next three years. He has also mused about bringing back health premiums and hiking or reorganizing personal income taxes. The premier has ruled out increases to oil royalties or corporate income taxes, saying that would be a self-defeating move with the economy in a fragile state. Prentice has promised the changes would chal-




lenge Albertans, and would bring “pain.” Two weeks ago, he angered many by publicly saying Albertans unhappy with the current fiscal situation should “look in the mirror.” However, in the Edmonton speech, the politician labelled by some as “Grim Jim” struck a more optimistic note. He said despite the downturn, the province will continue to build the infrastructure necessary for the province’s rapidly growing population, and emphasizing that all changes will be “balanced” and “fair.” “We have to continue to build, and we are building,” he told the audience. NDP Leader Rachel Notley said Albertans need to take Prentice’s words in the context of the looming election. “The issue is whether Albertans can actually believe a word he says based on what we’ve heard in the past,” said Notley.

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CALGARY — An analysis of three oil-producing heavy hitters suggests Alberta isn’t socking away enough money from oil royalties. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce says there would be an extra $150 billion in the Heritage Savings Trust Fund if Alberta put aside resource taxes the way Norway does. The study also looked at the royalties approach taken by Alaska. Norway puts 100 per cent of its royalties into savings and Alaska saves 25 per cent. Unlike Alberta, Norway does not use its oil revenue to fund operating and capital spending. Justin Smith, the chamber’s director of policy, says it’s something that needs to be considered as the government works on a 10-year financial plan to get off the boom-bust roller coaster. He says reworking the province’s finances provides a chance to develop a “rigorous savings policy that will help us accrue well for future generations, but also be able to fund year-to-year services in a more sustainable way.” The Heritage Savings Trust Fund was created in the 1970s by premier Peter Lougheed’s government with a goal to set aside 30 per cent of oil royalties. “But over the years it’s been dipped into time and again ... and that’s why we’re sitting at such a paltry balance,” Smith said. Alberta’s most recent fiscal update indicated the fund is expected to reach $19 billion by the end of the fiscal year.

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More ‘bozo eruptions’? THE CANADIAN RIGHT HAS HISTORY OF LOOSE LIPS SINKING A PARTY’S SHIP, BUT THE LATEST OUTBURSTS SEEM DIFFERENT Preston Manning, a man who knew a thing or two about dodging friendly political fire, has warned his conservative “family” many times. Its Achilles heel, the patriarch of today’s movement has said, is the “intemperate and ill considered remark,” the deeply held conviction spoken in public that blindsides and discredits conservative TIM governments, HARPER parties and campaigns. They’re also known as “bozo eruptions.” Manning never got them under control, but Stephen Harper did — until recently. On the surface, it would appear that Prime Minister Harper is also dealing with some incoming fire from a Conservative caucus that suddenly seems to include a number of plain speakers who have decided that honesty is not ill considered. But Harper isn’t doing much ducking. To use the Manning definition, these would appear to be deeply held views from some caucus members, but differing from Manning’s futile firefighting in the old days of his Reform party, today’s plain-speaking Conservatives appear to be merely taking their cue from the boss. We are dealing with government MPs who are mixing alarmist rhetoric, racist comments and the “get off my lawn” mentality that constantly tripped up Manning. This week, Conservative MP Larry Miller crafted a new take on Conservative immigration policy in a radio interview with CFOS radio in his Ontario riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “Stay the hell where you came from,” he advised would-be immigrants who come to Canada because it is the best country in the world and then want to change things before they are officially Canadian. It was his reaction to the niqab controversy in this country, Miller’s harsh rejoinder to Zunera Ishaq, the Mississauga woman who has refused to remove her face covering at her citizenship oath. Miller, credited with being something of a barometer of Canadian opinion in the Conservative caucus, later apologized for his “inappropriate” language, but not for his view that citizenship should be denied if the woman does not remove her niqab. Harper’s office said Miller went beyond the party position, but then


quickly reiterated the belief most Canadians find it offensive that someone would cover their face as they sought to become Canadians. Last week, the prime minister called the niqab a symbol of a culture’s hostility to women. Miller’s message comes on the heels of New Brunswick MP John Williamson’s musings on the temporary foreign worker program. He gave voice to party frustration with this disastrous statement: “It makes no sense to pay ‘whities’ to stay home while we bring in brown people to work in these jobs.” (He later apologized). Alberta MP Diane Ablonczy was accused of using “McCarthyesque” tactics during a committee appearance by Ihsaan Gardeen, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. That association has already sued Harper’s former communications director Jason MacDonald for publicly linking the group to Hamas. At another hearing in the Senate,

Shahina Siddiqui of the same organization faced similar accusations from an Ontario Conservative senator, Lynn Beyak. When Siddiqui told the committee her organization was not the enemy, Beyak told her to stop being so thin-skinned. Manitoba Conservative Lawrence Toet sent out a ridiculous flyer asking constituents whether they backed the government anti-terrorism bill or believed that “terrorists are victims, too.” Alberta MP Leon Benoit (like Ablonczy, a Reform alumnus) went after the Supreme Court, calling it “lawless” and claiming the bench is imposing personal views on Canadians. Many Canadians may find the above offensive, but none really fit the “bozo eruption” definition. None of the MPs has been sanctioned by the Prime Minister’s Office. Benoit, for example, was not told to temper his language. He proudly posted his statement on his website. Back in Manning’s day, different

members of his caucus opined that they would put gays at the back of the store, or agreed homosexuals should not be allowed to teach children. Another advocated caning as punishment. But they were not pushing party policy, mimicking the leader or purporting to speak for a majority of Canadians. Manning was badly hurt by these pronouncements. It’s not clear that Harper’s MPs are doing anything more than — inelegantly — espousing party policy or articulating the frustrations of the base. They feel safe in the warmth of public opinion. No doubt they feel they are taking the PM’s message to the ramparts or speaking truth to the villains, real or imagined. These Conservative plain speakers can certainly say what they want. But they should not be rewarded by voters for their reckless statements. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.

Oil-train derailments expose folly of anti-pipeline movement BY KENNETH P. GREEN SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Four recent oil-train derailments — two in the United States and two in Canada, accompanied by yet another drive-by rhetorical smear of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama — have re-invigorated the debate over how Canadians and Americans transport oil. The most recent spills and explosions in Illinois, West Virginia and Ontario all involved long oil trains of about 100 cars. So far as we know, they all met the most recent railcar designs and regulatory requirements in the U.S. and Canada. The barrage of derailments continues to illuminate the folly of the anti-pipeline movement. Because of an artificially created shortage of pipeline capacity in the U.S. and Canada, more petroleum products are moving by rail. This issue was deeply analyzed in a 2013 study I co-authored on Intermodal Safety in the Transport of Oil. Using the most comprehensive available U.S. data, we observed that while the vast majority of oil transported by any mode arrives safely at its destination, there are still discernible differences in relative safety. On virtually all metrics of safety, whether environmental or occupational, it was clear that movement of oil and gas is safest via pipeline and less safe via rail. Specifically, on an apples-to-apples basis, transport one billion tons of oil over a mile by pipeline and there is a very low likelihood of leakage — less

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than one incident per billion ton-miles. The risk of a leak by rail is twice as high, at two likely incidents. And trucks are 10 times higher still, with 20 incidents likely in moving a billion tons of oil over a mile. On volumes spilled, it’s true that pipeline ruptures release larger quantities of oil than individual truck or train spills, but recovery rates for oil spilled from pipelines can reach 50 per cent, and they are far less likely to pose a threat to large population centres. When it comes to worker safety, pipelines also look safer. Safety data from the U.S. suggests that one would have only 0.007 injuries per billion tonmiles, while rail injury rates are 30 times as high. That pipelines are safer than trucks or trains should come as no surprise. A pipeline is fixed infrastructure with little exposure to the elements, fewer opportunities for operator or mechanical failure, and with greater capacity for real-time monitoring and pre-planning for remediation based on the specific and well-understood characteristics of the pipeline route. Pipeline routes are also often built away from densely populated areas. Trains and trucks, running above ground, are on fluid routes subject to constant change. That offers far more opportunities for breakdown, operator error, and injuries to workers as well as the general public. And rail and roadways, by intent, pass through major population centres, putting more people at risk when an accident happens. Environmentalists and anti-fossil-fuel allies have successfully stalled the development of safer pipe-

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Weaning Canada off fossil fuels SCHOLARS SAYS LOW CARBON ECONOMY WITHIN REACH report suggests. Emissions should be cut by up to 28 per cent over 2005 levels by 2025 and by 80 per cent by 2050. By 2035, Canada’s entire electricity grid should be completely low-carbon. The good news, the scholars write, is that we’re most of the way there. “This is not a big step,” said James Byrne, a University of Lethbridge climatologist. More than 75 per cent of Canada’s electricity grid is already low-carbon, he said. All that it would take to go the rest of the way is better transmission capacity between adjoining provinces and some backstopping by renewable sources such as wind or solar. “It doesn’t have to be a national transmission grid,” he said. “We really do not have to build the C.P.R. across the country.” The report brims with other proposals. Minimize energy use in building designs. Electrify public vehicles such as

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Dozens of Canada’s top scholars are urging a sweeping remake of how the country produces and uses its energy in a necessary effort to wean itself off fossil fuels. But don’t worry, they say. This will hardly hurt at all. “The main theme of this is to create a positive vision of the future,” said University of Lethbridge Prof. Bryson Brown. “A 30-year time frame for getting really low with our carbon emissions is not as dramatic a transformation as some people may fear.” Brown is one of 59 scientists, economists, engineers, sociologists, architects and philosophers from all 10 provinces who collaborated on a report released Wednesday. It was developed to inform public debate for December’s climate meeting in Paris and proposed ambitious targets. Canada needs a price on carbon, the


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An Alberta woman has lost her appeal of a court order banning her from owning any animals. April Dawn Irving, who is 55, was in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday trying to convince a judge to amend her bail conditions on a charge of animal cruelty. Instead, the judge ruled she can’t own, possess or control any animals and he added two more conditions. The judge said a police officer can go to her property near Milk River during the day to ensure Irving is complying with the order. He also prohibited her from owning or possessing any firearms and she must surrender any firearms to police within the next 15 days. Irving was charged after five dogs were found dead on her property at the end of January.


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Harper seeks extension, expansion of ISIL mission BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper intends to ask Parliament next week to “extend and expand” Canada’s participation in the war against the Islamic State, possibly erasing the geographic distinctions that have thus far shaped the conflict. The plan to deliver a new motion drew a sharp rebuke from NDP opposition leader Tom Mulcair, who declared his party would oppose it and that the country had no business fighting in Iraq, or elsewhere. On at least two occasions recently, Defence Minister Jason Kenney has mused that CF-18s could be asked to fly strike missions against extremist targets in Syria. Harper is not ruling out that possibility. Last fall, Parliament approved Canada’s participation in U.S.-led coalition air strikes against the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but limited the involvement to Iraq and set a six-month lifespan. The mandate runs out on April 7. “Next week, it is the government’s plan to move forward with a request for Parliament for extension and expansion of the mission,” Harper said Wednesday in Mississauga, Ont. Mulcair said the United Nations has not authorized military action. “I can guarantee you we’ll once again be opposed to any involvement of Canadian troops in what is simply not our war,” the NDP leader said during a stop in Burnaby, B.C. Sources have previously told The Canadian Press that an extension would likely involve a commitment of more than six months, in part so it doesn’t expire during the fall election campaign. Last fall, the motion passed by MPs explicitly ruled out deploying ground troops for combat operations, although 69 special forces soldiers were assigned to train and advise Kurdish troops. It’s not clear how the special forces mission will be affected by next week’s request. The original Commons motion left commanders with a free hand when it came to the air campaign. But Harper, in his speech on the issue set limits by saying that strikes on targets in Syria would require an explicit invitation from the Syrian government. “The current authorization laid open the possibility of going to Syria


This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. although we have not done that,” Harper said Wednesday. “But we’ll address issues like that next week when I make a proposal to the House of Commons.” Only the U.S. and its Persian Gulf allies have flown strikes into Syria, where the dictatorship of Bashar alAssad has been fighting both Islamic State extremists and a collection of rebel factions in a four-year-old civil war that has left over 200,000 dead. The Americans notify Syria about air strikes, but they insist they don’t co-ordinate activity. A defence source said Canada could follow a similar line, should extended missions be offered.

President Barack Obama has a war resolution before Congress, which would expand American efforts against ISIL and authorize limited, but not “enduring” ground operations. Dave Perry, an senior analyst with Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, said he doesn’t expect the Canadian authorization to entirely mirror what’s proposed in Washington, but it will be aimed at giving the government and military maximum flexibility. New Democrat defence critic Jack Harris said it would be breathtaking if the Conservatives proposed removing geographic restrictions “This is an invitation to a far greater conflict than anything Canadians have

contemplated,” he said. “ They claim ISIL has declared war on Canada. That’s preposterous as a notion. The implications of that for Canada and for the world would be quite astonishing.” The air force has six CF-18 jets bombing Islamic State targets along with two surveillance planes and an aerial tanker operating out of bases in Kuwait. The Harper cabinet doesn’t need Parliament to authorize a renewed commitment at any time, but the Conservatives have sought all-party support in the House of Commons for such missions, even if they have rarely received it.

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Parents of handcuffed autistic boy won’t rule out legal action OTTAWA — The parents of an autistic boy who was restrained with handcuffs at an elementary school last month are not ruling out legal action as they seek full disclosure of documents regarding the child’s care. The parents of nine-year-old Daniel Ten Oever have publicly condemned the actions of school staff. They and a representative of Restoring Dignity, a justice federation focused on creating public awareness on institutional child abuse, held a news conference on Wednesday to detail their complaints. The boy’s mother Stephanie Huck says her son has been out of school since the incident, suffering from extreme anxiety. Roch Longueepee, founder of Restoring Dignity, says the family asked for documents from St. Jerome Catholic School and were met with threats from lawyers, despite telling the school legal action was not their intention. He said the threats were inappropriate. The family wants documents that detail the care Daniel received as well as the training of his caregivers. They say they want to be sure he will be safe upon his return to school. “Our concern is not just for our son, but for all of the little Daniels out there,” Huck said. The incident unfolded after the boy was taken to the principal’s office in an attempt to calm him privately after some violent behaviour. His agitation continued. School officials say a police officer, visiting the vice-principal’s office next door on an unrelated issue, heard the turmoil and entered the principal’s office. They say she restrained the boy, placing him in handcuffs. The principal then asked that the cuffs be removed.

Ex-judge convicted of killing his wife says he helped her commit suicide MONTREAL — A former Quebec judge sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife says he lied to police about the circumstances surrounding her death and hid from the court the fact he helped her commit suicide. Jacques Delisle told Radio-Canada in an interview to be broadcast Thursday he lied because he was scared of what their family would think if they found out he helped her kill herself. The former Quebec Court of Appeal justice, who is incarcerated at the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines institution northwest of Montreal, did not testify at his trial but his lawyer argued Nicole Rainville, 71, committed suicide in 2009 without help. The Crown alleged Delisle killed his wife in order to live with his mistress and avoid a costly divorce settlement. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2012. He tried unsuccessfully to have his conviction overturned at the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Delisle told “Enquete,” Radio-Canada’s investigative program, that in 2009 his disabled wife wanted to die and asked him to retrieve a pistol in the house. He said he charged the weapon and gave it to Rainville. The ex-judge added that before he left the house he tried to dissuade her from taking her life.

Feds put protest activity under microscope in compiling national ’risk forecast’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Use of social media, the spread of “citizen journalism,” and the involvement of young people are among the key trends highlighted by a federal analysis of protest activity in Canada over the last half-decade. A growing geographic reach and an apparent increase in protests that target infrastructure such as rail lines are also boosting the impact of demonstrations, says the Government Operations Centre analysis, obtained under the Access to Information Act. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service included the spring 2014 risk forecast in materials prepared for two meetings of the deputy ministers’ committee on resources and energy last April. The meetings were driven by the federal government’s desire to plan for protests that might happen in response to resource development decisions on projects such as the Northern Gateway pipeline. The newly released documents heighten fears about government anti-terrorism legislation that would allow much easier sharing of federally held information about people, said Josh Paterson, executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. “To us, this just looks like the example of exactly why we ought to be concerned about these provisions.” The operations centre — an Ottawa-based hub that would figure heavily in responding to a national emergency — based the forecast for the spring and summer protest season on statistics gleaned from more than five years of significant demonstrations in Canada. It also drew on the results of an April 2014 meeting that included nine other federal partners. It found demonstrations generally fell into four primary issue categories: social, political, environmental and First Nations. The “notoriety and success” of civil society efforts such as the Arab Spring, the aboriginal Idle No More movement, the Occupy protests, and anti-pipeline demonstrations have inspired Canadian citizens to start grassroots initiatives and make their voices heard, the study notes. Few demonstrations rise to the level of national interest, and most are peaceful and short-lived, the analysis adds. The operations centre predicted a low risk during the 2014 protest season, with the possibility of medium-level events — such as disruption to transportation routes. Officials felt opposition to pipelines and oil-andgas fracking, as well as broader environmental and aboriginal issues, could lead to “large, disruptive, or geographically widespread protests” but no one had information to indicate “significant organizing activity” in this regard. Still, the analysis says “influencing factors” must be considered: — Social media use that has given civil society movements an expanded digital reach, allowing them to organize larger numbers in more locations; — Citizen journalism that spreads alternative in-


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Rebels fall to Hitmen in overtime BY ADVOCATE STAFF Hitmen 3 Rebels 2 (OT) CALGARY — The Red Deer Rebels fell one goal short Wednesday, but GM/head coach Brent Sutter felt that the narrow setback might as well have been a five-goal loss. The Rebels boss wasn’t at all pleased with his club’s performance in a 3-2 Western Hockey League overtime loss to the Calgary Hitmen before 8,246 fans at the Saddledome, a setback that ensured Red Deer will finish no better than third in the Central Division. The Rebels led 1-0 after 40 minutes on defenceman Colton Bobyk’s fifth goal of the season at 14:19 of the second period, then were outshot 13-7 and outscored 2-1 in the third period. “We had no push in the third, we just too loosey goosey,” said Sutter. “Our overall game was just OK. Even

our first two periods weren’t great, we didn’t play to the standards we need to play come playoff time. “We don’t want bad habits creeping into our game and tonight I thought we had too many soft players.” Adam Tambellini pulled the Hit-

men even with his 47th goal of the season at 8:06 of the third period and Travis Sanheim gave the Hitmen a lead at 11:24, his shot glancing off the stick of Rebels defenceman Kayle Doetzel and past netminder Rylan Toth. Riley Sheen forced overtime with his 22nd of the season at 17:02, cashing a prime pass from Rebels linemate Adam Musil. From there, Connor Rankin beat Toth to the short side at 3:59 of overtime. “The bottom line is we can’t play like this,” said Sutter. “We had some guys who weren’t even close (to their potential) tonight and they’re our older players. In the third period all we did was stand around and watch.” The Rebels’ penalty kill was perfect at three-for-three, but the team’s power play came up empty at zero-for-six. “We had lots of chances on the power play but we didn’t work hard enough,” said Sutter. “We didn’t capi-

talize on our opportunities. “We can’t let bad habits into our game, we can’t let our compete level and work ethics drop and the structure to our game with the way we’re supposed to play. We got away from that tonight. We had opportunities to close out the game in the first two periods but we didn’t work hard enough to do it.” Sutter was particularly ticked with the manner in which Rankin scored the winning goal. “It came down to us quitting on a play,” he said. Toth finished with 29 saves, while Mack Shields turned aside 23 shots for the Hitmen. The Rebels close out their regular season schedule with a home-andhome with the Edmonton Hitmen — Friday at the provincial capital and Saturday at the Enmax Centrium.

Oilers edged by Blue Jackets in the shootout BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Blue Jackets 4 Oilers 3 (SO) EDMONTON — Alexander Wennberg scored the shootout winner as the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday. David Savard, Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets (31-35-4), who have won four of their last five. Derek Roy, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov responded for the Oilers (19-39-13), who have lost eight of their last nine games. Columbus started the scoring fiveand-a-half minutes into the first period on their first shot of the game as defenceman Savard used a screen on a 4-on-4 to beat Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens top corner. Edmonton outshot Columbus 14-4 in the first, its best chance coming when Yakupov rang a power-play shot off a post behind Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney. Johansen cleanly beat Scrivens on a wrist shot from the top of the right circle to give Columbus a 2-0 lead four minutes into the second. The Oilers got on the board 11 minutes into the second period on the power play as Benoit Pouliot made a long pass to spot Roy wide open at the side of the net for his 10th of the season. Jordan Eberle danced his way in tight before dishing it off to NugentHopkins, who hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career as Edmonton tied the game 2-2 just 1:28 into the third period. The Oilers took a 3-2 lead midway through the third as an Oscar Klefbom shot came off the boards to Yakupov on the other side and he deposited his 12th of the season into the net. Letestu responded for the Blue Jackets 54 seconds later, ripping a long shot off the post and in past Scrivens. Edmonton outshot Columbus 47-20. The Blue Jackets play the second


Columbus Blue Jackets’ David Savard (58) and Edmonton Oilers’ Matt Hendricks (23) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton, on Wednesday. The Oilers lost the game 4-3 in a shootout. game of a three-game trip in Vancouver on Thursday. The Oilers remain at home to face the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Notes: Columbus won the only other

meeting between the teams this season 5-4 in a shutout last Friday. Blue Jacket forward Artem Anisimov played his 400th career NHL game.

