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Sex offender convicted again Alberni’s Shaun Pater due for release later this year after being arrested with photographs of children MARTIN WISSMATH ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES

A notorious sex offender in Port Alberni was convicted of child pornography and breaching probation in provincial court on Tuesday. But Shaun Neil Pater, 35, will be released from prison before the end of the year. Pater pleaded guilty to the charges of possession of child pornography and breaking probation conditions that prohibited him from contact with children under age 16. A charge of making or distributing child pornography was stayed. Judge Ted Gouge sentenced Pater to 360 days in prison. With credit for time served, Pater will be behind bars for another 160 days. Pater sat without expression in the prisoner’s box; he stood up

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when the judge asked him whether he had anything to say. “I feel bad for my family for my mistake,” Pater said. Crown prosecutor Gordon Baines

told the court that Pater was arrested in January in Port Alberni when RCMP stopped him on the road and searched the car he was driving in. Police found photos of him and two young girls as well as three images of child pornography in the vehicle’s glove compartment. The two girls, aged seven and 10, are clothed in the photos. One shows the seven-year-old sitting on Pater’s lap. Baines said the children in the photos showing naked private parts are unidentified. Pater printed the photos at the local Wal-Mart on Dec. 31. A technician in the Wal-Mart photo lab recognized Pater as a sex offender from media coverage. The employee watched Pater suspiciously as he used the photo kiosk at the large retail store. After

Pater left the lab tech and another employee checked to see the photos that were printed off and then contacted police. Their description matched the photos found in Pater’s glove compartment. When he was arrested, Pater told police, “I shouldn’t have printed them off.” The two young girls in the photos were from families in Port Alberni Pater had been visiting in the months before his arrest, in breach of his court-ordered conditions. Pater regularly brought the children candy and gifts. Pater told police the naked photos of children were sent to his phone from a man who had spent time with him in prison for child pornography crimes. Pater’s sentence included an

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order to submit his DNA, and placed him – for a second time – on the national sex offender registry for life. After he is released from prison, Pater will be forbidden for five years from any contact with minors under age 16, except his own son or relatives while accompanied by his father; he is probibited from owning any computers, smartphones or data-storage electronic devices, and prohibited from accessing the Internet. He must avoid public places where children may be present. Because he lives near Weaver Park, Pater may be in the park’s vicinity, though he must avoid entering the park grounds. martin.wissmath@avtimes.net

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$380K truck replacement opens debate City hall over future of commercial pick up service commits $13K for lacrosse upgrade

ERIC PLUMMER ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES

Should the city invest in another garbage truck to compete with private haulers serving businesses and institutions? It’s an issue that has pitted municipal management and city employees on either side, as elected representatives consider the effects of spending $380,000 to replace its garbage truck for commercial customers. City engineer Guy Cicon is advising against this investment, suggesting that the city back out from providing a “non-core” service that has seen customers decline in recent years. Three private companies also pick up dumpsters from businesses in Port Alberni, accounting for approximately 80 per cent of the local market. In a recent report on commercial garbage pick up Cicon noted that the service lost $51,000 last year – but saved the city from paying private companies to haul from 17 municipal facilities. “The system is cost-neutral, so we’re not losing money and we’re not gaining money relatively speaking,” he said. But in an address to city council on Monday public works employee Brian Povey argued against discontinuing the service. With the CUPE Local 118 union behind him, Povey stressed that if the city backs out of the commercial garbage collection business private haulers will jack up their fees, resulting in higher costs for businesses and the public schools that currently rely on the municipal service. He criticized Cicon’s report, who is the head of the municipal department Povey works for. See CITY, Page 3

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The city has promised a funding injection to improve Port Alberni’s outdoor box lacrosse court. During a public meeting on Monday council agreed to a request from the Alberni Valley Minor Lacrosse Association to commit $13,500 to resurface the facility’s surface. This money is set to be taken out of the municipality’s 2015 contingency fund, boosting the lacrosse association’s drive to secure $41,000 for the court’s repair. “The surface has many cracks, holes and uneven surfaces, which makes it hazardous for users,” wrote the lacrosse association’s secretary Heather Adair in a recent letter to city council. With the city’s funding commitment and another $2,500 the local group has fundraised, the lacrosse association is preparing to apply for a $25,000 grant from Farm Credit Canada to cover most of the resurfacing. Other applications are planned if this submission is not successful. The boxed-in court is currently used several times a week for lacrosse practices and ball hockey. “There is an opportunity to see this facility being used for other events such as basketball and pickleball,” wrote Adair. The court resurfacing is planned for next summer. City works employee Brian Povey is leading the push to keep commercial garbage pick up as a municipal service. He stands in front of the city’s existing dumpster truck, which is due for replacement. [ERIC PLUMMER, TIMES]

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$10 a Day The Hummingbird Child Care Centre participated in a neighbourhood walk to bring exposure to the $10-a-day childcare initiative. The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. has put forward a proposal to the government calling for daycare fees to be reduced to $10 a day for households making over $40,00 a year and free for those earning less. The government would be responsible for the remaining portion of fees, making daycare accessible for every child. The City of Port Alberni, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and School District 70 have supported the proposal. May is child care month in British Columbia. [SUBMITTED PHOTO]

program to support parents and caregivers, is held Thursday evenings, from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration: 250-724-0125 or 250-731-1315 (ext. 41766 - Debra). Grief Support Group meets Thursday afternoons at the Hospice Society office. Call Ruth at 250-723-4478 to register. First Open Heart Society of Port Alberni support group. Info: 250-723-2056 or 250-724-2196. Volunteers needed to help at Red Cross Health Equipment and Loan Program for four-hour shifts. Call between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 250-723-0557. KUU-US Crisis Line, plus mobile outreach

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octors, patients, caregivers and families will all join Thursday to promote the benefits of daily exercise. The annual Walk With Your Doc will showcase people of all ages walking laps around Bob Dailey Stadium track. Many local health care providers are on board. Dr. Daryl Lund will be there and said the message is an important one. “We tell patients to get exercise regularly and eat right but practicing what we preach is important,” Lund said. He wants to ensure his patients can see their improvements. “The current recommendation from the Canadian Medical Association is 30 minutes of exercise five days a week,” Lund said. “I

try to get my patients to do this, and it seems easy, but it poses problems.” Lund’s advice is to make it a habit. “Make it a part of your daily life,” he said. “It is like an investment. Pay yourself first before you call it a day.” Lund also said it helps to do something you enjoy so you stick with it. Last year more than 20 doctors attended despite the thunder showers so Lund is optimistic for a record turn out this year. The walk was established six years ago in British Columbia and Port Alberni has taken part for the past five. Organizers are hoping to see a continual growth of participation. It all starts at 5 p.m. with registration and includes live music and health and fitness displays.

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Last year people not only walked, but spun wheels on stationary bikes, during the city’s participation in the annual Walk With Your Doc event. [ERIC PLUMMER, TIMES]

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Trident Fury hit local Inlet for training KRISTI DOBSON ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES

Yolande Fourner was hard at work on her pottery wheel doing demonstrations for Days with the Arts at Rollin Art Centre in April. [KRISTI DOBSON, TIMES]

Anyone walking along Harbour Road on Friday afternoon might have caught a glimpse of a Canadian warship docked on the Inlet. Of the naval vessels, one of seven Canadian and American ships, was in town for the day to conduct military training. The crew on board arrived from CFB Esquimalt to take part in Exercise Trident Fury in various Vancouver Island locations until May 15. According to Lieut. Paul Pendergast of the Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, Trident Fury aims to prepare the members for combat through

various scenarios. When they arrived, air and surface operations took place in front of the Port Alberni Port Authority and neighbours may have heard the sounds of firing. “They are taking part in Exercise Trident Fury and conditioning work-ups which verify the ship’s operational capabilities,” Pendergast said. “The ship and crew will go through a series of exercises of increased difficulty and complexity.” They undertook damage control exercises, including fire and flood scenarios, as well as various warfare-type situations. Pendergast said the Canad-

ian fleet operates all over the West Coast and Port Alberni was chosen for this particular training exercise. Public relations manager of PAPA, David McCormick, said it was a chance to draw some attention to the waterfront. “In broad terms, it is a positive that the Maritime Forces recognize Port Alberni and the Alberni Inlet as a location that is favourable to some of their activities,” McCormick said. “It is another opportunity to have exposure on of the west coast.” About 250 crew and sea training staff were on board and departed at the end of the day Friday.

Later liquor service looks unlikely for Jamie’s in Tofino ANDREW BAILEY WESTERLY NEWS

Tofino’s municipal council will not support an application that would allow Jamie’s Rainforest Inn to push its liquor service from midnight to 1 a.m. The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) will make the final decision but council’s 4-3 vote to recommend that the application be denied is a heavy blow. Mayor Josie Osborne and councillors Greg Blanchette and Al Anderson supported the Inn’s application but were outnumbered by opposition from councillors Cathy Thicke, Duncan McMaster, Dorothy Baert, and Ray Thorogood. Prior to their vote, the Inn’s general manager Ryan Orr explained to council why the application to push service back an hour had been made. “This is not something that we intend to do 7 days a week 365 days a year. This would be for special events and this would also just allow us some flexibility during the summer,” he said. “We will continue to remain focused on food...we’re certainly not looking to create another bar in town.”

