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Local vet earns France’s highest honour When you talk about the Second World War with 97-year-old veteran Victor Mulhall, it’s not the easiest interview. “I try to think as little as possible about the war. … It’s not pleasant. Why spend your time thinking about something that drives you nuts sometimes.” The Red Deer senior seems to prefer focusing on the accomplishments of others, and not so much on himself. But this rather spry gentleman does admit how pleased he is about recently receiving MARY-ANN France’s greatest honour — BARR the National Order of the LeBARRSIDE gion of Honour, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. “I felt very proud. Actually I was very, very proud, yes. It’s their highest decoration, and it’s a beautiful medal by the way.” Mulhall, a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator during the war, received the award, along with two other veterans, at a ceremony in Calgary in October. There are five degrees of distinction for the award. They received the Knight (Chevalier) degree. France is giving the award to former Canadian soldiers who helped free the country from the Germans between D-Day (June 6, 1944) and Aug. 31 of the same year. But this is not the first time Mulhall has been honoured for his war service. On Dec. 7, 1943, he was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Buckingham Palace. That year is important, said Mulhall, who was stationed in England then, because there were far fewer DFCs being awarded in the early war years. When I talked to him last week, he chuckled a bit when asked how he was. ”I’m fed up. I went to the Golden Circle and I had the beef meal. It was good.” One wonders if that dry sense of humour helped get him through the war. He said the other two veterans who received the French award included a man who went ashore on D-Day and on “D-Day plus one” was seriously wounded and a fighter pilot who had survived a serious flying accident. “The only thing he mentioned about me,” he says laughing “was Vic Mulhall flew a lot of bombing missions. And he had a second tour.” In fact, Mulhall, who enlisted in 1940 after three years with the RCMP, flew two tours with Bomber Command, surviving an incredible 55 sorties. The

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ABOVE: WWII veteran Victor Mulhall, 97, poses with French Legion of Honour medal, at his home Wednesday. LEFT: Mulhall shares a picture taken during the ceremony where he was awarded the French Legion of Honour medal. survival rate for those in Bomber Command squadrons was only about 40 per cent. In his profile with The Memory Project, which shares veterans’ stories: “Regardless of the terrible odds, bomber crews buckled on their parachutes and began each mission with determination. They fell prey to the hazards of fog, icing and lightning, and they perished amongst the bursting shells of anti-aircraft guns. However the greatest number died in the desperately unequal combat and the overwhelming firepower of tenacious German night fighter defenders. Over 9,900 Canadians in Bomber Command died.” He tells me, “You come back from very few bombing operations without holes in the aircraft … Those are pretty big shells and they’re bursting not too far from you. It’s quite normal that some shrapnel will reach your aircraft.” On one sortie when they were dropping mines into

the water at the French seaport of Lorient, they sustained 104 holes in their heavy bomber Stirling. On a different bombing run to Italy they were struck with shrapnel over France. Unbeknownst to the crew, the shrapnel had severed the lead connections to the bombs on the plane. Only two bombs dropped despite the efforts of the pilot who “threw the aircraft around the sky” trying to get the bombs to release. In the end they couldn’t get back to base and had to land at a short runway airdrome with almost a full bomb load. Mulhall said later they made two more sorties in the plane and each time the bombs would not drop. He was being blamed for the failure because when the plane was tested on the ground, the bombs released.

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Towers an expert in investigating fires BY MARY-ANN BARR ADVOCATE STAFF If there’s one thing Joe Towers knows, it’s that every fire is different. Towers, who owns Global Forensics Inc. based in Red Deer, travels throughout Western Canada and the three northern territories investigating fires and explosions. A lot of his work is for insurance companies. “I like to say we get paid by the insurance companies but we work for the evidence.” But he also does work for municipalities and police departments. In the past he’s been called in to investigate fires tied to homicides or suspicious deaths. He will often work a parallel investigation alongside a local fire department. Last week Towers was busy investigating an injury fire in Red Deer, working parallel to the city’s Emergency Services. Recently he was called in by police to investigate two fires in Lacombe. He can’t talk about the details as investigations often end up in court and are confidential. In 2009, Towers left his 13-year job with the City of Red Deer Emergency

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Services Department’s fire prevention office to start his business. Towers, whose father was once fire chief for Red Deer County, took his first fire investigation course in 1986. When he was with the city, he became a safety codes officer and was certified as a fire investigator. He also became certified as a forensic photographer. The job of fire and explosive investigation is all scientifically based, said Towers, 54. It’s a constantly evolving process that has changed a lot, even in the last few years, he said. All fires have to be investigated using a systematic approach. The process involves data collection, examining the scene, interviewing witnesses, photography, understanding fire dynamics, what type of loss is it. “And once we’ve collected all the data then we have to analyze that data. … Then you have to build some theories as to why it happened.” There are always multiple theories, “You just can’t base it on one thing otherwise you’re in a lot of trouble.” “Then you come up with some potential causes. Then you rule those out, and then your conclusion is your final opinion about exactly what happened. “Everything is all fact-driven now.

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Joe Towers, left, and Mike Noblett of Global Forensics, piece together a refrigerator where a explosion took place at the Canadian University College in Lacombe. The explosion that originated in a chemistry lab in the Chan Shun Science Centre caused an estimated $500,000 damage. You can’t say it is so because I say it is so.” There are international standards for fire and explosion investigations, and a court-sanctioned guide, which

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Wartime morale boosting art on display A new silkscreen exhibit in Calgary features art meant to boost morale during WWII. Story on PAGE A11

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A man who is alleged to have been driving a vehicle in Penhold that struck and killed a woman pedestrian is now facing serious criminal charges. Innisfail RCMP have charged Jason John Powell, 40, of Red Deer, in relation to the death of Chasity Holman, 41, also of Red Deer, where it is alleged a Chevrolet Impala car driven by Powell struck Holman near the Penhold Multiplex late Thursday afternoon. Holman was later pronounced dead at hospital. An autopsy was completed on Friday, confirming death was due to trauma sustained in the collision with the car. RCMP said that the accused and Holman were known to each other Powell has been charged with: operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that was dangerous to the public and thereby caused the death of Chasity Holman; while his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol/drug did operate a motor vehicle and did thereby cause the death of Chasity Holman; while operating a motor vehicle and knowing that operating that motor vehicle was involved in the death of Chasity Holman, did fail without reasonable excuse to comply with a demand for a breath sample made to him; and operate a motor vehicle while disqualified from doing so. Powell has been remanded into custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. On Thursday shortly after 5:30 p.m. Penhold fire crews responded to a vehicle/pedestrian accident on Waskasoo Avenue, south of the Penhold Multiplex. Fire crews arrived to find a woman with life-threatening injuries and a vehicle had fled the scene. Twenty-three firefighters responded and remained on scene for more than six hours assisting RCMP. Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast said it was a very traumatic incident for all those involved and crews went through some defusing after the call.

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MEDAL: Squadron leader It turned out that when the bomber returned to base, ground crews had repaired shrapnel holes and so no one could see the leads had been severed. Later, Mulhall also figured out the bombs came off the plane when the plane was on the ground because its tail was lower. In the air of course the tail was raised. “We made three useless trips because the wing commander didn’t take my word for it.” Mulhall started out at the low rank of Air Craftsman Second Class (AC2) but rose through the ranks to become a senior officer, a squadron leader. He was recognized as a top navigator. “Getting the wind right is extremely important because the wind will cause your aircraft to drift. … if you know accurately what the wind is, you can properly plot out your course. “But if the information is in error you have to find what the wind is …if you don’t find the wind correctly then you’re liable to be anywhere. That’s why bombing errors occur.” “On my seventh operation, I remember that my

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Leah Poole and Cole Laustsen were all smiles as they curled during the ALS Bonspiel at the Michener Hill Curling Club Saturday morning. Teams played throughout the day, raising funds for the ALS Society of Alberta and aid in finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which currently has no cure and affects 2,500-3,000 Canadians.

Sylvan has vision for non-violence BY MARY-ANN BARR ADVOCATE STAFF A variety of initiatives in Sylvan Lake are aimed at strengthening the community to help prevent family violence and bullying. Alissa McDonald, Community Development Co-ordinator for Sylvan Lake, said a regional conference — Creating a Vision for Non-Violence — last week in the community drew 65 people. Speakers covered several topics, including sex assault, elder abuse, bullying and the effects of domestic violence on children. This month is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. McDonald co-chairs a community group called Vision for Non-Violence that has been working on family violence and bullying initiatives since about 2007. The group now has three subcommittees and some of their work raising awareness in the community is drawing interest from smaller rural communities. Vision for Non-Violence does presentations and

legs were like jelly. I instinctively knew that I was going to die that night. … And yet it turned out to be one of the easiest trips I ever made. So that kind of reassured me. If I was so convinced that I was going to die, and yet it turned out to be just an easy trip, then from now on I won’t have the same fears.” After the war, still with the RCAF in London, England, he became the Casualty Liaison Officer in the Missing Research and Enquiry Service for a few years. That job involved determining where missing soldiers had died and where they were buried. Every year Mulhall has helped sell poppies for the Legion at Costco. Even though he’s just three years shy of being 100, this year is no different. He was at Costco on Saturday and was to be there again Monday. Mulhall’s doctor recently asked him if he ever has memory lapses: “I said I was seven years at war and yes I do forget, but that’s something I want to do, so I don’t mind those memory lapses.” The doctor also asked if he has panic attacks? “Not since the war ended.” He will participate at Wednesday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Red Deer by placing a wreath for the RCMP. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Red Deer Arena at 4725-43rd St. People are asked to please be seated by 10:20 a.m. barr@reddeeradvocate.com

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also provides information in the community about such topics as dating violence, elder abuse, creating a safety plan, and resources and contact information. The group has three subcommittees. “How can we build up people so that they are strong enough not to let those things happen? It’s really about self-esteem building and confidence, creating positive supportive relationships,” said McDonald. The Strengthening Positive Assets and Resiliency in Communities (SPARC) committee focuses on creating relationships with youth. A survey of Grade 4, 5 and 6 students led to initiatives such as positive ticketing by the RCMP and neighbourhood block parties planned for next year. A youth advisory committee and a youth inter-agency group have been formed. The Building Bridges committee connects seniors and youth. One joint activity involves Walk the Talk where youth from Grades 5 or 6 are matched with seniors.

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FIRES: Standards There are also standards be a fire investigator. Preservation of evidence is very important. Towers said that in the example of a vehicle fire, and where a car company may also want to investigate, the vehicle is actually wrapped and stored in a secure location until all the parties can get together to do a parallel investigation. “Your mind’s always going.” Tower’s business includes staff with different types of expertise. For example, he has someone who can conduct polygraph tests and a certified canine accelerant detection unit. He has electrical and mechanical engineers examine evidence to help determine a fire cause. This could be in the case where a refrigerator electrical system may have failed, for example. “One thing you shouldn’t be doing is determining the cause while you’re still in your coveralls and your work boots because you’ve still got to analyze all that data.” Towers said he has been busy investigating fires every day since the summer. At the end of last week he was headed off to Northern Alberta to examine a fire scene. barr@reddeeradvocate.com

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Adults with autism face an uncertain future FEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — The question of who will eventually care for their autistic son, Adam, weighed heavily on Deborah Pugh and her husband until their daughter stepped forward to lift the burden. Adam Elsharkawi, 24, will live with his parents in North Vancouver, B.C., working part-time in a bakery, and will eventually move in with his sister, Jemana, and her husband. Adam hasn’t been told yet that he will one day have to move. Pugh knows parents of children with autism who aren’t as lucky. “It makes me feel incredibly fortunate that my daughter is actually prepared to do this, incredibly fortunate,” she said. Pugh said a “tsunami of teens with autism” will soon reach adulthood, and many families are struggling to plan for their children’s future care. One in 68 children live with the complex neurobiological condition that affects their ability to communicate and interact with others and often results in repetitive behaviour and attachment to routines or objects, said the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. Some will be able to live independently but others won’t, as the symptoms range from mild to severe. There has been a “staggering increase” in autism funding support since 2004, when only 600 youths under age 19 were assisted, compared with the current 11,200, the ministry said in an email. Families in B.C. receive $22,000 in funding for intervention services annually for each child up to the age of six and $6,000 after that until the age of 18. At age 19, youths age out of the system, and as of last July, the number of 18-year-olds receiving funding was 621, the ministry said. The ministry said support is available after 19, but Pugh said waiting lists for supportive housing are long, and $900 provincial-disability payments are not enough.

Solutions for housing are so problematic that a New York-based advocacy group has launched an US$150,000 international competition. Autism Speaks is offering three prizes of US$50,000 each for those who can provide home- and residential-support solutions for people who need help. Spokeswoman Lisa Goring said the prize is a way to engage the global community. “Most adults with autism live with their families long into adulthood, and for many families they’re very concerned about who will take care of their adult children with autism once they’re no longer able to do that,” she said. The group’s director of adult services Dave Kearon said the contest deadline is March 1, 2016, but dozens of ideas have already been submitted, most from the United States, although other entries have arrived from Canada, Spain, Sweden and Iraq. Dr. Anthony Bailey, a University of British Columbia psychiatry professor, said many young adults with autism live at home because they can’t find well-paying jobs, lack skills or have additional psychological issues, like anxiety or depression. Other people are diagnosed very late in life, sometimes when their parents are seniors, he said. “Often the issues comes to attention first through a geriatrician,” he said, noting a doctor will ask to see a patient and only realize an adult child is receiving care at home without government aid. People with autism can be very skilled and offer society much but are hampered by employment, housing and mental-health issues, he said, adding governments around the world must recognize the problem. Kalliopi Tochtamis, who lives in Montreal with her husband and three daughters, said she doesn’t know what will happen to her eldest, Jennifer Romano, when she can’t care for her anymore. “Those are questions I don’t even have the answers to,” she said. Jennifer, 16, has “mild” autism, and while the teen helped to organize a fundraiser and wants to

Education minister tells Alberta schools to come up with LGBTQ policy BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta’s education minister has sent a letter to school boards in the province reminding them that provincial law requires them to create a safe learning environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students. David Eggen says the boards must have policies in place and Alberta Education will be reviewing them to make sure there is evidence of support for the establishment of gay-straight alliances and queerstraight alliances. He says the province doesn’t anticipate that every school will have an alliance, but he wants to know that every board has a procedure in place should a student request that an alliance be established in his or her school. Eggen’s letter was sent to the boards of public, separate, francophone and charter schools. He says schools have until March 31 to comply. Eggen says all students and staff deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and learning envi-

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Jemana Elsharkawi, left, is seen on her wedding day with her brother Adam Elsharkawi, who has autism live independently, she can’t take the bus alone because she’ll get lost, said Tochtamis. She said Jennifer is currently learning skills at high school that she’ll need to survive in the world. Back in North Vancouver, Jemana Elsharkawi and her husband are planning to become Adam’s primary caregivers. Because of Metro Vancouver’s high housing prices, they will buy a home on Vancouver Island that will have room for Adam, and the caregiving transition will be gradual, she said. While her parents didn’t force her into caring for her brother, she said she pressured herself, feeling a natural obligation to support her family.

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ronments must respect diversity and foster a sense of belonging. “To all students looking for safe and caring schools, this government stands with you and will support you,” he says. Last month, Eggen stepped in to a feud among Edmonton Catholic school trustees who disagreed on a policy to protect gay and transgender students, announcing he had hired an outside adviser to help the board pass an inclusive policy. He also said he hadn’t ruled out dissolving the board if it fails to meet expectations. Asked at the time why he didn’t implement a provincewide policy on transgender and same-sex equality issues, Eggen would only say he expects all school boards to implement policies in line with existing legislation. Kris Wells with the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies has said only eight of Alberta’s 61 school divisions have LGBTQ policies — none is Catholic.

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CAMROSE. — A 62-year-old man has been arrested after police received complaints about an elderly man stealing poppy donation boxes in a community south of Edmonton. Police say they received several reports from businesses in Camrose about the thefts. They arrested a suspect and he now faces charges that include multiple counts of theft under $5,000 dollars and one count of possession of stolen property under $5,000. Police accuse the man of lifting 11 donation boxes over a one-week period. He has since been released from custody.

Alberta joins other provinces in recognizing military drivers licences EDMONTON — Alberta has announced it has joined several other provinces in accepting military credentials for commercial driving licences. The province says in a news release that the agreement will allow current and retired Canadian Forces members to operate commercial vehicles without additional testing. It says that previously, military veterans were unable to transfer their credentials when they left the military. Specifically, the agreement allows conversion from the DND 404 licence to Alberta drivers licence classes 1 through 5. Flyer ending November 18th, 2015. PAGE 15 – The Barbie Dreamhouse may not be available in all stores. PAGE 20 – The Disney Eye Found It Game may not be available in all stores. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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SYLVAN: See the relationships formed They take a walk around the park, with conversation starters along the way such as who is your role model, have you volunteered in your community, have you ever been bullied. “It’s so cute to see the relationships formed,” McDonald said. “It might just be that one senior that had a conversation with a youth that empowered them. That it was okay, that things will be fine if they have somebody new to talk to. So we’re looking at family violence sort of from the other side of the coin. “We feel like we need to start with youth for a system change to happen,” McDonald said.

“If we support kids … teaching them about their internal strength and external support, that we will raise a stronger resilient community in the long run.” Another subcommittee is called Elder Abuse — A Community Co-ordinated Response. It was formed to look at specific issues that elders face. For example, shelters don’t have a lot of rooms that are accessible for seniors. Other communities have expressed interest in Sylvan Lake’s approach and as a result, a regional Vision for Non-Violence group was formed last February. This month, Vision for Non-Violence for the first time asked businesses in Sylvan to each display a single red rose in a vase in memory of the women, men and children who have died from domestic violence. About 30 businesses participated. “We’re really proud of the forward thinking that we’re doing in this. We think it will benefit our community immensely as we move forward,” McDonald said.

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Most dangerous time of the year — for deer Forget that first cup of strong cof- mediate Central Alberta areas. Huntfee in the morning to kick-start one’s ers tromping through the forests are ticker into high gear at this time of the pushing deer and moose out of their year if you’re driving to work via coun- hiding places. Combine that factor try roads. There’s nothing like a deer with the mind-numbing mating season on that early trip bouncing and you have a recipe for off your windshield to get disaster on area roadways. the heart pumping. Three years ago in the Ask me, a country dwellUnited States an extended er, who’s seriously damaged family of 10 were travelling three perfectly sound vehifrom Chicago to New Jercles in Bambi-vs.-vehicle sey when their mini-van hit incidents on my drives to a deer. The driver stopped work in the wee hours. but a semi-trailer cruising Deer, reportedly the down the road hit the van most dangerous animal from behind, killing seven in North America when it members of the family. The comes to deaths or serious USA Today reported: “The injuries, are on the prowl crash underscored an onRICK this month. It’s mating seagoing problem: The most ZEMANEK son and motorists are urged dangerous animal in North to take extra precautions. America isn’t the bear or OPINION Like many creatures on the shark, but may well be this planet, when love is in the deer, and the deadliest the air brains turn to mush. In the wild time of year is fall.” that means seemingly shy and elusive On average, six people are killed creatures like deer cast all instincts to in Alberta annually in vehicle-deer the wind and compromise their safe- collisions and hundreds more are inty — and the safety of motorists — by jured. A study conducted in 2008 by acting irrationally, such as wandering the provincial government shows colon well-travelled roads. Deer have one lisions between wildlife and vehicles thing on their minds during the “rut,” are rising dramatically. The study exand it most certainly isn’t looking both amined statistics starting in 1991 when ways before crossing a road. 5,997 crashes involving wildlife were November also marks the opening reported. In 2008, 16,322 crashes were of big-game hunting season in the im- reported — an increase of around 170

per cent from 1991. The 2008 statistics also brought bad news: nine fatalities, 498 injuries and $240 million in damages in that year alone. In the U.S. collisions with deer kill 200 Americans on average every year, injure more that 10,000 people and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most collisions in Canada and the U.S. occur in November. “Males are so focused on mating, they’re not thinking straight,” says University of Alberta biologist Rob Found. “They’re looking for mates and for other males to fight.” Researchers at the Miistakis Institute, a non-profit group affiliated with the University of Calgary say “ … there are four to eight vehicle collisions with large animals every hour in Canada.” Studies show that deer are involved in 80 per cent of wildlife collisions. Moose, on the other hand, are involved in about seven per cent. But if motorists had their choice which ungulate should be hit, they best prefer a deer to a moose. The Wildlife Accident Reporting System in B.C. reports: “Due to the extremely large size of these animals, (a mature bull moose may weight up to 500 kg), there is a significant chance that a moose-vehicle collision will result in a human fatality.” To swerve or not to swerve? that

is the question. Swerving to miss a deer has, in some Central Alberta incidents, resulted in human fatalities when the vehicles clipped the edge of the road and rolled. While it’s easier said than done due to an adrenalin rush, some experts advise when Bambi appears out of nowhere hit the brakes and brace for a collision. But when it comes to moose, swerving may be the only alternative to preventing this huge ungulate from smashing through your windshield. Moose are just as love-sick-challenged as deer when the rut is in high gear. One farmer from the Prentiss area east of Blackfalds reported a moose running into the side of his pick-up truck. Blood spatters on Hwy 2 between Blackfalds and Red Deer at this time of the year proves the ungulates are not fussy about what roads they cross. A large, lit sign traversing all four lanes of Hwy 2 south of Blackfalds has in the past warned motorists to be extra vigilant of wildlife at this time of year. I admit I am not one to talk when handing out advice on avoiding wildlife collisions, having notched three deer in my steering wheels over the past 18 years. But the deer appeared out of nowhere. Seriously. Rick Zemanek is a former Red Deer Advocate editor.