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RDC athletics suffered down season after banner year Last year the Red Deer College Athletic department reached for the stars and got there. This year, they landed on the moon. It feels a little less glamorous not getting back to the same level where they won three national championships and nearly a fourth to go with their three provincial banners. That’s the problem with setting new standards and not getting JOSH back to that level again, regardless of how good ALDRICH the effort on its own looks. RDC athletic director Keith Hansen, however, is being very careful to keep the two years separate. “I really do look at every year as just a different year,” said Hansen. “I think we had an exceptional year again this year, I think we had an unbelievable year last year. Even when I coached,

I tried to look at each year as it’s own separate entity and not try too hard to guard the past or look too far into the future.” The shining star of the RDC department this year is the women’s volleyball team. They won their second-straight Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship — the only one captured by the college this year — as they beat the FX Garneau Elans 3-2 (22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 2426, 15-13) in the final this past weekend. It was their third national banner overall. But it was also the lone provincial banner earned by RDC this year as well. That’s not to say other programs took a major step back, as there were a few that were ohso-close to those highs. The men’s volleyball team came within an injury to their top player of potentially duplicating the women’s success. All-Canadian power Tim Finnigan had battled through a quad injury all season but it gave out com-


pletely in the first set of the national semifinal — and they still nearly beat the No. 1 seeded Camosun Chargers. Camosun then squeaked out a five-set win in the gold medal game over the Titans de Limoilou. “You have to be proud with how hard that teams fought and tried to work through that adversity,” said Hansen. The Kings are loaded coming back next season with Finnigan potentially on the bench in a coaching role. They will be led by their three Aussie imports — Luke Brisbane, Adam Terlejski, Regan Fathers — who all showed at the very least signs of all-Canadian potential. Brisbane, a rookie setter, is already at that level earning CCAA and ACAC player of the year honours. The scary thing is to think he will only get better. RDC’s other big hope heading into the season was the men’s basketball team, but their season ended far short of their goal of going back to provincials. They were upset on the opening day of the ACAC championships by an amped up host team at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, ending those

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dreams. The other bit of heart break came from an unheralded source and one of the department’s best stories. The Queens hockey team was floundering in last place at Christmas time, but turned it around in the second half of the season to finish second in the standings. They swept the SAIT Trojans in the first round of the playoffs but then lost the final in four games to the NAIT Ooks, who won their third-straight championship. “I wouldn’t say there’s any real disappointment’s but there was heartbreaks, but that’s sport, there’s always going to be a few heartbreaks,” said Hansen. The team will undergo a big overhaul this summer. With at least 11 players moving on through either graduation or transferring out the roster will look completely different in six months. There will also be a new head coach at the helm, despite the work Bob Rutz did to turn the program around this season.

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Raptors ruin homecoming for Wiggins BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Raptors 105 Timberwolves 100 TORONTO — All eyes were on Canada’s Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday night for his first game in Toronto as a pro. But it was teammate Kevin Martin who nearly stole the show as a feisty Minnesota side gave the hometown Raptors all they could handle before coming up just short at Air Canada Centre. Greivis Vasquez hit a key threepointer with 55.9 seconds left to play to help Toronto hang on for a 105-100 victory. Jonas Valanciunas had a doubledouble with 15 points and 15 rebounds and DeMar DeRozan added 21 points for the Raptors. It was a sloppy game loaded with turnovers and missed opportunities. Toronto appeared to be playing down to its opponent and it nearly proved costly. “We didn’t set the tone defensively,” said head coach Dwane Casey. “We allowed them to come out and set the tone offensively. They got a rhythm offensively and once you let a great scorer like Kevin Martin get going, it’s kind of contagious and the rest of the guys start shooting the ball well. “We waited until the end to try to turn the heat up and you can’t do that in the NBA.” Martin led all scorers with 37 points. The Timberwolves, last in the Western Conference standings and missing seven players due to injury or illness, trailed by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter but cut the Toronto lead to two with 2:01 to play. DeRozan answered with a rainbow jump shot and after a quick steal, Lou Williams scored on a layup to give the Raptors a six-point lead. Minnesota came back again before Vasquez hit a three-pointer as the shot-clock expired to let the sellout crowd of 19,800 breathe easier.


Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) gets fouled by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) during first half NBA action in Toronto on Wednesday. “It was a close game but we had to come down, execute, get stops and rebounds,” DeRozan said. Wiggins, the 20-year-old forward from nearby Vaughan, Ont., showed flashes of his sky-high potential but was hampered by early foul trouble. The first overall pick in last year’s NBA draft had 15 points on the night. “It felt welcoming, I already love playing in Toronto,” Wiggins said. “I’m already loving playing where I’m from ... even though we didn’t win the game,

I still feel appreciated and had fun.” Toronto guard Kyle Lowry left the game midway through the third quarter with a back contusion and did not return. Casey said he’ll be re-evaluated Thursday. The Atlantic Division-leading Raptors improved to 41-27 by beating the Timberwolves for the seventh straight time and 11th time in a row at home. Toronto remained a half-game up on fourth-place Chicago in the Eastern Conference standings as the Bulls beat

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RDC: Coaching “It’s our model here to have that coach on campus tied in with an instructor position,” said Hansen, noting Rutz works at Eastview Middle School. “It’s the same thing we do with men’s hockey and with volleyball and what we do in basketball.” Not every RDC team, however, was at the top of their game. A couple of them are still very much in the process of development. In the first year under rookie head coach Ken King, the Queens basketball team finished 4-20, though it was with a roster he largely inherited. This will be his first summer of recruiting for the college and he has already landed Danish point guard Eva Bonde. The Kings hockey team also took a bit of a step back this year. In their inaugural season, they made it to the second round of the ACAC playoffs, beating the MacEwan University Griffins in the first round. This year, however, they were swept by the University of Alberta-Augusta Vikings in the first round. However, the fact they made the playoffs in both of their first two seasons in the league is an accomplishment unto itself — it took the Keyano Huskies three years to even make the post-season for the first time in 2015 after combing for 13 wins in their first two campaigns. “The focus is on the process and doing your best in excellence and I think our teams demonstrated that again,” said Hansen. ● Nic Dubinsky and Leah Koot were named ACAC athletes of the week on Tuesday. Koot was named tournament MVP in helping the Queens volleyball team to their second consecutive CCAA championship. Dubinsky was named a first team tournament all-star after taking over from Finnigan as the Kings biggest weapon at the CCAA men’s volleyball championships. He almost single handily willed the Kings into the gold medal game but they fell in five sets to the eventual national champion Camosun Chargers. ● The Kings volleyball head coach Aaron Schulha has already added three recruits for next year’s team, including two transfers from the Brandon University Bobcats. Six-foot-eight, 225-pound middle Ty Moorman and six-foot-five, 210-pound outside hitter DJ McCharles played for the Bobcats last year while they added some depth behind Brisbane at setter with Saskatoon high school product CJ Gavlas.



SAPPORO, Japan — Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones skipped Canada to a guaranteed playoff spot at the women’s world curling championship on Thursday with a 7-5 extra ends win over Germany’s Daniela Driendl. The victory improved Canada’s record to 8-2 and good enough for sole possession of second place in the 12-team round-robin standings and therefore a spot in the Page playoff 1-2 game. “We’re really excited about that; it was our goal at the beginning of the week, to be in the one-two game,” said Jones, the last Canadian skip to win a world championship, in 2008 at Vernon, B.C. “We won’t have (first-end) hammer (due to losing to the Swiss on Wednesday night), but we’re in that game, and we feel really good with

the ice conditions. “We just have to be a little sharper in a couple moments, but other than that, we’re really happy with how we’re playing right now.” The Canadians are behind only Alina PC$tz of Switzerland, who improved to 9-1 with an 8-6 win over Scotland’s Eve Muirhead. Jones, along with third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer, lead Dawn McEwen and alternate Jennifer Clark-Rouire will face the Swiss either Friday night or Saturday morning in Sapporo, Japan, depending on tiebreaker scenarios. Thursday’s win against Germany wasn’t always pretty, but the Canadians gradually turned up the pressure over the later ends and were rewarded. Driendl had a shot to score as

many as four for the Germans (4-6) but instead ended up raising a Canadian rock to the button to give Canada a steal to open the game. “Oh, that would have been a hard one to come back from,” said Lawes. “But we knew the ice was great this game, the speed was good. It was a little bit of a relief, and we were able to keep going and make some shots early in the game.” The Germans bounced back to take a 3-2 lead in the fifth end with a deuce, but Canada tied it with one in the sixth and a steal of one in the seventh when Driendl’s last rock was slightly wide and couldn’t push a Canadian stone away from the button. The teams would then trade singles the next three ends to force extra time, and in the 11th, Canada tucked two rocks in the four-foot behind cover, and when Driendl was short on her final draw, Jones didn’t need to throw her own last rock.

system for goaltender interference and pucks over the glass and for defending players having to put their sticks on the ice first on faceoffs but had some concerns about three-onthree overtime. General managers were split on whether to go to the American Hockey League model of four-on-four for the first three minutes and then three-on-three from the next whistle to the end of a seven-minute sudden-death overtime or to simply play three-on-three for the existing fiveminute overtime. One issue is that the potential for an extra two minutes a game, while likely to reduce shootouts, would put more of a strain on top players. “One point we made is if they felt the extra two minutes was more stress on their players, the point I made in talking to our managers was: There’s going to be a little less stress on probably, arguably, your most important player, your goaltender, who will have less shootouts to face,” Campbell said Wednesday. “He obviously faces the most stress in every shootout. There’s a give and take on that one if that’s their concern.” NHLPA divisional representative

Steve Webb, who represented the organization at the meeting along with Joe Reekie, said players are intrigued about three-on-three and said the organization still needed to talk to players about the increased workload that would come with seven-minute overtime sessions. The initial reaction seemed to be positive. “I think it intrigues the guys, to see what the effects are going to be like playing three-on-three,” Webb said. “I think the offensive guys like the opportunity to add more ice to showcase their abilities.” Montreal Canadiens players asked about three-on-three following their game Tuesday at the Florida Panthers expressed mixed feelings about the idea. Defenceman P.K. Subban, one of the players who stands to benefit from that extra ice, said it didn’t matter much to him either way. “Whatever decisions they make, I’ll just play the game that way,” Subban said in Sunrise, Fla. “To be honest with you it doesn’t make a difference to me. Whether they decide to do it or not, I just play and adjust — make adjustments if I have to.”


NHLPA gets its first look at general managers’ threeon-three OT proposals BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. — On the final day of the NHL general managers meeting, the Players’ Association got its first look at rule changes being proposed for next season, most notably adding some three-on-three play to overtime. Players will have give their input on three-on-three, expanded video review and faceoff changes and must sign off before anything becomes official. “I think we’re on the same page,” David Poile of the Nashville Predators said, “but what they always do is go back to their membership and they talk to all of their players.” Director of hockey operations Colin Campbell said the NHLPA was fine with adding a coach’s challenge

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the Indiana Pacers 103-86. Minnesota fell to 14-53. The Raptors led by as many as seven points in the early going but Martin’s hot shooting kept the Timberwolves close. He hit four three-point attempts and had 18 points in the first quarter, the most by a Toronto opponent in any quarter this season. The Timberwolves led 32-31 after one quarter. Early in the second, Lowry hit a three-pointer to put Toronto ahead 41-36 but miscues and missed shots let Minnesota hang around. Lorenzo Brown hit a putback at 2:18 to give the Timberwolves a 50-48 lead. A sloppy half marked by 18 turnovers closed with the teams tied at 54. Valanciunas provided some spark early in the third quarter, using his size in the low post and scoring backto-back buckets to cap an 11-2 run that put Toronto ahead 65-56. In the fourth, Terrence Ross hit a three-pointer with 9:25 left and fed Amir Johnson for a dunk on the next possession as Toronto stretched its lead to double digits. Martin hit one of his five three-pointers to cut the deficit to four points with 7:39 left to play. Minnesota forward Anthony Bennett of Brampton, Ont., didn’t play due to an ankle injury. Former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell ran the Minnesota bench with Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders away from the team for personal reasons. Notes: Lowry and Minnesota’s Chase Budinger were assessed technical fouls after jawing at each other at the end of the first quarter. ... Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in attendance. ... The Raptors will visit Chicago on Friday before returning home for a game Sunday against the New York Knicks. The Timberwolves will continue their road trip Thursday in New York. ... Toronto improved its all-time record vs Minnesota to 25-12 and 17-3 at home. ... Wiggins became the 15th Canadian to appear in a regular-season game in Toronto since 1995.

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Rays rough up Buehrle, Blue Jays SPRING TRAINING BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUNEDIN, Fla. — Chris Archer hasn’t been told when he will make his first regular-season start. It may be opening day. Archer allowed one hit over four scoreless innings Wednesday, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-3. Archer’s outing came a few hours after the Rays said pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his planned outing against Baltimore in the opener on April 6. Tampa Bay President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman said it’s too early to announce Cobb’s replacement, and Archer is considered a top contender. “My mentality is the same,” Archer said. “Our pitch count is roughly 100. I’m trying to make the most of that. I’ve pitched nine innings before, so I know that it’s possible. So that’s my goal every single time I go out whether I’m pitching April 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th. It doesn’t matter to me because I know what I’m capable of.” Toronto’s Mark Buehrle gave up three runs and seven hits over 4 1-3 innings. “They were aggressive early,” Buehrle said. “I don’t think I was as on location-wise as I’ve been. But again it’s spring training. I felt pretty good,

which I think gets me in trouble because I try to over throw instead of staying within myself. I’m going to try to throw a little extra hard and I get in trouble.” Evan Longoria hit a third-inning solo homer off Buehrle. David DeJesus drove in two runs with a second-inning single. UP NEXT Rays: RHP Nathan Karns is scheduled to go against Minnesota RHP Nicky Nolasco Thursday. Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez and Boston LHP Henry Owens are Thursday’s scheduled starters STARTING TIME Rays: Archer struck out three and walked three. Blue Jays: Buehrle had three strikeouts. TRAINER’S ROOM Rays: OF Desmond Jennings returned after missing Tuesday’s game with flulike symptoms. ... OF Brandon Guyer (oblique) was in the lineup. ... LHP Drew Smyly (shoulder tendinitis) is playing catch but hasn’t thrown off a mound. ... Closer Jake McGee (shoulder surgery) has resumed throwing off the mound. Blue Jays: Projected closer Brett Cecil (shoulder) had a bullpen session and said he could throw 15 to 20 pitches Saturday in a minor league game. He expects to be ready for opening day. ... DH-1B Edwin Encarnacion (back inflammation) is hitting off a tee


Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) reacts on the mound after allowing a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Wednesday. and could play in about a week. ... Dioner Navarro, limited to DH by knee soreness, will start catching again within a few days. ROUGH FINISH The teams combined for seven runs in the ninth. Toronto’s Jeff Francis gave up four

runs and five hits in two-thirds of an inning. Cory Burns hit his first two batters before getting the third out. Tampa Bay’s Jhan Marinez allowed three runs and three hits over twothirds of an inning before Jim Patterson recorded the game-ending out following a wild pitch.

Orridge will head up a CFL in search of a future Jeffrey Orridge is not walking into a burning fans over 55, and an inverse fandom for 18-34-yearbuilding, which is good, because firefighting isn’t his olds and the Super Bowl. The CFL needs to grow a strength. new generation. It needs a future. He isn’t arriving at the Canadian Football League “He grew up in the States, which interestingly with teams tipping into bankruptcy, owners commis- enough, gives him a perspective I don’t have,” said sioning wet T-shirt contests, stadiums falling apart. Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young. No, that’s the past, and other than Toronto the CFL “I grew up in Hamilton as a Tiger-Cats fan, so I see is a good place, a happy place. The CFL’s this league the way it was when I was a kid. fine right now. So it’s actually hard for me to reimagine The future, though — that’s the fear. what the league could be, other than what It’s a measure of the league that it’s it was. reached enough of a shore of stabili“For Jeffrey it’s easy to do that, because ty and success that it can worry about — I don’t want to call it a corruption, besomething other than the present, and cause I love the league as I remember it. that’s where Orridge enters as the But yeah, he’s not stuck in the past, beleague’s 13th commissioner. He’s not a cause the league to Jeffrey is what he’s football man; he’s not a CFL man, on the learned about it in the last 20 years, and surface. what he’s imagined it could be: a Canadian But he’s been handed the unique Caproduct taken around the world.” nadian job that comes with this unique That sounds more like the distant future, Canadian league. but then Orridge is only 54. BRUCE “I’ve been a fan of it for decades,” He was born in Queens, N.Y.; he ran ARTHUR said Orridge at a press conference in the track and played baseball and basketball. Alberta room at the Royal York hotel. He graduated from Harvard law, became a “And it’s not just because of how exmarketing guru, ran Right To Play. He got citing the game is, or how amazing the the Olympics for CBC television, and lost athletes who play this game are, it’s really to me the NHL. what the CFL represented. It represented Canada. As for the CFL, he’s been to the last three Grey All the things that I had learned about Canada, all Cups, so at least he’s seen Regina; he hasn’t seen the things that I had heard about Canada. It was games in every market yet. He has a lot to learn. It’s open, it was engaging, it was welcoming, it was fair, it a political job, from handling the league’s eight ownwas a true meritocracy where if you were qualified, ers to connecting with the fan bases in nine different you could play. If you were capable you could play markets, which is something predecessor Mark Coany position, and you could compete.” hon did masterfully. (That owner-market disparity is Orridge learned about the CFL as a young man, also an issue, and Argos and Lions owner David Braand maybe that will help. The CFL is built on the ley has long been the largely benevolent elephant in fierce connection it has with its fan base, Toronto the room.) again excepted, and the problem is it needs new But the league’s stadiums are largely secured, fans. with Toronto the obvious exception, pending ongoing That base is getting older; a poll commissioned and protracted lease negotiations between Braley last year found a strong loyalty to the Grey Cup with and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Ownership


is only an issue in Toronto, at the moment, though Braley will eventually sell the B.C. Lions, too. The CBA has delinked revenues from salaries, which gives owners a financial cushion. You could tell he didn’t watch a lot of football last season, because he talked a lot about amazing play on the field — and scoring and flow plummeted for a variety of reasons in 2014. (Several CFL sources indicated four or five rule changes have been passed and may be revealed next week, with the promise that some could be “eyebrowraising.”) More than anything, it feels like the CFL went looking for someone who could find them a future, someone who understood apps and cellphones and marketing and connectivity, someone who could use the acronym FOMO (fear of missing out) and seem to mean it. Orridge was chosen. “The fans belong to the CFL, and the CFL belongs to the fans,” he said. “And based on my international experience and my background, I can truly appreciate the connection here and how the CFL is really connective tissue for the fabric of Canada.” As the Star’s Curtis Rush wrote Tuesday, Jeffrey Orridge was a young man he was watching TV with his father, and his dad pointed to Warren Moon, the black quarterback, who had been given a chance in the CFL. His father told him that’s why he loved Canada, and his son landed here, eventually. Now Orridge is 54, on the verge of the league’s dominant demographic. He’s the first commissioner of colour in North American sports history; he’s a walking new frontier, in a league in search of a future. It’s up to him to find it. Bruce Arthur is a sports columnist with the Toronto Star. He was named the 2012 sportswriter of the year by Sports Media Canada, and he has been named to Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 people to follow on Twitter four times.


The NHL has given Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri a four-game suspension for his hit to the head of Edmonton’s Matt Fraser. Kadri, who voiced his displeasure at the severity of the ban at Toronto’s practice on Wednesday, will forfeit US$141,463.40 in salary. The incident occurred in the Oilers’ 4-1 home victory over Toronto on Monday. Kadri skated by Fraser behind Toronto’s net and hit the Oilers forward in the head with his left shoulder. Fraser left the game, and Kadri was given a two-minute minor penalty.





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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF y-Brandon 70 52 11 4 3 325 x-Regina 70 37 23 5 5 258 Swift Current 70 32 33 1 4 210 Moose Jaw 70 31 34 4 1 212 Prince Albert 70 29 37 2 2 205 Saskatoon 70 19 47 2 2 192

GA Pt 210 111 228 84 240 69 251 67 252 62 299 42

CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF x-Calgary 70 43 22 1 4 284 x-Medicine Hat70 43 23 2 2 259 x-Red Deer 70 37 22 5 6 232 x-Kootenay 70 37 29 1 3 242 x-Edmonton 70 33 30 4 3 212 Lethbridge 70 20 42 5 3 197

GA 200 210 222 243 196 293

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF y-Kelowna 70 51 13 5 1 296 x-Victoria 70 38 28 3 1 237 Prince George 70 30 35 2 3 217 Kamloops 70 27 36 4 3 208 Vancouver 70 27 40 1 2 184


Pt 91 90 85 78 73 48

GA Pt 178 108 212 80 289 65 253 61 242 57

U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA x-Portland 69 42 21 2 4 277 224 x-Everett 69 41 20 3 5 230 188 x-Seattle 70 36 25 4 5 205 196 x-Spokane 69 34 31 3 1 212 215 Tri-City 69 29 37 0 3 181 234 z-league title; y-conference title;d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth.

Pt 90 90 81 72 61

Tuesday’s results Moose Jaw 6 Swift Current 2 Brandon 4 Regina 1 Seattle 7 Tri-City 3 Wednesday’s results Medicine Hat 6 Prince Albert 2 Calgary 3 Red Deer 2 (OT) Kootenay 6 Lethbridge 3 Prince George 4 Kamloops 2 Seattle 3 Kelowna 2 (OT) Portland 7 Spokane 4 Friday’s games Swift Current at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Red Deer at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Calgary at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Brandon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Regina, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Kamloops at Prince George, 8 p.m. Everett at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Kelowna at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s summaries Hitmen 3, Rebels 2 (OT) First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Sanheim CAL (slashing) 4:47, Gay RD (holding) 6:32, Virtanen CAL (tripping) 8:53. Second Period 1. Red Deer, Bobyk 5 (Pawlenchuk) 14:19. Penalties — Harmsworth CAL (tripping) 1:21, Lang CAL (tripping) 3:09, Nogier RD (holding) 5:58, Virtanen CAL (roughing) 8:28, RD Bench (served

by Gay, too many men) 10:40, Peterson CAL (tripping) 15:12. Third Period 2. Calgary, Tambellini 47 (Rankin, Sanheim) 8:06. 3. Calgary, Sanheim 14 (Tambellini) 11:24. 4. Red Deer, Sheen 22 (Musil, Gay) 17:02. Penalties — Sheen RD (roughing) 11:00, Sanheim CAL (roughing) 11:00. Overtime 5. Calgary, Rankin 32 (Fazleev, Harmsworth) 3:59. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Red Deer 6 10 7 2 — 25 Calgary 11 6 13 2 — 32 Goal — Red Deer: Toth (LS, 28-17-4); Calgary: Shields (W, 27-16-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Red Deer: 0-6; Calgary: 0-3.

