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Trevor Patten of Devon, left, and Jet Baird of Castor, had some fun in the pumpkin patch Saturday as they visited the Kraay Family Farm and home of the Lacombe Corn Maze. Saturday, Oct. 22, was the last day of operation for the Corn Maze this year, which had a Charlie Brown and Peanuts theme in honour of the 50th year of the Peanuts Great Pumpkin.

Alberta’s slow economy isn’t having a major effect on home renovation companies in Red Deer. According to Statistics Canada, home owners in Alberta spent $1.56 billion on expansions or improvements to their properties from the beginning of April to the end of June this year. Jeff Ross, owner of Ross Contracting in Red Deer, said the economy may have impacted people buying new homes, but renovation companies are thriving. “Renovations are really good right now because when housing markets go down, renovations get more popular. People would rather stay in their home, and do renovations,” said Ross. Dustin Marsh, partner of Alair Homes in Red Deer, said he sees more and more people staying in Red Deer rather than switching markets. He said people are willing to invest more into their current home and try to make a profit further down the line. “They’re getting more comfortable inside their home and aren’t looking to go out and jump into different markets. They’re staying in the same place, and figuring out what equities they have in their current home,” said Marsh. Ross said kitchens and bathrooms are always popular when it comes to renovations, but said in this economy, people are always looking for creative ways to save money. “A lot of people try to finish their basement or do an income suite to try and save some money and have the mortgage less expensive,” said Ross. When people do decide to sell their home, Marsh said renovations can be the difference between selling your home or not. See HOME on Page A2

Red Deerians speaks out about proposed carbon tax BY JONATHAN GUIGNARD ADVOCATE STAFF Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, is set to kick in Jan. 1 and citizens of Red Deer have mixed opinions on the new Alberta carbon tax. Red Deer resident Mike Cook is someone who doesn’t agree with it. “I think it’s unnecessary, and I think it’s the wrong time. I truly believe that Canada is a carbon sink and we’re not over our limit. “People are losing their jobs, and I believe (Justin) Trudeau and (Rachel) Notley just don’t have the population in their best interest,” said Cook. Cook isn’t alone, others are infuriated with it and are quick to point the finger at the premier or the prime minister.



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Conservative leadership race: who’s in, who’s out, who’s still thinking it over


Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Levis Conservative MP Steven Blaney waves to supporters at a Conservative Party brunch, Sunday, in Levis, Que. Blaney announced his decision to run for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party.

Blaney joins Tory leadership race BY THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC — Conservative MP Steven Blaney is joining the party’s leadership race. Blaney, who had already filed his nomination papers on Wednesday, made an official announcement Sunday at the annual brunch of the Conservative association in his riding of Bellechasse-Etchemins-Levis in Quebec City. Blaney, 51, was first elected in 2006. He was promoted to cabinet in 2011, heading the

veteran affairs department. Blaney was appointed public safety minister in 2013. Other declared leadership candidates are Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong, Deepak Obhrai, Brad Trost, Erin O’Toole, Andrew Saxton, Rick Peterson and Pierre Lemieux Former MP Chris Alexander is expected to announce his candidacy soon. MP Lisa Raitt and businessman Kevin O’Leary are also considering a bid.

OTTAWA — Quebec MP and former public safety minister Steven Blaney is the latest to join the Conservative leadership race after launching his campaign Sunday. Here is the list of who else is in, who is leaning towards it and who is out. Declared: Erin O’Toole. Ontario MP and former veterans affairs minister. Kellie Leitch. The pediatric orthopedic surgeon, first elected as an MP in 2011, was the first to file her paperwork in April. Maxime Bernier. The Quebec MP and former cabinet minister registered a few days after Leitch and has already outlined several key policy positions. Andrew Scheer. The former Speaker of the House of Commons launched his campaign at the end of September. Michael Chong. The Ontario MP is a longtime champion of democratic reform. Deepak Obhrai. One of the longest-serving Conservative MPs, he registered last month after telling his caucus colleagues this summer he planned to join the race. Brad Trost. The social-conservative Saskatchewan MP first declared his interest in running for the top job after the party dropped a policy widely seen as opposing same-sex marriage at its convention in May. Andrew Saxton. A defeated Vancouver-area MP. Pierre Lemieux. A former Ontario MP also defeated in the last election. Rick Peterson. Vancouver businessman. Still working on it: Lisa Raitt. The former cabinet minister and current MP from the Greater Toronto Area stepped down from her role as finance critic Friday.


HOME: Need for care when planning a renovation “Whenever you’re doing a renovation, specifically for resale, the most important thing a potential client is going to look for is if they need to do any work to it. If there are unfinished items that need to be addressed before you sell your home that should be step one,” said Marsh. Marsh said it’s important for potential sellers to be aware of the market they’re in and have the knowledge of current interior design trends. “There’s a danger to renovating a home to your style because it may not appeal to a future buyer. If you’re going to put a lot of money into it, you need to think about resale for maybe 5-10 years down the line when you’re ready to sell the house,” said Marsh. Renovations can be costly and Ross said it’s always important to think about unexpected costs when renovating your home. “Nothing ever turns out exactly the way you want it to in renovations because you never know if you there’s mould in the wall or if the electrical or plumbing is done wrong. People need to be more careful when planning renovations,” said Ross. The Red Deer Home Renovation and Design Show took place at Westerner Park from Oct. 21-23.

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Evangeline Brodoway, design consultant with Granite Transformation For Kitchen and Baths at the Red Deer Home Renovation and Design Show at Westerner Park on Saturday. derly. “I think with the way the economy is right now I just think it’s ridiculous to make people pay more. I think about people on budgets and seniors. Where are they going to get the money to pay for everything?” said Jabs. Notley has said if the carbon tax is done right it will “act as a stimulus” and help Mother Earth and diversify the economy. Red Deerian Ron Unrau agrees with Notley, and he is fully on board with the idea. “I’m generally in favour of being green, so I’m ac-




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tually in favour of it. From what I understand, Notley is trying try to reduce emissions so we don’t have to pay too much carbon tax. Something punitive like that is something motivational,” said Unrau. Although many in Red Deer don’t agree with Bill 20, Premier Rachel Notley said the bill makes Alberta a “world leader” on climate change after years of neglect. The new framework will see the province first cut the rate of growth in greenhouse gas emissions, with real reductions kicking in by 2030.

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City of Lacombe Police Service Const. Jeff Hewitt, right, and special Olympian Warren Campbell, left, sit down with Boston Pizza customers Heather and Lorne Rye of Lacombe during the Cops, Pop and Pizza event at the restaurant Saturday. Local Special Olympians joined law enforcement members Saturday as they raised funds and awareness for the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Alberta BRIEFS Flu shots now available Albertans get a chance to protect themselves and others against influenza starting today. Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program is offered free of charge to every Albertan six months of age and older. The program will make the vaccine available at hundreds of Alberta Health Services public influenza immunization clinics, as well as some pharmacists and physician offices around the province. “We are already seeing cases of influenza in Alberta,” said Dr. Digby Horne, AHS medical health officer. “You many be healthy now, but without immunization, everyone is at risk. Prevention is your only protection.” Immunization is the most effective method of protecting against the virus, Horne said. Last year, more than 1,600 Albertans were hospitalized with influenza

and 62 died in six months. For more information, including local clinic schedules visit influenza or call Health Link at 811.

Pilot hurt as plane crash lands in Medicine Hat cemetery MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A small plane crash landed in a cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alta. Saturday night. Sgt. Jeff Wieschorster of the Medicine Hat Police Service said the pilot — a 64-year-old local man — suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He was the only person on board the single engine Beechcraft Sierra 35. Sgt. Wieschorster said the Medicine Hat control tower received a Mayday call from the plane around 8 p.m., just before it went down in the Hillside Cemetery, about one kilometre short of the airport. There was no word late Saturday night about the exact nature of the distress call. However, Transportation Safety Board investigator John Lee said he planned to talk to the pilot on Sunday to try to determine exactly what happened. The cemetery, meantime, sustained only minor property damage.

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — The Conservatives are hoping to rally their traditional power base to retain hold on a sprawling southern Alberta federal riding that hasn’t elected a Liberal MP in 48 years. Monday’s byelection in the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner was called after MP Jim Hillyer died of a heart attack earlier this year in his Parliament Hill office. The riding, formerly known as Medicine Hat, was renamed following electoral redistribution in 2012. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the riding earlier this month in an effort to boost the chances of Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto, a local businessman. Trudeau attracted about 2,500 people hoping to catch a glimpse of him. A Calgary political scientist says the Liberals aren’t likely to win the election, despite the numbers Trudeau attracted in a province that went Conservative blue in all but five ridings in last fall’s federal election. “He’s got that star power. No question. There’s a celebrity element in this. (People) want to see him and know a little more about him,” Lori Williams, from Mount Royal University, said of Trudeau. “(But) Hillyer won the riding with 67 per cent of the vote … The Liberals got 26 per cent, so that’s a pretty steep margin to overcome.” Williams said the Liberals had more resources to pour into the campaign because it was a byelection. She also suggested the possibility of having a local MP at the cabinet table might influence some people to be open to change. “For all those reasons, the Liberals have a greater chance than they would in a general election, but it’s still a long shot.” The last MP Medicine Hat voters elected who wasn’t from a right-of-centre party was Bud Olson. He was originally voted in as a member of the Social Credit, crossed to the Liberals and was re-elected when the party swept to power under Pierre Trudeau in 1968. Olson lost in 1972, and the riding

‘PEOPLE HERE ARE FRUSTRATED. THEY’RE ANGRY. IT WAS DEMONSTRATED WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER WAS HERE. IT MOBILIZED A WHOLE SET OF PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE MAY HAVE BEEN APATHETIC. IT’S MOBILIZED THEM TO ACTION.’ GLEN MOTZ CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE has been on the right of the political spectrum ever since with MPs from the Progressive Conservatives, Reform, Canadian Alliance or Conservative parties. Conservative candidate Glen Motz isn’t taking anything for granted. “It’s not over until the last vote is counted. Our team has had the mentality and the work ethic that we are in last place … and we are working with that in mind until the polls close,” said Motz, 58, a retired Medicine Hat police officer. He said Trudeau’s visit to Medicine Hat motivated a number of Conservative voters angry over job losses and the economic downturn. “People here are frustrated. They’re angry. It was demonstrated when the prime minister was here. It mobilized a whole set of people who otherwise may have been apathetic. It’s mobilized them to action.” Sakamoto, 66, acknowledged he voted for Progressive Conservative Bob Porter in the past, but said it was a vote for the man, not the party. He said he remembers being a teenager when Pierre Trudeau visited Medicine Hat. “He had a rally at that time with Bud Olson … I was caught up in that crowd and also his message of hope. I was inspired as a teenager and that was a very big event for us in Medicine Hat,” Sakamoto said. “Our previous prime minister (Stephen Harper), who lives 2 ½ hours up the road, never appeared once here. Not once in 10 years and there’s a feeling that we are a forgotten corner. That kind of resonates.” The four other candidates in the byelection are Bev Waege from the NDP, Rod Taylor with the Christian Heritage party, Libertarian Sheldon Johnston and Kayne Cooper of the Rhinoceros party.



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Liberals take gamble by reversing election promises PAUL WELLS OPINION


hat’s a government to do when promises start to unravel? We’re about to find

out. The Trudeau Liberals’ 2015 platform took quite a knocking this month. Electoral reform? Not if Canadians don’t want it, says Justin Trudeau, while continuing to resist the obvious mechanism — a referendum — for finding out whether they do. More generosity on health care? Actually, Stephen Harper’s plan for modest growth to transfers is fine, thanks. “Targeted federal funding” for provinces to implement “their own” carbon pricing policies? Trudeau announced a very different plan in Ottawa while federal and provincial environment ministers were meeting in Montreal. Well, new times demand new plans. And just in time, here comes the Liberals’ 2016 platform: Higher immigration, more foreign direct investment in Canada and a bigger stake for outside investors in Canadian infrastructure. It’s not what Canadians voted for in an election only a year ago. But the author of the new plan – Dominic Barton,

the influential head of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth – hopes to make the shock more palatable by dangling the prospect of a $15,000 raise for the average Canadian family by 2030. This oughta be fun. Barton is the global head of McKinsey & Co., the consulting firm. His mandate is to find ways the government can add a percentage point to Canada’s rate of economic growth. If such a thing were easy, everyone would be doing it. The committee he leads is full of blue-chip business leaders, a Canadian Establishment for the 21st century. He is so close to Morneau and to Trudeau’s circle of advisers that even after he took this volunteer advisory gig, Trudeau kept trying – so far without luck – to recruit Barton as Canada’s new ambassador to China. These people talk all the time. There is zero chance that anything in Barton’s first report comes as a surprise to anyone in Morneau’s or Trudeau’s office. Barton’s new gospel is a classic case of preaching to the choir. His proposals are bold. He says so himself. Repeatedly. He wants to increase immigration by 50 per cent in five years, to 450,000, through an increase in the economic immigration stream. He wants to make it far easier for growing firms to get highly skilled employees into the country, essentially recasting the Temporary For-

eign Worker program as a pipeline for MBAs, not unskilled labour. Barton also wants Trudeau to create a new agency to attract foreign direct investment. This would be on the other end of the ideological universe from Pierre Trudeau’s Foreign Investment Review Agency, the central institution of early-1970s Canadian economic nationalism. Even Stephen Harper’s wariness about many investments – for instance, those by Chinese state-owned enterprises in an Alberta oilpatch that was substantially privatized not that long ago – would go by the boards in Barton’s vision. Finally, Barton calls for a Canadian Infrastructure Development Bank, to bridge the gap between Canada’s bottomless need for roads, rails and transmission lines, and global investors’ need for steady returns on investment. I wrote about this part of Barton’s plan, which is already Morneau’s and Trudeau’s, at length here last weekend. The scale of their ambition here is breathtaking. “Examples include toll highways and bridges, high-speed rail, port and airport expansions, smart city infrastructure, national broadband infrastructure, power transmission and natural resource infrastructure,” Barton writes airily. This week all kinds of questions have already been raised about how this beast would work in real life. What happens if an investor gets cold feet, or goes bankrupt, five years into

a 20-year project? What if no investors want to back projects in Atlantic Canada, where every MP these days is a Liberal? To smooth over such objections, Barton suggests his recommendations, taken together, would boost real, pretax median annual household income by $15,000 by 2030. That’s a raise from $79,000 in 2014 to about $105,000 in 2030, whereas it is currently projected to hit somewhere around $90,000. That target date is at least three federal elections in the future. Makes accountability tricky. There’s a precedent for this manoeuvre. In 1994, a year after Jean Chrétien’s government was elected, the Liberal finance minister of the day, Paul Martin, released a purple-covered book with the imposing title, A New Framework For Economic Policy. It announced that the Keynesian pro-growth policies Chrétien had run and won on were now postponed, in favour of fighting deficits. Barton’s recommendations work essentially the same trick in reverse. The cost of such quick-change acts is measured in confusion and voter cynicism. Their success, Liberals hope now as they did then, is paid in the hard coin of a strong economy. It’s a gamble. Paul Wells is a syndicated Torstar national affairs writer.

