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County chips in $500K for Games


BY MARY-ANN BARR ADVOCATE STAFF The 2019 Canada Winter Games Committee made their best go-platinum sponsorship pitch for $1 million from Red Deer County on Tuesday. But a number of concerns — not the least of which was that many people are suffering during the current downturn in the economy — led county council to agree to providing $500,000 instead. The committee has raised about $23 million of its $33 million goal to cover the Games’ budget, said Lyn Radford, chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society. Ever positive, she said they are now $500,000 closer to their goal. The Games will be the biggest multi-sport event Alberta has seen in 30 years, she said, and the biggest event ever hosted by the City of Red Deer. Radford said if the full funds are not raised, the committee will have to do some scaling back. The Games run from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. The $1 million donation — which could have been a combination of cash and value in-kind and spread over five years — would have made Red Deer County the platinum sponsor. The City of Red Deer is considered a partner and has committed about $26 million in capital budget spending, minus $6 million in federal/provincial capital grants. The higher level governments will also provide $8.1 million each to help cover the Games’ operational costs. See COUNTY on Page A10

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Zed Haunted House volunteers Racheal Bennett and her sister Rebecca are ready to inject some of the dark side into this year’s edition of the Zed Haunted House. The sisters join many other live actors and animatronic props to make sure every visitor to the Haunted House will leave with a good scare. This year the house theme is You’re Never Alone in the Dark and features a trip to the Star Wars ‘dark side.’ The Haunted House, located in the former Sport Chek store at Parkland Mall, is open daily at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Tuesday, Oct. 18, through to and including Halloween night. All proceeds from the Zed Haunted House go to supporting programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer and District.

Trial closes with conflicting theories of shooting BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The jury should believe the confession of a man accused of shooting another in the face twice, said a Crown prosecutor on Tuesday. In closing submissions, Raj Dhillon told a jury that a child caught swiping from a cookie jar could have explained

his way out of his situation better than Cory Lavallee, who is on trial for attempted murder at Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench. Lavallee, 31, is accused of shooting and wounding Donald Bernie Brown, then 31, at a rural residence in the Pine Lake area on June 2, 2014. Brown was hit in the face by a round from a .22-calibre rifle that dropped him to the ground. He was shot again as he

lay on the ground. Despite his wounds, Brown managed to flee to a neighbouring residence for help. Lavallee confessed to shooting Donald Bernie Brown during a 20-hour police interrogation over two days about three weeks after the shooting. Please see TRIAL on Page A10

Eggen faces concerns from parents over potential changes to curriculum


BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF It didn’t take long for some Red Deer parents to express their distrust of the province’s plan to gather input on how to update school curriculum. Tuesday morning a curriculum survey was announced and by evening Education Minister David Eggen faced concerns from parents at an hour-long public meeting that he led at Father Henri Voisin School. Red Deer Public Schools parent Trish Robichaud said she’s heard rumours that sex education would be taught to young children.

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Education Minister David Eggan visits with parents and educators at Father Henri Voisin School in Red Deer on Tuesday evening.

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City opening door to ties with local arts groups BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The City of Red Deer aims to get a timely snapshot of what’s happening in the city’s arts, culture and heritage scene at a Culture Café next month. “We’re also opening the door to future partnerships” between local groups, said Janet Pennington, heritage community development co-ordinator for the city. About 50 organizations — from theatre troupes to visual artists and musicians, to heritage and cultural groups — are invited to take part in the 6 to 8:30 p.m. event on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Golden Circle Seniors Centre in Red Deer. Interested individuals don’t have to wait for an invitation — Pennington added anyone can participate in discussions, including those who’d like to contribute to the scene, but aren’t sure how to get their foot in the door. City staff are interested in how arts and culture groups are doing in the community. This feedback will provide city council with a progress report on the implementation of the Community Culture Vision plan, which was adopted in 2008. The most recent progress report was done a year ago. Pennington said the plan was developed with community input around vision, themes and goals. The aim now is to see how residents feel the action items are being implemented. All Red Deer residents interested in the arts, culture and heritage can discuss their state of operations and their challenges, said Pennington. “Some people might be desperate to find a space to have an event,” she added, whereas another group might have space that could be rented. The Culture Café will provide opportunities for collaborations, as well as to learn more about existing services. Information will be shared about a city grant program, as well as other things the municipality is doing to help develop local arts, culture and heritage. The city recognizes that “the more cultural events and heritage buildings we have, the more it contributes to our sense of place and identity,” Pennington said. Any “cultural consumer or creator” who contributes to the local scene is welcome to join the conversation. Pennington said this includes individuals or businesses that own or occupy heritage buildings. The results of the café will provide city council with a progress report early in 2017. To RSVP by Nov. 10, please email or call 403-309-4091.

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From left to right: Mario Herzog, Peter Bergman, Josh Woolman, and Damian Gore take apart the Ross Street Patio at the end of its 2016 season.

Ross Street Patio has ‘really successful season’: city BY JONATHAN GUIGNARD ADVOCATE STAFF

About 4,200 people enjoyed the 51 plus performers and three Ross Street Patio Parties this summer, similar numbers from what the city saw a year ago. “I think we had a really successful season, especially considering the weather,” said Greg Stafford, the city’s special events programmer. The city planned to host four patio parties from June to September, but was forced to cancel the final event on Sep. 2 due to rain. It was the fifth year for the Ross Street Patio on Ross Street and Little Gaetz Avenue. Stafford said having the patio in the heart of downtown has caught the attention of potential business owners. “There’s been more and more businesses trying to open near that location, trying to take advantage of

it,” he said. “There has definitely been growth in the area. It’s been really great for our city.” Stafford said the patio helps draw residents downtown where they can enjoy the galleries, eateries and pubs. Stafford said as the city grows, the harder it is to convince people to spend their time downtown. “There’s a lot of people who would rather go to their neighbourhood eateries or pubs instead of getting back downtown, we are always aiming to get more citizenry down here. More eyes and ears downtown, that’s our goal,” said Stafford. Stafford said there will be a discussion on whether to coincide Patio Parties with First Friday Red Deer next year. Csilla Dudas, owner of Chill Out Café and Bakery at 4919 Ross Street, said having her business right across the street from the patio has really helped bring in customers over the summer.

Lacombe getting outdoor stage through grant BY ADVOCATE STAFF Lacombe is getting an outdoor stage. Located in the Lacombe Memorial Centre courtyard, the stage will provide a venue for the city’s popular Music in the Park concert series among other events. ECHO Lacombe Association, a community economic development organization, is making the outdoor stage its first recipient through a community

grant program. “We have been searching for a project that would help demonstrate the potential involved with our group and the Echo Energy initiative,” says ECHO Lacombe Association President Drayton Bussiere in a news release announcing the donation. “We feel that we have unearthed the perfect opportunity with the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation.” ECHO will donate 50 per cent of the cost up to




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$20,000. The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation will cover the remaining cost through its fundraising efforts. The roofed stage will cost about $48,000 and it is hoped construction can begin soon. Echo Energy was established by the city in 2013 as a new utility offering for consumers. The company provides power to local homes and businesses, with a portion of profits going into community projects.

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highlights of the county’s finance over a multi-year timeline. It includes the capital and operating expenditures and explains how tax dollars are used to provide services for ratepayers in the county. Heather Gray-Surkan, Red Deer County’s Corporate Services director, said the county is proud of the award, which reflects a commitment from Red Deer County to be transparent and accountable to all of our ratepayers. “Our constituents should take this award as a vote of confidence in the processes Red Deer County has in place to ensure that ratepayers are getting a clear view of County finances,” she said. This is the first time Red Deer County has received the GFOA award. The 2016-2018 budget document can be found at

Local BRIEFS RCMP officer honoured for bravery An RCMP officer who crawled out onto a bridge in the Rocky Mountain House area to rescue a 12-yearold suicidal girl has received an award for his bravery. On March 28, 2014, police officers from the Rocky Mountain House RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint that the girl had crawled to the unsecured side of a highway bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. Prior to police arriving, several civilians engaged with the youth and were struggling to hold onto her through the guardrails in an attempt to secure her from jumping or falling. The bridge crossed the river at a height of 12 to 15 metres (40 to 50 feet). Upon his arrival, Const. Matthew Doane immediately crawled to the unsecured side of the bridge and used his body to secure the girl to the side of the bridge. He then instructed another member to get ratchet straps from his duty bag. The straps were then tied around them and the metal vertical guard rails, securing both the youth and Doane to the side of the bridge. These actions prevented the female from falling from a significant height. Doane’s quick thinking ensured the safety of the girl while police, the fire department and civilians negotiated her successful rescue. Doane received the Commanding Officer’s Commendation for Bravery, which recognizes courage in the face of dangerous circumstances beyond those commonly encountered in routine police work at a private ceremony on Tuesday. The Honorable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, joined Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan, Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP, to present awards for bravery, outstanding service, appreciation and long service to RCMP employees. “From dedicating their lives to serving the citizens of our nation to risking their lives to save others, I am so very proud of these employees and their contribution to the safety and security of Canadians,” Ryan said. Doane is posted to the Didsbury RCMP Detachment.

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Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan, Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP, and Cst. Matthew Doane, at an awards ceremony on Tuesday. friends or family to Red Deer. “It’s such an amazing prize,” said Sugarman. “I was so surprised and thrilled to win it. I won a door prize once at a Kinsman Club event in 1984, but this is definitely the biggest thing I’ve ever won.” Sugarman plans to use the prize to bring her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to Red Deer from Toronto in February. “My daughter and her boyfriend live in Toronto and it’s expensive for them to fly here,” she said. “It costs about $1,800 to get them here so I don’t get to see them very often. I’m really excited to see them.” Liz Tyler, Executive Director Tourism Red Deer, said the contest was meant to ignite pride and passion for tourism opportunities in Central Alberta. “We knew people were going to stay close to home (this summer),” she said. “We heard people talking about staycations so we thought it would be a great time to invite friends and family to Red Deer and enjoy some of the exciting things that Red Deer has to offer.” Although the draw is over, Tourism Red Deer is still encouraging people to send out personalized digital postcards inviting their friends and family to Red Deer. Visit Tourism Red Deer at

Woman wins travel prize from Tourism Red Deer

Red Deer County honoured for budget presentation, documentation

A Red Deer woman will soon get a visit from her daughter after winning a travel prize pack from Tourism Red Deer on Oct.7. Eleanor Sugarman is the recipient of an Air Canada travel prize pack from Tourism Red Deer. This past summer, Tourism Red Deer encouraged Central Albertans to invite their friends and family to visit Red Deer by sending out a digital invitation postcard through their website. Every invitation sent was entered into a draw to win a travel prize package inviting people to bring

Red Deer County was recognized internationally for its budget presentation and documentation. Red Deer County is the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its 2016-2018 budget documents. The document contains both detailed and summary breakdowns of funding sources, policies and

A resolution is expected to be reached later this month in the case of a man accused of shooting at the Red Deer RCMP detachment with an imitation weapon. Cory Daniel Picard, 22, was arrested after two second-floor windows at the downtown detachment were damaged in a drive-by shooting on March 14. It’s believed the weapon was an Airsoft-type gun. When Picard was arrested a few hours later, it is alleged he threatened to burn the detachment down. Picard, who was diagnosed with autism in his early teens, made a brief appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. Lawyer Andrew Phypers, acting as agent for Picard’s lawyer, asked the case be adjourned until Oct. 31, when pleas are expected to be entered. Picard’s lawyer and the Crown prosecutor have been discussing a resolution to the charges against Picard. He has been charged with using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, possessing a firearm for a dangerous purpose, mischief damage, reckless discharge of a firearm, and uttering threats. Picard is not in custody.

Fire consumes garage, van in Olds Olds firefighters battled a blaze that consumed a detached garage and a parked van on the weekend. The Town of Olds fire department responded to a call about a fire in a detached garage on Hawthorn Way at just after 7 p.m. on Saturday. Fire crews encountered a fully engaged structure fire, with the flames also burning a van parked next to the garage. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control — but some surrounding structures suffered minor radiant heat damage. No damage estimate is yet available, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Correction Some incorrect information appeared in The Advocate on Tuesday regarding upcoming events by the Red Deer Public Library. The ceremony for the Heritage Recognition Awards is 11:30 a.m., Oct. 21, at Red Deer County council chambers. As well, the Patti LaBoucane-Benson/Kelly Mellings author/artist visit for their book The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel set for Oct. 28 should have read that doors at the Weilikoklad Centre open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.


On Thursday, November 10, The Advocate, with the generous support of the local business community, will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada’s call in time of need by publishing a very special pictorial section honouring our veterans. In Search of Pictures and Stories . . . of yourself, your family, loved ones or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions. PLEASE INCLUDE COMPLETED FORM WITH YOUR PHOTO(S). Name of veteran(s) _______________________________________________________________________________

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Diversity approach should be defended tive vis-à-vis Rona Ambrose. She finds the notion that a government could appoint itself as the arbiter of collective values impracticable. With the notable exception of Kellie Leitch, who champions the idea of vetting the values of newcomers to this country, those who would succeed Stephen Harper are similarly disinclined to go down that road. In their days as Quebec and federal ministers of the environment, Thomas Mulcair and Stéphane Dion found much to disagree on. As NDP leader, Mulcair emerged as the leading federalist critic of some of the features of Dion’s post-referendum clarity law. But on the worthiness of Canada’s inclusive model, they are on the same page. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is sold on the merits of cultural diversity. So are Tory Leader Patrick Brown and his NDP opposition counterpart Andrea Horwath. Over in Alberta, Jason Kenney, the former immigration minister who is seeking to reunite the right in that province, spent his federal career of reaching out to Canada’s diverse communities. As mayors go, Montreal’s Denis Coderre, Toronto’s John Tory and Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi have very different styles, but they have in common a conviction that cultural diversity is



ere is a much abbreviated list of the current and former Canadian politicians who believe that when it comes to cultural diversity, Canada should be exporting its live-and-let-live model, not looking for inspiration from countries such as France that have put in place coercive measures to affirm their national identity. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees cultural diversity as one of the great strengths of modern-day Canada. From his perspective, the Canadian identity is a fluid work in progress, not a static feature in need of proactive measures to ensure its preservation. He thinks of it as a living tree, not a dried flower stuck between two pages of history. The prime minister is convinced that Canada’s cultural diversity enriches and renews its fabric. On that basis, Trudeau abhors, among other coercive measures, the notion of submitting prospective immigrants to a cultural correctness test. As it happens, so does his Conserva-

key to the success of their respective big cities. On this, they speak the same language. In Quebec, Premier Philippe Couillard gets flak for what his critics describe as a blind devotion to Canada’s multicultural model. He does seem to believe the best discussion of immigration is no discussion at all. And yet on notions such as a ban on the wearing of burqas and niqabs in public or the screening of the values of would-be immigrants, Couillard finds himself in the same camp as former PQ premier Lucien Bouchard, former Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe … and Quebec’s iconic bard, Gilles Vigneault. None of them see Quebec’s collective identity as an either/or proposition. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is an eclectic one. And yes, it includes most of what one could describe as the country’s political elite. Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal leaders do sit at the top of the pyramid. But it is voters that put them there. All this is to say that Canada should embrace rather than brace for a challenge to its immigration and integration model. It is not as if the discussion is going to go away just because it has the potential to be divisive. This is a debate that already invited

itself in the last Quebec and federal elections. If anything, the refusal of many proponents of Canada’s approach to cultural diversity to argue for it on its merits only weakens their case. One cannot simultaneously set Canada up as a model to the world and refuse to defend the country’s approach to cultural diversity at home for fear of shattering the societal consensus that sustains it. In the late ’80s, the Reform party threw down the gauntlet at the supporters of official bilingualism. Preston Manning believed he could tap in to the frustrations of a silent (unilingual) majority. The Reformers’ opponents castigated them for calling for a debate on Canada’s language policy. This is a boat - they said - that no responsible politician should want to rock. And yet the discussion the Reform party forced on its rivals ended up strengthening Canada’s linguistic duality. In time, Manning lost his leadership in no small part because he was unable to become bilingual enough to campaign efficiently in French - and unable to convince enough Canadians that it should not matter. Chantal Hébert is a syndicated Torstar national affairs writer.

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Giving thanks

Central Alberta Refugee Effort presented the performance of Journeys of Hope – 5 Refugee Stories, at the Welikoklad Centre on Oct.1 as a host celebration site for Alberta Culture Days. As the producer of the show, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the people who became part of this incredible project over the last five months. In all there were over 80 people involved, including the five former refugees – Monybany Dau, Zeljka Udovicic, Ethel Suarez, and Asdolah Khairandish. Thank you to so many people who contributed hundreds of volunteer hours to make this performance unique and a huge success. Thank you also to the full audience that night. This was an amazing experience of community working together. We were united by a common goal – to raise awareness in the community of some of the stories of former refugees living and working in Central Alberta, using multimedia. Stories that are engaging, authentic, and rich. We became totally committed and passionately involved in the process. RED DEER Main switchboard 403-343-2400

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My heartfelt thanks to every single person for bringing this vision to fruition. I thank everyone on behalf of the former refugees whose stories you told, for ensuring that they became such an integral part of writing the stories, developing the script and making decisions on creative ways to tell their stories, and being in the performances themselves. This project united people of many cultures, with many different backgrounds, through many forms of art. It is an example of one way to integrate people — give them a common cause to work on collectively so that integration is a natural process. Friendships formed and relationships built will be long lasting. Thank to our sponsors – Alberta Culture Days, Heuer Design, CAFF (Central Alberta Film Festival) and Red Deer College, Central Alberta Refugee Effort and Earthdance, Red Deer. To view the documentary, email jan. Jan Underwood – Public Awareness Coordinator, Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Red Deer News News tips 403-314-4333 Sports line 403-343-2244 News fax 403-341-6560 Sports reporter 403-314-4338

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As a past member of the Conservative party and Wildrose Party, I am not happy with parties thinking they can each win the next election on their own. The only way they can defeat the NDP is by uniting the right. It worked with the federal Conservatives and Reform parties finally getting together and winning several terms in Ottawa. The leaders of these two provincial parties better get their head out of sand and see the light. If right wing voters have to choose between two parties the vote will be split and the NDP will be laughing all the way into office once again in 2019. The NDP can more easily be defeated if the right wing parties would unite. Lloyd N. Smith, Red Deer

Dogs in malls

So I recently moved to Red Deer from Vancouver via Nova Scotia. I’ve been staying in hotels since August. I have a Boston terrier who is basical-

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ly scared of people and cries when I leave her. Over the last two months, she has flown in the cabin on Westjet planes, comes into banks, doctors’ offices, hair salons, and even Safeway. I have a cage for her and she sits in the cage and doesn’t say a peep. Well this past week, while walking through, Bower Place Mall, I was asked to leave the mall because of my dog. Since she isn’t a service animal, then she can’t be in the mall, even though she was in a cage. I can’t leave her in the hotel room because careless people leave dogs that bark, so it ruins it for good people. So what is the problem with my dog in a cage? She technically might not be a service animal, but she provides support to me. My dog is cleaner than some people in the mall, so if you’re worried about food safety, don’t be. You should be more worried about the kid cooking your burger who doesn’t care if he or she has a job. The policy is outdated and needs to be adjusted to reflect society. Welcome to Red Deer, now keep your dog out of our mall. Grant Crossley, Red Deer

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Mystery behind plane crash a challenge for investigators BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Federal investigators have an especially challenging mystery on their hands piecing together what caused a small jet to crash last Thursday shortly after taking off from a British Columbia airport, sending out no distress call. The Cessna Citation carrying former Alberta premier Jim Prentice crashed outside Kelowna, B.C., killing all four people on board. The aircraft wasn’t carrying an in-flight data or cockpit voice recorder, which are commonly referred to collectively as a black box. The absence of recording devices has put aviation analysts at a disadvantage when it comes to explaining what was behind the incident, said Bill Yearwood, a spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board. “It’s going to be very difficult,” Yearwood said. There is no legislation requiring smaller planes to carry black boxes, despite recommendations from the safety board dating back to 1991 that the devices be made mandatory. The federal agency renewed its calls for legislative changes in the wake of Thursday’s crash, calling on the federal government to expand the law, which orders only medium and large commercial planes to

carry the recorders. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he has instructed his staff to look into possible regulatory changes. “Over the past 20 years, there have been significant developments in technology that are more cost-effective and these options will be explored,” Garneau said in a statement, explaining that the price tag was a major factor behind the lack of regulation. Aviation experts say the absence of a black box may make an investigation more challenging but it doesn’t alter the procedure analysts follow when examining a crash. “It’s more difficult but certainly it’s been done many, many, many times,” said retired aviation analyst Larry Vance, who spent 25 years with the Transportation Safety Board. “It was the standard way of doing it before black boxes were invented.” Even with access to information from a flight recorder, Vance emphasized the importance of conducting a thorough investigation and not ruling out any possibility prematurely. “You don’t set out to say, ‘OK, I think it might be this. Let’s see what evidence there is.’ If you do that then you’ll miss other evidence,” he said. “Anything is on the table.”