Wednesday’s Games Columbus 4, Edmonton 3, SO Chicago 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Los Angeles at Anaheim, late Thursday’s Games San Jose at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 7 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games New Jersey at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Montreal 71 44 20 7 95 Tampa Bay 71 43 21 7 93 Detroit 68 38 19 11 87 Boston 70 36 23 11 83 Ottawa 69 34 24 11 79 Florida 70 31 25 14 76 Toronto 71 27 38 6 60 Buffalo 70 20 43 7 47

GF GA 187 159 230 184 200 183 185 177 196 181 172 195 188 226 134 235

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Rangers69 44 18 7 95 N.Y. Islanders72 43 25 4 90 Pittsburgh 70 39 21 10 88 Washington 71 38 23 10 86 Philadelphia 72 29 28 15 73 New Jersey 70 30 29 11 71 Columbus 70 31 35 4 66 Carolina 69 26 34 9 61

GF GA 207 159 222 203 196 175 209 175 187 206 160 179 184 221 162 189

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 70 45 20 5 95 218 170 Nashville 72 43 21 8 94 205 176 Chicago 70 43 21 6 92 203 158 Minnesota 70 39 24 7 85 199 175 Winnipeg 70 35 23 12 82 196 188 Colorado 69 32 26 11 75 184 193 Dallas 70 32 28 10 74 218 229 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 71 44 20 7 95 208 195 Vancouver 69 40 25 4 84 197 185 Los Angeles 69 34 22 13 81 186 172 Calgary 70 38 27 5 81 205 185 San Jose 70 34 28 8 76 195 198 Edmonton 71 19 39 13 51 167 243 Arizona 70 21 41 8 50 145 231 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 2, Boston 1, SO New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 0 Ottawa 2, Carolina 1, OT Montreal 3, Florida 2 Minnesota 3, Nashville 2, OT Winnipeg 5, San Jose 2 Chicago 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 St. Louis 4, Calgary 0 Vancouver 4, Philadelphia 1

Wednesday’s summaries Blue Jackets 4, Oilers 3 (SO) First Period 1. Columbus, Savard 11 (Wennberg, Hartnell) 5:35. Penalties — Connauton Clb (stick holding) 4:23, Roy Edm (slashing) 4:23, Atkinson Clb (hooking) 6:00, Johansen Clb (cross-checking) 12:12, Pouliot Edm (hooking) 19:53. Second Period 2. Columbus, Johansen 23 (Murray, Atkinson) 3:50. 3. Edmonton, Roy 10 (Pouliot, Yakupov) 11:00 (pp). Penalties — Connauton Clb (hooking) 4:39, Bourque Clb (interference) 9:13, Foligno Clb (tripping) 12:45. Third Period 4. Edmonton, Nugent-Hopkins 20 (Eberle) 1:28. 5. Edmonton, Yakupov 12 (Klefbom, Ference) 9:15. 6. Columbus, Letestu 7 (Johnson) 10:09. Penalties — Dano Clb (hooking) 5:58. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — Columbus wins 2-1 Columbus : Letestu miss, Johansen goal, Wennberg goal. Edmonton : Nugent-Hopkins miss, Eberle goal, Roy miss. Shots on goal Columbus 4 7 8 1 — 20 Edmonton 14 12 18 3 — 47 Goal — Columbus: McElhinney (W, 11-14-2); Edmonton: Scrivens (LO, 13-22-10). Power plays (goal-chances) — Columbus: 0-1; Edmonton: 1-6. Blackhawks 1, Rangers 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Hayes NYR (high-sticking) 6:38, Yandle NYR (tripping) 16:02. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Desjardins Chi (tripping) 9:11. Third Period 1. Chicago, Richards 11 (Keith, Desjardins) 7:19. Penalties — Hjalmarsson Chi (tripping) 15:56. Shots on goal Chicago 7 7 17 — 31 NY Rangers 8 7 10 — 25 Goal — Chicago: Darling (W, 7-3-0); NY Rangers: Talbot (L, 17-7-4). Power plays (goal-chances) — Chicago: 0-2; NY Rangers: 0-2.

Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Promoted Kathleen Torres to executive vice-president-finance, Mike Mellis to executive vice-president and general counsel, Lara Pitaro Wisch to senior vice-presidentbusiness and legal affairs for MLB Advanced Media, Steven Gonzalez to senior vice-president and deputy general counsel-labour and human resources and Bernadette McDonald to senior vicepresident-broadcasting. Named Chris Park senior vice-president-growth and strategy. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned INFs Travis Shaw and Sean Coyle to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHPs Miguel Celestino, Keith Couch and Noe Ramirez and 1B/OF Bryan LaHair to minor league camp. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned INFs Matt Davidson and Tyler Saladino, Cs Adrian Nieto and Kevan Smith and OF Trayce to Charlotte (IL) and RHPs Raul Fernandez and Michael Ynoa to Birmingham (SL). Reassigned RHP J.D. Martin and Tyler Danish, OF Jared Mitchell and INFs Dan Black, Andy LaRoche and Tim Anderson to minor league camp. DETROIT TIGERS — Assigned RHP Luke Putkonen and LHPs Omar Duran and Joe Mantiply to minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned RHP Aaron Brooks, INF Orlando Calixte and OFs Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacko to Omaha (PCL). Reassigned RHPs Brian Broderick and Casey Coleman, LHPs Buddy Baumann and Joe Paterson, OF Bubba Starling and INFs Hunter Dozier, Matt Fields and Raul Mondesi to minor league camp. TEXAS RANGERS — Released LHP Scott Cousins from a minor league contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned OF Scott Schebler to Oklahoma City (PCL). Reassigned INFs Buck Britton and Corey Seager, INF/OF Darnell Sweeney, Cs Shawn Zarraga and Chris O’Brien to their minor league camp. MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned RHP Andre Rienzo, C J.T. Realmuto and INFs Derek Dietrich, Justin Bour and Miguel Rojas to New Orleans (PCL). Reassigned LHP Chris Narveson to minor league camp. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Syracuse (IL). Atlantic League SUGAR LAND SKEETERS — Signed OF Brian Barton and RHP Adrian Martin. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed OF Leandro

Castro. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed LHP Mark Hardy. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHP Stephen Harrold and INF Sean O’Hare. TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed OF Craig Hertler and RHP Mike Bradstreet. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed RHP Evan Mott and INF Cory Urquhart to contract extensions. FRONTIER GREYS — Named Billy Bryk, Jr. pitching coach. Signed OF Abner Abreu, LHP Brent Choban and RHP Edward Concepction. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed OF T.J. Bennett to a contract extension. Signed INF Rolando Gomez. JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Aaron Vaughn. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released RHP Bobby Shore. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHPs Tommy Danczyk and Dylan Rucker. ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Sold the contract of INF Tanner Witt to the Chicago Cubs. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Edwin Carl. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Traded INF Kevin Taylor to Laredo (AA) for RHP Michael Shreves. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Released RHP Eli Anderson. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT — Signed F Michael Beasley for the remainder of the season. Women’s National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Re-signed C Jantel Lavender. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Re-signed DE Kroy Biermann. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Agreed to terms with DEs Chris Canty and Lawrence Guy on two-year contracts. Released RB Bernard Pierce. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed WR Percy Harvin. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LS Thomas Gafford to a one-year contract. DALLAS COWBOYS — Agreed to terms with DE Greg Hardy. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed team president Mark Lampingave to a five-year contract extension. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed DL Alan Branch. Signed CBs Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed DT Kenrick Ellis. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS— Signed DL Mitch Un-

rein to a two-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed RB Reggie Bush to a one-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Toronto F Nazem Kadri four games for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton F Matt Fraser. CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled D Danny Biega from Charlotte (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Reassigned G Joonas Korpisalo to Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Recalled G Henri Kiviaho from Idaho (ECHL) to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned D Alexey Marchenko to Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned F Stefan Fournier from Wheeling (ECHL) to Hamilton (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Recalled D Jeremie Blain from Kalamazoo (ECHL) to Utica (AHL). American Hockey League ALBANY DEVILS — Assigned F Alexandre Carrier to Orlando (ECHL). HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Recalled D Bobby Shea from Wheeling (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed G Jacob DeSerres to an amateur tryout agreement. Released G Joe Howe from a professional tryout agreement. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Signed F Tyler Sikura to an amateur tryout agreement. Returned F James Livingston to Idaho (ECHL). Assigned G Oscar Dansk to Kalamazoo (ECHL). TEXAS STARS — Assigned D William Wrenn to Idaho (ECHL). ECHL ALASKA ACES — Signed D Nilan Nagy. COLORADO EAGLES — Signed D Dax Lauwers. EVANSVILLE ICEMEN — Signed D Kyle Shapiro to an amateur tryout agreement. FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Signed F Spencer Pommells to an amateur tryout agreement. GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS — Signed F Massimo Lamacchia to an amateur tryout agreement. GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Signed D Kevin Albers. IDAHO STEELHEADS — Released F Tom Serratore. READING ROYALS — Signed D Curtis Leonard to an amateur tryout agreement. SOCCER National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Named Lane Davis goalkeeper coach and Christy Holly assistant coach. North American Soccer League ATLANTA SILVERBACKS — Signed D Rauwshan McKenzie.


The Big Ballers got 17 points from Katrina Papenhuyzen in a 45-36 Red Deer Women’s Basketball League A-side playoff win over the Young Guns. Wendy Cortes paced the Guns with 12 points. In another A-side contest, Danielle Clifford netted 21 points as Hoosier Daddy rolled to a 58-38 victory over the Storm, who got nine points from Mandy Carroll and eight courtesy of Andrea Meding. In B-side action, Melanie Calihoo scored 13 points to lead Triple Threat past the Shooting Stars 43-30. Cheryl Philipsen scored six points in a losing cause. Meanwhile, Funk defeated Xpress 48-41 as Michelle Steeves dropped in 12 points.

Red Deer Fish and Game junior shooters captured eight medals in the Calgary air gun championships. Ashley and Raelynne Pikkert won gold in the intermediate junior ladies and junior ladies air pistol events, respectively, while Jacob Pikkert and Harris Medicraft earned silver medals in the air pistol sub junior men’s and intermediate junior men’s classes, as did Tyler Ross, a silver men’s match winner in the air rifle division. Andrew Thacker won bronze in the intermediate junior men’s air pistol and Daniel Thacker, in the air rifle competition, was a bronze men’s match winner. The event was attended by shooters from Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Quebec and also featured national team members.

Cabrera, Piatti score as Impact beat Alajuelsense 2-0 in CONCACAF semifinal Ignacio Piatti and Victor Cabrera scored in the first half and the Montreal Impact posted a 2-0 victory over Alajuelense in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal on Wednesday night. The Impact will take a twogoal lead into the second leg of the two games, aggregate goals series on April 7 in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Buoyed by at-times deafening sound from the crowd of 33,675 at the domed Olympic

● Curling: Canadian college championships at Olds. ● Minor hockey provincials: Major midget AA at Red Deer Arena and Kinex, first game at 3:15 p.m.; Peewee AA major at Olds; Midget B at Ponoka; Midget C at Trochu and Three Hills; Peewee D at Big Valley. ● Men’s basketball: Playoffs — Monstars vs. NWS Axemen, Wells Furniture vs. Bulldog Scrap Metal, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.


● Minor hockey provincials: Major midget AA at Red Deer Arena and Kinex, first game at 9 a.m.; Peewee AA major at Olds; Midget B at Ponoka; Midget C at Trochu and Three Hills; Peewee D at Big Valley. ● Curling: Canadian college championships at Olds. ● Gymnastics: Zones/trials to Westerns at Exelta Gymnastics Club, Collicutt Centre. ● WHL: Red Deer at Edmonton, 7 p.m., Rexall Place (The Drive). ● Heritage junior B hockey: Coaldale at Blackfalds, third game of best-of-five final, 7:30 p.m.


● Minor hockey provincials: Major midget AA at Red Deer Arena and Kinex,

Stadium, the Impact took the initiative from the kickoff and were up two goals in the opening 14 minutes. A Dominic Odura pass was backheeled by rookie Cameron Porter to Piatti on the left side for a blast that went in off a post only 10 minutes in. Four minutes later, a Marco Donadel corner kick was played into the middle by Bakary Soumare for Cabrera to slot home. Alajuelense’s best chance came from a 22-yard free kick by Jose Ortiz that was cleared by Donny Toia. Midfielder Dilly Duka left at the intermission with an apparent leg injury and was replaced by Maxim Tissot. With midfielder Justin Mapp lost for four months to an elbow injury, Oduro moved to the right wing and rookie Porter, the series-winning goal scorer in Montreal’s quarter-

final over Pachuca of Mexico, win, got the start at forward over the more experienced Jack McInerney. Alajuelense is missing goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton, who was suspended six games after a brawl during the group stage. Dexter Lewis started in goal. In the other semifinal, Herediano downed the tournament favourite America of Mexico in the first leg in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Montreal reached the semifinals for the first time with a 3-3 victory on away goals over Mexican club Pachuca in the quarter-finals two weeks ago. The Impact are looking to become the fifth MLS team to reach the final. The last was Salt Lake’s 3-2 aggregate loss to Monterrey in 2011 The attendance was lower than the 38,104 for the Impact’s home quarter-final date.

first game at 9 a.m.; Peewee AA major at Olds; Midget B at Ponoka; Midget C at Trochu and Three Hills; Peewee D at Big Valley. ● Gymnastics: Zones/trials to Westerns at Exelta Gymnastics Club, Collicutt Centre. ● Curling: Canadian college championships at Olds. ● WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Senior AAA hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, third game of best-of-seven provincial/Chinook league final, 7:30 p.m.


● Minor hockey provincials: Major midget AA, semifinals at 9 a.m. at Red Deer Arena and Kinex, final at 3 p.m. at Red Deer Arena; Peewee AA major at Olds; Midget B at Ponoka; Midget C at Trochu and Three Hills; Peewee D at Big Valley. ● Gymnastics: Zones/trials to Westerns at Exelta Gymnastics Club, Collicutt Centre. ● Men’s basketball: Playoffs — Grandview Allstars vs. Orangemen, All Sports Cresting Lacombe vs. Henry’s Eavestroughing, Johns Manville vs. Silver Spurs, 4:15 p.m.; Carstar vs. TBA, Rusty Chuckers vs. Alken Basin Drillers, 5:30 p.m.; all games at Lindsay Thurber. ● Senior AAA hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, fourth game of best-of-seven provincial/Chinook league final, 5 p.m.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 41 27 .603 — Boston 30 37 .448 10 1/2 Brooklyn 27 39 .409 13 Philadelphia 16 52 .235 25 New York 14 53 .209 26 1/2

x-Atlanta Washington Miami Charlotte Orlando

Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit




Southeast Division W L Pct 53 14 .791 39 28 .582 31 36 .463 29 37 .439 21 49 .300

GB — 14 22 23 1/2 33 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 44 26 .629 41 28 .594 34 34 .500 30 37 .448 24 44 .353

GB — 2 1/2 9 12 1/2 19

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 47 21 .691 — Houston 45 22 .672 1 1/2 Dallas 44 25 .638 3 1/2 San Antonio 42 25 .627 4 1/2 New Orleans 37 30 .552 9 1/2

Portland Oklahoma City Utah Denver Minnesota

Northwest Division W L Pct 44 22 .667 38 30 .559 30 36 .455 26 42 .382 14 53 .209

Pacific Division W L Pct x-Golden State 53 13 .803 L.A. Clippers 44 25 .638 Phoenix 35 33 .515 Sacramento 22 45 .328 L.A. Lakers 17 49 .258 x-clinched playoff spot

GB — 7 14 19 30 1/2 GB — 10 1/2 19 31 1/2 36

Tuesday’s Games Detroit 105, Memphis 95 New York 104, San Antonio 100, OT New Orleans 85, Milwaukee 84 Houston 107, Orlando 94 L.A. Clippers 99, Charlotte 92 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 94, Detroit 83 Cleveland 117, Brooklyn 92 Toronto 105, Minnesota 100 Miami 108, Portland 104 Chicago 103, Indiana 86 Oklahoma City 122, Boston 118 Dallas 107, Orlando 102 San Antonio 114, Milwaukee 103 L.A. Clippers 116, Sacramento 105 Atlanta at Golden State, late Washington at Utah, late Thursday’s Games Minnesota at New York, 5:30 p.m. Denver at Houston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Games New York at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Portland at Orlando, 5 p.m. Denver at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Boston at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. NBA Rebound Leaders G Jordan, LAC 68 Drummond, DET 67 Cousins, SAC 52 Gasol, CHI 64 Chandler, DAL 62 Vucevic, ORL 61 Randolph, MEM 57 Aldridge, POR 58

OFF 322 354 156 186 248 201 195 156

DEF 677 536 483 583 463 484 444 454

TOT 999 890 639 769 711 685 639 610

AVG 14.7 13.3 12.3 12.0 11.5 11.2 11.2 10.5

Baseball Major League Baseball Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE Kansas City Houston New York Boston Oakland Minnesota Tampa Bay Texas Los Angeles Seattle Toronto Chicago Cleveland Detroit Baltimore

W 11 7 10 9 10 7 7 7 7 7 8 6 6 6 5

L 5 4 6 6 7 5 6 6 7 7 8 7 9 12 12

Pct .688 .636 .625 .600 .588 .583 .538 .538 .500 .500 .500 .462 .400 .333 .294

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Los Angeles 8 3 .727 Miami 9 5 .643 Arizona 9 6 .600 St. Louis 7 5 .583 Colorado 7 6 .538 Pittsburgh 7 6 .538 Philadelphia 8 7 .533 San Diego 8 8 .500 Cincinnati 7 8 .467 New York 7 8 .467 Chicago 7 9 .438 Washington 6 8 .429 Milwaukee 5 9 .357 Atlanta 5 10 .333 San Francisco 4 12 .250 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday’s Games Washington 6, Detroit 4 Houston 13, Pittsburgh 7 Atlanta 11, Boston 3 St. Louis 7, Miami (ss) 1 Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 3 Minnesota 10, Baltimore 9 N.Y. Mets 6, Miami (ss) 4 Texas 11, L.A. Dodgers 11, tie Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 0 Oakland 13, San Diego (ss) 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 5, tie Arizona 10, San Francisco 0

Chicago Cubs 4, Kansas City 3 Milwaukee 6, San Diego (ss) 4 L.A. Angels 11, Colorado 0 Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesday’s Games Miami 5, Washington 4 Baltimore 3, Minnesota (ss) 2 Boston 3, Minnesota (ss) 2 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 9, Cincinnati 4 Chicago Cubs 7, L.A. Dodgers 5 Seattle 4, Oakland 0 Milwaukee 8, Kansas City 4 San Diego 10, Colorado 3 Pittsburgh 8, Detroit 6 N.Y. Yankees 12, Atlanta 5 Arizona vs. Colorado, late Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. St. Louis, 11:05 a.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, 11:05 a.m. Detroit vs. Washington, 11:05 a.m. Miami vs. Atlanta, 11:05 a.m. Boston vs. Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets (ss), 11:10 a.m. L.A. Angels vs. L.A. Dodgers, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Cleveland vs. Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Washington vs. Houston, 11:05 a.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (ss), 11:05 a.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Baltimore vs. Boston, 11:05 a.m. Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Minnesota, 11:05 a.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland (ss), 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta vs. Miami, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Texas, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Francisco, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland, 8:05 p.m.