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Many marvels of the mysterious mushroom Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and oth- ones, in response to environmental stimuli. Both use er fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely an array of chemical messengers to transmit signals related to animals, but with enough differences that throughout a cellular web.” they inhabit their own distinct classification. Research by Suzanne Simard at the University of This and more recent findings about these myste- British Columbia found that Douglas fir and paper rious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to birch trees transfer carbon back and forth through learn about the complexities of the natural world. the mycelia, and other research shows they can alNew research reveals mushrooms can so transfer nitrogen and phosphorous. even help plants communicate, share nuSimard believes older, larger trees help trients and defend themselves against disyounger trees through this process. She ease and pests. found that the smaller trees’ survival ofThere’s far more to mushrooms than ten depends on large “mother trees” and the stems and caps that poke above that cutting down these tree elders leaves ground. Most of the organism is a mass of seedlings and smaller trees more vulnerthin underground threads called mycelia. able. These filaments form networks that help Researchers in China found trees atplants, including trees, connect to each tacked by harmful fungi are able to warn other, through structures called mycorother trees through the mycelia networks, rhizae. and University of Aberdeen biologists Scientists believe about 90 per cent of found they can also warn other plants of land-based plants are involved in this muaphid attacks. DAVID tually beneficial relationship with fungi. It all adds to our growing understandSUZUKI Plants deliver food to the mushroom, creing of how interconnected everything on ated by photosynthesis, and the filaments, SCIENCE MATTERS our planet is, and how our actions — such in turn, assist the plants to absorb water as cutting down large “mother” trees and minerals and to produce chemicals — can have unintended negative consethat help them resist disease and other threats. And, quences that cascade through ecosystems. of course, a myriad of other life forms benefit from Scientists are also finding that fungi can be usethe healthy plants. ful to humans beyond providing food and helping The structure and function of the mycelial net- us make cheese, bread, beer and wine. Stamets beworks and their ability to facilitate communication lieves mushrooms can be employed to clean up oil between physically separated plants led mycologist spills, defend against weaponized smallpox, break Paul Stamets to call them “Earth’s natural Internet.” down toxic chemicals like PCBs and decontaminate He’s also noted their similarity to brain cell net- areas exposed to radiation. works. According to a Discover article, “Brains and He credits his interest in fungi to another fascimycelia grow new connections, or prune existing nating aspect of many mushrooms around the world:

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their hallucinogenic properties. During college, Stamets spent a lot of time in the Ohio woods, where he first tried psilocybin mushrooms. They had a profound effect on him, and after his first experience, his persistent stutter went away. He later quit a logging job, because the work was destroying mushroom habitat, and began studying fungi at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Since then, his research has led to fascinating discoveries of multiple possible purposes for fungi, including nuclear decontamination, water filtration, biofuels, increasing agricultural yields, pest control and medicines. Research is also shedding light on potential benefits of the psychotropic properties of mushrooms, such as the 144 species that contain psilocybin. Indigenous people have long used hallucinogenic mushrooms for ceremonial, spiritual and psychological purposes — and with good reason, it turns out. Psilocybin has been shown to improve the brain’s connectivity. Researchers are finding the chemical can help combat depression, anxiety, fear and other disorders, and increase creativity and openness to new experience. This makes them potentially beneficial for post-traumatic stress, addiction and palliative care treatments. We humans have made a lot of technological and scientific advances, and this sometimes gives us the sense that we’re above or outside of nature, that we can do things better. Sometimes it takes a fascinating lifeform like a mushroom to shake us from our hubris and show us how much we have yet to learn about the world and our place in it. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to reach out to top senators to let them know what’s next for the upper chamber, specifically whether there will a government leader there to oversee the Liberal legislative agenda. That wouldn’t be an issue, except for a decision last year to kick senators out of the Liberal caucus as he tried to sever ties with the scandal-plagued Senate. What Trudeau decides to do now with the upper chamber will have wider implications for the Senate and the Liberal legislative agenda. Here are a few issues hanging on Trudeau’s decision: 1) No government leader, no government help As it stands, Senate rules allow any senator to introduce legislation. Those same rules also allow enough leeway

for senators to debate bills for months before they come to a final vote. Without a Senate leader, the Liberals would lose access to the levers governments have in the Senate to push through legislation, either by pushing it higher up the list of business or limiting the amount of time bills can be debated. Senate Liberal Jim Munson said the Trudeau government has some allies in the upper chamber that would introduce legislation, but no guarantees it will be approved: “It is an independent instruction and people have the right to say yes or no to legislation.” Passing any bill, then, would require help from Conservative senators. 2) No government to hold to account Question period in the Senate has been roundly criticized for yielding more talking points than answers. Senators have mused about doing away with the daily question period. Without a government leader, however, questions about government opera-

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tions would dry up because the only person who could answer them is a representative of the government in the Senate. That raises questions about how senators can hold the government to account. “The situation before us here is far more complicated than people understand,” said Sen. Anne Cools, the longest-tenured member of the upper chamber. 3) No government, no money The Senate’s budget for the government leader’s office dries up without a government leader. The people who work in opposition leader James Cowan’s office are still receiving a paycheque under transitory rules, but the money disappears once Parliament returns on Dec. 3. The annual budget for the government Senate leader’s office was about $855,000. That wouldn’t be the case for opposition funding. There would actually be an opposition even if there is no

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ing her a better life. Sampson entrusted her friends, Donna Irving and her boyfriend Warren Johnson, with Katelynn’s care, hoping her daughter would be in good hands. It was later revealed, however, that a judge granted custody of Katelynn to Irving despite the woman’s criminal convictions for prostitution, drugs and violence. Court transcripts revealed few questions were asked about Irving’s record. Irving and Johnson also called the Children’s Aid Society at one point, saying they no longer wanted the child, but their call was transferred to Native Child and Family Services because Katelynn was half-Anishinabe. It took a case worker 16 days to contact Irving, but by then she said she was getting help from Katelynn’s school, which wasn’t true. In August 2008, Irving called 911 and claimed the little girl had stopped breathing while choking on food. She was arrested after emergency personnel arrived to find signs of obvious trauma on Katelynn’s body that contradicted Irving’s story. It was revealed that Katelynn had slept on a bedroom floor, missed school a number of times and suffered prolonged physical abuse at the hands of her guardians. She was found with 70 injuries on her body after she went into septic shock.

TORONTO — Seven years after Katelynn Sampson’s small, battered body was discovered in a Toronto apartment, a coroner’s inquest will investigate just what allowed the little girl to be beaten to death by her legal guardians. The circumstances surrounding the seven-year-old’s 2008 death drew public outrage and raised questions about how she appeared to have been failed by several agencies who ought to have protected her. Some hope the inquest beginning Monday will finally address the cracks Katelynn appeared to have fallen through. “We still have that question — how could this have happened,” said Irwin Elman, Ontario’s advocate for children and youth, who has long called for the inquest into Katelynn’s death and has standing at the proceeding. “I think the inquest, in my mind, gives us a chance as an entire province to have a conversation about how this happened, how we can prevent it from happening again and even, in a sense, have this inquest be the first sentence in a larger conversation about how we protect children and support families.” Elman attended Katelynn’s funeral and still has a copy of the event’s program hanging in a frame above his desk to remind himself, he said, about the need to do better for vulnerable children “I think we will uncover, at the very least, that there is disarray in the child welfare system,” he said of the inquest. “While things may seem to have changed, they haven’t changed.” A jury at the inquest will examine the events around Katelynn’s death and may issue recommendations on how to prevent similar cases. The proceeding is expected to take four weeks and will hear from about 30 witnesses. Katelynn came to be cared for by her guardians after her mother, Bernice Sampson, who GREAT was addicted to crack cocaine, decided to try giv-

4) Changing of the Speaker The prime minister has the power to name a Senate Speaker because the Senate Speaker is considered a representative of the government. That person does not answer questions on government policy from senators, but represents the government of the day through hosting foreign dignitaries and taking part in soft diplomacy abroad. Senators widely expect Trudeau to name a new Speaker to replace Conservative Leo Housakos. Leaving Housakos there would mean a Conservative is acting at times on behalf of a Liberal government. Replacing him would mean Trudeau is tying himself back to the upper chamber.

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Firefighters in northern Saskatchewan spent the weekend practising how to use their new equipment for rescuing people who get trapped in grain. The Prince Albert fire department’s grain entrapment rescue device uses metal plates, which are shoved into the grain in order to form a tube around the trapped person.

government member in the Senate. Senate clerk Charles Robert said the opposition is the largest group of senators who aren’t in government. In this case, that would be the Conservatives, so opposition funds, including about $400,000 in funding, would still flow.

OTTAWA — Canada’s new health minister Jane Philpott says she plans to engage with provincial and territorial counterparts as soon as next week as the Liberals set the wheels in motion to establish a new health accord. In an interview, Philpott said the government perceives the agreement to be a high priority because executing other aspects of the Grit platform will depend on developing a strong relationship with the provinces and territories. The 54-year-old physician also said she will attend a health ministers meeting scheduled for January. In the coming months, the Liberals will try to usher in a new era of federal-provincial relations, especially on the health file. The party was very critical of the previous Conservative government’s decision to allow Canada’s health accord — an action plan backed by billions of federal dollars to establish shared goals — to expire. Philpott also faces critical legislative issues in her portfolio including a Liberal pledge to legalize marijuana. The government’s first step toward giving adults the green light for recreational pot use involves establishing a provincial, territorial and federal task force with public health, substance abuse and public safety experts. “I will clearly have the opportunity to be involved from a health perspective and looking at the health aspects of new legislation,” she said. Philpott also noted the Liberals will

need to get started quickly to accomplish its ambitious mandate. “I suspect that we will begin work on that very shortly,” she said. “It is a complex issue and we need to be sure that all of our decisions are based on really excellent evidence, so there will be many perspectives on this issue.” The second pressing issue will be responding to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on doctor-assisted death. In February, the country’s top court recognized the right of clearly consenting adults who endure intolerable physical or mental suffering and wish to end their lives to do so with a doctor’s help. Parliament was given one year to deal with the legislation. “As Canadians might expect, the minister of justice and the department related will obviously play a very large role in that and we will be happy to work with them in that,” she said. “I think the other thing we talked about in our platform is making sure that there is fair opportunity to have a broad input from Canadians on this incredibly important issue.” Philpott, a mother of four, led an impressive professional career before entering the political ring — a decision she made after realizing it would require “more than medicine” to help people live healthier lives. The MP for the Toronto-area riding of Markham-Stouffville spent most of the first decade of her medical career in West Africa where she practised general medicine and helped establish a training program for village health workers.

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B.C. documents on Highway of Tears open wounds BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA — The small British Columbia Cheslatta Carrier Nation has a decades-long anguished relationship with Highway 16, or the so-called Highway of Tears. Five people from the community of less than 350 near Burns Lake in central B.C. have disappeared along the route, including an entire family of four, says Chief Corrina Leween. At least 18 women went missing or were murdered along Highway 16 and the adjacent Highways 97 and 5 since the 1970s. Most cases remain unsolved, though investigators don’t believe a single killer is responsible. The sorrow deepened recently with a damning report over deleted Transportation Ministry emails about the highway and its missing. Transportation Minister Todd Stone has said he agrees with the opinions of some locals that a shuttle bus service along the route isn’t practical. However, the Opposition New Democrats say recently released documents contradict Stone and highlight the concerns of local officials who say a bus service should be considered. The controversy could be swept up in a call by the federal Liberal government for an inquiry into Canada’s murdered and missing women. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the inquiry during the election campaign. “I would expect that because a number of women have gone missing, and or have been known to have been murdered along Highway 16, that Highway 16 will figure in the national inquiry,” said Stone. “Our government has been on the record for quite some time in supporting a national inquiry.” B.C.’s Attorney General Suzanne Anton said she also expects an inquiry would focus on the highway. “I’m not trying to second-guess the federal inquiry, but there probably will be an aspect about the north all across the country,” she said. An RCMP report last year stated nearly 1,200 aboriginal women were murdered or went missing between 1980 and 2012. Highway 16 stretches more than 700 kilometres between Prince George and Prince Rupert. It follows rivers and mountains and connects remote communities. Its route is dark, lonely and blood stained. “Within (our) community, we have had an entire family that went missing, the Jack family,” said Leween. “One of our elders is missing.” Casimel Jack, 70, was last seen a decade ago, walking along a road that connects to Highway 16 south of Burns Lake. He was hunting and carrying a rifle when he disappeared Sept. 18, 2005. Ronald Jack, his wife, Doreen, and their two sons, Russell, 9, and Ryan, 4, vanished Aug. 1, 1989. The last anybody heard from the family was when Ronald called a family member from a Prince George pub to say he and his wife found jobs. “They just simply disappeared. Mom, dad and the two boys,” Leween said. She said successive B.C. governments have refused to move on First Nations’ requests to provide a regional transportation network. Leween described government consultations attempts as sophisticated stalling tactics. “I, as a leader, don’t feel the government is doing enough to addresses the issue,” she said. Leween rejected Stone’s claim that leaders across the north agree a large-scale transit service won’t

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Stolen plaques to be replaced in time for Remembrance Day in Fredericton FREDERICTON — The plaques that were stolen from the provincial cenotaph in Fredericton will be replaced in time for Remembrance Day. Bill Fraser, minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture made the announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon. Last week, it was discovered three brass plaques containing the names of First, Second and Korean War veterans were missing from the cenotaph downtown. Some of the plaques have surfaced at a metal recycling business, but the names have been ground off. The public has donated about $4,000 to be used for upkeep of the cenotaph and to install a security system.

Two men, one woman dead after U-Haul van collides with another vehicle in B.C.

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The Yellowhead, Highway 16, near Prince George, B.C., is pictured. The small British Columbia Cheslatta Carrier Nation has a decades-long anguished relationship with Highway 16, or the so-called Highway of Tears.Five people from the community of less than 350 near Burns Lake in central B.C. have disappeared along the route, including an entire family of four, says Chief Corrina Leween. work. “It’s absolutely untrue,” she said. “The bus is desperately needed in our area. I go to Prince George quite often to meetings and I see the young women hitchhiking on that highway. It’s needed.” Stone said the government is looking to develop shorter transportation connections between communities, but a region-wide transportation service is not workable. “It’s difficult for many folks to comprehend, myself included, how a scheduled shuttle bus service across an 800 kilometre stretch of highway that’s very sparsely populated would meet the needs of people who live along the highway.” Stone said his ministry is holding a transportation symposium in Smithers Nov. 24 to discuss practical, affordable and sustainable solutions for communities along Highway 16.

Opposition New Democrat Jennifer Rice, whose North Coast riding includes a section of Highway 16, said she has not been invited to the symposium but plans to attend. “I’ve been here (in Victoria) two years, and I’ve been asking this question numerous times around improving the transportation and safety along Highway 16, and I’ve been shrugged off and told basically to move on and get a new idea,” she said. Rice said two years ago when she accidentally locked herself out of her car on a stretch of the highway she felt the chill of being alone in the middle of nowhere. “I was in a pull out, and I had no cell service and I was the only one there,” she said. “I had just come back from Victoria and I had been asking questions about the Highway of Tears. Then this happened to me. I felt extremely vulnerable.”

Additional oversight needed for aboriginal corrections: Howard Sapers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The country’s prison watchdog wants the new Liberal government to act on outstanding recommendations from his office, including a call to create a deputy commissioner of aboriginal corrections. Howard Sapers, the correctional investigator, says outcomes for indigenous inmates — who represent 24 per cent of the prison population — continue to be far worse than for other offenders. Sapers says issues facing aboriginal inmates, including more time spent in custody and segregation cells, are urgent enough that they require standalone leadership within the Correctional Service of Canada. “On just about every measure we look at, there are huge gaps and we believe it’s time that somebody was accountable to address those gaps,” Sapers said. “We think that leadership needs to be put in place.” He also said the government should address aboriginal-specific provisions in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act designed to enhance community involvement in corrections and address the over-representation of aboriginals behind bars. “We reported that the will of Parliament has not

been fully reflected in how the Correctional Service of Canada has conducted itself over the last 20 years,” he said. “In fact, not enough attention has been paid to implementing those sections.” The watchdog says, for example, there are no healing lodges operated by aboriginal communities in the North or in Ontario and British Columbia, where there are high concentrations of offenders. Among the 94 recommendations in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a call for the creation of additional healing lodge spaces across the country. “We know that the platform of the Liberal party prior to the election included a full and robust response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” he said. “That’s something we will be looking for.” Sapers noted his findings were not addressed by action from the former Conservative government. He recalled that his office released a 2013 report examining whether the correctional service was doing everything it should be doing, according to the law, to deal with ballooning rates of aboriginal incarceration. “It was tabled as a special report in Parliament, one of only two special reports my office has ever issued in its more than 40-year history,” Sapers said.

MERRITT, B.C. — Police say three people are dead after a U-Haul van collided with a truck near Merritt, B.C. RCMP say the occupants of the van — two men and a woman — died at the scene of the collision (on Highway 5A/97C) six kilometres east of Merritt on Friday evening. Police say the truck was hauling a trailer containing crushed cars, and the driver and passenger of the vehicle were not injured in the crash. Investigators say they aren’t sure why the van ran into the back of the other vehicle, as conditions were clear, the road was dry, and the trailer lights were working and on at the time of the collision. They say they are still trying to identify the victims. The coroner and police continue to investigate.

Statue of soccer-playing Victoria Cross winner restored in Saskatoon SASKATOON -- A monument to a Saskatoon soccer player who received a Victoria Cross for his actions in the First World War has been restored. The marble statue of Hugh Cairns was installed on the south edge of Kinsmen Park in 1921, the same park where Cairns and other athletes played before the war. Cairns was an avid soccer player when his family moved from England to Saskatoon, and he was on a team that won the Saskatoon league championship in 1915. He took up arms and served as sergeant until 1918, when he and other troops were pinned down by machine gun fire just days before the end of the war. Cairns rushed the gunner’s post, successfully taking it, and then led a small group to flank a number of enemy troops. He was wounded and died of his injuries the following day. Cairns was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy, for defending his troops. The statue, which shows Cairns with a soccer ball under his foot, underwent cleaning and a re-pointing of the granite base. Community Initiatives Manager Kevin Kitchen said 75 Saskatoon soccer players who headed overseas to fight died in battle.

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Obesity surgery impacts last three years STUDY SHOWS HOW TEENS WHO GET SURGERY HAVE LOST WEIGHT AND MADE HEALTH GAINS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Miranda Taylor, 20, poses outside Christ College of Nursing and Health Science in Cincinnati. The nursing student had obesity surgery when she was 16 and weighed 265 pounds. “I feel awesome. It’s like a new life,” she says. Taylor lost more than 100 pounds, along with severe depression, pre-diabetes and an obesity-related hormonal condition. is much higher than their peers. In adults, obesity means a BMI of at least 30. In study patients, it was 53 on average before surgery. The results were published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the Obesity Society annual meeting in Los Angeles. The study included teens aged 13 to 19 treated at five centres. Most had gastric bypass surgery — a stomach-stapling procedure that reduces the stomach to a small pouch. Almost a third had a less drastic stomach-reducing operation called sleeve gastrectomy. Among the before and after results: —75 per cent had unhealthy blood fat levels including high triglycerides and too little good cholesterol: in twothirds of them it vanished. —40 per cent had elevated blood pressure it returned to normal in three-quarters.

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they are ready for surgery, but face a prolonged wait, said Anna Travers of Rainbow Health. “This change would reduce wait times by allowing many trans clients to get surgical approvals from their own local primary care teams,” she said. Martine Stonehouse, who was in the middle of her sex reassignment surgeries when the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris de-listed OHIP coverage, called Friday’s announcement “great,” but a long time coming. “Having only one assessor site isn’t practical, and has caused a bottleneck since we got the surgery re-listed in 2008,” Stonehouse said. “There’s so many people out there who need services but can’t get access.” Nicole Nussbaum, a lawyer who works with the transgender community, said forcing every trans person in Ontario who wants surgery to go through CAMH has created a logjam and unmanageable workload that will be eased by other doctors. “While there is certainly a great deal of expertise at CAMH, many health and mental health professionals in this province are already providing high quality transgender or transition-related care,” she said. New Democrat Cheri DiNovo called Hoskins’ announcement “a wonderful first step,” and a direct result of a resolution unanimously passed in the Ontario legislature in June affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. “Now that trans folk actually have human rights they are exercising them,” said DiNovo. “The fear is once we have broader access points (to sex reassignement surgery referrals) then what happens? We don’t have the surgeons in Ontario to perform the procedures.” Hoskins promised more funding for CAMH and the Rainbow Clinic to help them cope with increased demands while the province gets other health care professionals trained and ready to do the referrals.

TORONTO — Ontario wants to make it easier for transgender people to get a medical referral for sex reassignment surgery, but they will still have to leave the province for the procedures. Currently, only the Gender Identity Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto can refer a patient for sex reassignment surgery, which is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced proposed changes Friday that would allow qualified health-care providers anywhere in Ontario to refer transgender patients for surgery. Exactly who should be trained will be worked out after the government’s 45-day period for public comment on the new regulation. “Ontario is taking action to reduce wait times and improve access for sex reassignment surgery,” Hoskins announced at Toronto’s Rainbow Health Clinic. “We will be moving from what currently is a single site to potentially what could be hundreds and hundreds of sites.” Hoskins said every Ontarian has the right to be who they are, and the health-care system should reflect that vision. “I recognize that this is only a first step in our government’s work to strengthen health supports for the trans community,” he said. There’s been a big increase in the number of people in Ontario seeking gender identity services, and the waiting list for sex reassignment surgery referrals at CAMH has grown to more than 1,150 people. Even after people get a referral for sexual reassignment surgery, they often face a years-long wait and must travel to Montreal or the United States to get the procedures performed. “I can only imagine the additional anxiety of knowing the path one has to travel to seek out Bring on the and receive support, and be affirmed, must dramatically increase that anxiety,” Hoskins said as he pledged to build Ontario’s capacity to offer the surgery. Ontario has spent about $9 million to pay for out of province sex reassignment surgery for trans patients since the Liberals reinstated OHIP coverage in 2008, which grew from five patients in the first year to 136 in 2014-15. One of the most vulnerable times for transgender people is when

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—Almost 20 per cent had abnormal kidney function it disappeared in more than 80 per cent. —13 per cent had Type 2 diabetes it disappeared in more than 90 per cent. Lead author Dr. Thomas Inge, who directs an obesity surgery program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, said seeing diabetes and other obesity-related health problems resolved was remarkable and gratifying. The weight loss also was encouraging, Inge said, but he added that it’s unlikely patients will lose additional weight. Obesity surgery should remain a last resort treatment, Inge said. He said families and doctors need to recognize when children’s weights are spiraling out of control before they become dangerously obese. “We need to be thinking proactively and doing something about this far earlier,” he said.

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The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it’s worth the risks. “I feel awesome. It’s like a new life,” said Miranda Taylor, a Cincinnati nursing student in the study who had surgery when she was 16 and weighed 265 pounds. She lost more than 100 pounds, along with severe depression, pre-diabetes and an obesity-related hormonal condition. Although she has since gained about 20 pounds, she’s still healthy and has surpassed her initial goal of fitting into size 16 jeans — she wears size 14. “I knew that this might not get me down to like model-size, which I wasn’t concerned about. I just wanted to be able to fit into a healthy size,” said Taylor, now 20. Many of the 228 teens studied started out about three times heavier than what is considered healthy — almost 330 pounds on average. Their average weight loss was more than 90 pounds and for many, obesity-related health problems that vanished early after surgery remained at bay three years later. Still, after three years most remained obese — just 5 per cent achieved a normal weight. And there were drawbacks: A little over half developed low iron levels, which can lead to anemia, and a few had vitamin deficiencies. About 13 per cent required additional operations — most for removal of gallstones related to obesity but some were for bowel obstructions or hernias that may have been surgery-related. There was one death, although the researchers said it was unrelated to surgery. Similar results for weight-loss surgery have been shown in adults, but there has been more reluctance to perform the operation on teens because of the risks — and until now, the longterm effects in a large group of young patients have been unknown. The study authors say the benefits from the most drastic way to fight fat still seem to outweigh the risks. But Mary Evans, who oversees obesity research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, said the patients need to be tracked even longer “to really know what the effects are.” The institute paid for the study, and several more years of follow-up are planned. The study shows teen surgery can reverse obesity-related complications that can have life-shortening conse-


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Flare among magazines seeing challenges BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The New Year will usher in a new look on Canadian newsstands as the venerable fashion magazine Flare disappears from the racks and turns its focus towards targeting a younger demographic both online and offline. Sales of single copies of printed magazines have fallen dramatically, forcing the industry to re-evaluate distribution and adapt, says Bo Sacks, president of the U.S.-based consulting firm Precision Media Group. “In the last five years, we have lost 50 per cent of the newsstand sale. And that is a trend that’s not going away,” says Sacks. “Every year, we seem to lose nine to 11 per cent of the sales we used to have before. This is a trend that seems inescapable. At what point does it plateau? I have no idea. But it doesn’t look like anytime soon.” Flare is currently averaging 1,800 copies sold on newsstands, which is less than 2.5 per cent of its total circulation, says Melissa Ahlstrand, group publisher for fashion and beauty at Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). “Essentially with those kinds of numbers on newsstands, we really had to take a good look at how we distribute our print copies. It’s a very small quantity,” Ahlstrand says, adding that Flare will still publish 10 print editions in 2016 for subscribers. Data provided from the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) revealed that Flare had average monthly newsstand sales of 2,658 copies in the first half of the year, while 27,825 monthly digital sales represented 28.9 per cent of Flare’s total paid circulation.