He said the Inn sees heavy demand from locals late at night, especially those employed at neighbouring resorts. “Their staff all rush to us at ten (minutes) to 12 a.m. when they get off work because they need somewhere to eat,” he said. He added the Inn would continue to focus on being an Inn. “I would like to just remind everyone that we do run a hotel... The hotel is our primary source of business and primary source of revenue,” he said. “Believe me, I am more concerned about noise than anybody else is.” He noted the Inn has received no noise complaints and is located on a relatively isolated property in a forested area. District staff collected feedback from nearby residents as well as the RCMP and received six letters supporting the application and four opposed to it—most citing noise concerns and the potential for late-night rowdiness. A fifth letter of non-support was read aloud during the meeting. Sgt. Blaine Mumford told the Westerly after the meeting that the RCMP neither supported nor opposed the application but suggested the change from midnight

to 1 a.m. would impact policing. “Any time you extend the service hours, you extend the hours that the police have to deal with those issues; it’s just a fact,” he said. “Sometimes it’s driving issues, sometimes it’s just noise issues and sometimes it’s people who’ve maybe had a little too much and are causing a disturbance out in public.” During the meeting, Coun. Thorogood said a 1 a.m. last-call would have patrons spilling onto the street around 1:30-2 a.m. “I think it’s a well-run establishment, but I just don’t agree with pushing the hours back further than what they are,” he said. Coun. Thicke said she could not support the application because of the letters received from residents. “We have a total of six who don’t support and, for me, that’s five more than I need,” she said. Coun. Blanchette supported the application noting the Inn’s solid track record. “What tips it for me is that there have been no noise complaints and there is a very strong impetus for the proponent to control their own noise because of the accommodation provider

there,” he said. He agreed with Orr that Tofino’s late-night workers should be catered to. “There’s a segment of our population, because of our tourism industry, that kind of lives semi-diurnally—lives in a later time frame than many of us— (and) I like the idea of having an alternative to Jack’s Pub for the late night crowd,” Blanchette said. Coun. Baert agreed that late night venues are needed, and said such venues could help deter late-night beach traffic, but she opposed Jamie’s application. “My natural inclination would be to say’ no’ because I’ve felt the impacts of late night drinking establishments and it’s not necessarily on the premises but it spills out,” she said. “It’s a dilemma, always, about managing this kind of need for entertainment and socializing to people who work late at night, in our tourism industry, and balancing that off against the potential impacts.” She said Jamie’s food service could continue past midnight so the late-night demand for food could be served regardless of the

liquor license. Coun. McMaster opposed the application because of the letters of non-support from residents. “I’m always concerned with what the neighbourhood thinks and to get one complaint is enough for me,” he said. Council’s no-vote was already locked in by the time it was Mayor Osborne’s turn but she expressed support for Jamie’s and said the Inn’s guests would keep noise to a minimum. “I know that the hotel is not the most expensive in Tofino and, therefore, is quite attractive to families and that the people staying in the hotel would be likely the first to complain,” she said. “I also agree that it provides an alternative from going to the beaches and I think that there are enough younger people living in our community that do require that alternative.” Thicke noted council’s task was to consider the views of nearby residents. “We are confusing, I think, the views, or the wishes, of patrons with those of the residents,” she said. Osborne noted the district also received letters of support from nearby residents.

‘This truck saves taxpayers’ money,’ says city employees and union CITY, from Page 1 “This truck saves taxpayers money and gives a good union job in this town,” he said, adding that leaving the pickup to private haulers brings up complications with the collective agreement affecting city workers. “If you contract it out, in our contract we have a fair wage clause. That contractor has to make what you pay us.” Instead of continuing with the dumpster pickup service, Cicon has proposed that the majority of municipal buildings convert to smaller bins that can be picked up by the city’s residential garbage truck. The Echo Centre and Alberni Valley Multiplex, which are the city’s two largest buildings, could use hydraulic self-tipping dumpsters than can be picked up by municipal vehicles. Cicon believes these changes are necessary to encourage the municipality to produce less waste. “When you take the bin away, you force recycling and then you’re going to have less garbage,” he said. “As we’ve done at the city hall and the fire hall, we would take those dumpster bins away and we’ll manage with carts. This really has forced a change in our habits.” Povey isn’t convinced converting to smaller bins or hydraulic dumpsters will work.

“You’re not saving any money on manpower,” he said. “Then you’re probably going to have to end having an extra person down at parks too because of these cumbersome bins and extra pick up.” Changes to how businesses and institutions dispose of its garbage are inevitable if the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District proceeds this summer with a plan to ban the disposal of cardboard. This would require that cardboard be recycled, separately picked up from other waste. Povey believes the cardboard pick up can be provided by the city if a new commercial dumpster truck is purchased. The weekly waste and cardboard collection from businesses could be done by city crews in four days, said Povey. “I think it’s a little bit more difficult than Brian points out,” Cicon countered. “It looks to me like we need six days. Three days for the garbage and three days for the cardboard.” After over an hour of discussion council opted to delay making a decision on the commercial garbage pick up service, requesting more information on the logistics of cardboard collection and how the hauling has been handled by other municipalities. Eric.Plummer@avtimes.net

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nce sick moms who were seeking justice moved a step closer to their goal with a multi-million-dollar class action lawsuit certified late last week. It’s good to see they will finally have their day in court. But it’s regrettable that they’ve been forced to turn to lawyers, judges and years of litigation simply to get what they’re due. It shouldn’t have to be this way. The case involves more than 3,000 Canadian women who fell seriously ill while off work on maternity or parental leave between 2002 and 2013. Women stricken by cancer,

blood conditions and other major ailments were denied EI sickness benefit payments on grounds that they were not “available for work” when illness struck. That came despite a 2002 amendment to EI legislation extending sickness benefits to working women who became seriously ill while on maternity or parental leave. Evidently, the wording of those provisions didn’t get through to front-line EI staff who continued to deny sick women payments to which they were entitled. The federal government responded by changing the

legislation, yet again, in 2013 making it absolutely clear that Canadians were no longer to be denied sickness benefits while on maternity or parental leave. This amendment allows a family to load sickness benefits onto maternity or parental benefits when a major ailment strikes. If a parent, most often a woman, falls ill under these circumstances she can apply for up to 15 weeks of benefits. Maternity or parental leave resumes once those benefits run out. As if further proof was needed that an injustice had been done, Ottawa has discreetly

paid sickness benefits to about 350 women who had launched appeals in 2012 and 2013. In light of all this, it seems absurd that women still awaiting benefits must resort to a class action suit to obtain fairness. The suit seeks benefits of up to $7,515 for each, plus special damages. Earlier this week Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, the party’s labour critic, effectively contrasted the government’s treatment of these women with the way it handled disgraced Senator Mike Duffy. While the prime minister’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, cut Duffy

a personal cheque for $90,000, women who had suffered a major illness were being denied benefits to which they were entitled and for which they had paid premiums. It’s a compelling point. Instead of wasting even more public money on lawyers to fight a class action lawsuit, Ottawa should admit its responsibility for past errors and fund a settlement providing fair compensation to the women it has wronged

MP should take a closer look at scientific facts

and charity have blessed millions of people through 2,000 years. Today, whenever there is a catastrophe in the world, it is the West that is called upon to respond – not Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Africa or South America. That response stems from our Christianity. Certainly Jesus was militant. He had to be to fight against evil and the oppressive Roman rulers. Christians don’t claim to be perfect but Christianity offers people a positive choice. If atheists don’t like our Christian-based society, I suggest they move to other countries where there is no Christian influence. In many of these countries, atheists are flogged, by the way. The ultimate atheist society is of course North Korea, where half the population is starving and hundreds of thousands of innocent people are interred in horrific labour camps. The gleeful, arrogant attack on Christians shows no respect or consideration for millions of people who have been blessed by faith in Jesus Christ. Nor does it show compassion or sympathy for those who are being raped and murdered right now – all over the world – for simply being Christians. One has to feel immensely sorry for such narrow-minded people. Instead of wasting time attacking others, they might go out and help someone.

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» Your Letters // e-mail: letters@avtimes.net Re: Reckless drivers With appreciation to RCMP Cpl. Jen Allen, AV Times column April 28, 2015, I acknowledge police and Speed Watch efforts to reduce tragedy to our Port Alberni citizens. The article caption reads “concern for reckless drivers.” I hear that proving a driving violation is difficult because a witness explaining what has been seen comes under heavy scrutiny by legalese, when hard proof is unavailable. A driver’s attitude of irresponsible accountability for the privilege of driving makes it costly to find the truth in court cases. Public reporting of reckless driving is difficult for a citizen. People do not like to face an indignant person in denial. That personality type is relying on violent expressiveness to dominate any witness interference with his life. The bad driver WILL in time become everyone’s problem. Insurance rates, policing rates, enforcement and legal rates will increase. That driver needs to accept censure responsibly. If however he won’t, then quietly withdraw and accurately report the incident to the authorities. In very serious reckless driver incidents, it is the duty of citizens to witness in order to protect people, children and property, as well as the offender driver from himself. The inability to stop fast enough in a rubber squealing

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accident is scary. Watching a person or child disappear beneath your hood line is horrific. Getting away with something when driving will perpetuate one’s reckless driving habits. The roadways are already crowded and getting more crowded. One accident on our highway and everyone is stopped for a while. After a tragic vehicle accident, we all wish we had reported the reckless driver. Bruce E. Hornidge Port Alberni

Scientists have found the “missing link” in the evolution of simple cells into complex ones such as humans possess. Buried deep within our seas, these links naturally are hard to find. I would suggest MP James Lunney bone up on these recent discoveries by his peers so he can be flush with the recent facts and scientific evidence. I suspect he might be more open-minded if he believed the earth was 4.56 billion years old as opposed to 6,000 years old. R.G. Burnett Nanaimo

Christian world view benefits humanity I was saddened to read, yet again, another virulent diatribe against Christianity by some atheists in Qualicum Beach in a recent letter to the editor. They obviously take great pleasure in being so spiteful. They choose to ignore (or perhaps never knew) the fact that the Western world (Europe and North America) and its Christian basis has given more peace and prosperity to millions of people than any other group. Christian values of integrity, honesty, rights for women, forgiveness, tolerance, kindness

Adrienne Cook Nanoose Bay


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Tanning studio continues with new owners With a focus on safety, two sisters familiar with the business oversee locals who seek that golden glow KRISTI DOBSON ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES

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sland Tropics Tanning has been a popular salon for many years. It has recently changed ownership and the two sisters are looking forward to their new venture. Tanya VanDenBroek and Amanda Cook are two busy woman who decided to purchase the business together. Both servers in local restaurants, the two share responsibility of the operation and are excited to keep the service local. Both have also been loyal customers and tanned regularly when Island Tropics was previously owned by Deborah Arthurs. “We saw that it was for sale and enquired with Deb,” VanDenBroek said. “We thought about it for a couple of months and went for it.” “I’m really excited,” Cook said, who previously worked at the studio. “I loved working for Brian (Ziros) for two and a half years,” she said. “We had been thinking about buying it and it all came down to, ‘let’s do it’.” The business was an easy one to acquire. They have maintained the same look and feel in the cosy space below Walk The Coast, which did not require any renovations. The two were both nervous

and excited about the venture but have plans to ensure they offer what their customers want. Amanda has been a hair dresser with her in-home business since graduating from hair dressing school in 2004. The two have plans to extend the salon into Island Tropics to offer hair cuts and styling. “That will be in a couple of years when my daughter is in Kindergarten,” Cook said. There is also an addition room available for rent and the sisters agree that an aesthetician would make the perfect complement to the services. Always close siblings, the partners enjoy hanging out with their families and children outside of work, so becoming co-owners was a natural. Customers will see both on-site, but VanDenBroek intends to spend more time at the studio and helping customers. Cook is responsible for most of the scheduling, ordering and inventory. Business has been steady since the doors re-opened on May 1 with many people coming in before summer vacations. “A lot of people like to get a base tan before vacations so they don’t burn,” VanDenBroek said. Equipped with three regular lay down beds, a stand-up bed

Tanya VanDenBroek, new co-owner Island Tropics Tanning, along with her sister, Amanda Cook, has a wide selection of tanning lotions from which to choose. [KRISTI DOBSON, TIMES]

and a body scan high pressure bed, the studio can accomodate several clients at once. The maximum time allowed per visit is 20 minutes, so VanDenBroek said it is a good chance to enjoy some relaxation. “Our number one priority is to not allow anyone to burn,” Cook said.