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One size family policy doesn’t fit all BY PETER JON MITCHELL ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES


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under age 16 has declined from about 1.5 million in 1976 to about a half a million by 2015. The change over almost 40 years is significant. But the most dramatic decline occurred before 1991, with a slower decline since then. In fact, the number of stay-at-home parents has been comparatively stable over the past five years. Statistics Canada’s definition of a stay-at-home parent excludes job seekers, those unable to work or those pursuing education. While the definition provides a consistent measure for nearly 40 years of data, it excludes some people who function as stay-athome parents but don’t meet the definition. Single-earning couple families, whether they meet the definition of stay-at-home or not, account for about 22 per cent of all families with at least one child under 16 years old. Dual-earner couple families with at least one child under 16 make up about 55 per cent of all families. While we might assume that dual-earning couples are the norm, there 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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is diversity within that group when it comes to hours worked. A significant portion of parents (25 per cent) are employed part-time, providing more flexibility in managing unpaid labour at home. Another aspect to consider is that work patterns within families often change as children grow. Those work patterns also change in response to the labour market. For example, the portion of stay-athome fathers has risen over the past 40 years, yet these gains reversed during times of economic growth. As in the past, moms remain more likely to be the stay-at-home parent. When compared to moms in dual-earning families and single-earner couple families where mom works, stay-at-home moms in Canada are more likely to be younger, have younger children, and are twice as likely to have more than two children. As children grow older, at least a portion of some stay-at-home parents will re-enter the labour force, part time or full time. Then there are single parents to

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consider. They face unique challenges in managing paid employment and unpaid labour at home. What this all means is that families employ various strategies to organize their work and family. Employers and employees both benefit when flex and compressed work schedules are available, providing more options for working parents. The U.S. election campaign suggests that many voters expect the state to subsidize raising children. This was certainly an issue in last fall’s Canadian federal election. If the state is to be involved, policy packages should be designed with the flexibility to accommodate the various ways families organize their lives. Tax refunds and cash payments to parents are preferable tools that provide parents with the flexibility to navigate their own preferences for paid work and the care of children. That way, government’s role in raising families is controlled by families. Troy Media columnist Peter Jon Mitchell is senior researcher at Cardus.

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Advocates battle to ease abortion pill hurdles BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Sexual health advocates are intent on making Canada the most permissive country in the world for a heavily regulated abortion pill expected to hit shelves next month. Mifegymiso has been available elsewhere for nearly 30 years and is approved for use in more than 60 countries with varying restrictions. In some cases, that includes the demand that only a doctor be allowed to hand the drug to the patient — rather than a pharmacist — and that the woman swallow the pill at a clinic in front of her physician, instead of privately in the comfort of her own home. It appeared similar restrictions were imposed when Health Canada approved the drug, but ongoing pressure seems to be loosening several key conditions as its expected November debut approaches. The federal regulator issued a clarification last week stressing that a woman does not need to ingest the drug in front of a doctor at a clinic, as is required in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Sweden. And the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia vowed to allow its pharmacists to dispense the drug, as is allowed in Australia under certain conditions. Pharmacists are not allowed to dispense the drug in the United States, U.K., France, the Netherlands or Sweden. Meanwhile, a call-to-action led by the B.C. doctors and advocacy groups including the Ottawa-based Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is hammering away at other perceived hurdles to accessibility: including its $300 cost, certification requirements for the prescribing doctors, and limiting use to no more than seven weeks after a woman’s last period. “Why should abortion medication be subject to that scrutiny? It shouldn’t be,� executive director Sandeep Prasad said of the myriad restrictions on the drug, also known as RU-486. “It’s only the case because it is abortion that we’re talking about and people have problems with that, people are against it and that’s really the issue. It’s a stigmatized service and that’s really unfortunate.� A spokesman for Health Canada said guidelines are based on data provided by the drug’s Canadian distributor, Celopharma Inc., and cannot be changed without a revised submission from the company. For its part, Celopharma said it’s working on a revision that would increase the drug’s recommended use to nine weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period. The United States currently permits use up to 10 weeks.

It also expressed intent to let pharmacists handle the drug themselves. “Mifegymiso should be treated like any other medication in so far as dispensing directly to the patient,� president Paula Tenenbaum said by email. “Pharmacy dispensing allows for greater minimization of risks, diminishes the gap between rural and urban access.� The company said it’s also including an explicit reference to the possibility of telemedicine as an option for medical supervision, since access to abortion services in rural and remote areas has been especially contentious. “It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction,� said Tenenbaum. She said the company expects to submit the application “later this month or early next month� but that Health Canada has 300 days to review the changes. Mifegymiso, which was approved by Health Canada on July 29, 2015, is a combination of two drugs taken on separate days. Mifepristone is taken first to block the hormone progesterone, which helps prepare the lining of the uterus for pregnancy. This causes the lining to break down and shed. Then it’s followed 24 to 48 hours later by misoprostol, which causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy. Outspoken critic Dr. Wendy Norman traced the hard-line approach to the drug back to France, 28 years ago, when concerns surrounded its safety and potential adverse reactions. But she said more is known about the drug today, while a pharmacist’s role has increased significantly in health-care teams. “I think there was no consideration for how things have advanced in that last 25 years and how important dispensing safety is now,� said Norman. The Vancouver doctor also expressed concern over the ability of women in rural and remote communities to access the drug. “If your own family doctor could do this as a reasonable addition to their practice and your own pharmacist and your own town could dispense it, that saves you having to leave your kids and leave your job and travel hours away to get to the big city centre for a normal reproductive health service,� she said. Health Canada said it won’t stand in the way of the B.C. college’s decision to allow pharmacists to dispense directly to patients, acknowledging that it’s the provincial licensing bodies that regulate the practice of doctors and pharmacists. Prasad said there are still outstanding issues, noting he’d like to see the gestational limit expanded to 10 weeks from the current seven.


Dr. Wendy Norman stands for a photograph at the B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Sexual health advocates are intent on making Canada the most permissive country in the world for a heavily regulated abortion pill expected to hit shelves next month. Mifegymiso has been available elsewhere for nearly 30 years and is approved for use in more than 60 countries with varying restrictions.

A look at the abortion drug Mifegymiso TORONTO — The abortion drug Mifegymiso is expected to hit the Canadian market next month. A look: WHAT IS IT? Mifegymiso, also known as RU486, is a combination of two medications — mifepristone and misoprostol — used to provide a non-surgical option for early abortion. HOW DOES IT WORK? Mifegymiso must be used within the first 49 days of pregnancy and will only be available with a doctor’s prescription in Canada. Mifepristone halts the body’s production of progesterone, while misoprostol causes the uterus to contract. This ends the pregnancy within one to two days. The process is similar to a miscarriage. HOW IS IT USED? The drug is taken orally in pill form in two stages. The first step involves taking 200 mg of mifepristone. The second step occurs 24 to “By the time someone’s discovering that they are pregnant — trying to decide what to do about that and then seeking appropriate services and surmounting many barriers that exist in Canada to accessing abortion services

48 hours later, when four tablets of misoprostol are taken. It is up to the patient to decide when to take the tablets to allow planning so the entire process can fit within their schedule. Vaginal bleeding, cramps and the passing of some tissue commonly occurs within four hours, but in some cases may occur anywhere between 30 minutes and 48 hours after taking the misoprostol tablets. The bleeding lasts on average for 10 to 16 days. WHEN IS PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION REQUIRED? Patients should contact their doctor immediately if symptoms are experienced including prolonged heavy bleeding or severe cramping, cramping which is not improved by pain relief medication fever, chills or malaise lasting six hours or more any abnormal vaginal discharge severe abdominal pain and feeling sick (including weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, cramps, fatigue, chills) with or without a fever, more than 24 hours after taking the drug. — those three weeks make a lot of difference,� said Prasad, adding that only one in six Canadian hospitals provide abortion services. The other issue is the drug’s “considerable cost.�

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Monday, Oct. 24, 2016


Belgium urged to break trade deadlock BELGIAN FRANCOPHONE REGION THE LONE HOLDOUT OF CANADA-EU TRADE DEAL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS — If Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union’s landmark free deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider cancelling a signing ceremony scheduled for later in the week, sources said Sunday. Two officials with knowledge of the negotiations said that EU leaders plan to have telephone talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about cancelling the Thursday summit if Belgium’s support for the deal isn’t secured by the deadline. The officials asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the talks. The deal needs unanimity among the 28 EU nations, and Belgium needs unanimity among its regions. The francophone region of Wallonia, population 3.5 million, has been the lone holdout and refused to approve the trade pact. During the past week, Belgium missed two earli-

er deadlines and Canada briefly walked out of the trade talks before returning the next day. Yet, if Trudeau is expected to sign at an official summit on Thursday, precious little time is left. Without the guarantee the EU is ready to finalize the deal, there would be no reason to have the summit, an EU official said. The Belgian region of Wallonia has stood in the way of the CETA accord, short for Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. The deal between over 500 million EU citizens and 35 million Canadians would eliminate almost all tariffs. Politicians in Wallonia, which is smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey, argue that the proposed deal would undermine labour, environment and consumer standards and allow multinationals to crush local companies. They have vowed to thwart a pact that the world’s biggest trading bloc and Canada are eager to secure. New attempts were made to sway Wallonia leader Paul Magnette to sign on over the weekend.

Magnette said Wallonia still saw “some small difficulties.” A better deal would bolster EU standards and set a strong precedent for future trade talks between Europe and its trading partners, he said. Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked away from the talks Friday on the verge of tears, saying the EU appeared incapable of signing the deal. Yet, she came back for some discussions on Saturday. EU leaders have warned that failure to clinch the deal with Canada could ruin the bloc’s credibility as a trade partner and make it more difficult to strike such agreements with the United States, Japan and other allies. A similar free trade agreement being negotiated between the EU and the United States is facing far more opposition than the Canada pact. Progress on the American deal appears unlikely until a new U.S. president takes office in January.



Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna listens as she is introduced as the keynote speaker at the Canadian Climate Forum Symposium in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed last year to bring gender parity — an equal number of men and women — to the federal cabinet, responding to a question about “why” with the memorable retort, “because it’s 2015.”

Women in federal cabinet reflect on first year as ministers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed last year to bring gender parity — an equal number of men and women — to the federal cabinet, responding to a question about “why” with the memorable retort, “because it’s 2015.” Now that 2016 is on its way out, female ministers reflect on what it has been like to be a woman in cabinet, working with so many other women. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau: “(When we are sworn in), we say something like, ‘I swear that I will say, obviously the truth, but I will say what I think sincerely and honestly.’ So, the first time I had to give my opinion on an important subject, I was not really aligned with the others in the beginning. It took a lot of courage the first time to dare and say my word, and after that, another young cabinet minister thought the same thing as I did, and said so. Finally, when the decision was made, it was different and that was OK. But a couple of weeks after, an older, male minister came to us and said, ‘You know, young girls, you were right.’ The decision eventually changed a little and we adapted to the situation. That was interesting to see, that young women around the cabinet table could bring this fresh way of looking at things that was useful and complementary to the experience that was already

GENDER PARITY around the table.” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna: “I think maybe what stood out is that nothing stands out… There was discussion, I remember, in the lead-up to cabinet being announced, where people were saying, ‘Oh no, what’s this going to mean?’ and ‘Are you going to be able to find good women?’ And the reality is that the answer is, I think, yes. And then you get on with the business of governing and actually doing what we were elected to do and delivering on our promises.” Public Services Minister Judy Foote: “Being around a cabinet table isn’t something new for me. I’ve had the opportunity before to work with very talented individuals who really do want to make a difference. Being around the table now, with such a diverse group of individuals who bring so much to the table, is truly rewarding, because you get to learn from each other. And, of course, the fact that half of my colleagues are women — I keep saying, it’s not that we do it better, it’s that we do it differently, based on our experiences. So, that’s really interesting for me, because it’s the first time I’ve been at a cabinet table where you’ve had an equal number of men and women.”

TORONTO — The man convicted of killing eightyear-old Victoria Stafford seven years ago will ask Ontario’s top court for a new trial Monday, trying to pin the blame on his accomplice. Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 with no chance of parole for 25 years for kidnapping, sexual assault causing bodily harm and first-degree murder in the death of the Woodstock, Ont., girl. His former girlfriend, Terri-Lynne McClintic, pleaded guilty in 2010 to first-degree murder, initially telling police Rafferty killed the girl, but testifying at his trial that she delivered the fatal blows. Rafferty’s lawyer, Paul Calarco, argues in documents filed with the Court of Appeal for Ontario that the judge made several errors, including failing to warn the jury against relying on the testimony of McClintic, “a person of unsavoury character, with a serious history of violence and lying.” The Crown’s case was strongest on the kidnapping count, Calarco concedes, but since forensic evidence could not prove a sexual assault, that conviction was almost entirely dependent on McClintic’s version of events, he argues. “While the Crown had some evidence against Mr. Rafferty, the worst aspects of the case depend almost entirely on McClintic’s evidence,” Calarco writes. “It was essential the trial judge give a clear, sharp warning against relying on her in the absence of substantial corroboration.” But the Crown argues there was in fact a significant amount of corroboration. “Her testimony was supported by a compelling body of confirmatory evidence, including surveillance video footage cellphone records cell tower location data forensic evidence and analysis of the victim’s blood and DNA from the appellant’s car,” Crown lawyers Howard Leibovich and Randy Schwartz write in documents filed with the court. Defence at trial asked the judge not to give jurors such a warning, the Crown notes. The judge concluded that the jury could assess McClintic’s demeanour in videotaped police statements, as well he took into account that the defence could cross-examine her, the Crown argues. “The trial judge gave a fair and balanced charge and provided the jury with all the requisite tools to properly assess McClintic’s testimony without highlighting the confirmatory evidence,” the lawyers say. “In the context of this trial it was impossible for the jury to not have been aware of McClintic’s credibility problems. The trial judge properly exercised his discretion and committed no error.” Rafferty did not testify at trial, but argues in his appeal that he was “at most” an accessory after the fact to murder — a concept the judge did not put to the jury. His actions proven by evidence other than McClintic’s testimony, such as cleaning the scene, destroying evidence and giving a false alibi, are “equally consistent with being an accessory,” Calarco writes.

Key advisers to finance minister set lofty population goal 100-MILLION CANADIANS BY 2100 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Imagine Canada with a population of 100 million — roughly triple its current size. For two of the most prominent voices inside the Trudeau government’s influential council of economic advisers, it’s much more than a passing fancy. It’s a target. The 14-member council was assembled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau to provide “bold” advice on how best to guide Canada’s struggling economy out of its slow-growth rut. One of their first recommendations, released last week, called for a gradual increase in permanent immigration to 450,000 people a year by 2021 — with a focus on top business talent and international students. That would be a 50 per cent hike from the current level of about 300,000. The council members — along with many others, including Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains — argue that opening Canada’s doors to more newcomers is a crucial ingredient for expanding growth in the future. They say it’s particularly important as more and more of the country’s baby boomers enter their golden years, which eats away at the workforce. The conviction to bring in more immigrants is especially significant for at least two of the people around the advisory team’s table. Growth council chair Dominic Barton, the powerful global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey & Co., and Mark Wiseman, a senior managing director for investment management giant BlackRock Inc., are among the founders of a group dedicated to seeing the country responsibly expand its population as a way to help drive its economic potential.

The Century Initiative, a five-year-old effort by well-known Canadians, is focused on seeing the country of 36 million grow to 100 million by 2100. Without significant policy changes on immigration, the current demographic trajectory has Canada’s population on track to reach 53 million people by the end of the century, the group says on its website. That would place it outside the top 45 nations in population size, it says. Barton believes the demographic challenge will make Canada increasingly irrelevant over time, particularly given its already-small population size. “Relevance is not just determined by your population, but it’s a factor given all the strengths we have,” Barton, a sought-after expert who has consulted government and business leaders around the world, said in an interview. “Why wouldn’t we make that a strength if our diversity and multiculturalism is a strength, but it’s winnowing away as we’re getting older? Why wouldn’t we do the opposite and goose it?” He believes Canada’s international influence would grow considerably with a bigger population. On top of that, Barton said the world would benefit from having a larger version of Canada’s stable, diversified democracy and economy. “It’s a big number — to me, it’s more of an aspirational number,” he said when asked about the group’s goal. “It would obviously change the country considerably. It’s a different path… But I don’t think it’s crazy.” The discussions that eventually blossomed into Century Initiative began in 2011 during a weekend gathering of friends at Barton’s cottage in Ontario’s Muskoka region, north of Toronto. Sitting near the edge of Lake of Bays, surrounded by the Canadian Shield, they started brainstorming about the best ways to shelter the country’s economy from the gathering, predictable demographic storm.