Curling 2015 World Women’s Curling Championship SAPPORO, Japan — Standings and results Wednesday from the 2015 women’s world curling championship, from March 14-22: ROUND ROBIN Country (Skip) W L x-Switzerland (Paetz) 9 1 x-Canada (Jones) 8 2 China (S.Liu) 7 3 Russia (Sidorova) 6 3 Scotland (Muirhead) 6 4 Japan (Ogasawara) 5 4 Sweden (Prytz) 5 4 Germany (Driendl) 4 6 Denmark (L.Neilsen) 3 7 U.S. (Sormunen) 3 7 Finland (Puustinen) 2 8 Norway (Skaslien) 0 9 x — clinched playoff berth. Tuesday’s results Draw 10 Canada 10 U.S. 2 Switzerland 8 Finland 7 China 7 Scotland 5 Denmark 9 Germany 7 Draw 11 Canada 8 Denmark 7 Russia 7 Japan 3 Sweden 8 Norway 5 Scotland 8 Finland 3 Draw 12 Canada 9 Norway 3 Sweden 12 Finland 4 Scotland 9 Russia 5 Japan 7 Denmark 4 Wednesday’s results

Wednesday’s results Draw 13 Switzerland 6 Norway 5 (extra end) China 9 Japan 6 Russia 8 Germany 2 U.S. 7 Sweden 6 Draw 14 Switzerland 7 Canada 6 Scotland 7 Germany 5 U.S. 8 Finland 4 China 10 Denmark 3 Draw 15 Canada 7 Germany 5 (extra end) Denmark 8 U.S. 5 China 6 Finland 5 Switzerland 8 Scotland 6 Thursday’s games Draw 16, 11 p.m. Japan vs. Canada; Denmark vs. Norway; Scotland vs. Sweden; Russia vs. Finland. Draw 17, 4 a.m. China vs. Russia; Sweden vs. Switzerland; Norway vs. U.S.; Japan vs. Germany. End of round robin PLAYOFFS Friday’s games Tiebreakers (if necessary), TBA Page Playoffs One vs. Two, 4 a.m. or 6 p.m. Three vs. Four, 4 a.m. or 6 p.m. Saturday’s games Semifinal, 2 a.m. Bronze Medal Game, 6 p.m. Sunday’s game Gold Medal Game, midnight

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Bringing back the family to Bay Hill SAM SAUNDERS, GRANDSON OF ARNOLD PALMER, EARNS HIS WAY BACK TO INVITATIONAL PGA TOUR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. — He’s known in golfing circles simply as “The King,” though one player at the Arnold Palmer Invitational still calls the tournament host “Dumpy.” “You haven’t heard that story?” Sam Saunders said Wednesday at Bay Hill, with a hint of hesitation. Saunders, a PGA Tour rookie and the 27-yearold grandson of Palmer, went on to explain that his older sister tried to say “Grampy” as a toddler and it came out sounding like “Dumpy.” The name stuck, and Saunders said Palmer has learned to tolerate it over the years. Moments later, they were together on a stage posing for a dozen photographers, Palmer with a smile wider than it has been all week. The rookie is eminently proud of what his grandfather means to the game and the respect he commands. The grandfather is equally proud of the player and person Saunders has become. “Sam is a very polite young man. That’s one thing I’m proud of,” Palmer said. “He has conducted himself very well through this early stage of professional golf, and it isn’t easy. It isn’t easy for him to be my grandson and to carry on the way he has to do the things that he’s done. He’s done them very well.” It hasn’t been a smooth ride. Saunders toiled for five years before he finally made it to the PGA Tour. He first played Bay Hill as an unrestricted sponsor’s exemption when he was 18, and he was offered a spot in the 120-man field his first three seasons as a struggling pro. The grandson of the King has its privileges, sure, but it went beyond playing a prime tour event. Palmer won seven majors and is more famous for how he made golf appealing to the masses. But there were plenty of struggles, and he has passed those along. “I’m able to talk to him probably like nobody else can and we get along pretty well,” Saunders said. “We keep in touch and I try to make a phone call to him at least once every other week and let him know how I’m doing ,and he’s always there to help if needed but he also understands that I need to do my own thing and he’s very good about letting me just follow my own path.” Saunders was at a low point at the end of 2013. He was married and had moved away from Florida to Fort Collins, Colorado. His wife was due with her second child. In what he described as a “need-to-go” situation, he went to Pennsylvania to be with his grandfather. “I was up in Latrobe when I was really struggling after 2013,” Saunders said. “I lost my status. My wife was about to give birth to our second child. And I didn’t have a job, and I had to go back to Q-school and I was seriously considering doing something else because I didn’t know how I was going to make a living.” Saunders said they were on the back on the prac-


Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, tees off on the first hole during a pro-am of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday. The 27-year-old grandson of Arnold Palmer has been seeing an upswing in his game lately which has earned him a trip back to the Arnold Palmer Invitational this weekend. tice range, just the two of them, when Palmer gave him the reassurance he needed. “He told me what I needed to do, but he also said to me, ”If I were you, I would be doing the exact thing you’re doing as far as moving somewhere else, getting married, starting your own life.’ And that meant a lot to me that he supported the decisions that I had made and that I had gone out and done my own thing.“ A year later, Saunders made it to the big leagues. He went seven straight events without making the cut, but there was no panic. Saunders felt like he was heading in the right direction, and he showed it in Puerto Rico two weeks ago by getting into a fiveman playoff. Alex Cejka won with a birdie on the first extra hole. Saunders is back at Bay Hill, and this time he felt like he earned it. He still needed an exemption, but it came from a category of tour rookies, not an unrestricted one. “It’s a spot that technically I’ve earned in some way, and that feels a lot different for me,” Saunders said. Perhaps it helped that Saunders doesn’t share the

same surname as his grandfather. “The Nicklaus boys, I’m sure it was tougher for them,” Saunders said. Gary Nicklaus, the third son of the Golden Bear, made it to the PGA Tour in 2000 and lost in a playoff to Phil Mickelson at the BellSouth Classic that was shortened to 54 holes because of rain. Gary Nicklaus once made the cover of Sports Illustrated as the heir to the Bear. Even so, everyone knows Saunders as Palmer’s grandson. There is no hiding from it, and Saunders wouldn’t want that. The way he talks at Bay Hill makes him sound like a future tournament host when he explains why the greens aren’t in the best shape, and when he talks about his frustration over players skipping the Arnold Palmer Invitational or the Memorial (hosted by Nicklaus) despite what those legends have done for golf. And while he has shown progress, Saunders isn’t satisfied. He wants to win, the sooner the better. His grandfather is 85. “I wouldn’t say there is a sense of urgency,” Saunders said. “But would it mean a lot to me? Yes. And I’m sure it would mean a lot to him.”

Top-ranked Ko Raonic reaches quarter-finals at Indian Wells back at Founders Cup with more confidence BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHOENIX — The JTBC Founders Cup honours the 13 women who started the LPGA Tour in 1950 and helps fund LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. At 17, top-ranked Lydia Ko is the same age as the oldest girls in the junior program. “To see a lot of the girls here that are not much younger than me or the same age, it’s pretty cool,” said Ko, set to open play Thursday at Desert Ridge’s Wildfire Golf Club. “I just feel more fortunate that I can do this at my age.” She has spent time this week with founding players Marilyn Smith and Shirley Spork. “Without them, who knows if there would be an LPGA,” Ko said. “It’s great that we have a Founders tournament to show them our appreciation of what they have done.” Ko has six LPGA Tour victories and 10 worldwide victories in professional events, winning the Women’s Australian Open and the Ladies European Tour’s New Zealand Women’s Open in consecutive weeks this year. The South Korean-born New Zealander also tied for second in the opener in Florida, tied for seventh in the Bahamas and was second two weeks ago in Singapore. “It’s been an exciting couple weeks,” Ko said. “But after that, I was exhausted. Hopefully, I’m again ready for these next couple.” Last year in her first start in the desert, the teen had a three-stroke lead with 13 holes left and ended up tying for second — a stroke behind Karrie Webb. “Karrie played great,” Ko said. “I was a little disappointed, but she played better. ... It gives me confidence coming into this week seeing that I played well here before and it’s a course that I know.” Webb also won the inaugural tournament in 2011. The 40-year-old Australian is friends with founding player Louise Suggs and has a deep appreciation for the tour’s pioneers. Last year, she donated $25,000 each to The Founders documentary movie and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. Michelle Wie also recognized the founders. “I think it’s really great, really special that we have a tournament that we dedicate to the founders and we can look back and Enmax Centrium really appreciate what they have done, not only Tickets at ticketmaster for our tour, for women in general,” Wie said.

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer dominated Jack Sock in a 6-3, 6-2 victory to reach the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, with the four-time tournament champion winning 14 consecutive points in the second set. Federer has yet to drop a set in three matches so far, needing 69 minutes to polish off Sock and earn his 50th match win at Indian Wells. Rafael Nadal advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Gilles Simon to stay on track for a shot at his fourth

career title in the desert. Nadal next plays sixth-seeded Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., who defeated 17th-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-2 in a fourth-round match. Andy Murray defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-3 for his 496th career match victory. Three of Raonic’s four losses this year have come against Top-10 players, and he’ll get another shot at one in third-ranked Nadal. “Things are going well,” Raonic said. “I’m returning, getting myself in a lot of points, returning deep, and giving myself a lot of looks. As the match is going on, I’m getting better, so that’s a good sign.”




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A woman who won two gold medals in Olympic hockey will be guest speaker in Red Deer next week. Carla MacLeod (at right in a game against the United States) will speak at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. MacLeod, who has retired from Olympic hockey, is a 2015 inductee into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. She was member of the Canadian national women’s hockey teams that won gold in Turin in 2006 and in Vancouver in 2010. MacLeod’s presentation will focus on her journey to an Olympic gold medal. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youth. Children under three get in free. Hockey teams that pre-register cost $25. For more information, visit



● International Day to End Discrimination workshop will be held at The Hub on Ross on March 20, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort. Contact, 403-3468818 to register. ● Solo Flight: Second Year Graduating Class will be presented at Red Deer College Arts Centre, Studio A, 7: 30 p.m. on March 19 and 20. Student actors present a series of short, self-created, one-person plays. Admission by donation. ● Author reading by Dr. Adriana A. Davies will be featured at Harris Warke Gallery on March 20 at 7 p.m. Davies will talk about her book From Realism to Abstraction: The Art of J.B. Taylor. ● Silver Blades senior skating is offered on Fridays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., and Seniors Skating will be offered on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30, both at the Red Deer Arena. Ages 50 years plus. Cost is $3 for drop-in. ● 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. Contact Tom at 403-872-7222. ● Double Tree Village Museum is offering sleigh rides over the winter months. There is a wiener roast area and Wagon Wheel Hotel to warm up. Double Tree Village is located six miles west of Spruce View on Hwy 54 to RR 41 then north three quarters of a mile. For information or reservations contact 403-728-3875,, ● Senior Citizens Downtown House has several upcoming events, regular card games and tournaments and special tournaments: Cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.; Whist every Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on March 20; 500 every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on March 30; Fun Contract Bridge every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Games cost $3. Tournaments cost $6. A Roast Beef Supper will be held on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. for $12. Phone 403-346-4043. ● Innisfail Town Theatre presents Saving Grace at Ol’ Moose Hall, running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays March 12 to 28 — dinner theatre — with the exceptions of dessert theatre on March 12, and show only performance on March 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. each night, with the performance starting at 7 p.m., or 7:30 p.m. on dinner theatre nights. Tickets are available at The Leg Man in Innisfail, 403-227-5966. Prices are $25 for general show, $30 for dessert theatre, and $45 for dinner theatre performances.


● Red Deer College presents That’s Entertainment on March 21 and 22 on Mainstage, Arts Centre, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Enjoy classical, jazz, contemporary, solo, ensemble, and everything in between performed by college music students. Then take in Giants of Jazz on March 27, Mainstage, Arts Centre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Black Knight Ticket Centre,, 403755-6626, or 1-800-661-8793.

● Red Deer RootsTech Family History Fair will be held on March 21 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The event features free full-day workshop with classes, speakers, websites, volunteer genealogy assistants and much more. Please register at ● Celebrate our Cultural Mosaic takes place at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre on March 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Highlights include inspirational multicultural speakers Leslie Stonechild, Mounir Rahwan Amber Javaid, and interactive table talk discussions, ethnic snacks in commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Free. See ● Girlz Club meets at Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch on March 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Girls ages seven years and up invited. Fly into the sky with Bill Nye the Science Guy for a tour of outer space, then come back down to make pipe cleaner extra-terrestrials. For more information call 403-341-3822 or email ● Whisker Rescue will be at the Petsmart store every third Saturday of each month with the Senior for Senior Program from noon to 4 p.m. A senior cat is given to a senior person free of charge, and payment of veterinary bills; Whisker Rescue supplies food and litter if necessary. The next date is March 21. \call Diane at 403-347-1251. ● Games Day at Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion is offered every Saturday from 1to 4 p.m. Enjoy board games, cards, and more. Bring extended family and friends or come for time of fun for all ages. Contact Bev at 403-342-0035. ● Mauro Azzano, author of the awardnominated Ian McBrian Murder Mysteries, will be in Chapters Red Deer on March 21, noon to 3 p.m. signing copies of The Dad Don’t Dream, and Death Works at Night. ● Red Deer River Naturalists — Saturday Bird Focus meets Saturday at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to depart on excursions in central Alberta. Dates and destinations are: March 21— great horned owl driving trip meets at noon, looking for nests south of Red Deer; March 29 — slide show of Judy ad Larry Boyd’s tip to Florida. Come prepared for a full afternoon of birding. Bring along lunch, snacks, coffee, and dress for the weather. Be prepared to carpool if needed. To join in, confirm attendance with Judy at 403-342-4150. ● Musical Saturday Morning will be offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on March 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tots five and under and their caregivers are invited to learn about nature through songs, hands-on exploration, and interactive walks in this fun family-friendly program. Admission by donation of $5 per couple, or $10 per family of five. ● Ponoka Moose Lodge Old Time Dance will be held on third Saturday of each month, Sept. to April, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Lunch provided. Top name bands. See, or call Jean or Fred at 403-783-8587 ● Fundraiser for Special Olympics sponsored by Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and Cora Breakfast and Lunch Restaurants will be held throughout March.

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REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Spring Break Day Camp at Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be offered Monday to Thursday, March 30 to April 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for school-aged children. Join an interpreter for nature exploration. Costs are $42 per child per day, or $155 per child for the week. Pre-registration required by calling 403-346-2010. ● Bower Community Association will host a law seminar on March 30, 7 p.m. Free of charge, but please register at or call Jesse at 403-877-1436. Topics include wills, Power of Attorney, personal directives. ● RBC Dominion Securities Run/Hike for Hospice on May 3 offers the addition of a five and 10 km runs on the city’s trails, as well as the stroller and wheelchair friendly one km paved route or five km wooded route through Kerry Wood sanctuary in support of Red Deer Hospice Society. Registration begins at 9 a.m. for a fee of $25 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Register online at Pre-race package pick up will be May 2 from noon to close at The Running Room, or on site at the Nature Centre on race day. ● Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days will be held March 28 to April 4 at various Central Alberta locations. Purchase fresh daffodils for $6 per bunch, a bright symbol in the fight against cancer, and support the Cancer Society, or purchase a daffodil pin for $2, to be worn throughout April. To find out more, or to order daffodils by March 23, see or call 403347-3662. ● Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Central Alberta Chapter presents Exhibit B — The Art of Craft Beer Event on May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at WestLake Grill at Heritage Ranch. Tickets available at www. Enjoy and find out about craft beers, brew masters, exquisite food and more. ● Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society Fun Casino will be offered on March 28, 7 p.m. at Festival Hall and features a performance from HOJA. Contact Delores at 403346-0055, ● Central Alberta Gliding Club is hosting 2015 Canadian National Soaring Contest June 8 to 19 at Olds/Netook Airfield. Sponsors, volunteers, and community groups are sought to provide prizes, for logistics such as showering and camping amenities, hotel accommodations and lodging, golf carts, porta-potties, hosting pancake breakfasts, banquets, and barbecues. A public viewing area with concessions will be available during the event. The gliders will take off around noon and return around 4 p.m. See Facebook for more details. Contact teebear@telusplanet. net or call 403-341-9125 to get involved. ● Central Alberta Quilters’ Guild Annual Quilt Show happens on April 3 and 4 at Parkland Pavilion Westerner Park. Show hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured quilters are Toni Wilton and Diane Chadwick, and guest guild Chinook Country Quilters and Friends of Okotoks. There will be Stitches in Time antique sewing machine display, merchant mall, major door prize courtesy of Red Deer Sewing Centre, demonstrations, and much more. Admission is $8, and $2 for chil-

dren ages six years and under, and $5 for parking. For more information, contact Anita at 403-343-2357, or see for information and entry forms. ● Central Alberta Singles Club dance will be held March 28 at Royal Canadian Legion Innisfail Hall. Music by Hot Spur. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. For information, call Jim at 403-638-6563, or Murray at 403-357-8022. ● Veterans Voices of Canada strives to document Canadian military veterans. Donations are welcome at this Sylvan Lakebased organization at, or phone 403-887-7114. ● St. George’s Day Tea will be celebrated on April 19 at 2 p.m. at Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion. Hosted by Ladies Auxiliary. Advance tickets only for $5 at Legion reception. ● Shalom Counselling Centre Spring Dessert Gala will take place April 25, 7 p.m. at Balmoral Bible Chapel. Guest entertainer will be local singer/songwriter Randi Boulton, and other highlights include fine desserts, silent and live auctions, and family fun. Funds raised at the Spring Gala will subsidize the cost of counselling to make services accessible and affordable to all who call for help. Guests and volunteers sought. Tickets are $20 each from Country Cupboard, Scott’s Parable Christian Stores, Shalom Counselling Centre. For more information, call 403-3420339 or email ● Red Deer and District Community Foundation Nominations for 2015 Women of Excellence Awards are now being accepted until March 31 at 4 p.m. Find out more at ● Red Deer Aboriginal Employment Services provides assistance to Aboriginal people including resumes, cover letters, research, and job postings. For more information call 403-358-7734 or drop in to #202, 4909 48 Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. or see ● Evening of Decadent Dessert takes place on May 8 at Parkland Pavilion at Westerner Park in support of Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. In addition to enjoying dinner, entertainment, guests may participate in raffles, silent and live auctions, and more. Tickets cost $100 per individual, or $750 for a table of eight. Volunteers are needed for help before and during the event. Sponsorships and donations for silent and live auction sought. Contact Tera at, or 403-340-2606. ● Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Red Deer and Central Alberta office offers support groups in various communities for those who care for, or offer support to family members with Alzheimer disease and related dementia, to rejuvenate, learn new information, share experiences, and more. Phone 403-342-0448 ●Africa Fabric Sale, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign will be held on April 18 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Donations of fabric, one metre or more, wool, yarns, notions and patterns are all accepted for this sale until April 10. For pick-up of donations call Mary Ellen at 403-340-1365 or Shirley at 403-347-5958.

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Airline executives love model airplanes BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes. When airlines start flying to new cities, make deals with other carriers or finance new jets, these high-quality models — typically one to two feet long — provide the perfect photo backdrop, can help break the ice or serve as a cherished “thank you.” While a business card might be quickly stuffed away in some desk drawer, models remain prominently displayed on the desk of politicians and industry power brokers. Puerto Rico’s governor, Alejandro GarciaPadilla, has models from JetBlue, Lufthansa, Avianca and local airline Seaborne in his office. Each has established or expanded service to the island since his 2013 inauguration. “It’s one of these gifts that people get and don’t put in the closet,” says Jeff Knittel, who oversees aircraft leasing for financier CIT Group Inc. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus took in 1,456 passenger plane orders from 67 airlines around the

world last year. It also placed 30,000 of its own orders — for model Airbus jets. Multimillion dollar plane purchases are decided on the fuel efficiency of a jet, its maintenance costs, how much cargo it holds and how far it can fly. However, desktop models help start the conversation, says Chris Jones, vice-president of North American sales for Airbus. “Putting a model on the table won’t sway a deal but it might get their attention,” Jones says. After the sales pitch, the model is left behind for the most-senior person. “It’s a little bit of a teaser.” The tradition of exchanging model planes has been around for decades. Walk through the headquarters of any airline and rows of models — including those of competitors — can be spotted. Gerry Laderman, senior vice-president of finance and procurement at United Airlines has collected his fair share after 30 years in the business. There’s no room left in his Chicago office, so new acquisitions are displayed on the hallway windowsill. “I stopped counting after 100,” Laderman says. “My wife doesn’t let me bring home models anymore.” Model planes have their roots with aerospace engineers, who used them in an age before computers to design planes and then test them in wind tun-

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B6 Law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will be serving guests at Cora Cops and Crepes Event on March 21 and 22. Guests will be entered for prizes for each donation during the month. Phone 403818-7347.


● Downtown Sounds at Gaetz features guest artists Cheryl Cooney, piano, Sharon Braun, soprano, and Sadie Braun, piano, on March 22 at 3 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church. All tickets $15 at the door. Children under 12 years free. ● Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn something new about the natural world around us. Drop in, or phone 403-346-2010 to find out more.


● Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month, next March 23, in St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall. Please use the back door. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. Call Davina at 403598-9481.

nual General Meeting will be held on March 24, 1 p.m. at 202 4805 48 St. New board members sought. Phone 403-343-1198. ● The Tony Connelly Singers choral group invites singers to join them on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Downtown House. The group shares the gift of music and friendship at various seniors’ functions from Sept. to June. Call Shirley at 403-342-5904, or Betty at 403-346-7316 for more information. ● Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church, 51 Alford Ave. This 12-step program of recovery is for individuals experiencing difficulty with overeating. No dues or fees. See, or phone Phyl at 403-347-4188. ● Alberta Sports Hall of Fame presents guest speaker Olympian Carla MacLeod on March 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Special admission rate for hockey teams who pre-register for $25 including two coaches and their players, or public rates of $5 per adult, $3 per youth and free for children three and under. See or phone 403341-8614. ● Hannah Doerksen will speak at Art 101 Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Welikoklad Event Centre on March 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. See The event is free of charge and open to the public.



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In this photo, Mark Jung poses for photos with some of his model airplanes at Mitchell Field in Milwaukee. During his 10 years with the airport, many airlines have thanked Jung, who processes badges at the airport, with a model. There are now more than 100 in the office; others are displayed at the airport’s museum nels. Then in 1946, two workers from the Douglas Aircraft Co. started Pacific Miniatures with the encouragement of the aircraft manufacturer. It was right after World War II and Douglas faced a major challenge in getting nervous travellers to fly. “They were tasked with promoting

the romance and luxury of air travel,” says Fred Ouweleen, Jr., current owner of the company affectionately known as PacMin. The company, based in Fullerton, California, created large cutaway models that showed aircraft interiors to a public that had — for the most part — never stepped foot on a plane.

● Composers Hour will be featured on in Studio C at Red Deer College Arts Centre on March 25 at noon. Bring lunch and check out the world premiere of new works by RDC student composers. Free admission. ● Green Gardening Workshop at Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be held on March 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn about mulching, composting, organic gardening methods, and ways to extend the growing season. Pre-registration required. Call 403-346-2010. Costs are $10 plus GST for Kerry Wood Nature Centre members or $12 plus GST for nonmembers. ● Seniors Multi Church Monthly Luncheon will be held in Fellowship Hall at Living Stones Church on March 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker Ron Rose will present anti-fraud prevention tips. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311. ● Granny Cash Bonspiel goes March 25 at Pidherney Curling Centre. ● Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Badlanders II is on March 25 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

own Arduino, on March 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Maximum of five participants who are comfortable using a laptop computer. To register, call 403-755-1130. ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, March 26, 7 to 10 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Allsorts Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403347-6165, 403-342-2875, or 403-346-3896. ● Purple Day for Epilepsy is March 26. #Purple Party will be featured at Fionn MacCool’s from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by former local radio host Greg Shannon, and will feature food, entertainment by Duane Steele, silent auction, purple lighting, and more. Also, Shannon will be at Sobey’s South on March 23 and 25 to promote Purple Day. Epilepsy Association of Calgary — Central Alberta Office — will be at Parkland Mall on March 21 and The Hub on Ross on March 26. Purple cupcakes will be sold at Blackfalds Family Foods in support of Epilepsy Association on March 26. Donations are accepted online at View on Facebook at Contact 403-358-3358 or ● Red Deer River Naturalists will host a presentation on Biodiversity Contrasts: Iceland and Greenland on March 26, 7 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The presenter will be Don Wales who explored this region both on kayak and on foot over a period of 25 years and has documented northern biodiversity and plant adaptations. Free admission and open to the public. Phone 403-347-8200.