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A copy of Flare magazine is seen at a news stand in Montreal, Saturday. Ahlstrand says millennial readers aren’t regular newsstand buyers, and in an effort to connect with “young, cool, smart women” they’ve decided to invest in another form of print distribution to reach that demographic: distributing overrun copies in urban centres. “Where we may lose the visibility in newsstands — albeit small — we’re actually gaining a lot more visibility through this alternative distribution.” Across the industry, a comparative

analysis of 56 Canadian titles found overall paid and verified circulation was down 4.8 per cent for the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according to AAM. Verified circulation includes subscription copies designed for readership in public places, like those in waiting rooms, hotel rooms or by airlines. While single-copy sales saw a three per cent increase, paid subscriptions were down 10.1 per cent. D. B. Scott, who blogs at Canadian

Hardisty takes stock of Keystone XL pipeline rejection BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HARDISTY — Lee Hayes and his coworker Dave Stuart have a blunt assessment of U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: “It sucks.” The two 50-something men make their living maintaining equipment in the tiny, quiet town of Hardisty, where oilsands crude was to have begun its journey along Keystone XL. “It creates a domino effect,” Hayes says of the blow to the US$8 billion project. “Plus, the price of oil is down right now.” Stuart agrees the nixing of Keystone XL is particularly unwelcome when the price of oil is languishing below US$50 a barrel. “It’s two strikes against you before you even get going,” he says. Hardisty is the starting point of the existing Keystone system that has been shipping crude to the U.S. Midwest since 2010, Oklahoma since 2011 and the Gulf Coast since early 2014. With the XL segment, pipeline builder TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) was to have provided a more direct route for 830,000 barrels a day to get to the lucrative Gulf market, jutting diagonally from the Canada-U.S. border across Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. A sea of huge, cylindrical crude storage tanks lines the horizon on the edge of Hardisty, 200 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. In town, the parking lot outside The Leaf bar slowly begins to fill up with pickup trucks as the work day finishes. Some patrons bristle when asked for their take on the news out of Washington. A few say they’d seen it coming for years — the project had, after all, been in regulatory limbo for more than seven years — so really nothing has changed in the town. A man, who’s one of the few Hardisty denizens who doesn’t work in oil and gas, admits he’s not particularly heartbroken, because

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TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline facilities are seen in Hardisty on Friday, Lee Hayes and his coworker Dave Stuart have a blunt assessment of U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: “It sucks.” The two 50-something men make their living maintaining equipment in the tiny, quiet Alberta town of Hardisty, where oilsands crude was to have begun its journey along Keystone XL. when the industry’s booming, his cost of living goes up. “It’s done. Over. I just don’t see the point in talking about it,” one woman mutters. Scott Gray, who works in construction, is more talkative. “The president of the United States, he doesn’t understand our economy in Canada or anywhere else,” he says. “All he’s worried about is he’s appeasing his people down there so his party gets voted in. That’s all he’s been doing pretty well down there. It has nothing to do with economy or anything else.” Gray said it’s even more important now that TransCanada’s other major

crude pipeline proposal — Energy East — go ahead. Energy East would deliver 1.1 million barrels a day to refineries in Quebec and Saint John, N.B. as well as an export terminal in Saint John, where crude can be shipped by tanker to India, Europe and other overseas markets that will pay a better price for Alberta’s crude. “If Energy East goes, Alberta’s economy will pick up I think a little bit better, because we have a chance at getting our oil overseas. Cause we’re landlocked right now and the oil’s stuck in Alberta.”

Magazines, says that while the absence of newsstand copies may be an inconvenience for some, they represent a small subset of readers. “When your single copy sales shrink from 8,000 or 10,000 to a couple of thousand that’s a much less effective means of marketing than it had traditionally been,” says Scott, president of Impresa Communications, which specializes in consulting for the magazine and newspaper industry. “There probably is a line that a magazine crosses where it is no longer effective, and it is a very expensive thing to maintain a single-copy strategy if it’s not achieving its principle goal — which is to get you new subscribers.” But Sacks argues the newsstand is still “critical to the long-term survival of magazines,” despite the drop in sales. “This is where people discover magazines,” says Sacks. “Sure, you can save a lot of money by eliminating your print title. But long-term, discoverability becomes a much bigger problem.” At the recent FIPP World Congress for magazine media in Toronto, there was considerable discussion about the change in industry culture, says Rowland Lorimer, founder of the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. “Throughout the large magazine sector, they’re all talking about changing their understanding of the new model from a periodical publishing to more or less continuous publishing in all kinds of ways. “Not just a snippet on Twitter or a very short article, but actually making articles available, enhancing them with video and so on. It’s a major change.”

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BRIEF As global prices of raw materials fall, China buys more but pays less on crude oil, soybeans BEIJING — Lower commodity prices dragged down China’s October trade figures, but the volume of imported oil and other raw materials rose as the world’s second largest economy was stocking up on bargains, showed customs data released on Sunday. Imports fell by 16 per cent from a year ago, while exports shrank by 3.6 per cent. Chinese purchases of foreign goods improved from September’s 20.4 per cent decline. Purchases of raw materials such as crude oil and soybeans went up in quantities, but China paid far less for the goods than a year ago because of lower prices. Yet, data also showed China cut back on purchases of coal, steel, copper and aluminum, in a sign of sluggish economy. Sales of Chinese goods to foreign markets fell 3.6 per cent, a slight improvement from the previous month’s 3.7 per cent contraction. Overall, China’s foreign trade dropped 9 per cent, marking the eighth consecutive monthly decline.

Honda recalling 25,300 cars due to air bag deployment issue NEW YORK — Honda is recalling more than 25,000 cars in the U.S. to replace the rear grab rail brackets, which it says could interfere with the deployment of a side curtain air bag. The carmaker says no such instances have been reported and that it discovered the faulty design during internal testing. The company says owners of affected vehicles should go to authorized dealers once they receive notification of the recall. It says notifications will be mailed to customers starting in early December.

Canadians taking on more and more debt Summer is a wonderful but regrettably short season in Canada – the perfect opportunity to take a vacation, travel and generally enjoy the warm weather and sunshine for the few months we have it. But it also can be a time when many people can get caught up in the pleasure TALBOT and euphoria of BOGGS the season and overspend their MONEYWISE budgets. According to an IPSOS Reid poll conducted for BDO Canada, 29 per cent of Canadians increased their debt load over the summer, with 22 per cent exceeding their summer spending budget. Thirty-two per cent of Canadi-

ans didn’t even have a summer budget. More specifically, 23 per cent increased their debt load by one to 1o per cent while six per cent increased their debt by more than 10 per cent. Canadians aged 18 to 34 were the most likely to increase their debt (35 per cent) as were residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba and those with children in the household. There’s certainly no shortage of things to spend your money on in the summer. The average Canadian spent $701 on vacations or day trips, $770 on food, drink and entertainment, $1,422 on home renovations and improvements, $402 on recreational purchases and $250 on other summer activities. Canadians who blew their summer budget spent even more on vacations ($1,059), $780 on food, drink and entertainment, $1,813 on home renovations, $486 on recreational purchases and $387 on summer activities. Statistics Canada’s latest report on household debt has revealed that Canadian’s debt-to-income ratio has hit

a record high of 164.6 per cent, meaning they hold just under $1.65 for every dollar of their disposable income. Canadians borrowed $26.3 billion in the second quarter of this year, an increase of $3.7 billion from the first quarter. “This trend toward higher spending and more debt is concerning in that it signals Canadians are becoming too comfortable with low interest rates,” says Blair Davidson, a bankruptcy trustee with BDO Canada. Low interest rates have been a financial reality for some time and now are the “new normal.” The danger is that people can be lured into a false sense of security, resulting in more spending and higher levels of debt. “Certain debt like a mortgage is a natural evolution of life – people usually need a mortgage to buy a home — but the key is not to let it become a burden in your life,” Davidson says. “Rates will eventually go up and people need to recognize what could happen to their financial situation if they

do.” There are lots of calculators that people can access on line which can help them determine how an increase in rates would affect their mortgage payments and their ability to meet their other financial and life obligations. “We really want people to be aware and financially literate about their debt so they are better able to deal with it and cope with unexpected events that can and often happen in life,” says Davidson. “Seeing what could happen if interest rates went up by, say, two per cent just might make people think and realize that maybe it’s time to start saving more to pay down their debt and reduce their debt stress because rates eventually will go up.” Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.


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POTENTIAL TO BECOME WORST-EVER POLICY MOVE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Jim Balsillie warns that provisions tucked into the Trans-Pacific Partnership could cost Canada hundreds of billions of dollars — and eventually make signing it the worst public policy decision in the country’s history. After poring over the treaty’s final text, the businessman who helped build Research In Motion into a $20-billion global player said the deal contains “troubling” rules on intellectual property that threaten to make Canada a “permanent underclass” in the economy of selling ideas. L a s t month, in the middle of the election campaign, the Conservative government put Canada’s signature on the controversial 12-country pact. The Pacific Rim agreement, which includes the massive American and Japanese economies, has been described as the world’s largest-ever trade zone. But Balsillie said parts of the deal will harm Canadian innovators by forcing them to play by rules set by the treaty’s most-dominant partner: the United States. The fallout could prove costly for Canada because technologies created by these entrepreneurs have the potential to create huge amounts of wealth for the economy, he says. “I’m not a partisan actor, but I actually think this is the worst thing that the Harper government has done for Canada,” the former co-chief executive of RIM said in an interview after studying large sections of the 6,000-page document, released to the public last week. “I think in 10 years from now, we’ll call that the signature worst thing in policy that Canada’s ever done… “It’s a treaty that structures everything forever — and we can’t get out of it.” Balsillie’s concerns about the deal include how it would impose intellectual property standards set by the U.S., the biggest partner in the treaty. He fears it would give American firms an edge and cost Canadian companies more money because they would have to pay for someone else’s ideas instead their own. On top of that, Balsillie believes the structure could prevent Canadian firms from growing as it would also limit how much money they can make from their own products and services. Balsillie, who spent much of his time building RIM by negotiating agreements around the world, called the comprehensive final text a “brilliant piece of literature.” “It’s such brilliantly systemic encirclement. I’m just in awe at its powerful purity by the Americans…

“We’ve been outfoxed.” And unlike legislation passed in Parliament, he noted treaties like this one set rules that must be followed forever. This deal, he added, also features “iron-clad” dispute mechanisms. “I’m worried and I don’t know how we can get out of this,” said Balsillie, who’s also helping guide the creation of a lobby group that would press for the needs of Canada’s innovation sector. “I think our trade negotiators have profoundly failed Canadians and our future innovators. I really lament it.” He said the government should have dispatched a more-sophisticated negotiating team. Harper had hailed the agreement as a means of ensuring Canadian access JIM BALSILLIE to a market of nearly 800 million people and before it was signed, warned Canada couldn’t afford not to take part. The deal must be ratified by all 12 countries, and then it would come into force six months later. It would require a parliamentary vote in Canada. Alternatively, the treaty can also take effect if it’s ratified by half the countries representing 85 per cent of the zone’s economy. A country can withdraw any time, on six months’ notice. The Liberal government has yet to say how it will proceed. International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, named to cabinet a day before the finalized treaty was made public, reiterated that the Liberals believe in trade, but she was careful to note the deal was negotiated by the Conservative government. After the text was released, Freeland told reporters she wanted Canadians to send her comments about it. “I’m going to take that seriously — we’re going to review it,” she said Thursday. The government, she added, is committed to a full parliamentary debate on the deal and a vote in the House of Commons, though she had yet to set a deadline. She declined to answer questions whether the Liberals would be prepared to walk away from the deal. Balsillie warned that the Liberals’ plan to run budgetary deficits of up to $10 billion in each of the next three years could pale in comparison to what could be lost in the country’s ideas economy because of the TPP. “These provisions are more important by far — times 10 — than anything else in the agreement,” he said. “But we’re having no discussion on it.”

“I’M NOT A PARTISAN ACTOR, BUT I ACTUALLY THINK THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT HAS DONE FOR CANADA. I THINK IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW, WE’LL CALL THAT THE SIGNATURE WORST THING IN POLICY THAT CANADA’S EVER DONE.”

Air Baltic will be the first commercial airline to operate Bombardier CSeries BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Latvian carrier airBaltic will be the first client to operate the CS300 aircraft when it takes delivery in the latter part of 2016, aircraft maker Bombardier announced Sunday. The Latvian national airline has 13 firm orders for the CS300 and retains options for seven others, Bombardier said in a news release. In a separate announcement, the Quebec-based company also said the flight test program for the CS100 aircraft was “close to 100 per cent complete.” The company said only “a few” tests remain and it expects the aircraft to be certified with Transport Canada by the end of the year as previously announced. The testing is one of the last steps before the planes can be put into service. “With our flight test program almost 100 per cent complete and all the high-risk CS100 aircraft’s flight tests behind us, teams are now finalizing the last few certification activities,” said CSeries program vice president Rob Dewar. He said CSeries flight test vehicles took more than 1,000 flights during testing.

Bombardier also began function and reliability (F&R) testing on the CSeries with a four-leg flight by the CS100 Saturday. The F&R testing uses typical flight routes and operational procedures to see how the planes will perform under usual conditions. “Airfield performance, landings, airport turnarounds and on-ground operations are just some of the important characteristics that will be observed during the F&R testing,” Dewar said. These test flights will be conducted in about 15 city pairs in Canada and 20 in the U.S. before taking place in Europe. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer said the aircraft would be delivered to its client SWISS in the first half of 2016. Recently, the Quebec government announced it would inject US$1 billion into Bombardier to help complete development of the CSeries and restore customer faith in the delayed and costly commercial jet program, which is about two years behind schedule. The deal included plans to transfer the CSeries program to a new partnership that’s 50.5 per cent owned by the company and 49.5 per cent owned by the province.

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In this graphic provided by Liberty Natural Gas, L.L.C., a tanker offloads liquefied natural gas into a proposed subsea pipeline that intersects and existing pipeline leading to a storage facility on shore. Liberty Natural Gas LLC has asked the federal government for permission to develop the deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose, but opponents argue the plan is dangerous and unnecessary.

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miles from Long Branch, New Jersey. The company says the docking port is needed to deliver liquefied natural gas to the New York metropolitan area. Liberty’s president Roger Whelan says it would mean lower home heating prices. But environmentalists say the port could be dangerous to the environment and a potential target for terrorists.

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Morale boosting wartime project on display SECOND WORLD WAR SILKSCREENS INSPIRED BY A.Y. JACKSON IN CALGARY “THE INITIAL IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT CAME FROM A.Y. JACKSON. HE WAS A WAR ARTIST IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, BUT BY THE TIME CANADA ENTERS THE SECOND WORLD WAR, HE’S TOO OLD TO ENLIST AND NOT ABLE TO GO ON TO THE FRONT LINES AS HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE HOPED.”

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Second World War silkscreens, that brightened the living quarters of Canadian soldiers, on display at the Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums in Calgary stretched over a heavy wooden frame. The design, painted on the screen or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force colour through the pores of the material in areas not blocked out. About 100 of the silkscreens are on display at the museum. Sharman said they are extremely rare and are

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valued at between $3,000 and $12,000 each. Artists who participated in the project included A.J. Casson, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Charles Comfort, Tom Thomson and almost 50 others. The display is not without a note of controversy.

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Belle (Ceanna McKee) dances with Beast (Reid Mills) during a dress rehearsal for Cornerstone Youth Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast Wednesday evening. The play opened Friday, and there are upcoming performances on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cornerstoneyouththeatre.org or phone (403) 986-2981.

Walk of Fame adds Buble, Cherry and MacLean, Laumann, Hill BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A patriotic Michael Buble practically came up with a new national anthem on Saturday as he gushed about Canada’s multiculturalism and diversity while he and several others were inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. “We are a little of everything,” the jazz-pop crooner from Burnaby, B.C., said on the red carpet. “We are 200 beautiful languages and six beautiful time zones, and we’re funny and dirty and kind and compassionate and subversive. We are everything. “I think I just wrote a song,” he concluded with a laugh. “I think I just did.” Buble added he feels special to be from Canada whenever he tours to over 60 countries. The other inductees at the annual awards gala included hockey broadcasters Don Cherry and Ron MacLean, actress Wendy Crewson, three-time Olympic medallist Silken Laumann, and award-winning author Lawrence Hill. The late actor Lorne Greene, known for his TV roles in Bonanza and Battlestar Galactica, received a posthumous honour. Teen pop star Shawn Mendes got a special award — the Allan Slaight honour for a young Canadian making a positive impact in the music industry.

The award comes with a $10,000 honorarium. Actor Jason Priestley hosted the event, which drew in screaming fans to a red carpet lined with Mounties. Cherry, who is known for his outlandish zoot suits, was surprisingly understated in a cream jacket with black polka dots. “I thought I’d just wear this so I’d give everybody a chance at the fashion,” he said. He also offered a prediction for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season: “They won’t make the playoffs, but they’ll give it a good shot and the fans are sticking with them. So three or four years, they’ll be in the playoffs.” MacLean, who was born in Germany but grew up in Chester, N.S and Red Deer, recalled first feeling Canadian when he attended the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg in 1967. “I was seven years old and just felt for the first time … the excitement of what a Canadian could do to unite us,” he said, referencing Canuck swimmer Elaine Tanner, who won two gold and three silver medals. For Toronto-born Laumann, that moment came the first time she represented Canada, at the 1984 Olympic Games. “When your flag is raised — we won a bronze medal, my sister and I — I just felt so proud to be Canadian, to be wearing that maple leaf on my chest.”

One of the silkscreens is Potato Pickers by Fritz Brandtner, a German-Canadian artist who immigrated to Canada in 1928. It depicts five women with their heads covered and a man, in a straw hat, picking potatoes. “It was highly criticized in particular because these individuals did not look Canadian enough,” Sharman said. “Brandtner’s reply to that was: These people were not born in Canada … but these are Canadians. This is the Canada that we have now and this is the democracy that they are fighting for.” Potato Pickers was eventually produced, but Brandtner was unable to find corporate sponsorship and had to rely on a private investor to support the project. “What is so interesting about this piece is those are issues that we are still grappling with in Canada today,” Sharman said. The exhibition, Barracks to Banks: Canadian Silkscreens for War and Peace, is on display until January.

LOS ANGELES — It took the combination of James Bond and Charlie Brown to save the box office after a disastrous few weekends of flops. Both Spectre and The Peanuts Movie reinvigorated moviegoers who turned out in droves to check out the new fare, including buzzy limited-release titles like Spotlight. Spectre took an easy firstplace spot with an estimated $73 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, to become the second-biggest Bond opening of all time. The 24th film in the 53-year-old series stars Daniel Craig as the dapper spy and cost a reported $250 million to produce. But Spectre failed to live up to the record-breaking standard set by Skyfall, which debuted to $88.4 million in 2012 and went on to become the first film in the franchise to earn over $1 billion worldwide. “We never expected it to open to the level of Skyfall. It was a very different scenario. The competition was different, the weekend was different,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution. “One thing I am certain of is that the Bond franchise is as healthy and strong as ever.”

The Peanuts Movie provided a family-friendly alternative to James Bond’s guns and martinis and took second place with a strong $45 million. The film cost around $100 million to make. Audiences, 70 per cent of whom were families, gave The Peanuts Movie a strong A CinemaScore, suggesting that word of mouth will be strong for the animated pic. The cross-generational appeal was no accident for the Fox marketing team, who were looking to appeal to all ages. “I think it’s a combination of connecting with moviegoers who grew up with and were familiar with the Peanuts property coupled with getting kids excited about and introduced to Charlie Brown and Snoopy in a big screen way,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s president of domestic distribution. “We were everywhere. That’s what we thought we had to do to get through the noise of Bond to connect with moviegoers from 8 to 80 which I think we really were successful in doing.” Holdovers The Martian, Goosebumps, and Bridge of Spies rounded out the top five, while new opener Miss You Already, staring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, opened in 384 theatres to only $572,160.

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CALGARY — A wartime art project that was inspired by Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson and was meant to bolster the morale of Canadian troops in the Second World War is on display at The Military Museums in Calgary. The silkscreens, featuring various scenes of Canadiana, were sent across Canada, to England and parts of Europe for soldiers to hang in their quarters. “They’re making silkscreens of Canadian images to show to the soldiers, to remind them what they’re fighting for, and offer them a little comfort and some beautification of their living quarters and offer some level of propaganda as well,” explained Lindsey Sharman, curator of the University of Calgary’s Founders’ Gallery at the museum. “The initial idea behind the project came from A.Y. Jackson. He was a war artist in the First World War, but by the time Canada enters the Second World War, he’s too old to enlist and not able to go on to the front lines as he probably would have hoped.” At the time, artists were limited to going to the front lines as a war artist or to be involved in producing art for Victory Bond posters to help raise money for the war effort. “A.Y. comes up with this idea that really bridges this huge divide,” Sharman said. “They (silkscreens) would have been in the living quarters of the soldiers. It was stipulated they weren’t to go into offices. They weren’t to go to the higher-up officers, but actually to those soldiers.” While the art was initially intended for soldiers during a time of conflict, it became popular afterwards for display in Canadian banks, schools, libraries and other public buildings. Silkscreening is a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is


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Woman thinks crush may be pedophile Dear Annie: An old flirtation recently resurfaced in my life, and we’ve enjoyed getting reacquainted. There’s even a possibility of a long-term relationship. We are both in our 60s, so a late-in-life romance is fun and comforting. The problem is, I accidentally discovered his interest in videos of pubescent girls, around 11 or 12 years old. He told me to check a travel video on his computer, and I was shocked to see his viewing history — it also included adult fetish-type imagery. The kid videos had creepy comments from viewers about the young girls’ feet. When I told him that anyone could stumble upon his viewing history, he was embarrassed but then said, “I don’t see anything wrong with it.” Annie, I’m not too concerned about the adult fetish content, but kids? We were at the beach once and when a little girl in her wet bathing suit walked into our beachside cafe, he was transfixed, staring at her. I asked him a carefully worded question, say-

ing, “Does any part of your brain tell you that is a child?” He thought for a second and then said, “No.” He also ogles teenage girls, especially if they are wearing “sexy” shoes. This is troubling to me. AlMITCHELL so, our sex life & SUGAR is peculiar. We ANNIE’S MAILBOX make out furiously, but have never been able to consummate our relationship due to his erectile dysfunction. I have to wonder if he is capable of relating to an age-appropriate woman. He is divorced with two grown children and has an 8-year-old granddaughter. — Sad and Worried Dear Sad: Please reconsider this

relationship. Your creepy boyfriend sounds like a pedophile with a foot fetish. If his sexual interest is underage girls with sexy shoes, your bedroom relationship is doomed. Some of those videos may be illegal to own, and if he has an 8-year-old granddaughter, we would worry for her safety. If you know the child’s parents, please inform them that Grandpa has some inappropriate ideas about young girls, so that they can protect her in case Grandpa ever decides to act on his sexual impulses. Dear Annie: I am a 17-year-old female. I have been struggling with depression since I was young. I have had traumatic events happen in my life. Both of my parents died before I was 13. My mother was abusive and my father had to be both mother and father to me. I also have a younger brother. I currently live in foster care. I have recently wanted to learn more about my past. I’ve been told I should move on and not dwell on what I can’t change. But I have a lot of ques-

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BRIEF Seattle gum wall to be cleaned after 20 years SEATTLE — After 20 years of people sticking their gum to the walls of an alley by Seattle’s Pike Place Market, officials say it is time for a cleanup. Pike Place Market announced this week it will take down the estimated 1 million pieces of gum off the walls of Post Alley. Known as the “gum wall,” the sticky landmark has become a popular attraction to visitors and locals. Besides gum, people leave pictures, business cards and other mementos. Some pieces of gum were shaped into hearts and messages. Tourist Katri Mattsson said the gum wall was “pretty gross,” but also “in way very impressive.” The market has hired a contractor that will use steam to melt off the gum, beginning Nov. 10. Pressure washing damages the historic building too much.

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South Koreans and tourists make kimchi, traditional pungent vegetable, to donate to needy neighbors for winter preparation during the Seoul kimchi festival in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Kimchi made with cabbage, other vegetables and chili sauce is the most popular traditional food in Korea.

HOROSCOPES you focus on improving communication with your nearest and dearest. Be proactive about travel plans, and strive to share your aspirations for the future with someone special. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): With the Moon JOANNE MADELINE and Venus visitMOORE ing your money SUN SIGNS zone, watch the tendency to indulge in spontaneous spending sprees. Get the balance right between enjoying yourself and living within your means. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your ruling planet Venus is now visiting Libra, which increases your romantic side and gives a welcome boost to your social life. For some lucky singles — love is waiting online. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do you have a problem that’s bugging you? A combination of proactive research and old-fashioned intuition will help you come up with a practical solution that ticks all the boxes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

You’re keen to support a friend or colleague through a difficult time. But don’t get carried away, over-commit, and promise more than you can actually deliver. Take things one step at a time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Professional projects are favoured — as long as you don’t skip over important details. And make sure you’ve done all your financial homework first, before you make any big money moves. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Many Aquarians will feel physically restless and

emotionally unsettled today. So make sure you pace yourself — and resist the temptation to blurt out silly things that you later regret. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ve got professional, social, domestic and financial commitments today. But make sure you put aside time in your busy schedule for some R & R with a very special person — you. Joanne Madeline Moore is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

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BOSTON — A Boston City Councilor says he was being sarcastic when he tweeted that he would introduce an emergency ordinance prohibiting Justin Bieber-inspired graffiti. The pop singer asked artists around the world last week to paint murals inspired by tracks from his upcoming album, which is set to be released on Nov. 13. The singer posted a photo on Thursday of a mural on a Boston pizza shop, prompting a joking response from Councilor Matt O’Malley on Monday saying he planned to file legislation to keep such murals off city walls. But not everyone grasped the intended humour and the tweet garnered a range of responses, including calls for O’Malley to focus on things like crime and poverty. O’Malley says he has nothing against Bieber, but that he’s not a fan of his work.


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RED DEER AND DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB FALL DOG SHOW

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Well-groomed Shih Tzu Mia takes part in conformation showing Saturday afternoon at the Red Deer and District Kennel Club’s annual Fall Dog Show at the UFA Agricentre.