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The shelves are stocked with a variety of lotions, which are beneficial for anyone who enjoys a tan. “By using them, you get a tan 40 per cent faster and it lasts longer because it is nutrition for your skin,” Cook said. “Some also have bronzer so you get instant colour and can get darker quicker.”

Customers can either schedule an appointment, but dropins are welcome. There are specials offered for the month of May and the two look forward to seeing both old and new faces at the grand opening at the end of May. kristi.dobson@avtimes.net 250-723-8171 ext. 234

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Integrating technology in monitoring Nanaimo SPCA system for elderly helpful for families manager honoured Smart homes help bridge the generation gap of health care THE CANADIAN PRESS

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ach time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. The couple’s 53-year-old son, Phil, checks it daily on his smartphone. If there’s no activity during a designated time, the younger Dworsky gets an automated email, so he can decide whether to call or stop by. “This is peace of mind, really,” he says of the system he installed last year. The Silicon Valley tech executive lives just across town, but the sensors help him keep an eye on his aging parents while also raising a teenage daughter and frequently travelling for work. While his parents don’t need a lot of assistance, they have stopped driving and his father uses a cane. “I want to be in the position where I will know when I need to step in,” he says. Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called “smart” home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control to creating products for Baby Boomers trying to balance caring for aging parents and respecting their independence. It’s a new twist on the notion of personal alarms, such as the Life Alert system that gained popularity with “Help, I’ve fallen and can’t get up” advertisements. These systems often use simple, inexpensive components

such as accelerometers that know when an object is moved. Others use small power sensors to track electricity use or contact circuits that tell when a door is open or closed. Companies like Lively, Evermind and BeClose charge $50 to $300 for a set of sensors and $30 to $70 a month for wireless monitoring. Each promises to safeguard clients’ personal information. A set of motion sensors from San Francisco-based Lively seemed right for the Dworskys, whose son calls them “fiercely independent.” Before hearing about Lively, Phil had raised the idea of a webcam in their home. “They immediately didn’t want it. It was a privacy violation,” he said. But they agreed to sensors that collect “a more limited set of information.” Dorothy doesn’t think much about the system tracking her daily routine. “It’s un-intrusive. That’s what we like about it,” she said. “We want to be able to stay in our home, and this is one way that makes it possible.” Electronic tracking does raise issues around dignity and privacy, says Dr. Christine Ritchie, a geriatrics professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She believes some concerns will diminish as more people get used to using fitness bands, “smart” thermostats and other gadgets that track their daily lives, though. And independence is attractive. “Many of my older patients would be totally unenthusiastic about having anyone monitor any part of their life,” says Ritchie. “But some would be grateful for the prospect of continuing to live in their own

home, rather than an institution where they have less control.” Michigan resident Vicki White, 62, was taken aback when her daughter, who lives in Florida, suggested an Evermind system that uses power sensors to track how often appliances such as coffee makers, lamps or televisions are used. White’s health is good, but she lives in a rural area without close neighbours. White’s own mother had lived alone and struggled with Alzheimer’s disease that wasn’t detected right away. “I thought maybe she thought I was flipping out,” White says of her daughter, 42-year-old Melanie Champion. “She explained that she just wanted to know I was OK and my routine was as it should be. It’s actually very comforting because I know she’s concerned.” An app on Champion’s smartphone shows when her mother starts her coffee pot in the morning and when she turns off the TV before going to bed at night. “It’s really nice, except she wants to lecture me about how late I stay up at night,” White laughs. “I have to reassure her that I fell asleep on the couch.” Before installing sensors, seniors and their families should have a frank talk about privacy and how much help they need, say experts. “This type of technology can help, but it’s not the only answer or solution,” says Lynn Friss Feinberg of the American Association of Retired Persons. “Older adults need conversation, social engagement and access to a range of supportive services. And hugs.”

for helping animals DARRELL BELLAART NANAIMO DAILY NEWS

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anaimo SPCA branch manager Leon Davis said he is “humbled” by recognition from his peers for leadership in the humane treatment of animals. Davis was awarded the society’s 2015 Leadership Award May 2 in Richmond. It is the highest award given at the annual BC SPCA awards event, for staff members who exemplify excellence, teamwork and ingenuity. “Leon’s exceptional leadership has led to an increased level of welfare for animals at the Nanaimo Branch, shorter lengths of stay before adoption, excellent customer service and a commitment to community outreach,” said Lorie Chortyk, BCSPCA general manager of community relations. “It’s kind of humbling, because I know my colleagues across all 36 shelters, and every

one of them works very hard,” Davis said. The Nanaimo branch supports a humane community with links to the John Howard Youth Justice Program, the Restorative Justice Program, the Haven House Violence Link Partnership, volunteer opportunities for individuals who are in active recovery from addiction, pet food donations for homeless pet guardians as well as a spay/neuter fund to assist low-income pet guardians. Davis said he learned about the award about a month ago. He said it’s been a busy period at the Nanaimo shelter, which has been working to develop a new site on Westwood Road over the past year. He said that, and his close work to mentor other shelter staff members, likely played a part in earning him the award. “It’s quite an honour,” Davis said.

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BC Ferries adds sailing for May long weekend NANAIMO DAILY NEWS

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C Ferries plans to beef up service to meet an anticipated increase in demand for the May long weekend. Sixty-three extra sailings will be put on the busiest routes, with extra service available from May 14 through

19. Additional sailings are scheduled for the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay, and the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale routes for the upcoming long weekend. For Nanaimo travellers, 11 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route.

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Alberni finish runner-up in Keith Millar Cup Athletics team lose by 3 to Guildford FC for provincial B final in Langley MARTIN WISSMATH ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES

Alberni was reduced to 10 men and conceded three goals in quick succession in the Keith Millar Cup final. The Athletics lost the provincial B cup championship to Guildford FC 0–3 on Sunday afternoon in Langley. Athletics striker Gary Spencer-Smith said it was the toughest competition they faced all year, and one of their poorest performances. “They were certainly the more dominant team,” Spencer-Smith said. Guildford FC, a team from the Vancouver Metro Soccer League, won the provincial under-21 championship for the past two years and will be eligible for the provincial A cup championship next year. In the face of tough opposition, the Alberni squad, missing a few players to injury and scheduling conflicts, kept the match scoreless in the first half. Guildford FC still kept most of the ball possession. But they seemed visibly frustrated. “We honestly felt like if we just started playing our game we’d have created more chances.” Athletics’ defender Daniel Klint took a yellow card in the first half – a questionable call. “It was a very soft yellow card,” said Vancouver Island Soccer League coach Vince Greco. Klint was injured before the half-

The Alberni Athletics (above) pose with their provincial B championship silver medals. (Below) Alberni Athletics player Jake Put chases down a Guildford FC player at the Willoughby Turf in Langley on Sunday for the Keith Millar Cup final. Guildford FC won 3–0. [SUBMITTED PHOTOS]

“We honestly felt like if we just started playing our game we’d have created more chances.” Gary Spencer-Smith, Athletics striker

time whistle and required medical treatment for his hand, Greco said. Two minutes into the second half, Klint was called for another yellow and sent off for a late tackle. This time the call was just, Greco said. Guildford FC capitalized on the man advantage, scoring three goals within minutes. Since re-forming the local soccer team in 2011, this was the best season they Athletics have had, said Spencer–Smith. Alberni played most of their matches at home during the postseason, an advantage that helped them avoid tiring travel times, Spencer-Smith said.

The Athletics qualified for the provincial B championships by winning the George Pearkes Challenge cup in March – the first challenge cup victory in club history.

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Greco said Metro Vancouver teams have been increasing their competitive edge over Island teams over the past decade. Alberni’s trip to the Keith Millar

Cup final was the first provincial title shot for the Island in the past few years, Greco said. “They really were a Cinderella team,” he said.

WHL

Vees punch ticket to RBC cup semi-final, beat Carleton Place VERNON MORNING STAR

The Penticton Vees have secured a semifinal berth at the RBC Cup national Junior A hockey tournament in Portage la Prairie after a 4-3 win Tuesday afternoon over the Carleton Place Canadians of Ottawa. Facing the previously unbeaten and previously unscored upon Canadians, the Vees got goals from four different scorers and Hunter Miska made 15 saves. Steen Cooper tied the game early in the second period and set up Connor Chartier for the winner five minutes into the third. Cam Amantea and Riley Alferd also scored. Andy Sturtz, named the 2014 CJAHL Player of the Year when the Canadians lost the RBC final in Vernon, had 1+1 and leads the tourney with two goals and five points. Both clubs are now 2-1, though Carleton Place has a superior goal differential (+6 to the Vees’ +4) “I thought it was a great, hardworking effort by our group,” said Vees’ coach-GM Fred Harbinson. “Obviously we had a couple of tough goals against us that you don’t usually see. Every time something went wrong, we pushed hard the other direction.” Penticton will face the Soo Thunderbirds Wednesday in a noon Pacific faceoff. The Thunderbirds are looking for their first win of the RBC Cup and currently sit at the bottom of the tournament standings. Semifinal games will be played on Saturday and the championship game, televised nationally on TSN, will be played at 5 p.m. Pacific on Sunday. In Sunday preliminary play, the Vees shut out the Melfort Mustangs of Saskatchewan 4-0 on goals by Matthew Serratore, Connor Chartier, Jack Ramsey and Tyson Jost. The Terriers took round three against the Vees, winning the RBC Cup opener 3-2 Saturday afternoon. One week ago, the Vees bettered the Terriers 4-3 in the

Kelowna Rockets forward Rourke Chartier celebrates a third-period insurance goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings in Game 3 of the WHL final Monday at Prospera Place. [WARREN HENDERSON, BLACK PRESS]