Cancer office closures a way to improve efficiency, put dollars into programming BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The Canadian Cancer Society office in Red Deer will be the third to close in Alberta in 2016 and will be followed by two more closures elsewhere next year. The Red Deer and district office is scheduled to close Dec. 16. Medicine Hat and Lethbridge offices have already closed, along with one in Yellowknife. All were operated by the society’s Alberta/NTW Division. Dan Holinda, executive director of the division, said community offices are closing across the country, but Alberta was first out of the gate to address a 90 per cent drop in office visits in recent years as patients opted to contact the society online or by phone. “We want the community to fully understand this is the way to improve efficiency and this is the way to give people more access by taking those dollars and putting more into programming,” Holinda said on Tuesday. “We never would have gone in this direction if the high traffic was still happening in the physical spaces. But they’re not.” In recent weeks, Red Deer clients were alerted to the upcoming closure.

He said the $90,000 to $100,000 to be saved annually by closing the Red Deer office will be used to expand the Volunteer Driver Program that has seen an increase in demand. The program provides patients rides to and from treatment in Red Deer, but it’s more than that because volunteers are trained and help patients increase their coping skills and reduce stress, he said. “Sometimes you don’t want to burden your family with how you’re really feeling. But telling a volunteer who’s trained in this, it’s much better.” Holinda said Canadian Cancer Society wants to prepare for the future. “We know that there’s going to be a large increase in cancer cases in this country in the next 12 years. That’s predominately due to an aging boomer population. Canada-wide cancer cases will increase by 42 per cent. Yet in Alberta, that number will rise to over 70 per cent because we have an older population.” For more information on the Volunteer Driver Program in Red Deer call toll-free 1-855-477-8998. The Wig Lending Program has already been relocated to Academy of Professional Hair Design, at 492949th St. For Cancer Information Service call toll-free 1-888-939-3333. For CancerConnection telephone peer-support program call toll-free 1-888-939-333, or online at


Alberta BRIEFS Two Central Alberta men among those charged in ATM crime ring Police have charged two Central Alberta men in connection with a large-scale organized ATM crime ring across the province. Since June more than 130 instances of ATM theft have taken place, according to Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)’s criminal intelligence analysts. Banks, credit unions, gas stations and convenience stores have all been targeted in more than 60 communities including Rimbey, Ponoka, Caroline, Mirror and Bashaw. A 23-year-old Bentley man and a 37-year-old Rimbey man face 63 charges related to possession of stolen property, mischief, and break and enters. In two instances, the pair allegedly sabotaged police cruisers at the RCMP detachments in an attempt to obstruct police. The Bentley man was sentenced to 30 months in prison while the Rimbey man is due in court in November. A second phase of the investigation netted charges against another group operating out of the Saddle Lake Reserve. ALERT’s Edmonton organized crime and gang team became involved in May 2016 after two suspected groups were identified by intelligence analysts. A total of 101 charges have been laid to date against seven individuals, with the latest arrest occurring on September 28, 2016. Call local police or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

RCMP arrest man who rammed gate at rural Alberta airport, drove onto runway EDSON — RCMP say a man being pursued by Mounties forced the closure of a small airport in Edson, Alta., after he drove through a security gate and onto a runway before his pickup truck caught fire. Police say the man has been arrested and charges were pending, including endangering the safety of an aerodrome and possession of methamphetamine. RCMP say it all started Monday afternoon when an officer stopped a pickup for a traffic check but it sped off, hitting a police car. Mounties say when they caught up with the truck at the airport it was burning and a man fled into some nearby woods. Officers later arrested a suspect in a residential area. No one was hurt and no aircraft were damaged. “The actions of one put the safety of the airport in substantial danger,” Staff Sergeant Peter King said in a release. “We are pleased the man was apprehended quickly and through the work of our officers and emergency service partners it brought this incident to a prompt resolution.” The man was being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Dispute over carbon tax grants OILSANDS RESEARCH GROUP SAYS IT IS A ‘LOGICAL’ RECIPIENT OF CARBON TAX GRANTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — An environmentalist says that an oilsands research consortium that believes it knows where industry can best improve its environmental practices shouldn’t be considered for grants paid for by carbon taxes. Keith Stewart of Greenpeace said he disagrees with a suggestion made Tuesday by Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, that it’s a “logical” choice to help Alberta’s NDP government invest in environmental research funding initiatives or partnerships. “The revenues from the carbon tax should be invested directly in solutions like community-based solar projects and better public transit as well as

supporting communities to assist low-income households,” said Stewart. “The big oil companies that make up COSIA don’t need a public subsidy to invest in the basic research and development required for them to make the transition to a low-carbon world.” COSIA’s 13 members account for 90 per cent of Canada’s oilsands production. It was formed four years ago to allow members to share technologies aimed at reducing their environmental impact. The alliance announced in Calgary on Tuesday that its members are spending $111 million this year on shared environmental technologies, taking the total since it was formed to $1.33 billion. “If I was the government, I would take a look at where emissions are coming from and I would invest disproportionately in those sectors,” Wicklum said.

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Private school to appeal human rights decision BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A private school found to have discriminated against two Muslim students by not allowing them to pray is challenging the ruling in the Alberta Court of Appeal. Webber Academy in Calgary is arguing in its appeal filed in mid-September that it has a right to remain secular. Last summer, an lower-court judge upheld a decision by the Alberta Human Rights Commission that found Webber Academy unlawfully discriminated against the students. The judge also upheld a $26,000 fine. The boys, who were in Grades 9 and 10, testified that praying is mandatory in their Sunni religion. Sarmad Amir and Naman Siddiqui, were told in 2011 that their praying — which requires bowing and kneeling — was “too obvious” in a non-denominational school. They continued to hold their prayers in secret in the school or outside in the snow. “There’s been no change here whatsoever. We continue to operate on the basis that we are a secular school and there’s no prayer space for anybody that would ask for it and nobody’s asking for it other than the families who took us to the human rights commission,” said school founder Neil Webber. The school argued in its original appeal in Court of Queen’s Bench that the boys’ parents were told Webber Academy was non-denominational and there was no space in the school for praying. “We just have a separation of the practice of prayer from the education here,” Webber said.


Physicians, government reach deal to make system sustainable over time EDMONTON — Alberta’s NDP government says the province’s physicians have ratified a new deal that both sides say will make the system more efficient over time. The province says 74 per cent of doctors have voted in favour of a tentative agreement reached last summer. It calls for amending the terms of an existing Alberta Medical Association contract that runs until 2018. Both sides say the amendments include a plan to put doctors in communities that need them and to improve primary care and information sharing. It also aims to compensate doctors for time and quality of care given to patients.


Rescued kittens are lifted from a pet carrier by Debbie Pedersen at the Room to Run Boarding Kennels south of High River, Alberta. A southern Alberta animal shelter which provided a safe haven for four-legged refugees during the 2013 floods has been saved.

‘It somehow touched people’: High River animal shelter saved after public plea BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER — A southern Alberta animal shelter that provided a safe haven for four-legged refugees during the 2013 floods has been rescued itself. The Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation near High River was close to shutting its doors due to a lack of money. “I did end up having to cash in the last of my investments that I’d made when I sold my house a number of years ago and I knew that we had about $5,000 left in the bank. We owed money everywhere,” said owner Kim Hessel. “I honestly anticipated we would have to shut down by December and probably sooner, honestly, because there wouldn’t have been enough to keep going.” But a crowdsourcing campaign created by one of the shelter’s volunteers has brought in $102,000. Hessel said people have also been making cash donations in person, dropping off food supplies and sending money through e-transfers. She said donations came in from Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Montana, California, Florida and even the United Kingdom. “It somehow touched people, and I’m going to remember that when I deal with the people I struggle with,” Hessel said. “It’s restored a big chunk of my faith in humanity. You see a lot of ugliness in animal welfare and those are things I don’t normally talk about. What

I’m going to remember is those cases are isolated incidents. There’s truly a lot of good in this community and this world.” Hessel’s shelter provided a temporary refuge for up to 2,000 dogs, cats, birds and lizards that were left behind when a mandatory evacuation prompted by flooding forced people from their homes in High River in June 2013. She said the shelter is now safe for at least a year, which will give it time to get charity status to make fundraising easier. Heaven Can Wait has been open since 1999 and operates along with the Room to Run Boarding Kennel, which has helped to finance it for years. Hessel said there are 172 cats and 32 dogs at the shelter right now. The same sort of financial stress that nearly forced the shelter to close down has also led to an increase in people surrendering their animals, she said. “I remember in December of last year when I really started to see the calls increase from owner surrenders: ‘I can’t keep my cat. I can’t keep my dog. I’m moving because I have a better job opportunity or I’ve just lost my job and I can’t afford this,”’ Hessel said. “We used to get, on average, 20 calls a week from people saying, ‘Can you help me?’ That’s jumped up consistently to 75 or 100 calls a week. I think people are legitimately worried about the future and waiting for economies to change and their fortunes to increase.”


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Value for money PROVINCES, TERRITORIES PUSH AGAINST IDEA HEALTH FUNDING NOT GOING TO HEALTH CARE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Health Minister Jane Philpott offered an apology of sorts to her provincial and territorial counterparts Tuesday after some of them pushed back against her argument that federal health dollars need to be earmarked for health spending. “I apologize if people misunderstood,” Philpott said, standing among her fellow health ministers after daylong meetings at a downtown Toronto hotel. “There is certainly no intention to make accusations.” The day before, Philpott spoke frankly and at length about what she called the need for greater accountability on the part of the provinces and territories, as well as more innovative ideas on efficiently delivering health services. “There are countries in this world, and there are many of them, developed countries … that are getting far better value for money than we are,” she said. “I have a responsibility as the health minister for Canada to invest in health, to help improve health systems … but when we are going to my finance minister to ask for more money, I need to be able to tell that finance minister it is going to be used for health.” On Tuesday, Philpott refined her message, saying the federal government wants to see greater accountability for future investments. “What we are talking about is new investments in health care,” she said. “That’s just what I talked about, the fact that when we are investing in home care … people in this day and age, health experts from across the country, believe in measurement.” During that same news conference, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said he and his fellow ministers felt Philpott was sending a clear message that federal health care funding wasn’t being spent on health care. “That implication certainly was received,” Hoskins said. “You’ve probably had a number of us march up to the microphone and actually assert that.” Hoskins went on to add he can say with “absolute confidence” that every single dollar transferred to his province for health goes towards its intended purpose. Quebec has openly challenged the idea of strings being attached to funding, but Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said she is open to the idea if it helps to deliver results and defend Canada’s health care system. The tensions that have permeated the talks come from provincial resistance to a federal plan to proceed with


Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman answers questions during a federal, provincial and territorial health ministers’ meeting in Toronto on Tuesday. OTTAWA — Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and her provincial and territorial counterparts are at odds over how much Ottawa should shell out for healthcare funding over the coming years. A primary sticking point has been the federal government’s stated intention to proceed with cutting annual increases in health transfers to the provinces in half to three per cent. Here are some numbers that provide a look at public-sector health spending and funding in Canada: $36 billion: Total federal health transfers to the provinces and territories in 2016-17, according to Finance Department numbers. The transfers are treated as government revenues, like income taxes, and are added to each jurisdiction’s general pool of cash. 1.5 per cent: Projected public-sector expenditure growth between 2014 and 2015 a reduction in the rate by which federal transfers increase each year: three per cent, down from the six per cent escalator established in 2004. Those transfer payments currently flow into the provinces’ general revenue pool Philpott said Tuesday that further investment will require additional detail so the federal government can know what to “expect.” The provinces are involved in the day-to-day delivery of health care but

BY THE NUMBERS by the provinces, according to the most-recent annual spending report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). 2.7 per cent: Annual average growth in public-sector health spending by provinces between 2011 and 2015, according to the group’s data. (The figures for 2014 and 2015 are forecasts.) CIHI says the decline is largely a reflection of Canada’s modest economic growth after the 2009 recession, which led to fiscal belt-tightening by governments. 7.2 per cent: Annual average growth in public-sector health spending by provinces between 1998 and 2010, according to CIHI data. $144 billion: Total projected public-secthe federal government has an important role to play in a range of areas, she noted, adding it would like to share its ideas and work together. The provinces say a three per cent increase in Canada Health Transfer payments will mean $1 billion less the provinces would otherwise have received in 2017-18, and $60 billion over the next decade. Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette, one of the most outspoken

Saxton, Peterson join list of Tory hopefuls BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race has two more names — both from British Columbia — on its growing list of contenders. Andrew Saxton, Conservative MP for North Vancouver for seven years before losing his seat in the last election, and Vancouver businessman Rick Peterson both launched campaigns Tuesday to replace former prime minister Stephen Harper as party leader. The two highlighted their experience in the business world. “I am the only candidate who has significant financial experience in both the private sector and in government,” said Saxton, who served as parliamentary secretary to two finance ministers and the president of the Treasury Board during his time in the previous Conservative government. Saxton underlined that experience,

Canada BRIEFS Alberta murder trial hears wife abused before man shot, house set on fire ST. PAUL — A jury has heard that an Alberta woman shot her husband as he was lying on a couch, then set their house on fire. A second-degree murder trial has begun for 53-year-old Deborah Doonanco in St. Paul, northeast of Edmonton. The Crown told the jury in an opening statement that Doonanco killed Kevin Feland in their home in the village of Glendon in May 2014. The prosecutor said Doonanco then started the fire to destroy evidence. Defence lawyer Brian Beresh told the jury that Doonanco was suffering from battered woman syndrome at the

which he said included being part of the team that helped the country weather the 2008 recession. “I would be committed to taking steps that would create a vibrant, free and unfettered economy that gives every Canadian the opportunity to both contribute to and share in our nation’s progress and prosperity,” Saxton said in remarks prepared for his campaign opening. Peterson, meanwhile, said he plans to focus his campaign on his ideas for the economy, such as getting rid of corporate income taxes. Peterson, a bilingual Alberta native who lost a 2014 bid to lead the B.C. Conservative party, also wants to boost terrorist surveillance and enhance security screening for immigrants, but stops short of a values test like the one put forward by rival Kellie Leitch. “I will say no to an idea that would inevitably lead to an Orwellian ‘citizenship values committee,’ staffed

with busybody bureaucrats,” Peterson said in speaking notes sent by his campaign for his own launch event. Peterson said he would also help ensure the Conservative grassroots have a stronger voice in the party, by giving more power and resources to local riding associations. Neither candidate has filed his paperwork or paid the first $25,000 instalment of the registration fee required to officially register as a candidate, but both say they are working on these. The Conservatives are to elect their new leader next May 27. The official candidates so far are Conservative MPs Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Kellie Leitch, Deepak Obhrai, Andrew Scheer and Brad Trost, but several others, including Ontario MP and former cabinet minister Lisa Raitt, as well as former MP Chris Alexander, are also expected to declare.

time. He said Doonanco was afraid for her safety and hadn’t eaten or slept for several days before the shooting. Beresh also said Feland had been regularly using cocaine. “She would have been killed on May 25 had she not defended herself,” Beresh told the jury Tuesday. The prosecutor admitted Feland had been violent with Doonanco in the past but that there’s no reliable evidence he was abusive to her immediately before his death. Court was told the couple had earlier married and divorced then reconciled. A 911 call Doonanco made as she stood outside the burning home made was played in court. “We were arguing. He was doing crack and he lit the house on fire,” Doonanco screamed. “He was sleeping on the couch,” she also said during the call. “I need my mom.”

The first break-in happened around 12:30 a.m. when three masked intruders armed with knives and bats burst into a home in the southwest neighbourhood of Springbank Hill. One of three people inside suffered minor injuries. The second invasion unfolded about two hours later when two masked men broke down the door at a home in the northeast Mayland Heights area. A resident suffered serious injuries from a beating and stabbing. In Edmonton, a man was shot when three men dressed in black and using bear spray broke into a home in the city’s northwest around 7 a.m. Police say the 28-year-old was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and no one else in the home was hurt. Investigators believe the house was targeted. Police have not said if anything was taken from the homes. Rene Decoteau, one of the victims of the Mayland Heights break-in, said the assailants surprised him and his roommate when they smashed through the front door as they were sleeping. “I heard all this banging from downstairs. Next thing I know, the door came down and two guys came flying up the stairs. They held a 12-inch knife to my throat and started demanding money and weed,” he said.

Police look for connection between two home invasions CALGARY — Police say similar weapons and masks were used in separate overnight home invasions in Calgary that left two people in hospital.

tor health spending by provinces in 2015, the CIHI says. Here’s a rundown of projected public-sector health spending growth between 2014 and 2015 for each province and territory: Newfoundland and Labrador: 3.1 per cent Prince Edward Island: 1.3 per cent Nova Scotia: 2.5 per cent New Brunswick: 1.7 per cent Quebec: 0.5 per cent Ontario: 0.7 per cent Manitoba: 3.5 per cent Saskatchewan: 2.6 per cent Alberta: 1.9 per cent British Columbia: 3.4 per cent Yukon: 12 per cent Northwest Territories: 11.4 per cent Nunavut: 0.4 per cent voices on the three-per-cent reduction, said Tuesday he is hopeful the premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be able to sit down and reach a compromise. “We are in a situation where today and tomorrow, obviously we will not be able to provide enough (service),” he said. “That’s why the three-per-cent is not enough.”

Conservatives want more info about Iraq BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Liberal government is under fire for a lack of transparency around Canada’s mission in Iraq, which entered a critical stage this week with the attack on Mosul. Conservative defence critic James Bezan honed in on the issue during a news conference on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, saying that the military held more briefings and provided more information while the Tories were in power. National Defence provided 12 technical briefings on what Canadian troops were doing in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the first year of the mission, which coincided with the Conservative government’s last year in office. Those updates included specific details, such as the number of troops on the ground in northern Iraq as well as how many times those soldiers had called in airstrikes and engaged in firefights with ISIL forces. The military also at one point provided an unprecedented walk-through on a so-called friendly fire incident involving Kurdish peshmerga fighters in March 2015 that killed Sgt. Andrew Doiron and injured three other Canadian soldiers. Yet briefings largely dried up during the mission’s second year, which is when the Liberals were in office. The most recent, held two weeks ago, was only the third since the Liberals were elected last October on a promise of greater transparency. A senior military officer revealed during that briefing that Canadian troops have been spending more time on the front lines, and engaged in “sporadic” firefights with ISIL, during the spring and summer. But he refused to say how many firefights Canadians have been in or how many Canadian soldiers are on the ground — even though that figure was already included in public documents tabled in the House of Commons at the end of September. He also wouldn’t say if Canadian troops are still calling in airstrikes. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan defended the tightened grip on information, saying it was necessary to protect Canadian troops and the operation to free Mosul, which has been billed as the most important battle to date in the fight against ISIL.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — “Stop whining,” President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month’s election and chiding the Republican for sowing suspicion about the integrity of America’s presidential vote. Obama also accused Trump of cozying up to Russia’s Vladimir Putin to a degree “unprecedented in American politics.” The president said Trump’s intensifying pre-emptive warnings about voter fraud are unheard of in modern politics. The rhetoric is not based on any evidence, Obama said, but is simply aimed at discrediting the outcome before the first votes are counted. “You start whining before the game is even over?” Obama said at a Rose Garden news conference. “If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming somebody else — then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.” Campaigning in Colorado, the GOP candidate repeated his assertions about “corrupt” elections but did not respond directly to the president. Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” in Washington, and for the first time promised to push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress. The president’s remarks came as Trump and his Republican allies look for ways to regain momentum after a damaging few weeks in the campaign. Heading into the third and final debate Wednesday night, Trump is trailing in the polls and running out of time for a comeback before Nov. 8. Obama waded into the race to elect a successor, speaking at the White House where he was hosting his final state visit. Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at his side, the president ini-

Iraqi advance on Mosul slows after day of fighting GWER, Iraq — The pace of operations slowed Tuesday in the fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, as Iraqi forces advancing to the east and south of the city began pushing toward larger villages and encountering civilian populations. Iraq’s Kurdish fighters, also known as the peshmerga, largely paused their advance, according to commanders stationed along the front to Mosul’s east, consolidating gains from the previous day. Iraqi army forces advanced to the south and east of Mosul, reaching the outskirts al-Hamdaniyah, a historically Christian town also known as Bakhdida and Qaraqosh that was


GAMES: An ‘economic driver’ County Mayor Jim Wood, who said the Games are an “economic driver” and councillors Jean Bota and Christine Moore voted against an amendment to the motion to provide $1 million in cash. The amendment, made by Coun. Philip Massier, was that the donation be cut to $500,000. It was also supported by councillors Don Church, Connie Huelsman and Richard Lorenz. Massier said there is lots of opportunity over the next two years for other sponsors to get involved. The package of entitlements and benefits the platinum sponsorship would have provided included volunteer development, economic development and citizen engagement, involving the county in the Games at a high level, and bringing national attention to the county. Scott Robinson, 2019 Games CEO, said there’ll be no other local event having as big an economic, community and cultural impact “in our lifetimes.” The Games are expected to draw 20,000 visitors and generate an economic impact of $132 million. Projects are popping up all around the city. Some underway or planned include the new downtown arena in Red Deer, airport terminal and runway expansion, and Red Deer College’s Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Numerous other existing venue enhancements are planned or underway. The Games committee will be reaching out to all municipalities in the region to raise funds, Radford said.