Westerner Park’s UFA Agricentre went to the dogs this past weekend as the Red Deer and District Kennel Club held their annual Fall Dog Show. Hundreds of well-groomed pooches strutted their stuff before judges as they were evaluated for their structure, tail set, and overall appearance in conformation showing. Others had their training, even temperament and listening skills tested during Rally-O and Obedience trials. Awards were handed out for Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show, Best Baby Puppy in Show and Best Brace in Show. A couple of non-competitive obedience fun matches took place during the show, as well as a scent hurdle competition. Echocardiogram and auscultation clinics were also held, while a handful of vendors were on hand to offer doggie merchandise and services to owners and handlers. The Red Deer and District Kennel Club will also host a spring dog show, which will get underway early on April 1 and run until April 3, 2016.

Miniature poodle Daisy, registered as Belcourt Rave Review, struts her stuff judges during conformation showing Saturday

Owners and handlers present their American Cocker Spaniels for judging during conformation showing.

ABOVE: Teresa Armich grooms Shih Tzus Mia and Taboo for conformation Saturday BELOW: Champion Caruaidd Star Over the Seine (also called Paris), keeps her attention on her owner, Maureen Olson during the Rally-Obedience trials Saturday afternoon

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ABOVE: Judge Sharon Derrick takes a look at the structure of Piper, an American Cocker Spaniel handled by Cassidy Proctor during conformation showing Saturday afternoon BELOW: Aurora, a Shih Tzu, rests after being groomed at the Red Deer and District’s annual Fall Dog Show

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BY ADVOCATE STAFF Blades 4 Rebels 2 SASKATOON — Prince Albert to Saskatoon is a relatively short drive when compared to the length of the average Western Hockey League road trip. But somewhere between the two cities, which are a mere 133 kilometres apart, the Red Deer Rebels lost the drive they exhibited in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders. One night later, they were humbled 4-2 by the Saskatoon Blades, a team not considered to be in the same class as the Raiders. In the eyes of Red Deer GM/head coach Brent Sutter, his club just didn’t perform with the same desire as was the case 24 hours earlier. “We just didn’t have the same emotion level that we had the night before,” said Sutter. “To be quite honest, it wasn’t close to the way we were in Prince Albert in a lot of different ways. “We weren’t sharp and didn’t execute well. Saskatoon played a pretty good game, but I just didn’t think we’d have that big of a drop-off from the night before.” The Rebels, who slipped to 13-6-0-0 and are still tied with the Raiders for top spot in the Eastern Conference, never led in the contest, although they got back on even terms on two occasions. Ryan Graham opened the scoring for the hosts at 17:34 of the opening period, but defenceman Colton Bobyk — with his seventh of the season — replied for the Rebels just over two minutes later, cashing a

feed from Presten Kopek. Cameron Hebig restored the Blades’ lead at 8:26 of the middle frame, but once again the Rebels were quick to reply as Evan Polei notched his ninth goal of the season just 32 seconds later. Former Rebel Mason McCarty potted what proved to be the winning marker with 28 seconds left in the period, and former Calgary Hitmen forward and Blades newcomer Terrell Draude scored an

insurance tally at 14:42 of the third, tipping Brycen Martin’s floater from the point past Red Deer goalie Trevor Martin. Despite aiming 14 shots at Blades netminder — and the game’s first star — Brock Hamm in the final frame and forcing him to make 33 saves overall, Sutter wasn’t impressed with his club’s lack of gusto as compared to the game up Highway 11. “I expected we might fall of somewhat because of the emotion of the game Friday, but I just didn’t think we would drop off like we did,” he said. The Rebels boss credited Hamm for making “some big saves at certain times.” “But he saw everything,” said Sutter. “We never got a lot of traffic in front of him.” The Rebels travelled to Brandon Sunday, where they will face the Wheat Kings Wednesday afternoon. The players, with the exception of three, will enjoy a three-day break between games. Meanwhile, forwards Conner Bleackley and Ivan Nikolishin and defenceman Haydn Fleury will play in the WHL portion of the CHL Canada/Russia Super Series tonight and Tuesday in Kelowna and Kamloops. The trio will fly back to Brandon Wednesday, arriving there at 1 p.m. local time. The puck drops three hours later at Westman Place. The Rebels will conclude their five-game road trip with games Friday and Saturday at Regina and Moose Jaw. Red Deer’s next home game is Nov. 20 versus Saskatoon. gmeachem@reddeeeradvocate.com

Lightning roll to fourth straight city title BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Lightning 29 Cougars 7 Their quick-strike offence was instrumental, but the Hunting Hills Lightning captured yet another Central Alberta High School Football League City Division title Saturday by relying on a stout defence. With their defence shutting down the strong running game of the Notre Dame Cougars, the Lightning gradually took control of the contest and cruised to a 29-7 victory before 574 fans at Great Chief Park. It probably wasn’t the script the three-time defending champion Lightning wanted to follow, at least early on. Thanks to strong defensive play — and a series of offensive errors — by both teams, the opening quarter was scoreless until Hunting Hills quarterback Eric Thomson hooked up with Zech Pilgrim on a 35-yard pass-and-run touchdown play with no time remaining. “It was a tough first quarter, we started slow,” said Pilgrim. “But we started getting momentum after a couple of big plays and that really got us comfortable. “We were hyped to get into this game. It was a fun day.” The Cougars conceded a safety, Brandt Burzuk broke a pair of tackles and ran 21 yards to the end zone, and Eder Arias booted a 34-yard field goal on the final play of the second quarter to give the Lightning a 19-0 lead at the intermission. Thomson went down with a shoulder injury on the Lightning’s first possession of the second half and was replaced by Burzuk, who promptly tossed a nine-yard touchdown strike to Pilgrim. At 26-0, it was basically game, set and match, through no fault of the Cougars’ defence. “Our defence had been good all year. I was a little disappointed in our offence today,” said Notre Dame head

coach Gino Castellan. “Their front seven beat us up, that was disappointing. “But the kids have to play the game and hopefully they’ll learn from this. We have a lot of young kids and hopefully we’re back here again next year.” The Notre Dame offence finally broke through in the fourth quarter as Payton LaGrange slipped in behind coverage, hauled in a pass from Devin Desormeau and scored on a 52-yard pass-and-run. “Our defence was outstanding. We played really well but we allowed a big play there,” said Lightning head coach Kyle Sedgwick. “It was kind of a blown coverage. Our corner and our half got mixed up a bit, but otherwise it was a great ball. Other than that one play we held them pretty well, including their run. They have two great running backs and they used them both, but we held them in check.” Arias, who converted all three Hunting Hills majors, kicked a late 24-yard field goal to round out the scoring for the 2015 City Division champions, who this Saturday will be in Calgary to take on St. Mary’s in a south regional tier 2 semifinal. While Thomson is likely out for the remainder of the season, the Lightning will either go back to Burzuk at quarterback or rotate Brandon Rees and Layton Barisenkoff at the position. Burzuk left Saturday’s game in the fourth quarter after being tackled while in an awkward position. “We had some key injuries on offence. We needed our defence to hold us in there and they did,” said Sedgwick. “With Brandt it’s a bit of a muscle issue but hopefully he’s OK for next week. “It’s just unfortunate. You never want to see injuries, especially at this time of the year going into provincial play. Without Eric, we’re going to have a tough time next week, but on the bright side he is in Grade 11 and does have next year.”

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Brandt Burzuk of the Hunting Hills High School Lightning fights through a tackle by Payton Lagrange of the Notre Dame Cougars during the City Division High School Football Final Saturday afternoon at Great Chief Park. The Lightning defeated the Cougars 29-7.

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Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring his goal as Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot reacts during an NHL game Sunday, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 4-2.

Blackhawks 4 Oilers 2 CHICAGO — Patrick Kane has found red-hot chemistry with a pair of Russian linemates. Kane had a goal and three assists, rookie Artemi Panarin scored twice in the first period and Corey Crawford made 34 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Sunday night. Artem Anisimov added a power-play goal with 5.1 seconds left. The Blackhawks ended a two-game slide and won for just the second time in six games. Kane has clicked skating on right wing with Anisimov at centre and Panarin on the left side. He extended his point streak to 10 games and has seven goals and 10 assists during the run — including the primary set-ups on his linemates’ three goals in this one. “All three of us, the way we want to play is very similar,” Kane said. “I think we do a good job of supporting the puck, hanging on to the puck, trying to make plays.” Kane’s latest outburst came three days after an upstate New York prosecutor decided not to bring rape charges against him because of a lack of credible evidence following a three-month investigation. Kane started the season with Anisimov and Panarin, but coach Joel Quenneville juggled combinations as the defending Stanley Cup champions struggled with a depleted lineup and new faces. “I think we went a little stale there before they broke us up, so it was nice to get back together there,” Kane said. The 24-year-old Panarin also celebrated the line’s reunion. “It definitely feels good,” he said through an interpreter. “Maybe even better. Because I scored two goals.” Crawford wasn’t beaten until Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal at 2:56 of the third period on the Oilers’ 29th shot. Andrej Sekera cut it

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to 3-2 with 1:51 left and Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot on the bench for an extra attacker. Talbot made 24 saves and the Oilers dropped their second straight without injured rookie Connor McDavid. Crawford rebounded with a stellar effort after allowing three goals on 13 shots and being pulled after one period in New Jersey on Friday night. The Devils badly outplayed the Blackhawks and beat them 4-2. “(Sunday’s game) was a good one for me, to get back into it,” Crawford said. “It was a big win for us.” In this one, Crawford was at his best in the scoreless second period to preserve a 2-0 Chicago lead — even though the Oilers dominated and outshot the Blackhawks 22-6. “We had a 2-nothing lead and it was all due to Crow,” Kane said. “It was good to see him bounce back from last game and have a big period and a big game.” Panarin opened the scoring 58 seconds in on a one-timer from the low edge of the left circle. After taking Kane’s diagonal cross-ice feed, Panarin’s shot glanced off the stick of Oilers defenceman Mark Fayne, struck Talbot’s right shoulder and slipped in on the short side. Panarin made it 2-0 with 2:25 left in the first, capping his rush down the ice with a shot from the slot that flipped over Talbot’s glove and into the upper-right corner of the net. The rookie fooled several Oilers as he danced through centre ice, then cut to the middle of the Edmonton zone for his fourth goal in 15 games. Crawford had to be sharp in the second when the Oilers took charge. Edmonton had the first 14 shots in the period. “It was a complete opposite of the first period,” Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. “It seems like with our team right now, we have to get the garbage out or fall behind and then play from there.”

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Young stars lift Flames over Penguins BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Flames 5 Penguins 2 CALGARY — Three kids that represent Calgary’s future showed Saturday night how important they also are to the current Flames. Johnny Gaudreau scored twice in a three-point night and Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett each contributed a goal an assist as the Flames won 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gaudreau, 22, made it 2-1 and put the Flames ahead for good at 16:21 of the first when he converted a slick feed from Monahan, 21, on a power play. Fifty seconds later, the 19-year-old Bennett made it a two-goal cushion on a dazzling effort that brought the sell-out Saddledome crowd of 19,289 to their feet. Picking up the puck at his own blue line, Bennett darted into the Penguins zone, did a toe-drag around defenceman Ian Cole, then fired a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury. “The guys were jumping and the guys were ‘wow’ and I knew right there it was a special goal,” said Flames coach Bob Hartley. “Bennie has unbelievable acceleration and he has some great hands, great hands in tight, and that was a big goal for us.” Calgary opened up its first threegoal lead of the season when Monahan snapped an eight-game goalless skid at 9:05 of the second. “Sean Monahan is a big part of today for us and a big part of tomorrow and my job with the Gaudreaus, the Monahans, the Bennetts, all our young players is to play them,” said Hartley. “Put them in all kinds of situations. It’s an investment and it’s a great investment. Those guys have so much to offer.” Gaudreau scored his second of the night and team-leading 17th point of the season into an empty net with 2:09 left. The sophomore’s big night came with his parents and grandparents among the family that had travelled to Calgary to watch the game. “Everyone showed up tonight to play three great periods. It’s just exciting to be in this locker room after a game like that,” said Gaudreau.

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, left, dives for a shot from Calgary Flames’ T. J. Brodie during second period NHL action, in Calgary, on Saturday. The Flames won the game 5-2. “Watching Benny dance like that and Monny making plays backdoor to me, it’s fun to be on the ice with guys like that. We’ve got to keep it going.” Joe Colborne scored the other goal for Calgary (5-9-1), which also got three assists from Mikael Backlund. The Flames won consecutive games for the first time this season and moved to within three points of the San Jose Sharks, who occupy third spot in the Pacific Division. The Flames also snapped a ninegame losing streak against Pittsburgh, having last beaten the Penguins on

Dec. 3, 2005. Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino scored for Pittsburgh (9-5-0), who had their six-game winning streak snapped. “We were really separated from each other. We weren’t supporting each other really well. We were going for home-run plays and that’s not the way we’ve been winning lately,” said Penguins forward Eric Fehr. The Penguins finished 3-1-0 on their four-game road trip. “Our second period was a key time where we traded chances and we can’t play that way,” said Pittsburgh coach

Mike Johnston. “We just had to make sure we were playing the right way, keep the game in check, more like we did in the third period and wait for our scoring chances.” Bonino cut the deficit to 4-2 at 14:17 of the second but Flames goaltender Karri Ramo, who had 23 saves, prevented the Penguins from getting any closer with big stops right after on Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz. Fleury had 26 saves for Pittsburgh. He entered the game second in the NHL with 1.74 goals-against average and fourth with a .939 save percentage.

Harden to get some hard earned recognition BIG VALLEY COWBOY TO TAKE HOME SOME HARDWARE FROM RODEO AWARDS TONIGHT There’s still a mountain to climb, but a handful of over $10,000 in each of them. It was a fun year.” local pro rodeo competitors have scaled some pretty And there’s more fun to come! In his event, Hardbig hills already. en will be riding alongside the Alberta circuit sadThis is Canadian Finals Rodeo week, with the dle bronc winner, Cody DeMoss. The Louisiana cowseason’s rich playoff time set to get underway on boy has posted a phenomenal season, sitting first in Wednesday at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Only those both the Canadian and World standings. He cashed who are among the top 12 money earners in each of in big in Alberta at places like Ponoka, Airdrie and the rodeo events get a shot at the $1.589 Wainwright. It will be the debut for the vetmillion up for grabs. So to get to the eran at the CFR. CFR is always job one. But right behind him in the Canadian Tonight, the contestants who did that race is perennial favorite Jim Berry. The by excelling at rodeos in Alberta are cowboy from Rocky Mountain House will being honored in Red Deer. One of the be accepting the buckle tonight for winning happiest will undoubtedly be Big Valthe Duane Daines Saddle Bronc Series for ley’s Josh Harden. a fourth time in his career, which he calls a The hard-working family man rides special honor. saddle broncs and does steer wrestling. “I’ve always been close to the Daines As the season’s end approached he was family. To be able to win that (award) at various times poised to be in Edmonmeans you’ve been consistent, and have ridton in both … or heartbreakingly outden most of the horses you’ve got on,” noted side the qualifiers in either. It came Berry. DIANNE right down to the very last event of the This season, he collected $26,000 on his FINSTAD year – the Cinch Pro Rodeo Series Fiway to an eighth CFR. He travelled to 40 nals in Calgary. The 33-year-old cowboy rodeos, and picked up a cheque at well over RODEO managed to win enough there to clinch half of them. a spot for Edmonton in the bronc riding, “At the beginning of the year, you make finishing the season in 11th spot, with $13,209. Along some checklists,” revealed the 33-year-old. “First of the way, he won the Alberta circuit All Around all, you want to make Edmonton, and then be as high honors, and will receive a bronze for that during as you can going in there. So it was mission accomtonight’s festivities at Billy Bob’s. He also goes into plished. I think there were only about two weekends Edmonton as the leader in the race to the nation- when I was shut out. I drew really good most of the al All Around title, with $24,668, compared to the year.” $19,030 posted by defending Champion Ky Marshall Another cowboy with strong local roots winning of Bowden. an Alberta bronze tonight is Jake Vold. The PonoAll year long, Harden kept his nose to the grind- ka-raised bareback rider scooped up an astonishing stone, focused on the next horse or steer he had to $48,994 as he topped the Canadian season for a secdeal with, not looking at his standings or what he ond year in a row. The near record earnings came needed to win. It was a strategy that seemed to pay despite a slow start to the season. off, or at least kept Harden’s nerves intact. “Last year was the dream year for me that I’d “All I knew was I’ve got to keep winning, keep been waiting for, and it finally came. I wanted to replucking away, and it will take care of itself at the peat it more than once. I’d worked hard at it over the end,” said Harden. winter,” recalled Vold, who’s making his 6th trip to That’s what played out, giving Harden his first the CFR. trip to Edmonton as a full-fledged pro. But the winter was ‘cold’ and as expenses out“This is my best season ever in both events. I won paced winnings, Vold’s business-like approach to his

JUNIOR B HOCKEY The visiting Red Deer Vipers spread their scoring around in a 5-2 Heritage Junior Hockey League win over the Three Hills Thrashers Friday. Connor Veroba, who added two assists, Brett Hoppus, Nick Glackin, Matt Krusky and Declan Johnson tallied for the Vipers, who got a 29-save effort from Rylan Bardick. Replying for the hosts were Tom Vanderlinde and Donovan Teichroeb. Greg Pols turned aside 41 shots as the losing netminder and both teams were one-for-five on the power play. In other Heritage League weekend games involving Central Alberta teams: • The Blackfalds Wranglers got two goals from Ryan Spiller in a 5-2 loss to the host Airdrie Thunder Friday. Klay Munro made 44 saves for the Wranglers, who were outshot 47-34. • The Stettler Lightning split a pair of contests, falling 5-4 to the host Okotoks Bisons Sunday, 24 hours after posting a 6-4 win over the Bears at Banff. Jacob Bottomley produced a goal and two assists at Okotoks, where Linden Heidecker, Chandler Knibb and Steven Fletcher also scored for the Lightning. Taylor McLaughlin kept the visitors in the game with a 46-save contribution. Knibb and Dylan Houston each notched two goals in the win at Banff, where Derek Muhlbach and Logan Davidson also connected for the winners. Knibb added an assist and Mulhbach had two helpers. Travis Green made 42 saves for Stettler, which directed 43 shots at Bears goaltender Adas Pietrasik.

sport dictated some time off at home in Airdrie to re-focus. “It’s hard to keep a positive outlook. But it always turns around. You’ve just got to be able to fight through it and be excited to get in the truck.” Vold credits travelling partners Kevin Langevin and Colin Adams for making the rest of the year a positive, even though he didn’t quite make it back to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. But he’s got a big $22,000 edge over the rest of the field heading into Edmonton, and has every intention of winning back to back titles. Other Alberta circuit winners picking up bronzes tonight include Saskatchewan’s Dakota Buttar in the bull riding; steer wrestler Scott Guenthner of Consort; Utah’s Rhen Richard in the tie-down roping; Taber’s Nancy Csabay in the barrel racing; and brothers Justin and Brett McCarroll of Camrose in the team roping. For the novice events, the Alberta honors go to Wyatt Gleeson of Sundre in the bareback riding; Lane Cust of Bluffton in the saddle bronc; and Owen Berreth of Airdrie in steer riding. The festivities of the CFR kick off Wednesday evening in Edmonton, and there are plenty of central Alberta competitors to keep your eyes on. Rookie sensation Zeke Thurston of Big Valley is bound to turn in some spectacular bronc rides, while Ponoka’s Zane Lambert is always a good bet in bull riding. Rimbey’s Dean Edge posted one of his best seasons ever in roping, and his great horse Sid received the nod as tie-down roping horse of the year for a record seventh time. Both Cody and Curtis Cassidy are always a force to be reckoned with in steer wrestling, while Big Valley’s Kirsty White knows the winning feeling at Rexall Place in the barrel racing. Brett Buss of Ponoka, with his partner Klay Whyte of Airdrie lead the way in the team roping race heading into the week. The first of the six CFR performances in Edmonton goes Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Tonight’s Alberta awards presentation runs from 6-8 pm at Billy Bob’s in Red Deer. Dianne Finstad is a local freelance writer and covers rodeo for the Red Deer Advocate.

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BALL: High level football The Cougars’ season will continue as well, with the team moving on to a south tier 1 semifinal this Saturday against the host and No. 1 provincially-ranked St. Francis Browns of Calgary. “They’re the No. 1 team in the province, if not the country,” said Castellan. “It will be fun for our kids to be involved in some high level football. “Today we just didn’t come with the right game. Kyle’s team did and they won.” • In the Central Alberta Rural Division final at Sylvan Lake, the host Lakers got two touchdowns from Tristan Koller in a 41-0 rout of the Stettler Wildcats. Koller scored on a five-yard run and a 39-yard pass from Patrick Bennet and led all rushers with 122 yards on 14 carries. Ethan Mearns scored on a 45-yard run, Ryan Arnold hauled in a screen pass and recorded a major on a play that covered 36 yards, and Trent Tarling and Tyrese Hamilton ran seven and six yards, respectively, to the Wildcats end zone. Dagan Slimmon added five converts. Mearns rushed for 102 yards on five carries, Bennet completed seven of 14 passes for 148 yards and teammate Mike Smyth was one-for-one passing for 20 yards. Stettler quarterback Jordan Lane was seven-for-19 passing for 115 yards. Alex Leblanc was his main target, making two receptions for 44 yards. The Lakers will be in Lloydminster Saturday to face Holy Rosary in a north regional semifinal. • Jonathan Goulet kicked a 40-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining as the Lindsay Thurber Raiders edged the Lacombe Rams 25-23 in the City Division consolation final Thursday at Great Chief Park. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

OILERS: Kept at bay Crawford kept the Oilers at bay through the frame, coming up with several tough saves. He made one save on a tip attempt and rebound by Teddy Purcell, another against Anton Lander, a point-blank right pad save on Eberle and a block on Leon Draisaitl’s breakaway. Eberle cut it to 2-1 early in the third when he whipped in a rebound from the left of the net. Crawford had made a pad save on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ initial drive from the top of the right circle. It was Eberle’s first goal this season after he missed the first 13 games with a shoulder injury. Kane made it 3-1 with his 10th goal, on a backhander from the slot with 6:32 left in the third period. NOTES: Blackhawks D and two-time Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith has resumed skating after undergoing knee surgery (right meniscus) on Oct. 20. … Chicago F Marian Hossa returned on Sunday after missing three games with a lower-body injury. Hossa, 36, appeared in all of the Blackhawks regular-season and playoff games last season. … C Artem Anisimov was back in the lineup after leaving a 4-2 loss Friday night at New Jersey with a lower-body injury and recorded his 200th and 201st NHL points … McDavid, the No. 1 draft pick in 2015, suffered a broken collar bone in a win last Tuesday night against Philadelphia and could be out for up to three months. … A piece of sound-absorbing material fell onto the ice from the ceiling of the United Center during a stop in play in the third period. It caused no damage and was quickly carried off the rink.