Kelowna Rockets need 1 more win for WHL title WARREN HENDERSON KELOWNA CAPITAL NEWS

Demico Hannoun of the Penticton Vees handles the puck while surrounded by Portage Terriers’ Brad Bowles (9), Zack Waldvogel, middle, and Brett Orr (4) during the opening game of the RBC Cup in Portage la Prairie. The host team defeated the Vees 3-2 Saturday afternoon. [ANDY DEVLIN, HOCKEY CANADA]

Western Canada Cup final in Fort McMurray; avenging their 3-2 round-robin loss earlier in the tournament. Terriers’ captain Tanner Jago scored the winner with just under eight minutes left in the third period. Shawn Bowles and Brett Orr scored the other two goals for the RBC Cup hosts. Patrick Newell scored both of Penticton’s goals, including the opener five and a half minutes into the first. Newell buried a rebound after Jost tried to tuck the puck in at the side of the net. It was a good start for the Vees, as they kept a near capacity crowd on their hands early, not only leading, but outshooting Portage 14-4 at one point. The Vees also a great chance to double their lead on a five-onthree but d-man Gabe Bast rifled his point shot off the post. The Terriers tied things late in the first period on the power play. With Patrick Sexton off for four-minutes for high-sticking, Shawn Bowles took a drop pass from his brother Brad and beat

Miska over the glove at 19:59. Portage then went ahead midway through the middle stanza, as defenceman Brett Orr fired a puck from the boards that found its way past everyone. Orr’s shot from the left wing hit a Vee skate in front before bouncing in past Miska at 10:56. Penticton had a couple cracks at equalizing inside the final nine minutes of the second. Dakota Conroy just missed his backhand attempt on a partial break, and Steen Cooper clanged his shot off the crossbar on an odd-man rush. Newell brought the Vees back level early in the third on a great individual effort. He stripped the defenceman of the puck, tucked it through his legs, then as he walked into the middle, roofed his shot over Zac Robidoux’s glove at 2:14. Jago got the PCU Centre rocking midway through the third as the Terrier’s rearguard ripped a shot from the slot over Miska’s glove at 12:10. Jago crept into the slot and took a pass from the corner and made no mistake.

One more win. That’s what stands between the Kelowna Rockets and the fourth Western Hockey League title in franchise history. Rourke Chartier scored twice and added an assist Monday at Prospera Place, as the Rockets downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-3 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship. After taking the first two games from the Wheat Kings in Brandon, Rockets head coach Dan Lambert said his team returned home and responded with yet another determined effort in Game 3. “You look at our lineup and our compete and we certainly have a lot of players (like that), they have success because they do win battles,” said Lambert. “The guys finish checks and we ask all our guys to bring that element to our game. The compete is the big thing I really liked.” Chartier and his linemates, who were put together during Game 2 in Brandon, did much of the damage for the Rockets with a combined eight points. Nick Merkley finished the night with three assists, while Leon Draisaitl scored once and an added an assist. “Three pretty good players,” Rockets’ head coach said of the Chartier-Merkley-Draisaitl combo.

“When you put three different players that all bring a different dynamic to the line…it’s been a great line for us and we’ve been thrilled it’s been working.” Draisaitl’s goal came with his team shorthanded to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead at 9:35 of the first period. After Morgan Klimchuk scored on a power play to tie the game, Gage Quinney scored on a set up from Chartier to put the Rockets back on top for good. Dillon Dube and Chartier put Kelowna up 4-1 with second period goals, before Brandon rallied with a goal from Nolan Patrick, then another Tim McGauley midway in the third period to make it 4-3. But Chartier’s second goal of the game—and team-leading 12th of the playoffs—on a feed from Merkley at 13:48 of the third restored a two-goal lead that the Rockets would preserve to the final whistle. Game 4 of the WHL championship series—and a chance for the Rockets to advance to the Memorial Cup in Quebec—goes Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. at Prospera Place. Still, Lambert and the Rockets aren’t about to look beyond the next assignment. “Anytime you get into Game 4, that’s the hardest one to win and everybody understands that,” said Lambert. “This team won’t go away. We’re going to have to come out with our best effort.”


SPORTS

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015 | ALBERNI VALLEY TIMES |

SCOREBOARD HOCKEY

IIHF World Championships

NHL Playoffs - Round 2 (Stanley Cup quarterfinals) All series best-of- seven Yesterday’s results Tampa Bay 4, Montreal 1 (Tampa Bay wins series 4-2) Today’s schedule Washington at NY Rangers, 4:30 p.m. (Series tied 3-3) Round 3 - Conference Finals Schedule pending

Lightning 4, Canadiens 1 First Period 1. Tampa Bay, Kucherov (5) (Palat) 15:35 Penalties: Subban Mtl (Delaying Game - Puck over Glass) 16:52 Second Period 2. Tampa Bay, Stamkos (3) (Killorn, Carle) 5:12 3. Tampa Bay, Palat (3) (Stralman, Kucherov) 18:56 (PP) Penalties: Sustr Tb (Slashing) 16:05, Smith-Pelly Mtl (Holding) 18:38 Third Period 4. Montreal, Pacioretty (5) (Gallagher) 15:03 5. Tampa Bay, Kucherov (6) 17:59 Penalties: Morrow Tb (Elbowing) 0:17 Shots on goal by period: 1st 2nd 3rd T Montreal 6 7 6 19 Tampa Bay 13 8 7 28 Goaltending summary: Montreal: Price (24/27), Tampa Bay: Bishop (18/19) Power Play Summary (PPG / PPO): Montreal: 0 of 2, Tampa Bay: 1 of 2 Att: 19,204

Points GP 1 Corey Perry, ANA 8 2 Patrick Kane, CHI 10 3 Tyler Johnson, TB 12 3 Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 8 5 Jonathan Toews, CHI 10 6 Zach Parise, MIN 10 6 Duncan Keith, CHI 10 8 Patrick Sharp, CHI 10 8 Jakob Silfverberg, ANA 8 8 Steven Stamkos, TB 12 11 Nikita Kucherov, TB 12 11 Alex Ovechkin, WSH 12 11 Alex Killorn, TB 12 11 Johnny Gaudreau, CGY10 11 Ryan Kesler, ANA 8 11 P.K. Subban, MTL 11 11 Marian Hossa, CHI 10

Plus/Minus 1 Duncan Keith, CHI 2 Corey Perry, ANA 2 Patrick Kane, CHI 4 Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 4 Ryan Callahan, TB Penalty min 1 Deryk Engelland, CGY 2 Brandon Bollig, CGY 3 Brandon Prust, MTL 4 Andrew Shaw, CHI 5 P.K. Subban, MTL 6 Cal Clutterbuck, NYI 7 Tom Wilson, WSH 8 Alex Burrows, VAN 8 Micheal Ferland, CGY 8 Matt Stajan, CGY

Group B USA Finland Russia Belarus Slovakia Norway Denmark Slovenia

GP W 7 5 7 6 7 5 7 4 7 1 7 2 7 1 7 1

L OTL GF GA Pts 1 0 22 14 17 1 0 22 9 16 1 1 30 16 15 1 2 20 19 14 2 2 17 19 9 5 0 12 23 6 5 1 10 20 4 6 0 9 22 3

Yesterday’s results (final preliminary games) Belarus 3, Norway 2 Canada 10, Austria 1 France 3, Latvia 2 (SO) United States 5, Slovakia 4 (OT) Czech Republic 2, Switzerland 1 (OT) Finland 3, Russia 2 (OT) Today’s schedule No games scheduled: rest day Thursday May 14 Quarterfinals At CEZ Arena, Ostrava Switzerland vs. United States, 6:15 a.m. Russia vs. Sweden, 10:15 a.m. At O2 Arena, Prague Canada vs. Belarus, 7:15 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Finland, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, May 16 Semifinals, 6:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Playoff leaders

Goals 1 Tyler Johnson, TB 2 Patrick Kane, CHI 3 Corey Perry, ANA 3 Vladimir Tarasenko, STL 5 Derick Brassard, NYR 5 Colin Wilson, NSH 7 Jonathan Toews, CHI 7 Patrick Sharp, CHI 7 Alex Ovechkin, WSH 7 Patrick Maroon, ANA 7 Matt Beleskey, ANA 7 more with 4 goals

May 1-17, at Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic The Top Division Championship has 16 teams in two groups. Final round robin standings Group A GP W L OTL GF GA Pts Canada 7 7 0 0 49 14 21 Sweden 7 6 1 0 34 19 16 Czech Rep 7 4 2 1 27 18 15 Switzerland 7 2 3 1 12 18 10 Germany 7 2 4 1 11 24 7 France 7 1 5 0 13 20 5 Latvia 7 2 4 1 11 25 5 Austria 7 0 5 0 10 29 5

G 6 7 8 2 4 4 2 4 3 2 4 4 3 3 3 1 1

A 8 6 4 10 7 6 8 5 6 7 4 4 5 5 5 7 7

Pts 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

GP G 12 8 10 7 8 6 6 6 10 5 6 5 10 4 10 4 12 4 8 4 8 4 G A +/2 8 10 6 8 8 7 6 8 2 10 7 0 3 7 GP 10 10 11 10 11 7 11 3 8 10

PIM 48 38 35 34 29 26 25 21 21 21

Sunday, May 17 Bronze medal game, 7:15 a.m. Gold medal game, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at O2 Arena, Prague

Canada 10, Austria 1 First Period 1. Canada, Tyson Barrie (O’Reilly, Giroux) 6:04 2. Canada, Matt Duchene (Spezza, Muzzin) 9:09 3. Canada, Taylor Hall (Burns) 11:17 4. Canada, Aaron Ekblad (Eberle) 14:10 Penalties: No penalties Second Period 5. Canada, Jason Spezza (Duchene, Wiercioch) 1:58 6. Canada, Jordan Eberle (Burns) 15:52 Penalty: Rotter Aus (Hooking) 8:30 Third Period 7. Austria, Dominique Heinrich (Rotter) 2:44 8 .Canada, Nathan MacKinnon (Muzzin) 2:53 9. Canada, Brayden Schenn (Duchene) 6:09 10. Canada, Jason Spezza (Schenn, Muzzin) 3:05 11. Canada, Matt Duchene (MacKinnon, Spezza) 14:43 Penalty: Schumnig Aus (Hooking) 7:03 Shots on goal 1st 2nd 3rd T Austria 5 4 6 15 Canada 12 15 19 46 Goaltending summary: Austria: Bernhard Starkbaum (21/29); Rene Swette (15/17); Canada: Mike Smith (14/15) Power Play Summary (PPG / PPO): Austria 0 of 0; Canada: 0 of 2 Att: N/A Tournament power rankings by IIHF.com