‘IT’S A BIG NUMBER — TO ME, IT’S MORE OF AN ASPIRATIONAL NUMBER’ DOMINIC BARTON GROWTH COUNCIL CHAIR Barton said the first informal get-together was followed by a few other meetings, including two group treks into the High Arctic. “We were total nerds, basically,” he said of their talks about the costs and benefits of increasing immigration. The idea evolved and the group hired staffers and started funding research into the topic. Barton sees a dovetail between some of the ideas behind the Century Initiative and the growth council, but he says they are separate. In fact, behind the closed doors of the growth council meetings, Barton said the Century Initiative’s 100-million goal didn’t come up. He did acknowledge that he and Wiseman were among the biggest proponents behind the immigration-boosting idea that the group presented to Morneau. “Probably because Mark and I have been in (Century Initiative) we’re obviously more naturally bullish towards it,” said Barton, who also noted that there was a lot of debate on the scope of the immigration proposal. Some people in the room wanted a more-aggressive approach, while others were “nervous” about moving too quickly, he added. The Liberal government has committed to increasing immigration, but the cabinet minister in charge of the dossier has indicated that raising it to 450,000 in five years is likely too ambitious. “We have an aging population, we have labour shortages, but there are also constraints,” John McCallum, who will announce Ottawa’s 2017 target on Nov. 1, said last week. “It costs a lot of money. If we have more immigrants, we want to integrate them well.”


Monday, Oct. 24, 2016


‘Arctic has to be heard’



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Getting a jump on the ski season Jared Olsen, 15, of the Red Deer Nordic Ski Team, uses a pair of roller skis to practice his ski technique at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area on Saturday. Olsen was joined by his teammates, and members of teams from the University of Alberta, Augustana and the University of Calgary, for pre-season training in Red Deer. mains in effect for the area, with warnings of gale force winds, which have forced workers to stand down in recent days.


Stolen head from statue of Christ returned

BRIEFS Storms hamper attempt to clean up, contain fuel spill of B.C. coast BELLA BELLA, B.C. — Officials say booms containing a fuel spill from a sunken tug off British Columbia’s central coast have been replaced, but clean up crews continue to face harsh weather as they attempt to work in the area. A report on the downed Nathan E. Stewart says crews worked Saturday to replace sections of boom that broke apart amid three-metre-high waves and gale force winds on Friday. It remains unclear how much fuel spilled into the ocean as a result, but the tug had 220,000 litres on board when it ran aground and sank about 20 kilometres west of Bella Bella on Oct. 13, and less than half that amount has been recovered. Marilyn Slett, chief of the Heiltsuk First Nation, has said her community is in a state of shock over the incident and questions why more seaworthy booms weren’t installed after the tug boat initially sank. The latest situation report says crews are expected to skim the water’s surface to collect fuel on Sunday, and they also plan to install another boom around the spill. Environment Canada says a storm warning re-

SUDBURY, Ont. — The missing head of a statue of baby Jesus has been returned, and the bright orange clay head that replaced it has been removed. Gerard Lajeunesse, the priest at the Ste. Anne des Pins parish in Sudbury, Ont., says the head was returned to him on Friday. The statue had recently been fitted with the temporary clay head — topped with a spiky orange crown — crafted by a local artist, which garnered international attention and was compared online to a character on The Simpsons or to the infamously botched restoration of a fresco of Jesus in Spain. Lajeunesse says the stolen head was returned to him on Friday, by a woman he knew. He says the woman, who he wouldn’t identify, came upon the head through her work, but didn’t realize it belonged to the church until she saw the media reports about the orange replacement. Lajeunesse says the replacement had already been removed by the time he got the original head back. He says it was necessary to prevent the orange clay from staining the white stone of the statue. Lajeunesse says for now, the statue will remain headless. Before replacing it, the church needs to figure out how to secure it safely to the statue and prevent it from being stolen again.

Groups try to stave off offensive costumes UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNIONS TAKE STEPS TO EXCLUDE CULTURALLY INSENSITIVE ATTIRE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Geishas are out. Feathered headdresses are forbidden. And if you’re planning to wear a Bill Cosby or Caitlyn Jenner costume, you may not be welcome at your Halloween party of choice. A growing number of institutions are starting to take a more proactive approach to potentially offensive outfits by developing strategies and even explicit policies to prevent people from donning controversial getups. Costumes depicting specific cultural traditions are the most common focus of such efforts, which are making themselves felt in schools and universities. The student union at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., recently prepared a list of prohibited costumes for its annual Halloween bash. The list features any form of headdress, costumes that mock suicide or rape, those depicting transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner, or outfits featuring a culture’s traditional attire. Such approaches don’t always sit right with groups concerned with issues of censorship. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says Halloween forces people to walk a particularly fine line as they juggle cultural sensitivity with freedom of expression. Equality Program Director Noa Mendelsohn Aviv said Halloween is steeped in a long tradition of social activism which would not have been possible if participants were excessively concerned with offending others. She said the tradition of wearing costumes, for instance, often gave repressed members of the LGBTQ community opportunities to express themselves more fully at a time when such actions were discouraged. Context is everything when it comes to cultural costumes, she said, adding past and present social conditions can often conspire to make a costume feel offensive to the group being depicted. She said protesters should have every right to voice their displeasure, but celebrants should also be allowed to be offensive. “We have to be very careful not to repress that kind of expression,”

she said. “It’s very important there be room for all kinds of different personal and political and subversive and dissenting expression, and Halloween is a time when that really happens.” Mendelsohn Aviv praised one technique put into practice three years ago at McGill University, whose student union issued colour-coded tags to attendees of its 2014 Halloween party. Green tags meant the costume was considered appropriate, yellow tags were for those who’s choice of attire was considered questionable, and red tags were reserved for those believed to have crossed a line into offensive territory. Mendelsohn Aviv said social censure, rather than more active punishments, can be an effective way to give everyone a voice while still expressing that certain costumes may be in poor taste. Student Society vice-president of University Affairs Erin Sobat said the McGill has abandoned the colour-coding system in recent years and is now focused on educating people about appropriate costumes ahead of the 2016 festivities. Like Brock, McGill frowns upon cultural costumes but has not gone so far as to prepare a prohibited list. Sobat said the aim of the education workshops and campus posters is to make people think beyond their costumes and reflect on the messages they may be sending. “I think it’s worth asking who is doing the subverting and who is benefiting from that or not,” he said. “It’s easy, as a white person, to dress up as a black person for a day and then go back to being a white person and not having to face the daily discrimination and stereotyping that goes along with that.” Hughes views it somewhat different, arguing people’s feelings are valid whether the costume-wearer agrees with them or not. “It’s not for me to say, ‘that shouldn’t affect you that way,”’ he said. “If it does, it does.” The Toronto District School Board said in an email that it doesn’t have any policy specifically related to Halloween costumes, but expects any get up to “comply with the board’s appropriate dress policy.”

A delegation of Arctic aboriginals that includes Canadian Inuit will use its first appearance before the group that regulates global shipping to argue that it shouldn’t be its last. “The voice of the Arctic has to be heard,” said longtime Inuit leader Tagak Curley, one of five presenters from Canada, the United States and Russia. They are to speak during a meeting of the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations body of 171 countries that sets rules for worldwide trade on the high seas. The delegation is to make a lunch-time presentation to the organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in London on Wednesday. There are also plans to meet directly with the influential body’s secretary-general Kitack Lim. The appearance — believed to be the first time the body has met with Arctic aboriginals — comes as the organization’s Polar Code which governs Arctic shipping traffic goes into effect in January. Maritime traffic through Arctic waters is still low. But visits by cruise ships are increasing and people such as Curley want adequate safeguards as thinning sea ice makes commercial shipping more feasible. “It will make a major impact on our food security,” Curley said. “We’re very much dependent on marine animals for our diet and sustenance.” Curley said the Polar Code, while welcome, doesn’t go far enough. It doesn’t, for example, prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. “We don’t need it up here,” said Curley. “That’s definitely one we’ll be pushing to see that is banned from the Arctic.” A spill of the heavy, viscous fuel would be difficult to clean up in the infrastructure-poor North. It’s also a major source of black carbon, a fine soot that settles on snow and sea ice, making it melt faster. It’s already banned in the Antarctic. Curley said indigenous people want to see shipping restricted to designated traffic lanes and to seasons that won’t harm marine mammals. “I would like to see we don’t have (shipping) 12 months of the year even if we have it ice free. Wildlife is easily impacted. Their breeding season is in the early spring and summer.” Curley said he hopes the International Maritime Organization will agree to create some kind of permanent status for Arctic aboriginals, so they have a voice in future talks on northern waters. “They need to consult with Inuit groups and Arctic people. There’s not enough consultation with the IMO,” he said.


Conservatives choose candidate to replace Harper BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Conservatives in Stephen Harper’s former constituency in Calgary have chosen a new candidate to represent their party. Businessman Bob Benzen beat out two other candidates to win the nomination for Calgary-Heritage on Saturday. The riding is currently unrepresented following Harper’s resignation in August. A byelection has not yet been called. Benzen paid tribute to Harper in a speech after his second-ballot win was announced, and credited the former prime minister for creating the Conservative party as it exists today. He called it an honour to succeed Harper as the riding’s candidate. “His whole decade of excellence was incredible and I’d really like to thank him for his 10 years of excel-

lence as prime minister and all the years he was an MP for us,” Benzen told party members after voting took place at Henry Wise Wood High School. Three “Re-Elect Stephen Harper” campaign signs served as part of the backdrop as he spoke. Benzen helped spearhead a campaign of print advertisements and billboards that thanked Harper following the Conservatives’ general election loss in October 2015. In that election, Harper won the riding with more than twice as many votes as his closest rival, Liberal Brendan Miles. Benzen ended his speech with criticism of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying Trudeau isn’t creating jobs, isn’t getting pipelines built and that Calgary buildings are sitting empty. “We’re going to send him a message that he’s not doing a good job,” he said.

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Hezbollah to stay in Syria BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — Fighting returned to Syria’s Aleppo Sunday after a cease-fire to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city’s besieged eastern districts expired with no evacuations. As rebels and pro-government forces battled in the contested city’s southern countryside, a pro-opposition media outlet circulated footage of a powerful and hard-line Islamist rebel coalition announcing that the campaign to break the government’s siege of the city’s east would begin “within hours.” Jaish al-Fatah commander Ali Abu Adi al-Aloush told the Qasioun News Agency that “zero hour has drawn near,” and that militants and kamikaze fighters had begun moving toward Aleppo. It was unclear when the interview was recorded. A second northern Syrian rebel coalition meanwhile warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city. Meanwhile in Lebanon, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah cast the insurgency against Syrian Presi-

dent Bashar Assad as a facade designed to weaken Iran’s regional access and make “changes to the map”, vowing to stay in the country until it could “defeat the apostate project.” Nasrallah in a speech Sunday afternoon said the Syrian rebellion is “not about the fall of the regime, but about targeting the axis of resistance,” a reference to the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah alliance. Assad has long provided a corridor for Iranian weapons shipments to the Lebanese militant group which grew out of the resistance to the Israeli occupation of Lebanon’s south between 1982 and 2000. Thousands of Hezbollah fighters are on the ground in Syria in defence of Assad’s government and senior commanders in Iran’s powerful Republican Guard are in advisory positions. Government artillery shelled the strategically important village of Khan Touman, which overlooks the highway connecting Aleppo and government-held cities in the centre of the country, the activist-run Shahba Press reported Sunday. Rebels led by al-Qaida-linked militants took the town from government forces in a surprising advance last May, dealing a

setback to the joint Russian-Syrian campaign to expel rebels from Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported incremental advances for pro-government forces against al-Qaidalinked Fatah al-Sham Front militants in the city’s southern countryside. Al-Manar TV, run by Hezbollah, broadcast footage of tanks and fighters advancing under heavy fire along a ridge reportedly in the Aleppo countryside. A spokesman for the Nour el-Din al-Zinki rebel faction in Aleppo said an operation to break the government’s siege of the rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo was “coming.” Yasser al-Yousef clarified rebels would not target civilians in Aleppo’s government-held districts, but warned of collateral damage from the anticipated operations. The escalations follow the conclusion of a threeday cease-fire arranged by the Russian and Syrian military commands to allow rebels and civilians to leave eastern Aleppo. No evacuations were seen during the period.

Looking past Trump, Clinton tries to help Dems BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DURHAM, N.C. — Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican-controlled House. Though Trump’s campaign insisted Sunday it was premature to count him out, it’s Clinton whose path to winning the White House has only grown wider in the race’s final weeks. Even longtime Republican strongholds such as Utah and Arizona suddenly appear within her reach on Nov. 8, enticing Democrats to campaign hard in territory they haven’t won for decades. The shifting political map has freed Clinton and her well-funded campaign to spend time and money helping other Democrats in competitive races. Clinton said she didn’t “even think about responding” to Trump anymore and would instead spend the final weeks on the road “emphasizing the importance of electing Democrats down the ballot.” “We’re running a co-ordinated campaign, working hard with gubernatorial, Senate and House candidates,” said Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager. And for good reason. After a merciless two-year campaign, the next president will face the daunting task of governing a bitterly divided nation. If Clinton wins, her prospects for achieving her goals will be greatly diminished unless her victory is accompanied by major Democrat-

ic gains in Congress. “We’ve got to do the hard and maybe most important work of healing, healing our country,” Clinton said Sunday at Union Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. For Democrats, there’s another reason to try to run up the score. With Trump warning he may contest the race’s outcome if he loses, Clinton’s campaign is hoping for an overwhelming Democratic victory that would undermine any attempt by Trump to claim the election had been stolen from him. In a rare admission of fallibility by the typically boastful Trump, his campaign acknowledged he’s trailing Clinton as Election Day nears. “We are behind. She has some advantages,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said. Still, she added, “We’re not giving up. We know we can win this.” Conway laid out in granular detail Trump’s potential path to winning: victories in Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Nevada and Ohio, to start. If Trump prevents Arizona and Georgia from falling to Democrats and adds in some combination of Colorado, Virginia, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, he could reach the 270 electoral votes needed, Conway said. It won’t be easy. A current Associated Press analysis of polling, demographic trends and other campaign data rates Virginia as solidly Democratic, while Colorado, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania are all leaning Democratic. Arizona, remarkably, is a toss-up. Campaigning Sunday in Florida,


President Barack Obama speaks at a rally Sunday, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Obama was in Nevada to boost Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and help Democrats in their bid to retake control of the Senate. Trump called for voters to elect a Republican House and Senate that would “swiftly enact” his priorities, which include overhauling taxes, restoring higher spending on defence and repealing the Affordable Care Act. “We can enact our whole plan in the first 100 days — and we will,” Trump said. If Clinton wins, Democrats would need a net gain of four Senate seats to retake the majority. House control would be much harder, considering Republicans currently enjoy their

largest House majority since 1931. Democrats would need a 30-seat gain, a feat they haven’t accomplished in roughly four decades. Clinton’s nascent focus on helping fellow Democrats comes with an inherent contradiction. For months, she deliberately avoided the strategy employed by other Democrats of trying to saddle all Republicans with an unpopular Trump. In August, she said Trump represented the “radical fringe,” rather than the mainstream of the Republican Party.

Pentagon chief seeks closer assessment of Mosul fight CARTER MEETS WITH KURDISH LEADERS NEAR BATTLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Migrants run past a fire near a makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Sunday. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they describe as a “humanitarian” operation.