● Dawe Branch POP Goes the Teen Club is held Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library. On March 26 explore 2014 favourites. Youth 12 years plus are invited to explore pop culture from Divergent trivia to Cosplay and more. ● Awesome Arduinos — Level 2 — will be a hands on session at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch to help program your





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Father’s things not being passed to family Dear Annie: My dad was a proud vet- that such precious memorabilia will eran of WWII. When he died 20 years end up being lost to us forever. ago, he willed his medals to my brother I can’t speak to Jim further about “Jim” and the Bible he carried during this. Margret was also shocked by Jim’s the war to my brother “Ray.” reaction, but he has forbidden her to Eventually, Ray gave the Bible to talk to us about it. Jim. My mother also gave None of us lives nearby, other army memorabilia and we cannot see Jim in perto Jim, thinking it should son. I haven’t shared this inall be together. formation with other family Jim recently informed members yet and would hate me that when he dies, he’s to involve my mother, because passing on all of Dad’s it would upset her. things to “Margret,” his I guess all I can do is hope second wife. that Margret will do the right Margret met my father thing and give these items to only once. Jim has no chilDad’s grandchildren when dren, but the rest of us do. Jim dies. Several of my nieces and Do you have any other sugnephews have a keen ingestions? — The Oldest SibMITCHELL terest in their ancestry ling & SUGAR and would love to own Dear Sibling: Has Jim had these war mementos. a falling out with the family? I suggested to Jim that Does he expect his nieces and he consider passing on nephews to contact him more Dad’s things to the next often? Does he feel obligated generation, but was forcefully told they or pressured to leave all of his belongwere going to Margret. ings, including Dad’s things, to MarI realize that these items belong to gret? Jim now, and he can do what he wishes We would first suggest that the niecwith them, but I’m extremely upset es and nephews get to know their un-



cle a bit better. Jim may feel estranged from or neglected by his family. A warmer, closer relationship would benefit everyone. You also should stay friendly with Margret, because she may well be the final arbiter of your father’s things. We agree that it would be a shame for them to end up with strangers. Dear Annie: I am married to an amazing man who is caring and supportive. The problem? His breath. Our sex life isn’t as good as it could be because I can barely kiss him. He complains that I’m not interested enough, but obviously, that’s not the issue. He brushes his teeth, so it might be medical. I think he’s terrified to look into it. How do I get him to see that this is something he needs to address? — Holding My Breath Dear Holding: Bad breath can come from a lack of dental hygiene, but also from gum disease, infections or even gastrointestinal problems. Most of these are things that can be treated. Tell your husband you are concerned about his health because of his terrible halitosis. Suggest that

he see his dentist to check for underlying problems, and if that doesn’t remedy things, that he talk to his doctor. You must be honest and explain that you want to kiss him more, but he first needs to deal with this. Dentists are more sensitive to patients’ phobias these days and will take gentle care of him. Dear Annie: Can I add one final word to the letter from “Traveling Man,” whose husband has developed a phobia about car travel and they don’t vacation together anymore? I don’t understand her thinking. Just because you are married doesn’t mean you are attached at the hip. She should just go by herself. I was married to a wonderful man who didn’t want to travel, so I went without him. He was very happy to stay home and was so glad to see me when I got back. — Happy Wanderer Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Strive to be firm yet flexible with a stressed family member. Avoid getting drawn into senseless arguments, which will get you nowhere. A close Thursday, March 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: friend has some sound advice to give so Bruce Willis 60; Glenn Close 68; Patrick Mc- listen up! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): When it comes Goohan 87 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon’s in to finances and work, it’s time to combine gentle Pisces, which favours creative projects logic with intuition. Get the facts first, then have the courage to follow your gut and helping others. instincts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: HapThey will lead you in the right py birthday Pisces! Find posidirection. tive ways to escape mundane SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): day-to-day realities. 2015 is The Moon and Neptune join forces, the year to be more disciplined which boosts your creativity and at work, plus get your home increases your intuitive side. So it’s life in order. the perfect time to tune into the artARIES (March 21-April ist within, plus listen to your inner 19): Don’t underestimate the voice. power of your intuition. It can SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. point you in the right direc21): Are you viewing a family memtion, especially at work. Plus JOANNE ber through rose-coloured glasses? pay attention to your dreams MADELEINE Perhaps it’s time to be more realis— are they trying to tell you MOORE’ tic about what’s really going on? If something? you have something on your mind, TAURUS (April 20-May then speak up. 20): With Venus vamping CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. through your sign until April 12, it’s the perfect time to flutter your eye- 19): Become more involved with what’s golashes — or flex your pecs — and ask for ing on in your local community. Whether it’s a what you want. Then sit back and reap the market, art show, school fete or environment group, make the most of your neighbourhood rewards. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are you be- connections. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Money ing realistic about a project that’s due to be matters are centre stage, as you see-saw becompleted? Perhaps you need to get others on board tween feeling pessimistic about your financial and delegate more? Think creatively Twins, future one moment — and quietly confident the next. The real picture is somewhere in and keep your options open. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The more between! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Moon disciplined you are about your physical and mental health, the better the rest of 2015 will and Neptune give you a creativity boost today be. Nutritious food, regular exercise and fulfill- Pisces. Make the most of it. Group activities and community projects ing relationships are a good place to start. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Letting finances are also highlighted, as you let the artist withtake their own course may be tempting but in run free. Joanne Madeline Moore is an internationyou need to keep up to speed with money matters. If you are responsible and frugal, it ally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate. will pay off further down the track.



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A nuthatch has dug something out of birdfeeder while enjoying the early spring weather. They are a wonderful small bird to hear and see as they have a very distinctive nasal yank yank sound to go with their bright yellow plume. This one was seen along McKenzie Trail.


Nevada bill would let pets use pot; proposal calls for medical marijuana cards for animals BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Nevada senator has introduced a bill that would allow pets to use pot. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the bill that was intro-

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Habitat happiness, tripled THREE FAMILIES MOVE INTO NEW HOMES, AFTER 500 HOURS OF SWEAT EQUITY BY MARY-ANN BARR ADVOCATE STAFF Michelle Bazylinski couldn’t wait to get into her new home. She and her son Chandler, 14, were one of three families handed the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home in Red Deer on Wednesday. When asked when she would be moving into the home, Bazylinski, 31, said: “Right now.” She started unpacking her vehicle as soon as the ceremony ended on Wednesday. She managed to collar a little help — Mayor Tara Veer, who attended on behalf of the City of Red Deer, was last seen carrying one of Bazylinski’s boxes into the home. The three homes, all part of a triplex in Eastview, were open for an official ceremony and viewing. Clara Garcia, Jose Abrego, both 52, and their two children Jocelyn, 24, and Brian, 17, will also live in one of the homes. The family is from El Salvador. “I’m very happy,” said Jose, adding they will move in later this month. Maria Vega and Israel Lopez, ages 38 and 41 respectively, will live in the third home with their two daughters, Claudia, 18, and Xenia, 21. They are also from El Salvador. They have been waiting five years for a Habitat home, renting an apartment since they came to Canada six years ago. They were moving in on Wednesday as well. The Habitat homes are built through community effort, including the generosity of volunteers, trades, builders and other organizations. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society is a non-profit organization with the goal providing affordable and safe housing.

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Owners of the new Habitat For Humanity homes in Eastview, from the left, Chandler Bazylinski and his mother Michelle, Jose Abrego and Clara Garcia, and Israel Lopez and Maria Vega. The triplex units — located at 3816 to 3820 44th St. — each have three bedrooms, finished basements and decks off the back. The project began in 2012. Each family works 500 hours to the project. The owners pay off interest-free mortgages. Applicants are closely screened before being approved for a Habitat home.

Brian Brake, local executive director for Habitat for Humanity, said the triplex brings the total of Habitat Homes in Alberta to 628. It is the 24th build for Red Deer. Veer noted that one of Red Deer’s top three social concerns is safe and affordable housing.

Sundre flood map on the way

Teaching character, one kind word at a time


BY KELSEY OSTER ADVOCATE STAFF Tall blonde and in charge, Judi Vankevich looks more like a circus ring leader in her long tailed red coat than the Manners Lady. Students of Red Deer’s Koinonia Christian School responded well to having the Manners Lady take over their school for the past three days. “Oh yeah, the kids have really taken to heart what she has been saying,” said Vern Rand, the principal of the school. Vankevich teaches more then good manners, she teaches how to be a good citizen of the community. And she does it through fun games and presentations. Teachers at the school said they have noticed a shift in how the students interact with each other. Grade 4 teacher Ce-lynn Durrant has seen students talk to each other more at recess, as well as recall the lessons that Judi the Manners Lady has taught them this week. While she was at the school, Vankevich got students in Grades 9 to 12 to volunteer at Loaves and Fishes, Red Deer Food Bank Society, Bibles for Missions and the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre. “It was great because it was a real eye opener,” said Nathan Liebenberg, a student in Grade 11. “Giving your time and energy is just

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Judi Vankevich, the Manners Lady, works with a group of Grade 11 and 12 students at Koinonia Christian School in Red Deer on Wednesday. as important as giving money,” said Vankevich. Of all the rude manners out there, Vankevich’s pet peeve is when people do not acknowledge each other when walking by. “It is the connection of life,” said Vankevich of what happens when people give a simple greeting while passing one another. Vankevich teaches children all over the world about character. She believes having good manners is one form of having good character. The students respond to Vankev-

ich because she tries to involve all age groups in her presentations, said Colleen Glasgow, a Grade 5/6 teacher at the school. When Vankevich is at a school, she tries to have all the grades included. “Schools should be grade inclusive, not grade snobbish,” Vankevich. Vankevich, who lives in Vancouver, once worked as a model in Paris. She felt it was superficial and there was something missing. She wanted to do more. And now she does, one kind word at a time.


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Brian Orr brought his love for all things creepy and crawly to the St. Martin de Porres Elementary School in Red Deer this week. Wesley Roblin and Laura McMullen got the chance to dress up as spiders during Orr’s presentation, Orr, who is with the Science Alberta Network, also brought in a giant West African land snail for the Grade 2 students in Marie Krushelnicki’s class to get a close look at.

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The province has promised a long-awaited flood map for the Sundre area will be completed soon. Mountain View County needs the work done to back up development decisions, especially in the McDougal Flats area southwest of Sundre, which is vulnerable when the Red Deer River runs high. County Reeve Bruce Beattie was among municipal representatives to meet with Environment Minister Kyle Fawcett and Municipal Affairs Minister Diana McQueen in Edmonton on Wednesday during the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties spring conference. The updated map will be coming soon, they were told, said Beattie. Once the map is updated — and the most flood-endangered areas identified — council can consider lifting a controversial moratorium on development imposed last fall and recently extended until the end of July. Some landowners disagreed with the restrictions imposed on development and the extent of the flood zone. A provincial flood map will be the final say on what is considered a flood zone. The county’s preference would be to wait until the province has put into law new regulations in flood-prone area. Known as Bill 27, the legislation was promised after the devastating floods of 2013, but remains a work in progress. What the legislation will have to say about developing in flood zones has a direct impact on a proposal to build a four-km long berm along the north bank of the Red Deer River to keep back flood waters southwest of Sundre. For Mountain View County, it raises an important question that has yet to be answered. “If we build a berm, do the regulations still apply to the development or will the regulations say now that you’ve mitigated the risk by building a berm and that therefore we will allow certain development that we might not otherwise allow?” In short, if a berm doesn’t change what kind of development will be allowed and where, there may be no point in building a berm, he said. Complicating the whole issue of how best to prevent flooding is the province’s determination to not solve one problem by creating a new one up or down stream. There is the potential that a berm could change water flows and volumes elsewhere and the government wants detailed analysis done before it will approve the berm. “We’re still a little up in the air in terms of the berm,” Beattie said. Meanwhile, spring runoff is months away and what to expect is anyone’s guess.


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Surveilance photo of Aladdin Inn theft suspect.

Bank deposit stolen from Red Deer motel Police are searching for a suspect who stole a bank deposit envelope from a Red Deer motel. RCMP said a man went into the Aladdin Inn at 7444 Gaetz Avenue about 5:20 p.m. on March 3. He spoke to a staff member, who was in the middle of preparing a bank deposit envelope, about getting a hotel room. He left without booking a room but returned a short time later, grabbed the deposit envelope and fled through the main doors. He drove away in a brown Ford Focus. The suspect is described as Caucasian and in his mid-20s. He’s about 1.73 metres (five-foot-eight), weighing about 82 kg (180 pounds). He has short brown hair and an unshaven face. He was wearing a green hoodie with the letters “DG” on the chest, dark blue jeans, white and black ball cap, sunglasses and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report online at

Metis seniors get funding for exercise project Seniors in Central Alberta will benefit from $20,280 in federal funding granted to a Metis exercise project. The money comes from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program that provides up to $25,000 to projects that are led or inspired by seniors. Metis Local No. 492 will use the money for their Exercise Matters project. Seniors will lead other seniors in exercise activities such as walking, swimming, low-impact activities and guided tours of their communities. Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen made the announcement this week on behalf of the federal minister responsible for seniors.

Alix, Hardisty seeking Earth Hour grant money

Surveilance photos of parkade theft suspects.

Police seeking thieves who hit parkade Police are looking for thieves who hit an apartment parkade two nights in a row last month. About 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, two men broke into an apartment building at 34th Street and 49th Avenue in Red Deer and made their way into the parkade. They checked for unlocked doors and stole CDs, sunglasses, binoculars and, from one vehicle, a garage door opener. No vehicles were damaged. The next night around 8:30 p.m. ,two men forced open the parkade door in the same apartment building and smashed a number of vehicle windows and rummaged through the insides. The suspects were seen driving a small silver four-door car. RCMP do not know if the two incidents are related. One suspect is described as having dark skin and is possibly Aboriginal, with a red mark or abrasion above his right eye. He was wearing a black hoodie with “Burton” in red letters across the front, faded blue jeans, blue Nike running shoes with white soles, and had gloves with a yellow design. A second suspect is described as tall with scruffy facial hair and sideburns. He was wearing a grey zip-up hoodie, dark-coloured toque, white running shoes, green camouflage gloves and was carrying a backpack. He wore a blue bandana on his face. Anyone with information is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Ending racial discrimination theme of Saturday event Be a part of a welcoming and inclusive community on Saturday. Celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by listening to three local multicultural speakers. The day is devoted to ending racial prejudice and creating racial equality. Leslie Stonechild, Mounir Rahwan and Amber Javaid will be guest speakers. An interactive table talk will follow the speakers. The free event is at the Golden Circle at 4620 47th Ave. from 1 to 3:30 p.m. For further information, visit www.


Two Central Alberta communities are participating in FortisAlberta’s Earth Hour Challenge. This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Three grants for $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded to the communities with the highest energy savings during Earth Hour. The winners of the challenge will

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Learn what the most dangerous animal is in the Rockies from an experienced Canadian hiker. Guest speaker Laurie Schwartz shares her insights and knowledge from more than 10 years of hiking in the Canadian Rockies at the Red Deer Ramblers Hiking Club’s annual meeting. The hiking club holds its annual meeting at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on April 1, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for those who are interested in memberships or for those who wish to view displays. Red Deer Ramblers memberships are $10 for adults or $20 per family. For further information, email or contact Bertha at 403-343-8126.

Co-op book exchange helps fund city library Co-op shoppers have helped raise $1,400 this year through the Central Alberta Co-op book exchange. All donations raised through the book exchange are given to the Red Deer Public Library. The money will be used to add new books to all three library branches in the city. Book exchange kiosks are in local Co-op food stores. The program has been around since the mid-1980s. Customers can leave books at a kiosk where other Co-op shoppers can pick up a book at a low price.

Dog show, competitions set for April 3, 4, 5 Learn about different types of dogs at a show in Red Deer next month. The event put on by Red Deer and District Kennel Club will allow visitors to learn about different dog breeds, as well as view competitions. Visitors can also talk to dog breeders. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3, 4 and 5. Tickets for adults are $10, children under 12 are $5, over 65 or under 2 years of age is free. A family of four is $25. The event takes place at the UFA Agricentre at Westerner Park. For further information, visit

Foodgrains volunteer Larry Henderson dies A longtime volunteer with the Ponoka Foodgrains Project has died. Larry Henderson, 72, died in Kona, Hawaii, on March 5. A memorial service will be held today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ponoka at 2 p.m. Henderson is survived by his wife Linda and children Lori and David, and two grandchildren. He worked for 32 years with the

Alberta Farm Credit Corp. before retiring in 1999. Since retirement, much of his volunteer efforts focused on the foodgrains bank. Henderson even visited projects in Honduras and Nicaragua that benefited from foodgrains efforts. Donations in Henderson’s memory can be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Foodgrains bank grows food and raises money for developing nations. The money donated is matched by the federal government four to one.

Second-degree murder hearing requires more days A preliminary inquiry into the stabbing death of a Wetaskiwin taxi driver needs five more days to wrap up. Dale Selmer Christensen, 52, was found dead on the side of a road on the Samson Cree Nation on March 14, 2014. Maskwacis RCMP arrested and charged Tyrus Brent White, 32, of Samson Cree Nation with second-degree murder. A preliminary inquiry started on Monday in Wetaskiwin provincial court on the matter. However, more time was needed and further dates were booked from June 1 to 5 in Wetaskiwin provincial court. Preliminary hearings are held to test the strength of the Crown’s case before proceeding to trial.

Childcare costs, minimum wage discussed Speakers from Red Deer Childcare Society and Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance will talk about $15 a day childcare on Saturday. The event will also consider a $15-ahour minimum wage. The discussion is hosted by the Lacombe NDP Electoral District Association. All are welcome to this free discussion from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Snell Auditorium in the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library. Call 403-782-5145.

Seniors care documentary to be shown in Red Deer A documentary on seniors care that is touring the province will make a stop in Red Deer on March 30. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) will show a documentary that explores the impact of closure of long-term care facilities in communities across the province. The documentary advocates a need to keep senior care a priority even when the economy is not booming. Numbers on a Page: The Seniors Care Crisis in Alberta is showing at the Welikoklad Event Centre theatre at 4922 49th St. at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The documentary is free, however seating is limited. For further information or to reserve seats, visit www. or call 1-800-2327284





REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS The Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Award are given out each spring at the Rotary Spring Gala in Red Deer. The cornerstone of these awards is volunteerism and leadership with a view that the award recipients possess attributes/have made contributions that have enduring affects on society/community. Nomination Criteria for Citizen of the Year Award t Length of service to the community of Red Deer, outside the parameters of one’s employment t Residency and personal background t Legacy created and the impact created in the community t Enhancement of community t Breadth of impact Nomination Criteria for Young Citizen of the Year Award t Demonstrated leadership commitment t Demonstrated community service commitment t Under the age of 26 years t Residency and personal background t Breadth of impact Guidelines Nominations must be submitted in writing to: Jim Slipp AndersonSlipp Chartered Accountants #106, 4320 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 3A6 Attention: Citizen of the Year or Young Citizen of the Year Nominations must be received not later than April 11, 2014.

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre parkade project construction update The next stage of construction on the new parkade at the hospital will begin the week of March 23. This will involve the delivery and placement of large precast concrete t-beams, which will be done over the next four months.


Traffic flow into the site and on streets immediately surrounding the hospital will be temporarily re-routed for safety reasons as the t-beams are moved into place. Pedestrian access to the site will also be re-routed, along marked sidewalks, away from construction traffic.

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Motorists are advised to obey all posted signage and personnel directing traffic. Patients and visitors to the hospital are advised to leave earlier than usual to get to their appointments.



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use their grant money towards energy efficiency upgrades in their community. There are 25 municipalities going for one of the three prizes. Alix are Hardisty are among them. It will be up to each of the participants to get creative and encourage their residents and businesses to save energy during Earth Hour. More information is available by visiting the Energy Your Way tab in or by following us on Facebook, Twitter @FortisAlberta or YouTube.

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LUANN March 19 1990 — The first world ice hockey tournament for women is held in Ottawa. 1990 — Toronto singer Alannah Myles’ song Black Velvet makes it to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. 1981 — The Buffalo Sabres set an NHL record when they score nine goals in one period against Toronto. 1964 — Sergeant Major Walter Leja is award-

ed the George Medal for heroic conduct for dismantling FLQ bombs the year before. 1953 — The Academy Awards are aired on television for the first time. 1941 — United States and Canada sign a pact to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway. 1937 — Commons passes a bill banning Canadian enlistment in the Spanish Civil War. 1915 — Pluto is photographed for the first time. However, it was not known at the time. 1867 — British Columbia Legislative Council passes an act enabling the province to enter Confederation.





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Saputo to upgrade downtown plant BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Saputo Dairy Products Canada is preparing to modify its downtown plant. On Wednesday, the dairy processor received site development approval from Red Deer’s municipal planning commission for a number of additions to its longtime facilities at 5410 Gaetz Ave. These include a 7,080-square-foot warehouse, a 2,200-square-foot waste water storage area, a 1,700-square-foot equipment cleaning room and a 540-square foot silo access corridor. Saputo also plans to build three new 75-foot (23-metre) silos, and to demolish 16,644 square feet of an existing 21,800-square-foot warehouse on the west side of its property. The land falls within Red Deer’s Railyards district, which under the city’s Greater Downtown Action Plan is slated to become a distinctive urban neighbourhood with residential and commercial development. The commission heard that Saputo’s plans are supported by the Greater Downtown Action Plan Steering Committee, and that notifications sent out to 62 nearby landowners prompted no objections. Two years ago, Saputo received development approval for a new 21,075-square-foot building on the site, with that structure to measure nearly 30 feet (nine metres) in height and have a 75-foot (23-metre) tower on top. A 3,250-square-foot addition to the existing plant was also proposed, as was demolition of the old warehouse. The commission was told on Wednesday that due to “economic constraints” that work was never undertaken. Dianne Wyntjes said the new plan will result in a “less industrial look” than its predecessor, and result in a better fit for the Railyards. Mayor Tara Veer agreed. “I think this application not only accommodates business expansion, it transitions us into a more commercial aesthetic.” Saputo’s plant received previous additions in 2008


BRIEF Home sales continue to lag behind 2014 pace Home sales in Red Deer and the surrounding area continue to lag behind last year’s pace. The Central Alberta Realtors Association reported on Wednesday that 263 homes were sold through the Multiple Listing Service in February. That marked an 11.1 per cent decline from the same month in 2014. Two months into 2015, total residential sales for the year are down 16.5 per cent from the same period last year. However, sales activity across Alberta was 27.1 per cent lower in February than for the same month in 2014, the association pointed out. The average selling price of homes in the Red Deer area last month was $304,572, down 3.3 per cent from a year earlier. The month did produce a 21.8 per cent jump in new residential listings, as compared with February 2014, to 692. Active residential listings as of the end of this February numbered 2,223, up 5.3 per cent. At the current rate of sales, these listings would sustain the market for 8.5 months. That compares with 7.1 months at this time last year.