1. Canada 2. United States 3. Finland 4. Sweden 5. Russia

6. Belarus 7. Czech Republic 8. Switzerland 9. Slovakia 10. Germany

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James slaps hands with a teammate after scoring against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday. [AP PHOTO]

LeBron scores 38, Cavs win in Game 5 TOM WITHERS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND — With the “Big 3” reduced to the “Banged-Up 2,” LeBron James again showed why he’s Cleveland’s one and only. James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago’s charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the Bulls on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their testy Eastern Conference semifinal. Showing no ill effects from a sprained left ankle, James added 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and didn’t have a turnover in 41 minutes to ensure the Cavs will again play at home this season. The four-time league MVP was locked in from the start, imposing his will on a game the Cavaliers had to have. “I commend him for putting us on his back,” Irving said. Cleveland can wrap up the best-of-seven series and advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 with a win in Game 6 on Thursday night back at United Center in Chicago, where the teams exchanged buzzer-beating victories last weekend. The drama wasn’t quite as high in Game 5, but it was close and it was intense. Jimmy Butler scored 29 and Mike Dunleavy 19 for Chicago. Derrick Rose scored 16, 12 in the first quarter, but the star guard shot just 2 of 15 in the final three quarters and aggravated a shoulder “stinger” he sustained in Game 1. Fueled by an altercation that led to the ejection of Chicago’s Taj Gibson, the Cavs led 90-73 with 6:09 left and then had to hold off a furious comeback by the Bulls, who got within 101-99 on Butler’s 3-pointer with 1:18 left. Cleveland, though, got a huge offensive rebound by Iman Shumpert before Irving, playing with surprising speed and agility on a sprained right foot and sore left knee, made four free throws in the final 17 seconds. James, though, was the difference — as usual.

FOOTBALL

Western Hockey League Championship Final

CFL Draft

(Best-of-seven) Tonight’s schedule (Game 4) Brandon at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s result (Game 3) Kelowna 5, Brandon 3 (Kelowna leads series 3-0) Friday, May 15 (Game 5*) Brandon at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.

Royal Bank Cup - RBC Canadian Junior A Championship May 9-17, PCU Centre, Portage la Prairie, Man. Teams, with 2014-15 records Host: Portage Terriers (53-3-4) West: Penticton Vees (44-9-3-2) West 2: Melfort Mustangs (39-8-9) Central: Soo Thunderbirds (38-7-1-6) East: Carleton Place Canadians (49-10-3) Round robin Carleton Place Penticton Portage Melfort Soo

GP W 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 3 0

L OTL GF-A Pts 1 0 10-4 6 1 0 10-6 6 1 0 10-7 6 1 0 5-7 3 3 0 4-16 0

Preliminary Round Yesterday’s results Penticton 4, Carleton Place 3 Portage 7, Soo 2 Today’s schedule Carleton Place vs. Melfort, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14 Penticton vs. Soo, 1 p.m. Portage vs. Melfort, 6 p.m.

Major Junior finals Quebec MJHL Quebec City Remparts vs. Rimouski Oceanic Tuesday, May 5 Quebec 7, Rimouski 4 Friday, May 8 Quebec 4, Rimouski 1 Sunday, May 10 Rimouski 4, Quebec 2 Today’s schedule Rimouski at Quebec, 4 p.m. (Quebec leads series 2-1) Friday, May 15 Quebec at Rimouski, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17* Rimouski at Quebec, noon Monday, May 18* Quebec at Rimouski, 4 p.m. Ontario - OHL Erie Otters vs. Oshawa Generals Friday, May 8 Oshawa 4, Erie 1 Saturday, May 9 Oshawa 5, Erie 1 Monday, May 11 Erie 4, Oshawa 3 Today’s schedule Oshawa at Erie, 4:35 p.m. (Quebec leads series 2-1) Friday, May 15 Erie at Oshawa, 4:05 p.m. Sunday, May 17* Oshawa at Erie, 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 19* Erie at Oshawa, 4:05 p.m.

SOCCER

UEFA Champions League Semifinals - Return legs Yesterday’s result Bayern Munich 3, Barcelona 2 (Barcelona wins on aggregate 5-3) Today’s game Real Madrid vs. Juventus, 11:45 a.m. (Juventus leads 2-1) Final - Saturday, June 6

MLS Eastern League Club PTS GP W L N. England 18 10 5 2 DC United 18 9 5 1 NY Red Bulls 16 9 4 1 Columbus 14 9 4 3 Toronto 9 8 3 5 Chicago 9 8 3 5 Orlando 9 9 2 4 NY City FC 6 10 1 6 Philadelphia 6 11 1 7 Montreal 2 5 0 3 Western League Club PTS GP W L Vancouver 20 11 6 3 Dallas 20 10 6 2 Seattle 16 9 5 3 San Jose 14 10 4 4 Sporting KC 14 10 3 2 Los Angeles 14 11 3 3 Salt Lake 14 10 3 2 Portland 13 10 3 3 Houston 13 11 3 4 Colorado 10 10 1 2 Today’s schedule Orlando at DC United, 5 p.m.

T 3 3 4 2 0 0 3 3 3 2

GF GA 14 10 11 7 14 9 15 10 12 13 7 10 8 12 7 12 10 21 3 8

T 2 2 1 2 5 5 5 4 4 7

GF GA 14 9 17 13 15 9 10 11 13 13 11 11 9 11 9 9 13 14 9 9

Friday, May 15 Chicago at NY City FC, 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 Salt Lake at Montreal, 1 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 4 p.m. Toronto at New England, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Sporting KC, 5:30 p.m. Portland at Houston, 5:30 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.

TENNIS

English Premier League Position/Club 1 Chelsea 2 Man City 3 Arsenal 4 Man United 5 Liverpool 6 Tot Hotspur 7 Southampton 8 Swansea 9 Stoke City 10 West Ham 11 Everton 12 Crystal Pal 13 West Brom 14 Aston Villa 15 Leicester 16 Sunderland 17 Newcastle 18 Hull City 19 Burnley 20 Q.P. Rangers

W D L GF GA 25 9 2 70 28 22 7 7 77 36 21 7 7 66 34 20 8 8 61 36 18 7 11 50 39 17 7 12 55 53 17 6 13 48 30 16 8 12 44 44 14 8 14 42 44 12 11 13 43 43 11 11 14 46 48 11 9 16 43 50 10 11 15 34 47 10 8 18 30 50 10 7 19 41 54 7 15 13 30 50 9 9 18 37 61 8 10 18 33 49 6 11 19 27 53 7 6 23 39 67

Pts 84 73 70 68 62 58 57 56 50 47 44 42 41 38 37 36 36 34 29 27

Saturday, May 16 Southampton vs. Aston Villa, 4:45 a.m. Burnley vs. Stoke, 7 a.m. Q.P. Rangers vs. Newcastle, 7 a.m. Sunderland vs. Leicester, 7 a.m. Spurs vs. Hull, 7 a.m. West Ham vs. Everton, 7 a.m. Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace, 9:30 a.m.

Pacific Coast Soccer League Team Victoria Mid Isle Vancouver Tbirds Tim Hortons Kamloops Khalsa Vancouver Utd Abbotsford FC Tigers

W 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

D 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1

GF GA Pts 10 6 8 8 3 6 5 2 4 6 14 3 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0

Today’s schedule Tigers Vancouver vs. Abbotsford 9 p.m. Saturday, May 16 Tim Hortons vs. FC Tigers, 7 p.m.

Yesterday’s picks at the Canadian Football League’s annual draft, held in Toronto Round 1 1. Ottawa Redblacks - Alex Mateas, offensive lineman (OL) University of Connecticut 2. Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Sukh Chungh, OL, University of Calgary 3. Toronto Argonauts - Sean McEwen, OL, Calgary 4. Montreal Alouettes - Chris Ackie, defensive back (DB) Wilfrid Laurier University 5. BC Lions - Ese Mrabure-Ajufo, defensive lineman (DL), Wilfrid Laurier 6. Saskatchewan Roughriders - Nic Demski, wide receiver (WR), University of Manitoba 7. Edmonton Eskimos - Danny Groulx, OL, Laval University 8. Hamilton Tiger-Cats - Jacob Ruby, OL, University of Richmond 9. Calgary Stampeders - Karl Lavoie, OL, Laval Round 2 10. Ottawa: Jake Harty, WR, Calgary 11. Winnipeg: Addison Richards, WR, University of Regina 12. Toronto: Daryl Waud, defensive lineman (DL), University of Western Ontario 13. Montreal: Nick Shortill, linebacker (LB), McMaster University 14. BC Lions: Brett Boyko, OL, UNLV 15. Winnipeg (via Sask.): Brendan Morgan, defensive back (DB) Queen’s University 16. Edmonton: David Beard, OL, University of Alberta 17. Hamilton: Byron Archambault, LB, University of Montreal 18. Calgary: Lemar Durant, WR, Simon Fraser University Round 3 19. Calgary (via Ottawa): Tyler Varga, running back (RB) Yale 20. Hamilton (via WPG): Langa, LB, Saint Mary’s 21. Toronto: Cameron Walker, DL, University of Guelph 22. Calgary (via MTL): Tevaughn Campbell, defensive back (DB), Regina 23. BC Lions: Shaquille MurrayLawrence, RB, UNLV 24. Hamilton (via Sask.): James Bodanis, OL, Michigan State 25. Edmonton: Adam Konar, LB, Calgary 26. Saskatchewan (via WPG via HAM): Rory Connop, DL, Western 27. Calgary: William Langlais, fullback (FB), University of Sherbrooke Round 4 28. Ottawa: Tanner Doll, LB, Calgary 29. Hamilton: Ron Omara, LB, St. Francis Xavier 30. Toronto: Matt Norzil, WR, Laval 31. Montreal: Matt Bridge, quarterback (QB), South Alabama 32. BC Lions: Adrian Clarke, LB, Bishop’s University 33. Winnipeg via SSK: Christophe Normand, RB, Laval 34. Edmonton: Andrew Johnson, WR, Fort Lewis College 35. Saskatchewan via HAM: Matt Rea, FB, Michigan State 36. Montreal via CGY: Alex Charette, WR, Guelph Round 5 37. Ottawa: Jefferson Court, FB, Utah State 38. Winnipeg: Ettore Lattanzio, DL, Ottawa University 39. Toronto: Dillon Campbell, RB, Wilfrid Laurier 40. Montreal: Mikhail Davidson, WR, Montreal 41. BC Lions: Campbell Allison, OL, Eastern Michigan 42. Saskatchewan: Kwame Adjei, DB, Mount Allison 43. BC Lions via HAM: Christian Covington, DL, Rice University 44. Calgary: Dexter Janke, DB, Saskatchewan NOTE: Hamilton did not pick in Round 5 Round 6 45. Ottawa: Kienan Lafrance, running back (RB), Manitoba 46. Winnipeg: Justin Warden, LB, Bishop’s 47. Saskatchewan via TOR: Tyler Langlais, DL, Calgary 48. Montreal: Quinn Lawlor, DB, Brigham Young University 49. BC Lions: Joshua Brinkworth, DB, University of the Pacific 50. Saskatchewan: Melvin Abankwah, RB, Saint Mary’s 51. Hamilton via EDM: Everett Ellefsen, DL, McNeese State 52. Hamilton: Daniel English, WR, UBC 53. Calgary: Aaron Picton, OL, Regina Round 7 54. Ottawa: Alexandre Leganiere, OL, University of Montreal 55. Toronto via WPG: Kevin Bradfield, WR, University of Toronto 56. Toronto: Dan MacDonald, LS, Guelph 57. Montreal: Anthony Coady, DB, Montreal 58. BC Lions: Maxx Forde, DE, Idaho 59. Saskatchewan: Brandon Tennant, DL, Laval 60. Edmonton: Blair Smith, LB, Angelo State 61. Hamilton: Preston Huggins, LB, Western 62. Calgary: Andrew Buckley, QB, Calgary