Fear and questions hang over doomed French migrant camp BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CALAIS, France — Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for destruction. But the scene that would pass for normal on another day at the slum-like camp in the northern port town of Calais nicknamed the “jungle” was anything but routine. On Monday, 60 buses are set to transport 3,000 migrants to reception centres scattered around France. By week’s end, the camp is to be emptied and destroyed. “Tomorrow the jungle is finished. You know it, right?” Enrika Kareivaite, a volunteer with aid group Care4Calais, told a group of migrants. Police and volunteers will be on hand, she said, “and we will ask you to leave with us together, OK?” After nightfall, groups of migrants used portable toilets to set huge bonfires on a sandy no-man’s land on the camp’s edge that authorities carved out earlier this year to push camp inhabitants away from a road leading to port and ferries to England. Scores of riot police were keeping watch, and some occasionally charged the groups igniting the flames. The evacuation of at least 6,486 migrants — aid

groups have estimated 8,300 — has been in the works for two months and is expected to take a week. It is unfolding as a complex ballet of lines, interviews, and bus rides to the unknown. The people at the camp, who will be allowed to pick two regions of a country they don’t know as their intended destination, were just learning the details Sunday. “The objective has been reached. We have more than 7,000 places. We have a place for everyone,” Calais’ Social Cohesion Director Serge Szarzynski said Sunday. But most migrants encountered were unaware of how the operation was to proceed and unsure where their next landing place would be. Aid groups and official organizations still were putting out word that the camp’s days were numbered. Some people staying at the camp said they fear ending up in unwelcoming villages with few economic opportunities instead of cities, a real possibility. “And there are rumours here that they are taking them to warehouses,” said Tariq Shinnari, a 26-year old Iraqi who has applied for asylum in France. Shinnari said camp residents who want to end up in the United Kingdom are more worried than those who hope to remain in France. Calais lies on the French side of the English Channel, and migrants who have tried to board ferries and trucks making the crossing have repeatedly been turned back.

IRBIL, Iraq — U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to wrest Mosul from the militants. Carter met with Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, as well as U.S. service members, who are not far from the battle. The Pentagon chief said Barzani reported some good news about peshmerga gains against IS in Bashiqa, about 15 miles (24 kilometres) northeast of Mosul. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told reporters that the information he has gathered suggests Barzan was correct and that there has been “considerable success” in the town. Townsend said he didn’t know whether any fighting was still going on in the town centre and whether every house had been cleared, but he largely confirmed the peshmerga’s success and said the Kurdish forces merit recognition for their success. Carter said he wants to see military operations to isolate IS fighters in Raqqa, Syria, to begin “as soon as possible.” He said there will be simultaneous operations in Mosul and Raqqa, and that the United States would co-ordinate in Raqqa with its partners. The U.S. has been working with Syrian rebel fighters. Townsend said the U.S.-led coalition has had success killing IS leaders, which helps with the Raqqa fight. During the meeting with Barzani, Carter praised the efforts of the Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, and acknowledged their battle losses. “They fight extremely well. But because they’re fighting hard, they suffer … casualties,” said Carter, who spent Saturday in Baghdad getting updates from his military leadership and meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The U.S. is prepared to provide additional support for the fight if requested by Iraq and U.S. commanders, Carter said in the capital. Peshmerga Brig. Gen. Halgord Hekmet, a spokesman for the Kurdish forces, told reporters that 25 of their troops have been killed since the battle to retake Mosul began and a “large number” had been wounded. Speaking through an interpreter, he said the peshmerga have had good coalition air support, but could use more military resources, especially armoured vehicles. He said that most of the fallen peshmerga were riding in regular cars and were more vulnerable. A second priority, he said, would be more devices to help detect roadside bombs.



Mega media merger in the works AT&T IS REPORTEDLY IN TALKS TO BUY TIME WARNER FOR $80B BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Grab some popcorn — AT&T wants to take you to the movies. At least that’s the word on Wall Street after several reports citing unnamed sources said the giant phone company is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN. AT&T is said to be offering $80 billion or more, a massive deal that would shake up the media landscape. The acquisition would combine a telecom giant that owns a leading cellphone business, DirecTV and Internet service with the company behind some of the world’s most popular entertainment, including Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory and professional basketball. It would be the latest in a scramble of tie-ups between the owners of digital distribution networks — think cable and phone companies — and entertainment and news providers, all aimed at shoring up businesses upended by the Internet. SECOND TIME AROUND FOR TIME WARNER? The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that the boards of AT&T and Time Warner were meeting to approve the deal. Neither company returned calls requesting comment. If the reported price holds true, it would make Time Warner the target of the two largest media-company acquisitions on record, according to Dealogic. The highest was AOL’s disastrous $94 billion acquisition of Time Warner at the end of the dot-com boom. Regulators would have to sign off on the deal, no certain thing. The prospect of another media giant on the horizon has already drawn fire on the campaign trail. Speaking in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump vowed to kill it if elected because it concentrates too much “power in the hands of too few.” Shares of AT&T, as is typical of acquirers in large deals, fell on reports of the deal Friday, ending the day down 3 per cent. MEDIA MERGER MANIA Companies that provide phone and Internet connections are investing in media to find new revenue sources and ensure they don’t get relegated to being just “dumb pipes.” Verizon bought AOL last year and has now proposed a deal for Yahoo to build a digital-ad business. Comcast bought NBCUniversal in 2011. AT&T has been active, too. After its attempt to buy wireless competitor T-Mobile was scrapped in 2011 following opposition from regulators, the company doubled down on television by purchasing satellite-TV company DirecTV for $48.5 billion. AT&T is expected to offer a streaming TV package, DirecTV Now, by the end of the year, aimed at people who have dropped their cable subscriptions or never had one. The pressure on AT&T has been intense. The venerable phone company with roots back to Alexander Graham Bell has to contend with slowing growth in wireless services, given that most Amer-

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ABOVE: Pedestrians walk by an entrance to the Time Warner Center in New York. On Saturday, several reports citing unnamed sources said AT&T, right, is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN.

icans already have smartphones, and it faces new competitors for that business from cable companies. Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service for its customers next year. Buying Time Warner may be “a good defensive move” against Comcast as the cable giant continues stretching into new businesses, New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin said in a Friday note. Comcast also bought movie studio DreamWorks Anima-

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Starving protesters take fight against Muskrat Falls to Ottawa



NEW YORK — Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the Internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major Internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States. The hacker group claiming responsibility says that the day’s antics were just a dry run and that it has its sights set on a much bigger target. And the attackers now have a secret weapon in the increasing array of Internet-enabled household devices they can subvert and use to wreak havoc in the cyberworld. MEET THE FIRE HOSE Manchester, New Hampshire-based Dyn Inc. said its server infrastructure was hit by distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. These work by overwhelming targeted machines with junk data traffic — sort of like knocking someone over by blasting them with a fire hose. The attack temporarily blocked some access to popular websites from across America and Europe such as Twitter, Netflix and PayPal.

An Inuk artist protesting the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador says he’s lost more than eight kilograms after ten days of consuming nothing but water but is prepared to die for his cause. Billy Gauthier says he ate his last meal — salmon — on Oct. 13. “Being Labradorians, we’re stubborn and we’re strong, so we don’t believe we can’t win,” Gauthier said in a phone interview Sunday. “Hopefully this will be fixed fairly soon … If it takes my death, it will only make my people stronger.” Supporters gathered around the Human Rights monument in Ottawa on Sunday to support Gauthier along with two other protesters, Delilah Saunders and Jerry Kohlmeister. They are trying to draw attention to their protest over planned flooding of a reservoir that critics fear could pose health risks to Inuit communities and other residents living in the Lake Melville region of Labrador. Saunders and Kohlmeister, who both hail from Goose Bay, are sustaining themselves with liquid broth, Gauthier said. The three protesters donned face masks as they made their way to Ottawa, their air travel in part funded by a GoFundMe account that has raised more

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tion in August. POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES Even if the AT&T deal overcame opposition in Washington, it’s possible that regulators might place so many conditions on the bigger company that the combination might not make sense.

than $9,000. Each carried a bottle of Labradorian river water to be used in a water ceremony at the protest. Meanwhile, around 50 protesters remain on the construction site near Happy Valley-Goose Bay after breaking into the grounds Saturday afternoon. Nalcor Energy, the Crown corporation behind the multibillion-dollar hydro project, issued a statement saying 700 workers had been “were peacefully and safely escorted” off the site due to safety concerns. The group appealed to the federal government to force Nalcor to fully clear the land that will be flooded to create a 41-square-kilometre reservoir. Research from Harvard University suggests that removing topsoil and trees from the land before flooding could reduce the risk of methylmercury contamination in the waters near the project. “Billy, Jerry and Delilah are our children … I’ve added the two beyond me as my children and they call me mom,” Gauthier’s mother Mitzi Wall, who accompanied the group to Ottawa, told the crowd in an emotional speech Sunday. “There has to be someone out there that is in a position to make a difference regarding Muskrat Falls who has gotten to where they are for the right reasons.” Please see PROTEST on Page A10

Market volatility a growing concern for all investors TALBOT BOGGS MONEYWISE Whether you’re just starting out, in mid-life growing a family or about to enter retirement, market volatility seems to be a worry for all investors in all seasons of life. A recent study by Edward Jones has found that Canadians generally are uncertain about their ability to withstand market volatility. Forty-two per cent are hoping but aren’t sure they could weather a financial storm. Only 22 per cent are confident they are prepared no matter what happens to the market. Feelings of uncertainly were prevalent across all age groups. Thirty-five per cent over the age of 18 said they were unsure of their ability to brave uncertain markets. Only 17 per cent in the 35-54 age group expressed confidence about market volatility while among Canadians over 55 only 23 per cent felt there are prepared to face unstable markets. “Markets, like the weather, can be unpredictable,” says Patrick French, principal of client financial strategies with Edward Jones. “Having a solid,

long-term financial strategy is the best tool to help steer through cloudy days. If you’re concerned about the strength of your portfolio and how your strategy suits your particular life stage, creating and regularly reviewing a written financial strategy with a financial professional is important to help ensure you are prepared for the best and worst of times.” A study by the Financial Planning Standards Council found that people who have a comprehensive financial plan are more likely to feel they are on track with their financial affairs than those who do no or limited planning. This included feeling better about being on track to retire, save, handle unexpected emergencies and tough economic times, and ensuring loved ones are looked after financially if something unexpected happens. Generally, people with a financial plan feel better about being able to live life today and have a higher level of emotional and financial well-being, overall contentment and sense of achievement. Early investors have a longer workforce time horizon and therefore may have a higher tolerance to risk and may not be as bothered by periods of market volatility as more mature investors. Mid-life investors who likely have families to care for may be tempted to completely avoid investing in precarious times. Having and regularly reviewing a long-term strat-

egy can help them feel more secure and keep them invested. Building a secure income is one of the most important factors for those preparing for and in retirement. As you move closer to retirement think about how your portfolio will generate sustainable income through retirement. Volatility will happen. A well-constructed financial strategy will anticipate periods of volatility French recommends investors review their goals, risk tolerance and portfolios at least once, but preferably more, during periods of volatility. “During down times don’t get discouraged to the point that you opt out of the market because no one can predict when a downturn will end of the market will rally and you don’t want to be on the sideline when they do,” French says. “The biggest gains can occur in the early stages of an upward trend and if you’re not investing or paying attention to your portfolio it could begin to stagnate or become unbalanced. A robust strategy and a strong relationship with a professional adviser can help individuals take advantage of situations rather than react in an emotional way.” Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.


Business BRIEFS Banking boss says firms preparing to leave UK before EU exit LONDON — The head of the British Bankers’ Association has warned that financial firms are planning to start leaving London within weeks because of uncertainty about the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. Chief executive Anthony Browne said in an article published Sunday that banks fear EU politicians will erect trade barriers with Britain in a bid to undermine the City of London, currently Europe’s pre-eminent financial district. They also fear U.K.-based financial firms will lose the right to conduct business across the bloc. Browne wrote in The Observer newspaper that bankers’ “hands are quivering over the relocate button.” He said “many smaller banks plan to start relocations before Christmas bigger banks are expected to start in the first quarter of next year.” Browne said tariffs would hurt both Britain and the EU, but that economic arguments might lose out amid hardening political rhetoric from both sides. He said national governments might “try to use the EU exit negotiations to build walls across the Channel to split Europe’s integrated financial market in two, in order to force jobs from London.” Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that “Brexit means Brexit,” suggesting her government is unwilling to compromise to keep Britain within the EU’s single market. British ministers have stressed the need for the country to control immigration — a conflict with the EU’s principle of free movement. EU leaders have said ending free movement will make it impossible for the U.K. to stay in the single market. The British government said in a statement that it was “keenly aware of the importance of the financial services sector to the U.K. economy.” It said British officials “have the resources required to get the best deal for the U.K.”

If you don’t like paying for banking fees, you don’t have to: experts Bank fees are bothersome – but they are often avoidable. The American Bankers Association estimates that 61 per cent of Americans pay nothing for bank ser-

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 vices. But that still leaves a sizeable number of folks who regularly shell out cash just to access their own money. ATM fees, overdraft fees and monthly account maintenance fees are the ones most commonly faced by consumers, according to Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at McBride and other experts say there are ways, however, to minimize or eliminate these annoying and sometimes costly fees. OVERDRAFT: Keep close tabs on transactions and account balances to avoid overdrawing your account. If you share the account with a spouse or someone else, make sure you have a system in place for sharing and tracking this information. And if you do overdraw, rectify the situation as soon as possible to keep additional fees from piling up. One easy way to avoid overdrafts is to sign up for email or text alerts letting you know when you balance gets below a certain level. Set up safeguards in case you do slip up, such as establishing a link between your checking and savings account. That way if you do overdraw, your own money is used to cover the shortfall, not the bank’s, McBride says. The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau also points out that you do not have to be enrolled in a bank’s overdraft protection program. If you decide not to enrol, your purchase will be denied when there are insufficient funds, instead of covered for a fee. ATM: Limit your withdrawals to your own bank’s network of ATMs. Typically you can search a bank’s website or use their app to find ATMs that you can use free of charge. If you must use an ATM not affiliated with your bank, take out a larger amount to avoid having to go back multiple times, suggested the ABA. You can also bypass ATMs altogether and get cash back with a purchase at most retailers. In general though, the easiest way to avoid these fees is to plan ahead when you need cash. “Saturday night comes at the same time each week,” McBride said. MAINTENANCE: Account maintenance fees likely affect the most consumers but there are many ways to avoid them. Many institutions offer free checking accounts, particularly at credit unions. Other banks will waive their fee if you maintain a minimum balance, sign up for direct deposit or have some other type of account with them. “The bottom line is, if you don’t like paying that fee, good news: you don’t have to,” McBride said. You can find out what fees your bank or financial institution is charging you by looking at their fee disclosure statement, which is usually in the monthly statement or on their website. This can alert you to any other unusual add-on expenses you might run into.


Fight over Vanderbilts’ Breakers mansion goes to high court BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Supreme Court is stepping into a fight that has pitted dozens of members of the Vanderbilt family against a non-profit that owns several well-known mansions in Newport. The disagreement centres on whether the group should be allowed to build a visitors centre on the grounds of the spectacular Vanderbilt mansion The Breakers, a national historic landmark. The high court on Tuesday will hear arguments about two lawsuits over the plan to build the visitors centre on the 13-acre grounds of the mansion, built in the late 1800s by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Opponents — including designer Gloria Vanderbilt and nearly four dozen other members of the Vanderbilt family, as well as dozens of preservationists and others — have said the plan would “permanently mar this national symbol of Newport’s Gilded Age.” The Preservation Society of Newport Country, which owns The Breakers and several other mansions in the wealthy resort town, says it wants to build the visitors centre in a little-used portion of the grounds to better serve its 400,000 annual visitors with improved ticketing and restroom facilities, as well as a place to buy pre-made sandwiches and refreshments. The society is Rhode Island’s largest cultural institution by revenue, bringing in $22 million in 2014. Many of the arguments out of the courtroom focus on whether the project would affect the historical integrity of the landscape that surrounds the 70-room mansion. Tuesday’s arguments are not expected to focus on that question, but rather on the more mundane intricacies of local zoning laws, and whether the Preservation Society should be allowed to serve food on its properties. A neighbours group, the Bellevue-Ochre Point Neighborhood Association, is fighting the city zoning board’s approval of the plan. The lawyer for the neighbours group wrote in papers filed ahead of the arguments that the questions before the court will have “profound and lasting implications” on how land is used in Newport.