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Strong defence leads Kings to win BY DANNY RODE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Kings 3 Trojans 0 The RDC Kings have enough offensive talent to play with any team in the country. But if they want to eventually reach their goal of winning a national championship it will come down to defence and that appears headed in the right direction. The Kings, 6-0, showed a lot of their defensive ability in a 25-13, 25-21, 25-21 victory over the SAIT Trojans in an Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League contest before a full house at RDC Saturday. Earlier the RDC Queens, 2-4, continue to struggle as they dropped their fourth match in a row, losing 21-25, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25 to the Trojans. The Kings have been putting in extra work on the defensive side, according to head coach Aaron Schulha. “We’ve been working extra hard on our block defence. One thing the guys wanted was defence first. We know what we can do offensively and our defence is coming around. The guys have been working their tails off, which is good to see.” The Kings also showed their depth Saturday, especially on the left side. The’re already without Kashtin De Souza (back) and Tanner Rehn (concussion) then lost Regan Fathers with an ankle sprain early in the first set. Lindsay Thurber grad Brian Grenier started at power along with Fathers, who went down with the Kings up 4-3. Grady Mawer came in and was solid, especially on defence. “Brian did a good job for us with limited bodies

RDC VOLLEYBALL on the left side,” said Schulha. “We give up a bit (offensively) with Grady in for Regan, but he was strong on defence, served well and passed well.” Setter Luke Brisbane was the RDC player of the match and dominated play from the outset. He finished with 28 assists, one kill, three aces, two blocks and seven digs. The strong performance came a day after he struggled at SAIT, where the Kings lost the first two sets before winning 3-2. “We played as bad as we have all year in those first two sets at SAIT and Luke had a bad match and he’d be the first to tell you so,” said Schulha. “We made a lot of errors at the net and missed a lot of serves. “We changed how we served after the first two sets and put the ball in play and they struggled with their serve receive, as they did today. When you get the serve in and put pressure on a team it’s an easy game.” Nic Dubinsky led the Kings with 14 kills, seven of which came in the third set, two blocks and nine digs. Grenier had eight kills and eight digs and Adam Turlejski six kills. Steven Guebert led SAIT with eight kills and eight digs. Trojans 3 Queens 1 Although Queens head coach Talbot Walton didn’t want to say much about it, the Queens passing was far from crisp and they consistently put themselves behind the eight ball with mistakes at key times. On several occasions they would get on a roll and narrow the gap on the Trojans, only to give points

away. “We’re working through a few things,” said Walton. “Our execution seems to let down when there’s pressure on us, or even at times when there is no pressure we seem to take our foot off the accelerator and not make good decisions.” Walton has also been making a number of changes in his lineup in an effort to find the right combination. One area he can’t switch is at setter with veteran Ashley Fehr going down with MCL damage. “It was bothering me at practice and last night (Friday) is tweaked it again,” she said. “I’m not sure how bad it is … can only wait and see.” But the changes on the floor does lead to inconsistency. “It’s still early and I believe our passing is getting better, and we’re showing some positive signs,” said Walton. “We’ve been using different individuals and the fundamentals and execution still isn’t there. Still we’re playing at a high level at times and when we do other teams can’t control what we do. We need to be at that level consistently.” Maegan Kuzyk was at setter and finished with 23 assists, 11 digs and an ace. Miranda Dawe had seven kills, three aces, a block and 12 digs, Whitney Zylstra had seven kills and four digs and Taylor Wickson seven kills, four blocks and three digs. Kelsey Tymkow came off the bench in the third set and helped settle the Queens down. She finished with four kills and four digs. The RDC squads face Olds in a home-and-home series next weekend – Friday at Olds and Saturday at 1 p.m. at RDC. Danny Rode is a retired Advocate reporter who can be reached at drode@reddeeradvocate.com. His work can also be seen at www.rdc.ab.ca/athleticsblog.

Stamps down Lions in playoff preview with 231 passing yards for Calgary. Receiver Lemar Durant caught two TDs for Calgary. One of Tates’ TDs was to Anthony Parker, who ran in a 70-yard catch to put the Stamps up 13-7 in the third. Parker says he expects to see a more formidable Lions team when they meet again next week. “(The win) gives you a little bit of momentum and confidence and if anything maybe it instills a little bit of doubt in them,” said Parker. “It’s great to get the win, but we’re going to see a different team next week. It will be important for us to get our preparation right and go out there and perform.” After the Lions got on the board with a single in the first, Tate found Durant in the end zone to make it 7-1 Stamps early in the second. On the next series Lulay hit wide receiver Geraldo Boldewign with a 51-yard pass and Anthony Fera then made a 44-yard field goal for his first successful FG in the CFL. Fera was 2 of 4 in the game, including a 49-yarder to tie the game 7-7 in third. After third-string QB Bryant Moniz punched it in from the one, Durant hauled in his second TD pass of the game on a strike form Moniz with 3:35 left to play. Calgary (14-4) remains second in the West while the Lions (7-11) enter the playoffs third in the West Division.

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Calgary Stampeders’ Ciante Evans, right, tackles B.C. Lions’ Shaquille Murray-Lawrence during first half CFL action, in Vancouver, on Saturday. For Lulay it was his first game-action since going down with a knee injury in Montreal over two months ago in Week 11. He’s since lost his starting position to Jonathon Jennings and is a free agent this off-season. There’s speculation this could have been Lulay’s last appearance in Vancouver as

a Lion. “You’re never all the way over the hump until you get back on the field and do it,” said Lulay, who finished 14 for 20 with 181 passing yards. “I felt pretty good about being able to step into some throws, and make some throws down the field.

“I hit all the check marks that I hoped to accomplish. Took a few hits, and held up fine. My confidence level, in terms of my physical health, is as good as it’s been in a long time.” Stamps QB Drew Tate threw for two touchdown passes and finished 18 for 22

Roughriders rally to spoil strong start by Alouettes’ Bridge in finale BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Roughriders 30 Alouettes 24 MONTREAL — What could have been a dud of a finale to the 2015 CFL season ended with a drama-filled final quarter. A potential rare win by a Canadian starting quarterback was wiped out by a furious fourth-quarter comeback as the Saskatchewan Roughriders salvaged some pride with a 30-24 overtime victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday. The Roughriders trailed 24-6 early in the fourth quarter when quarterback Brett Smith came off the bench and threw touchdown strikes to Ryan Smith and Weston Dressler, as well as a two-point convert. Smith later hit Dressler with a TD pass in overtime, while Montreal failed to score. The overtime heroics were set up when John Chick recovered a fumble on a botched Montreal play and Smith led a drive that ended with Tyler Crapingna tying the game 24-24 with a 39-yard field goal with eight seconds left on the clock. The late theatrics made a meaningless game between teams with a combined record of 8-26 surprisingly entertaining. “Can’t express enough how proud I am to play with these guys, and for Rider Nation,” Smith posted on Twitter after the game. “This season is over, learn from it, and moving on to ‘16.” The result spoiled an impressive day for Montreal’s Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge, who threw TD passes to Tyrell Sutton and B.J. Cunningham. Anthony Boone also ran in a score while Boris Bede had a field goal. “I liked my first start,” Bridge said. “Obviously, I would have liked the result to be different. I suppose we are going to learn

‘THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR, WE’VE OVERCOME. WE GAVE OURSELVES A CHANCE TO WIN A LOT OF GAMES, EVEN THOUGH WE FELL SHORT.’ ALOUETTES HEAD COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER JIM POPP

from this match this off-season. It’s disappointing. I would have liked to finish the job.” Bridge was the first Canadian to start a CFL game since Giulio Caravatta for British Columbia in 1996. The Mississauga, Ont., product fell short of becoming the first Canadian to start and win a game since Calgary’s Greg Vavra in 1985. Both teams had been eliminated for some time, though Montreal hung around longer than Saskatchewan. Despite being well behind Ottawa, Hamilton and Toronto in the East, the Alouettes threatened B.C. for much of the season with the possibility of the first East team to cross over into the West for the playoffs. “There are a lot of things we’ve accomplished this year, we’ve overcome. We gave ourselves a chance to win a lot of games, even though we fell short,” Alouettes head coach and general manager Jim Popp said. The Alouettes (6-12) and the Roughriders (3-15) used many backups and young players. Both team’s had quarterbacks making a first CFL start, and each had a drive into scoring position nullified by a fumble.

Bridge took Montreal to the Saskatchewan one-yard line on the first possession of the game. Backup Anthony Boone ran in the TD. Riders starter Keith Price answered with a 32-yard strike to Ryan Smith on the final play of the first quarter. Both QBs struggled in the second quarter until Bridge hit Cody Hoffman with a 42-yard toss to set up a dump pass that Sutton ran in from the 10 with 35 seconds left in the half. It was Bridge’s first career TD pass. Montreal’s first possession of the second led to a Bede field goal. Bridge’s play of the game came 20 seconds into the fourth quarter, when he scrambled away from the rush and hit Cunningham in the end zone with a 48-yard pass. Brett Smith came on and shredded the Montreal defence on consecutive drives, firing a 40-yard score to Ryan Smith, picking up the two-point convert, and finding Dressler with a nine-yard scoring toss. Montreal rush end John Bowman, who has indicated that this might be his last season, had two sacks, including his team record 100th in his career, and a league-leading 18 in 16 games this season. “The Alouettes don’t owe me nothing,” Bowman said. “They gave me a chance to play up here when I didn’t have a chance to play any football anywhere. They gave me 10 years and in return, I gave them 102 sacks and a couple of broken bones.” Sutton passed the 1,000 yards mark and eclipsed B.C.’s Andrew Harris for the CFL rushing lead.

Generals win pair of weekend games over both Eagles teams CHINOOK HOCKEY LEAGUE The Bentley Generals employed a balanced attack Saturday while posting their second Chinook Hockey League win of the weekend — 7-1 over the host Stony Plain Eagles. Rory Rawlyk opened the scoring with a first-period goal for the hosts, but it was all Bentley after that as the Gens got a single marker from each of Jordan Peddle, Cody Esposito, Graeme Craig, Mike Kneeland, Teegan Moore, Scott Doucet and Kyle Bailey. Moore and Doucet each added two assists and Colton Hayes contributed three helpers. Thomas Heemskerk stopped 27 shots for the visitors, who were zero-for-four on the power play. The Eagles, zero-for-seven on the power play, got a 31-save outing from Travis Yonkman. The Generals were 4-1 winners over the host Innisfail Eagles Friday as Tyler Brenner tallied twice and Moore and Hayes each connected once. Bentley led 1-0 after one period and 3-0 after 40 minutes. Tyler Haarstad accounted for the lone Innisfail goal. Bentley netminder Dustin Butler turned aside 34 shots and Dan Dunn made 39 saves as the losing netminder. Innisfail fell 4-2 Saturday to the Chiefs at Fort Saskatchewan. Joe Vandermeer and Ty Clay notched the Eagles goals, while Brendan Baumgartner scored twice for the Chiefs, who were zero-for-four with a man advantage. Troy Trombley was solid in the Chiefs’ net, making 39 saves. Travis Ziegler blocked 23 shots for the Eagles, one-for-three on the power play. RED DEER MINOR HOCKEY COMMISION

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Stampeders 28 Lions 7 VANCOUVER — The game didn’t mean anything in the standings, but plenty of personal achievements were on line in the regular-season finale between Calgary and B.C. Running backs Andrew Harris and Jerome Messam both surpassed a 1,000 rushing yards while Lions quarterback Travis Lulay made his return from injury in a 28-7 Stampeders victory Saturday in Vancouver. The game amounted to a dress rehearsal between the two teams, who square off on Sunday Nov. 15 in Calgary for the CFL West semifinal. Harris, who needed only three yards to reach the milestone, accomplished the goal on the Lions’ first snap of the game. He finished the game with 42 yards and 1,039 on the season. “It’s a big deal,” he said. “For any running back that’s a milestone you want to hit.” Stamps back Messam clearly didn’t want to be outdone. He needed 53 yards and it was clear late in the game that his team was determined to get him there. He eventually rushed for 59 yards before exiting the game. “Feels good to get it,” said Messam. “I had belief that we would do what we had to do to get the 1,000 and the offensive line did a great job blocking.”

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Raptors can’t beat the Heat in Miami BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heat 96 Raptors 76 MIAMI — The jerseys that the Miami Heat are wearing this week have a military theme and say “Home Strong” on the chest, a nod to the name of the program the team founded to honour soldiers at every game. For the next few days, those words may as well be a mantra for the Heat. Starting a seven-game homestand in style, the Heat got 23 points from Chris Bosh, 20 points and 11 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside and pulled away after halftime to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-76 on Sunday night. “That was really inspiring basketball in the second half,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I think the second unit really sparked the energy of the entire team and everybody fed off that defensive energy.” Miami outscored Toronto 30-16 in the third quarter, and after Toronto closed within seven in the fourth the Heat got an 18-3 Heat run fueled mainly by reserves to put the game away. Dwyane Wade scored 12 points, Tyler Johnson had 10 and Whiteside finished with six blocks for Miami — which had a sellout crowd for the 250th consecutive home game, including playoffs. The military-inspired uniforms replete with patriotic symbols will be worn again for home games on Tuesday and Thursday. “They got into us defensively and made it tough for us,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “Their aggression in the third quarter changed the game.” Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 for Toronto, which got 16 from DeMar DeRozan and 15 from Kyle Lowry. The Raptors lost for the 11th time in their last 12 trips to Miami. “We turned the ball over a little too much and that got them out in transition,” DeRozan said. Bosh has appeared against his former team for the 12th time. The Heat are 12-0 in those games, and Bosh lauded the play again of Miami’s second unit — a clear strength for the Heat so far this season. “They’re scrapping,” Bosh said. “And that’s what it’s about.” TIP-INS Raptors: Toronto finished its four-

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry drives past Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic in the first quarter of an NBA game, Sunday, in Miami. The Heat won the game 96-76. game road trip 2-2. … Casey had a chance to get his Toronto record over the .500 mark. Instead, he’s now 159-160 with the club. … Lowry struggled with his shot again, going 4 for 16 and shooting under 40 per cent for the third consecutive game. … Delon Wright, the younger brother of former Heat F Dorell Wright, got into the game late in the fourth. Heat: SG Gerald Green (undisclosed illness) remained away from the team, and the Heat said it had no comment about any aspect of his situation. Green was briefly hospitalized last week and has not been with the team since. … Tuesday could be Kobe Bryant’s 16th and final time playing at Miami, when the Lakers visit. He’s

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Lightning down Raiders for Central Bantam Football League championship The Hunting Hills Lightning, with the aid of Logan Clarkson’s four touchdowns, ran past the Lindsay Thurber Raiders 46-24 in the Central Bantam Football League championship game Saturday at Great Chief Park. Tristen Taylor added a pair of majors for the winners, while Justus Smith had five converts. Wyatt Hawkes, Kaidyn Puttick and Josh Campbell each scored a touchdown for the Raiders. Will Moir added two converts and Hawkes chipped in with one. The Lightning will host the Calgary Mavericks in a provincial tier 2 semifinal this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

Thurber boys take top spot in host JV volleyball tournament The host Lindsay Thurber boys took top honours in the Raiders JV volleyball tournament, defeating Spruce Grove 25-19, 25-18 in Saturday’s final.

averaged 23.8 points in his 15 games at Miami, the Lakers going 4-11 in those contests. WADE PASSES PIPPEN Wade’s 3-pointer with 6:32 left in the third quarter gave him 10 points on the night and 18,942 in his career. He passed Scottie Pippen (18,940) for 51st place on the NBA’s scoring list. Wade should be in the top 50 before long Dale Ellis is next on the list with 19,004 points. Only five other players in NBA history — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, John Havlicek and Larry Bird — have at least as many points, rebounds, assists and championship rings as Wade. CARROLL SITS

The Raiders finished third in round-robin play with a 4-2 record, then downed 5-1 Lacombe 25-15, 2511 in a semifinal. Spruce Grove, which finished the round-robin at 3-3, defeated 5-1 Notre Dame 25-17, 25-16 to reach the final. Hunting Hills was 0-6 during round-robin play. On the girls side, Notre Dame placed first in the round-robin format with a 6-0 slate, but lost 25-23, 24-26, 12-15 to 3-3 Okotoks Foothills in the semifinals, which also featured 5-1 Spruce Grove getting past 4-2 Calgary Western Canada 25-12, 25-20. Hunting Hills was 2-4 and Lindsay Thurber 0-6 in round-robin action. Spruce Grove downed Foothills 25-15, 25-18 in the final.

Legends successfully defend 60-andover baseball title PHOENIX, Ariz. — Alex Courtorielle tossed shutout baseball over five and two-thirds innings as the Red Deer Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends successfully defended their 60-and-over world baseball title Saturday. Don Bonham and Lyle Lorenz each knocked in a pair of runs to lead the Legends to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Mudville 9. Ron Unrau tripled and played solid defence in centre field, while Blair Hanna cracked a key double. Doug Springford came in on relief of Courtorielle and held Chicago scoreless the rest of the way. The Legends returned 12 of the 16 players from last year’s championship team.

Toronto was without SF DeMarre Carroll, who sat to rest a sore right heel. Carroll played in each of Toronto’s first six games, but was shooting only 34 per cent — 12 per cent worse than his career norm. “It has affected his play, his jump shot and his defensive movement,” Casey said. “Getting him rest right now is the most important thing.” James Johnson started in Carroll’s place. It was the first change Casey had made to his starters this season. UP NEXT Raptors: Host New York on Tuesday. Heat: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Sampson leads Triple A over Maple Jordans Larry Sampson drained 19 points and Andre Touchette scored 17 to lead the Triple A Batteries to an 84-49 Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association win over the BTown Maple Jordans Sunday. Mike Plamondan netted 11 points for the Maple Jordans, who got an additional nine from Damon Sawyer.

Grizzlys claw out win over Oilers OLDS — The Olds Grizzlys struck for two goals in each of the second and third periods Saturday en route to a 5-2 Alberta Junior Hockey League win over the Okotoks Oilers. Scoring for the hosts in front of 574 fans at the Sportsplex were Braydon Barker, James Gaume, Landon Kletke, Wyatt Noskey and Logan Linnell, while Ben Giesbrecht turned in a 37-save performance. Riley Mathies and Keillan Olson had first-period goals for the Oilers, who were zero-for-three on the power play and the recipients of 27 saves from Brian Wilson. The Grizzlys, who were one-for-five with a man advantage, host the defending league champion Spruce Grove Saints Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.

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The Red Deer squad outshot Southeast 42-25.

RINGETTE

Midget AAA The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs came away from the Alberta Midget Hockey League Showcase at Sherwood Park with four weekend points. Joel Ray fired three goals to propel the Chiefs to a 6-2 win Sunday over the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers. Tanner Zentner, Matthew Krawiec and Matthew Froehlick accounted for the other Red Deer goals. Dawson Weatherill made 28 saves while recording his fifth win of the season for the Chiefs, who sit first in the Chrysler (South) Division with a 9-1-1 slate. Red Deer was assessed 13 of 22 minor penalties and was outshot 30-28. On Saturday, the Chiefs got two goals from Landon Siegle in a 6-4 victory over the Edmonton Maple Leafs. Froehlick, Ray, Josh Tarzwell and Luke Bast were the other Red Deer marksmen, while Justin Travis made 23 saves for the win. The Chiefs, who outshot the Leafs 30-27, took six of 11 minor infractions. Meanwhile, Weatherill has been named the AMHL Chrysler Division player of the month for October. The Red Deer Rebels prospect posted a 4-0-1 record in October with a 1.20 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.

Midget AAA girls The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs split a pair of weekend road games, winning 2-1 over the Edmonton Lightning and falling 4-2 to the St. Albert Slash despite holding a 47-19 advantage in shots. Erika Marshall and Shae DeMale scored in the Chiefs win, while MacKenzie Fairbrother-Skinner made 17 saves. Red Deer held a 28-18 edge in shots. DeMale scored both Chiefs goals and Bailey Knapp turned aside 17 shots in the loss at St. Albert.

Kianna Doyle and Kailyn Smalley each scored twice in a losing cause as the Central Alberta U16 AA Sting fell 7-6 to the Beaumont U19A team in weekend ringette action. Colby Wagar and Brianna Abell each netted a goal for the Sting, while Erika Driesen contributed four assists. • The U19AA Sting posted a 2-1 weekend record, dominating the Edmonton Elite U19AA to the tune of 10-0 and 9-3, and falling 6-3 to the St. Albert Open A team. Kristen Demale netted three goals, McKenna Causey scored a pair and Sydney Cherniak, Gillian Dreger, MacKenzie Lindholm, Me-

Minor midget AAA Wyatt Gelinas struck for two goals Sunday to lead the Red Deer Strata Energy Chiefs to a 6-2 win over the visiting Southeast Tigers. Elijah Johanson, Ty Herle, Rylan Burns and Zach Froelich also tallied for the Chiefs, while Steven Arthur made 22 saves. Strata Energy held a 51-24 advantage in shots. Elsewhere, the visiting Red Deer North Star Chiefs fell 6-3 to the Rockyview Raiders, getting all three of their goals from Keaton Sawicki. Shots on goal were unavailable. North Star also suffered a 4-1 loss to the visiting Tigers Saturday, with Hunter Leslie potting the lone goal and Brayden Laturnus making 21 saves.

Major bantam Deegan Moffard struck for four goals and added an assist and Bretton Park turned in a 30-save shutout performance as the Red Deer Rebels thumped the host Airdrie Xtreme Sunday. Griffin Ryden scored twice and contributed three helpers and Keaton Sorensen sniped the other Rebels goal and assisted on three others. Red Deer held a 40-30 advantage in shots and was assessed nine of 11 minor penalties. On Saturday, the Rebels fell 4-3 to the visiting Fort Saskatchewan Rangers while getting two goals from Noah Danielson and a single courtesy of Caileb Berge. Jason Very made 32 saves as the hosts were outshot 36-32 and assessed six of nine minor infractions. Major bantam girls Aryn Chambers scored twice and Madison McLaren supplied flawless goaltending as the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs capped a productive weekend Sunday with a 4-0 win over the visiting Calgary Outlaws. McLaren made 31 saves for the Chiefs, who got additional goals from Kadey Rosie and Brooke Litwinski. On Saturday, Chantelle Sanquist stopped all 39 shots she faced to help the Chiefs blank the visiting Sherwood Park Royals 1-0. Emma Hoppins scored the game-winner in the third period. The Royals outshot their hosts 39-19.

SPEEDSKATING

Hamelin, Cournoyer skate to double gold at shorttrack World Cup BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — As Charles Hamelin skated to the start line Sunday, the announcer introduced him — in a booming, drawn-out voice — as “The Canadian Stallion.” The three-time Olympic champion quickly showed why. Hamelin led wire-to-wire to win gold in the men’s 500 metres at the ISU short-track speedskating World Cup. He added a second victory as part of the men’s 5,000-metre relay. His victories highlighted a five-medal performance by Canada on the event’s final day. Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Que., also won two

lissa Misutka and Keara Thomas accounted for the other goals in the 10-0 contest. Grace Romansky posted the shutout. In the rematch, Dreger fired three goals, Shae-Lyn Baxter potted a pair and Cherniak, Demale, Ashlynn Morrison and Brenna Parent also scored. Romansky and Baylee Schulhauser split netminding duties for the Sting. Cherniak tallied twice and Dreger scored once against St. Albert. • The U14AA Sting defeated the Beaumont U16A1 squad 6-3, getting two goals from Kate Rosco and singles from Carly Cherniak, Shaelynn Law, Sydney Schnoor and Tory Towers. Madison Kohut and Gracie Setters minded the Sting net. gold, winning the men’s 1,000 then teaming up with Hamelin, Patrick Duffy of Oakville, Ont., Samuel Girard of Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., and Sasha Fathoullin to win the relay. Marianne St-Gelais of Saint-Felicien, Que., was second in the women’s 500, while Valerie Maltais was third in the women’s 1,000. Hamelin’s victory in the 500 came a day after he was disqualified in another 500. And while, with 14 years experience on the World Cup circuit, it wasn’t his first time being DQ’ed, the Sainte-Julie, Que., native said it was a bit of motivation Sunday. “When I have a bad result or mistakes or DQ, I always get up the day after with a little bit more focus, and more anger to win,” Hamelin said. In the relay, Hamelin took a final push from Cournoyer to skate the race’s last two laps, and edged the second-placed South Korean skater at the finish line by the thrust of his skate blade — the margin of victory was two-hundredths of a second.


SCOREBOARD Local Sports • Women’s basketball: Hoosier Daddy vs. Storm, Rampage vs. Shooting Stars, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber; Xpress vs. Pink Panthers, Funk vs. Big Ballers, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Central Alberta Christian; Triple Threat vs. Spartans, Ball Hawks vs. Age Gap, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber main.

Tuesday • AJHL: Spruce Grove at Olds, 7 p.m. • Men’s basketball: The D Leaguers vs. Kingsmen, Alken Basin vs. Silver Spurs, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. • Heritage junior B hockey: Three Hills at Blackfalds, 7 :30 p.m.

Wednesday • WHL: Red Deer at Brandon, 3 p.m. (The Drive).

Thursday • Men’s basketball: Vikings vs. Wells Furniture, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Henry’s Eavestroughing, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.