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so many cities are corrupt and you see that and voter fraud is all too common,” Trump said at a rally in Colorado Springs. Independent studies and election officials in both parties say they see no evidence that voter fraud — individuals impersonating others to cast ballots — is a widespread problem. Asked about Trump’s claims on Tuesday, running mate Mike Pence dodged and suggested Trump’s point actually was about the “overwhelming bias in the national media.” Pence spoke after touring the burned-out offices of the Republican Party in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The GOP office was firebombed over the weekend in what Pence called an “act of political terrorism.” Trump pointed at Clinton supporters, but Pence did not assign blame. Police are investigating. Clinton held no public events Tuesday while she prepared for the debate. She has her own troubles and is certain to be asked about the latest revelations involving her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. New FBI documents released Monday revived questions about whether she received classified information and whether State Department allies sought to protect her from criticism over the email arrangement.

tially said he would pull his punches when it came to politics, respecting the official setting. But when he was asked about Trump’s rhetoric, he hardly held back. “I would invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes,” he said. The GOP candidate has ramped up

warnings about potential fraud. That’s drawing criticism not only from Democrats but from his own party, particularly the state and county officials who run local elections, who fear the rhetoric will give losers license to dispute any results. “They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booth, where

once home to tens of thousands, east of Mosul. On the southern front, Iraq’s federal police pushed toward up to the town of al-Houd, still home to hundreds of people, according to estimates from the United Nations. Iraqi army Lt. Col. Mohammed Shaker said al-Hamdaniyah had been surrounded and his forces had retaken six other villages over the past two days. More than 25,000 troops have mobilized for the Mosul fight, a massive operation that’s expected to take weeks, if not months. Iraq’s second largest city is still home to more than a million people and humanitarian groups have warned that up to a million could be forced to flee, unleashing a large scale humanitarian crisis.

leave the eastern rebel-held parts of the contested city. Both Russian and Syrian air raids on the northern city of Aleppo were suspended at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shoigu said. He described the suspension as a precursor for the opening of humanitarian corridors. Moscow on Monday announced a “humanitarian pause” between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday to allow civilians and militants safe passage out of the city. At that time, Russian and Syrian militaries will halt any offensive actions. Syrian rebels, including al-Qaida militants, as well as the wounded and the sick will be allowed to leave to the neighbouring rebel-held province of Idlib. “The early halting of airstrikes is necessary to declare a ‘humanitarian pause’,” Shoigu said in a televised statement. “It will … guarantee a safe exit of civilians through six corridors and prepare for the evacuation of the ill and the wounded from the eastern part of Aleppo.” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the halt in the airstrikes was a goodwill gesture to pave the way for Thursday’s pause. “The Russian military is offering yet another chance, and we hope that our partners will allow us all to take advantage of that,” Peskov said. The United Nations said Russia has communicated plans for two eight-

hour cease-fires in rebel-held parts of Aleppo over “consecutive days” this week.

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people working on it and you all agree with each other — that’s a problem,” Vallee said. He didn’t have an opportunity to ask his question, but spoke to Red Deer North MLA Kim Schreiner after the meeting. A few times on Wednesday night, the topic of gender diversity and schools discouraging the use of “he or she” overtook curriculum discussion. Eggen disagreed with parents’ interpretation of the situation. “We’re looking to make sure to protect our kids, protect LGBTQ students and all students in a safe and caring environment,” Eggen said. Guy Pelletier, board chair at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, said a variety of views and topics will be expressed at public meetings and curriculum was getting mixed in with LGBTQ policies. “I think there’s a sensitivity with certain folks that there’s maybe a greater agenda of some sort. There’s a blending of those issues that probably isn’t deserved. I think the process needs to play itself out,” said Pelletier after the meeting. “(Red Deer Catholic) always felt we had a safe and caring environment. Not felt that, but we had evidence that we did. So we didn’t have to do much to our policy.” Pelletier said when it comes to curriculum consultations, the public needs to take the minister and his department at their word that they’ll take the input gathered seriously and that there will be more opportunities to contribute. Someone asked Eggen if the provincial government wants to eliminate Catholic schools. “I’m very proud of our Catholic education here in the province of Alberta so there’s no intention to change anything. Some people like to spread rumours. This is me here, I’m Minister of Education, saying to you here now that’s completely not true,” said Eggen.

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull MOSCOW — Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defence minister said. According to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for militants to

TRIAL: Judge to instruct jury today Dhillon pointed out Lavallee confessed more than once to police, saying at one point, “I feel bad for shooting Donny. I really do. I wish it hadn’t f**king happened.” Lavallee’s attempts to explain away his admission as an attempt to take the blame to protect his family from drug dealers doesn’t add up, Dhillon suggested. The accused was also identified by the victim as the shooter, he said. Defence lawyer George Lebessis said that another man present at the time of the shooting pulled the trigger. Lavallee and the others were involved in the drug trade and when “higher ups” suggested they wanted the shooting to “go away,” Lavallee confessed. “He confessed to the shooting to protect his family,” Lebessis told the nine-man and three-woman jury. Lebessis said while it is sometimes difficult to understand “false confessions do exist in our justice system.” Lavallee’s testimony that another man at the scene told him he shot Brown in retaliation for missing drugs and money. Lebessis suggested Brown mistakenly thought Lavallee was his shooter. Between the surrounding darkness, the glare of headlights and Brown’s own admission that he had been drinking and taking drugs, he could easily have made a mistake. The trial began last week with Lavallee and Garner Roland Belcourt, 28, charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The Crown dropped both charges against Belcourt on Monday, as well as the conspiracy charge for Lavallee. The judge will give his instructions to the jury on Wednesday and then de-

EDUCATION: ‘We’re not building curriculum from a secret place’ “When it comes to sexual education specifically, that’s my job as a parent. I would be nervous to have a stranger teaching my child about sexual education,” said Robichaud to the applause of many of the 100 people in attendance. She wanted to know if parents could have their children opt out of sex education classes. Eggen said parents did have that right, but also told her the curriculum hasn’t been written yet. “We are building curriculum with our teachers, with our parents, with post-secondary institutions and the general public,” Eggen said. “We’re not building curriculum from a secret place that we reach from behind here,” he said waving his hand behind him. “We’re doing it through processes that we’ll see over the next while.” Albertans have a month to respond to the online survey. Paul Vallee, whose children graduated from Red Deer Public Schools and will soon have grandchildren in the school system, said the survey was useless. He said after consultation comes the real work, the drafting of the curriculum, which will be done solely by educators. But parents, business leaders and others need to be involved. “Let’s hear from an entire group of people that reflect the broader base of our culture not just a single strong voice. If you have a single group of

Germany to host Ukraine peace summit in Berlin BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday announced her first summit in over a year with the Russian, Ukrainian and French presidents to discuss efforts toward peace in eastern Ukraine, but ratcheted down expectations of any significant progress. Merkel invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President Francois Hollande to meet in Berlin on Wednesday evening. The meeting comes amid tensions between the West and Russia over Moscow’s military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, which the German and French leaders also plan to address. The 2015 Minsk agreement brokered by France and Germany has helped end large-scale battles between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, but clashes have continued and efforts to reach a political settlement have stalled. “We have not achieved what we wanted to and we are not as far along as we wanted to be,” Merkel said.




Devil is in the details CANADA-EUROPEAN TRADE ENVOY OPTIMISTIC CETA WILL BE APPROVED BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Canada’s European trade envoy says he’s hopeful a landmark trade agreement with the European Union will be approved later this week, despite snags that have stalled a critical vote on the deal. Pierre Pettigrew expressed his optimism after speaking to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday while overseas, EU officials took pains to save a pact that has been years in the making. The fate of the so-called Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) remains unclear because of opposition from Wallonia. The francophone southern region in Belgium has expressed concerns the deal could erode labour, environmental and consumer regulations. Thanks to Belgium’s complex political system, Wallonia has the power to force the country’s government to withhold its support for the trade deal, which was already backed by the rest of the EU’s 28 member nations. Canada has done everything it could to address any concerns within the EU, and now the ball is in its court, said Pettigrew, who last week was dispatched to meet with Wallonia Minister President Paul Magnette. “We have worked very hard in the last few months to bring reassurances that we in Canada share those same progressive views,” Pettigrew said. EU nations were scheduled to vote on the deal Tuesday, but that was delayed after Magnette raised objections, saying he needs a few more days. Pettigrew said the vote could happen as early as Thursday, when EU leaders kick off a two-day summit. Wallonia, with a population of 3.5 million, wants more guarantees to protect its farmers and Europe’s labour, environmental and consumer standards. It also fears the agreement will allow huge multinationals — first from Canada, later from the United States, if a similar deal with Washington follows — that would crush small Walloon enterprises and their way of life. Proponents say the deal would yield billions in added trade through tariff cuts and other measures to lower barriers to commerce. At the same time, the EU says it will keep in place the region’s strong safeguards on social, environmental and labour issues. Wallonia’s rejection left many stumped, even within Belgium, wondering how the small region could have such an impact on a deal between over 500 million EU citizens and 35 million Canadians. “If we don’t agree with Canada, with whom are we going to agree?” asked Slovak Economics Minister Peter Ziga, who chaired Tuesday’s meeting.


Pierre Pettigrew, special envoy of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, speaks with former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, left, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, centre, following a round table discussion on international economic issues in Montreal on Tuesday.

Canada to lose if Democrats control the Senate: Mulroney BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Brian Mulroney is no fan of Donald Trump’s promise to rip up NAFTA, but the former prime minister says Hillary Clinton’s shift to the left is bad for Canadian trade, especially if the Democrats regain control of the Senate. The former Conservative leader told the Montreal Board of Trade that Clinton’s decision to accept the “wacky arguments” about trade put forward by socialist former rival Sen. Bernie Sanders is troubling. Clinton has come out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement she worked on as secretary of state and criticizes NAFTA, which her husband enacted as president. Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, no stranger to the complications of trade deals given his role as one of the architects of NAFTA, appeared unfazed by the dispute. “Every once in a while you run into a hiccup in these things,” said Mulroney, who also spoke before the Montreal Board of Trade. “This is a hiccup, but I don’t think it’s going to derail

Her positions make the situation more complicated, Mulroney said. “If the Democrats retake control of the Senate, which seems to be the case, it will be a defeat for Canada in the area of international trade.” Mulroney is a fervent defender of free trade as one of the architects of the 1988 deal with the United States and subsequent extension to include Mexico. He called Trump’s call to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement “illusory.” Mulroney said the Republican nominee would face political blowback from senators in 38 states that depend on trade with Canada to support 11-million jobs. And despite Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric, he said NAFTA is havsuch an important negotiation.” International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada has made significant changes to the deal and remains “cautiously optimistic” that it will receive European approval. “We’re doing everything that we can to support the efforts inside Europe to get this agreement to the finish line, but at the end of the day, as our European partners know, ultimately, this is

ing the desired impact since for the first time in 25 years, more Mexicans are returning home from the U.S. to chase prosperity. “Mr. Trump doesn’t yet understand that. The treaty at the same time resolved economic questions and problems surrounding immigration,” Mulroney said. International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said protectionist forces in the U.S. should worry Canadians, especially relating to challenges in securing a new softwood lumber agreement. “It was always complicated for Canada and the United States, but it’s a challenge that has become more complex because of the protectionist wind that currently blows,” she said. a European decision,” she told reporters in Ottawa. “I am both hopeful and I also hope that Europe and Europeans can come together to make this decision, which is the right one for Canada and for Europe.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to fly to Brussels next week to sign the agreement should it be unanimously approved by the EU.

Manufacturing sales surpass expectations BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales were better than expected in August, boosting expectations for a rebound in the economy in the third quarter. Statistics Canada said Tuesday that manufacturing sales increased 0.9 per cent to $51.1 billion in August, fuelled by higher sales of food, primary metal, and petroleum and coal products. Economists had expected a gain of 0.3 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. TD Bank economist Dina Ignjatovic said manufacturing sales are moving in the right direction and closing in on the highs reached at the start of the

year. “This uptrend is expected to continue, with the recent pickup in U.S. consumption likely to translate into increased demand for Canadian-made goods,” Ignjatovic wrote in a note to clients. “The strong handoff from June, combined with the gains in July and August, suggest that manufacturing will be a key contributor to growth in the third quarter, which is currently tracking above three per cent.” The manufacturing report came one day ahead of a rate announcement by the Bank of Canada and the release of the central bank’s fall monetary policy report which will include an updated economic forecast. The Bank of Canada is expected to

keep its key interest rate on hold at 0.5 per cent, but economists and policy-makers will scrutinize the central bank’s outlook for the economy. Earlier this month, the Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins noted that there’s still uncertainty around the rebound of the country’s non-resource export sectors. Paul Ashworth, chief North America economist at Capital Economics, noted that manufacturing sales and non-energy exports have been pretty disappointing over the past 18 months, particularly when factoring in the decline in the Canadian dollar in 2014 and 2015. “U.S. economic growth does appear to be accelerating again in the second half of this year, but it remains to be

seen whether Canadian manufacturers can exploit that stronger demand, particularly when they are competing against Mexican producers who also have the advantage of a further large currency depreciation this year,” Ashworth wrote in a report. Statistics Canada said Tuesday manufacturing sales grew 1.2 per cent on a constant-dollar basis, reflecting an increase in the higher volume of goods sold. Sales were up in 15 of 21 industries, representing 69 per cent of the total manufacturing sector. Food industry sales rose 1.7 per cent to a record high of $8.6 billion, while the primary metal industry gained 3.6 per cent to $3.9 billion.

Cut climate change funding for developing countries, use it in Canada: Wall BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the federal government should consider cutting money intended to help developing countries tackle climate change and using it for research in Canada that could reduce global emissions. Wall wants to see the $2.6 billion Ottawa has earmarked for developing countries added to an existing $2-billion federal low-carbon economy trust. The premier says Saskatchewan has already laid the groundwork with a $1.5-billion carbon-capture facility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a coal-fired power plant. “Let’s develop the technology. We

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can do that here in Canada,” Wall said Tuesday after releasing a policy proposal on climate change. “We would be better to focus on developing the technologies here, where we already have those capacities, and make them available to the Third World.” Wall has pointed to a report released last December at the Paris climate-change summit which said there are more than 2,400 coal-fired plants planned or under construction globally. Developing technology that can be used anywhere to reduce emissions “is the logical response if we actually want to solve the problem.”

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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall during a speech on climate change to the Regina Chamber of Commerce at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan on Tuesday. Wall spoke about his concerns about the Trudeau government’s national carbon tax plan.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 118.03 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.00 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.57 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.74 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.77 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.22 Cdn. National Railway . . 87.81 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 201.31 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 37.16 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.02 Cervus Equipment Corp 13.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 53.69 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 58.16 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 25.58 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.46 General Motors Co. . . . . 31.40 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 31.09 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.75 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 52.23 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 30.75 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 42.80 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . . 5.99 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 62.08 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . 130.95 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.15 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . 116.64 MARKETS CLOSE Toronto’s main index soared more than 150 points on Tuesday, partly on the strength of gold as well as strong earnings from a number of American companies. The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 155.73 points to 14,752.25, lifted by gold sector gains of more than three per cent. The December gold contract added US$6.30 to $1,262.90 per ounce. Norman Levine, managing director at Portfolio Management Corp, said a jump in the price of gold could shift stock prices a little bit. But for the most part, he said, the S&P/TSX “is moving in tandem with the U.S. market,� which is seeing gains from a positive start to earnings season. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 75.54 points to 18,161.94 and the S&P 500 rose 13.10 points to 2,139.60. The Nasdaq composite advanced 44.02 points to 5,243.84. The early days of earnings season for American companies has seen positive results, and Netflix, UnitedHealth Group and Domino’s Pizza stocks all rose after each company reported a boost in profits. “So far, nobody’s really messed up to any large degree,� said Levine. “So, people are feeling confident today.� The loonie stayed relatively flat, rising 0.07 of a U.S. cent to 76.23 cents US ahead of tomorrow’s Bank of Canada rate announcement. The bank is expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 0.5 per cent. “It won’t make a change for the foreseeable future,� said

Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 66.78 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 31.26 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.87 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . . 2.13 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 21.47 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 10.50 First Quantum Minerals . 11.62 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 19.49 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 5.40 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.91 Labrador. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.72 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 21.12 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . 0.820 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.10 Energy Arc Resources . . . . . . . . 24.55 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 28.80 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 51.60 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.66 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 25.54 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 42.46 Canyon Services Group. . 5.81 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 20.29 CWC Well Services . . . 0.1650 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 14.61 Essential Energy. . . . . . . 0.610 Levine. The exception would be if the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is expected to boost its rate for the first time in months this December, makes numerous moves, he said. “Then the Bank of Canada will respond to that,� said Levine. However, he added, one rate hike by the Fed shouldn’t prompt Canada’s central bank into action, as the American economy is stronger and rate hikes signal an improved economy. Still, a Statistics Canada report released Tuesday boosted expectations for a rebound in the economy in the third quarter. Manufacturing sales increased 0.9 per cent to $51.1 billion in August. Economists had expected a rise of 0.3 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. Elsewhere in commodities, the more heavily traded December crude contract gained 25 cents to US$50.62 per barrel, while the November crude contract gained 35 cents to US$50.29 per barrel. November natural gas rose 1.9 cents to US$3.26 per mmBTU and December copper contracts were relatively unchanged at US$2.11 a pound. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at the close Tuesday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,752.25, up 155.73 points Dow — 18,161.94, up 75.54 points S&P 500 — 2,139.60, up 13.10 points Nasdaq — 5,243.84, up 44.02 points Currencies: Cdn — 76.23 cents US, up


WALL: ‘Out of step with economists’ Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada said research shows carbon capture and storage is one of the most expensive ways to reduce emissions “and the only people who really like it are coal companies.� “Brad Wall is basically proposing to take action on climate change in the most expensive way possible,� Stewart said in an interview.

Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 86.77 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 47.07 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.57 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 15.70 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.62 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 2.20 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 2.28 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 5.94 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.96 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.16 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 2.58 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 52.80 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0850 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 85.20 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 70.78 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.07 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 25.01 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 33.32 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 35.73 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 92.85 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.27 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 45.68 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.800 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 83.53 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 43.99 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.93 0.07 of a cent Pound — C$1.6128, up 1.24 cents Euro — C$1.4405, down 0.43 of a cent Euro — US$1.0980, down 0.24 of a cent Oil futures: US$50.29 per barrel, up 35 cents (November contract) Gold futures: US$1,262.90 per oz., up $6.30 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.079, up 21.2 cents $774.14 kg., up $6.82 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices: Canola: Nov. ‘16 $1.60 higher $497.70 Jan. ‘17 $0.80 higher $504.10 March ‘17 $1.90 higher $508.00 May ‘17 $1.80 higher $510.70 July ‘17 $0.70 higher $507.60 Nov. ‘17 $1.50 lower $498.30 Jan. ‘18 $1.10 lower $500.00 March ‘18 $1.10 lower $501.30 May ‘18 $1.10 lower $502.40 July ‘18 $1.10 lower $502.40 Nov. ‘18 $1.10 lower $502.40. Barley (Western): Dec. ‘16 unchanged $132.50 March ‘17 unchanged $134.50 May ‘17 unchanged $135.50 July ‘17 unchanged $135.50 Oct. ‘17 unchanged $135.50 Dec. ‘17 unchanged $135.50 March ‘18 unchanged $135.50 May ‘18 unchanged $135.50 July ‘18 unchanged $135.50 Oct. ‘18 unchanged $135.50 Dec. ‘18 unchanged $135.50. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 768,420 tonnes of canola 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 768,420.

“That is not conservative. That’s not good for taxpayers. That’s not good for people who are going to have to live with the impacts of climate change.� Wall’s proposal to cut money from developing countries “is a slap in the face� to anyone who wants a constructive debate on fighting climate change, Stewart added. “He is now saying we should take back the money dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable people from the ravages of global climate change and hand it back to oil companies.� The Pembina Institute, which does research on climate change and other energy issues, called Wall “out of step with economists and business leaders� who it said support carbon pricing.


A doll from the company Cuddle+Kind are shown in a handout photo. The company donates 10 meals for every hand-knit doll sold.