Cherokee Nation donates to North Dakota pipeline fight TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has donated $10,000 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota to support its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


MERGER: Bid 30% higher than what firm is worth? “It’s not hard to imagine what you can do on paper. They would keep HBO exclusive for only DirecTV subscribers, or only make TNT or TBS available over AT&T Wireless,” said analyst Craig Moffett of research firm MoffettNathanson, referring to Time Warner networks. “But as a practical matter, those kinds of strategies are expressly prohibited by the FCC and antitrust law.” Then there is the reported $80 billion that AT&T is apparently willing to hand over to Time Warner, a figure 30 per cent higher than investors thought the company was worth a week ago. “Count me as a skeptic that there is real value to be created,” Moffett said. Amy Yong, an analyst at Macquarie Capital, recalled many celebrated media deals of the past have turned into duds, mentioning the Time Warner-AOL deal in particular. “If you look at history, it’s still an unproven” that big deals make sense, she said. AT&T, she noted, was paying “a huge price.” Still, Yong said that AT&T and other phone companies feel they have to act because the threats to their business seem to be coming from every direction. “At the end of the day, these companies are trying to compete with Google and Facebook and Amazon, not just traditional competitors,” she said. “You see Google pivoting into wireless.” John Bergmayer of the public-interest group Public Knowledge, which often criticizes media consolidation, warned of harm to consumers from any AT&T deal. He said, for example, AT&T might let wireless customers watch TV and movies from Time Warner without using their data, which would make video from other providers less attractive. MARKET SPILLOVER The prospect of more media acquisitions sent several stocks soaring Friday. Netflix and Discovery Communications each jumped more than 3 per cent. Time Warner rose nearly eight per cent on Friday, and is now up 38 per cent since the beginning of the year. The company has moved aggressively to counter the threat that sliding cable subscriptions poses to its business. Among other things, it launched a streaming version of HBO for cord-cutters and, alongside an investment in Internet TV provider Hulu, added its networks to Hulu’s live-TV service that’s expected next year.

ATTACKS: Hacking group claims responsibility Jason Read, founder of the Internet performance monitoring firm CloudHarmony, owned by Gartner Inc., said his company tracked a half-hour-long disruption early Friday affecting access to many sites from the East Coast. A second attack later in the day spread disruption to the West Coast as well as some users in Europe. Members of a shadowy hacker group that calls itself New World Hackers claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter, though that claim could not be verified. They said they organized networks of connected devices to create a massive botnet that threw a monstrous 1.2 trillion bits of data every second at Dyn’s servers. Dyn officials wouldn’t confirm the figure during a conference call later Friday with reporters. MAKE THAT, MANY FIRE HOSES DDoS attacks have been growing in frequency and

The Cherokees say they presented a check last week in addition to providing three truckloads of firewood for those camping out to protest construction of the pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux want construction to stop on the $3.8 billion pipeline, saying it could contaminate the water supply and encroach on tribal burial

sites. Protests supporting the tribe have been going on for months and have drawn thousands of people to the area where Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is trying to finish building the 1,200-mile pipeline. More than 220 people have been arrested since demonstrations began in August, including 80 protesters on Saturday.

size in recent months. But if the hackers’ claims are true, Friday’s attacks take DDoS to a new level. According to a report from the cybersecurity firm Verisign, the largest DDoS attack perpetrated during the second quarter of this year peaked at just 256 billion bits per second. A huge September attack that shut down of security journalist Brian Krebs’ website clocked in at 620 billion bits per second. Research from the cybersecurity firm Flashpoint said Friday that the same kind of malware was used in the attacks against both Krebs and Dyn. Lance Cottrell, chief scientist for the cybersecurity firm Ntrepid, said while DDoS attacks have been used for years, they’ve become very popular in recent months, thanks to the proliferation of “Internet of things” devices ranging from connected thermostats to security cameras and smart TVs. Many of those devices feature little in the way of security, making them easy targets for hackers. The power of this kind of cyberattack is limited by the number of devices an attacker can connect to. Just a few years ago, most attackers were limited to infecting and recruiting “zombie” home PCs. But the popularity of new Internet-connected gadgets has vastly increased the pool of potential devices they can weaponize. The average North American home contains 13 Internet-connected devices , according to the research firm IHS Markit. Since the attacks usually don’t harm the consumer electronics companies that build the devices, or the consumers that unwittingly use them, companies have little incentive to boost security, Cottrell said. WHAT’S BEHIND THE ATTACKS Like with other online attacks, the motivation behind DDoS attacks is usually mischief or money. Attackers have shut down websites in the past to make political statements. DDoS attacks have also been used in extortion attempts, something that’s been made easier by the advent of Bitcoin. For its part, a member of New World Hackers who identified themselves as “Prophet” told an AP reporter via Twitter direct message exchange that collective isn’t motivated by money and doesn’t have anything personal against Dyn, Twitter or any of the other sites affected by the attacks. Instead, the hacker said, the attacks were merely a test, and claimed that the next target will be the Russian government for committing alleged cyberattacks against the U.S. earlier this year. “Twitter was kind of the main target. It showed people who doubted us what we were capable of doing, plus we got the chance to see our capability,” said “Prophet.” The claims couldn’t be verified. The collective has in the past claimed responsibility for similar attacks against sites including in September and the BBC on Dec. 31. The attack on the BBC marshalled half the computing power of Friday’s attacks. A SHIFTING GLOBAL ASSAULT Dyn said it first became aware of an attack around 7:00 a.m. local time, focused on data

centres on the East Coast of the U.S. Services were restored about two hours later. But then attackers shifted to offshore data centres, and the latest wave of problems continued until Friday evening Eastern time. “Prophet” told the AP that his group actually had stopped its attacks by Friday afternoon, but that others, including members of the hacker collective known as Anonymous, had picked up where they left off. Anonymous didn’t respond to a request for comment via Twitter. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the situation, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Friday. He said he had no information about who may be behind the disruption. Cottrell noted that there are several firms that offer protection against DDoS attacks, by giving companies a way to divert the bad traffic and remain online in case of an attack. But monthly subscription fees for these services are generally equal to a typical DDoS extortion payment, giving companies little incentive to pay for them. Meanwhile not much is required in the way of resources or skill to mount a botnet attack, he said, adding that would-be attackers can rent botnets for as little as $100. Cottrell said the long-term solution lies in improving the security of all Internet-connected devices.

PROTEST: Project threatens their way of life

Gauthier says he is heartened by the actions of fellow protesters at the Muskrat Falls site. For aboriginal populations that rely on fish and seal meat, Gauthier says, the hydro project threatens not only their health but their way of life. “We’ve lived off the land for so long. It’s literally built us,” he says. “The moment they start their flooding, it could potentially destroy us … You’re playing Russian roulette with people’s lives.” Premier Dwight Ball issued a statement Saturday that indicated Nalcor would do nothing to increase water levels until a meeting with community leaders.

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Rebels earn fifth straight win BY DANNY RODE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Rebels 3 Raiders 1 Lasse Petersen made a quick and positive impression with the Red Deer Rebels. Petersen, playing his first game since being picked up in a trade with the Everett Silvertips on Oct. 13, turned aside 29 shots to lead the Rebels to a 3-1 Western Hockey League victory over the Prince Albert Raiders before 4,788 fans at the Centrium Saturday. “Tonight we were fortunate enough to have a goaltender who played extremely well for us,” said Rebels GM/ head coach Brent Sutter. “We need two goaltenders, and he will give us some quality games. He’s calm and doesn’t get rattled or flustered in the net. He just stays with it. “I told him this morning I don’t care what technique a goalie has as long as he makes sure he stops the puck and gives us a chance to win, He gave us a chance tonight and at the end of the day was the reason we did win.” The Rebels were good enough to win, but also made a number of miscues that could have cost them. “We were fortunate to win … I wasn’t happy at all with the game tonight,” said Sutter. “There were to many turnovers and I didn’t think we did a good job defending, especially in the third period. “We found a way to win, that’s good, but you can’t get caught up in what your record is, or record has been. I told the kids that’s what always happens in sports when you get on a win-

ning streak and things start going your way, then all of a sudden bad habits start creeping in and you start cheating on things and then you get beat. It will then take you two or three weeks or a month to straighten out your game.” Rebels veteran defenceman Josh Mahura, who scored the clinching goal at 19:32 of the third period, agreed with his coach. “We got the points, but I still feel we have to take another step,” he said. “Third periods are what win you hockey games, and we have to come into games willing to play 60 minutes. We’re coming along (as a team) but I feel we still have another step to take.” After a scoreless opening period, Michael Spacek got the Rebels on the board at 3:34 of the second period as he stepped out of the penalty box and took a breakaway pass from Austin Pratt, beating Prince Alberta netminder Nicholas Sanders on a deke. Brandon Hagel took a perfect crossice feed from Mahura and scored into the open net to make it 2-0 at 14:54. Tim Vanstone tipped in a point shot while on the power play at 5:49 of the third period to give the Raiders some life. They more than controlled play the rest of the period, but couldn’t beat Petersen, who made a handful of outstanding saves over the 60 minutes. “He was solid, without him we lose this game,” said Mahura. “He stood tall when we needed him, that’s all you can ask for from your goalie.” Mahura scored when he broke away with Hagel after a turnover. “I saw Hages get it and there was no one around me. I knew before I even got the puck what I was going to do. I

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After colliding with Prince Albert Raider Tim Vanstone, Red Deer Rebel Michael Spacek controls the puck during first period action at the Centrium Saturday. saw the goalie slide over and I tucked it in. It was a great pass from Hages.” The win was the fifth in a row for the Rebels, who sit at 7-3-1-1. “The two points were obviously huge for us,” said Sutter. “We’ve won five games in a row and have been on a huge roll, I just don’t want to see us slip. We need to learn from things and tonight we have to learn. Lucky we were able to learn through a positive

note and that positive note was a victory.” The Rebels finished with 35 shots on Sanders. They return to action Wednesday when they host the Brandon Wheat Kings at 7 p.m. at the Centrium. Danny Rode is a retired Advocate reporter who can be reached at His work can also be seen at Danny’s blog at



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Red Deer College Queen Krysten Strand chases down the ball as SAIT Trojan Maggie Grynia gives chase during second half soccer action at Red Deer College Saturday. The Trojans won the game 2-0.

Queens come up short in ACAC playoff bid KINGS END DISAPPOINTING SEASON WITH DISAPPOINTING FINISH BY DANNY RODE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Broncos 2 Queens 1 One wouldn’t blame RDC Queens head coach Dave Colley if he left the pitch Sunday afternoon a little more dejected than he would normally be after a loss. Not only did the Queens drop a 2-1 decision to the Olds Broncos, which left them on the outside of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League playoffs, but it was the final game Colley would be on the bench for the team. Colley announced after last season this would be his 17th and final year with the Queens. “I don’t feel sad. Obviously I will miss it. I like the recruiting, the training and working indoors with the futsal. It’s a year-round job and took a big part of my life. For me it was an enjoyable part as you get to meet new athletes every year. But it was also the sad part in that you lose athletes every year. “That’s the tough part of building a two-year program. It’s tough to build it so it lasts. But we’re lucky we have the nursing program and there’s getting to be more four-year programs. Hopefully they can continue to build a team to last four years rather than one or two.” Colley, who grew up in Scotland before moving to Canada, joined the Queens in August 2000, under head coach Jerry Gerling. “I was an assistant with Jerry expect for the one year I coached when he was away,” explained Colley. “I also worked with Dave McCarthy for a year before I took over.” Colley has the personality to work with anyone and is willing to listen and learn. “They taught me a lot,” he said. “Jerry taught me how to coach women as I only coached men before and I was a bit rough around the edges, lets say. Jerry mentored me and Dave taught me to be a bit sharper at times. I also learned from former players who came back to coach with us. All of them helped

shape me.” RDC will begin looking for a new coach and hopes to have one in place sooner than later. “Whoever comes in I wish them all the best,” said Colley. “It’s a wonderful job as you’re working with young people, but also working for a professional organization here (at RDC) … it’s been a blast.” Colley would have liked to walk away with a victory Sunday, but a devastating string of injuries did them in. “Even some of the ones on the field shouldn’t have been out there,” said Colley, whose squad lost 2-0 to SAIT on Saturday. “Our captains for example (Krysten Strand and Chelsea Webster) were carrying around an horrendous amount of pain, but they wouldn’t give up. I have nothing but respect for those players out there who were injured.” The Queens were undefeated until a weekend off for Thanksgiving changed all that. “A week after Thanksgiving we get four injuries, all training,” he said. “And it got worse.” The Queens lost both their keepers — veteran Jessie Stewart and rookie Kayla Kaip — at one point last weekend and used midfielder Kaitlin D’Arcy in goal. Stewart played the first half against SAIT before Kaip came in. Stewart was able to play again Sunday. “Kayla got kicked in the face on Saturday and took several stitches and so we went with Jessie today as she’s a little more experienced and taller. Olds is a big, physical team and I figured we needed the extra size.” Stewart could do little with the first goal as Emina Arima found the top corner four minutes into the first half. A string miscues resulted in Jamie Flett making it 2-0 a minute later. The Queens held on, despite facing the wind. In the second half D’Arcy made it close in the 52 minute mark. The Queens had several good chances down the stretch but couldn’t connect. Colley had nothing but praise for his troops. See SOCCER on Page B2

Murray Crawford, Sports Reporter, 403-314-4338 E-mail


WINNIPEG — Three was a good number for Cam Talbot on Sunday. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender made his third appearance at an NHL outdoor game, but finally got to play in one and made the experience count. Talbot stopped all 31 shots he faced as the Oilers blanked the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 in the Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field. Talbot’s 12th career shutout, and first this season, also boosted Edmonton’s win streak to three games. “I was really excited for this one, obviously, to get a chance to play in my first game,” said Talbot, who was a backup when his former New York Rangers played in two Stadium Series games. “The atmosphere was great out there, the ice was in pretty good condition. It was just one heck of a weekend … “I was just looking forward to taking it all in and then hopefully come out with a big two points, which we were able to get.” Zack Kassian scored a goal and added an assist for the Oilers (5-1-0). Mark Letestu and Darnell Nurse also found the back of the net in front of 33,240 fans wearing both Jets and Oilers jerseys at the league’s 19th outdoor game. Connor Hellebuyck, who had a tuque attached over his helmet, stopped 29-of-32 shots for Winnipeg (2-3-0). The league delayed the start of the game almost two hours, saying that the sun shining on the ice could have jeopardized the players’ safety. “The boys wanted to get out there right away, but the delay put a damper on things,” said Kassian. “But once things got underway, walking out there was pretty special.” His goal was a bonus. “That’s just icing on the cake,” said Kassian. “I think going into it, you want to enjoy the experience as much as you can, but most importantly, you want to get two points.” After a scoreless first period, Edmonton took advantage of some Winnipeg errors in the second to go up 3-0. Letestu scored his second goal of the season on a short-handed breakaway. The Jets were on a power play with Nurse in the penalty box for cross-checking when Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien couldn’t get his stick on a loose, tipped puck in the Oilers end. Letestu picked it up and went in alone on Hellebuyck, beating him with a low shot at 9:24. Nurse made it 2-0 at 11:10 after getting out of the penalty box. He took a pass from Connor McDavid while on a 2-on-1 before sending a shot over Hellebuyck’s glove. McDavid now has four goals and five assists in six games. “We started trying to make plays through people in the neutral zone and they made us pay for it,” said Jets centre Mark Scheifele. Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said his team’s penalty kill “came up big. “Not only with the short-handed goal, but almost in the same kill,” said McLellan said. “We go down and Darnell steps out of the box and we score another one, so that’s deflating (for the Jets). That happened to us earlier in the year.” Winnipeg was scoreless on four power plays and is two for 20 this season. Kassian gave the Oilers a three-goal advantage at 17:16 after Winnipeg rookie Patrik Laine turned over the puck. “I just tried something stupid, and they got the puck and scored,” said Laine.



Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Sports BRIEFS RDC Queens’ scoring touch paying off big time Queens 4 Broncos 2 OLDS — The RDC Queens are beginning to find their scoring touch. The Queens, who scored only five goals in their first three Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League regular season games, downed the Olds Broncos 4-2 Saturday. Jade Petrie opened the scoring at 13:34 of the first period with Keinyn Nordell making it 2-0 with a shorthanded goal at 16:57. Rikki Smith connected on the power play at 3:04 of the second period before Chelsea Broadhead beat former Olds netminder Tracie Kikuchi at 15:32. Jessica Anderson regained the Queens three-goal lead at 16:46 before Lisa Campeau completed the scoring for Olds at 17:37. The Queens finished with 30 shots on Olds netminders Nikki Grandinetti and Catalina Hartland while Kikuchi faced 33 shots. The Queens are back in action Thursday when they host the SAIT Trojans at 7 p.m. at the Centrium.

RDC Kings lack consistency against the SAIT Trojans Trojans 6 Kings 1 CALGARY — The RDC Kings continue to struggle to find consistency as they dropped a 6-1 decision to the SAIT Trojans in Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League play Saturday. The Kings, 1-4-1-1, trailed 2-1 midway through the third period before the Trojans exploded for four goals in 5:42. The Trojans got goals from Zach Wittenberg and Hunter Mills in the first period, then after a scoreless middle stanza, Scott Ferguson scored shorthanded for the Kings at 6:15 of the third. However, Joel Hamilton connected on the power play at 11:02 with Bo Sigurdson scoring at 12:28 and former King Pat Martens at 13:53. Sigurdson put the finishing touches on the victory with a power play marker at 16:44. Troy Trombley finished with 28 saves for the Kings, who had only 15 shots on Bolton Pouliot. The Kings return to action Friday as they visit MacEwan University. The two teams will clash again Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex.

RDC Kings sweep the volleyball floor with the Lethbridge Kodiaks LETHBRIDGE — The RDC Kings made short work of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks while the RDC Queens got back on the winning track in Alberta Colleges Volleyball League play Saturday. The Kings downed the Kodiaks 25-19, 25-11, 25-19 to complete a weekend doubleheader sweep over the Southern Alberta squad. Regan Fathers led the Kings with seven kills while Matt Lofgren and Brian Grenier had six kills each and Ty Moorman four kills and seven blocks. Luke Brisbane had 19 assists. Meanwhile, the Queens, who were upset 3-2 by the Kodiaks Friday, came back to win 21-25, 25-19, 28-26, 25-21 on Saturday. Miranda Dawe had eight kills, eight digs, an ace and a block while Megan Schmidt had 11 kills. Hanna Delemont added five kills, three assists, an ace and three blocks while Jade Van Dyke had seven kills and four digs and Brittney Davis four kills. Ashley Fehr had 27 assists. The RDC squads return home this weekend as they host Medicine Hat Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.

RDC Kings gain valuable experience against university hoop squads SASKATOON, Sask. — The RDC Kings didn’t have success on the court, but gained a considerable amount of playing experience as they played three university teams in the University of Saskatchewan tournament during the weekend. The Kings opened Thursday against the host

MINOR HOCKEY WRAP Major Midget The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs earned three of a possible four points in Alberta Midget Hockey League play at home during the weekend. The Chiefs came from behind to tie the Calgary Royals 4-4 Saturday, then downed St. Albert 2-1 Sunday. Joel Ray and Tyrees Goodrunning had two goals each against the Royals with Goodrunning tying the game with 1:30 remaining in the third period. Justin Travis made 25 saves in goal. On Sunday, Hayden Clayton and Levi Glasman scored once each and Levi Mitchell made 14 saves against St. Albert. Midget AAA Girls The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs lost both ends of a weekend doubleheader — losing 4-2 in Lloydminster


SOCCER: Struggling to find a silver lining “They are a brave bunch … great to be associated with. We didn’t know who would be injured and we didn’t have the same lineup game-to-game. They had to adapt every game and generally they adapted like pros.” Broncos 3 Kings 2 It was a disappointing finish to a disappointing season for the Kings, 3-61, as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the previously winless Broncos.

team, losing 91-70. They were defeated by eventual tournament champion University of Calgary Dinos 110-62 on Friday and dropped a 97-69 decision to Algoma University of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., on Saturday. Guard Ian Tevis was selected to the tournament all-star team. The Kings and Queens will open their regular ACAC season Saturday at home against St. Mary’s University of Calgary. Women tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men.

Red Deer Fencing Club claims seven medals at the Canada Cup event CALGARY — Red Deer Fencing Club captured seven medals, including three gold, at the first Canada Cup national circuit event of the season. Petar Toshkov won the open men’s and veteran men’s epee titles with Kameron Lamont capturing the U17 women’s epee. Lamont was also second in the U15 epee. Karren Lyver placed second in the veteran women;’s epee while Kai Moore was third in the U15 men’s epee and Robert Forsstrom third in the veteran men’s epee. Overall there were 264 fencers from across Canada in the event.

Lindsay Thurber Raiders unbeaten at own volleyball tournament The Lindsay Thurber Raiders put together an undefeated record to capture the girls’ division of the 43rd annual Lindsay Thurber senior volleyball tournament Saturday. The Raiders were 4-0 in round-robin play, downing Lethbridge Chinook, Hunting Hills and Foothills from Okotoks 2-0 and EP Scarlett of Calgary 2-1. They downed Robert Thirsk of Calgary 25-11, 2518 in the quarter-finals, Chinook 25-14, 25-15 in the semifinals and Bev Facey of Sherwood Park 25-16, 25-27, 15-7 in the final. Notre Dame posted a 3-1 record in their pool but lost 25-22, 23-25, 11-15 to Chinook in the quarterfinals. Hunting Hills was 1-3 in the round-robin and lost 10-25, 9-25 to Bev Facey in the quarter-finals. On the boys’ side, EP Scarlett went undefeated, downing the Notre Dame Cougars 25-22, 28-26, 17-15 in the final. The Cougars were 4-0 in their pool, defeating Sir Winston Churchill of Calgary, Catholic Central of Lethbridge., Robert Thirsk and Bev Facey 2-0. The Cougars then downed Chinook 25-21, 25-19 in the quarter-finals and Lindsay Thurber 25-22, 26-24 in the semifinal. LTCHS were 3-1 in their pool, beating Hunting Hills and Chinook 2-0 and Foothills 2-1 and losing 2-1 to Scarlett. The Raiders downed Bev Facey 25-16, 2518 in the quarter-finals. Hunting Hills was 0-4 in pool action.

Red Deer Vipers pocket a couple of wins in Heritage Junior B Hockey action The Red Deer Vipers won a pair of Heritage Junior B Hockey League games during the weekend. The Vipers downed the Stettler Lightning 4-3 in a shootout Saturday in Red Deer then disposed of the Blackfalds Wranglers 7-3 on the road Sunday. Kale Lapointe, Brett Hoppus and Mack Differenz scored once each against Stettler with Differenz and Lapointe connecting in the shootout. Mark Bengert, Quade Cassidy and Kieran Rost scored for Stettler. Dylan Houston scored the lone shootout goal against Cole Sears. Sears and Stettler’s Jordan McCallum both had 29 saves. Information on the Blackfalds game was unavailable as was Stettler’s 9-3 win over Banff on Sunday. Other action Sunday the Ponoka Stampeders downed Strathmore 5-4 in a shootout. Taite Opdendries and Justin McKenzie had two goals each for Ponoka. Brendan Scott, the 18th shooter for Ponoka, scored the winning goal in the shootout. Goaltender Robert Michetti was outstanding making 46 saves before the shootout. On Saturday, Ponoka lost 5-3 to the Airdrie Thunder. McKenzie, Austin Ancion and James Lea scored once each while Michetti made 47 saves. On Friday Ponoka lost 12-2 to Mountainview. Jordan Sears had both goals for Ponoka, who were outshot 62-16. As well, Mountainview stopped Three Hills Thrashers 9-2 Saturday. Brenton Wood and Michael Lougheed scored in a losing cause.

Saturday and 3-0 to St. Albert at the Collicutt Centre Sunday. Paige Grenier and Tyra Coutts had single markers in Lloydminster while Chantelle Sandquist made 24 saves. Camille Scherger made 20 saves Sunday. Minor Midget The Red Deer TBS Chiefs won both their starts during the weekend, downing the Calgary Rangers 5-2 Friday and the Calgary Stampeders 6-4 Sunday. Tye Carriere had two goals and Matias Letwin, Kendrick Robinson and Cole Muir one each against the Rangers. Bretton Park started in goal and made 10 saves, allowing two goals before giving way to Jager Thompson to start the second period. Thompson made 21 saves. On Sunday, Carriere and Isaac Lee scored two goals each with Muir and Kyle Gerrits potting single markers. Thompson made 21 saves. Meanwhile, the Red Deer Northstar “I’m struggling to find a silver lining to that one,” said Kings head coach Wade Groenewegen. “It’s too bad we seemed to peak last week and simply weren’t in the right mind set this weekend.” They also lost 3-0 to SAIT on Saturday. Eric Porter scored twice and Kurt Timmons notched the winner for the Broncos in the 74th minute. Delbert Albert and Mark Ibbotson scored for RDC. It was the final game for Ibbotson, who has been the team’s leading scorer forthe last four seasons. “I would have liked a better result for him … he earned it,” said Groenewegen. Danny Rode is a retired Advocate reporter who can be reached at His work can also be seen at Danny’s blog at


On Friday Three Hills downed Stettler 2-0 on two goals by Patrick Fougere and a 40 save performance by Klay Munro. Lane Congdon made 23 saves in a losing effort. Also on Friday, Blackfalds lost 6-4 to Airdie. Brody Bolton had two goals and Landon Siegle and Zane Bennett one each for the Wranglers. Lane Brann had 61 saves in goal.

Innisfail Eagles split a pair of games with Stony Plain Eagles in CHL action The Innisfail Eagles split a pair of Chinook Hockey League games with the Stony Plain Eagles during the weekend. Innisfail lost 4-3 in overtime at home Friday then won 4-3 at Stony Plain Saturday. Ryan Caswell, Curtis Billsten and Simon Desbiens scored for Innisfail on Friday with Scott Aucion notching the winner for Stony Plain, who got goals by Ryley Bennefield at 18:12 and Aucion at 18:42 of the third period to force the extra period. Clayton Goodall had the other Stony Plain marker. Dan Dunn made 28 saves in goal for Innisfail, who had 33 shots on Travis Yonkman. On Saturday, Desbiens scored the winning goal for Innisfail at 18:55 of the third period. Mark Bommersback, Ty Clay and Tyler Haarstad had the other Innisfail markers. Jason Lundmark, Colton Hayes and Adam Chorneyko scored for Stony Plain. Mike Muir made 28 saves for Innisfail and Vincent Marozzi 24 for Stony Plain. In action Sunday, the Lacombe Generals downed the homestanding Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs 4-1 with Myles Bell, Travis Mayan, Riley Sheen and Brandon Magee scoring once each. Andre Herman connected for the Chiefs. Jeff Deslauriers made 40 saves in goal for the Generals, who had 26 shots on Garret Kindred.

Central Alberta Sting shut out Sherwood Park in ringette action The Central Alberta Sting U16AA downed Sherwood Park U16AA 6-0 in ringette league action during the weekend, Gracie Setters earned the shutout in net while Hannah Morrison had two goals and Carly Cherniak, Julia Dawes, Megan Grubb and Hannah Murray one each. The Sting also tied the Sting Open B team4-4 in exhibition play Sunday. Grubb notched two goals and Cherniak and Madison Pluister added one apiece. McKenna Smalley was solid in goal. The U19AA Sting split a doubleheader, losing 6-3 to the Calgary U19AA and defeating the Zone 5 Open A team 6-5. Shae-Lyn Baxter, Jaedyn Knight and Mackenzie Lindholm scored against Calgary with Baylee Schulhauser in goal. Emily LeMasurier notched a hat trick against Zone 5 and Brianna Abell, McKenna Causey and Brenna Parent added singles. Rebecca Forrester got the win in goal.

Olds Grizzlys 1-1 in weekend Alberta Junior Hockey League action The Olds Grizzlys split a pair of Alberta Junior Hockey League games on the road during the weekend. The Grizzlys downed the Lloydminster Bobcats 3-2 in overtime Saturday and lost 8-5 to the Sherwood Park Crusaders Sunday. Try Thompson had two goals against the Crusaders with Braydon Barker, Chase Olsen and James Gaume adding single markers. Andrew Henderson made 38 saves in goal. On Saturday, Barker scored the winning goal at 4:32 of overtime. Olsen and Landon Gross had the other goals while Ben Geisbrecht made 25 saves.

Hunting Hills Lightning undefeated in CAB Football League The Hunting Hills Lightning remained undefeated in the Central Alberta Bantam Football League with a 42-26 victory over the Lacombe Rams Saturday. Luc Lakalu scored five touchdowns for the Lightning with Zac Sanderson adding one. Brendan Boyle had three two-point converts. Lubenson Pennenbecker had three touchdowns for Lacombe with Zach Scwaab adding one. Tanner Park kicked a two-point convert.

Chiefs downed the Southeast Tigers 6-5 on Saturday with Kyle Richmond, Jace Paarup and Caleb Berge scoring twice each. Midget Elite Girls The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs downed the Rocky Mountain Raiders 6-2 on Saturday as Danica Polson and Shaelynn Bilodeau had two goals each. Lindsay Jansen and Sage Sansregret added single markers while Megan Benoit had three helpers. Rebecca Bridge made 25 saves. Major Bantam The Red Deer Rebels split a pair of weekend games, downing the South-

east Tigers 11-4 on Saturday and losing 5-0 to Lethbridge on Sunday. Brett Meerman had three goals, Noah Danielson and Kayde Budgell two each and Kaleb Kremp, Brady Caruth, Austin Mayert and Wyatt Fluet one apiece on Saturday. Bantam Elite Girls The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs got brilliant goaltending from Misty Rey in downing the Calgary Fire Red 1-0 Sunday. Rey finished with 43 saves. Madison Rutz scored the lone goal in the second period.