Friday • College basketball: Lethbridge at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. • Peewee AA hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer Parkland, 6 p.m., Collicutt Centre. • WHL: Red Deer at Regina, 6 p.m. (The Drive). • College men’s hockey: Portage at RDC, 7 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. • AJHL: Brooks at Olds, 7 p.m. • Heritage junior B hockey: Airdrie at Stettler, 7:30 p.m.; Banff at Three Hills, 8 p.m. • Midget AA hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer Elks, 8 p.m., Arena. • Chinook senior AAA hockey: Stony Plain at Bentley, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday • Peewee AA hockey: Okotoks Green at

Red Deer TBS, 12:30 p.m., Kinsmen A; Taber at West Central, 5:30 p.m., Sylvan Lake. • College volleyball: Olds at RDC, women at 1 p.m., men to follow. • Midget AA hockey: Okotoks Green at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 2 p.m., Arena; Airdrie at West Central, 8 p.m., Sylvan Lake. • Bantam AA hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer Ramada, 2:30 p.m., Kinex; West Central at Red Deer Steel Kings, 3 p.m., Kinsmen A. • Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton K of C at Red Deer, 4:45 p.m., Arena. • College basketball: Ambrose at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. • WHL: Red Deer at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. (The Drive). • Heritage junior B hockey: Ponoka at Red Deer, 6:45 p.m., Arena. • Major bantam girls hockey: Peace Country at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Collicutt Centre. • Heritage junior B hockey: Cochrane at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m.; Okotoks at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; High River at Ponoka, 8 p.m.; Medicine Hat at Three Hills, 8 p.m.

Sunday • Major bantam girls hockey: Peace Country at Red Deer, 10 a.m., Collicutt Centre. • Peewee AA hockey: Okotoks Black at Red Deer TBS, 11:30 a.m., Kinsmen A; Okotoks Green at Stettler, 2 p.m. • Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton Maple Leafs at Red Deer, 3 p.m., Arena. • Midget AA hockey: Medicine Hat at Red Deer Elks, noon, Arena. • Bantam AA hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer Steel Kings, 1:45 p.m., Kinsmen A; Bow Valley at West Central, 3:30 p.m., Caroline. • Men’s basketball: Grandview vs. Monstars, Carstar vs. NWS, Johns Manville vs. Silver Spurs, 4:15 p.m.; Chillabongs vs. Washed Up Warriors, Sheraton Red Deer vs. Lacombe All Sports Cresting, BTown Maple Jordans vs. Rusty Chuckers, 5:30 p.m.; all games at Lindsay Thurber.

Basketball

Cleveland Detroit Chicago Milwaukee Indiana

Central Division W L Pct 6 1 .857 5 1 .833 4 3 .571 4 3 .571 3 4 .429

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 19 12 5 1 1 68 60 Brandon 18 11 5 0 2 68 50 Moose Jaw 18 10 5 2 1 72 56 Saskatoon 18 8 7 3 0 62 71 Swift Current 18 8 8 2 0 48 52 Regina 16 7 8 1 0 41 58 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL 19 13 6 0 0 17 12 5 0 0 20 9 10 0 1 19 7 9 3 0 15 5 7 2 1 19 4 13 2 0

Pt 26 24 23 19 18 15

GF GA 72 54 72 52 53 70 50 61 53 62 44 77

Pt 26 24 19 17 13 10

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Victoria 20 14 5 0 1 68 38 Kelowna 18 13 5 0 0 75 58 Prince George 16 8 7 1 0 42 44 Kamloops 16 8 8 0 0 53 53 Vancouver 17 4 10 2 1 46 68

Pt 29 26 17 16 11

Red Deer Lethbridge Calgary Edmonton Medicine Hat Kootenay

Seattle Spokane Everett Portland Tri-City

GP 17 18 13 16 17

U.S. DIVISION W L OTLSOL 10 6 1 0 8 7 2 1 8 4 0 1 7 9 0 0 6 10 1 0

GF GA 61 46 56 64 29 28 50 47 50 64

Pt 21 19 17 14 13

Saturday’s results Victoria 6 Regina 1 Moose Jaw 6 Prince Albert 4 Swift Current 4 Brandon 1 Saskatoon 4 Red Deer 2 Edmonton 3 Calgary 2 Lethbridge 3 Kootenay 2 Seattle 5 Medicine Hat 2 Kelowna 8 Portland 5 Kamloops 5 Prince George 2 Everett 3 Vancouver 2 Spokane 8 Tri-City 1

GB — 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 4

Golden State L.A. Clippers Phoenix L.A. Lakers Sacramento

Pacific Division W L Pct 7 0 1.000 4 2 .667 3 4 .429 1 5 .167 1 6 .143

GB — 2 1/2 4 5 1/2 6

Wednesday’s games Red Deer at Brandon, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 3:05 p.m. Everett at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s summary Blades 4, Rebels 2 First Period 1. Saskatoon, Graham 6 (Hebig, Martin) 17:34. 2. Red Deer, Bobyk 7 (Kopeck) 18:43. Penalties — Strand RD (high-sticking) 3:20, Gingras Sas (tripping) 6:19, Wheaton Sas (high-sticking) 8:45, Doetzel RD (hooking) 19:40. Second Period 3. Saskatoon, Hebig 10 (Graham, Hajek) 8:26. 4. Red Deer, Polei 9 (Johnson) 8:58. 5. Saskatoon, McCarty 3 (Uhrich) 19:32. Penalties — None. Third Period 6. Saskatoon, Draude 3 (Martin, Soshnin) 14:42. Penalties — Hajek Sas (tripping) 3:15. Shots on goal Red Deer 12 9 14 — 35 Saskatoon 6 11 11 — 28 Goal — Red Deer: Martin (L, 4-2-0) Saskatoon: Hamm (W, 5-2-2). Power plays (goal-chances) — Red Deer: 0-3 Saskatoon: 0-2.

Saturday’s Games Minnesota 102, Chicago 93, OT Orlando 105, Philadelphia 97 Atlanta 114, Washington 99 San Antonio 114, Charlotte 94 Milwaukee 94, Brooklyn 86 Dallas 107, New Orleans 98 Utah 89, Memphis 79 Golden State 103, Sacramento 94 Houston 109, L.A. Clippers 105 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 101, Indiana 97 New York 99, L.A. Lakers 95 Miami 96, Toronto 76 Oklahoma City 124, Phoenix 103 Detroit 120, Portland 103

GB — 1/2 2 2 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 4 2 .667 — Houston 4 3 .571 1/2 Dallas 3 3 .500 1 Memphis 3 4 .429 1 1/2 New Orleans 0 6 .000 4

Monday’s Games Orlando at Indiana, 5 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Portland at Denver, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

Northwest Division W L Pct Utah 4 2 .667 Minnesota 3 2 .600 Portland 4 3 .571 Oklahoma City 4 3 .571 Denver 2 4 .333

Tuesday’s Games Utah at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 5 p.m. New York at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.

GB — 1/2 1/2 1/2 2

Golf Sanderson Farms Championship Sunday At The Country Club of Jackson Jackson, Miss. Purse: $4.1 million Yardage: 7,364 Par: 72 Second Round Note: Third round was suspended and will be completed with the fourth round on Monday. Roberto Castro 62-67—129 Bryce Molder 64-69—133 Jhonattan Vegas 66-67—133 Michael Thompson 67-67—134 Brian Davis 65-69—134 Patrick Rodgers 70-64—134 D.J. Trahan 67-67—134 Boo Weekley 68-67—135 Nick Taylor 69-66—135 Peter Malnati 69-66—135 Ricky Barnes 68-67—135 Carl Pettersson 67-69—136 Robert Garrigus 67-69—136 Patton Kizzire 67-69—136 David Toms 67-69—136 Adam Hadwin 65-71—136 Brice Garnett 68-68—136 Ted Purdy 68-69—137 Jason Bohn 67-70—137 Lucas Glover 69-68—137 Andrew Loupe 66-71—137 Brett Stegmaier 68-69—137 Aaron Baddeley 64-73—137 William McGirt 71-66—137 Graham DeLaet 66-72—138 Smylie Kaufman 71-67—138 Johnson Wagner 69-69—138 Jeff Overton 74-64—138 Bronson Burgoon 68-70—138 Luke List 70-68—138 Tyrone Van Aswegen 67-71—138 Scott Langley 68-70—138 Derek Ernst 69-69—138 Andres Romero 66-72—138 Andres Gonzales 68-70—138 Tyler Aldridge 71-67—138 Henrik Norlander 69-69—138 Cameronm Percy 68-70—138 Trey Mullinax 68-70—138 Leaderboard at time of suspended play SCORE THRU Roberto Castro -13 Boo Weekley -12 D.J. Trahan -12 Michael Thompson -12 Tyler Aldridge -11 William McGirt -11 Brian Davis -11 Patrick Rodgers -11 Jhonattan Vegas -11 Bryce Moulder -11

6 8 8 7 15 12 7 7 6 6

WGC-HSBC Champions Sunday At Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,261 Par: 72 Final Russell Knox, $1,400,000 67-65-68-68—268 Kevin Kisner, $850,000 64-66-70-70—270 Danny Willett, $422,500 65-74-70-62—271 Ross Fisher, $422,500 69-69-65-68—271 Branden Grace, $276,500 63-71-70-68—272 Dustin Johnson, $276,500 65-71-65-71—272 Matthew Fitzpatrick, $173,750 68-69-69-67—273 Patrick Reed, $173,750 65-70-68-70—273 Jordan Spieth, $173,750 68-72-63-70—273 Haotong Li, $173,750 66-69-66-72—273 Daniel Berger, $106,167 68-71-69-66—274 Rory McIlroy, $106,167 68-72-68-66—274 Henrik Stenson, $106,167 69-72-66-67—274 Sergio Garcia, $106,167 68-70-68-68—274 Thongchai Jaidee, $106,167 72-68-66-68—274 Marc Leishman, $106,167 69-72-65-68—274 Rickie Fowler, $89,000 68-72-68-67—275 Bernd Wiesberger, $89,000 70-66-69-70—275 Hunter Mahan, $83,000 68-68-71-70—277

Byeong Hun an, $83,000 Scott Hend, $83,000 Thorbjorn Olesen, $83,000 Paul Casey, $75,750 Thomas Pieters, $75,750 Gary Woodland, $75,750 Harris English, $75,750 Justin Thomas, $72,000 K.T. Kim, $72,000 James Morrison, $72,000

69-68-68-72—277 68-69-67-73—277 64-74-66-73—277 67-72-71-68—278 67-71-71-69—278 69-71-73-65—278 67-71-70-70—278 72-69-70-68—279 74-71-68-66—279 69-70-68-72—279

Champions Tour-Charles Schwab Cup Sunday At Desert Mountain Club, Cochise Course Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $2.5 million Yardage: 6,929 Par 70 Final x-won on first playoff hole x-Billy Andrade, $440,000 65-67-70-64—266 Bernhard Langer, $254,000 63-68-68-67—266 Michael Allen, $213,000 65-64-69-70—268 Mark O’Meara, $158,000 68-68-66-68—270 Jeff Sluman, $158,000 69-64-71-66—270 Stephen Ames, $111,000 68-67-67-69—271 Kirk Triplett, $111,000 70-68-66-67—271 Joe Durant, $93,000 69-66-68-69—272 Olin Browne, $76,000 66-67-71-69—273 Fred Couples, $76,000 66-69-69-69—273 Duffy Waldorf, $76,000 68-68-69-68—273 Tom Lehman, $64,000 69-65-71-69—274 Jerry Smith, $59,000 74-63-70-68—275 Jeff Maggert, $52,000 72-67-71-66—276 Colin Montgomerie, $52,000 70-68-71-67—276 Kenny Perry, $52,000 66-66-74-70—276 Woody Austin, $44,500 71-64-73-69—277 Kevin Sutherland, $44,500 68-67-70-72—277 Bart Bryant, $39,250 68-67-74-69—278 Ian Woosnam, $39,250 70-72-69-67—278 Paul Goydos, $35,000 68-68-78-65—279 Tom Pernice Jr., $35,000 70-68-68-73—279 Russ Cochran, $32,000 70-68-72-72—282 Scott Dunlap, $29,500 71-70-74-68—283 Esteban Toledo, $29,500 72-73-69-69—283 Wes Short, Jr., $27,000 68-72-69-75—284 Marco Dawson, $25,167 73-66-75-71—285 David Frost, $25,167 72-68-74-71—285 Lee Janzen, $25,167 72-67-71-75—285 Gene Sauers, $24,000 73-72-76-71—292 LPGA-Toto Japan Classic Sunday At Kashikojima Country Club Shima, Japan Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,506 Par: 72 Final (x-won on first hole of playoff) x-Sun-Ju Ahn, $225,000 Ji-Hee Lee, $118,379 Angela Stanford, $118,379 Jenny Shin, $77,003 Ariya Jutanugarn, $61,979 Hyo Joo Kim, $37,062 Stacy Lewis, $37,062 Jiyai Shin, $37,062 Lexi Thompson, $37,062 Pornanong Phatlum, $37,062 Ha-Neul Kim, $37,062 Lala Anai, $23,964 Yukari Nishiyama, $23,964 Caroline Masson, $23,964 Ai Suzuki, $23,964 Teresa Lu, $18,781 Danielle Kang, $18,781 Mirim Lee, $18,781 Mi-Jeong Jeon, $18,781 Yani Tseng, $18,781 Mi Hyang Lee, $16,678 Wei-Ling Hsu, $14,114 Ilhee Lee, $14,114 Ha Na Jang, $14,114 Misuzu Narita, $14,114 Shiho Oyama, $14,114 Erina Hara, $14,114 Alena Sharp, $14,114 Eun-Hee Ji, $,14,114 Maiko Wakabayashi, $11,118

Brayden Point, MJ Dryden Hunt, MJ Tyson Baillie, Kel Jonathon Martin, SC Reid Gardiner, P.A. Brayden Burke, Let

Ivan Nikolishin, RD Luke Philp, Koo Mathew Barzal, Sea Keegan Kolesar, Sea Dillon Dube, Kel Nolan Patrick, Bra Tyler Wong, Let Jayce Hawryluk, Bra Radel Fazleev, CAL Giorgio Estephan, Let Devante Stephens, Spo

G 17 15 13 16 12 5

A 22 18 20 12 16 23

Pts 39 33 33 28 28 28

NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W L OL 16 13 2 1 14 7 4 3 16 7 7 2

16 16 21 12 14 18 9 12 12 16 18

27 27 25 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23

GA 29 42 38

Pt 27 17 16

NY Rangers Washington Pittsburgh

Metropolitan Division GP W L OL GF 14 10 2 2 42 13 10 3 0 43 14 9 5 0 31

GA 25 31 28

Pt 22 20 18

New Jersey NY Islanders Boston Detroit Florida Philadelphia Carolina Buffalo Toronto Columbus

WILD CARD GP W L OL GF 14 8 5 1 37 15 7 5 3 40 14 7 6 1 47 14 7 6 1 33 14 5 6 3 37 14 5 6 3 28 14 6 8 0 30 14 6 8 0 32 14 2 8 4 29 15 4 11 0 35

GA 36 37 45 36 35 39 40 41 45 54

Pt 17 17 15 15 13 13 12 12 8 8

GF 54 40 38

GA 39 31 35

Pt 24 21 18

Los Angeles Vancouver San Jose

Pacific Division GP W L OL GF 14 9 5 0 35 15 6 4 5 43 14 7 7 0 38

GA 29 36 36

Pt 18 17 14

Nashville Winnipeg Chicago Arizona Anaheim Calgary Edmonton Colorado

WILD CARD GP W L OL GF 13 8 3 2 35 15 8 5 2 42 15 8 6 1 39 13 6 6 1 35 14 5 7 2 22 15 5 9 1 37 15 5 10 0 39 14 4 9 1 36

GA 31 41 38 38 33 59 47 42

Pt 18 18 17 13 12 11 10 9

Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL 15 12 3 0 14 10 3 1 13 8 3 2

Saturday’s results Buffalo 3 Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 4 Florida 1 Philadelphia 3 Winnipeg 0 Washington 3 Toronto 2 (SO) Carolina 3 Ottawa 2 (OT) Montreal 4 Boston 2 Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 0 St. Louis 4 Nashville 0 NY Rangers 4 Arizona 1 Calgary 5 Pittsburgh 2 Anaheim 1 San Jose 0

Vancouver at Columbus, 5 p.m. Carolina at NY Rangers, 5 p.m. Calgary at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Ottawa at Nashville, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. NY Islanders at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Arizona at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s summary Flames 5, Penguins 2 First Period 1. Calgary, Colborne 3 (Bennett, Backlund) 7:37. 2. Pittsburgh, Kessel 6 (Malkin) 13:06. 3. Calgary, Gaudreau 3 (Monahan, Backlund) 16:21 (pp). 4. Calgary, Bennett 3 (Frolik, Backlund) 17:11. Penalties — Perron Pgh (delay of game) 1:13, Crosby Pgh (holding) 5:16, Lovejoy Pgh (Concealing puck) 15:05. Second Period 5. Calgary, Monahan 3 (Gaudreau, Hamilton) 9:05. 6. Pittsburgh, Bonino 3 (Perron, Cole) 14:17 (pp). Penalties — Bennett Cgy (interference) 12:19. Third Period 7. Calgary, Gaudreau 4 (unassisted) 17:41 (en). Penalties — Giordano Cgy (holding) 9:48. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 8 10 7 — 25 Calgary 16 11 4 — 31 Goal — Pittsburgh: Fleury (L, 7-5-0) Calgary: Ramo (W, 3-4-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Pittsburgh: 1-2 Calgary: 1-3. Sunday’s summary Blackhawks 4, Oilers 2 First Period 1. Chicago, Panarin 3 (Kane) :58. 2. Chicago, Panarin 4 (Kane, Seabrook) 17:35. Penalties — Nurse Edm (tripping) 5:05, Pakarinen Edm (holding) 14:44, Kruger Chi (Embellishment) 14:44, Davidson Edm (tripping) 19:41. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Third Period 3. Edmonton, Eberle 1 (Nugent-Hopkins, Klefbom) 2:56 (pp). 4. Chicago, Kane 10 (Anisimov, Panarin) 13:28. 5. Edmonton, Sekera 1 (Purcell, Nurse) 18:09. 6. Chicago, Anisimov 6 (Kane, Hjalmarsson) 19:54 (pp). Penalties — Tikhonov Chi (interference) 2:16, Lander Edm (holding) 3:48, Klefbom Edm (holding) 19:46. Shots on goal Edmonton 5 22 9 — 36 Chicago 9 6 13 — 28 Goal — Edmonton: Talbot (L, 3-7-0) Chicago: Crawford (W, 7-4-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Edmonton: 1-1 Chicago: 1-4. NHL Scoring Leaders Tyler Seguin, Dal Jamie Benn, Dal Patrick Kane, Chi Blake Wheeler, Wpg Johnny Gaudreau, Cgy David Krejci, Bos Taylor Hall, Edm Alex Ovechkin, Wash Jeff Carter, LA Tomas Plekanec, Mtl Nathan MacKinnon, Col Evgeny Kuznetsov, Wash Henrik Zetterberg, Det Max Pacioretty, Mtl Brendan Gallagher, Mtl David Desharnais, Mtl Mark Stone, Ott P.K. Subban, Mtl Andrei Markov, Mtl

Sunday’s results Dallas 4 Detroit 1 New Jersey 4 Vancouver 3 (OT) Boston 2 NY Islanders 1 Chicago 4 Edmonton 2 Monday’s games Arizona at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s games St. Louis at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.

G 8 10 9 6 4 7 6 8 7 7 6 5 4 8 6 5 3 1 1

A 13 10 10 11 13 9 10 7 8 8 9 10 11 6 8 9 11 13 13

Pts 21 20 19 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14

Football y-Ottawa x-Hamilton x-Toronto Montreal

CFL East Division GP W L T 18 12 6 0 18 10 8 0 18 10 8 0 18 6 12 0

PF 464 530 438 388

PA 454 391 499 402

West Division GP W L T PF PA y-Edmonton 18 14 4 0 466 341 x-Calgary 18 14 4 0 478 346 x-B.C. 18 7 11 0 437 486 Winnipeg 18 5 13 0 353 502 Saskatchewan 18 3 15 0 430 563 x — clinched playoff berth y — clinched division.

Pt 24 20 20 12 Pt 28 28 14 10 6

WEEK 20 Bye: Edmonton Saturday’s results Ottawa 44 Hamilton 28 Calgary 28 B.C. 7 Friday’s result Toronto 21 Winnipeg 11 Sunday’s result Saskatchewan 30 Montreal 24 (OT) End of Regular Season CFL PLAYOFFS Sunday, Nov. 15 Division Semifinals East Division Toronto at Hamilton, 11 a.m. West Division B.C. at Calgary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 Division Finals East Division Hamilton-Toronto winner at Ottawa, 11 a.m. West Division Calgary-B.C. winner at Edmonton, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 103rd Grey Cup At Winnipeg East vs. West Champions, 4 p.m. Canadian Football League Scoring Leaders (x—scored two-point convert): TD C FG S Pt J.Medlock, Ham 0 49 42 6 181 R.Paredes, Cgy 0 26 41 7 156 B.Bede, Mtl 0 25 36 13 146 C.Milo, Ott 0 34 32 1 131 R.Leone, BC 0 27 30 13 130 P.McCallum, Sask 0 18 29 4 109 G.Shaw, Edm 0 19 21 9 91

L.Hajrullahu, Wpg 0 S.Whyte, Edm 0 x-E.Rogers, Cgy 10 T.Gurley, Tor 10 x-G.Ellingson, Ott 9 x-A.Harris, BC 9 x-Je.Johnson, Ott 9 E.Arceneaux, BC 9 K.Stafford, Edm 9 R.Pfeffer, Ott 0 x-K.Elliott, Tor 8 x-C.Marshall, Wpg 7 x-R.Bagg, Sask 7 x-A.Bowman, Edm 7 x-H.Burris, Ott 7 x-A.Collie, BC 7 x-R.Smith, Sask 7 x-T.Sutton, Mtl 7

15 14 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 11 2 6 4 2 2 2 2 2

22 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct New England 8 0 0 1.000 N.Y. Jets 5 3 0 .625 Buffalo 4 4 0 .500 Miami 3 5 0 .375 South W L T Pct Indianapolis 4 5 0 .444 Houston 3 5 0 .375 Jacksonville 2 6 0 .250 Tennessee 2 6 0 .250 North W L T Pct Cincinnati 8 0 0 1.000 Pittsburgh 5 4 0 .556 Baltimore 2 6 0 .250 Cleveland 2 7 0 .222 West W L T Pct Denver 7 1 0 .875 Oakland 4 4 0 .500 Kansas City 3 5 0 .375 San Diego 2 6 0 .250 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct N.Y. Giants 5 4 0 .556 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 Washington 3 5 0 .375 Dallas 2 6 0 .250 South W L T Pct Carolina 8 0 0 1.000 Atlanta 6 3 0 .667 New Orleans 4 5 0 .444

91 89 64 60 56 56 56 54 54 52 50 48 46 44 44 44 44 44

PF 276 200 209 171

PA 143 162 190 206

PF 200 174 170 159

PA 227 205 235 187

PF 229 206 190 177

PA 142 182 214 247

PF 192 213 195 191

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Thursday’s Game Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 10 Sunday’s Games Tennessee 34, New Orleans 28, OT Minnesota 21, St. Louis 18, OT Carolina 37, Green Bay 29 New England 27, Washington 10 Buffalo 33, Miami 17 N.Y. Jets 28, Jacksonville 23 Pittsburgh 38, Oakland 35 San Francisco 17, Atlanta 16 N.Y. Giants 32, Tampa Bay 18 Indianapolis 27, Denver 24 Philadelphia 33, Dallas 27, OT Open: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle Monday’s Game Chicago at San Diego, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 Detroit at Green Bay, 11 a.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Washington, 11 a.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 2:25 p.m. New England at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco Monday, Nov. 16 Houston at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m.

Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Activated CB Leodis McKelvin from the reserve/non-football injury list. Placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Activated RB Jay Ajayi from the injured reserve-return list. Waived C Sam Brenner. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Activated OL Bryan Stork from the injured reserve-return list. Placed OL Ryan Wendell on injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS — Activated DE Jason PierrePaul. Placed LB Jon Beason on injured reserve. NEW YORK JETS — Signed S Rontez Miles from the practice squad. Waived OL Jarvis Harrison. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed CBs Marcus Cromartie and Chris Davis from the practice squad. Placed RB Mike Davis on injured reserve-return and

S L.J. McCray on injured reserve. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed CB B.W. Webb from the practice squad. Waived RB Terrance West. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Houston Bates from the practice squad. Placed LB Jackson Jeffcoat on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE — Reassigned D Nikita Zadorov to San Antonio (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Assigned G Jack Campbell to Texas (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled D Anthony Bitetto from his conditioning assignment with Milwaukee (AHL). American Hockey League MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Sent F Eric Robinson to Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL

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The RDC Kings climbed into second place in the Alberta Colleges Men Hockey League Saturday with a 4-3 win over the Grant MacEwan University Griffins. Riley Simpson potted the third-period winner and the Kings got additional goals from Dylan Thudium, Tyler Berkholtz and defensemen David Heath (power play). Replying for the Griffins were Nolan Yaremchuk, David Way and Blake Grainger. Mike Salmon made 38 saves in the Kings net. Griffins goaltender Danny Todosychuk stopped 28 shots. • The RDC basketball Kings improved to 3-0 in league play Saturday with a 103-78 win over the St. Mary’s Lightning. Ian Tevis led the Kings with

ECHL — Suspended Elmira’s Spiro Goulakos pending a review and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Nov. 6 game at South Carolina. Sunday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled F Dustin Jeffrey and D Philp Samuelsson. Assigned F Tyler Gaudet to Springfield (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Joakim Nordstrom from Charlotte (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE — Recalled F Andreas Martinsen from San Antonio (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Andreas Athanasiou from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed D Kyle Quincey on seven-day injured reserve. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled D Nikita Nesterov from Syracuse (AHL).