Canadian retailers make giving back part of the bottom line BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Derek Woodgate didn’t know it at the time, but seeing a documentary about childhood malnutrition would change his life. He watched the film last year and knows it was the catalyst that helped push him and his wife Jen to start Cuddle+Kind, a company that donates 10 meals for every hand-knit doll sold. Mark Schwartz, an associate professor of business ethics, said it’s becoming important for companies to show that they care about more than just the bottom line. “Over the years, it’s become much more mainstream,� said Schwartz, who teaches at York University’s School of Administrative Studies. “The larger companies in the world, they really have no choice. All the industries realize that they have to be seen as giving back to the society and the community in which they operate.� He said customers may be more willing to choose businesses that share their same values or ethics, if all other factors, such as price, quality and services are the same compared to a competitor. “There’s a bigger impact when the contribution is more directly linked to the nature of your product and your service,� said Schwartz. “If you buy a pair of shoes, and you know a pair of shoes is going to a child in the developing world, it would make


Transport Canada warns some Ram pickups at risk of fire from alternator short OTTAWA — Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for about 10,000 Ram pickup trucks and other Fiat Chrysler vehicles. The federal agency says the affected vehicles from model years 2007 to 2014 have a 220-amp alternator with a potential to malfunction in hot weather. It says the problem can be corrected by replacing the alternator. The recall affects Ram 2500 pickup

more of a difference. Or knowing that the farmers who are growing your coffee are treated fairly and that their communities are benefiting — I think the link is much more direct and much stronger.� Although there is little Canadian data tracking corporate social giving, a recent U.S. retail study by consulting firm PwC found that it’s a topic that it is on the forefront of shoppers’ minds. The report, titled 2016 Holiday Outlook, says 60 per cent of consumers surveyed say they hold retailers who make charitable donations and work on sustainability and community involvement in high esteem. A third of consumers say they plan on spending more money at these retailers. The data was taken largely from a survey of more than 2,300 Americans and 200 retailers. Derek Woodgate said customers like knowing that their purchase of a colourful hand knit doll also helps support fair wages for female artisans in Peru and also provide meals to Breakfast Club of Canada, World Food Program USA and Children’s Hunger Fund, which feeds children in schools and orphanages around the world. “First and foremost, as parents with three children ourselves, being able to provide nutrition so our children can thrive and other children can thrive was critical,� he said. “It just broke our hearts. It moved us to want to help.� trucks from the 2013 model year, Ram 3500s from as early as the 2007 model year and Ram 4500 and 5500s from the 2008 through 2013 model years.

Saskatchewan brewer launches legal challenge on Alberta beer mark-up SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan beer producer is taking Alberta to court over its new beer mark-up policy. Saskatoon-based Great Western Brewing Company has filed a court challenge, arguing Alberta’s new rules violate constitutional protections on trade freedoms between provinces.



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Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson, watches his home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber during the third inning in Game 4 of baseball’s American League Championship Series in Toronto, Tuesday.

Blue Jays 5 Indians 1 TORONTO — Aaron Sanchez pitched six strong innings and the Toronto bats finally woke up as the Blue Jays staved off playoff elimination Tuesday with a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Four Toronto pitchers limited the Indians to two hits. The Jays still face three more do-ordie games, two in Cleveland, if they are to survive the best-of-seven series, and history is against them. Since the introduction of the best-of-seven format in 1985, only one of 31 teams have rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win the ALCS (Boston, 2004). “They were nice, loose, and relaxed, well aware of the circumstances,” said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons of his team. “They showed up today like they always do and played a good ballgame. Started out with Sanchez, great out in the bullpen, bullpen has been pitching really good, nice little roll, too. Then Donaldson’s big home run to get us on the board, we’ve been looking on that. Then some add-on runs, Carrera, a nice night. A lot of good things today.” On the plus side for Toronto, the injury-riddled Cleveland starting rotation is not deep. Game 5 goes Wednesday with Marco Estrada against Indians rookie Ryan Merritt. After scoring just three runs in the first three games, the Toronto offence got out of first gear in a game that was a mirror image of the previous three. This time Toronto outpitched Cleveland and got the timely hits. Josh Donaldson homered for Toron-

to and Edwin Encarnacion drove in a pair of runs before a sellout of 49,142 under the roof at the Rogers Centre that finally had something to cheer about. Donaldson also delivered some stellar defence. Toronto, which totalled 17 hits in the first three games, outhit Cleveland 9-2. The loss snapped the Indians’ nine-game win streak dating back to the regular season and Cleveland’s franchise-record run of six straight post-season victories. The Jays, leading for the first time in the series, picked up solo runs in the third and fourth, two more in the seventh and one in the eighth to keep the scoreboard ticking. Sanchez (1-0), inducing a string of Cleveland groundouts, gave up just one hit in his first four innings before yielding a run in the fifth when he threw 25 pitches. The 24-year-old right-hander, whose arm has been closely monitored in his first year as a starter after pitching in the bullpen, was well rested having last pitched Oct. 9 — his first career post-season start. He gave up one run on two hits with two walks and five strikeouts in a 95-pitch performance that featured 54 strikes. “You can see the velocity, everybody sees that,” said Indians manager Terry Francona. “But right from the very first inning he commanded his breaking ball. Because we actually had a decent amount of hitters counts. But he has breaking ball going, like I said, right from the beginning, and that made it really, really tough on us.” See JAYS on Page B3

Monahan’s OT winner earns Flames first win of season BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Flames 4 Sabres 3 (OT) CALGARY — There was a palpable sense of relief in the Calgary Flames’ locker-room after Sean Monahan’s overtime winner on Tuesday. Monahan’s second goal of the year 2:26 into overtime gave Calgary a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, the Flames first of the season. The 22-year-old made a nifty move and neatly beat Sabres goalie Robin Lehner over his shoulder after being set up alone in front by Johnny Gaudreau. “Everybody needed that goal and when I say everybody, probably the fans, the coaches and Mony himself,” said Glen Gulutzan, who earns his first victory as Calgary’s coach. In dropping back-to-back games in Edmonton and then losing in overtime in Vancouver on Saturday, pressure was already building on a team expected to take a giant step forward in 2016-17. “When you win, it brings confidence,” said Monahan. “As a group, it’s home ice and the way that we battled back and found a way to win is big for our team.” Much of the scrutiny has been on Monahan and Gaudreau, both fresh off signing lucrative long-term contracts in the off-season. Coming into Tuesday, Monahan had one goal, Gaudreau one assist and they were a combined minus-7. “Making that big play. Hopefully it’s the beginning of them getting their game going again,” said Gulutzan. “I know both young guys have been putting pressure on themselves and I can see it. It just takes one of those things to turn it when you’re the quality of player of both of those gentlemen.” Monahan said that his linemate deserves most of the credit for his game-winning goal. “Johnny had the puck and when he has the puck you try to find a soft spot. He threw a sauce on my stick,” said Monahan, who missed most of training camp as well as the World Cup with a strained back.. Calgary trailed 2-1 entering the third period but tied it when Micheal Ferland scored on a nice backhander of a giveaway by Marcus Foligno. Foligno made up for his error on his next shift, restoring Buffalo’s lead with a nifty inside-out move to sidestep Deryk Engelland and then wristing a high shot past Chad Johnson on the glove side. Calgary tied it once again on the first NHL goal for 18-year-old first round pick Matthew Tkachuk, who snapped a shot from off the wing that beat Lehner high on the short side. “Obviously unbelievable,” said Tkachuk about the feeling. “You dream about scoring in the NHL for a long time. Now that I’ve got he first one out of the way, hopefully we can just keep rolling as a team.” Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary (1-2-1), which continues its three-game homestand Thursday against Carolina. Zemgus Girgensons and Ryan O’Reilly had the other goals for Buffalo (1-1-1). The Sabres play in Vancouver on Thursday. The Flames outshot Buffalo 34-21. During one stretch while it was tied 1-1, the Sabres went nearly 18 minutes without a shot. “I don’t think there’s many positives to take at all,” said O’Reilly. “Our compete level, our execution was just embarrassing. That’s not the way we want to be. We want to be a consistent team. We have to be a lot better.”


Carolina Hurricanes’ Elias Lindholm looks for the puck after being stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot as Kris Russell looks on during first-period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Tuesday.

Talbot solid in Oilers win GOALIE’S WIFE SET TO GIVE BIRTH TO TWINS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oilers 3 Hurricanes 2 EDMONTON — Cam Talbot had a big night in net for the Edmonton Oilers before an even bigger morning. After allowing six goals on 23 shots in a disappointing 6-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Talbot stopped 31 shots on Tuesday as the Oilers came away with a 3-2 victory over the winless Carolina Hurricanes — this despite his wife being scheduled to give birth to twins early on Wednesday morning. “I knew I had a job to do tonight and that I would feel a lot better tomorrow morning going in there (the hospital) with two points,” Talbot said. “Personally, I needed a big bounce-back game after the last game I had. “It was also big as a team, as we have let those kind of losses snowball in the past and tonight we showed we were more of a resilient group.” Oilers alternate captain Jordan Eberle said he was impressed with just how calm and collected Talbot was in the game, including some huge saves in the dying seconds, despite the upcoming additions to his family. “I know Cam is very excited, it is a big day for him tomorrow,” he said. “A lot of the guys have been talking about it. For him to dial it in and play well and make some huge saves and keep us in that game with so much going on in his life, that was impressive.” Tyler Pitlick, Anton Slepyshev and Eberle scored for the Oilers, who improved to 3-1-0. Lee Stempniak responded with a pair of goals for the Hurricanes (0-1-2). “We were right there, we had some chances, good chances through out the game and just never really

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finished up with them,” Stempniak said. Slepyshev unleashed a wicked wrist shot that beat Carolina goalie Cam Ward glove-side for his first career NHL goal. 1:51 into the game. Edmonton made it 2-0 midway through the first as Eberle’s backhanded pass attempt bounced off of Hurricanes defender Ron Hainsey and in to the net for his third of the season. Pitlick added to the Oilers lead, picking the corner off a face-off win in the Canes’ zone. Talbot was sharp in making 20 saves through 40 minutes, including outright robbing Jeff Skinner in tight midway through the second period. Carolina finally got on the board three minutes into the third period as a big rebound from a Victor Rask shot gave Stempniak an empty net to score into, and then made it 3-2 just 56 seconds later as Skinner fed it in front for Stempniak’s third of the season. The Hurricanes had some strong pressure late, but Talbot made several big stops and Edmonton was able to hang on for the win. “We had too many easy goals against, too many easy chances against, we have to tighten up,” said Carolina head coach Bill Peters. “Usually when we’re on top of our game and playing to our foundation we’re a little tighter than that.” Both teams return to action on Thursday as the Oilers remain home to welcome the St. Louis Blues and Carolina plays the fourth of a six-game road trip to start the season in Calgary. Notes: The teams both made changes to their lineups for the game, as Carolina defenceman Jakub Nakladal and LW Phillip Di Giuseppe played their first games of the season, while RW Martin Frk made his NHL debut. Edmonton inserted LW Slepyshev and D Mark Fayne, who later left the game with an injury, into the lineup, and called up Laurent Brossoit to serve as backup goalie after Jonas Gustavsson suffered an injury in Sunday’s 6-2 loss to Buffalo.



Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Big Lighting team sets sights on top spot BY JONATHAN GUIGNARD ADVOCATE STAFF The Hunting Hills Lighting senior boys are facing a rebuild year, while the girls volleyball team wants to get back on top in the city. The girls, who finished exhibition play at 1-2, placed third in the zone after going to the provincials two years ago. “We want to make it to provincials so our expectations are to be top two in the city,” said Blake Mackay, girls head coach. “We have some uphill climbing to get to that point, but that’s our ultimate team goal,” said With only five returning players, Mackay said he has his work cut out for him, but he has confidence in the team. “We are probably one of the biggest teams I’ve seen. Our play at the net, our blocking and our hitting are definitely our strengths,” said MacKay. No doubt there will be learning curves and lots of work throughout the year, said MacKay. “Our weak points are our passing,” he said. “The first ball contact is not where it needs to be for us to succeed. We have a new girl playing libero who’s never played that position. That’s definitely something we are constantly working on.” The boys team finished 0-3 in the preseason after dropping the final exhibition game to Lindsay Thurber. Last year, the boys finished third in the zone.

Boys head coach Blake Henwood said he is keeping expectations low for the season. “To be completely honest we’re a step below the other two schools in our city in terms of the amount of players and the overall experience,” he said. “I’m trying to teach them as much as I can and have them learn as much as possible as we go forward.” The team only has two returning players this year, which causes problems when they face more experienced teams, said Henwood. “We have a couple of athletes who are playing volleyball for the first time since Grade 7 and Grade 8. When you’re going up against teams like Notre Dame and Lindsay Thurber, who have guys who have been playing since elementary, it’s tough,” said Henwood. Experience may be something they lack, but Henwood likes their competition level. “They’re an awesome group of guys. They don’t have a lot of volleyball experience, but they’re incredibly coachable. They work hard and do what’s asked. It’s a lot easier to be a coach when athletes are willing to do what you are asking them to do without being resistant,” said Henwood. Henwood is also an assistant coach with the men’s volleyball team at Red Deer College and said he hopes to bring that winning culture to Hunting Hills. “We are trying to take the success of the college teams and have it trickle down into our high school program. We want to show our players that you can be a local athlete and move on to a post-secondary school and be successful,” said Henwood.

Raiders cross-country team takes third at provincials BY ADVOCATE STAFF The Lindsay Thurber cross-country running team put the lid on their season by capturing third place in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association provincial championships in Cochrane during the weekend. Calgary’s William Aberhart and Edmonton’s Strathcona finished first and second respectively. Notre Dame, which tied with LTCHS in the Central Alberta zone championships, placed eighth and Hunting Hills ninth. Journey Flewell and Emma Holmes led the LTCHS squad, finishing fourth and fifth respectively in the four-kilometre intermediate girls’ division. Flewell came in at 16:58 with Holmes at 17:01. Hayley Lalor was 24th at 19:08 and Tessa Strom 75th at 22:04. Josh Campbell placed 15th at 16:06 and Logan Lopaschuk 64th at 17:37 in the 4km junior boys’ division. In senior girls, Kalena Soehn was 62nd at 21:12 and Jade Weber 77th at 22:08 in the 4km run. The 3km junior girls’ division saw Jamie Lalor take 38th

at 11:51 and Dawsin McDonald 77th at 12:55. In the 5km intermediate boys race, Reid Petrosenko was 31st at 18:51, Izaak Vriend 68th at 20:25 and Isaiah Paterson 69th at 20:26. The 6km senior boys’ division saw Kurtis Willoughby take 57th at 21:57 and Tseguye Adair 81st at 23:11. ● In Grade 9 action, the LTCHS Raiders won the 4J Central West Alberta Junior High Athletic Association cross-country running championship. Silver medalist Owen Pimm led the way on the boys’ side with Hannah Wirtanen taking third in the girls’ division. Both races were 3km and had over 100 competitors. Other results on the boys’ side saw Ethan Wittke place eighth, Jordy Isaac 10th, Aryton Chillibeck 15th and Sheku Koroma 20th. Other top 25 on the girls’ side were Elyssa Leedahl fourth, Stephanie Keeper 10th, Tatum Adair 14th, Rebecca Kentworthy 18th and Valerie Ho 19th. Emerald Alcock, Hayley Cartwright, Mara Jenkins, Sanjana Sharma and Brooklyn Young also ran on the girls’ side with Wyatt Grainger, Josh Hope, Aetizaz Khan, Kade McDonald, Nathan Plant and Tyler Wintringham in the boys’ division.


BRIEFS Monstar tops Grandview Adam Glover dropped in 13 points to lead Monstar to a 77-70 victory over Grandview in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Sunday. Jeremy Purviance added 12 points for the winners.

Kids under two don’t need tickets to special event games NEW YORK — Hockey fans attending Sunday’s Heritage Classic outdoor game in Winnipeg can bring children under two to Investors Group Field without having to buy an extra ticket. The NHL says it is changing its ticket policies for special event games, including the all-star game and all outdoor contests, to allow children under two years old free admission as long as they sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Children two years and over will require their own ticket. The NHL says anyone who bought a ticket for a child under two can get a refund at the game. The NHL’s ticketing policy came under scrutiny when a Manitoba couple complained that they would have to buy a $400 seat to bring their six-month-old son to the outdoor game. Clifford Anderson and Shalyn Meady argued they should not have to buy another ticket for a baby who can’t even sit on his own yet. Anderson and Meady claimed they were told everyone, including babies, needed a seat. At regular Winnipeg Jets games, children under two get in for free while at Winnipeg Blue Bombers games, kids under three don’t need their own ticket. The Jets host the Edmonton Oilers in Sunday’s game.

Fan angered at Subban takes out full page ad in Montreal Gazette MONTREAL — A man who took put a full-page ad in a Montreal newspaper to express his anger over the P.K. Subban trade is making a big donation to the popular defenceman’s charity. The Montreal Children’s Hospital said Tuesday that Dr. Charles Kowalski and his wife are donating $250,000 to P.K.’s Helping Hand Fund. The couple had originally pledged $50,000 to the foundation. Kowalski, an emergency room physician living in Ottawa, and until recently a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan, will make the cheque presentation Wednesday at the hospital’s P.K. Subban Atrium. The Canadiens dealt the flashy Subban to Nashville this off-season for star defenceman Shea Weber. In a full-page ad in Thursday’s Montreal Gazette, Kowalski thanked Subban for his time in Montreal and said the trade has shaken his belief in the Canadiens. “Now, I feel anger, disappointment and embarrassment over the treatment of P.K. Subban by team management: the same sentiments that many felt after the Patrick Roy trade,” Kowalski said in the ad. “You are an amazing and influential role model for my children and I am going to miss not having you as a Montreal Canadien.”

Pink in the Rink set to take over Centrium, fight cancer Any time the RDC Queens and Olds Broncos meet on the ice, it just adds to their rivalry. But this Thursday when the two meet at 7 p.m. at the Centrium, it has even a bigger meaning. Billed as “Pink in the Rink” the RDC Athletics Department is looking to not only help fight cancer, but set an attendance record for women’s college hockey. “We want to invite everyone out to our new home, the ENMAX Centrium, as we look to reach our goals of raising over five-digits for cancer and breaking an attendance record of over four-digits,” said RDC Athletics events and marketing coordinator PJ Swales. “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback and it’s a great opportunity for the fans to support a great cause and to support women’s hockey. “We would love to fill the lower bowl at the Centrium.” They would like to raise at least $5,000 for cancer through donations and the 50-50. Scotiabank has also jumped on board and will match money raised for cancer up to $5,000. As well tickets are available for the game at the Scotiabank with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Association. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for non-RDC stu-

Argos reduce ticket prices for 2016 Grey Cup at BMO field TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts are giving Canadian football fans a break. The CFL club has reduced prices for this year’s Grey Cup game at BMO Field with tickets starting at $89 and thousands more being available for less than $150. Under previous pricing, the cheapest tickets were $169 and $199 and went up to $899. Argos president Michael Copeland said Tuesday the adjustments will affect mostly the mid-range tickets for the Nov. 27 contest at BMO Field.

dents. RDC students are free. Everyone is urged to wear pink. Anyone wearing pink will be entered for a number of draws. The Rebels and Hudson’s Canadas Pubs are also sponsors for the event. The Queens also visit Olds on Saturday at 7 p.m. ● In other RDC news volleyball dominated the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week awards. Queens power hitter Miranda Dawe took top honors on the women’s side with right side hitter Regan Fathers the top male. Dawe, played a key role in the Queens doubleheader victory over the SAIT Trojans. The four-year kinesiology student from Grande Prairie had 19 kills, three blocks, two aces and 26 digs in a 3-2 win at SAIT Friday and added 12 kills, a block, five aces and 15 digs in a 3-2 win at home Saturday. Fathers, a third-year kinesiology student from East Fremantle, Western Australia, put together an impressive weekend as the Kings won 3-0 at SAIT and 3-2 at home. Fathers, who moved to the right side this season, had 14 kills, a block, one ace and there digs at SAIT then finished with 21 kills, two blocks, six aces and nine digs on Saturday. ● The RDC men’s and women’s golf teams opened play at the 54-hole Ping Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championships today in Stratford, P.E.I. Shaye Leidenius and Hayley Phillips will repre-

sent the Queens with Cole Morrison, Ryan Skoreyko, Cody Clipperton, Mitchell McKinnon and Colton Craner on the men’s side. • The soccer teams wrap up their regular season at home this weekend, hosting SAIT Saturday and Olds Sunday. The women kick off at noon both days, followed by the men. It’s a big weekend for the Queens, who sit in third place in the ACAC’s South Division with a 3-2-3 record. They’re just two points up on Olds (3-4-1). The top three teams make the playoffs and it will likely come down to the game on Sunday to determine third place. ● The hockey Kings return to ACAC regular season play as they face the SAIT Trojans in a homeand-home series — Friday at 7 p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex and Saturday in Calgary. ● The volleyball teams are on the road as they visit Lethbridge Friday and Saturday. ●• The basketball Queens play the CIS MacEwan University of Edmonton in a pair of exhibition games. They’re in Edmonton tonight and host the Griffins at 6 p.m. Friday. The basketball Kings compete in the University of Saskatchewan tournament, facing the U of Saskatchewan Thursday, the University of Calgary Friday and Algoma University Saturday. Danny Rode is a retired Advocate reporter who can be reached at His work can also be seen at Danny’s blog at

“Ultimately, we want the stadium to be full,” Copeland said. “We want people to understand how great it is to see a football game at BMO Field, especially one of the scale and excitement of the Grey Cup. “It’s a business and when you run these events you do so to try and generate revenue. But if those best-laid and well-intentioned plans aren’t serving the people you’re trying to serve appropriately then it’s up to you to do the right thing. That’s what we feel we’ve done.” Copeland said the changes reflect a recognition by the Argos that Toronto’s sports landscape has been jam-packed the last year. The NBA all-star game, deep playoff runs by the Raptors and Blue

Jays and the World Cup of Hockey have all happened here this year. The NHL Centennial Classic between the Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings will take place Jan. 1 at BMO Field, while the 2017 world junior hockey championship will be held jointly in Toronto and Montreal. And the Raptors tip off their regular season Sept. 26. “When we originally set these ticket prices, we based it on our experience in operating Grey Cups, our understanding of the Toronto market and what similar events in the market were priced at,” Copeland said. “But we realize Toronto is in a very unique time right now, you can argue this is the busiest time for major sporting events, perhaps ever, in the city.