GOLF

BASKETBALL

Rays 4, Yankees 2

Tour money leaders

NBA Playoffs

(through May 11) and this week’s schedule

(All series best-of-seven) Round 2 Yesterday’s results (Games 5) Chicago at Cleveland, 4 p.m. (Series tied 2-2) LA Clippers at Houston, 6:30 p.m. (LA Clippers lead series 3-1)

ab r h bi ab r h bi Ellsbury CF 4 1 2 0 Kiermaier CF 3 1 0 0 Gardner LF 3 1 2 0 Souza Jr. RF 4 1 2 0 Rodriguez DH 3 0 0 0 Longoria 3B 3 1 1 1 McCann C 4 0 1 1 Loney 1B 3 0 0 0 Beltran RF 4 0 1 1 Forsythe 2B 3 1 1 0 Headley 3B 4 0 1 0 DeJesus DH 3 0 2 2 Drew 2B 4 0 0 0 Cabrera SS 3 0 0 0 Jones 1B 3 0 1 0 Guyer LF 3000 Teixeira 1B 1 0 0 0 Rivera C 3000 Gregorius SS 3 0 0 0 Totals 28 4 6 3 Totals 33 2 8 2

PGA Wells Fargo Championship, May 14-17 Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina. Par 71, 7,469 yards. Purse: $7,100,000. 2014 champion: J.B. Holmes Player Winnings 1 Jordan Spieth $5,173,820 2 Jimmy Walker $3,558,734 3 Dustin Johnson $3,119,710 4 J.B. Holmes $3,116,200 5 Bubba Watson $2,838,174 6 Rickie Fowler $2,758,848 7 Rory McIlroy $2,634,533 8 Patrick Reed $2,511,379 9 Hideki Matsuyama $2,436,903 10 Jason Day $2,400,513 11 Charley Hoffman $2,384,863 12 Justin Rose $2,337,824 13 Ben Martin $2,233,646 14 Ryan Moore $2,220,965 15 Bill Haas $2,181,430 16 Sergio Garcia $2,087,631 17 Jim Furyk $2,086,861 18 Brandt Snedeker $2,079,052 19 Sang-Moon Bae $2,000,906 20 Gary Woodland $1,997,031 Canadian winnings 61 Nick Taylor $941,944 73 David Hearn $782,906 103 Graham Delaet $511,808 133 Adam Hadwin $381,522 198 Mike Weir $72,800

LPGA Kingsmill Championship, May 14-17 Kingsmill Resort, River Course, Williamsburg, Virginia. Par 71, 6,379 yards. Purse: $1,300,000. 2014 champion: Lizette Salas. Player Winnings 1 Lydia Ko $915,051 2 Inbee Park $810,261 3 Sei Young Kim $747,252 4 Stacy Lewis $739,970 5 Amy Yang $545,196 6 Brittany Lincicome $531,488 7 Hyo Joo Kim $477,561 8 Cristie Kerr $473,772 9 Morgan Pressel $436,562 10 Mirim Lee $405,043 11 Na Yeon Choi $373,251 12 Ha Na Jang $312,826 13 Shanshan Feng $305,294 14 Anna Nordqvist $278,355 15 Ilhee Lee $276,729 16 Ariya Jutanugarn $259,416 17 Lexi Thompson $243,238 18 Sandra Gal $242,516 19 Jenny Shin $217,506 20 So Yeon Ryu $198,706 Canadian golfers 76 Alena Sharp $47,891 120 Sue Kim $10,697 145 Rebecca Lee-Bentham $4,253

Champions Tour No events this week. Regions Tradition, May 14-17 Shoal Creek, Alabama. Purse: $2,300,000. 2014 champion: Kenny Perry Player Winnings 1 Olin Browne $528,274 2 Joe Durant $492,806 3 Bart Bryant $468,547 4 Ian Woosnam $465,280 5 Mark O’Meara $461,157 6 Tom Lehman $416,984 7 Paul Goydos $396,355 8 Tom Pernice Jr. $374,800 9 Miguel Angel Jimenez $365,792 10 Colin Montgomerie $365,612 11 Marco Dawson $365,183 12 Billy Andrade $361,969 13 Rocco Mediate $358,317 14 Michael Allen $345,306 15 Lee Janzen $327,275 16 David Frost $327,107 17 Bernhard Langer $314,248 18 Kevin Sutherland $275,160 19 Scott Dunlap $270,741 20 Esteban Toledo $267,243 Canadian golfers 28 Stephen Ames $184,894 36 Rod Spittle $146,506 87 Jim Rutledge $23,130

Web.com Tour No events this week BMW Charity Pro-Am, May 14-17 Played on three courses: Thornblade Club, Greer, South Carolina; Green Valley Country Club, Greenville, South Carolina and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset, South Carolina. Purse: $675,000. 2014 champion: Max Homa Player Winnings 1 Peter Malnati $194,707 2 Wes Roach $166,917 3 Patrick Rodgers $162,070 4 Smylie Kaufman $159,535 5 Andrew Landry $150,870 6 Patton Kizzire $145,899 7 Dawie van der Walt $131,078 8 Kevin Tway $121,122 9 Mathew Goggin $120,299 10 Kelly Kraft $119,912 11 Steve Marino $105,808 12 Harold Varner III $99,547 13 Miguel Angel Carballo $86,173 14 Erik Barnes $81,810 15 Steve Allan $79,179 16 Henrik Norlander $75,666 17 Julian Etulain $74,675 18 John Mallinger $73,379 19 Andrew Yun $71,573 20 Rhein Gibson $71,500 From Canada T93 Roger Sloan $15,842 2 Jimmy Walker $3,558,734

ATP and WTA

European Tour

Internazionali BNL d’Italia May 10-17, Rome, Italy. Surface: Clay. Purse: €3,288,530 (NOTE: €1 = CDN$1.35)

Open de Espana (Spanish Open), May 14-17 Real Club de Golf El Prat, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain. Par 72, 7,298 yars. Purse: €1,500,000. 2014 champion: Miguel Angel Jimenez Player Winnings (NOTE: €1=CDN$1.35) 1 Rory Mcilroy €2,665,169 2 Danny Willett €1,711,406 3 Justin Rose €1,006,717 4 Louis Oosthuizen €927,563 5 Branden Grace €829,906 6 Anirban Lahiri €807,264 7 Ross Fisher €805,680 8 Bernd Wiesberger €786,204 9 Kiradech Aphibarnrat €733,231 10 George Coetzee €677,811 11 Tommy Fleetwood €576,496 12 Henrik Stenson €573,207 13 Andy Sullivan €558,782 14 David Howell €546,531 15 Gary Stal €542,596 16 Marc Warren €540,686 17 Ashun Wu €498,095 18 Charl Schwartzel €483,528 19 Lee Westwood €477,327 20 Thongchai Jaidee €462,752

Yesterday’s results Men’s Singles - Round 2 Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Nicolas Almagro (96), Spain, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3. Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, def. Matteo Donati, Italy, 6-2, 6-4. David Ferrer (7), Spain, def. Richard Gasquet, France, 6-4, 7-5. Stan Wawrinka (8), Switzerland, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Kevin Anderson (15), South Africa, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 3-0, retired. Women’s Singles - Round 2 Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-1, 6-3. Maria Sharapova (3), Russia, def. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, 6-2, 3-1, retired. Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, def. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 6-4, 6-3. Round 1 Carla Suarez Navarro (10), Spain, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Lucie Safarova (12), Czech Republic, def. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 6-4. Jelena Jankovic (16), Serbia, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 7-5, 7-5. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, def. Misaki Doi, Japan, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-3. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-2. Women’s Doubles - Round 1 Gabriela Dabrowski, Ottawa, and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Michaella Krajicek, Netherlands, and Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-0.