Feds watching housing market carefully, but no plan to cool it down: Harper MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the federal government is keeping a careful watch on borrowing and lending tied to the country’s hot housing market. But Harper says Ottawa has no immediate plans to take action to cool it down, like it has in the past. Responding to a question in Mississauga, Ont., he said debt-servicing costs are falling and default rates remain extremely low. Harper made the remarks at a time when big banks and other lenders are cutting mortgage rates to kick off the spring real-estate season. They also come amid concerns Canadians have piled on too much debt and worries that housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver have become overheated. Harper says he’s not “unconcerned” about the housing-market situation, but he believes Canada’s financial institutions remain very strong.

Whitecap Resources buying light-oil producer Beaumont Energy for $587.5M CALGARY — Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP) has signed a deal to acquire privately held Beaumont Energy Inc. in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $587.5 million including debt. Under the agreement, Beaumont shareholders can receive $5.62 in cash or 0.40 of a Whitecap common share for each Beaumont share they hold. The cash available under the deal is capped at $103.4 million. Whitecap will also assume about $70.5 million in Beaumont debt. Beaumont has operations primarily in the Kerrobert area of west-central Saskatchewan, located nearby Whitecap’s existing operations. Whitecap said the deal will be partially funded with a $110-million bought deal equity financing. The company has signed a deal with a syndicate of underwriters to issue 8.149 million subscription receipts at a price of $13.50 each. Shares in Whitecap, which announced the deal after the close of markets, were up 57 cents at $13.93 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

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Saputo Dairy Products Canada has received development approval to upgrade its plant on Gaetz Avenue in downtown Red Deer. and 2011. Its landmark brick Alpha smokestack dates back to 1936, when Central Alberta Dairy Pool built a plant there. That smokestack has been declared by the city to have a historical significance that warrants preservation. The city’s Planning Department said the design, colours and materials to be used in the additions

currently proposed should complement the historic character of the plant. Based in Canada, Saputo operates a number of plants worldwide. It produces cheese, milk, cream, cultured products and dairy ingredients, marketing these under a variety of brand names.

Rough week for the oilpatch as three companies announce job cuts BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — It’s been a rough week for many in the oilpatch. Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM), ConocoPhillips Canada and Nexen Energy ULC have all announced job cuts this week. Talisman, which is set to be taken over by Spain’s Repsol SA in the coming months, is reducing its workforce by 10 to 15 per cent, mostly at its Calgary head office. That amounts to between 150 and 200 jobs — both contractors and employees. “We’ve reduced our 2015 capital spending program. With that comes reduced activities across our business and frankly, just not enough work to support a number of the people that would be impacted,” spokesman Brent Anderson said. Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips Canada — a division of the Houston-based energy giant — is cutting seven per cent of its Canadian workforce, or around 200 jobs, spokeswoman Kristen Ashcroft said. “As you know, we’re in a challenged economic environment. We’ve had to make some tough decisions, which staff were informed of today.” Unlike the Talisman cuts, the ConocoPhillips staff

reductions affect only employees, primarily at the company’s Calgary office. The cuts follow an announcement earlier this week by Nexen Energy that it was cutting 400 jobs including 340 positions in North America and 60 in the United Kingdom. “While regrettable, these organizational changes are necessary to align the company with our reduced capital spending program. We take these decisions seriously, and all impacted employees have been treated fairly and with respect,” Nexen CEO Fang Zhi said. Despite the cuts, Nexen said it’s compliant with the commitments it made to the federal government when CNOOC’s controversial $15.1-billion takeover of the company was approved. Industry Canada said it’s reviewing the announcement to ensure compliance with the Investment Canada Act. There have been widespread spending cuts across the oilpatch since oil prices began their dramatic decline late last year. The U.S. benchmark is sitting below US$43 a barrel — a steep drop from the $107 level it hit last June. Other firms to have announced layoffs in recent months include Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU), Shell Canada Ltd. and Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE).

Oil companies come forward despite turmoil 2015 RED DEER OIL & GAS EXPO BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR It’s not the economic backdrop that Dwayne McArthur wanted in the months leading up to the 2015 Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo. But the organizer of the show, which will take place Sept. 17 to 19 at Westerner Park, said many energy companies are stepping forward despite the turmoil caused by low oil and gas prices. “We expected, because of the price of oil, that there would be companies that say, ‘It’s just not in our budget this year.’ And that has happened.” But, added McArthur, many others are booking space at the Expo — which returns to Red Deer after its inaugural event in 2013. They appear intent on ramping up their marketing efforts, particularly given the relatively small cost of renting a booth at the show. “If you have marketing people and sales people who are on salary anyway, they may as well be at the show,” he said. In fact, some prospective exhibitors told him two years ago that they were too busy to take part in the 2013 Expo. McArthur said some big multi-nationals have had to bow out because their budgets have been curtailed by decision-makers in places like Houston, Tex. “What I have found is the Red Deer companies, the Edmonton companies and the Calgary companies — the companies that are aggressive about marketing and serious about not going into this downward spiral — are saying, ‘We can’t not be there. We’re

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still going to market; we’re still going to advertise.’” Those companies that do attend this year will discover some changes from 2013. Key among these is the fact the Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo has expanded from a Wednesday-Thursday event to one running from Thursday to Saturday. This was in response to a survey of exhibitors and attendees who suggested weekend hours would allow more people from outside Central Alberta to take part. Another change for 2015 is about a one-third increase in the number of booths available. This is being accomplished by expanding the outside exhibit area and dividing many of the larger indoor spaces into smaller ones. The beer gardens are being moved from the second level of the Prairie Pavilion to the Chalet. And a meet-and-greet social is planned for exhibitors on Wednesday night at the new Microtel by Wyndham hotel in Gasoline Alley. An oil and gas job fair was going to be added to this year’s Expo, but may not proceed if the industry job market doesn’t improve, said McArthur. “If we don’t have enough interest, what we’ll do is we’ll put a sign up that says that the job fair was postponed from this year until 2017.” McArthur said he’s boosted promotion of the 2015 Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo, and expects another successful event. “I don’t believe that there’s anybody in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor that is not going to know that there’s an oil and gas expo in Red Deer in September.”

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 139.96 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 48.48 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.53 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . 12.27 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.45 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.17 Cdn. National Railway . . 87.50 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 239.44 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 41.95 Capital Power Corp . . . . 24.49 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 47.54 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 61.98 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.68 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.58 General Motors Co. . . . . 38.50 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 24.36 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.51 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 40.44 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31.64 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 42.80 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 11.57 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 55.74 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 129.00 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.29 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 15.50 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 63.68 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — North American stock markets enjoyed a solid lift Wednesday on indications that the U.S. Federal Reserve is in no rush to move interest rates away from near zero, where they’ve been since the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P/TSX composite index ran up 63.71 points to 14,962.24 as the Fed said that it first wants to see further improvement in the economy, particularly in job creation and inflation levels. The Canadian dollar closed sharply higher as the greenback lost strength in the wake of the Fed’s rate announcement, gaining 1.28 U.S. cents to 79.55 cents. U.S. indexes surged with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 227.11 points to 18,076.19, the Nasdaq up 45.4 points at 4,982.83 and the S&P 500 index 25.14 points higher at 2,099.42. The Fed also signalled that there could be a rate increase later this year by no longer saying it will be “patient” in starting to raise its benchmark rate. Analysts noted that a rate hike in June is still a possibility but the Fed won’t be in a hurry to raise rates aggressively. CIBC World Markets economist Andrew Grantham observed that the median forecast for rates at the end of this year was reduced to 0.625 per cent, which is half a per cent lower than in December. And he added that rates at the end of 2016 are now seen at only 1.875 per cent, down from earlier expectations of 2.5 per cent. Most TSX sectors finished positive, with the energy sector ahead 2.6 per cent as oil prices erased early losses to move higher after six days of steep de-

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TORONTO — Samsung says it wanted to start over from scratch for its forthcoming new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. While loath to call the predecessor, the Galaxy S5, a flop, the South Korean company admits the plastic-bodied phone — which was marketed as a more rugged dust and water resistant device — missed the mark with many consumers. “I don’t think that was true in every market,” says Ken Price, vice-president of carrier sales and marketing for Samsung Canada, when asked why sales slumped for the S5. “I think we were successful with the S5. We’re not at liberty to share numbers but we wouldn’t view the same thing for Canada. What we’d say was, we pressed on things we thought the marketplace was telling us ... and what the market told us was, increasingly, they were looking for something that felt more premium.” Samsung is now talking up the sleek design of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, made with “premium metal and glass.” Price said Samsung also made a conscious effort to streamline the preloaded software on the new phones, unlike previous Galaxy devices that felt bloated in comparison.

The Canadian Press sat down with Price and Vlastimir Lalovic, director of product marketing, to discuss the upcoming launch of the new phones, which are available in Canada starting April 10. CP: You have 30 seconds with a consumer, what’s your pitch for them to consider a new Galaxy over an iPhone? Lalovic: I would go with the design, because we’re using premium materials, we used Gorilla Glass 4 on the back and front, so this is the most durable glass material that is available today on the market. And our metal used in our devices is 50 per cent stronger than any other devices. CP: With the new design, users can no longer swap out the battery as they could with previous Galaxy phones and there’s no longer a SD card slot. What effect will those changes have on sales? Lalovic: This kind of question we took very seriously, we have access to how many of Samsung’s customers actually purchased additional batteries and I can tell you it’s a very small number. Price: I think that’s changed over time because the batteries have become better. Even on the Galaxy S5 we had faster charging and the battery capacity had improved, so over time we noticed the demand for replacement batteries went down.

OECD trims Canada’s GDP growth projections BY THE CANADIAN PRESS PARIS — The OECD has reduced its 2015 and 2016 economic growth forecasts for Canada, citing the drag caused by a significant drop in prices for oil and other commodities since its previous outlook in November. The Paris-based organization is now estimating Canada’s economy will grow by 2.2 per cent this year, 0.4 less than previously thought. Next year’s forecast has been trimmed to 2.1 per cent, down 0.3. The OECD says Canada is among the countries that has been affected by the sharp decline in oil and commodity prices while others, particularly in Europe and Asia, will benefit from sharp drop in oil prices to six-year lows. Its forecast for overall global growth has been increased by 0.1 to four per cent this year, and by 0.2 to 4.3 per cent in 2016. Growth in the United States gross domestic product is estimated at 3.1 per cent in 2015 and 3.0 per cent in 2016, unchanged from the November forecast. “Lower oil prices both raise the real incomes of households and reduce costs for firms, and should therefore

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BRIEF GoodFellas cast to reunite for film’s 25th anniversary NEW YORK — The cast of Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas will reunite for the film’s 25th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival. The festival announced Wednesday that a re-mastered version of the gangster film classic will close the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 25. Following the screening at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Jon Stewart will host a conversation with Scorsese and the cast, including Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino. De Niro, who co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival, said in a statement: “I was most proud of this film 25 years ago and equally proud of it now.” The festival runs April 15-26.

Joe Fresh founder Joe Mimran joins CBC-TV reality show Dragons’ Den TORONTO — Joe Fresh founder Joe Mimran is joining Dragons’ Den. CBC-TV says the fashion retail giant will be part of the next batch of business bosses fielding pitches on the reality series. Mimran recently stepped down from his day-to-day responsibilities with the

tain the fragile appeal of Jesso’s Prairies-bare demos. The resulting record has won rave reviews, with Pitchfork standing as a particularly enthusiastic early adopter of Jesso’s gossamer ’70sindebted piano pop. He’s performed on Conan and the Tonight Show, but perhaps his most awe-inspiring endorsement came from Adele, who tweeted a link to his “fantastic” How Could You Babe — one of only two tweets she’s sent out all year. Jesso’s astonished by the support, particularly because he didn’t foresee young people necessarily digging piano ballads. “Imagine if the music business is a big hotel,” he said. “Adele’s living in the penthouse. Then you’ve got all the pop artists on the top floors, and you’ve got different genres in different rooms. “I imagine myself being in the janitor’s closet somewhere on the ground floor. But at least it’s my own room.” As irreverent responses like that make clear, there’s a canyon’s width between the lovesick dreamer presented on Goon and this giggling, gangly jester. “I write a lot of sad songs, but I don’t think I’ve had a friend think I’m sad in my entire life,” he observed. “I’m not the type of guy who’s sad throughout the day, so when something does make me sad, I can usually figure out exactly what it is and write about it.” Such excursions into ennui haven’t happened much lately. He’s gleefully unsure what the future holds (looking forward even a month is beyond his grasp, given his “unfathomable” recent life changes), though the otherwise unfettered Jesso does seem to harbour some anxiety about touring. “Everyone goes: ’Well, aren’t you so apparel brand, but remains founder and brand ambassador. He says he’s “thrilled to join” the CBC series, calling it “the perfect opportunity to share that lifelong passion and experience with young entrepreneurs.” Mimran has been behind formidable brands including Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung, Caban and — with his wife, Kimberley NewportMimran — Pink Tartan. The new season airs this fall. The current season airs Wednesdays on CBC-TV. “As the brains behind some of Canada’s most successful brands, he’s a welcome addition to the Den,” CBC executive director Jennifer Dettman said Wednesday. Under Mimran’s guidance, Joe Fresh has grown to become Canada’s second largest apparel brand, encompassing women’s, men’s, children’s, baby and beauty collections. Mimran also oversaw the creative direction of home and entertainment brands for Loblaw, including PC Home, Life at Home, Everyday Essentials, Jump Kids World, Jogi and Tera Gear, among others.

McCartney to induct Starr into rock hall NEW YORK — Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his former Beatles mate, Ringo Starr, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith and John Mayer will also usher in new members, the hall announced on Wednesday. The 30th annual induction ceremony is scheduled for Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18. The Rock and


Tobias Jesso Jr.’s debut album Goon is shown in this photo. On his debut Goon – now airborne from gusty critical praise — Jesso Jr., is a plain-spoken piano troubadour so brittle he might break. happy because not only are you a songwriter but you’re an artist, and you’re in magazines and photo shoots and you travel the world and you get to play shows?”’ he said. “I go, ’Well, I don’t like travelling, I don’t like getting my photo taken, I can’t read my own press, I’m pretty terrified of performing, and I don’t particularly like my voice.’ “It kind of rules out a lot.” Still, nothing reminds Jesso how far he’s come like going home. “I told my mom, ’It seems like things

are working out.... People seem to like (the record) and I won’t need to borrow money for maybe the next couple years,”’ he said. “She proceeded to tell me about all the people who didn’t believe in me for years. ’You know, a lot of people told me you needed a backup plan.’ I was like, ’Who said that?’ “I tried to write all the names down,” he added. “One of them was my neighbour. I saw him out the window later that day and I was like: ’Ugh. THAT guy.”’

Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland. The Beatles are in the rock hall already, and so are McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison as solo artists. Drummer Starr is the last to be honoured individually, and Eagle Joe Walsh will perform some of his friend’s music. Wonder will induct Bill Withers, a fellow songwriter who had his biggest impact in the 1970s. John Legend will perform Withers’ music, and it’s still a mystery whether Withers, who quit the music business more than 30 years ago, will sing. Rock hall spokeswoman Shauna Wilson said it’s still to be determined which inductees will perform. Smith will induct another artist indelibly tied to New York, the late Lou Reed, and Beck will perform his music. Mayer is speaking in honour of another blues guitarist, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan’s brother Jimmie will perform with members of his brother’s old band, Double Trouble. Dave Grohl has committed to performing inductee Joan Jett’s music, although the hall hasn’t announced who will give the speech for the “I Love Rock and Roll” singer. Peter Wolf will induct the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, with Tom Morello performing the band’s music. Fall Out Boy will induct Green Day and guitarist Steve Cropper is scheduled to hon-

our the “5” Royales. HBO is taping the ceremony and concert for a May 30 television premiere. The rock hall will open an exhibit on April 11 honouring this year’s new class, and also has a special exhibit on photographer Herb Ritts’ work with musicians.

Recording industry says 2014 US retail music business ’essentially flat’ NEW YORK — A new report from the Recording Industry Association of America says that the U.S. retail music business was “essentially flat” in 2014 as streaming revenue grew while physical shipment revenue declined. Overall, retail revenue declined about half of a per cent to $6.97 billion. Recorded music industry wholesale revenue, meanwhile, grew 2 per cent to $4.86 billion. The RIAA says the industry’s revenue mix last year was more balanced between physical, digital and streaming sources than ever before. Permanent downloads made up 37 per cent of the total market, down from 40 per cent in 2013. Streaming revenue was 27 per cent of the total, up from 21 per cent a year earlier. Physical shipment revenue was 32 per cent of the total, down from 35 per cent.


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DILLABOUGH On March 16, 2015 David Irvin Dillabough passed from the loving arms of his family, into the loving arms of Jesus Christ. He faced his battle with cancer with determination, strength, and pride. In life, his sense of humor and ability to create excitement kept us smiling. If you knew him, we know you shared a laugh with him and it is likely he generously shared what he had with you. Dave was a kind man. His colorful spirit lives on in those he loved! Always up for adventure, Dave had been “further under the barn for eggs than most have been off the farm”. David was born June 21, 1939 in Minnedosa, MB. Although he left home at 15 to create a life in Alberta, part of his heart remained in Minnedosa. In Alberta, Dave drove school bus, ran pony chuck wagons, was carpentry supervisor at Nustart and site supervisor for Atco Industries. His work took him on adventures around the world. He was proud to become a journeyman carpenter. In Fort McMurray Dave met and married Anne in 1967. They shared both happy and tragic days. Through this union, Dave received what he considered his greatest gift in life, daughters Nancy, Susan, and Doreen. He was proud to see them grow into beautiful, strong, accomplished women. He taught them to work hard, enjoy life, and laugh often. In Red Deer, Dave worked as a backhoe operator, then owned his own business building houses. In his years before retirement Dave sold RVs in Red Deer. Dave loved the sun and traveling to warm destinations. He enjoyed gardening, consistently doing whatever it took to enjoy the first harvest of potatoes in the community. He loved growing flowers and was good at it. He loved crocus’, saskatoons, garden vegetables, lady slippers, and helping others. Dave treasured his time with friends, golfing, curling, playing crib, and socialising. He is survived by his daughters Nancy, Susan and Doreen and his son-inlaw Denis. Dave’s granddaughters were his little angels; Hanna and Emma Delemont, Annessa and Ella Parcels. He will be missed by his sister Velma(Doug), brother Wayne (Donna), sister-in-law Gloria and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Waiting in heaven to greet him, were his parents Sam and Bessie, and his brother Merv. Dave considered his friends and neighbors his extended family. A lunch and celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Friday March 20 at 1:00 at the Red Deer Legion. In lieu of flowers, Dave and his family prefer contributions to a trust set up for Nancy Dillabough.




AMMETER Norman Alfred Ammeter passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 at the age of 81. He was born on May 26, 1933 in Poplar Ridge, Alberta. In his early years he worked in the oilfield then after his marriage to Phyllis Brewer in 1966 he became a farmer northeast of Sylvan. He stayed on the farm until Phyllis passed away in 2007. He then met Marg Elder and moved into Red Deer. After Marg’s passing he moved into a senior’s facility but that was short lived because “it was for old people”. He then moved in with his special friend Yvonne DeGroot until his passing. He was an avid golfer and curler, loved camping, had a great sense of humor and a love for life and people. He will be deeply missed by his children, Bryan and Susan; grandson, Dwight; step children, Allan, Marie, Stan, Daleen and their families; his special friend Yvonne DeGroot and her children Mike, Jackie, Brad, Brian and their families; his sister Ann as well as extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Freda, wife Phyllis, 2nd wife Marg, and brother Rolland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the charity of donor’s choice. The service will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A St. (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on March 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm.



ABEL Edith Merril June 2, 1934 - March 9, 2015 On the afternoon of March 9, 2015 Edith passed away of natural causes. Edith was being visited and comforted by family members at the Lacombe Hospital in Lacombe, Alberta at the time of her passing. Edith was 80 years old. Edith was born on June 2, 1934 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. She had one older sister, Eileen and thirteen half-brothers and half-sisters. Edith is survived by her husband Lloyd, Sister Eileen, sister-in-law Angie, children; Linda, Dennis, Karen, Bruce, Joanne and Allan, her half-brothers and half-sisters, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for Edith at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday March 21, 2015 at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel in Lacombe, Alberta. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”


Red Deer Advocate

announcements Obituaries

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.



BLACK LAB, young unaltered, found on the North end of Red Deer on Thursday, March 12. Please call 403-506-9256 to claim. Start your career! See Help Wanted OTIS KEY CHAIN found near the Safety City walking path. Was dropped of at Deer Park Co-op Customer Service to claim.



WANTED: Male companion to do things: ie: walks, movies, short day trips, dinner, etc. Age 50 -66. Reply: P.O. Box 21019 RPO Bower Place Red Deer, AB T4R 2M1 Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds



ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-396-8298 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS



Caregivers/ Aides

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

is now accepting applications for the following full time position:






FULL-TIME in-home caregiver for two children, aged 4 months and 3 years, $10.20/hr., 44 hrs./wk., room and board provided, must have at least one year exp. Duties: bathe, dress, feed, meal prep., and light housekeeping duties. e-mail resume to: LIVE-IN Caregiver req’d for 1 child. Some college exp’d needed, $10.65/hr. 40 hrs./wk. some overtime req’d. Apply by email to:



Newcart Contracting (1993) Ltd. is looking for a

Certified Safety Trainer Must have valid H2S, First Aid/CPR, Confined Space Entry /Monitor, WHIMIS, and Fall Protection certification. Safety Contractors will also be considered for this position. Fax, Resume, tickets and current drivers abstract to (403) 729-2396 or E-mail to: resumes@ No phone inquiries please LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

EXP’D. SERVICE ADVISOR for busy dealership req’d. Send resume to Box 1104, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 HIGH PAYING Real Estate Career opportunity. Training provided. Flexible hours. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer. Call Dave at 403-350-1271 or email resumes to Dave Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Office & Phones CLOSED Friday April 3, 2015 Red Deer Advocate is PUBLISHED



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has a special package just for you & your little one! For more information, Call Lori, 403-348-5556

Red Deer Advocate Publication Dates: FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015 SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2015 MONDAY APRIL 6, 2015 Deadline is: THURS. APRIL 2 @ 5 p.m.