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Gretzky on mentors, scoring and Olympics GREAT ONE CHATS ABOUT NEW BOOK ‘99: STORIES OF THE GAME’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Wayne Gretzky used to love getting together over lunch or dinner with the late Gordie Howe and peppering the hockey legend with questions about the game. Now it’s the Great One playing the role of mentor. Gretzky recalled “a wonderful dinner” he had last year in Los Angeles with Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. The Russian star, who has yet to make it past the second round of the NHL playoffs, wanted Gretzky’s insights on the Stanley Cup and how to finally win one. “Everything that I think I asked Gordie, Alex asked me that night,” Gretzky said during an interview to promote his new book 99: Stories of the Game. “I found it so refreshing that he has such a love and a passion for the game and the National Hockey League and wanting to win a Stanley Cup.” Gretzky isn’t the type to seek out today’s top players and pass along unwanted advice, but he’s more than willing to share it if asked. The 55-year-old did that when he played, seeking out not only Howe but also New York Islanders great Mike Bossy and Boston’s Ace Bailey. So Gretzky was happy to share what he knew about the Cup with Ovechkin. “I really enjoyed myself spending the time with him,” said Gretzky, a four-time Cup-winner in Edmonton. “Just a really good young man who loves to play and has done great things for the league. He’s been wonderful for Washington and I hope he gets his wish one day. I hope he can get his name on the Stanley Cup, he’s worked really hard.” Gretzky recently joined the Oilers as an executive on the business side and became a centennial season ambassador for the NHL. His new book blends personal stories with those of hockey’s past. He spoke at length this week on the book, dynasties, NHL participation in the Olympics, scoring and much more. Here are some edited excerpts from Monday’s interview: ON BEING A STAR TODAY: The biggest difference without question is

just the notoriety of the game itself. It’s more global within a country. The people who lived in Vancouver in the ’40s and ’50s listened to Gordie Howe on the radio. They couldn’t picture what Gordie Howe looked like or what Howie Morenz looked like. But as we progressed here in life with TV and then colour TV and social media today, there’s so much more attention and the world’s so much smaller and the country’s so much smaller that people seem to believe they can relate to players more today because they feel like they know them more. So from that point of view, it’s changed. But the actual playing on that team and the pressure of becoming a champion really hasn’t changed a whole lot. ON LIKELIHOOD OF NHL TEAM WINNING FOUR CUPS IN FIVE YEARS AS OILERS ONCE DID: I think it’s really difficult. And that’s why I sit here with nothing but absolute praise for (Blackhawks GM) Stan Bowman, what he’s done in Chicago. To be able to turn over a number of the players he had to turn over just for financial reasons and stay competitive and still have a chance to win is truly remarkable. And he deserves so much credit for that. (Los Angeles Kings GM) Dean Lombardi’s close, too. He’s had a really good team. He’s won twice in five years and he’s done a tremendous job of turning guys over and yet keeping the core of guys together to try and be competitive each and every year. It’s hard. It was hard to win back then. It’s hard to win in the ’80s and it’s really hard to win today. ON THE OLYMPICS: I tell everyone who asks me, ‘What’s the best thing about the Olympic Games?’ And I always say for me everything was great. But being in the village with all the athletes, and walking in the commissary and seeing some of the greatest athletes in the world, I was like a little kid, it was so overwhelming for me. I loved it. The World Cup (of Hockey) is not the Olympic Games. You can never replace the Olympic Games with the World Cup. Is there a place for the World Cup? Probably. Absolutely. I hope it does great. But there’s only one Olympic Games and there’s only one Stanley Cup. ON NHL’S RETURN TO THE OLYMPICS: That’s a question for the com-


Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky poses for a photo to promote his new book 99: Stories of the Game in Toronto. Sometimes over lunch, other times dinner, Wayne Gretzky would pepper the late Gordie Howe with questions about hockey. missioner and I’m not the commissioner (laughs). I’m only the ambassador! I don’t know what the answer is. Like everything else, there’s a business side to the component (and) we have to overcome that hurdle. (Note: The NHL and International Olympic Committee are in talks over who will cover outof-pocket costs for players to participate in the 2018 Games.) But I think to a man, the National Hockey League, the commissioner and his office, the owners would (all) say, ‘We want to go’ obviously the players’ association and the players want to go. They’ve got to figure out a way to make it happen. ON GREAT PLAYERS BEING JUDGED ON STANLEY CUPS: It used to be that way. It changed because there are so many teams now in the salary-cap era, it’s harder to win. There’s no question. And should that define a Hall of Fame player? No. One hundred per cent no. Because it’s not the individual’s fault, it’s an organization that wins. But what I’m saying is if you want to get that elite status where they say you’re Bobby Orr or you’re Jean Beliveau, to me you’ve got to win a Stanley Cup. ON SIDNEY CROSBY: He’s special

and he deserves all the accolades he’s getting. He’s been “the guy” for this league for a lot of years. He came in under a tremendous amount of pressure and he delivered. ON INCREASING SCORING: People have asked me this and I don’t really have a good answer for you because a) the goalies are just on a whole better today. They’re better athletes. The equipment is bigger for the goalies. So it’s really more difficult to score. The defencemen are bigger. Everybody blocks shots. The National Hockey League has gone out of its way to try to create more offence by eliminating clutching and grabbing, holding, got rid of the red line, we have three-onthree in overtime now. All the things, the intangibles that you need to try to get more scoring. The problem is the players are so good now and the coaching is so good. It’s so hard to score. The simple answer is make the nets bigger. Everybody says that. But whether or not people will go for it and the NHL will go for it, I don’t know. If they do all the fans will embrace it and if they don’t we’re going to have to fight through it.

Coaching change a setback, but Chan moving forward BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


TORONTO — It was surprising news, and perhaps no one was caught off guard more than Patrick Chan. Just weeks before this figure skating season was set to open, Chan’s coach Kathy Johnson announced she was resigning. The news in August was an “extremely huge shock,” the three-time world champion said. But now that the dust has started to settle, Chan looks back with gratitude at his four years with Johnson, and with excitement about the months to come with new coach Marina Zoueva. “Kathy and I had a very close relationship, but that can sometimes be very dangerous as well,” Chan said. “Eyes on me all the time… over time conversations were hard to have, and it was hard to distinguish the lines between training and my life. “But I will never change anything that happened because Kathy has taught me so much about things beyond skating, about being a man, about how to be independent. She pushed me in the right direction to be a good person, and to find myself really, and to do it properly.” Zoueva guided Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to Olympic and world titles. Chan is training with a group that includes American hot shot Nathan Chen in Canton, Mich. It was Zoueva, a former Russian ice dancer, who encouraged Chan to reach out to Johnson, to “try to mend the bridge, not burn my bridge with Kathy.” Chan opened the season just over a week ago at the Finlandia Trophy, where Chen won gold and Chan took the silver. Chan, who is continuing his


JAYS: Indians rolling right now Brett Cecil, Jason Grilli and Roberto Osuna delivered equally solid work in relief. The loud crowd was on its feet as Osuna mowed the Indians down in order in the ninth with nine strikes in 10 pitches. Kluber, the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner, was pitching on three days rest for the first time in 135 career starts. He lasted five innings, giving up two runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in an 89-pitch outing that included 59 strikes. Given he is down as the Indians Game 7 pitcher, if needed, manager Terry Francona was loath to work him longer than necessary. It was tight opening with little conceded. Cleveland got a man on third with one out in the third but Sanchez escaped thanks to a pair of ground balls. After two strikeouts by Kluber in bottom of the third, Donaldson hammered a 2-2 ball 402 feet to left-centre field. That ended Kluber’s franchise-record streak of 16 scoreless post-season innings. Encarnacion almost immediately added to the total with a 374-foot fly ball caught by a jumping Lonnie Chisenhall in right field. Kluber (2-1) issued back-to-back

comeback after taking the 2014-15 season off, said he was more nervous in Finland about his new relationship with Zoueva than he was about competing. He needn’t have worried. “You can just tell that Marina has so much experience with Olympic champions, world champions, she just knows how to handle a competition situation, just super calm, knows when to tell me to do something specific, and when to just let me get through the moment myself, and figure it out myself,” Chan said. “How things have worked out, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect situation to be honest.” The 25-year-old from Toronto will compete at next week’s Skate Canada International at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont., as his quest for an Olympic title continues. After his heartbreaking silver-medal performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he took a season off to ponder his future. He then returned to find the sport had changed in his absence, and some of the high flyers such as Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu had left him behind. The focus on the quad jump had never been so acute. Chan believes training with Chen can help him catch up. The 17-year-old landed two quads in his short program last season, and a whopping four in his long. Chan, on the other hand, has just one quad in his short and two in his long. He does plan to debut a quad Salchow in his long program at Skate Canada. “In the past two seasons, watching all these men

walks to open the Jays’ half of the fourth. One strikeout later, Ezequiel Carrera’s bloop single to centre scored Troy Tulowitzki for a 2-0 lead. Kluber struck out two more to end the inning but the damage was done. A one-out walk to Coco Crisp proved costly for the Jays in the fifth when, one out later, No. 9 hitter Roberto Perez doubled him home to cut the lead to 2-1. A glittering fielding play by Donaldson, snaring a rocket that left Carlos Santana’s bat at 102 m.p.h., snuffed out the threat and the third baseman left the field pumping his first. Donaldson also made a nice catch in foul territory in the sixth, twisting his body to see the ball. Tulowitzki greeted reliever Dan Otero in the Jays’ half of the inning with a 352-foot single off the right-field wall that just missed going over. A fielder’s choice and single had men on first and second with Carrera coming close to cashing them in with a 358-foot fly ball, but the Jays could not bring them home. Toronto loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh on a Ryan Goins single, a Bryan Shaw throwing error that put Jose Bautista on and intentional walk to Donaldson. With the crowd chanting “Eddie, Eddie,” Encarnacion obliged with a two-run single to make it 4-1. Carrera tripled and came home on Kevin Pillar’s sacrifice fly in the eighth, a play that featured a marvellous diving catch by Brandon Guyer. Toronto came into the do-or-die game in desperate need of offence. In the first three games of the series, the Jays hit .177 and struck out 34 times. Toronto had left 19 men on base and

adding so much technical difficulty, it was at first very frustrating to try to keep up, but now I see it every day with Nathan, he’s doing quad flips, quad Lutzes, quad Sals, quad (toe loops), and so on a regular basis I’m able to see that,” Chan said. “When you see it every day it kind of numbs you, it becomes motivation rather than resentment or jealousy. “So when Nathan goes out and does a quad — and I’m working on my quad Sal — he does one and I’m like ‘Jesus, I can do that.’ He’s young and talented and has that ferociousness. And it’s very contagious.” That motivation, Chan said, can work both ways. Chen moved to Canton to improve his components, the more artistic side of skating that Chan is so good at. “And I need to improve my technical side, so it’s kind of a give and take,” Chan said. “I hope I give him some inspiration when it comes to the skating side, and he definitely gives me a lot of help on the quads when I do have trouble.” Chan will battle Hanyu once again at Skate Canada, which also features the return of Virtue and Moir. Canada’s top ice dancers, who now live and train in Montreal, are making a comeback of their own, and will be gunning for Olympic gold next season in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chan said watching the Rio Olympics in August was a bit of a reprieve in an otherwise busy and turbulent summer. He particularly enjoyed the swimming. “Whenever I see the Summer Games, I know the Winter Games are right around the corner,” said Chan. “I remember the Summer Games before Vancouver, I remember exactly where I was before the Sochi Games too. It’s like a milestone.”

Jays fans remain optimistic after team wins to a void sweep by Indians Toronto Blue Jays fans remain cautiously optimistic after the team kept its playoff run alive in a do-ordie game Tuesday. Die-hard fan Mike Calderon says the Blue Jays can still win the series after their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. It is the first win for the Blue Jays against Cleveland, but they still trail the Indians three games to one in the best-of-seven series. “We can win three more games easy,” Calderon said. “It can’t be that rare to come back after being down 3-0, right?” Calderon is wrong. The Boston Red Sox are the only team in Major League Baseball history to come back from a 3-0 deficit. That is out of 34 chances. That win came in 2004 in a memorable ALCS win against the New York Yankees, after which the Red Sox went on to win the World Series. Boston’s manager for that series was hitting 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. “They’ve been making some big pitches,” said Gibbons, speaking prior to the game, said of the Indians. “For the most part, we’ve been doing the same thing. They’re just capitalized more than we have. The home runs,

was Terry Francona, who is now in Cleveland’s dugout, managing the Indians. But Blue Jays fans didn’t want that statistic thrown in their faces after the win. “I don’t care about history,” said Jerry Brown, who admitted his optimism may stem from several beers he “crushed” during the game. “Listen, we got the offence going now and we can ride that train all the way to the Series.” Until Tuesday’s win, the team had only scored three runs in three games. Melissa Rodriguez sounded like a veteran ballplayer, spouting cliches as she walked out to the unusually hot, humid air outside Rogers Centre. “Say what you will about the history, but we’ve got a chance,” she said. Meanwhile, Sam Peterson was more realistic as he evaluated his beloved Jays, saying they’ll never win this series. “I’m a man of science and the numbers probably don’t lie,” he said. “We’re done, but it was a pretty good run. There’s always next year and all that garbage.” beating us at our own game.” “They’re rolling right now, that’s for sure,” he added. Toronto finally managed to put up a roadblock Tuesday. Cleveland’s pitching staff boasted a playoff-best 1.67 ERA going into the game. Toronto was No. 2 at 2.81.



Local Sports Thursday ● College women’s hockey: ACAC, RDC Queens vs. Olds Broncos, 7 p.m., Centrium.

Friday ● High school football: Central Alberta City Division: Notre Dame at Lacombe, 4:30 p.m.; Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, 7:30 p.m., M.E. Global Athletic Park, Lacombe. Rural Division: Sylvan LAke at Ponoka, Drayton Valley at Rocky, Wetaskiwin vs. Camrose. ● Minor midget hockey: Red Deer TBS Chiefs vs. Calgary Rangers, 4:45 p.m., Kin City A. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels vs. Calgary Hitmen, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● College men’s hockey: ACAC, RDC Kings vs. SAIT Trojans, 7 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● CHL: Chinook League, Stony Plain at Innisfail, 8 p.m.



● College soccer: RDC vs. SAIT, Queens at noon, Kings at 2 p.m. ● Bantam AAA hockey: Red Deer Rebels vs. Calgary Bisons, 2:15 p.m., Collicutt. ● Midget AAA: AMHL, Red Deer Chiefs vs. Calgary Royals, 4:30 p.m., Kinex. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels vs. Prince Albert, 7 p.m., Centrium.


● Bantam AAA hockey: Red Deer Rebels vs. Lethbridge, 1:45 p.m., Collicutt. ● Minor midget hockey: Red Deer TBS Chiefs vs. Calgary Stampeders, 1:45 p.m., Kinex. ● College soccer: RDC vs. Olds, Queens at noon, Kings at 2 p.m. ● Midget AAA: AMHL, Red Deer Chiefs vs. St. Albert Raiders, 4 p.m., Kinex. ● Female hockey: AFHL midget AAA, Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs vs. S. Albert Slash, 5 p.m., Collicutt.

Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF x-New York 33 15 9 9 59 x-N.Y.C. 33 14 10 9 58 x-Toronto 33 13 9 11 48 x-D.C. 33 11 9 13 51 x-Montreal 33 11 10 12 49 Philadelphia 33 11 13 9 52 N.E. 33 10 14 9 41 Orlando 33 8 11 14 51 Columbus 33 8 13 12 49 Chicago 33 7 16 10 40 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF x-Dallas 33 17 8 8 50 x-Colorado 33 15 6 12 38 x-L.A. 33 12 6 15 54 Salt Lake 33 12 11 10 43 Seattle 33 13 14 6 42 Kansas City 33 12 13 8 40 Portland 33 12 13 8 47 San Jose 33 8 11 14 32 Vancouver 33 9 15 9 41 Houston 33 7 14 12 38

GA 44 56 37 43 50 53 54 58 54 55

Pt 54 51 50 46 45 42 39 38 36 31

GA 40 31 39 44 42 41 49 38 51 44

Pt 59 57 51 46 45 44 44 38 36 33

x — clinched playoff berth. Note: Three points awarded for a win one for a tie. Sunday’s results Chicago 2 New England 1 D.C. 3 New York City 1 New York 3 Columbus 2 Orlando 2 Philadelphia 0 Toronto 2 Montreal 2 Dallas 2 Seattle 1 Los Angeles 1 Houston 0 Portland 1 Colorado 0 Kansas City 0 Salt Lake 0 Vancouver 0 San Jose 0 Sunday, Oct. 23 Chicago at Toronto, 2 p.m. Columbus at New York City, 2 p.m. D.C. at Orlando, 2 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 2 p.m. Montreal at New England, 2 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Portland at Vancouver, 2 p.m. Salt Lake at Seattle, 2 p.m. San Jose at Kansas City, 2 p.m. End of MLS regular season

Transactions HOCKEY American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Stockton C Mike Angelidis for three games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. San Jose on Oct. 15 and St. John’s C Michael McCarron for two games for a match penalty assessed in a game at Providence on Oct. 16. ECHL SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Announced D Joey Leach was recalled by Hershey (AHL). BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Chip Hale third base coach, Jeff Collins assistant athletic trainer and Josh Cuffe strength and conditioning coach. Texas League FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS — Named Michelle Hardman vice-president of ballpark events. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Exercised the 2017 option on C Kyle Lafrenz. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS — Re-signed F Cleanthony Early. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Placed DE Derrick Shelby on injured reserve. Signed S Sharrod Neasman from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS— Placed DB Jordan Poyer on injured reserve. Signed DB Ed Reynolds from the practice squad. Signed DB Darius Hillary and WR Jordan Leslie to the practice squad. Released TE E.J. Bibbs from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Signed OL Brian Mihalik

from the practice squad. Signed LB Brandon Chubb to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed TE Chase Coffman. Signed WR Tevaun Smith from the practice squad. Signed WR Marcus Leak and CB Frankie Williams to the practice squad. Placed WR Quan Bray on injured reserve. Placed TE Mike Miller on the practice squad injured reserve list. Released S Lee Hightower from the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released G Blake Muir from the practice squad. Signed DT Brian Price to the practice squad. Acquired RB Knile Davis from Kansas City for a conditional draft pick. Placed CB Sam Shields on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released G Isame Faciane from the practice squad. Signed CB Tre Roberson to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed OL Jamil Douglas to the practice squad. Released OL Ian Silberman from the practice squad. SOCCER Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS — Announced the retirement of MF Ned Grabavoy at the end of the season. TENNIS TENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT — Suspended tennis player Daniel Garza for six months and fined him $5,000 after being found guilty of a match-fixing offence. COLLEGE DAVIS & ELKINS — Named Jordan Olson softball coach. JAMES MADISON — Named Matthew Varnadoe director of compliance. SAN FRANCISCO — Named Linda Lappe associated head women’s basketball coach.