23 points, while Matt Matear hit for 17 and Anthony Ottley scored 12. Also in double figures for the visitors were Rodney Teal with 12 points and Matt Johnson with 10. While the Kings have averaged 109.3 points per game this season, head coach Clayton Pottinger is concerned that his club has given up major points to at least one opposing player in each outing. “It’s a tough situation. Philosophically I am uncomfortable with the frantic pace,” said Pottinger. “But once we get rolling, I’m hesitant to reign them in. Sometimes you just gotta let them play. But one thing is for certain…..we must play better defense” In the women’s game, Emily White scored 18 points and had 18 rebounds for the Queens in a 77-71 loss to St. Mary’s. Dedra Janvier added 16 points for RDC.

FENCING Karren Lyver and Kameron Lamont of the Red Deer Fencing Club struck gold in the Priori Cup meet at Calgary during the weekend. Lyver took top honours in the open women’s epee and Lamont was golden in the U15 women’s epee. Clubmate Kai Moore earned a silver medal in the U15 men’s epee event. More than 80 fencers from Alberta and British Columbia attended the competition.


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Canada falls to U.S. in final of Four Nations BY THE CANADIAN PRESS U.S. 3 Canada 2 OT SUNDSVALL, Sweden — An opportunistic goal denied Canada a second straight title at the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament. Hilary Knight scored 36 seconds into overtime as the United States beat Canada 3-2 in Sunday’s final. Kelli Stack found a streaking Knight at Canada’s blue line with a fantastic pass. Knight, who slipped past Canada’s defenders, went in alone on Canadian goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer and scored the decisive goal. “Definitely proud of our team and how they played, but it definitely hurts when you fall short when it’s just so close like that,” Canada head coach Laura Schuler said. The result was the reverse of last year’s title

game, when Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 in overtime. Canada led 2-1 after two periods, but American forward Brianna Decker tied it with her second goal of the game 1:46 into the third. “We created a lot of scoring chances but unfortunately we just didn’t capitalize enough,” Schuler said. “As we go forward we’ll need to focus a little bit more on our specialty teams, our power play, and see if we can generate more that way.” Natalie Spooner and Meghan Agosta had Canada’s goals. Agosta scored two goals in four games after returning to the national team following a year away to attend police academy in Vancouver. “Just to have (Agosta) back here at Four Nations, to get her feet wet I think was great for her, and obviously good for us to see where she’s at,” Schuler said. Maschmeyer made 30 saves for Canada, while Jessie Vetter stopped 30 shots for the U.S. Schuler said Canada’s younger players showed

promise at the Four Nations tournament, which is a good sign for the team heading into the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Kamloops, B.C. “We brought a lot of young players this tournament, so we got a real good look at where they’re at in their development and where we’re at as a program. We challenged them with a lot of different tasks and they really stepped up to the occasion.” Finland beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime in the bronze-medal game. The Scandinavian countries failed to get a win over the North American powers at the tournament, but both held their own against Canada in the preliminary round. Canada beat Finland 2-0 and Sweden 3-1. “Those teams have definitely come a log way, as have we,” Schuler said. “So it’s great to see that parity … in international play.”

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Jordan Matthews (81) fights off a tackle by Dallas Cowboys’ Byron Jones (31) after Matthews caught a pass in the second half of an NFL game, Sunday, in Arlington, Texas. PATRIOTS 27, REDSKINS 10 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount scored touchdowns before the Redskins ran their second play. Tom Brady completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, including an 8-yarder to Edelman on the opening drive. New England (8-0) then pulled off a surprise onside kick, but that drive stalled when Edelman fumbled. Washington could manage only a single play: Kirk Cousins’ pass that bounced off Pierre Garcon and was intercepted by Logan Ryan. New England then marched downfield to make it 14-0 on Blount’s 5-yard score. Washington (3-5) managed 15 total yards in the first quarter, and the Patriots continued to pull away. New England has scored in 31 straight quarters — every one this season except the first quarter of the first game. Blount carried 29 times for 129 yards for New England, which won easily even though Brady threw his second interception of the season. The Patriots also lost a fumble at home for the first time since 2013. EAGLES 33, COWBOYS 27, OT ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sam Bradford threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews in overtime and Philadelphia handed Dallas its sixth straight loss, the Cowboys’ longest losing streak in 26 years. Matthews broke away from Byron Jones and ran past safety J.J. Wilcox on the first possession of overtime. Matthews had nine catches for 133 yards. Jordan Hicks had a 67-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Eagles (4-4). DeMarco Murray had 161 total yards — 83 rushing and 78 receiving — in his first game on his old home field after

winning the NFL rushing title with the Cowboys last season. The Cowboys (2-6) have lost every game without quarterback Tony Romo, who will miss at least one more with a broken left collarbone. TITANS 34, SAINTS 28, OT NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tennessee rookie Marcus Mariota came back from his recent injury to pass for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including a 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime, and the Titans snapped a six-game skid. The Saints (4-5), who had won three in a row, led 21-10 but could not put away the Titans (2-6), who turned in a feisty performance in their first game since coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired and replaced by Mike Mularkey. Sunday also marked Mariota’s return from a knee sprain that sidelined him for two games. He completed 28 of 39 passes. Brees was 28 of 39 for 389 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored on a short keeper. Both teams missed go-ahead field goal attempts in the last two minutes of regulation. First, Tennessee’s Ryan Succop hit the cross bar on a 55-yard try that would have been a career long. Then, in the final minute, Kai Forbath, who a week earlier had kicked a winning field goal, had his 46-yard attempt partially blocked by Coty Sensabaugh. VIKINGS 21, RAMS 18, OT MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson rushed for 125 yards on 29 carries, helping set up Blair Walsh’s 40-yard field goal in overtime after Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left with a concussion early in the fourth quarter. In a predictably grind-it-out game between similarly constructed teams, the Vikings (6-2) ended Todd Gurley’s streak of games with 125-plus yards

World Series of Poker showdown starts with $7.6M at stake BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — Call him the dream-slayer. Joe McKeehen, the 24-year-old poker pro from Pennsylvania who held an enormous lead going into the final World Series of Poker matchup, ousted Italy’s Federico Butteroni late Sunday leaving seven players left to battle for a $7.6 million top prize. Three hours earlier, minutes into the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em event’s start, it was McKeehen going head-tohead with 26-year-old Patrick Chan from New York. Neither Butteroni or Chan got lucky when the community cards were revealed and McKeehen held a stronger pair of cards each time. It’s been four months since nine players remained atop a field of 6,420 entries in the World Series of Poker’s main event. Butteroni, who came into Sunday night in last place, was able to at least outlast Chan and walk away

with an extra $97,000 on top of the $1 million they all won in July. After McKeehen raised him 1 million chips before the flop of community cards, Butteroni went all-in with an ace-jack combo against McKeehen’s ace-king. Butteroni’s fans chanted “jack, jack, jack” but none made an appearance. “He is one of the most humblest, most modest people,” said friend Denise Negrel, who works at the Aria casino-hotel in Las Vegas doing international marketing in Europe. Chan, the professional poker player that came into the competition in 8th place, went all-in with just several million worth of chips and a king-queen combo. McKeehen, holding more than 10 times as many chips, showed an ace and a four, winning the hand after the five community cards were revealed and couldn’t save Chan. For Chan, it was simple math. Against McKeehen’s massive stack of chips, he thought his king-queen combo would likely be a strong enough hand.

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rushing at four. Gurley gained 89 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts for the Rams (4-4), who received the overtime kickoff but went three-and-out. Marcus Sherels tiptoed along the sideline for a 26-yard return of Johnny Hekker’s 63-yard punt, and Peterson ran the ball well into Walsh’s range to give the Vikings their seventh straight win at home. Greg Zuerlein made four field goals for the Rams, including a 53-yarder with 17 seconds left in regulation to make up for the 48-yarder that went wide right a few minutes before. Zuerlein had a career-long 61-yarder among three field goals in the second quarter, the first from 60-plus yards in the NFL in nearly two years. Zuerlein became the second kicker in NFL history with multiple field goals from 60-plus yards, joining Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski. BILLS 33, DOLPHINS 17 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins had a career-best performance in leading the Bills. He made eight catches for 168 yards and a 44-yard touchdown that broke open the game late in the third quarter. Rookie running back Karlos Williams scored twice and LeSean McCoy also scored on a 48-yard run. Buffalo (4-4), coming out of its bye week, won for the first time in four home games. The Dolphins (3-5) continued to regress. Coming off a 36-7 loss to New England, Miami has lost two straight since winning its first two games when interim coach Dan Campbell took over after Joe Philbin was fired. The Dolphins also are 0-4 against AFC East rivals. Lamar Miller scored twice on 1-yard runs. McCoy had 112 yards rushing before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an injury to his right shoulder.

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PANTHERS 37 PACKERS 29 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday, and the Carolina Panthers took an important step toward securing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a 3729 win over the Green Bay Packers. Newton completed 15 of 30 passes for 297 yards and ran for 57 yards on nine carries in one of the better games of his five-year NFL career. The Panthers (8-0) extended their regular-season win streak to 12 and put themselves in terrific shape in the NFC standings, where every other team has at least two losses. Aaron Rodgers threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns and led a furious fourth-quarter comeback from 23 points down, but couldn’t complete it. Linebacker Thomas Davis intercepted Rodgers on a fourth-and-goal pass at the Carolina 3 with 1:54 left. The Packers (6-2) have lost back-toback games after starting 6-0. STEELERS 38, RAIDERS 35 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell hit an 18-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger left with a potentially serious left foot injury. The Steelers (5-4) survived after Roethlisberger exited midway through the fourth quarter after getting sacked by Aldon Smith. Replacement Landry Jones found Antonio Brown for a 57-yard reception on Pittsburgh’s final drive to set up Boswell’s winning kick. Brown finished with 17 catches for 284 yards, both franchise records. DeAngelo Williams ran for 170 yards and two scores as the Steelers rolled up 597 yards of total offence. Derek Carr threw for 301 yards with four touchdowns and an interception for the Raiders (4-4). Carr found Michael Crabtree for a 38-yard score to tie it with 1:15 to go, more than enough time for the Steelers to get Boswell in range for a chip shot even without their franchise quarterback. Oakland running back Latavius Murray ran for 96 yards but left in the third quarter with a potential concussion. Roethlisberger passed for 334 yards with two touchdowns and a pick as he moved past Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana and into 13th on the NFL list for career yards passing. When he’ll get to add to that total is uncertain after he was taken from Heinz Field for further evaluation after Smith fell on his left foot. COLTS 27, BRONCOS 24 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and Adam Vinatieri made a tie-breaking 55-yard field goal with 6:13 to play. The Colts (4-5) ended a three-game losing streak and stayed atop the AFC South by ruining Peyton Manning’s return to Indy again. It was their first win outside the division. Denver (7-1) was the only unbeaten team to lose this weekend. Luck was brilliant, going 21 of 36 for 252 yards. He broke a 17-17 tie with a TD pass early in the fourth quarter, then helped snap a 24-24 tie by setting up Vinatieri for the field goal on the next drive. Indy ran out the final 5:57. Manning was 21 of 36 for 281 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. He couldn’t break Brett Favre’s record for regular-season wins (186) by a quarterback and fell 3 yards short of becoming the NFL’s career passing leader.


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DENIES KESELOWSKI CHAMPIONSHIP SPOT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale. Until Texas fall favourite Jimmie Johnson came charging after the final restart. Keselowski led a track-record 312 of 334 laps Sunday after starting from the pole, but couldn’t keep Johnson from winning the Texas fall race for the fourth straight year. “Just one step short of having the awesome day we needed to have,” Keselowski said. “I’m not sure exactly how to feel about it at the moment. The 48 car had so much speed those last 10 laps.” With the already-eliminated Johnson getting his 75th career victory, three spots are still up for grabs at Phoenix, the last race before the Nov. 22 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The only championship contender set is retiring four-time champion Jeff Gordon, the Martinsville winner last week and Johnson’s teammate at Hendrick Motorsports. Kyle Busch leads the points race for at least two of the spots, ahead of defending Chase champion Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. Carl Edwards is next, followed by Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano. “It’s not a must-win situation for us like it is for some other guys,” said Kyle Busch, who finished fourth Sunday. “Couldn’t be more pleased with the position we got right now.” After the final restart with 18 laps left, Keselowski and Truex were sideby-side, and even made contact at one point before Truex went in front very briefly.

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Replacement driver Erik Jones (20) pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. Keselowski almost as quickly got back in front, and Johnson also went charging past Truex into second place and right on the leader’s tail. Truex lost his power steering in those closing laps, and slipped to finish eighth. Johnson kept pushing and on the backstretch on lap 331, he finally got past when Keselowski got really loose out of the second turn. Johnson went on to win by more than a second. “That was the first I had seen him that vulnerable all day. I just kept the pressure on him, kept searching for line,” Johnson said. “I did everything I could to hold him off but he was way faster that last run,” Keselowski said. “As I sit right now, and maybe I’ll change my mind, I don’t know what I would have done differently, or could have done differently.” Minutes after the race, suspended

driver Matt Kenseth tweeted, “Good work JimmieJohnson! Textbook pass for the win at the end of the race when someone is trying to take your lane. .quintessential” After Logano chalked up contact with Kenseth at Kansas last month as aggressive racing for a win, NASCAR chairman Brian France referred to the move as “quintessential.” Logano got knocked from first to last among the eight championship contenders after being intentionally wrecked by Kenseth at Martinsville a week ago as payback. NASCAR then suspended Kenseth for two races, and his appeals were denied. “Clearly he was watching and bored at home,” Johnson said, when asked about Kenseth’s tweet. “That’s a nice buzz word. … Thank you, buddy. I don’t know how to even answer that.” Logano’s title shot took another

huge hit when he had a blown tire after only 10 laps at Texas, where he finished 66 laps back in 40th place. Johnson led only six laps to get his fifth win of the season, his first in 20 starts and one within Dale Earnhardt for the seventh-most in NASCAR history. The No. 48 Chevrolet also won the spring race at Texas and is the first driver to win three consecutive Cup races at the high-banked, 1 ½-mile track. Harvick finished third, even after he twice had to come in to replace punctured tires after running over something on the track, and having to drive one-handed for a long stretch when he was having to hold on to the shifter to keep his car from popping out of gear. “We just kept gouging away and everything worked out in the end,” Harvick said.

Castro clings slim lead at wet Sanderson Farms Championship HAVE TO HOLD LEAD FOR 30 HOLES TODAY TO CAPTURE FIRST WIN IN DELAYED THIRD ROUND PGA TOUR Russell Knox of Scotland poses with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China Sunday.

Knox captures first win at World Golf Championship BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHANGHAI — Russell Knox raised both arms in the air, closed his eyes and tilted his head toward the heavens as if he couldn’t believe what he had just done. Dating to when the World Golf Championship began in 1999, no one had ever won in his debut. Knox wasn’t even eligible for the HSBC Champions until he got in 10 days ago as an alternate, and then it was a mad scramble in Malaysia to get a Chinese visa in time to play. Walking out of the Sheshan International clubhouse on Sunday with a share of the 54-hole lead, Knox noticed a billboard with names and images of past winners at the HSBC Champions — Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson. “Everyone who wins this tournament is a superstar,” Knox said. “I knew this would be the hardest day in my life.” For a 30-year-old from Scotland who had never won in 92 previous tries on the PGA Tour, Knox made it look like a breeze. He broke out of a five-way tie for the lead with two quick birdies to start the back nine and was flawless the rest of the way for a 4-under 68 and a two-shot victory over Kevin Kisner. “I always thought I was going to win a big one for my first one,” he said. “But this is going to take a long time to sink in.” He played alongside Johnson, whose power can be so intimidating that Knox didn’t watch him hit a shot for 12 holes. In the group ahead was Jordan Spieth, on his way back to No. 1 in the world. The cheers were for Li Haotong, the 20-year-old from Shanghai who received rock-star treatment during a wild final round that ended with the best finish ever by a Chinese player on the PGA Tour. “Incredible for me this week,” Li said. “This for me is very, very big.” Imagine how it felt for Knox, whose unexpected trip to China ended with a most surprising victory. Knox finished at 20-under 268 and earned $1.4 million, along with perks that include his first trip to the Mas-

ters in April. “I got married on Saturday of the Masters,” he said. “What a great wedding anniversary we’re going to have.” It was the fourth runner-up this year for Kisner — the other three were in playoffs. He closed with a 70, though his birdie putt on the 18th hole was worth an additional $285,000, a small consolation. “That’s all right,” Kisner said. “I’ll keep finishing second and I’ll keep giving myself a shot, and I know I’ll win one of them.” His birdie was expensive for Danny Willett, who closed with a 62 and tied for third with Ross Fisher (68). If Kisner had not made birdie on the final hole, Willett would have overtaken Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. Willett is playing next week in the BMW Masters in Shanghai — McIlroy is not — and even if he doesn’t pass him, the Race to Dubai will come down to the final event. McIlroy closed with a 50-foot birdie putt for a 66, ending a week in which his energy was low while recovering from food poisoning, and his putter was cold, as it has been since he returned in August from his ankle injury. Spieth, who started the final round three shots behind, didn’t feel comfortable with his swing and didn’t make enough putts in his round of 70. Two birdies on the back nine at least allowed him to tie for seventh, and that was enough to move back to No. 1 in the world. “Everyone is pushing each other a little bit, and when that No. 1 ranking slips away, it leaves some unrest in you and you really want to get back at it,” Spieth said. Johnson wound up four shots behind, and with more reason than anyone to feel as though a third WGC title got away. He was one shot behind Knox on the par-5 eighth hole when his wedge covered the flag and appeared that it would land a few feet behind the hole or a tap-in birdie. Instead, it struck the pin and caromed harshly off the green and into the creek. A birdie turned into a double bogey, and Johnson never recovered. He closed with a 71.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. — Roberto Castro finished just six holes Sunday at a soggy Sanderson Farms Championship. The way things were going, that wasn’t such a bad thing. Castro clung to a one-stroke lead at the Country Club of Jackson after playing the first six holes in the suspended third round in 2-over par. He’ll have to navigate 30 holes Monday to win for the first time on the PGA Tour in more than 100 career starts. He’ll have about a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 7 when play resumes. Play was suspended Sunday because of darkness and will resume Monday morning with the final round following immediately. Castro said he was prepared for the grind. “Just grab your lunch at the turn and keep going,” the 30-year-old Castro said. “If you get on a good run, just ride it as long as you can.” It’s been a soggy, stop-and-start tournament that has required plenty of patience. Several players had their second rounds stretch over three days from Friday to Sunday as rain swept through the area. Castro was at 13 under. He started play Sunday with a four-stroke lead, but quickly fell back toward the pack with bogeys on Nos. 3 and 4.

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They were his first two bogeys of the tournament. “I just hit two poor shots and paid for both of them,” Castro said. Former tournament champion D.J. Trahan and Michael Thompson were a shot back. Boo Weekley, Patrick Rodgers and Jhonattan Vegas were among seven players two shots back. The 42-year-old Weekley, a threetime winner on tour, said he wasn’t concerned about the long Monday ahead. “You just get after it, do the best you can, chase it around out there and hope you come out a winner,” Weekley said. The 23-year-old Rodgers shot a 64 in the second round to jump into contention. He was 1 under through seven holes in the third round. “I was a little up and down today. I wasn’t my best,” Rodgers said. “But I feel good with the way I’m striking it. Castro had his best round on the PGA Tour on Thursday, firing a 10-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead. He pushed that lead to four strokes after shooting a 67 on Friday. But he didn’t play at all on Saturday because of the rain and struggled almost immediately on Sunday. He said course conditions had changed some because of a big drop in temperature and a little more wind. Still, he was encouraged by his par on No. 6 just before darkness ended the round. “A lot of golf to play tomorrow,” Castro said.

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CHEF-PART TIME Trail Appliances Ltd. has an immediate opening for a part time Chef to work out of our Red Deer store. If you are creative, personable and selfmotivated, this may be for you. The schedule for this position includes Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The responsibilities for this role include:

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WASHINGTON Noreen (nee Troy) 1933 - 2015 Mrs. Mariam Washington of Red Deer, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Lew Washington (June 19, 2015), passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Mariam was born on March 11, 1933 at Mossleigh, Alberta. Mariam was much loved by her children; Sandi Cooper, Dan W. (Chris) Washington, Stephen (Jennifer) Washington and her grandchildren; Kelly (Michael) Hogan, Gregory (Stephanie) Koop (great granddaughter, Isa), Barb Cortez, Kristen Washington, Cody Washington, Alyssa Washington and Samantha Washington. A Private Family Service will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Quinn Edwards, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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Millions vote in historic Myanmar election BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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YANGON, Myanmar — With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar’s historic general election that will test whether the military’s long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party expected to secure an easy victory. In a country that was under military rule for almost a half-century, many of the eligible 30 million voters cast ballots for the first time in what was billed as the nation’s freest election ever. It was the first time even for Suu Kyi, the epitome of the democracy movement who had defied the junta for decades. Wearing her trademark thazin flowers in her hair, a smiling Suu Kyi arrived at the polling station near her lakeside residence, where she was mobbed by hundreds of journalists. She quickly cast her vote and left without speaking to reporters. Many people lined up in Buddhist temples, schools and government buildings early in the morning to vote, well before a heavy downpour beat down in Yangon an hour before voting ended peacefully in the late afternoon with no reports of major irregularities or violence. Election monitors called it “a remarkable day” full of excitement and energy. Vote counting began immediately, and hundreds of supporters gathered under umbrellas at the opposition National League for Democracy party’s office hoping to see results. But party functionaries announced that results would not be available until Monday, and that the 70-year-old Suu Kyi would not address the crowd as expected, urging the crowds to return the next day. “We won’t be able to announce the results yet. All I can say is that the NLD is in a very good position,” said Tin Oo, a co-founder of Suu Kyi’s party. “It will take a while for the results to be announced.” Separately, the election commission said it would begin announcing results Monday at 9 a.m. and would continue throughout the day — and week. It has not said when final results are expected. Although more than 90 parties are contesting the elections, the main fight is between Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy and the ruling Union Solidarity Development Party, made up largely of former junta members. A host of other parties from ethnic minorities, who form 40 per cent of Myanmar’s 52 million people, are also running. “I think the country will be better if the party we chose or the leader we chose actually becomes the leader,”

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Officials of Union Election Commission sort ballots at a polling station in Mandalay, Myanmar, Sunday. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the military’s longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party secures a widely-expected victory. said first-time voter Myo Su Wai. “I’m voting for NLD. That’s my choice.” Certainly, though, the election will not bring full democracy to this nation, which spent nearly five decades under brutal military rule and the last five years under a quasi-civilian government. Myanmar’s constitution guarantees 25 per cent of seats in parliament to the military, and was rewritten to keep Suu Kyi, the country’s most popular politician, from the presidency. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a statement Sunday, congratulated the people of Myanmar for working together “to hold a peaceful and historic poll,” although he recognized that the elections “were far from perfect” because of such impediments to full democratic government such as reserving large numbers of unelected seats for the military, denying voting rights to the certain minorities, including the Muslim Rohingya, and disqualification of certain candidates. Still he said, “Millions of people from around the country, many of whom were voting for the first time, seized this opportunity to move one step closer to a democracy that respects the rights of all — a testament to the courage and sacrifice shown by the people of Burma over many decades. “ Kerry expressed hope that the election will move Myanmar a step closer to democracy. After taking power in 1962, the junta first allowed elections in 1990,

which Suu Kyi’s party won overwhelmingly. A shocked army refused to seat the winning lawmakers, with the excuse that a new constitution first had to be implemented — a task that ended up taking 18 years amid intense international pressure. New elections were finally held in 2010, but they were boycotted by the opposition, which cited unfair election laws. The USDP won by default and took office in 2011 under President Thein Sein, a former general who began political and economic reforms to end Myanmar’s isolation and jump-start its moribund economy. But the USDP’s popularity, or lack of it, was really tested in a 2012 byelection in which the National League for Democracy won 43 of the 44 parliamentary seats it contested. Suu Kyi couldn’t vote in any of those elections because she was under house arrest or there was no election in her residential area. But she did win a seat in parliament in the byelection. Thein Sein voted Sunday in the capital, Naypyitaw, and reiterated that the ruling party would respect the results. Asked by the Irrawaddy online magazine what he would do if his party loses, Thein Sein said: “I have to accept it as it is. … Whatever it is, we have to accept our voters’ desire. Whoever leads the country, the most important thing is to have stability and development in the country.”