Upcoming tour events PGA May 21-24. Crowne Plaza Invitational, Fort Worth, Texas. Purse: $6,500,000 LPGA May 21-24. Airbus LPGA Classic. Mobile, Alabama. Purse: $1,300,000 Canadian PGA Tour Start of Tour season May 28-31. PC Financial Open. Point Grey G&CC, Vancouver. Purse: $175,000 June 4-7. Bayview Place Island Savings Open, presented by Times Colonist Uplands Golf Club, Victoria. Purse: $175,000

NY Yankees

Today’s schedule (Games 5) Washington at Atlanta, 5 p.m. (Series tied 2-2) Memphis at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. (Series tied 2-2) Thursday, May 14 (Games 6*) Cleveland at Chicago, 5 p.m. Houston at LA Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

BASEBALL MLB American League East W L NY Yankees 21 13 Tampa Bay 18 16 Toronto 17 17 Boston 15 18 Baltimore 14 17 Central W L Kansas City 21 12 Detroit 20 13 Minnesota 18 15 Chicago Sox 13 17 Cleveland 11 20 West W L Houston 20 13 LA Angels 16 17 Seattle 15 17 Texas 14 19 Oakland 13 22 National League East W L NY Mets 20 13 Washington 18 16 Atlanta 15 18 Miami 15 19 Philadelphia 11 23 Central W L St. Louis 23 9 Chicago Cubs 17 15 Pittsburgh 17 16 Cincinnati 16 17 Milwaukee 12 22 West W L LA Dodgers 22 10 San Diego 17 17 San Francisco 17 16 Arizona 15 17 Colorado 11 18

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Yesterday’s results St. Louis 8, Cleveland 3 Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 2 Toronto 10, Baltimore 2 Detroit 2, Minnesota 1 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 3 Tampa Bay 4, NY Yankees 2 Kansas City 7, Texas 6 Chicago Cubs 6, NY Mets 1 Chicago Sox 4, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 8, Houston 1 Arizona 14, Washington 6 Oakland 9, Boston 2 L.A. Angels 5, Colorado 2 Seattle 11, San Diego 4 LA Dodgers 11, Miami 1 Today’s schedule Boston at Oakland, 12:35 p.m. Miley (1-3) vs. Gray (4-0) Washington at Arizona, 12:40 p.m. Gonzalez (2-2) vs. Hellickson (1-3) St. Louis at Cleveland, 3:10 p.m. Lackey (2-1) vs. Kluber (0-5) Toronto at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Sanchez (2-2) vs. Gonzalez (3-1) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Liriano (1-1) vs. Hamels (1-3) Minnesota at Detroit, 4:08 p.m. Nolasco (2-1) vs. Lobstein (3-2) Atlanta at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. Stults (1-2) vs. Marquis (3-1) N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Warren (2-1) vs. Karns (1-1) Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 4:50 p.m. Cosart (1-2) vs. Anderson (1-1) Kansas City at Texas, 5:05 p.m. Ventura (2-2) vs. Gallardo (2-4) N.Y. Mets at Chi. Cubs, 5:05 p.m. Harvey (5-0) vs. Hammel (2-1) Chi. White Sox at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m. Quintana (1-3) vs. Nelson (1-2) San Francisco at Houston, 5:10 p.m. Hudson (1-3) vs. McHugh (4-0) Colorado at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Lyles (2-3) vs. Santiago (2-2) San Diego at Seattle, 7:10 p.m. Despaigne (2-1) vs. Elias (0-1)

Blue Jays 10, Orioles 2 Toronto

Baltimore

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Toronto 000 101 440 10 Baltimore 002 000 000 2 2B: TOR Bautista (7, Tillman); BAL Machado, M 2 (7, Buehrle, Buehrle). GIDP: TOR Pillar; BAL Young, D, Paredes. HR: TOR Encarnacion 2 (7, 6th inning off Tillman, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Hunter, T, 1 on, 2 out), Donaldson (8, 8th inning off McFarland, 1 on, 1 out). Team Lob: TOR 7; BAL 3. DP: TOR 2 (Tolleson, St-Goins-Encarnacion, Donaldson-Travis-Encarnacion); BAL (Machado, M-Pearce-Davis, C). E: TOR Goins (5, fielding); BAL Machado, M (8, throw), Davis, C (1, throw), Hardy, J (1, throw). Toronto IP H R ER BB SO M Buehrle (W, 5-2) 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 R Osuna 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 A Loup 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 D Tepera 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO C Tillman (L, 2-5) 6.2 9 5 5 1 4 R Hunter 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 T McFarland 0.1 2 4 0 0 1 B Brach 1.2 0 0 0 1 4 HBP: Carrera (by Tillman).

Tigers 2, Twins 1 Minnesota Dozier 2B Hunter RF Mauer 1B Plouffe 3B Suzuki C Vargas DH Escobar LF Hicks CF Santana SS Totals

Detroit

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Minnesota 000 000 010 0 1 Detroit 000 100 000 1 2 SB: MIN Dozier (3, 2nd base off Simon/ McCann, J). 2B: MIN Suzuki, K (3, Simon), Vargas, K (2, Simon); DET Kinsler (8, Gibson), Castellanos (6, Gibson), Cespedes (12, Boyer), Gose (7, Pressly). 3B: MIN Santana, D GIDP: DET Gose. HR: DET Martinez, J (7, 4th inning off Gibson, 0 on, 1 out). S: DET Gose. Team Lob: MIN 6; DET 8. DP: MIN (MauerSantana, D-Gibson); DET (McCann, J-Kinsler). Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO K Gibson 7.0 5 1 1 0 6 B Boyer 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 T Pressly (L, 1-1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO A Simon 7.2 6 1 1 1 6 J Chamberlain 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 J Soria 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 A Nesbitt (W, 1-1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 HBP: Iglesias, J (by Gibson). Time: 2:56. Att: 26,177.

Tampa Bay

NY Yankees 200 000 000 2 Tampa Bay 000 000 22x 4 SB: TB Souza Jr. (5, 2nd base off Betances/McCann, B). Team Lob: NYY 6; TB 4. PICKOFFS: NYY Eovaldi (Souza Jr. at 1st base). NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO N Eovaldi (L, 3-1) 7.1 6 4 4 2 6 D Betances 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO C Archer 7.0 7 2 2 1 8 K Jepsen (W, 1-2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 B Boxberger 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 Time: 2:33. Att: 10,417.

Cardinals 8, Indians 3 St. Louis

Cleveland

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St. Louis 020 010 140 8 Cleveland 000 000 300 3 SB: STL Adams, M (1, 2nd base off Shaw, B/Perez, R). 2B: STL Carpenter, M (15, Carrasco), Peralta (9, Carrasco); CLE Kipnis 2 (7, Lynn, Belisle), Brantley (9, Choate), Raburn (9, Siegrist). HR: STL Holliday (3, 8th inning off Atchison, 2 on, 2 out). Team Lob: STL 8; CLE 10. E: CLE Santana, C (2, fielding), Ramirez, Js (6, missed catch). St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO M Lynn (W, 2-3) 6.0 4 0 0 4 9 M Belisle 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 R Choate 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 K Siegrist 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 M Socolovich 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO C Carrasco (L, 4-3) 6.210 4 4 0 7 M Rzepczynski 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 B Shaw 0.2 0 2 0 1 1 N Hagadone 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 S Atchison 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 R Webb 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 Time: 3:31. Att: 12,615.

Royals 7, Rangers 6 (10 inn) Kansas City

Texas

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Kansas City 010 003 101 1 7 Texas 101 011 101 0 6 SB: TEX DeShields 2 (9, 2nd base off Volquez/Perez, S, 2nd base off Volquez/ Perez, S), Peguero (2, 2nd base off Volquez/Perez, S). 2B: KC Gordon, A 2 (9, Martinez, N, Tolleson, Sh), Cain, L (7, Martinez, N), Morales, K (11, Martinez, N); TEX Blanks (3, Volquez). 3B: KC Escobar, A (1, Martinez, N). GIDP: KC Infante; TEX Chirinos, Beltre. HR: KC Hosmer (6, 2nd inning off Martinez, N, 0 on, 0 out), Moustakas (4, 7th inning off Claudio, 0 on, 1 out), Gordon, A (4, 10th inning off Pimentel, 0 on, 0 out); TEX Choo (4, 1st inning off Volquez, 0 on, 0 out). S: TEX Andrus. Team Lob: KC 8; TEX 7. DP: KC 2 (Infante-Escobar, A-Hosmer, Escobar, A-Infante-Hosmer); TEX (Beltre-FieldFielder). E: KC Escobar, A (5, fielding); TEX Andrus (9, throw). PICKOFFS: KC Perez, S (Beltre at 1st base). Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO E Volquez 5.0 6 4 4 3 3 R Madson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 L Hochevar 1.0 4 1 1 0 0 W Davis 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 G Holland (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 Texas IP H R ER BB SO N Martinez 6.1 6 4 3 1 4 A Claudio 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 A Bass 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 S Tolleson 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 N Feliz 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 S Pimentel (L, 0-1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 HBP: Escobar, A (by Martinez, N). Time: 3:34. Att: 23,659.

Cardinals 8, Indians 3 St. Louis

Cleveland

ab r h bi ab r h bi Wong 2B 5 0 0 0 Kipnis 2B 4 1 3 1 Carpenter 3B 5 2 2 1 Santana 1B 5 0 2 0 Holliday LF 5 1 2 4 Brantley CF 4 1 2 1 Peralta SS 5 1 2 1 Moss RF 3000 Adams 1B 5 0 1 0 Raburn RF 2 0 1 1 Molina C 4 1 2 0 Swisher DH 3 0 0 0 Cruz PH-C 1 0 0 0 Murphy LF 4 0 0 0 Heyward RF 4 1 0 0 Chisenhall 3B4 0 0 0 Reynolds DH 4 1 3 2 Perez C 4000 Bourjos CF 4 1 1 0 Ramirez SS 3 1 1 0 Totals 42 8 13 8 Totals 36 3 9 3

St. Louis 020 010 140 8 Cleveland 000 000 300 3 SB: STL Adams, M (1, 2nd base off Shaw, B/Perez, R). 2B: STL Carpenter, M (15, Carrasco), Peralta (9, Carrasco); CLE Kipnis 2 (7, Lynn, Belisle), Brantley (9, Choate), Raburn (9, Siegrist). HR: STL Holliday (3, 8th inning off Atchison, 2 on, 2 out). Team Lob: STL 8; CLE 10. E: CLE Santana, C (2, fielding), Ramirez, Js (6, missed catch). St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO M Lynn (W, 2-3) 6.0 4 0 0 4 9 M Belisle 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 R Choate 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 K Siegrist 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 M Socolovich 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO C Carrasco (L, 4-3) 6.210 4 4 0 7 M Rzepczynski 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 B Shaw 0.2 0 2 0 1 1 N Hagadone 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 S Atchison 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 R Webb 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 Time: 3:31. Att: 12,615.

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Yesterday’s result Langley 8, Whalley 3 Whalley 5, Langley 1 Thursday, May 14 Coquitlam at North Shore, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 North Shore at Abbotsford, 2:30 p.m. Whalley at White Rock, 2:30 p.m. Coquitlam at Langley, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 17 Abbotsford at North Delta, 1:30 p.m. Langley at Nanaimo, 2:30 p.m.