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To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300




INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS GUTTERS CLEANED & Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 with oilfield service companies, other small Handyman businesses and individuals Services RW Smith, 346-9351


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



BRIDGER CONST. LTD. We do it all! 403-302-8550


~ Say it with a classified






hether it happened Yesterday or Today, Whatever you want to say, To celebrate your special day...

GARAGE/MOVING SALE #21 Ashmore Cl. Red Deer. Saturday March 21 and 22nd, 9 - 5 both days. Household furnishings & Decor. Small household appliances, lots of new items. Inside if weather isn’t co-operating!

Central Alberta LIFE & Red Deer ADVOCATE CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300


Celebrations After over 32 years practicing medicine in Lacombe, Alberta; Dr. Barbara Kinash will be retiring, June 15, 2015. A new physician has been recruited to take over care of her patients and records.


Central Alberta Life Publication Date: THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2015 Deadline is: THURSDAY APRIL 2 @ 5 P.M.



P/T F. caregiver wanted for F. quad. Must be reliable and have own vehicle. 403-505-7846



Qualifications: Must hold a minimum of a Dental class 5 driver’s license Experienced and comfortable with towing and BOWER DENTAL backing up trailers CENTER req’s a full time Registered Is knowledgeable of tools Professional attitude Dental Assistant who is a Exc. communication skills motivated, committed and Good listening skills passionate individual. We run a high paced practice Capable of taking direction Organized and dependable where experience is an Central Alberta Residence asset, but new grads are Society is currently welcome. Must be avail. on Duties include but are not limited to: seeking a evenings and one Sat. per Cleaning vehicles inside DIRECT SUPPORT month. Very rewarding and out position. Please send WORKER Expediting & hotshots resume to: for approx. 64 hours per Maintaining inventory and or month, to provide support tool cribs apply within office. in the community and in Preparation of vehicles your own home, for a 53 and equipment for field use Classifieds year old retired gentleVehicle maintenance and Your place to SELL man. If you like music, record keeping Your place to BUY food, movies and Various other duties shopping, this is the as required position for you! Preference will be given to Some personal care candidates who are Medical assistance is required. reliable, efficient, accurate, The successful applicant highly organized and F/T & P/T Pharmacist is a good role model, and a capable of multi tasking positions req’d. Apply w/ patient, positive support and able to complete tasks resume to: Highland Green person. in a timely manner. We Value Drug Mart, Red Deer are looking for Team Players. A copy of the job descrip- P/T Professional Medical Please send resumes to: tion is available on our resumes@ Secretary needed in Red website: Deer. Fax: 403-314-0499 AND keggen@ Looking for a place For more information to live? please contact Karla by OR Fax to 403-729-2396 Take a tour through the March 25, 2015 NO PHONE CALLS @403-342-4550 Ext. 112 CLASSIFIEDS PLEASE Direct resumes to Classifieds...costs so little C.A.R.S. Saves you so much! #101-5589 47 St. Oilfield Red Deer, AB., T4N 1S1 Or fax 403-346-8015 Email:


Coming Events


We’ll do it all...Free est. Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 COUNTERTOPS & kitchen renovations. Wes 403-302-1648

ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, roof snow removal? Call James 403-341-0617



GROUND Up Bobcat & Landscaping Ltd. For free quote call 403-848-0153

Massage Therapy


DALE’S Home Reno’s MASSAGE ABOVE ALL Free estimates for all your WALK-INS WELCOME reno needs. 403-506-4301 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 DOORS, windows, siding, Tired of Standing? soffit, fascia and custom Find something to sit on cladding. Call Dean @ in Classifieds 403-302-9210.

Massage Therapy



Elite Retreat, Finest in VIP Treatment. 10 - 2am Private back entry

403-341-4445 VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town.

Misc. Services


5* JUNK REMOVAL Property clean up 505-4777 GARAGE DOOR SERVICE All yard & bobcat services, junk/tree removal. 403-358-1614 SNOW shoveling/dump runs/ odd jobs 403-885-5333

Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds



PRECISE ROOFING LTD. 15 Yrs. Exp., Ref’s Avail. 403-896-4869

Seniors’ Services


HELPING HANDS Home Supports for Seniors. Cooking, cleaning, companionship. At home or facility. 403-346-7777 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Window Cleaning


Robust Window Cleaning outside/inside or both. Free quotes. 403-506-4822

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, March 19, 2015 Restaurant/ Hotel




CALKINS CONSULTING GOODMEN o/a Tim Hortons ROOFING LTD. 15 vacancies at each Requires location for FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS SLOPED ROOFERS for 3 locations $10.88/hr. + LABOURERS THE RUSTY PELICAN is benefits. F/T & P/T & FLAT ROOFERS positions. Permanent shift now accepting resumes for 4 F/T Exp’d work, weekends, days, Valid Driver’s Licence LINE COOKS at nights, evenings. Start preferred. Fax or email all stations. MUST HAVE: date as soon as possible. No experience or or (403)341-6722 • 2 yrs. relevant exp., education req’d. Job completion of High NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! description avail. at School, be reliable, Something for Everyone self motivated, work Everyday in Classifieds Apply in person to 6620 well under limited Orr Drive. Red Deer, supervision in fast 6017 Parkwood Road, Central Alberta’s Largest paced environment. Blackfalds, or 4924-46 St. Car Lot in Classifieds Lacombe. Fax: Salary is $14 - $18./hr. 40 403-782-9685 or hr. wk. dependant on exp. Call 403-848-2356

EAST 40TH PUB REQ’S P/Tor F/T COOK Apply in person with resume 3811 40th Ave. FULL and PART TIME Kitchen Staff Send resume to: Start your career! See Help Wanted

733644 Ab Ltd. O/A The Rusty Pelican


LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Full Time Waitress’s. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please

TAP HOUSE NORTH (formerly Sam’s Cafe) is now taking applications for Full Time/Part time COOK, Bring resume to 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer between 2-4 pm.


• Women in the Trades Program C & C COATINGS in Innisfail is seeking F/T PREPPER/Powder Coater • Math and Science for the Trades Program Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: Gov’t of Alberta Funding 403-227-1165 or email may be available. FULL TIME Golf Course Mechanic. Send resume to Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

Advocate Opportunities ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Friday Forward ONLY 2 DAYS A WEEK in CLEARVIEW AREA Cole St., Cardinal Ave, and Cosgrove Cl. $105.12/mo. also Carpenter St. area and Cunningham Cres. $75.22/mo. EASTVIEW AREA Eastman Cres. and Edge Close appox. $60.00/mo. Edis Cl. and 2 blks. of Ellenwood Dr. $55.28/mo. GRANDVIEW AREA 4400 Blks. of 40A Ave. and 41 Ave. and 1 Blk. each of 46 and 47 Streets area MOUNTVIEW AREA 43A Ave. West to 46 Ave. Between 35 & 37 St. $63.00/mo. MICHENER AREA 50A. St. between 40 Ave. & 42 A Ave, 50, 51, 51A & 52 St. between 40 Ave. & 43 Ave. and Michener Drive area. $209.00/mo. For More Information Call Jamie at the Red Deer Advocate 403-314-4306 CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, FRIDAY FORWARD & EXPRESS

3 days per week, no weekends ROUTES IN:

ANDERS AREA Alexander Cres., Arnold Close, Ackerman Cres. Ammeter Close, Addington Drive, Atlee / Ansett Cres. Allsop Ave. / Allsop Cres. BOWER AREA Boyce St. / Byer Close Barrett Drive



24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

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


Children's Items


TOYS & Books, Raggedy Ann Sleeping bag. All for $25. 403-314-9603



ATARI w/14 games $140; 403-782-3847 INTELEVISION with games $140; 403-782-3847 PS3 with 7 games $140; 403-782-3847







Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Birch -Split. avail. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227

ADULT Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the RED DEER ADVOCATE For ANDERS Area With 38 papers, approximately: $199.00/mo. For More Information, Please call Prodie 403-314-4301

INNISFAIL Penhold Olds Sylvan Lake Please call Debbie for details 403-314-4307


CENTRAL AB LIFE & LACOMBE EXPRESS 1 day a week in: LACOMBE BLACKFALDS Please call Rick for details 403-314-4303

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For Afternoon Delivery of Flyers, Express and Friday Forward 2 Days/Week (Wed. & Fri.)

HIGHLAND GREEN Hunter, Hanna & Harvey Close 58 Ave.

Pearson & Pennington Cres., Pamley Ave. & Piper Dr. Paypne & Parsons Close ALSO Piper Dr. & Pallo Close

Lord Close

Kentwood Dr. & Kirton Close ALSO Keith Close & Kidd Close

Sorrensen/Sisson Ave. WESTPARK VANIER AREA

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info **********************


Webster Dr., Weddell Cres., Welch & Williams Close ALSO Woodsworth, Wallace & Waghorn Close

For more information or to apply call Joanne at the Red Deer Advocate 403-314-4308

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

Mobile Lot


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



FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes


LAMPS, (2) electric, 25 yrs. $20. for both; over 100 LP records, all for $100.; Misc. collection of matches, $5. 403-885-5020

~ Westpark


FILING CABINET, 2 drawer metal $10. 403-885-5020



FREE to good home. 2 affectionate litter trained, 6 mo. old, 1 white, 1 grey, short haired, prefer to give away together GIVEN AWAY




GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. apartments, avail. immed, rent $875 403-596-6000 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


Realtors & Services


HIGH and DRY 4 Acres, 1 Mile E of Caroline, Trees on N Property Line, Power to Property, $129,000. Dori Westin, Coldwell Banker ONTRACK Realty 403-357-9010

Lots For Sale

Attn: Builders

Residential Building Lots in a Gated, Maintenance Free Golf & Lake Bedroom community, 25 minutes from Red Deer. Lots starting from 99K Contact Mike at 1-403-588-0218


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

1240 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. 2 bath/jet tub, den, walk in closet, stainless steel appls, oak kitchen, hardwood/tile floors, working under floor heat, 24 x 26 garage, $278,900 Dave Deschner 403-350-7346

HIDDEN GEM Enjoy the seclusion of this quality, 5 bdrm., 3 bath, Exe. home, furn., 4 + att. Garage, PRIVATE Boat DOCK! Offered under Appraised Value at 749K ! Be HERE for MAY LONG! Dori Westin, Coldwell Banker Ontrack Realty 403-357-9010

MOVE IN TODAY 1550 sq. ft. bi-level w/dbl. att. garage $499,900 403-588-2550

RISER HOMES NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 bedroom suites available 2 NEW STARTER HOMES ready to go! 2 bdrm. in central location. Heat & water included. Cat friend- 2 baths, many upgrades. A MUST SEE ! ly. 86 Bell Street, Red $319,900. includes Deer leasing@rentmidall fees, GST,sod, tree 1(888) 679-8031 and legal fees. Call LLOYD FIDDLER 403-391-9294

NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer Sporting RISER HOMES, hookup, infloor heating, a/c., Beautiful 2 story with Goods car plug ins & balconies. amazing master ensuite, 3 Call 403-343-7955 bdrms. 2 1/2 baths, hard5’ Mistral Rivet 58 Snowwood/tile, Many upgrades: board with size 9 boots legal fees, GST, sod, tree and bindings $125.00 and appls. All for the price call 403-728-3485 of $389,000. A must see! 1 bdrm. adult building, Call LLOYD FIDDLER N/S. No pets. HEADACHE rack for 1/2 403-391-9294 403-596-2444 ton $140 403-343-1576



Automotive Services


$crap Vehicle Disposal $ervice 403-302-1848



2012 CRUZ sedan, 4 dr., 1.46 litre turbo charged, 6 spd. trans., standard, 37,000 km, $15,900. 403-845-3299

1, 2 & 3 bdrm. Adult bldg. only, N/S No pets 403-596-2444

CHINESE pug 7 yrs old to give away to good home. Call 403-304-6283


Blackfalds. Duplex lots available. For information call 403-304-5555

4912-46 Ave. Clive






~ Kitson Close ~ Kyte & Kelloway Cres. ~ Holmes St. MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES S.D. $1000 Model PC HCL Makaha Rent $1195 to $1395 Tortoise c/w carrying case, 3 bdrm. townhouses, brand new 1.5 bath, 4 & 5 appls., blinds, $100 403-352-8811 lrg. balconies, no dogs. N/S, no utils. incl. RHINSTONE necklace and Avail. immed. & Apr. 1 earrings, exc. cond, from References required. the 1950’s, $85; approx. 30 peacock feathers for SOUTHWOOD PARK home decorations or for fly 3110-47TH Avenue, fish hooks $1/ea. large fruit 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, bowl, grape design, $5. generously sized, 1 1/2 403-346-2231 baths, fenced yards, SHEETS. towels, misc. full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. dishes & household items. All for $25. 403-314-9603

Office Supplies

OPEN HOUSE SAT. & SUN. 1-5 639 OAK ST. Springbrook 403-588-2550


4020 Ph: 403-304-7576 or 403-347-7545 6 locations in Red Deer ~ Halman Heights ~ Riverfront Estates




INGLIS FRIDGE, almond runs perfect, EXC.cond, great for garage or cottage $100 403-886-2542

Condos/ Townhouses



CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week in:




Advocate Opportunities

Travel Packages

4 BDRM. 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage $1695 mo. 403-782-7156 or 357-7465 WANTED FOR LEASE, Executive Antiques, furniture and style 1/2 duplex in estates. 342-2514 Lacombe on large lot. 4 bdrms., 3 bath, dble. garage, no pets, N/S. Stereos 403-588-2740 TV's, VCRs HALF DUPLEX, front/back 2 - 10” thump subwoofers split, 2 bdrm. 2 car garage, HERE TO HELP incl. $1150/mo., in box $25.00 call gas 403-886-5342 357-7817 & HERE TO SERVE 403-728-3485 Call GORD ING at INNISFAIL older 3 bdrm. STEREO with radio, RE/MAX real estate house, lrg. lot. $975/mo. cassette & LP, one unit, 403-886-5342 or 357-7817 central alberta 403-341-9995 with clear lid & quality WEST PARK speakers, $30. Just completely reno’d. 3 403-346-2192 Houses bdrm., 2 bath, 4 appls., large fenced yard, $1400 For Sale Misc. for mo. $1000. d.d. Avail. now or Apr. 1. Sale 403-304-5337 10’ of bottom cabinets, 6’ of top cabinets, good for Condos/ garage/shed, $125 Townhouses 403-886-2542

Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner SUITCASE, carry-on with BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / roller, black. Very good Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275 cond. $10. 403-314-9603


Victor Close Viscount Drive

SOFA STYLE hide-a-bed, Like New. $125.; 2 table lamp sets, colored glass stems and metal base, $10. set; 403-346-2192

Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.



CHESTERFIELD and chair, brown frame, beige cushions $195 obo 403-347-0293

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



SUNNYBROOK AREA Sherwood Cres. / Stirling Close Selkirk Blvd. / Sherwood Cres. Savoy Close / Sydney Close


DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

MORRISROE AREA McCullough Cres. McDougall Cres.


MAYTAG washer and dryer, GE fridge and stove $400/all 403-346-3941

Household Furnishings


INGLEWOOD AREA Isaacson Cres. / Irwin Ave. Iverson Close

Household Appliances

“Low Cost” Quality Training

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

• GED Preparation


TRAINING CENTRE Industries #1 Choice!



Health & Beauty

SCOOTER $1400 403-343-8594


JJAM Management (1987) Ltd., o/a Tim Horton’s CENTRAL AB based Requires to work at these trucking company requires Red Deer, AB locations: CONTRACT 5111 22 St. Trades 37444 HWY 2 S DRIVERS 37543 HWY 2N in AB. Home the odd night. 700 3020 22 St. Weekends off. Late model ACADEMIC Express FOOD ATTENDANT tractor pref. 403-586-4558 ADULT EDUCATION Req’d permanent shift AND TRAINING TOO MUCH STUFF? weekend day and evening Let Classifieds both full and part time. help you sell it. 16 Vacancies, $10.25/hr. + SPRING START benefits. Start ASAP. Job description • GED Preparation Misc. Education and experience Help • Women in the Trades not req’d. Program Apply in person or fax ACADEMIC Express resume to: 403-314-1303 • Math and Science for ADULT EDUCATION the Trades Program AND TRAINING





Truckers/ Drivers

Location of employment: 4105 2079 - 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4 email: bennett2014.bkkp@ or Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

Employment Training



Restaurant/ Hotel



2006 JEEP Commander 4x4, exc. cond. $14,500. o.b.o. 403-347-5947



2004 RAM 2500 HD, 5.7 l., 81,000 km, new tires, $16,900 obo 403-227-4206

Boats & Marine


NEW boat trailer to fit 12’-14’ boat $1000 obo 403-573-1595 357-8467

Tires, Parts Acces.


FOUR tires mounted on rims, P215/60R15, fully balanced, BF Goodrich Touring, all season from Alero, bolt pattern 5x114.3, $180. 403-307-5874 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Auto Wreckers


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




Gunmen attack museum in Tunisia KILL 19 , MOSTLY FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS IN CAPITAL CITY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUNIS, Tunisia — Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia’s capital and killed 19 people, “shooting at anything that moved,” a witness said. Two gunmen were slain by security forces following the deadliest attack on civilians in the North African country in 13 years, and the president said the young democracy was embroiled in a war with terror. The militants, who wore militarystyle uniforms and wielded assault rifles, burst from a vehicle and began gunning down tourists climbing out of buses at the National Bardo Museum. The attackers then charged inside to take hostages before being killed in a firefight with security forces. Authorities launched a manhunt for two or three accomplices in the attack. Prime Minister Habib Essid said the two Tunisian gunmen killed 17 tourists — five from Japan, four from Italy, two from Colombia, two from Spain, and one each from Australia, Poland and France. The nationality of one dead foreigner was not released. Essid said two Tunisian nationals also were killed by the militants. At least 44 people were wounded, including tourists from Italy, France, Japan, South Africa, Poland, Belgium and Russia, according to Essid and doctors from Tunis’ Charles Nicolle. “I want the people of Tunisia to understand firstly and lastly that we are in a war with terror, and these savage minority groups will not frighten us,” said newly elected President Beji Caid Essebsi in an evening address to the nation. “The fight against them will continue until they are exterminated.” Tunisians overthrew their dictator in 2011 and kicked off the Arab Spring that spread across the region. While the uprising built a new democracy, the country has also struggled with economic problems and attacks by ex-


immediately release his identity. The incident started with an argument inside a room at a motel and spilled outside, leaving three people wounded, Mesa Detective Esteban Flores said. The suspect then shot a person at a nearby restaurant and carjacked a grey Honda Accord. Two more people were wounded at separate apartment complexes, including one during a home invasion. The shootings prompted an intense hunt for the suspect as Mesa police searched the trunks of cars, interviewed witnesses. Flores warned people in the neighbourhood to remain indoors.


Rescue workers pull an empty stretcher after gunmen opened fire at the Bardo museum in Tunisia’s capital, Wednesday, in Tunis. Authorities say scores of people are dead after an attack on a major museum in the Tunisian capital, and some of the gunmen may have escaped. collections of Roman mosaics among its 8,000 works. On Wednesday night, parliament held an extraordinary session where Speaker Mohammed Ennaceur called for the creation of a special fund to combat terrorism. He also called for the rapid passage of the anti-terror law that parliament had been debating when the attack took place. Hours after the police ended the siege, thousands of Tunisians flocked to downtown’s landmark Bourguiba Avenue, where the revolution took place, for a nighttime rally. They chanted for a “Free Tunisia” in defiance of terrorism. Essid said the attack was an unprecedented assault on the economy. It came as Tunisia’s all-important tourism business was starting to rebuild after drastic losses following the postrevolutionary turmoil. Numbers of arrivals for 2014 had begun to approach

the levels of 2010 — before the revolution. It was the worst attack in the country since an al-Qaida militant detonated a truck bomb in front of a historic synagogue on the Tunisia’s island of Djerba in 2002, killing 21, mostly German tourists. Tunisia has been more stable than other countries in the region, but has struggled with violence by Islamic extremists who have sworn allegiance to both al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. A disproportionately large number of Tunisian recruits — some 3,000, according to government estimates — have joined Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq and many have received training in neighbouring Libya. The U.S. Embassy in Tunis was attacked in September 2012, seriously damaging the embassy grounds and an adjoining American school. Four of the assailants were killed.

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tremists. Essid identified the slain gunmen as Yassine Laabidi and Hatem Khachnaoui. Twitter accounts associated with the extremist Islamic State group based in Syria and Iraq were described as overjoyed at the attack, urging Tunisians to “follow their brothers,” according to Rita Katz of SITE, a U.S.-based organization that monitors militant groups. The assault at the Bardo, Tunisia’s largest museum that is housed in a 15th century palace, began sometime after noon local time as scores of European tourists were visiting. Josep Lluis Cusido, the mayor of the Spanish town of Vallmoll, said he saw people being gunned down on the plaza outside the museum before the gunmen moved inside. “After they entered the museum. I saw their faces: They were about 10 metres away from me, shooting at anything that moved,” Cusido told Spain’s Cadena Ser radio station. “I managed to hide behind a pillar, there were unlucky people who they killed right there,” he said, adding that he and his wife spent nearly three hours in the museum until they got out uninjured. Dozens of tourists scrambled from the museum linking arms or clutching children as Tunisian police and security forces pointed their weapons at the building. The museum, 4 kilometres (2 ½ miles) from the city centre, is located near the national parliament building, which was evacuated. Some of the Italians at the museum were believed to have been passengers from the Costa Fascinosa, a cruise liner that had docked in Tunis while on a seven-day tour of the western Mediterranean. Ship owner Costa Crociere confirmed that some of its 3,161 passengers were visiting Tunis and that a Bardo tour was on the itinerary, but said it couldn’t confirm how many were in the museum at the time. The Bardo, a popular tourist attraction, houses one of the world’s largest




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From fledgling to flight FABULOUS AND FASCINATING FLICKERS We were fortunate at Ellis Bird Farm to have a pair of northern flickers take up residence in a duck nestbox a few years ago. These images provide a glimpse into the daily life of nesting flickers, with the harried parents caring for their demanding brood of seven young by bringing them food and hauling out waste material (called fecal sacs). The pictures of the nestlings were taken over a 20-day period beginning in mid-June. Young flickers fledge at 24 to 27 days.

will start arriving by the end of this month. ● Flicker pairs mate for life, and they tend to return to the same area each year, often to the same tree to excavate a new cavity. In the spring, both males and females advertise territories by tapping their beaks on the loudest surface they can find (chimneys and power poles are sometimes used) and issuing a loud kekeke call.