Basketball Red Deer Women’s League Hoosier Daddy 46 Storm 31 Hoos: Danielle Clifford 11. Storm: Shanna Spoehn, Val Viala, Shannon van Prys, Ashlee Ademolu 6. POG: Hoos: Clifford. Storm: Soehn. Xpress 42 Dynamo 22 POG: Xpress: Gwen Tiggelaar Average Joe’s 60 Rampage 40 Joe: Janelle Kakakaway 18. Ram: Jody Bell 12. POG: Joe: Kakakaway. Ram: Beth Townsend. Triple Threat 35 Spartans 21 TT: Katie Graves 10. POG: TT: Graves. Funk 72 Pink Panthers 46 Funk: Allison Lundall 25. Pan: Amy Archibald 12. POG: Funk: Lundall. Pan: Emma Mantie. Big Ballers 43 Raptors 25 Ballers: Morgan Richardson 17. POG: Ballers: Richardson Quarter-Pro 43 Shooting Stars 29 QP: Parker White 11. POG: QP: White. Stars: Rebecca Clutton NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 5 1 .833 — Toronto 3 2 .600 1 New York 2 2 .500 2 Brooklyn 1 4 .200 3 Philadelphia 1 5 .167 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 4 2 .667 — Miami 4 2 .667 — Washington 3 3 .500 1 Charlotte 2 3 .400 1 Orlando 1 5 .167 3 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 3 2 .600 — Detroit 3 2 .600 — Chicago 3 3 .500 1/2 Milwaukee 2 3 .400 1 Cleveland 2 4 .333 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 4 1 .800 —

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Hill outpitches Arrieta Dodgers 6 Cubs 0 LOS ANGELES — Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead. Hill allowed two hits in six innings to beat Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta, Yasmani Grandal hit a tworun homer in the fourth inning and the Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night. “I knew there was going to be an opportunity to get back to the big leagues as long as I stayed healthy and I felt strong,” he said. “Just perseverance. That’s it. Just continue to keep pushing through no matter what, even if you feel like you’re almost ready to give up. You never know, that next door you open might be the one that makes the difference.”

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4 1 .800 — 3 2 .600 1 2 3 .400 2 1 4 .200 3 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 3 2 .600 — Minnesota 3 2 .600 — Utah 3 2 .600 — Denver 3 3 .500 1/2 Oklahoma City 2 3 .400 1 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 4 1 .800 — Phoenix 3 2 .600 1 Sacramento 3 2 .600 1 L.A. Clippers 2 3 .400 2 L.A. Lakers 2 4 .333 2 1/2 Monday’s Games Boston 120, Brooklyn 99 Detroit 102, Milwaukee 78 Charlotte 108, Chicago 104 Utah 104, L.A. Clippers 78 Tuesday’s Games Washington 96, Cleveland 91 Atlanta 96, New Orleans 89 Miami 107, Orlando 77 Denver at Oklahoma City, late L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, late Today’s Games New York at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Utah, 7 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Miami at Charlotte, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Orlando, 5 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 6 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 7 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

After winning a big league high 103 games during the regular season and sparking belief they could win the World Series for the first time since 1908, the Cubs have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time this year, managing just six hits — five of them singles. “More than anything, I think we need to get a couple runs and hits and runs early to try to get that kind of feeling back,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, “because, obviously, when you’re not scoring any runs, it makes it even more difficult in the dugout.” Hill, who pitched for the Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks in August 2015, struck out six and walked two. Joe Blanton, Grant Dayton and Kenley Jansen finished, giving the Dodgers consecutive post-season shutouts for the first time. Julio Urias starts Game 4 for the Dodgers on Wednesday.

WHL Eastern Conference East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Regina 9 6 0 3 0 50 29 15 Swift Current 10 7 2 0 1 41 29 15 Moose Jaw 10 6 2 2 0 39 36 14 Saskatoon 8 5 2 1 0 23 26 11 Brandon 8 3 3 2 0 28 31 8 Prince Albert 9 3 5 1 0 25 31 7 Central Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Medicine Hat 10 6 3 1 0 40 30 13 Lethbridge 10 5 3 1 1 40 49 12 Red Deer 10 5 3 1 1 34 37 12 Edmonton 10 3 5 2 0 22 35 8 Calgary 7 3 3 1 0 15 24 7 Kootenay 10 1 5 3 1 25 36 6 Western Conference U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Everett 10 8 1 1 0 37 23 17 Portland 11 8 3 0 0 53 40 16 Tri-City 9 5 4 0 0 36 36 10 Spokane 8 2 4 1 1 23 34 6 Seattle 7 2 4 0 1 16 25 5 B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Prince George 12 10 2 0 0 48 32 20 Victoria 10 5 5 0 0 32 29 10 Vancouver 12 5 7 0 0 36 42 10 Kamloops 10 4 6 0 0 34 26 8 Kelowna 10 3 7 0 0 19 36 6 Note: Two points for a team winning in overtime or shootout the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s Games Prince George 5 Tri-City 2 Portland 3 Spokane 2 (SO) Brandon 4 Prince Albert 3 (OT) Vancouver 2 Medicine Hat 1 (OT) Regina 7 Lethbridge 2 Red Deer 2 Kootenay 1 (OT) Swift Current 5 Kelowna 1 Everett 3 Seattle 2 Sunday’s Games Moose Jaw 4 Calgary 3 (OT) Monday’s results Moose Jaw 5 Edmonton 4 (OT) Tuesday’s Games Saskatoon at Victoria, late Everett at Spokane, late Regina 6 Lethbridge 1 Swift Current at Prince George, late Tri-City at Portland, late Today’s Games Swift Current at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Saskatoon at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Lethbridge at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Everett at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Spokane at Regina, 7 p.m. Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Tri-City at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Saskatoon at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Prince Albert at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Lethbridge at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Swift Current at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 8:35 p.m. Saturday’s Games Everett at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Swift Current at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Prince Albert at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Prince George, 8 p.m. Regina at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Tri-City at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Spokane at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tri-City at Vancouver, 5 p.m. Prince Albert at Calgary, 4 p.m. Pats 6, Hurricanes 1 First Period 1. Regina, Steel 8 (Leedahl) 6:41. 2. Regina, Ahl 5 (Hobbs, Brooks) 11:39. 3. Regina, Cole 1 (Zborovskiy, Schioler) 16:55.

4. Regina, Ahl 6 (Harrison, Barteaux) 17:52. 5. Lethbridge, Estephan 3 (Burke) 18:34. Penalties — Hobbs Reg (cross checking) 12:12 Lethbridge bench (too many men, served by ) 13:13 Wong Let (charging) 19:19. Second Period 6. Regina, Henry 5 (Ahl, Harrison) 19:13. Penalties — Zborovskiy Reg (roughing) 1:43 Brooks Reg (hooking) 4:27 Henry Reg (tripping) 16:15 Zaharichuk Let, Wagner Reg (roughing) 16:56. Third Period 7. Regina, Steel 9 (Leedahl) 11:03 (sh). Penalties — Zablocki Reg (hooking, misconduct) 1:47 Estephan Let (tripping) 3:45 Smith Reg (roughing) 10:11 Wong Let (slashing) 14:22 Franklin Let, Hobbs Reg (major, major-fighting) 16:21 Zablocki Reg (tripping) 16:37 Zablocki Reg, Riddle Let (roughing) 16:37 Ahl Reg (kneeing) 19:29. Shots on goal by Lethbridge 9 6 8 — 23 Regina 14 14 10 — 38 Goal — Lethbridge: Skinner (L, 5-4-0-0), Gilchrist (0:00 second, 24 shots, 22 saves). Regina: Brown (W, 4-0-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Lethbridge: 0-8 Regina: 0-4. Referees — Adam Bloski, Bryce Sebastian. Linesmen — Sean Dufour, Riley Fitzsimmons. Attendance — 3,548 at Regina, Sask. NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division GP W LOTL SL GF GA Pts Tampa Bay 3 3 0 0 0 13 9 6 Ottawa 4 3 1 0 0 17 16 6 Montreal 3 2 0 1 1 11 5 5 Metropolitan Division GP W LOTL SL GF GA Pts Washington 3 2 0 1 1 7 4 5 Pittsburgh 4 2 1 1 0 9 12 5 NY Rangers 3 2 1 0 0 14 10 4 WILD CARD GP W LOTL SL GF GA Pts Florida 3 2 0 1 1 9 6 5 Boston 3 2 1 0 0 11 8 4 Toronto 2 1 0 1 0 8 6 3 Philadelphia 3 1 1 1 0 11 13 3 New Jersey 3 1 1 1 0 5 6 3 Buffalo 3 1 1 1 0 10 10 3 Detroit 3 1 2 0 0 10 11 2 Carolina 3 0 1 2 0 9 12 2 NY Islanders 4 1 3 0 0 9 12 2 Columbus 2 0 2 0 0 5 9 0 Western Conference Central Division GP W LOTL SL GF GA Pts St. Louis 3 3 0 0 0 11 6 6 Dallas 3 2 1 0 0 11 9 4 Minnesota 3 2 1 0 0 12 9 4 Pacific Division GP W LOTL SL GF GA Pts San Jose 4 3 1 0 0 12 12 6 Edmonton 4 3 1 0 0 17 15 6 Vancouver 2 2 0 0 0 6 4 4 WILD CARD GP W LOTL SL GF GA Pts Colorado 3 2 1 0 0 10 11 4 Chicago 4 2 2 0 0 16 15 4 Calgary 4 1 2 1 1 12 17 3 Arizona 2 1 1 0 0 8 10 2 Nashville 3 1 2 0 0 7 9 2 Winnipeg 3 1 2 0 0 9 12 2 Anaheim 4 0 3 1 0 7 12 1 Los Angeles 3 0 3 0 0 6 12 0 Note: the top three teams per division and the two next-best records in the conference qualify for the playoffs a winning team is credited with two points and a victory in the W column a team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point, which is registered in the respective OTL or SOL column. Tuesday’s Games New Jersey 2 Anaheim 1 San Jose 3 NY Islanders 2 Washington 3 Colorado 0 Montreal 4 Pittsburgh 0 Tampa Bay 4 Florida 3 (SO) Ottawa 7 Arizona 4 Minnesota 6 Los Angeles 3

Dallas 2 Nashville 1 Chicago 7 Philadelphia 4 Calgary 4 Buffalo 3 (OT) Edmonton 3 Carolina 2 St. Louis at Vancouver, late Monday’s results NY Rangers 7 San Jose 4 Colorado 4 Pittsburgh 3 (OT) Detroit 5 Ottawa 1 Boston 4 Winnipeg 1 Today’s Games Toronto at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Detroit at NY Rangers, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Arizona at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Calgary, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Arizona at NY Islanders, 5 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 5 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Flames 4, Sabres 3 (OT) First Period 1. Buffalo, Girgensons 1 (Ennis) 7:25. 2. Calgary, Frolik 3 (Backlund, Kulak) 16:12. Penalties — Gorges Buf (interference) 3:12 McCabe Buf (holding) 18:33. Second Period 3. Buffalo, O’Reilly 3 (Ristolainen, Okposo) 11:41 (pp). Penalties — Gorges Buf (interference) 4:24 Foligno Buf (high-sticking) 4:24 Giordano Cgy (high-sticking) 5:27 Stajan Cgy (interference) 10:44 Bennett Cgy (hooking) 12:02. Third Period 4. Calgary, Ferland 1 (unassisted) 1:10. 5. Buffalo, Foligno 1 (Gionta, Larsson) 3:49. 6. Calgary, Tkachuk 1 (Stajan, Giordano) 4:52. Penalties — Deslauriers Buf, Tkachuk Cgy (roughing) 9:24 Giordano Cgy (hooking) 10:09 Bennett Cgy (high-sticking) 10:14 Larsson Buf (tripping) 13:05. Overtime 7. Calgary, Monahan 2 (Gaudreau, Giordano) 2:26. Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Buffalo 6 4 9 2 — 21 8 6 5 — 34 Calgary 15 Goal — Buffalo: Lehner (L, 1-1-1). Calgary: Johnson (W, 1-0-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Buffalo: 1-5 Calgary: 0-6. Referees — Graham Skilliter, Brad Meier. Linesmen — Devin Berg, Steve Miller. Attendance — 19,289 at Calgary. Oilers 3, Hurricanes 2 First Period 1. Edmonton, Slepyshev 1 (Draisaitl) 1:51. 2. Edmonton, Eberle 3 (Fayne) 9:22. Penalties — Hainsey Car (hooking) 3:19 McDavid Edm (cross-checking) 18:01. Second Period 3. Edmonton, Pitlick 2 (Letestu, Lander) 2:35. Penalties — Slavin Car (high-sticking) 16:28. Third Period 4. Carolina, Stempniak 2 (Rask, Faulk) 3:18. 5. Carolina, Stempniak 3 (Skinner, Rask) 4:14. Penalties — Stempniak Car (high-sticking) 5:00 Larsson Edm (high-sticking) 16:24. Shots on goal by Carolina 13 7 13 — 33 Edmonton 11 9 8 — 28 Goal — Carolina: Ward (L, 0-1-1). Edmonton: Talbot (W, 3-1-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Carolina: 0-2 Edmonton: 0-3. Referees — Chris Lee, Ian Walsh. Linesmen — Mark Shewchyk, Shane Heyer. Attendance — 18,347 at Edmonton.

Baseball WILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 4: Toronto 5, Baltimore 2, 11 innings Wednesday, Oct. 5: San Francisco 3, N.Y. Mets 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5 x-if necessary) American League Toronto 3, Texas 0 Thursday, Oct. 6: Toronto 10, Texas 1 Friday, Oct. 7: Toronto 5, Texas 3 Sunday, Oct. 9: Toronto 7, Texas 6, 10 innings Cleveland 3, Boston 0 Thursday, Oct. 6: Cleveland 5, Boston 4 Friday, Oct. 7: Cleveland 6, Boston 0 Sunday, Oct. 9: Cleveland at Boston, ppd., rain Monday, Oct. 10: Cleveland 4, Boston 3 National League Chicago 3, San Francisco 1 Friday, Oct. 7: Chicago 1, San Francisco 0 Saturday, Oct. 8: Chicago 5, San Francisco 2 Monday, Oct. 10: San Francisco 6, Chicago 5, 13 innings Tuesday, Oct. 11: Chicago 6, San Francisco 5 Los Angeles 3, Washington 2 Friday, Oct. 7: Los Angeles 4, Washington 3 Saturday, Oct. 8: Los Angeles at Washington, ppd., rain Sunday, Oct. 9: Washington 5, Los Angeles 2 Monday, Oct. 10: Washington 8, at Los Angeles 3 Tuesday, Oct. 11: Los Angeles 6, Washington 5 Thursday, Oct. 13: Los Angeles 4, Washington 3 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) American League All Games on TBS Cleveland 3, Toronto 1 Friday, Oct. 14: Cleveland 2, Toronto 0 Saturday, Oct. 15: Cleveland 2, Toronto 1 Monday, Oct. 17: Cleveland 4, Toronto 2 Tuesday, Oct. 18: Toronto 5, Cleveland 1 Wednesday, Oct. 19: Cleveland (Merritt 1-0) at Toronto (Estrada 9-9), 4:08 p.m.

x-Friday, Oct. 21: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 22: Toronto at Cleveland, TBA National League Los Angeles 2, Chicago 1 Saturday, Oct. 15: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 4 Sunday, Oct. 16: Los Angeles 1, Chicago 0 Tuesday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles 6, Chicago 0 Wednesday, Oct. 19: Chicago (Lackey 11-8) at Los Angeles (Urias 5-2), (FS1), 8:08 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: Chicago (Lester 19-5) at Los Angeles (Maeda 16-11), (FS1), 8:08 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 22: Los Angeles at Chicago (Fox or FS1), TBA x-Sunday, Oct. 23: Los Angeles at Chicago (Fox or FS1), TBA WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Tuesday, Oct. 25: NL at AL Wednesday, Oct. 26: NL at AL Friday, Oct. 28: AL at NL Saturday, Oct. 29: AL at NL x-Sunday, Oct. 30: AL at NL x-Tuesday, Nov. 1: NL at AL x-Wednesday, Nov. 2: NL at AL Blue Jays 5, Indians 1 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Santana dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .067 Lindor ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Napoli 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .167 Ramirez 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .077 Chisenhall rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .333 a-Davis ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Crisp lf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .167 Naquin cf-rf 2 0 1 0 0 1 .222 b-Guyer ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Perez c 2 0 1 1 0 0 .182 Totals 28 1 2 1 2 9 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Bautista rf 5 1 0 0 0 1 .071 Upton lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Donaldson 3b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .357 Encarnacion 1b 4 0 2 2 0 0 .267 Tulowitzki ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 .143 Martin c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .071 Saunders dh 4 0 2 0 0 2 .385 Carrera lf-rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .286 Pillar cf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .077 Goins 2b 3 1 1 0 1 2 .200 Totals 32 5 9 5 4 8 Cleveland 000 010 000—1 2 1 Toronto 001 100 21x—5 9 0 a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 7th. b-grounded out for Naquin in the 8th. E—Shaw (1). LOB—Cleveland 3, Toronto 8. 2B— Naquin (2), Perez (1). 3B—Carrera (2). HR—Donaldson (1), off Kluber. RBIs—Perez (1), Donaldson (2), Encarnacion 2 (2), Carrera (1), Pillar (1). SF— Pillar. S—Perez. Runners left in scoring position—Cleveland 2 (Santana, Kipnis) Toronto 3 (Martin, Pillar, Goins). RISP—Cleveland 1 for 4 Toronto 2 for 9. Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kluber L,1-1 5 4 2 2 2 7 89 1.59 Otero 1 2 0 0 0 0 18 3.86 Shaw 1-3 2 2 1 1 0 15 3.86 Clevinger 1 2-3 1 1 1 1 1 26 5.40 Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sanchez W,1-0 6 2 1 1 2 5 95 1.50 Cecil 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 0.00 Grilli1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.00 Osuna 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.00 Inherited runners-scored—Clevinger 1-0. IBB—off Shaw (Donaldson). WP—Sanchez, Clevinger. Umpires—Home, Jim Reynolds First, Mike Everitt Second, Jeff Nelson Third, Mark Wegner Right, Brian Gorman Left, Jim Wolf. T—3:01. A—49,142 (49,282).