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Mom of baby who died in foster care says review needed earlier Twenty-one-month-old Isabella Wiens was found dead in her crib in March 2013 LAURA KANE THE CANADIAN PRESS<P>

VANCOUVER — A mother whose toddler was found dead in a British Columbia foster home two years ago says she hopes a new ministry review can bring her some peace — but it should have been done sooner. Sara-Jane Wiens also said a revised coroner’s report into her daughter’s death appears to have been timed to defend the Ministry of Children and Family Development against accusations of wrongdoing. “I think they’re doing a very poor job trying to cover their butts,” said Wiens. “It’s frustrating. It’s been this long, they should have some kind of answer. They just need to own up to what they did.” Twenty-one-month-old Isabella Wiens was found lying face down underneath a blanket in her crib in March 2013. A coroner could not determine her cause of death, but there were several bruises on her body and healing fractures on her arm. Wiens filed a lawsuit two months ago against the province and the director of child welfare, alleging they failed to properly supervise her daughter or adequately consider returning her home. The B.C. Coroners Service released a revised coroner’s report Tuesday that maintains that Isabella’s injuries could have been either accidental or caused by trauma.

British Columbia’s children’s ministry will review the case of Isabella Wiens, above, who died in foster care. [THE CANADIAN PRESS]

But it also includes new details, including that a police investigation concluded no criminal act led to her death. The new report includes a more detailed description of the developmentally delayed child’s medical history, stating that an infant development worker was visiting her monthly in the Burnaby foster home. Isabella could not walk or stand without help, frequently fell down, and her language skills were comparable to a one-year-old, the report says. The revised report also states

that no one — her foster family, social workers, medical professionals or mother — knew her arm was injured before her death. “The radiologist that examined the X-rays concluded that fractures of this type are not uncommon in children and not necessarily suggestive of abuse,” the report says. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said that she issued the revised report independent of the ministry. No new investigation was undertaken, but details left out

of the original report for privacy reasons were included, she said in a statement. “This case was properly and meticulously investigated from the beginning,” she said. “The purpose of this revised report is solely to answer some of the public questions which have recently arisen.” Wiens’ lawyer Jack Hittrich said the report clearly minimizes the ministry’s responsibility for Isabella’s death. He questioned why the radiologist’s statement that the fractures “were not uncommon in children” was not included in the first report and where the evidence was to support it. He also asked why the infant development worker did not realize Isabella’s arm was fractured, and why the report appears to place blame on her mother for not noticing the injury. Hittrich pointed out that the first report, published in 2014, says a ministry review is already underway. However, Minister Stephanie Cadieux wrote last month in a letter to member of the legislature Doug Donaldson that the case did not initially qualify for a review. She wrote the director of child welfare had “recently” decided to launch a review based on new information. In an emailed statement, Cadieux didn’t explain the discrepancy, but said the minister does not participate in the director’s decision to conduct a review.

First Nations opposition to LNG nothing more than bump in the road, according to premier BURNABY — B.C. Premier Christy Clark insists the possible rejection by a First Nation of a liquefied-natural-gas terminal is nothing more than a bump in the road for a multibillion-dollar pipeline project. Clark says she believes reaching a negotiated agreement with the 3,700-member Lax Kw’allams First Nation, on whose territory the terminal would be built, is only a matter a time. Pacific NorthWest LNG wants to transport natural gas from

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Bullied grocery store employee wins $16,000 A Vancouver-area man has been awarded almost $16,000 by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal for a series of threats and slurs he endured from his boss’ sons. The tribunal ruled that Kyle Garneau was discriminated against while working at BuyRite Foods in Surrey, B.C., were the owner’s sons repeatedly physically and verbally harassed him. Garneau is gay, and has a brain abnormality that affects him physically and mentally, including his appearance and weight. In a decision released earlier this month, tribunal member Parnesh Sharma wrote that owner Shingara Sumal failed to ensure his store was a safe work environment, free from harassment.

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NDP says changes to gaming bad for taxpayer The New Democrats say taxpayers are the losers in gaminglimit changes that improve the take for B.C. casino operators. NDP Leader John Horgan says the government quietly approved changes to increase profits for casino operators at blackjack tables and reduce payments to the B.C. Lottery Corp. He says it appears that former B.C. lottery chief Michael Graydon had a hand in making the changes before he left the Crown corporation for a similar job in the private sector. A government audit found Graydon in a conflict of interest for not disclosing his employment talks with Paragon Gaming Inc., while he ran the public corporation, but there was no evidence of preferential treatment.

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the northeast corner of the province to an export facility on Lelu Island, just south of Prince Rupert. Band members have been asked to vote on a $1.15 billion offer over 40 years in exchange for their consent for the project. “It’s always a bit of a bumpy road to get to a negotiated agreement but I think we’ll get there,” said Clark about the possibility of a No vote. “It’s part of the process.” Lax Kw’allams band member Malcolm Sampson was present for the initial two votes in Port

Simpson and Prince Rupert and said both sessions resulted in unanimous rejection from members. The same outcome is expected for the third and final vote in Vancouver on Tuesday, said Sampson. The band’s primary concern relates to the project’s potential impact on Flora Bank, an underwater area immediately adjacent Lelu Island where an abundance of eel grass provides vital habitat to maturing salmon in the Skeena watershed. Observer and energy lawyer

David Austin wonders why the band is set on holding a vote without all the information on the table, calling the move premature. “The full impact is still unknown,” said Austin, who is with the firm Clark Wilson. But rejection wouldn’t necessarily scuttle the project. The length of time required to sort out the legal uncertainty resulting from a lack of First Nations support might encourage LNG developers to go elsewhere with their investments, he added.

WorkSafeBC rethinks predicting hazards Two fatal sawmill explosions in northern B.C. prompted the province’s workers’ compensation board to rethink the way it looks for workplace hazards before they cause problems, a coroner’s inquest was told on Tuesday. WorkSafeBC established a “risk analysis unit” in 2014, which has been has been looking at disasters in other parts of the world to predict if similar situations could occur in B.C., Al Johnson of WorkSafeBC told the coroner’s jury. Previously, the agency relied on claims data it had collected from past incidents to decide where its focus should be, he told the inquest looking into the Lakeland Mills blast in Prince George in April 2012.


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Residents in Nepal again rattled by big earthquake “We are all scared, we are terrified. I would rather deal with mosquitoes and the rain than sleep in the house.”

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA AND KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead. A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers was reported missing while delivering disaster aid in northeastern Nepal, U.S. officials said, although there have been no indications the aircraft crashed. Tuesday’s magnitude-7.3 quake, centred midway between Kathmandu and Mount Everest, struck hardest in the foothills of the Himalayas, triggering some landslides, but it also shook the capital badly, sending thou-

Ram Hair Sah, produce vendor

sands of terrified people into the streets. Nepal’s Parliament was in session when the quake hit, and frightened lawmakers ran for the exits as the building shook and the lights flickered out. At least 37 people were killed in the quake and more than 1,100 were injured, according to the Home Ministry. But that toll was expected to rise as reports began reaching Kathmandu of people in isolated Himalayan towns

and villages being buried under rubble, according to the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Tremors radiated across parts of Asia. In India, at least 16 people were confirmed dead after rooftops or walls collapsed onto them, according to India’s Home Ministry. Chinese media reported one death in Tibet. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that hit April 25 killed more than 8,150 and flattened entire villages, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless in the country’s worst-recorded quake since 1934. The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday’s earthquake was the largest aftershock to date of that destructive quake. Tuesday’s temblor was deeper, however, coming from a depth of 18.5 kilometres (11.5 miles) versus the earlier one at 15 kilometres (9.3 miles). Shallow

earthquakes tend to cause more damage. Frightened residents in the capital, who had returned to their homes only a few days ago, once again set up tents Tuesday night with plans to sleep in empty fields, parking lots and on sidewalks. “Everyone was saying the earthquakes are over. . . . Now I don’t want to believe anyone,” said 40-year-old produce vendor Ram Hari Sah as he searched for a spot to pitch the orange tarpaulin to shelter his family. “We are all scared, we are terrified. I would rather deal with mosquitoes and the rain than sleep in the house.” Extra police were sent to patrol ad-hoc camping areas, while drinking water and extra tents were being provided, according to Kathmandu administrator Ek Narayan Aryal.

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Daycare sex assault sees government pledge to act The Quebec government is pledging to review the rules regarding the safety and supervision of children in subsidized home daycares after a report about sex abuse involving a young girl. CBC and Radio-Canada reported Monday the four-year-old was molested last October at a Montreal daycare by a visiting teen. The child told her parents she was left unsupervised in the basement when the assault occurred. Her parents filed a complaint with police and the administrative body that supervises subsidized home daycares in the area. The teenager pleaded guilty to gross indecency but the daycare owner was not punished and has continued to supervise children.

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Man in court after alleged sex assault on teen girl A Saskatchewan man who evaded police for almost a year has made his first court appearance charged in the sexual assault of a teenage girl. Vincent Alex Desjarlais of Kylemore appeared in a Yorkton courtroom where his case was put over to May 21. An arrest warrant was issued for Desjarlais last June after a 16year-old was allegedly assaulted in the Wadena area. The RCMP took him into custody on Sunday outside a residence on the Fishing Lake reserve in east-central Saskatchewan. Desjarlais, who is 49, is next to appear in court on May 21.

◗ OTTAWA

Snowsuit, donation to charity for new princess The federal government is commemorating the birth of the latest royal baby with a Canadian-made snowsuit and a charitable donation to a pro-vaccine group. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the government will give $100,000 to Immunize Canada to mark the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, second child of Prince William and his wife Kate. The group promotes understanding about the use of vaccines for children. The baby, born May 2, will also get a Canadian-made snowsuit. Harper says the vaccination donation recognizes that the Royal Family has always been concerned about the health and well-being of children. The snowsuit reflects Canada’s identity as a northern country. “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations and very best wishes to the happy family on the arrival of their second child,” Harper said in a statement. The new princess, sister to George, is fourth in the line of succession to the throne.

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Dignitaries and members of the Ukrainian community gathered in Regina to dedicate a statue that will serve as a reminder of the Holodomor, the man-made famine that devastated Ukraine during the early 1930s. The bronze figure on the legislature grounds is a copy of a statue by sculptor Petro Drozdowsky in Kyiv called “Bitter Memories of Childhood.” It depicts a peasant girl collecting a wheat sheaf. Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz says the artwork will foster greater awareness of the Holodomor and provide a permanent place for people to reflect upon the tragedy. He says it will honour the memory of those who perished and the legacy of those who survived, including many who found refuge in Saskatchewan. “We thank the Government of Saskatchewan and Wascana Centre Authority for making the Ukrainian community of Saskatchewan proud by having the Holodomor statue erected near the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.”

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Alberni Valley Times, May 13, 2015  

May 13, 2015 edition of the Alberni Valley Times

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May 13, 2015 edition of the Alberni Valley Times