● Flicker bills are long and pointed, but because their beaks are acMYRNA tually quite weak, PEARMAN the birds seek out (dead or dyOUTDOORS snags ing trees) in which to excavate their ● Northern flicknesting cavities and roost ers have two colour forms, the sites. red-shafted and yellow-shaftLike all woodpeckers, flicked. The yellow-shafted is the ers are the carpenters of the most common form in Central forest, excavating cavities Alberta, while the red-shafted that will eventually be used is more common in the moun- by such other species as bats, tains and grassland regions. squirrels, bluebirds, swalThe two forms commonly in- lows, wrens, and some species terbreed. of owls and ducks.

A few interesting flicker facts

● Birds of the open forests and forest edges, flickers are becoming increasingly welladapted to urban areas where they are often seen hopping around on lawns looking for ants. They eat ants, let them crawl all over their bodies (apparently to help control ectoparasites), and feed their nestlings a delicious gruel of regurgitated ant bodies. ● While considered to be migratory, flickers overwinter in Alberta in increasing numbers. Those that do migrate

● Flickers are the only woodpecker species that will be attracted to nestboxes. They will take up residence in a box if it is large enough to house them and if the box is placed in or at the edge of a deciduous or mixedwood forest. Flicker box plans are posted on our website at Myrna Pearman is the biologist/site services manager at Ellis Bird Farm. rm. She can be reached at

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Beware the Ides of March The soothsayer’s dire “beware the Ides of March” to Julius Caesar in 44 BC has taken on new meaning this year; that and flying kites. Even in the ’toons, one sooths sad truths: the coloured Classic Peanuts of March 7 showing Charlie Brown, a red kite hung on his nose, and saying “Eventually, I may have to give up kite flying,” immediately brings Premier Jim Prentice to mind. Prentice has been running around like a demented Charlie Brown, flying kites in the vicinity of not just one, but whole forests of kite-eating trees and, eventually, totally frustrated, tells Albertans to “look in the mirror” to see who’s to blame for the money BOB mess Alberta is in. SCAMMELL The Calgary Herald immediately debunked the interpretation, “you voted us in, after all,” by noting Prentice would not likely mean that to people whose vote he will soon be seeking again in a threatened provincial election. Agreed, but it is a well-known symptom of depressed people that they often do not recognize the person they are seeing in their mirror. So many of Prentice’s kites of salvation had been shot down — a sales tax, graduated income tax, increased user fees, increased oil and gas royalties, drastic services cuts — that I think he was asking AlPhoto supplied by BOB SCAMMELL/freelance bertans if they were seeing a perpetual free-loading bottom feeder in the mirror, or were they going to Horns of the new B & C world record Bighorn sheep. start paying for the perks and services they demand? Not only is it kite flying-season, in fact as I write, have to be concerned with public safety, in the park Bison on the settled plains will make the current but the official new fishing season starts in just two and wherever else the big beasts choose to go. elk crisis near CFB Suffield look easy. weeks. I have finally obtained a copy of the 2015 Personally I bet on the bison: they are migraAlberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, and clear tory plains animals, animated bulldozers, and to the Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who indication of more kite-flying: government employ- plains they will roam whenever they want, fences lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@telusees telling me that the magazine is on borrowed time and blind canyons be damned. and will become a thing of the past. I’ll work on what that might mean for next week. If fishing season is coming on, can mud-bogging ATV operators be far behind, adding to the watershed destruction that has put Alberta native fish and fisheries into crisis mode? Two ATV invasions, organized by Events Unleashed, planned for May in the Ghost-Waiparous area and in July in the Castle wilderness area, are hyped on the events Facebook page with reassuring pleas like “Let’s Rip S--t Up” and “Be sure your rig has a snorkel.” The government could fly a kite here for its often-promised but never delivered ATV controls on public land by denying permission to hold these events, which resemble the adolescent social media invitations to high school kids to crash a party and trash someone’s house. A 14-year-old Bighorn ram road-killed west of Longview four years ago, with a horn measurement of 209 and 4/8 inches, has now been confirmed by the Boone & Crockett Club as the new world record. The ram was measured recently in Red Deer, by a panel of four B&C official scorers. Happily, the horns beat out by 1-1/8 inches the former No. 1, taken near Luscar, on an expensive, bought and paid for special season hunt. 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Stay safe and FireSmart FireSmart is a concept that cleaning the dried leaves, twigs, has been around for a number of dirt and needles out of the eaves years. But its flame was rekindled and moving the firewood away as a result of the wild fires that from buildings. destroyed much of FireSmart landscapSlave Lake in 2011 and ing is slightly different parts of the mountain than conventional landareas around Kelowna scaping practices. Cona few years earlier. ventional landscaping It has also been practices call for founused to protect other dation plantings around areas. The goal is to be buildings. proactive by removing FireSmart yards have unnecessary combusgrass or rock surroundtibles in and around ing the building for apbuildings. proximately 10 metres. In areas where the Foundation plantings danger of a wild fire draw the eye towards is high, such as Nordethe house, enhancing it gg, safe practices are by hiding the transition LINDA built into the buildbetween the basement TOMLINSON ing code to protect and upper floors while homeowners. In other softening corner lines. areas, small pods or A compromise can neighbourhoods are encouraged be had by not planting coniferous to come together to become a plant material close to buildings FireSmart neighborhood. as they burn quickly and linear Fire stations even in the larg- plants can provide a path upwards est areas, can deal with up to four towards the eaves and roof. building fires at any given time. Instead, choose foundation Once all the men and equipment plantings of deciduous shrubs, peare engaged in fighting fire there rennials and annuals. Deciduous are little resources left over to shrubs that are planted anywhere protect the rest of the area. Re- in the yard should be pruned yearmoving combustibles from the ly to remove all the dead wood buildings and surrounding areas and thin out the centre, to allow goes a long way in ensuring the the plant to put up new growth. community is safe. Perennials need to have the old These are a number of very top growth removed in the fall as basic things that can be done to the plant turns brown. Annuals make the buildings safer. Start by should be removed each fall after


the first hard frost. Removing all dead and dry material will hinder fire. To avoid ground or grass fires moving upwards, FireSmart suggests that the bottom two metres of a tree be devoid of branches. Trimming bottom branches is a personal choice. For those who wish to retain the bottom branches, place the plants further from buildings and place them as individual plants as opposed to mass plantings. Rural dwellers would benefit from removing dead wood from the bush around the buildings. In areas where the trees are crowded, remove either the very old or some of the young seedlings. This will open up the area, allowing the sun to penetrate. That in turn will encourage the growth of grasses, shrubs and native understory plants. Green plants burn much slower than dry ones. Before burning excess deadwood, check with the municipality to comply with their regulations. It is up to each homeowner and neighborhood to determine how their area would fare in a fire. For a checklist, visit or Wildfire/FireSmartTips.aspx. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist who lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at your_

Jade, other succulents are masters of water conservation BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A friend phoned me a few weeks ago concerned about the sunken, blackened areas on the trunk of her jade plant. When I suggested that she might be overwatering, she replied that she watered only once a week. That made me sure she was overwatering. Jade plants are succulents, a group of plants linked not by any botanical kinship but by a physical kinship: They all have fleshy leaves and stems swollen with water. Cactuses are succulents, as are hensand-chicks, aloe and purslane. Those water-filled stems and leaves tide the plants through dry periods. Photosynthesis without water loss All plants lose water through tiny pores in their leaves, pores that are also avenues through which oxygen enters and carbon dioxide exits for photosynthesis. Such a setup puts most plants in a bind during dry times. Should they open their pores so that photosynthesis can give them energy, but risk drying out? Or should they close up their pores to conserve water, but suffer lack of energy? Besides being able to store water in their stems and leaves, jade plants and other succulents have a couple other tricks for solving this conundrum. First, they have a more efficient way than most plants of concentrating carbon dioxide in their cells. Second, they work the night shift, opening their pores only in darkness, when little water is lost. They latch onto carbon dioxide at night by incorporating it into organic acids. Come daylight, the leaf pores close up, conserving water, and the acids made the night before release the carbon dioxide within the plant to be used, with light, to make energy. You can actually taste this trick this summer by nibbling a purslane leaf at night and then another one in the afternoon. The leaves taste tart at night. All of this means that my friend should water her jade plant much, much less. If there is ever a doubt about whether or not to water a succulent, not watering is the correct choice. These plants simply do not die from drying out.

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Beware of the six sneaky ‘health halos’ We’re all for corporate responsibility and social good, but it seems that as the North American waistline expands, so does the distance between those two ideas. Now, a new report reveals the latest marketing trick you should watch for: food and drink products from “socially responsible” companies are enticing you to shell out more money and consume more calories, all while trumpeting their not-so-real virtues. In short, they don “health halos” that fool you into thinking their products are better for you than those of “lesser” brands. Case in point: A company makes a great 100 per cent whole-grain cereal, but adds sugar or high fructose corn syrup to it. Then they advertise it as if the sugar or high fructose corn syrup wasn’t tearing up your insides. That’s one way health halos can lead you to make false assumptions while getting you to eat more “food felons,” like saturated fat and added sugars. Recent studies showed how people reacted to a snack food they thought came from an ethically minded manufacturer. Study volunteers read information about the supposedly responsible snackfood maker, then estimated the calories in (and ate) cheese crackers from that company. Other volunteers did the same, without hearing the made-up marketing story first. Those who thought their snack came from a responsible company ate significantly more and believed the crackers had significantly fewer calories. So here are a few marketing tricks to be on the lookout for: ● The words “organic” and “local”: When the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab asked study volunteers to estimate calories in organic and conventional cookies, potato chips and yogurt, those

Cauliflower the new kale As much as kale has been taking over cafes, juice bars and salad menus at restaurants across North America over the past couple of years, there’s a new vegetable on the rise, getting a lot of hype and worth taking note: cauliflower. Not only low in calories, naturally gluten free and quite versatile to prepare, cauliflower has an impressive nutritional profile. KRISTIN With its strong anti-inflamFRASER matory properties, including a compound called indole-3carbinol, it is known to support the body for those suffering from an array of ailments and diseases that involve an inflammatory response. According to natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, one serving of cauliflower contains 77 per cent of the recommended intake of vitamin C and is also high in magnesium, fibre, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, and other essential minerals. Also known to benefit digestive health, boost brain health, including improving memory, from the good amount of the B vitamin choline, the glucosinalates in cauliflower are said to activate detoxification enzymes. And from a preparation standpoint, it’s branching off from its veggies and dip days. With this nutritional powerhouse’s array of versatile and delicious culinary uses, there’s no reason not to make cauliflower a new staple in your diet. Often substituted for mashed potatoes in dishes like sheppard’s pie, grilled or barbecued with herbs, vinegars and oils, processed with coconut and lemon juice as a rice substitute, used to replace pizza crusts, or my personal new favourite: cauliflower buffalo wings, cauliflower has been getting creative uses in the kitchen. Give one of the following three recipes a test in your own kitchen and see what you think!


Dairy free cauliflower soup Drizzle olive oil 1 head cauliflower 1 can coconut milk 1 large yellow onion, diced 1-2 cups vegetable stock (if at all!) 1 lemon, squeezed salt and pepper to taste Chop cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, put in baking dish with sea salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Roast at approximately 450F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Dice onions and sauté in pan on medium heat. Add roasted cauliflower to incorporate flavours. Add coconut milk and bring to boil at high heat. Reduce heat, add juice of lemon and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix with hand blender. Add any water or vegetable stock to desired consistency, blend and re-season to taste! Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a sprinkle of cheese or perhaps your favourite herb or just as is!

Raw cauliflower rice 2 cups chopped cauliflower ½ cup coconut flakes 3 tbsp lemon juice Sea salt to taste Pulse ingredients in food processor and use in nori rolls as a sushi rice substitute or instead of a bed of rice with some of your favourite vegetables.

Cauliflower buffalo wings 2 medium heads of cauliflower 1 cup white rice flour (or substitute regular flour) ¼ teaspoon garlic power ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon paprika 1 cup water 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce Kristin Fraser, BSc, is a holistic nutritionist and local freelance writer. Her column appears every second Thursday. She can be reached at


DRS. OZ AND ROIZEN who thought they were eating organic treats said they tasted as if they were lower in fat and had more fibre — and were willing to pay more for them. In reality, they were eating the same foods, with different labels. In an earlier study, munchers estimated that organic cookies contained 40 per cent fewer calories. “Organic” simply means “organic.” And the word “local” only means “produced in your area.” In a University of Florida survey, 17 per cent thought “local” meant “organic,” and 22 per cent thought it meant the food was made without genetically modified organisms. ● Items listed as healthy on fast-food menus ... or at upscale eateries: When study volunteers munched at a sandwich chain they considered healthier than a burger joint, they estimated that calorie counts were 23 per cent lower than they really were. And they chose higher-calorie side dishes, drinks and desserts — erasing the benefits of their “healthy” choice, a

recent study found. Some ate 56 per cent more calories as a result! Another study found that diners at an expensive health-food restaurant underestimated the calories they thought came from the meal they were eating and overestimated the calories in food from a fastfood joint. ● Green-hued labels: Does the colour of the wrapper magically make a candy bar healthier? Nope, but in two studies when researchers gave volunteers candy bars with red, green or white labels, the green types were rated as healthier and lower in calories. Amazingly, the calorie levels were listed on the front of all of the bars and were the same. ● Fair-trade foods: We’re in favour of fair-trade coffee and chocolate from companies that make sure the people who pick and process these foods receive fair wages. But don’t let that virtue entice you to overindulge. In one recent California State University study, people rated chocolate they thought was fair trade as lower-calorie than chocolate they thought came from a less-ethical maker. ● Performance drinks: A recent University of California-Berkeley study warns that many sports and performance drinks essentially are sugary sodas without the fizz, adding liquid-candy calories to your diet without delivering many benefits. Truth is, most exercisers and weekend athletes don’t need special drinks to fuel their workouts, boost their game or turbocharge that five-km speed (water, fruit and nuts should do it). Sweet drinks could boost your risk for heart disease, arthritis and weight gain. The YOU Docs, Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show and Mike Roizen of Cleveland Clinic, are authors of YOU: Losing Weight. For more information, go to www.

Fresh blood no better for transfusions, study says BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Freshly donated blood is not better than older blood when it is transfused into severely ill patients, a new Canadian-led study reports. The findings should be a relief to Canadian Blood Services and similar agencies, which have faced calls to shorten the length of time blood can be stored before it is transfused. “When you look at all that evidence, over time it was building pressure on the blood system that fresh was better, that we need to perhaps change policy,” said one of the lead authors, Dean Fergusson, a scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Currently blood can be stored for up to 42 days, though most transfusions involve blood that is about three weeks old. But there has been a growing belief that fresher is better when it comes to transfused blood. That’s because when blood is studied under a microscope, changes are seen as it ages. The assumption has been that those changes would have an impact when older blood is transfused into people. Some animal studies and even observational studies in people have suggested that is likely true. Observational studies look at things that people do or consume to search for hints about their impacts. In this case, they would have looked at people who got blood transfusions and tried to correlate the age of the blood units with what happened to the re-

cipients. But observational studies can’t prove cause and effect. To determine if something causes something else, scientists use randomized controlled trials. And that is what Fergusson and his colleagues did. The work involved nearly 2,500 patients in intensive care units in Canada, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. The study, which was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, was published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. ICU patients who were expected to need transfusions were randomly assigned to get fresh blood — blood that had been stored for less than eight days — or the blood that would normally be sent up from the blood bank. To minimize waste, blood banks will grab the oldest usable blood in the fridge when a transfusion order comes in. The scientists hypothesized that those who received the fresher blood would do better. But when they monitored the patients they found no real differences between the two groups. The number of deaths in the two groups were essentially the same. There were no differences between the groups in terms of the length of their hospital stays, the rates of major secondary illnesses they suffered, or other important health measures. Fergusson had previously conducted a similarly designed trial in premature infants. It too found fresh blood was not better.










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Netanyahu triumphs in Israeli election SETTING STAGE FOR FURTHER CONFRONTATION WITH U.S. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEL AVIV, Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party scored a resounding victory in Israel’s election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. Netanyahu surged ahead after a last-minute lurch to the right in which he opposed Palestinian statehood and vowed continued settlement construction, setting the stage for fresh confrontations with the White House just weeks after criticizing U.S. talks with Iran in a divisive address to Congress. With nearly all votes counted, Likud appeared to have earned 30 out of parliament’s 120 seats and was in a position to build with relative ease a coalition government with its nationalist, religious and ultraOrthodox Jewish allies. On Wednesday, Netanyahu visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, a remnant of the biblical Jewish Temple and the holiest site where Jews can pray. “I’m touched by the weight of the responsibility that the people of Israel have put on my shoulders. I wish to say that I will do anything in my power to ensure the well-being and security of all the citizens of Israel,” he said. The election was widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu, who has governed for the past six years. Recent opinion polls indicated he was in trouble, giving chief rival Isaac Herzog’s centre-left Zionist Union a slight lead. Exit polls Tuesday showed the two sides deadlocked but once the actual results came pouring in early Wednesday, the Zionist Union dropped to just 24 seats. Given the final results, it is all but assured that Israel’s largely ceremonial President Reuven Rivlin will task Netanyahu with forming a new government. Netanyahu says he hopes to do so quickly, within two to three weeks. “Against all odds, we achieved a great victory for the Likud,” Netanyahu told supporters at his election night headquarters, declaring victory even before final results were known. Netanyahu focused his campaign primarily on security issues, while his opponents pledged to address the high cost of living and housing crisis while accusing him of being out of touch. Netanyahu will likely look to battle that image now by adding to his government Moshe Kahlon, whose upstart Kulanu party captured 10 seats with a campaign focused almost entirely on bread-andbutter economic issues. Kahlon is expected to be the next finance minister. A union of four largely Arab-backed factions became Israel’s third largest party — with 14 seats — and gave Israel’s Arab minority significant leverage in parliament for the first time. Ten parties in all made it into parliament. Herzog conceded defeat, saying he called Netanyahu and offered him congratulations. He signalled that he would not join forces with Netanyahu and would rather head to the opposition. “I think that at this moment what Israel needs most of all is another voice, a voice that offers an alternative and a voice that tells it the truth,” he said outside his Tel Aviv home. “It must be clear that for the citizens of Israel, the challenges remain the same, the problems are the same. Nothing has

U.S. college fraternities under fire after bad behaviour BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities, as social groups of male college students are known at American universities, seem to be coming under fire as never before. Despite a major push to reduce drinking and sexual assault on U.S. campuses and increase diversity, some fraternity chapters have failed to clean up their acts and are embroiled in major scandals. Universities and the fraternities’ national offices are quickly punishing the offenders amid more promises of reform. Fraternities have about 372,000 members among 7.7 million male undergraduate college students in the U.S. Despite their relatively small membership, they and their female counterparts, sororities, have long been the social backbone of many campuses, holding weekend parties and social events. Members see them as a way to make friends and gain valuable professional connections. And they perform charitable works. At Penn State, for example, the Greek system raises millions of dollars each year for children with cancer. Bad behaviour inside the walls of a frat house — or on campus generally — is nothing new, of course. Alcohol, immaturity and freedom from parents have been a potentially troublesome combination for generations of American college students. But incidents at the University of Oklahoma and Penn State, in particular, have stunned many and happened despite heavy scrutiny of misconduct at colleges. Some of the behaviour has been so bad that it would shock the frat boys of Animal House, the classic comedy about a group of outcasts that starred the late John Belushi. Some critics blame popular culture, saying it’s making fraternities essentially ungovernable. “There’s this underlying acceptance that boys will be boys, this is fraternity life and this is what you have to accept when you walk through the doors of a fraternity,” Ellen Kramer, legal director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said Wednesday. At Penn State, police are investigating allegations members of Kappa Delta Rho used a private Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out. A former member told police the invitation-only page was used to share photos of “unsuspecting victims, drug sales and hazing,” according to court documents.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party’s election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. changed.” Netanyahu’s return to power for a fourth term likely spells trouble for Mideast peace efforts and could further escalate tensions with Washington. Netanyahu, who already has a testy relationship with President Barack Obama, staked out a series of hard-line positions in the final days of the race that will put him on a collision course with much of the international community. In a dramatic policy reversal, he said he now opposes the creation of a Palestinian state — a key policy goal of the White House and the international community. He also promised to expand construction in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem, the section of the city claimed by the Palestinians as their capital, where violence has increased in recent months. The Palestinians, fed up after years of deadlock with Netanyahu, are now likely to press ahead with their attempts to bring war crimes charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court. “Now, more than ever, the international community must act,” said Palestinian official Saeb Erekat. The world overwhelmingly supports the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, areas captured by Israel in 1967, and opposes settlement construction. With the race close, Netanyahu reneged on his previous stated support for a Palestinian state in an attempt to shore up his hawkish base. But peace

talks last collapsed nearly a year ago, and it’s unclear whether the next government will pursue any drastic policy changes. Netanyahu also infuriated the White House earlier this month when he delivered a speech to the U.S. Congress criticizing an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. The speech was arranged with Republican leaders and not co-ordinated with the White House ahead of time in a rare breach of diplomatic protocol. In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama was confident strong U.S.-Israeli ties would endure far beyond the election, regardless of the victor. Throughout the campaign, Netanyahu portrayed himself as the only politician capable of confronting Israel’s numerous security challenges. Avi Degani, president of the Geocartography polling institute, who had predicted an outright Likud victory, said ultimately Netanyahu’s experience prevailed. “There was a situation where many people wanted to replace him but there was no one whom they wanted to replace him with,” he said. Rivlin will now meet with all ten parties that entered parliament and hear their recommendation for who should try to form the next government. Rivlin will then task the leading candidate, almost certainly Netanyahu, with putting together a coalition that makes up a majority in parliament. Netanyahu will remain prime minister throughout the process.


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