Foreign passengers wait to leave Egypt as Russian inspectors en route BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO — International passengers departing Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh continued to line up for flights on Sunday, as the first of three teams of Russian inspectors was dispatched to the country to examine airport security following the Oct. 31 airline disaster. The Russian flight’s crash in the Sinai Peninsula that killed all 224 people onboard continues to generate fallout, after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for its downing and U.S. and British officials say intelligence shows it was likely brought down by a bomb on board. Britain and several airlines have stopped normally scheduled flights to the resort, while Russia has suspended all flights to Egypt because of security concerns. U.S. lawmakers weighed in on the issue Sunday. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” if it’s confirmed the plane was brought down by an Islamic State bomb, then “ISIS has now fully eclipsed al-Qaida as the gravest terrorist threat in the world.” British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond told the BBC on Sunday that if the bomb is confirmed, it will require a potential rethinking of air-

port security in all areas where the extremist group is active. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich did not give details on what specific security issues the inspections teams would be examining. Dvorkovich said that 11,000 Russians were flown home from Egypt on Saturday and an even larger number were expected to leave Sunday, according to Russian news agencies. Security officials at the Sharm elSheikh airport have told The Associated Press that the facility has long had gaps in security, including a key baggage scanning device that often is not functioning and lax searches at an entry gate for food and fuel for the planes. One security official said drugs and weapons slip through security checks at the airport because poorly paid policemen monitoring X-ray machines can be bribed. A spokesman for Egypt’s Aviation Ministry, Mohamed Rahma, dismissed the accounts of inadequate security, saying “Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the safest airports in the world,” without elaborating. Egyptian authorities have bristled at the allegations of lax security, with some blaming an anti-Egypt bias in the foreign media. Those sensitivities were on display Sunday as foreign camera crews were prevented from filming inside the Sharm el-Sheikh

airport, along the city’s main tourist strip or in other public spaces. Despite strong government denials, the suggestions of a major security breach at Sharm el-Sheikh airport have gained traction among some Egyptians. On Saturday an Associated Press reporter at Cairo airport witnessed several passengers yelling at security personnel to pay more attention to the X-ray scanner, with one man repeatedly shouting, “This is what happened in Sharm!” Meanwhile, the Mideast region’s biggest airline, Emirates, said it was reviewing its security procedures in Egypt but remains committed to maintaining flights to Egypt, calling it “an enormously important market.” In Russia, more than a thousand mourners packed into the landmark St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg for a memorial service for the victims. Attendees lit candles and stood in silence as the cathedral bells rang 224 times to remember each victim. “We came to the service today with all our family to support the people in our common grief,” said Galina Stepanova, 58. Stepanova said she believed the plane was downed by a bomb, but said that Russia should continue its airstrike campaign against the Islamic State group and other insurgents in Syria.

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Sacrificing to stop the slaughter RANGERS IN CONGO’S GARAMBA PARK FIGHT, DIE IN SKIRMISHES WITH HEAVILY ARMED ELEPHANT POACHERS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG — The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware they were being tracked by 10 rangers from Congo’s Garamba National Park. But as the rangers approached, gunfire rang out from the tall grass nearby, where other heavily armed men were hidden. The dragnet swiftly turned into a desperate fight for survival. The shootout last month, in which three rangers and a Congolese army colonel were killed, highlights the challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies, civil war, refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers stalk — and are stalked by — poachers who are slaughtering Africa’s elephants and other wildlife. Such violence is not confined to Garamba in northeastern Congo, on the border with South Sudan. Farther south, in Congo’s Virunga National Park, assailants killed a ranger last month and another died in a militia attack there in August. More than 200 elephants have been poached in Garamba since a census in April 2014 counted 1,780 elephants — down from more than 11,000 two decades ago. The park is one of only a handful of sites in Congo with “a viable population of elephants,” despite the loss of many large mammals over the past five decades, said Bas Huijbregts, an expert with the World Wildlife Fund conservation group. Garamba was also once known as home to the last northern white rhinos in the wild, though none have been seen there for years. An earlier generation of poachers in Garamba killed with spears. Today’s intruders carry grenades and rocket launchers, and in some cases, have even targeted elephants from helicopters. These gunmen have turned a world heritage site the United Nations defines as “in danger” into a spot where deadly skirmishes are likely to forestall significant tourism for quite some time. “The threat is now completely militarized,” said Leon Lamprecht, operations director for African Parks, a non-profit group based in Johannesburg that took over management of the 1,890-square-mile (4,900-square-kilometre) park a decade ago. Garamba’s 120 rangers, backed by up to 60 Congolese soldiers, are trying to ward off rebels from nearby South Sudan, as well as ivory hunters and militias from Sudan and the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group led by warlord Joseph Kony, who is accused of war crimes. Kony’s fighters are killing Garamba’s elephants and trading the ivory tusks for ammunition, food and uniforms in Sudanese-controlled territory, according to a report released last month by Enough Project, a watchdog group, whose findings were based on in-

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An armed elite rapid response team member patrols at the entrance to the Garamba National Park. Congo. A shootout last month, in which three rangers and a Congolese army colonel were killed, highlighted the challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies, civil war, refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers stalk, and are stalked by, poachers who are slaughtering elephants and other wildlife. terviews with rebel defectors. The U.S. military is assisting African forces pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army, and a U.N. peacekeeping mission of about 20,000 troops is deployed in eastern Congo, where many armed groups operate. Garamba’s rangers have old firearms and African Parks is waiting for permission from Congo’s government to import better weapons, said Lamprecht, who recently returned from a trip to the park. “It’s difficult for our rangers to defend themselves,” he said. The Arabic-speaking poachers, believed to be from north Sudan, were tracked to an area 7.5 miles (12 kilometres) outside Garamba’s boundaries last month because they were carrying the satellite collar of a poached elephant, allowing rangers to follow signals to their camp on Oct. 5, according to African Parks. After they were attacked by gunmen hidden in the grass, an unarmed park helicopter flew to the rangers’ aid and was fired on with belt-fed machine-guns and withdrew, Garamba manager Erik Mararv wrote in an online account. With rangers missing or still in the area of the shootout, African Parks asked U.N. peacekeepers and the U.S. Africa Command to send aircraft for a rescue.

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U.S. troops were conducting operations with African forces in other areas at the time and were unable to divert aircraft to Garamba, the U.S. Africa Command said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. It also said its mandate does not include military support for Garamba’s rangers. The U.N. made two helicopters available late on Oct. 7, but the pilots determined it was too dangerous to land at the site of the shooting, according to African Parks. On Oct. 8, rangers reached the site and found their dead comrades. U.N. helicopters assisted with the removal of the bodies. The poachers had taken the dead rangers’ weapons as well as a satellite tracking device that a park aircraft followed for two days. At one point, the device was emitting signals from the centre of a large group of cows, suggesting poachers were mingling with cattle herders to camouflage their movements. Last month’s deadly shootout was only the latest to target those trying to protect Garamba’s wildlife. In June, poachers killed a ranger and two soldiers in an ambush and one ranger was fatally shot in April. Garamba’s guards still head out on patrol. Despite the losses, Lamprecht said, “the morale is extremely good.”

Palestinian attacker shot dead after ramming car into Israelis in West Bank BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRAZIL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO — The 28 people missing since the failure of two dams at an iron ore mine flooded a village in southeastern Brazil are unlikely to be found alive, the governor of the affected state said Sunday. Speaking at a news conference, Minas Gerais Gov. Fernando Pimentel said it was still not known what triggered Thursday’s failure of dams at the Samarco mine, which sent viscous red mud, water and debris flooding into the hamlet of Bento Rodrigues, flattening all but a handful of buildings. The mud tide has continued to spread, causing flooding in other nearby towns, pouring into an area river and threatening the water supply of several cities in the neighbouring state of Espirito Santo. “One lost human life would be irreparable — imagine 28,” Pimentel was quoted as saying by the Rio de Janeiro newspaper O Globo. “It’s a disaster, a tragedy of great dimension.” One person has been confirmed dead, and 15 village residents and 13 mine workers are listed as missing, the governor and the state fire department said Sunday. The number of missing has been in flux in recent days, with local officials saying pockets of survivors might still be holed up in isolated areas. Authorities said Saturday that 19 people were missing, a few hours after reporting 23 people unaccounted for.

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Rescue workers take a rest from their search for victims at the town of Bento Rodrigues, after two dams burst on Thursday, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Sunday. Brazilian recuers are looking for people still listed as missing following the burst of two dams at an iron ore mine in the southeastern mountainous area. The state fire department said on its Twitter feed that two additional bodies had found and sent to the coroner’s office for identification. The message cautioned that “it has not been confirmed they are victims of the disaster.” In a later tweet, the fire department said a third body was located in the area on Sunday and workers were working to remove it from the mud. Helicopter searches for survivors resumed Sunday morning despite rainy conditions that have hampered rescue efforts. Emergency response officials have said the volatility of the mud, which is still wet and can act like quicksand, can put rescue workers at risk.

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Canadian Pacific train derails in Wisconsin, spills oil 2nd straight day ALMA, Wis. — For the second day in a row, a freight train has derailed in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin. Canadian Pacific Railway says an eastbound train carrying crude oil derailed around 2 p.m. Sunday in Watertown in the southeastern part of the

A team of veterinarians was rescuing animals left behind in the tragedy, the governor said. Pimentel said that Samarco, which is jointly owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale and Australia’s BHP Billiton, has provided machines to help in the search efforts and is paying for housing people whose homes were destroyed in the accident. More than 550 people have been put up in hotels in a neighbouring city. The company has insisted the mud is not toxic and does not represent a threat to human health. Police have restricted access to the disaster zone, making it difficult for journalists to access the affected areas.

state. The railroad says at least 10 cars derailed, and some are leaking. No fires or injuries are reported. CP is sending teams to the site. On Saturday, a freight train derailed near Alma in western Wisconsin, spilling thousands of gallons of ethanol. BNSF Railway said crews continued Sunday to transfer ethanol from the derailed cars and get the cars back on the tracks.

Four killed in Maryland crash near U.S. capital HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Four people including a child have died and

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian attacker rammed his vehicle into a group of Israelis standing at a hitchhiking station in the West Bank Sunday, wounding four of them before he was shot dead by paramilitary officers, Israeli police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said two of the Israelis were moderately wounded in the attack, the latest in nearly two months of violence across the region. Later, the Israeli military said a Palestinian woman stabbed a security guard at the entrance to a West Bank settlement. The guard was lightly wounded and shot the woman, wounding her. Security camera footage showed the woman wearing a black, full-length robe and a veil over her hair chatting with the guard and handing over documentation. As he looks down to inspect her papers, she reaches into her purse to pull out a long-bladed knife and swings it in his direction as they both fall out of the frame. Hours later, the military said an Israeli man showed up at a West Bank checkpoint with a wound to his stomach. He said he was stabbed while shopping in a Palestinian village. Since mid-September, 12 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings, while 74 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 47 who Israel said were involved in attacks or attempted attacks. The other 27 Palestinians were killed in clashes between stone-throwers and security forces. In addition to stabbings, Palestinians have also carried out shooting attacks and used vehicles to attack Israelis. The bloodshed was triggered by unrest at a major Jerusalem shrine revered by both Muslims and Jews, and quickly spread to Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza border. Israel has blamed the violence on incitement by Palestinian political and religious leaders. Palestinians say the violence is rooted in a lack of hope for gaining independence after years of failed peace efforts. Also Sunday, Israeli police said officers arrested an Israeli youth who attacked a human rights activist last month. Footage of the attack showed a masked youth attack Rabbi Arik Ascherman and threaten him with a knife as he and other Israeli peace activists helped Palestinians harvest their olive trees.

12 others have been injured after a van caught fire in a crash with a pickup truck in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Marc Bashoor, chief of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said via Twitter that three adults and one child were confirmed as fatalities. He said the accident occurred late Sunday afternoon on a road in Hyattsville just northeast of Washington, D.C. Fire department Spokesman Mark Brady said that 12 others, including seven adults and five children, were injured. He added that some of the injuries appeared life-threatening. He cautioned that the numbers could change as the investigation continues.

Brady said authorities believe that the pickup truck first collided with another vehicle, and then continued forward with a tire on fire when it hit the blue van, which was big enough to hold 15 passengers. Brady said most of the injuries and fatalities were concentrated in the passenger van. Brady said the crash was one of the worst scenes he has worked in a 40-year career. And he cautioned that the investigation remains in its early stages. A police spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment Sunday evening. Crews from others counties were aiding in the response.


B12 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Never too old for a record HOW THIS 64-YEAR-OLD LAWYER BROKE A WORLD RECORD SWIMMING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL DAVID O. STEWART ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES In the half-light of an early September morning, Jim Clifford was conspicuous on the rear deck of Anastasia as the 42-foot cruiser idled off Dover’s Shakespeare Beach Five of us fought the chill air with wool caps, hoodies and multiple layers. Jim wore Speedo trunks, a latex swimming cap festooned with shamrocks, and some home-blended goop to prevent chafing of his neck and armpits from the 40,000overhand strokes it would take to swim the 21 miles across the English Channel. Despite a summer of grueling cold-water swims to prepare, Jim hesitated when it was time to jump in the cold water. “It was tough to do,” he said later, “but the water turned out to be warmer than the air, which gave me a shot of confidence.” “In that first hour,” Jim said, “I thought there was nowhere else in the world I wanted to be.” He swam like it. Seven weeks shy of his 64th birthday, he was about to set two open-water swimming records. •

Out of the water, Jim Clifford seems like the least driven guy in a Washington region where world-class compulsives swarm like gnats. With a happygo-lucky smile and bouncy stride, he starts weekdays at his farm in Poolesville, a still-rural stretch of Montgomery County, Maryland. This year’s crop is mostly corn with a little sorghum. He practices law in nearby Gaithersburg, where he helps landowners grope through complex land regulations and an uncertain market. Deals suit him and his knack for winning trust and getting people together. Some of the day is devoted to his wife of nearly 40 years, two married sons within driving distance and two young grandsons. But for the past decade, Jim has logged up to 30 miles a week at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, his only training for open-water swims. Splashing through lakes and rivers and oceans, open-water swimmers are tested in ways that pool rats can’t imagine: pushed by powerful currents, vision blocked by waves, cold water shriveling the spirit. At 15, Jim swam well in the national open-water championships but returned to the pool to swim varsity at the University of Maryland’s top-shelf program. Then came life, 40 years of it. Eight years ago he rediscovered the open water. He liked it and turned out to be faster than swimmers decades younger. Then he heard about the Open Water Triple: circling Manhattan Island (28.5 miles), crossing from Catalina Island to Long Beach, California, (20 miles) and swimming the English Channel. Only a few dozen swimmers had completed the Triple by then. He decided to become one of them. In 2014, he suppressed his fears of polluted water for the Manhattan swim. Then he became the oldest swimmer to cross from Catalina. That left the Channel, with water temperatures of 60 degrees or lower, far colder than the other two. The night before the Channel swim, a Sunday, Jim was tetchy. He muttered as he drove three of us through Dover’s irregular streets in search of a pasta dinner. He wanted to turn in by 8, maybe 8:30. He had to be up by 4 a.m. It was 9 before Jim got to bed, but it didn’t matter. He didn’t sleep. He was excited, and also afraid. He had never swum in such cold water for so long. Although estimates of the failure rate vary, lots of attempts to swim the Channel don’t succeed. Eight people have died trying. •

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Jim Clifford swims laps in the pool at the aquatic center in Germantown, Md. But for the past decade, Jim has logged up to 30 miles a week at the center, his only training for open-water swims.

The Channel swim season runs when the water is warmest and the tides most favorable, from late July through early October. A swimmer reserves a slot with a licensed boat captain, sometimes a year in advance, for one week of the season. The captain may have five slots for that week. If the weather is bad - and 2015 had the worst swimming weather in memory - many swimmers don’t even get to try the Channel. Two swimmers had slots on Anastasia ahead of Jim, but nerves persuaded them to pass on the chance to swim on Sept. 7, leaving the way open for him. In the late morning, the mood on Anastasia was upbeat, a mixture of anxiety, optimism and the boredom of crossing a large body of water at a swimmer’s pace. Anastasia lurched unpredictably in the Channel’s swells, a soft rock station from Dover playing over the audio. The professionals on board - Roger Finch and Tracy Clark, plus Captain Eddie Spelling and his mate - watched Jim off the port side, alert for signs of distress or a breakdown in his stroke. Alex Judd, an undergraduate on summer break, was the official observer from the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation. He would attest to a successful swim and its time. Jake Clifford had seen his father through many open-water swims, including the first two legs of the Triple. He was the one who best knew Jim and his swimming. I was there to cheer on my friend, hoping to write about his quest and not get seasick. Those onboard swapped tales of swims gone wrong, some ending af-

Jim Clifford, 64, spends time on his farm in Poolesville, Md. He became only the oldest English Channel Open Water Triple swimmer ever but had just set the speed record for swimmers over 50: 10 hours, 3 minutes. ter only an hour. Those swimmers, the crew agreed, weren’t mentally ready. Jim’s mind ranged far while he plowed through the water and his body adapted to the cold. In the early hours, thinking about his luck in getting a slot to swim, a single phrase ran through his mind: “Through adversity comes opportunity.” At 7:30 a.m., Jim had his third “feed.” Under Channel swim rules, he couldn’t touch the boat or another person, so every half-hour Tracy and Roger, Channel swimmers themselves, tossed him provisions tied to a line that ran off a large spinning reel. Each time he got a bottle of warm water with a calorie-rich mix to keep his energy up and ward off dehydration. For this feed, Tracy added two chunks of energy chew, delivered in a plastic container, but a wave knocked them from Jim’s hand. Then the container filled and sank. Jim shrugged. “So this is the English Channel,” he shouted, smiling, and started swimming again. His opening pace was 72 strokes per minute, and he stayed close to that all day. An early coach had told him, “Don’t be afraid to set the pace at the beginning that you want to end at.” Open-water swimmers rely on their arms and shoulders, using their legs mostly for balance and steering. For the first hour or two, Jim struggled to match his stroke to the waves, which sometimes lifted his feet out of the water or shoved his face into the swells. He swallowed a lot of the Channel. Over the past year, Jim taught himself bilateral breathing so that he could breathe from either side and adjust to the direction of the waves. He hasn’t had a coach or a trainer since college. He listens to other swimmers and to his body. Viewed from Anastasia, his stroke was hypnotic in its regularity, though asymmetrical. His right hand reached forward and knifed into the water, then pulled down hard. He threw his left hand forward over his head less precisely, then pulled down with it. In the first hours, Jim made solid progress toward the southwest shipping lane, the British side of the Channel, which is reserved for ships headed from Europe into the Atlantic. He sometimes swam with his eyes closed. Sometimes he smiled. He rolled right for a breath, then left, then skipped a breath, then took three breaths on the right side, and on and on. The Channel’s notorious weather, which destroyed the Spanish Armada more than four centuries before, was holding. The sun was out. The wind seemed manageable. It was cold on Anastasia and cold in the water, but Jim kept stroking. He thought about his father, a favorite uncle and his wife’s parents. He looked over at us on the boat and watched us watching him. The longer he swam, the more he thought about the Channel’s history, World War II’s Battle of Britain in the skies above, how bandleader Glenn Miller died in a Channel plane crash. And he thought about how much he was enjoying himself. •

By 3 p.m., France lay close before us. Captain Eddie was aiming for Cape Gris-Nez, 21 miles from Dover. The sky had clouded over. The water and air hovered at 60 degrees. The wind ranged between eight and 13 mph. Jim’s path across the Channel

was a shallow curve, not the S shape that some have to follow. Because of variations in conditions, luck plays a role in every record-setting swim. The fastest ever came in September 2012, when an Australian crossed in 6 hours 55 minutes. For swimmers over 50, the record was 10 hours 29 minutes. Tracy started stretching the 30 minutes between feeds to 32 or 34 minutes. If she could eliminate one entire feed, it would save minutes. She also lamented that because Jim hadn’t mastered the art of urinating while swimming, he was losing precious momentum when he paused to pee. By 2014, nearly 1,600 swimmers had crossed the Channel. A handful made double crossings (over and back), and four swam the “triple” (over and back and over), a 63-mile swim that would seem to careen past obsession and into derangement. Every swimmer leaves from Dover because France banned Channel swims in 1993, claiming they’re unsafe in the busiest shipping lanes on the globe. Alex Judd, our official British observer, took a simpler view of the French policy, pointing to Matthew Webb’s first-ever Channel crossing in 1875: “We swam it first, so they don’t care about it.” He dismissed the safety argument. “We’re the princesses of the Channel,” he said. “Everyone has to steer away from us.” The potential for congestion is undeniable. In 1956, one swimmer made the crossing; in 2014, 119 did. On the day of Jim’s swim, Captain Eddie reported that 11 crossings were underway. The open-water community welcomes all ages and nationalities. In a three-day stretch in September 2014, Roger and Tracy crewed for the youngest ever to complete an Open Water Triple (16-year-old Charlotte Samuels of New Jersey) and the oldest to cross the Channel (Otto Thaning, 73, of South Africa). Half the Channel swimmers through 2014 were British, but 46 Egyptians also had crossed, as had 47 Indians and 31 Mexicans.

No single body type works best. Some open-water swimmers have trim, athletic physiques. Most do not. When it’s time to spend 10 hours in really cold water, body fat is useful. As Jim points out, “You don’t see a lot of skinny walruses.” Jim is average height, average build, though with a swimmer’s deep chest. About a half-mile from France, Roger jumped in to swim behind Jim, a waterproof camera in his swimsuit for photos. As Anastasia approached the shore, we puzzled over an odd-looking group wearing black on the otherwise deserted beach. Were they a cult? Migrants from Africa or the Middle East? Some migrants recently had tried to break into the Channel Tunnel to reach England. Jim and Roger clambered over rock ledges to reach the beach. Out of the water, they laughed in exultation and triumph while Roger snapped pictures. That wasn’t so bad, Jim thought, almost with regret. He wondered if he could swim back to Dover. He thought he could get halfway. But he knew he would never stop halfway. Roger was eyeing the people on the beach. They carried ceremonial crosses. One man approached. In English, he asked if they had swum from Dover. Roger said that Jim had. Delighted, the stranger gestured to the camera and offered to take photos. Jim was getting chilled. Seeing Anastasia standing well out from shore, he suddenly felt tired. “Why are they out so far?” he asked. He tucked some small rocks in his swimsuit as souvenirs. As Jim and Roger reentered the surf, the boulders seemed more numerous. They tried to float over them. A wave threw them against one, sweeping away Roger’s camera. They scrambled to deeper water, cutting their legs and feet. Back on board, Jake took charge of his father, helping him change and warm up. Captain Eddie slammed the engine into high for the run back to Dover. Jim rode back on the rear deck, bundled up in the wind and wearing a permanent grin. He was not only the oldest Open Water Triple swimmer ever but had just set the Channel speed record for swimmers over 50: 10 hours 3 minutes. He complained about not finishing under 10 hours. “You need to learn how to pee and swim,” Tracy teased. Two weeks later, sitting at the Silver Diner in Rockville, Maryland, Jim admitted he was thinking about more swims. He wants to try “something that will really test me,” a tacit message that the Channel seemed almost too easy. But he has no plans. There’s the rest of his life right now. The key to open-water swimming, he insisted, is training your body to adjust to the effort and to the cold, while also training your mind to trust that your body will do it. The mind part, he believes, is hardest. Still. “Your body can do amazing things,” he said. His surely has.

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