Football High School Football Rankings Tier I (Pop 1250 and over) 1. (1) St. Francis, Calgary (5-0) 2. (2) Bev Facey (Sher Park), (8-0) 3. (3) Notre Dame, Calgary (3-1) 4. (4) Harry Ainlay, Edm (8-0) 5. (5) LCI, Lethbridge (5-2) 6. (6) Henry Wise Wood, Calgary (4-1) 7. (7) Notre Dame, Red Deer (5-0) 8. (8) Spruce Grove (4-2) 9. (9) Centennial, Calgary (4-1) 10. (10) Raymond (3-3) Tier II (750-1,249) 1. (1) St. Joseph’s, Gr Prairie (7-1) 2. (2) Foothills, Okotoks (4-2) 3. (3) Hunting Hills, Red Deer (3-2) 4. (5) Medicine Hat (6-1) 5. (4) Springbank (4-1) 6. (6) Catholic Central, Leth (5-2) 7. (7) St. Mary’s, Calgary (3-2) 8. (8) Austin O’Brien, Edm (3-4) 9. (9) Lloydminster( 4-2) 10. (10) Lacombe (2-3) Tier III (450-749) 1. (1) Cochrane (3-0) 2. (2) Holy Rosary, Lloydminster (6-0) 3. (3) Sylvan Lake (3-0-1) 4. (6) Cardston (3-2) 5. (5) Bonnyville (4-1) 6. (64) Crescent Heights, Med Hat (4-1) 7. (7) Stettler (4-0) 8. (8) Holy Trinity, Fort Mac (2-0) 9. (9) Strathmore (3-1) 10. (NR) ST. Albert (1-3-1) Tier IV (449 and less) 1. (1) Sexsmith (6-0) 2. (2) W.R. Myers, Taber (4-0) 3. (3) Ardrossan (2-1-1) 4. (4) Willow Creek, Claresholm (3-1) 5. (5) Valleyview (6-0) 6. (6) Bow Valley, Cochrane (2-1) 7. (N7) St. Paul (3-2) 8. (8) Cold Lake (3-2) 9. (NR) Canmore (2-3) 10. (10) Drumheller (2-3) Six-Man 1. (1) St. Joseph’s, Brooks (4-0) 2. (2) Millwoods Christian, Edm (3-0) 3. (3) Rimbey (3-1) 4. (4) Buck Mountain, Buck Lake (4-0) 5. (5) JC Charyk, Hanna (2-1) 6. (6) Holy Redeemer, Edson (1-1) 7. (7) Breton (4-0)

Donaldson changes look after run-in with beard-trimmer TORONTO — Josh Donaldson is no stranger to mixing it up when it comes to hairstyles but the Blue Jays third baseman says his new clean-shaven look is more accident than

8. (8) Sedgewick (3-1) 9. (9) Redwater (1-2) 10. (10) Oscar Romero, Edm (1-2) CFL East Division GP W L T PF PA Pt Ottawa 15 7 7 1 407 416 15 Hamilton 15 6 9 0 417 405 12 Toronto 16 5 11 0 353 496 10 Montreal 15 4 11 0 315 368 8 West Division GP W L T PF PA Pt y-Calgary 16 14 1 1 547 339 29 x-Winnipeg 16 10 6 0 454 411 20 x-B.C. 15 9 6 0 448 405 18 x-Edmonton 15 8 7 0 454 421 16 Saskatchewan15 5 10 0 312 446 10 x — clinched playoff berth y — clinched division. WEEK 17 Bye: Edmonton Saturday’s results Saskatchewan 29 Toronto 11 Calgary 22 Montreal 8 Friday’s results Ottawa 30 Hamilton 29 Winnipeg 35 B.C. 32 WEEK 18 Bye: Winnipeg Friday, Oct. 21 Hamilton at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Toronto at Calgary, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Montreal at Saskatchewan, 2 p.m. Edmonton at B.C., 5 p.m.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 5 1 0.833 159 107 Washington 4 2 0.667 142 142 Philadelphia 3 2 0.600 135 78 N.Y. Giants 3 3 0.500 116 131 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 4 2 0.667 199 166 Tampa Bay 2 3 0.400 94 142 New Orleans 2 3 0.400 155 168 Carolina 1 5 0.167 161 176 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 5 0 01.000 119 63 Green Bay 3 2 0.600 114 113 Detroit 3 3 0.500 150 153 Chicago 1 5 0.167 101 143 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 1 0.800 105 78 Los Angeles 3 3 0.500 110 137 Arizona 2 3 0.400 125 101 San Francisco1 5 0.167 127 185

NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 1 0.833 149 91 Buffalo 4 2 0.667 162 103 Miami 2 4 0.333 118 134 N.Y. Jets 1 4 0.200 92 136 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 4 2 0.667 108 127 Tennessee 3 3 0.500 120 127 Jacksonville 2 3 0.400 101 127 Indianapolis 2 4 0.333 160 174 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 4 2 0.667 154 123 Baltimore 3 3 0.500 117 115

Thursday’s Games Chicago at Green Bay, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles, 7:30 a.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Oakland at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Washington at Detroit, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Miami, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 2:05 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 2:25 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 6:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, Carolina Monday, Oct. 24 Houston at Denver, 6:30 p.m.

fashion statement. Was the clean look a bid to change fortunes on the baseball diamond, he was asked? “Actually, no. I got a new beard trimmer the other day and I went to trim my beard down a little bit and whenever I trimmed it I kind of nicked it, so I had to go with it, just had to shave everything off,” he said. Donaldson repeated that

the new look had nothing to do with luck. “I kind of believe you make your own luck, and you go out there and you create your own destiny.” Whatever it was it worked. A smooth-faced Donaldson homered in Toronto’s 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday, staving off playoff elimination in the American League Championship Series.




HPV-related cancers strike men ORAL CANCERS RISEN DRAMATICALLY: CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Malignant tumours in the mouth and throat caused by the human papillomavirus have risen dramatically among men and could surpass the rate of HPV-induced cervical cancer in women, new statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society suggest. In a report released Wednesday, the organization said the incidence of HPV-related mouth and throat cancers jumped 56 per cent in males and 17 per cent in females between 1992 and 2012, the latest year for which statistics are available. An estimated 1,335 Canadian men and women were diagnosed with HPVlinked “oropharyngeal” cancers in 2012, and 372 died from the malignancies. They now represent about onethird of all HPV cancers in Canada, equal to the proportion of cervical cancer cases, said Leah Smith, the Canadian Cancer Society epidemiologist who helped author the report. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Most sexually active men and women become infected with HPV at some point during their lifetime. Most people clear the virus in about two years, but in a small proportion of those infected, the virus persists and can later cause cancer. This year, almost 4,400 Canadian men and women will be diagnosed with an HPV cancer, including cervical, genital and anal cancers, and about 1,200 will die from their disease. “HPV is a virus that infects moist skin, namely oral and genital mucosa,” said Dr. Eduardo Franco, head of oncology at McGill University in Montreal and a world-renowned expert on the pathogen. “The oral cavity is particularly susceptible, the tissue around the tonsils and the base of the tongue.” Franco said research is increasingly pointing to “deep kissing” and oral sex as major culprits in HPV transmission. In a small proportion of those infected, mouth and throat cancers may develop years — even decades — later. “The fact that we’re seeing these things now is a reflection of … the changes in sexual mores of the ’60s

More than 202,000 new cancer cases in Canada in 2016 The Canadian Cancer Society released its 2016 cancer statistics Wednesday. Here are some highlights: ● An estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) will be diagnosed in Canada this year. An estimated 78,800 people will die from the disease. ● Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers will account for more than half the cases. ● Canadians aged 50 to 79 will represent 70 per cent of all new cancer and ’70s, which eventually brought oral sex to be part of people’s lives,” he suggested. “It takes a long time for exposure of an agent to eventually develop into cancer, so much of what began in the ’60s and ’70s is rolling out now in terms of an increased risk of cancer.” Those cases could be dramatically reduced — in fact, eliminated — if both girls and boys were inoculated against the most dangerous strains of HPV before they become sexually active, stressed Franco. That’s a message Terry Patterson, 52, is eager to impart after going through treatment for throat cancer that was tied to infection with HPV-16, one of the most aggressive strains of the virus. In fall 2013, the father of four grown children had been feeling run down, his throat was persistently sore and glands in his neck were swollen. A biopsy confirmed a growth in his left tonsil was malignant. “I was astonished,” said Patterson, an insurance executive who considered himself fairly fit from recreational activities like running, cycling and playing hockey, despite being somewhat on the heavy side. What followed was 35 days of radiation treatment — five days a week for seven weeks — at the Princess Mar-

cases and almost 62 per cent of cancer deaths. The highest proportion of new cases will occur in those 60 to 69, while the highest proportion of deaths are expected in those 80 and older. ● Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men: 21,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 4,000 will die from the disease. ● Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women: 25,700 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and about 4,900 will die from it. ● Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, followed by colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancers. This year, an estimated 28,400 Canadians garet Cancer Centre in Toronto, each lasting about 45 minutes, as well as chemotherapy to prevent future recurrence of the tumour. “It was a nightmare,” Patterson said from his home in Waterloo, Ont. “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever been through. “My throat closed up so I couldn’t eat,” he said, explaining that for months all his nutrition came via a feeding tube inserted in his abdomen. “I lost 45 pounds and got third-degree burns from the radiation.” Patterson, who was recently told he is now cancer-free, encourages parents to have their children vaccinated against HPV. “I don’t want anyone to go through what I did.” There are now three vaccines available in Canada that can protect against infection from up to nine different strains of HPV. Girls aged nine and older can receive HPV inoculation through schoolbased programs in all provinces and territories. Six provinces — Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. — also provide HPV vaccination for boys starting at age nine. “When most people think about HPV, they think about women and cervical cancer, but this report showed that at least one in three HPV cancers occurs in males,” said Smith. “This is the first time we’ve had this informa-

will be diagnosed with lung cancer and about 20,800 will die from the disease, making it responsible for more than a quarter of all cancer deaths. ● Colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in about 26,100 Canadians and will lead to the deaths of about 9,300. ● Overall, an estimated two in five Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes an estimated one in four Canadians will die from the disease. Canadian Cancer Society epidemiologist Leah Smith said studies suggest that as Canada’s population continues to grow and as it ages, there will be an almost 40 per cent jump in the number of annual cancer cases by 2030, even though the rate of new cancers per 100,000 Canadians will remain relatively stable. tion from Canada.” While females can have regular Pap tests to detect precancerous lesions in the cervix, there is no test for HPV-related cancers in the mouth and throat, so vaccination is the best way to prevent those diseases, said Franco, who along with the Canadian Cancer Society is urging all jurisdictions across the country to offer HPV vaccination to boys as well as girls. Still, Franco concedes the HPV vaccine can sometimes be a hard sell. “We’re talking about a vaccine that does not have any immediate need,” he said. “People don’t perceive HPV as an infection like hepatitis or another infectious disease that has an immediate need of control. “We’re talking about the downstream consequences of an infection that takes 20 to 30 years to happen. So people don’t perceive risk on the same basis, even though they fear cancer.” As well, Franco said the relatively small but vocal anti-vaccination movement has hurt Canadian and international public health efforts to get kids immunized — not just against HPV, but other childhood infectious diseases. “And people don’t like to talk about sex, a disease that comes from sex — and worst of all, a sexually transmitted infection that ends up causing cancer.”

Why you need vitamin B12 and where to get it BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES “Vitamin B12 deficiency causes tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, and megaloblastic anemia,” the National Institutes of Health says. “Nerve problems, such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, can also occur. Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include problems with balance, depression, confusion, dementia, poor memory, and soreness of the mouth or tongue.” A paper published this summer theorized that Mary Todd Lincoln’s well-known psychological and emotional problems were caused by a shortage of the vitamin. OK, so you see it’s important. About 15 per cent

of Americans don’t get enough of it — and “a B12 deficiency can go undiagnosed for years,” J.J. Virgin writes in Prevention magazine. Symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath and forgetfulness might point to such a deficiency and should not be ignored. Certain people are more likely to be deficient in B12, Virgin writes: ● Vegetarians and vegans. B12 is found naturally only in animal products (most notably beef liver and clams, NIH notes). “In fact, that’s a big part of how the ‘pale, weak vegan’ stereotype came to be: chronic B12 deficiency causes pale skin and weakness,” Virgin writes. ● People older than 50. You are more likely to have a deficiency as you age — and symptoms such as memory loss are easier to overlook when every-

body attributes them to “senior moments.” ● People who drink alcohol regularly. The problem is, B12 is stored in your liver, and that is stressed by too much alcohol. ● People with acid reflux. As if heartburn weren’t bad enough, both stomach problems and the medications used to treat them prevent your body from absorbing B12. ● People with diabetes or an autoimmune disease. Again, these conditions prevent your body from absorbing the vitamin. Fortunately, as Virgin notes, B12 supplements are easily available, by shots, lozenges and additives in food. Fortified breakfast cereals, in particular, are a good source readily available to vegetarians and vegans.

Don’t be afraid to ask if you really need that test DRS OZ & ROIZEN YOU DOCS If your doctor says you need a medical test, such as an MRI for non-specific lower back pain that you’ve had for less than six weeks, a blood test for T3 (triiodothyroidine level) in the case of hypothyroidism or a CT scan for an uncomplicated headache, chances are you’re going to have it done. But that may be a mistake. Not every test your doctor orders is necessary for diagnosis or effective treatment. Some of these services offer most people little or no benefit, and they can, in some cases, cause physical and/or emotional harm. Plus, they amp up health-care costs. According to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine that looked at 28 low-value procedures, there’s widespread overspending on health care. The researchers say an estimated $780 billion is wasted on health care every year in the U.S.; $200 billion is spent on overtreatment, while low-value services steal $32 million annually.



What’s fueling this runaway impulse to test, test, test? Doctors don’t wait to see if the problem improves over time, or they go along with a patient’s request for a test. Also, a survey of doctors at one hospital found that 28 per cent of the tests and procedures they ordered were at least partially for protection from being sued. So here are some commonly overprescribed health services. If your doctor orders any of these, ask what benefit they’ll provide you. Imaging for lower back pain For patients with lower back pain, there’s only a five per cent chance that the cause is serious damage to the spine. Scans are expensive and, in the case of a CT scan, expose you to radiation that could increase your cancer risk. Your doctor probably can figure out what’s going on by asking you focused questions about your pain and then recommend physical therapy or lifestyle changes. You are as likely to get a benefit from an MRI or CT scan in the first six weeks after onset of low back pain as from petting a greyhound. Pet the greyhound! When it’s smart: If you’re experiencing one or more of these red flags, a scan could reveal a bigger problem,



Come to Sunnybrook United Church and hear folk singer Steven Palmer, who has been compared to Hoyt Axton or Leonard Cohen, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 to 9: 30 p.m. Costs are $15 for adults, $5 for 12 years and younger. Call the church at 403-347-6073 for tickets, or Michele 403-356-1707 for more information.


like a herniated disc, spinal fracture, infection or cancer: ● A fever over 102 F ● Loss of control of bowel or bladder ● Loss of feeling or strength in legs ● Problems with reflexes ● A history of cancer ● Six weeks of physical therapy with no improvement Head scans for headache Most headaches, including migraines and cluster headaches, aren’t a sign of an underlying disease. Again, your doctor may figure out the cause of your headache by asking you questions and doing a physical exam. Still, one study found that 17 per cent of CT scans for headache were ordered because the patient wanted it or the doctor was concerned about legal consequences. When it’s smart: A scan may be necessary if you have any of the following signs: ● A headache that feels like something is bursting inside your head ● A headache that’s different from others you’ve had, especially if you’re 50 or older ● Headaches after exercise ● Headaches with symptoms such

PIPER CREEK LODGE ANNUAL FALL TEA AND BAKE SALE Support Piper Creek Lodge residents and take in their tea and bake sale on Oct. 20, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission is $4. There will be baking, 50/50 draw, raffles, free door prizes and more. Phone 403-343-1066, ext. 3.


as loss of control, seizure or change in speech or alertness. EKG/nuclear imaging stress test for heart disease Other studies have looked at specific tests and found even greater indications of wasted money and exposure to potentially risky substances. In 2014 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found “between 1993 to 1995 and 2008 to 2010, the annual number of U.S. ambulatory visits in which a cardiac stress test was ordered or performed increased from 28 per 10,000 visits to 45 per 10,000 visits (85 per cent included imaging).” Their conclusion is breathtaking: “At least 34.6 per cent were probably inappropriate, with associated annual costs of $501 million and 491 future cases of cancer.” When it’s smart: If you do have heart disease risk factors such as chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, heavy heartbeats or a history of heart disease, you’re a good candidate for an EKG. Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit

GOLDEN CIRCLE SENIOR RESOURCE CENTRE DINNER AND DANCE Enjoy music and dancing with Black Velvet Band and a delicious supper on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:15 to 10 p.m., at the seniors’ centre. Please phone 403-347-6165, 403-342-2875, or 403-346-3896 to find out more, and to purchase advance tickets.




WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016



The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. Downie’s legacy project, a solo album and graphic novel, tells the story of 12-year-old Charlie Wenjack who died in 1966 after running away from a Kenora-area residential school. Friday. That post-tour work has been a form of physical, emotional and mental therapy, his brother said in a preshow interview. “Gord’s making his life count,” said Mike Downie. “This is his most important work, his most powerful work, and I think it’s going to live forever. I think in many ways, Chanie’s story is going to live forever as well. And I guess they’ll be together forever.” Hundreds of residential school survivors and indigenous leaders were invited to Tuesday’s performance. “Gord is walking a path towards his death as well,” said Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. Moran said many people who were working on Canada’s recently completed Truth and Reconciliation Com-

Cosby used fame, fortune to hide crimes: prosecutors BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA — Suburban prosecutors on Tuesday accused Bill Cosby’s “cadre of high-priced lawyers” of stretching the truth as they try again to get a sexual-assault case against him thrown out. The two sides have filed dueling legal briefs before a key pretrial hearing next month. The Nov. 1 hearing could determine if the case moves forward, if more accusers testify and whether jurors can hear Cosby’s prior testimony about giving women drugs and alcohol before trying to have sex with them. Cosby’s lawyers complain it’s unfair to make him defend events from a 2004 sexual encounter. They have argued Cosby, who’s 79 years old and blind, can’t recognize his accusers or even remember if he’s ever met them. However, Montgomery County prosecutors argued on Tuesday that Cosby, once known as America’s Dad for his beloved portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on his top-ranked The Cosby Show in the 1980s and ’90s, used his fame and fortune “to conceal his crimes” for years. They said they reopened the case last year because they had new evidence from a long-sealed Cosby deposition from the accuser’s 2006 civil

lawsuit and from the dozens of other accusers who came forward after the deposition was released. “He is an individual who has used his fame and fortune for decades to conceal his crimes and hide his true nature,” District Attorney Kevin Steele wrote, noting Cosby fought repeated efforts by The Associated Press to unseal documents from the civil case file. Cosby is set to go on trial in June. Prosecutors have asked the judge to let 13 other accusers testify to support Andrea Constand’s claims that Cosby drugged and molested her. The AP typically doesn’t name people who say they are sexual-assault victims, but Constand’s lawyer has given permission for her to be named. Steele said his office re-investigated the case for six months last year before deciding to file charges on Dec. 30, days before the statute of limitations ran out. Steele’s predecessor spent only a month on the case before deciding not to charge Cosby over Constand’s complaint in 2005, he said in the filing. Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O’Neill has scheduled hearings on the potential trial evidence for Nov. 1-2 and Dec. 13-14. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the felony sexual-assault charge and remains free on $1 million bail.

mission were secretly hoping that a popular figure such as Downie would emerge to take up their cause and prevent the final report from being consigned to a dusty shelf. “What I hope happens is that we hold him up, and the country holds him up and gives him as much strength and cheers him on as much as we can collectively so he can continue this critically important work.” Pearl Achneepineskum, Chanie Wenjack’s older sister, recalled how Downie and his brothers travelled to their remote northern Ontario community of Ogoki Post last month to present the completed Secret Path. They played the opening track, The Stranger, on a laptop computer, and they leafed

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OTTAWA — Gord Downie’s powerful performance in the last concert of the Tragically Hip’s summer tour is now seared into the Canadian collective consciousness. The pained anguish at the moment of the dropped microphone during Grace, Too and the unexpected political and social call to arms to help indigenous Canadians were a prelude to a final elegant song that told us there was “no dress rehearsal, this is our life.” That nationally broadcast concert of the Tragically Hip in Kingston, Ont., in August just may have been a dress rehearsal of sorts. Like the tragic 12-year-old muse of Downie’s latest solo project — a multimedia fusing of music, film and social activism — the Hip frontman is still grinding forward, one step at a time, in an appeal to awaken something he sees embedded in a guilty Canadian conscience, something as firmly rooted as the terminal brain cancer he continues to fight. Downie’s fight resumes Tuesday night at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa where he takes the stage for a multimedia performance of his new album, Secret Path. The album tells the story of 12-yearold Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ont., 50 years ago this weekend. Downie’s music and lyrics are accompanied by a graphic novel, as well as an animated film that was to be screened as a visual component of Tuesday’s one-hour performance. Downie’s older brother, Mike, introduced the singer to Wenjack’s story after hearing a radio documentary several years ago. But then Downie was diagnosed late last year with glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. He later went on tour with the Hip. But he had unfinished business and has been rehearsing for weeks for two shows, the first one Tuesday night in Ottawa and the second in Toronto on


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Spoonbread is a wonderfully old-fashioned dish that should not be relegated to the tables of old-fashioned cooks. It’s a perfect holiday side a pudding-esque interpretation of grits a softer version of cornbread perfection alongside a roast of any kind. It’s got the slightest hint of sweetness thanks to the maple syrup (and, you know, the sweet potatoes), but remains firmly a savory side dish. You could add a bit of nutmeg, cinnamon and/or more cloves for more autumnal flavour, but I happen to like the way the sweet potatoes’ natural flavour carries this dish, so I leave it largely unseasoned, with just a touch of cayenne and cloves. I can’t think of a lovelier Thanksgiving side dish. It’s a winner alongside a roasted turkey. But don’t stop there. This would turn a roast chicken into a feast, with just a green salad to round things off. Maybe even a rotisserie chicken. Who says you have to make the whole meal? You are busy, I know. When the spoonbread first comes out of the oven, it will be lovely and puffed. It will settle fairly quickly, and that’s OK — it’s not mean to be served like a souffle, where time is of the essence. If you can get it to the table straight from the oven when it is at its

SWEET POTATO SPOONBREAD Start to finish: 2 hours Servings: 8 4 tablespoons butter, divided 3 sweet potatoes 2 ½ cups whole milk 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pinch ground cloves Pinch cayenne pepper ¾ cup finely ground cornmeal 4 large eggs, separated 2 teaspoons baking powder Preheat the oven to 400 F. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to grease a rectangular or oval 2-quart casserole. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake them for about 50 to 55 minutes, until they are very soft. Remove them from the oven and let them sit on a wire rack until cool enough to handle. While the potatoes are cooling, combine the milk, maple syrup, salt, pepper, cloves and cayenne in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Sprinkle in the cornmeal slowly, whisking all the


Sweet potato spoonbread, a recipe by Katie Workman. while, until the cornmeal is all added. Continue to whisk over the heat until the mixture has thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cool for about 10 minutes. Peel off the skins and place the potatoes in a bowl. Mash them with a potato masher until fairly smooth (or use a ricer or a fork if that’s what you have). Stir the remaining 3 tablespoons of the butter and the mashed sweet potatoes into the cornmeal mixture. Stir in the baking powder and then the egg yolks. In a bowl, using a whisk or electric mixer, beat the egg whites until they

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The secret to great tofu is all in the pressing BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS My mom started travelling abroad when I was in high school. And after each of her trips, we cooked a meal from the country she’d just visited. It was after her trip to Italy that I became a huge fan of veal. Veal, of course, is notoriously bland, so what’s the appeal? I love it because it functions mostly as a firm landing strip for the delicious sauce of your choice, and I’m a nut for sauces. Recently, I figured out that tofu plays the same role for vegetarians as veal does for carnivores. Made from soybeans, water and a coagulant, tofu is notably healthy — low in calories, devoid of saturated fat and a great source of protein, calcium and iron. But there’s the little matter of tofu’s flabby texture and its flavour (or lack thereof), which is why I’ve always shied away from the stuff. It turns out, though, that properly prepared tofu is a great sponge for flavour, a natural fact exploited to good effect in this light entree for the new year. The first step is to lose the excess water in tofu, which will — Duh! — water down your dish. So you force out the excess water by putting a weighted plate on top of the tofu and let it press and drain for about 30 minutes. The tofu becomes firmer and less watery the longer you press it. This also ensures that when you cook it, the tofu will have a springy texture and a crispy exterior. The crispy slices of tofu are a wonderful foil for this recipe’s intense chili-orange sauce. The sauce is complemented with broccoli and red pepper. Serve it on brown rice and you’re looking at a one-dish meal, light but filling. My husband, a die-hard carnivore, had no idea that this was a healthy vegetarian dish. He just scarfed it down and said thank you.


Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes Servings: 4 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu ¼ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons hoisin 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch ½ teaspoon sesame oil 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into thin strips 6 cups medium broccoli florets, blanched until crisp-tender, then drained 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons minced garlic Brown rice, cooked, to serve Toasted cashews, to garnish Cut the block of tofu in half horizontally to create 2 thick slabs. Wrap each slab in a clean kitchen tow-


Sauteed tofu with broccoli and red peppers in chili-orange sauce, a recipe by Sara Moulton. el and place on a plate. Place a second plate on top of the tofu, then weigh it down with several heavy cans. Press in this manner for 30 minutes to drain water from the tofu and firm it up. Unwrap the tofu and cut each slab into ½-inch pieces. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, water, hoisin, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, cornstarch and sesame oil. Set aside. In a large nonstick or stick-resistant skillet over medium-high, heat 1 ½ tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Add half of the tofu pieces, sprinkle with salt, then cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the tofu to a medium bowl. Repeat with another 1 ½ tablespoons of oil and the remaining tofu.

Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the red pepper and cook, stirring, until it is almost tender, about 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk the sauce in the bowl to make certain the cornstarch is dissolved, then add to the skillet, whisking. Bring to a boil to thicken, then add the tofu and cook just until heated through. Arrange a mound of rice on each of 4 serving plates, then top with the tofu mixture and cashews. Nutrition information per serving: 490 calories 230 calories from fat (47 per cent of total calories) 26 g fat (3 g saturated 0 g trans fats) 0 mg cholesterol 49 g carbohydrate 8 g fiber 8 g sugar 18 g protein 580 mg sodium.

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JUUTI, Richard Carl Richard Carl (Dick) Juuti passed away in the Red Deer Hospital, on Wednesday, October, 12, 2016, after a short battle with pneumonia at the age of 77 years. He was born December, 3, 1938 to Carl and Martha Juuti at Bentley, AB. He leaves to mourn his beloved family: wife of 51 years, Carmen Staudinger Juuti; his children, Shane (Patti) of Gimlet, AB, Shelley (Merle) Olin of Fort Fraser, BC, Karen (Curtis) Lampinen of Laurium, Michigan, Kimberly (Mike) Hilman of Sylvan Lake, AB, and Timothy (Shaunna) of Bentley, AB; 22 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; his brothers, Robert (Jill), Ralph (Linda) and William (Janet); his sister, Rita (Ken) Duckering; and youngest brother, Leroy (Sharron) and families; Carmen’s siblings, Russ (Susie), Harv (Lois), Dick (Karina), Louise (Wilfred) Butterfly, George (Beth), and Sue Ann (Ken) Brzak and families; numerous cousins and valued friends. Dick was predeceased by infant son, Kenneth in 1968; his father, Carl in 1997; and his mother, Martha in 2015. Dick wore several hats in his working life. As a journeyman carpenter, he worked 30+ years for the County of Lacombe as crew and Maintenance Supervisor. Simultaneously, he served the Apostolic Lutheran Church of Sylvan Lake as Minister. After retirement, he did Mission work in Guatemala and India. He loved the outdoors and was a hunting guide in his early years, and hunted and fished as long as his health allowed him, about mid-2009. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the Sylvan Lake Apostolic Lutheran Church, Twp Rd 382, Sylvan Lake, AB on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Eckville Community Centre on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at the Vig Cemetery, west of Bentley. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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KUEFLER, Father Mathias (Matt) Feb. 19, 1930 - Oct. 15, 2016 Father Mathias Kuefler passed away peacefully at his home in Birchcliff on Saturday October 15, 2016. His life was filled with lots of family, many friends and many memories over his 60 plus years as a priest. Prayers will be held at Sacred Heart Parish, 5508 48a Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Sacred Heart Parish, 5508 48a Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday Oct 21, 2016 at 11:00AM. A time of fellowship and memories will follow the service. Cremation will be entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Father requested no flowers please; instead a gift to the St. Joseph Priest Foundation of Edmonton would be welcome. Condolences may be forwarded to: SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

MacSWEEN, Scott Bertram The family of Scott Bertram MacSween sadly announce his sudden passing on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 27. He leaves to mourn his passing his father, James MacSween; mother, Trish MacSween; sister, Shannon MacSween as well as many extended family members and friends. Scott was predeceased by his four grandparents, Ian and Billie MacSween as well as Lloyd and Betty Bertram. Family and close friends are welcome to celebrate Scott’s life at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4718 Ross St., Red Deer AB on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. If friends desire in lieu of flowers memorial donations in Scott’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.



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MCQUAY, Judy After a courageous 8 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Judy May McQuay passed away peacefully at home on October 5th, 2016. Born on May 4th, 1950, the eldest daughter of Glenn and Dorothy McQuay, she was born in Stettler, AB and grew up with her many brothers and sisters on farms in Stettler and the surrounding area. Coming from a large family, Judy set out and started her own little family in 1971 when she gave birth to a son, Dean. Shortly after Doug and Judy had three more children, their daughters, Jodi, Darla, and Corrie. Soon after the youngest Corrie was born, Judy moved her tribe to the family homestead in Nevis, AB. here on the farm, with her children under the watchful eye of Glenn and Dorothy, Judy was able to go to Red Deer College and finish her Nursing Diploma with honors. Immediately hired on as a Registered Nurse in Stettler, Judy spent her 30 plus years in different positions within the hospital until her retirement in October 2015. When Judy wasn’t busy working or taking care of others, her favourite thing to do was spend time with her family, especially her four grandsons, Declan, Josh, Zach, and Elliott. You could often find her on the football field or at the hockey rink watching the boys play. Judy is survived by husband Doug Cook of Stettler; children: Dean McQuay of Edmonton, Jodi McCord (Chris Dalueg) of Stettler, Darla (Logan) Smith of Alhambra, and Corrie (Max) Menard of Red Deer; grandchildren: Declan, Josh, Zach, Paige, Kally, Hunter, Brandon, Zoey, and Elliott; mother: Dorothy McQuay of Stettler; fur grand babies Max and Teeka; brothers and sisters: Dave (Ev) Anderson, Dale McQuay, Carol (Walter) Paisley, Ron McQuay, Sandra McQuay, Barry (Shelann) McQuay, and Grant (Carrie) McQuay; brothers in law: Kevin Cook and Kenneth Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of many dear friends. Judy was predeceased by her dad Glenn McQuay, sister Joyce McQuay and her mother in law Dorothy Cook. A memorial service will take place at the Stettler Community Hall on Monday October 24th at 2pm. In memory of Judy, donations may be made to the Stollery Childrens Hospital c/o STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-742-3422. To send or view condolences to the family, please visit

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3 KITCHEN counter bar stools $65 for (all); home gym $50; girl’s bedroom curtain and rod, $20; and 2 brass lamps, $50 for both. (403) 340-1347. BOOKCASE with sliding doors, wood with adjustable shelf $15; table stand, $15; white metal table stand, $10; recorder with lesson book and music stand, $5; stove top popcorn popper, $15; toaster oven, $10; I love tea, teapot, $10; personal room humidifier, $10; set of 4 seat cushions, $10; jewelry craft material for making your own creations, $10; 403-343-1266 BOX Spring, twin $80; Twin size bed sheet set, (2) $10 each; Christmas teapot, china, glass ware, dished, lots of ribbon bows, buttons, craft items gift wrap and bags and pieces for making Christmas gifts $40 for all. Knitting yarn odd and ends for making crafts, hats, mittens, scarves, toys, $10 for all. Pocket concordance and prayer books, $50. for all. 403-343-1266 FUTON, like new, $50; Crosby dryer, top shape, $50; and Eureka vacuum, upright, bagless, like new, $50. Please leave message ~ 403-843-6325 or 403-887-0768 SEQUINED Material, 4 3/4 yards, lining included. $10. 403-347-3741 SKI-DOO BOOTS, like new, sz. 10-12. $10. 403-347-3741

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NOW RENTING SELECT 1 BDRM. APT’S. starting at $795/mo. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, Suites 3 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. hookup, infloor heating, a/c., SUITES. 25+, adults only car plug ins & balconies. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 Call 403-343-7955


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6 locations in Red Deer, well-maintained townhouses, lrg, 3 bdrm, 1/2 1 bath, 4 + 5 appls. Westpark, Kentwood, Items To Highland Green, Riverside Give Away Meadows. Rent starting at $1095. SD $500. For more CRAB Apples to give away info, phone 403-304-7576 - you pick. 403-887-5731 or 403-347-7545


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1976 DODGE motor home, new tires and brakes, sleeps 6, good cond., 85,000 kms, safety inspected, $2500 obo. 403-782-4504

good cond., 4 new tires. $1,200. ***SOLD***

2003 MAZDA MX5, exc. cond. 78,000 kms., hardtop & roll bar incl’d. loaded. $11,400.

1978 Uniflite 28 ft. cabin cruiser live aboard, comes with new trailer. Will sell or trade for value. Ph. only. 403-304-3612


2004 MAZDA 6, black, 240,000 kms., new performance tires & rims, 1 yr. old winter tires. $2500. 587-377-5275


2002 PATHFINDER 4x4, Chilkoot Edition, auto., 251,000 kms. $3000. obo 403-729-3247, 844-6939

2005 CROWN Vic LX, full load, leather, 96,000 kms. $5700. 403-358-3721

2006 FORD Crown Victoria LX Sedan, leather, 70,000 km, $12,000 obo. 403-573-3298

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1981 CANADIAN BLUEBIRD Ex, Forestry camperized, bus, propane, 445ci., auto. $4000. obo 403-729-3247

2006 Buick Lucerne, 4 dr. full load, blue tooth, remote start, Harold @ 403-350-6800


2011 SPRINGDALE by Keystone 31’ travel trailer in mint cond., slide, $19,000 obo. or 403-347-9067

2009 29 ft. Chaparral Lite by Coachmen, 1/2 ton towable, solar panel,

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2012 BURGMAN 650, heated seat/handles, 6000 kms. $8500. 403-348-8171


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OCTOBER 19 1781 — George Washington achieves victory over Cornwallis at Yorktown. 1814 — Battle of Cook’s Mills the second last War of 1812 battle on Canadian soil. 1864 — Raid on St. Albans, Vermont by Confederate fugitives hiding in Montreal. 1903 — Canada Loses Alaska Boundary Dispute. 1966 — Boston Bruins defenseman

Bobby Orr, wearing his number 4 sweater, plays in his first NHL game 1973 — Trudeau meets Chairman Mao; they have “the longest handshake in history.” 1984 — Grant Notley and five others killed in an plane crash near High Prairie 1987 — The Toronto Stock Exchange follows New York down, as a crashing stock market leads to global financial panic. 2007 — Gunmen murder six people in a highrise apartment in Surrey, BC; dead include Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenburg, both innocent bystanders.





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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016


A deeply resentful brother DEAR ANNIE ANNIE LANE Dear Annie: My brother and I are close in age, and from the time I was born, he has bullied, teased and ignored me. After years of therapy, he finally confessed that he had been jealous of me because our mother was overwhelmed and he felt abandoned. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer with a low survival rate, but against all odds, I am in remission. Several months ago, I asked my mother for a financial gift to pay for an experimental treatment that was not covered by insurance. She has a sizable estate and is in her 90s, and she readily agreed. It most likely saved my life. My brother was furious with her and with me and wrote a cold email to the other siblings, saying that “everyone has problems” and asking why I was being given special treatment. Last week, he sent out another email to the family, masked in sincere language about how he was concerned for our mother. He wanted to make us all promise not to ask her for any more gifts, saying she is anxious about her


Minnesota couple celebrates wedding by posing with puppies MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A Minnesota couple celebrated their wedding day by posing with puppies. Kathryn and Brad Ziemer of Maple Grove wanted to highlight the work of Secondhand Hounds, a nonprofit that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. So instead of flowers, the couple chose puppies when they tied the knot at a suburban Minneapolis golf club on Saturday. Kathryn Ziemer says, “Who doesn’t love puppies?” But while having puppies at the wedding was special to her and her new husband,

JOANNE MADELINE MOORE HOROSCOPE Wednesday, Oct. 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: John Lithgow, 71, Floyd Mayweather, 64; Michael Gambon, 76 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Mars/ Pluto hook up makes for a highly volatile day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You love to talk and enjoy a lively debate. Watch your stress levels in 2017, and make sure you don’t waste too much time arguing with others. ARIES (March 21-April 19): There is the potential for power struggles today Rams, especially with authority figures or work colleagues. You’ll find the more demanding you are, the more difficult the day will be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be too black and white about relationship issues Bulls! There are many shades of grey at the moment, as you negotiate and navigate your way through a constantly changing landscape. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t underestimate the positive effect you can have on those around you today Twins.

finances. The whole family knows that she is quite comfortably off and that her fears are most likely a result of early dementia. But it was clear in a separate email to me that he blames me for stressing her out. I have no intention of asking my mother for any more money, but these exchanges have left me in tears. My husband says I should not open any emails from my brother and I should cut off contact, but now my brother has contacted all of us with a plan for a sibling reunion — to take place during a time I’d planned to visit my mother. I don’t feel safe with him, but I’m not sure how to get out of this reunion without causing a family rift. I just want to focus on living each day and loving my young children. — Living Life Without My Brother Dear Living: For whatever reason, your brother is a deeply unhappy person, and he’s bent on bringing others down into his miserable company. He is toxic, and cutting off communication is the healthy choice for now. Like a classic bully, he’s reacting to your withdrawal by desperately trying even harder to provoke you, stirring the pot with this “sibling reunion.” You absolutely do not have to go to this reunion. Visit your mother instead (assuming the reunion isn’t taking place at her house). If your brother seeks help to become a happier person and less emotionally manipulative toward

you, you can reconnect. Until then, insulate yourself from his attacks, and focus on yourself and your recovery. Congratulations on your cancer’s being in remission. Dear Annie: I’d like to know why some restaurants and diners don’t treat tea drinkers the same as coffee drinkers. I’ve been dining with a group on more than one occasion when coffee drinkers were given unlimited free refills on their coffee but I was charged for a second cup of tea. I can’t believe tea costs more than coffee, so I wonder what the reason is. — Tea Drinker Dear Tea: Your question stumped me, so I asked some servers: Why the “steep” cost for tea? Apparently, it’s because it requires many more steps than coffee. Not all restaurants have hot water at the ready, so they heat it up just for that cup of tea. Then, at more upscale restaurants, there’s the matter of presentation — presenting all the tea bag choices, arranging the lemon, cream, sugar, etc. This information is purely based on my small, unscientific survey. If any other servers or tea drinkers would like to weigh in on this, I would love to hear from you. Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@ To find out more about Annie Lane and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

she says it was more about the animal rescue, which she calls “incredible.” KMSP-TV reports that members of the wedding party did not know about the puppies until they went outside for group photos and found 13 pit bull puppies waiting for them.

Experts say normal conversation produces 55-60 decibels while an airplane in flight produces 110-120 decibels. Parish priest Ignacio Torres told the El Pais newspaper the bells have always been tolling in the town, and that they were usually only rung at noon and before evening Mass. He said he had no idea how the church would pay the fine if enforced.

Spain: Town may fine church over ‘noisy’ bells MADRID — A small Spanish town is considering fining a medieval church 16,000 euros ($17,500) because its bells are “too noisy.” The town hall of Mostoles, southwest of Madrid, said Tuesday that following complaints from residents, town technicians measured the noise level of the chimes of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and found they were some 30 decibels above the 55 rate permitted by town regulations.

Personal projects need to be put on the back burner — temporarily — as you roll up your sleeves and help others. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Relationships look problematic today Crabs, as you — or a loved one — issues orders and ultimatums. More compromise and cooperation are needed if you want to avoid tears before bedtime. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Today looks rather stressful, as something — or someone — irritates you, and tests your limited Leo patience. And make sure you don’t commit to a project until you’ve done all the required research first. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re at your talkative best — and insensitive worst — today Virgo. You’ve got plenty to say. But make sure you take the time to listen, especially to a troubled child, parent, teenager or friend. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): When it comes to a work issue or family matter, you may have to ask some hard questions if you want to discover what’s really going on. You won’t get far if you continue to sit on the fence. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mars links up with your power planet Pluto, which encourages your temperamental streak and control-freak tendencies.

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Minute hand plunges from Hamburg church tower no one hurt BERLIN — A 20-kilogram minute hand has fallen off a clock on a Hamburg church tower, plunging 40 metres onto the sidewalk below. Hamburg’s fire service said Sunday that the hand fell off the city’s St. Katharinen church overnight from Friday to Saturday, news agency dpa reported. No one was hurt.

You’ll find the more stubborn you are, the more challenging the day will be. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today favours communicating, connecting and conversing with others in creative ways. But avoid getting drawn into a heated argument with someone over money matters or personal values. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Being a capricious and controlling Capricorn will get you nowhere fast today. In order for your relationships to improve, you need to give loved ones plenty of personal space and room to shine. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be

careful how you communicate with others today Aquarius. If you jump to conclusions or make flippant remarks, then there’ll be misunderstandings. So take the time to really listen to others. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Group activities look problematic, as someone steps in and tries to take over. Your natural inclination is to go into hibernation mode. But, the more passive you are, the more stressful the day will be. Joanne Madeline Moore is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

Ask The Dentist! by Dr. Michael Dolynchuk, DDS

How Do I Get Mom To The Dentist? Dear Dr. D: Mom mother is 88 and she would rather lose a finger than go to the dentist. She had a terrible experience in the 1960's, and has only gone in when the pain was excruciating. Her breath is putrid, and I fear there is something bad in there. What could I possibly do to get her past her fear? If you google 'dental fear' today you will pull up 745,000 Answer: listings. You name it, and patients are afraid of it relative to a dental office. According to a Boeing study, 30.7% of people fear flying, or are anxious. Does this mean they all had a bad experience? Doubtful. This is a phobia, not unlike 'dentalphobia' affecting almost the same number of people (33%). The first one is always the 'needle'. Hand in hand goes the pain associated with it. Combine the two and you have anxiety. This is the same mindset that accompanies fear of heights, fear of swimming, fear of closed spaces, etc. Try telling someone with a fear of heights to go climb a 2 storey ladder! Some well-meaning folks who actually have managed to adjust their lifestyle to this phobia cheerfully pass it on to their children and grandchildren for no good reason. When Mommy insists on coming into the operatory and asking Junior repeatedly if 'it hurts yet' she is doing the child no favour. Another feared instrument is the drill, with the noise vibration. There is no need to have your brain rattled anymore. New drills are quieter, smoother, and with various types of sedation dentistry - are rarely a concern. There is no question that any dental office has specific smells associated with it, which can send some people off. Try walking your dog past the vet's office and see if you don't experience the four footed 'foot plant'. They remember, and will fight you every step of the way. Some patients are concerned with the cost. What is small change to one person can be enormous for another. A colleague did a dental charity event recently, and a woman stated that dentistry costs were way out of reason. She was talking irresponsibly – she had a professional manicure, fashionably coiffed hair, an expensive car, and the latest I Phone. If she spent as much protecting her mouth instead of her image, her oral health may not have been such a disaster. Any disaster is expensive, not just dental ones. Your mom likely was frightened by a dentist who retired decades ago. She's battling memories. Times have changed. Invite her for a 'noninvasive' tour of a dental office and have her decide if our new era of dental offices, doctors, and staff, can extinguish her fears!

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