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Cardinals, Seahawks kickers miss win in overtime NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEAHAWKS 6 CARDINALS 6 (OT) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle’s Stephen Hauschka and Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro missed short field goals that would have won it in overtime and the Seahawks and Cardinals tied 6-6 on Sunday night. Hauschka’s 27-yard field goal was wide left with seven seconds left after Catanzaro’s 24-yarder bounced off the left upright. The last tie in the NFL came in 2014, when Carolina and Cincinnati tied 37-37. The tie was the Cardinals’ first since Dec. 7, 1986, a 10-10 draw at Philadelphia when the franchise was based in St. Louis. It was the first for the Seattle since entering the NFL in 1976. The Cardinals (3-3-1) dominated the game statistically and looked to be in shape to win it after Carson Palmer’s 40-yard pass to J.J. Nelson set up Catanzaro’s short kick. The Seahawks (4-1-1), stuffed throughout regulation by the Arizona defense, took over and Russell Wilson completed passes of 31 yards to Jermaine Kearse and 27 yards to Doug Baldwin to give Houschka his short attempt. Both kickers made field goals on their teams’ first possession of overtime. Catanzaro, who kicked field goals of 46 and 45 yards, also had a 39-yard field goal blocked by a stunning play by Bobby Wagner when he hurdled Arizona long snapper Aaron Brewer. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians argued loudly for a penalty and was charged with a timeout when he challenged a play that is not reviewable. That proved significant when the Cardinals couldn’t stop the clock to get off a short field goal attempt as the first half ended. EAGLES 21, VIKINGS 10 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Huff returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, Carson Wentz outplayed Sam Bradford and Philadelphia handed Minnesota its first loss of the season. The Eagles (4-2) snapped a two-game slide while the rested Vikings (5-1) hardly looked like an unbeaten team after having a bye. Bradford returned to Philadelphia for the first time since his trade to Minnesota eight days before the season opener paved the way for Wentz to start. Bradford was 7-7 in his only season with the Eagles and won his first four starts for the Vikings. DOLPHINS 28, BILLS 25 MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jay Ajayi tied an NFL record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second game in a row. Ajayi rushed for 214 yards in 29 carries after totaling 204 yards a week earlier in a win over Pittsburgh. He scored on a 4-yard run , and busted a 53-yarder when the Dolphins were pinned at their 3 and trailing in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins (3-4) used an extra lineman much of the time to clear big holes for Ajayi, who tied the NFL record for consecutive 200-yard games held by O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams. Miami overcame an 11-point deficit with 16 minutes left to end a four-game winning streak by the Bills (4-3) and beat them for only the second time in their past seven meetings. PATRIOTS 27, STEELERS 16 PITTSBURGH (AP) — LeGarrette Blount ran for 127 yards and two scores while Tom Brady completed 19 of 26 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Steelers quarterback Landry Jones played capably while filling in for Roethlisberger, who watched from the sideline after undergoing left knee surgery last week. Making his third career start, Jones threw for 281 yards with a touchdown and an interception. But undermanned Pittsburgh (4-3) lost its second straight when its defense failed to keep Brady under wraps. New England (6-1) remained perfect since Brady returned from his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, emphatically responding to a push by the Steelers with a pair of second-half touchdowns. Brady improved to 9-2 against the Steelers, throwing for 26 touchdowns and three interceptions. CHARGERS 33, FLACONS 30 ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Lambo’s 42-yard field goal in overtime gave San Diego its first road win of the year as the Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit. The Chargers (3-4) trailed 27-10 in the second quarter. They had lost 11 of their past 12 road games. Linebacker Denzel Perryman delivered two key plays late in the game. Perryman’s interception of Matt Ryan’s pass for Julio Jones set up Lambo’s tying 33-yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. Perryman’s fourth-and-1 stop on running back Devonta Freeman gave San Diego the ball at Atlanta’s 43 for the Chargers’ winning drive. Perryman grabbed Freeman’s feet behind the line for the key tackle on the Falcons’ gamble. CHIEFS 27, SAINTS 21 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, and Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown. Spencer Ware ran for 77 yards to go with his 46-yard touchdown reception, and Tyreek Hill made an acrobatic 38-yard TD catch to help the Chiefs (4-2)


San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) runs as Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (59) defends during the overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, in Atlanta. win their ninth straight at home. Brees got the Saints (2-4) within 24-21 with his touchdown pass to Brandon Coleman with 2:33 left, but the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds. Kansas City added a 41-yard field goal, and the Saints could do nothing in the final 28 seconds. RAIDERS 33, JAGUARS 16 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Latavius Murray scored twice in his return from turf toe, and the Raiders gave coach Jack Del Rio a victory against his former team. Murray, who missed the past two games, finished with 59 yards on 18 carries. Michael Crabtree caught eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown from Derek Carr, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, and the Raiders played the kind of defense they’ve been looking for all season. The result was the team’s most complete win of the season. Oakland improved to 4-0 on the road and moved to 5-2 for the first time since 2001. The Jaguars (2-4), meanwhile, dropped a third straight at EverBank Field and added more speculation about the future of coach Gus Bradley. Jacksonville fell to 14-40 during Bradley’s four seasons, and the latest loss was filled with poor execution on both sides of the ball and a lack of discipline down the stretch. LIONS 20, REDSKINS 17 DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a goahead, 18-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds left. The Lions (4-3) extended their winning streak to three games. The Redskins (4-3) had won four straight. Stafford, who set up game-winning kicks in the previous two games, led his team to another win in the 100th game of his career. He was 18 of 29 for 266 yards, one TD and no turnovers. Kirk Cousins scored a go-ahead TD on a 19-yard run with 1:05 left. The Redskins, though, failed to stop Stafford from throwing or running on his last possession and could not overcome mistakes that included turnovers, a missed field goal and penalties. GIANTS 17, RAMS 10 LONDON (AP) — The Giants capitalized on four interceptions of Case Keenum in the first NFL game played at London’s home of English rugby, a sold-out and raucous Twickenham Stadium. Keenum, coming off the best start of his career, had the Rams at the Giants’ 15-yard line with 50 seconds left when he lobbed a pass in the left corner of the end zone that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie easily picked off. Keenum’s intended target, Brian Quick, failed to get the quarterback’s audible and cut off his route early. Keenum, who finished 32 of 53 for 291 yards and one touchdown, has thrown an interception on the Rams’ final offensive play of the last three games. That likely will fuel debate on a potential quarterback change to overall No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff. Landon Collins returned his first of two picks 44 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also had two interceptions. BENGALS 31, BROWNS 17 CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green’s one-handed catch in the middle of an end zone scrum highlighted Cincinnati’s day full of big plays. Green’s 48-yard touchdown catch on the final play of the first half helped the Bengals (3-4) regain their footing in the injury-depleted AFC North. The

defending division champions piled up their most points since they beat the Browns 37-3 last December. Jeremy Hill had a 74-yard touchdown run as part of his 168-yard effort, the best by a Bengals running back in seven years. The Browns (0-7) extended their worst start since 1999, when they were a first-year expansion team. The NFL’s only winless team also lost yet another quarterback — the theme of their season. Cody Kessler got hit hard while throwing a shovel pass in the second quarter, then went to the locker for a concussion evaluation and was ruled out. That left the offense in the hands of undrafted rookie Kevin Hogan, the Browns’ sixth quarterback of the season. COLTS 34, TITANS 26 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrew Luck threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle with 1:55 left to put Indianapolis ahead to stay, and the Colts rallied to beat the Titans for their 10th straight win against their AFC South rival. The Colts (3-4) came in having lost two of three, including blowing a 14-point lead in an overtime loss last week at Houston. But Luck he improved to 8-0 against the Titans with yet another comeback win. He finished with 353 yards passing and three TDs, the last after Tennessee went up 23-20. T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 133 yards, including a 37-yard TD. The Colts shook off 12 penalties for 131 yards in pulling out their 15th win in 16 games against Tennessee. The Titans (3-4) saw their two-game winning string end. Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri kicked a pair of field goals, and the second, a 33-yarder with 3:46 left in the third quarter gave him an NFL record 43 consecutive field goals made. JETS 24, RAVENS 16 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced an injured Geno Smith and led the Jets on three scoring drives, and a rejuvenated defense came up with two rare interceptions. Fitzpatrick came in for Smith in the second quarter and led the Jets on a go-ahead drive capped by a 13-yard touchdown catch by Matt Forte. Fitzpatrick finished 9 of 14 for 120 yards and a touchdown as the Jets (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak. Smith injured his right knee while taking a sack from Baltimore’s Matthew Judon. Fitzpatrick was efficient after losing his job earlier in the week. Joe Flacco started for Baltimore (3-4), loser of four in a row, after being questionable with a sore shoulder. He went a team-record 176 consecutive throws without an interception before Buster Skrine picked off his pass in the third quarter. BUCCANEERS 34, 49ERS 17 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 154 yards. The Bucs (3-3) fell behind by 14 points early before scoring 27 straight to deal the Niners (1-6) their sixth straight loss for San Francisco’s longest losing streak since 2008. Mike Evans caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, Russell Shepard scored on a 19-yard pass from Winston, and Peyton Barber iced the game with a 44-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help Tampa Bay win its second straight game around its bye week. Colin Kaepernick struggled in his second start of the season for the 49ers, going 16 for 34 for 143 yards and turning the ball over twice after kneeling once again for the national anthem.

Luke Coleman leads Raiders to victory over Hitmen WHL ROUNDUP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

son Focht, Parker Wotherspoon and Dylan Coghlan also scored in the middle frame for the Americans (6-5-1) and Parker AuCoin had a first-period goal. James Malm and Johnny Wesley scored in the third to bring Vancouver (6-8-0) to within a goal. Radovan Bondra and Tyler Benson had the earlier Giants’ goals.


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RAIDERS 3 HITMEN 2 CALGARY — Luke Coleman’s second-period goal stood as the winner as the Prince Albert Raiders staved off a Calgary Hitmen comeback for a 3-2 victory on Sunday in Western Hockey League action. Adam Kadlec and Simon Stransky scored first-period goals for the Raiders (4-7-1), who had a 3-0 lead by the seven-minute mark of the second. Taylor Sanheim and Carsen Twarynski replied for Calgary (3-51) to cut the deficit to a single goal. Prince Albert’s Ian Scott made 32 saves in the victory. Cody Porter stopped 12 shots for the Hitmen. Neither team scored on the power play. The Raiders were

0-for-5 while Calgary went 0-for-3. AMERICANS 5 GIANTS 4 LANGLEY, B.C. — Kyle Olson scored and added an assist in Tri-City’s four-goal second period en route to a win over the Giants. Olson capped the barrage with a goal 14:32 into the second period, which stood as the winner. Car-



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● Women’s basketball: Red Deer League, Shooting Stars and Age Gap vs. Triple Threat, 7:15 p.m., Storm vs. Quarter-Pro, 8:30 p.m., LTCHS Gym 11; Spartans vs. Average Joe’s, 7:15 p.m., Hoosier Daddy vs. Big Ballers, 8:30 p.m. CACHS; Rampage vs. Dynamo, 7:15 p.m., Funk vs. Raptors, 8:30 p.m., LTCHS North; Xpress vs. Pink Panthers, 7:15 p.m., LTCHS South. Tuesday ● High school volleyball: 4A: Hunting Hills at Notre Dame, Lacombe at Lindsay Thurber, girls at 6 p.m., followed by the boys. ● Sr. men’s basketball: CASMBA, Johns Mansville vs. Btown Maple Jordans, 7:15 p.m.; Kingsmen vs. Wolf Pack, 8:30 p.m. LTCHS.


● WHL: Red Deer Rebels vs. Brandon Wheat Kings, 7 p.m., Centrium


● High school football: Semifinals — City Division: Notre Dame vs. Lindsay Thurber, 4:30 p.m.; Hunting Hills vs. Lacombe, 7:30p.m., Lacombe M.E. Global Athletic Park. Rural Division: Sylvan Lake vs. Rocky, 4 p.m., Sylvan Lake; Stettler vs. Wetaskiwin, 4 p.m., Stettler. ● College women’s hockey: ACAC, RDC Queens vs. SAIT, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Sr. men’s basketball: CASMBA, Vikings vs. K.J. Concrete, 7:15 p.m.; Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Sheraton Red Deer, 8:30 p.m., LTCHS.


● College volleyball: RDC vs. Medicine Hat, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels vs. Medicine Hat Tigers, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Major midget: Red Deer Optimist Chiefs vs. Foothills Bisons, 7 p.m., Kinex. ● College men’s hockey: RDC Kings at MacEwan University Griffins. ● College women’s hockey: RDC Queens at SAIT. ● Heritage Jr B hockey: Blackfalds at Three Hills, 8:30 p.m. ● Chinook League: Lacombe Gen-


● Cross-country running: ACAC finals in Grande Prairie. ● College volleyball: RDC vs. Medicine Hat, women at 1 p.m., men to follow, RDC ● Bantam hockey: Red Deer Chiefs vs. Airdrie, 2:15 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Bantam elite girls: Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs vs. Lethbridge, 12:30 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Girls midget AAA hockey: Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs vs. Lloydminster Steelers, 5 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● College basketball: RDC vs. St. Mary’s University, women at 6 p.m., men to follow, RDC ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels at Lethbridge Hurricanes, 7 p.m. ● College men’s hockey: RDC Kings vs. MacEwan University Griffins, 7 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Midget elite girls: Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs vs. Calgary Fire White, 7:45 p.m., Kin City ● Heritage Jr. B hockey: Medicine Hat at Stettler, 7:30 p.m., Strathmore at Red Deer Vipers, 8 p.m., Collicutt Centre.


● Minor midget hockey: Red Deer TBS Chiefs vs. Red Deer Northstar Chiefs, 2:15 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Heritage Jr. B hockey: Cochrane at Ponoka, 2:30 p.m.; Okotoks at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m. ● Bantam elite girls: Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs vs. Lethbridge, 4:15 p.m., Kin City. ● Sr men’s basketball: CASMBA, Grandview All-stars vs,. Orangemen, Henry;’s Eavestroughing vs. K.J. Concrete, Silver Spurs vs. Johns Mansville, 4:15 p.m.; Carstar vs. Monstars, NWS Axemen vs. Kingsmen, Triple A Batteries vs. Drystone Interiors, 5:30 p.m., LTCHS. ● Girls midget AAA hockey: Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs vs. Rocky Mountain Raiders, 5 p.m., Collicutt Centre.

Golf At Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course Hainan, China Purse: $2.1 million Yardage: 6,644 Par: 72 Final a-amateur Minjee Lee, $315,000 Jessica Korda, $192,550 Ariya Jutanugarn,$139,681 Pornanong Phatlum,$97,513 Caroline Masson,$97,513 Charley Hull, $71,159 Pernilla Lindberg,$59,562 Brooke Henderson, $52,184 Kris Tamulis, $46,912 Mariajo Uribe, $38,425 Azahara Munoz, $38,425 Carlota Ciganda,$38,425 Michelle Wie, $38,425 Brittany Lincicome,$29,834 Austin Ernst, $29,834 Xi Yu Lin, $29,834 Chella Choi, $29,834 Marina Alex, $25,160 Gaby Lopez, $25,160 Simin Feng, $25,160 Jane Park, $22,138 Gerina Piller, $22,138 Kim Kaufman, $22,138 Candie Kung, $22,138 Ayako Uehara, $19,028 Brittany Altomare, $19,028 Ryann O’Toole, $19,028 Sandra Gal, $19,028 Amy Yang, $15,009 Moriya Jutanugarn, $15,009 Yanhong Pan, $15,009

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0 0 .000 — 0 0 .000 — 0 0 .000 — 0 0 .000 — 0 0 .000 — Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 0 0 .000 — L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 — L.A. Lakers 0 0 .000 — Phoenix 0 0 .000 — Sacramento 0 0 .000 — Tuesday’s Games New York at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Miami at Orlando, 5 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 6 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 8:30 p.m.

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 0 0 .000 — Brooklyn 0 0 .000 — New York 0 0 .000 — Philadelphia 0 0 .000 — Toronto 0 0 .000 — Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 0 0 .000 — Charlotte 0 0 .000 — Miami 0 0 .000 — Orlando 0 0 .000 — Washington 0 0 .000 — Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 0 0 .000 — Cleveland 0 0 .000 — Detroit 0 0 .000 — Indiana 0 0 .000 — Milwaukee 0 0 .000 — WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 0 0 .000 — Houston 0 0 .000 — Memphis 0 0 .000 — New Orleans 0 0 .000 — San Antonio 0 0 .000 — Northwest Division W L Pct GB

Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA y-New York 34 16 9 9 61 44 y-N.Y.C. 34 15 10 9 62 57 x-Toronto 34 14 9 11 51 39 x-D.C. 34 11 10 13 53 47 x-Montreal 34 11 11 12 49 53 x-Philadelphia 34 11 14 9 52 55 New England 34 11 14 9 44 54 Orlando 34 9 11 14 55 60 Columbus 34 8 14 12 50 58 Chicago 34 7 17 10 42 58 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA y-Dallas 34 17 8 9 50 40 y-Colorado 34 15 6 13 39 32 x-Los Angeles 34 12 6 16 54 39 x-Seattle 34 14 14 6 44 43 x-Kansas City 34 13 13 8 42 41 x-Salt Lake 34 12 12 10 44 46 Portland 34 12 14 8 48 53 Vancouver 34 10 15 9 45 52 San Jose 34 8 12 14 32 40 Houston 34 7 14 13 39 45

Pt 57 54 53 46 45 42 42 41 36 31 Pt 60 58 52 48 47 46 44 39 38 34

x — clinched playoff berth y — earned first-round bye in playoffs. Note: Three points awarded for a win one for a tie. Sunday’s results Dallas 0 Los Angeles 0 Houston 1 Colorado 1 New England 3 Montreal 0 New York 2 Philadelphia 0 New York City FC 4 Columbus 1 Orlando 4 D.C. 2 Seattle 2 Salt Lake 1 Kansas City 2 San Jose 0 Toronto 3 Chicago 2 Vancouver 4 Portland 1 End of MLS Regular Season PLAYOFFS First Round (single-game eliminations) Wednesday’s games Philadelphia at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s games Montreal at D.C., 5:30 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 8 p.m.

Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Assigned G Juuse Saros Fs Frederick Gaudreau and Trevor Smith to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned D Steven Santini to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Announced F Eric Boulton cleared waivers and was assigned to Bridgeport (AHL). American Hockey League ROCHESTER AMERICANS — Called up D Paul

Geiger from Elmira (ECHL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Exercised the third-year contract option on F Kevon Looney. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Waived F Elton Brand. SOCCER Major League Soccer SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Announced M Brad Davis will retire at the end of the season.

WHL Eastern Conference East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Regina 12 9 0 3 0 62 36 21 Swift Current 14 8 4 1 1 51 46 18 Moose Jaw 11 7 2 2 0 42 37 16 Saskatoon 12 6 5 1 0 28 37 13 Brandon 10 5 3 2 0 40 32 12 Prince Albert 12 4 7 1 0 30 39 9 Central Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Medicine Hat 13 8 4 1 0 59 42 17 Red Deer 12 7 3 1 1 41 39 16 Lethbridge 13 5 6 1 1 42 58 12 Edmonton 11 4 5 2 0 25 36 10 Calgary 9 3 5 1 0 18 31 7 Kootenay 12 1 7 3 1 29 50 6 Western Conference U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Everett 13 9 2 2 0 43 28 20 Portland 13 8 5 0 0 54 44 16 Tri-City 13 7 5 1 0 47 48 15 Spokane 11 3 6 1 1 25 44 8 Seattle 9 3 5 0 1 20 31 7 B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pts Prince George 14 11 2 1 0 51 36 23 Kamloops 13 7 6 0 0 48 34 14 Victoria 13 7 6 0 0 45 34 14 Kelowna 13 6 7 0 0 32 42 12 Vancouver 15 6 9 0 0 43 51 12 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. Sunday’s results Prince Albert 3 Calgary 2 Tri-City 5 Vancouver 4 Saturday’s results Brandon 6 Spokane 0 Red Deer 3 Prince Albert 1 Regina 8 Medicine Hat 5 Everett 3 Victoria 1 Vancouver 2 Swift Current 1 (OT) Kelowna 5 Seattle 1 Prince George 2 Saskatoon 1 Kamloops 4 Tri-City 3 (OT) Friday’s results Brandon 6 Lethbridge 1 Regina 4 Spokane 2 Red Deer 4 Calgary 1 Medicine Hat 4 Kootenay 1 Edmonton 3 Prince Albert 1 Kelowna 4 Tri-City 2 Kamloops 5 Saskatoon 1 Victoria 9 Swift Current 2 Seattle 3 Portland 1 Tuesday’s games Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Victoria at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Spokane at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Tri-City at Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s games Victoria at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Prince George at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Brandon at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Spokane at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s game

Tri-City at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Raiders 3, Hitmen 2 First Period 1. Prince Albert, Kadlec 1 (Paivarinta, Morrison) 8:57. 2. Prince Albert, Stransky 7 (Glover, Kelly) 11:40. Penalties — Hayes PA (holding) 0:22 Twarynski Cgy (goaltender interference) 1:39 Leth PA (roughing) 1:57 Kadlec PA (delay of game) 6:41 Paivarinta PA (roughing) 14:49. Second Period 3. Prince Albert, Coleman 3, 6:28. 4. Calgary, Sanheim 1 (Grishakov, Zipp) 16:43. Penalties — Esposito Cgy (high-sticking) 12:29 Twarynski Cgy (interference) 19:08. Third Period 5. Calgary, Twarynski 2 (Kastelic, Grishakov) 7:19. Penalties — Sanheim Cgy (cross-checking), 0:43 Prefontaine Cgy (slashing) 7:45 Stukel Cgy (high-sticking) 10:29. Shots on goal by Prince Albert 8 6 1 — 15 Calgary 12 10 12 — 34 Goal — Prince Albert: Scott (W, 3-5-1-0) Calgary: Porter (L, 2-3-0-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Prince Albert: 0-5 Calgary: 0-4. Referees — Tyler Adair, Jason Cramer. Linesmen — Sean Donnelly, Jared Mackey. Attendance — 5,328 at Calgary. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Montreal 5 4 0 1 9 20 Tampa Bay 5 4 1 0 8 17 Detroit 6 4 2 0 8 20 Florida 5 3 1 1 7 16 Boston 5 3 2 0 6 15 Ottawa 5 3 2 0 6 18 Toronto 5 1 1 3 5 18 Buffalo 4 1 2 1 3 11 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF N.Y. Rangers 6 4 2 0 8 22 Washington 5 3 1 1 7 13 Pittsburgh 6 3 2 1 7 13 N.Y. Islanders 6 3 3 0 6 18 Philadelphia 5 2 2 1 5 19 New Jersey 5 2 2 1 5 8 Columbus 4 2 2 0 4 11 Carolina 5 1 2 2 4 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF St. Louis 6 4 1 1 9 19 Minnesota 6 3 2 1 7 19 Colorado 5 3 2 0 6 16 Chicago 6 3 3 0 6 23 Dallas 5 2 2 1 5 14 Nashville 5 2 3 0 4 15 Winnipeg 5 2 3 0 4 14 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Edmonton 6 5 1 0 10 23 Vancouver 6 4 1 1 9 15 San Jose 6 3 3 0 6 14 Anaheim 6 2 3 1 5 14

GA 9 14 15 12 13 20 19 12 GA 16 10 19 17 19 9 11 20 GA 15 19 16 22 16 15 19 GA 16 14 18 16

Los Angeles 5 2 3 0 4 14 18 Calgary 6 1 4 1 3 18 27 Arizona 5 1 4 0 2 14 21 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Florida 5, Colorado 2 Tampa Bay 4, Ottawa 1 New Jersey 2, Minnesota 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 2 Detroit 3, San Jose 0 Philadelphia 6, Carolina 3 Montreal 4, Boston 2 Chicago 5, Toronto 4, SO Nashville 5, Pittsburgh 1 Columbus 3, Dallas 0 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 3, SO St. Louis 6, Calgary 4 Sunday’s Games Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 0 N.Y. Islanders 6, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Rangers 3, Arizona 2 Anaheim 4 Vancouver 2 Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Arizona at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Florida at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Buffalo at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 8 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Washington at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m. Oilers 3, Jets 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Lucic Edm (roughing) 13:21. Second Period 1. Edmonton, Letestu 2 (unassisted) 9:24. 2. Edmonton, Nurse 1 (McDavid, Kassian) 11:10. 3. Edmonton, Kassian 2 (Pouliot, Nugent-Hopkins) 17:16. Penalties — Nurse Edm (cross-checking) 9:02 Sekera Edm (interference) 18:13. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Perreault Wpg (high-sticking) 9:12 Myers Wpg (interference) 10:17 McDavid Edm (tripping) 17:53. Shots on goal by Edmonton 8 14 10 — 32 Winnipeg 10 11 10 — 31 Goal — Edmonton: Talbot (W, 5-1-0). Winnipeg: Hellebuyck (L, 1-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Edmonton: 0-2 Winnipeg: 0-4. Referees — Gord Dwyer, Francois St.Laurent. Linesmen — Vaughan Rody, Ryan Galloway. Attendance — 33,240 at Winnipeg.

Football CFL East Division W L T PF PA Pt 7 8 1 443 455 15 7 9 0 456 441 14 5 11 0 334 382 10 5 12 0 366 527 10 West Division GP W L T PF PA Pt y-Calgary 17 15 1 1 578 352 31 x-Winnipeg 16 10 6 0 454 411 20 x-B.C. 16 10 6 0 480 430 20 x-Edmonton 16 8 8 0 479 453 16 Saskatchewan16 5 11 0 326 465 10 x — clinched playoff berth y — clinched division. WEEK 18 Bye: Winnipeg Saturday’s results Montreal 19 Saskatchewan 14 B.C. 32 Edmonton 25 Friday’s results Hamilton 39 Ottawa 36 (OT) Calgary 31 Toronto 13 WEEK 19 Bye: Toronto Friday, Oct. 28 Edmonton at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Ottawa at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. B.C. at Saskatchewan, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 Calgary at Montreal, 11 a.m. WEEK 20 Bye: Calgary Friday, Nov. 4 Winnipeg at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Montreal at Hamilton, 11 a.m. Toronto at Edmonton, 2 p.m. Saskatchewan at B.C., 5 p.m. End of Regular Season GP x-Ottawa 16 x-Hamilton 16 Montreal 16 Toronto 17

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East T Pct PF PA 0.857 176 107 0.571 187 131 0.429 146 159 0.286 119 180 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 4 2 0.667 108 127 Indianapolis 3 4 0.429 194 200 Tennessee 3 4 0.429 146 161 Jacksonville 2 4 0.333 117 160 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 4 3 0.571 170 150 Baltimore 3 4 0.429 133 139 Cincinnati 3 4 0.429 140 162 Cleveland 0 7 0.000 130 207 West W L T Pct PF PA Oakland 5 2 0.714 185 179 Kansas City 4 2 0.667 136 123 Denver 4 2 0.667 140 108 San Diego 3 4 0.429 206 185 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 5 1 0.833 159 107 Philadelphia 4 2 0.667 156 88 Washington 4 3 0.571 159 162 N.Y. Giants 4 3 0.571 133 141 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 4 3 0.571 229 199 Tampa Bay 3 3 0.500 128 159 New Orleans 2 4 0.333 176 195 Carolina 1 5 0.167 161 176 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 5 1 0.833 129 84 Green Bay 4 2 0.667 140 123 Detroit 4 3 0.571 170 170 Chicago 1 6 0.143 111 169 West

L T Pct PF PA 1 1.750 111 84 3 1.500 159 110 4 0.429 120 154 6 0.143 144 219 Thursday’s Games Green Bay 26, Chicago 10 Sunday’s Games N.Y. Giants 17, Los Angeles 10 Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 17 N.Y. Jets 24, Baltimore 16 Detroit 20, Washington 17 Kansas City 27, New Orleans 21 Philadelphia 21, Minnesota 10 Miami 28, Buffalo 25 Indianapolis 34, Tennessee 26 Oakland 33, Jacksonville 16 Tampa Bay 34, San Francisco 17 New England 27, Pittsburgh 16 San Diego 33, Atlanta 30, OT Arizona 6, Seattle 6, OT Open: Dallas, Carolina Monday’s Games Houston at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 Washington at Cincinnati, 7:30 a.m. Detroit at Houston, 11 a.m. Arizona at Carolina, 11 a.m. Kansas City at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 11 a.m. New England at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Seattle at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. San Diego at Denver, 2:05 p.m. Green Bay at Atlanta, 2:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Open: Los Angeles, San Francisco, N.Y. Giants, Miami, Baltimore, Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 31 Minnesota at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

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 Cleveland 4, 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 3, Toronto 0 National League

Chicago 4, Los Angeles 2 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 10, at Los Angeles 2 Thursday, Oct. 20: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 4 Saturday, Oct. 22: Chicago 5, Los Angeles 0 WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7 x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Chicago vs. Cleveland Tuesday, Oct. 25: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28: Cleveland at Chicago, 8:08 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: Cleveland at Chicago, 8:08 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 30: Cleveland at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. x-Tuesday, Nov. 1: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m. x-Wednesday, Nov. 2: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m.

the fallout from the Senate expenses scandal and didn’t like to have to vote the Conservative party line all the time.

travel, you really don’t stop to thank people and enjoy yourself as much as you should.” Fans at the dedication chanted “Marty’s better!” — a frequent chorus when Brodeur made a big save, especially against Henrik Lundqvist and the rival New York Rangers. The 11-foot bronze statue of the goaltender has a base that includes Brodeur’s records, his autograph and the Devils’ logo. Brodeur is currently the St. Louis Blues assistant general manager. He briefly played for the Blues in the 2014-15 season before retiring.

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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

BRIEFS Former Habs coach and senator Demers release from hospital OTTAWA — Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back at home after going to hospital Saturday. His Senate office would only confirm that Demers, 72, was at home Sunday, but didn’t provide any details about the reason he went to hospital. Demers had suffered a stroke in April, but he was at the Canadiens’ home opener Tuesday night, smiling in a wheelchair while handing a torch to Captain Max Pacioretty to close out a pre-game ceremony. Demers led the Canadiens to their last Stanley Cup in 1993. He also coached the Quebec Nordiques, the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues. Demers was appointed to the Senate in 2009 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but later left the Conservative caucus in December to sit as an Independent. At the time, he said he was uncomfortable with some of

Devils dedicate statue to Brodeur NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have dedicated a statue outside Prudential Arena to longtime goaltender Martin Brodeur. The 44-year-old Brodeur was honoured prior to the Devils’ game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night in a ceremony attended by a couple hundred fans on a damp, drizzly night. Brodeur led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and set NHL records for games played (1,266), wins (691) and shutouts (125). The 10-time All-Star won the Vezina Trophy four times during his 21 seasons with the Devils, and the Montreal native was a two-time Olympic gold medallist . The Devils unveiled Brodeur’s statue in February when they retired his No. 30 jersey. “I feel really fortunate to be able to sit back and enjoy what I’ve done and being so successful,” Brodeur said before the ceremony. “There’s no regret in what I’ve accomplished in my career. When you retire and you don’t play the game you kind of understand that you sometimes take things for granted because the day-to-day life with games and

Hemsky returns to Stars after injury DALLAS — The Dallas Stars have activated forward Ales Hemsky from the injured list after he sustained a groin injury during the World Cup of Hockey. Hemsky missed Dallas’ first four games after getting injured playing for the Czech Republic. He scored 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 75 games for the Stars last season. The 33-year-old Hemsky was one of two key Dallas forwards injured during the World Cup. All-Star Tyler Seguin missed the preseason after getting a hairline fracture in a heel in a World Cup tuneup for Canada against the United States.




Crooner with a tinge of hip-hop MICHAEL BUBLE MIXES IT UP ON HIS NEW ALBUM – NOBODY BUT ME BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Michael Buble is venturing into musical territory that is both familiar and entirely new with his latest album Nobody But Me. The award-winning Canadian crooner hasn’t strayed from the upbeat pop tunes and swinging jazz standards that have become his signatures. But in a move that may raise eyebrows, the multiple Grammy and Juno winner decided to include a guest rap verse on the album’s title track, recorded by Black Thought of acclaimed hip-hop group the Roots. “I knew that he could bring it to another level,” said the Burnaby, B.C., native about the rapper (whose real name is Tariq Trotter). “I respected him as a musician. Listen, I thought he had a great vocabulary. I think he’s a highly intelligent human being, a kind human being. And the sense of rhythmic schemes, of stuff that I’d listened to, was always so good. “I knew what I wanted of the song,” he added. “I could hear this hip-hop beat … with this kind of rockabilly jazz, Louis Prima-esque arrangement. I had talked about different people, but the whole time, it was Tariq.” Others around Buble weren’t as certain. He said he started to receive calls from people saying he was at risk of losing his audience, and that there may be segments of his listeners who simply wouldn’t embrace the move. “I was literally shocked that it was an issue. I just thought: ‘Oh, yeah, jazz was the birth of this music, this beautiful music created by African-American people has grown into the seed of everything I love to swing, to rock ‘n’ roll, to blues, to hip-hop, to rap to R&B, to everything we listen to.”’ Buble said a phone chat with his publicist helped reaffirm his initial plan. “She said: ‘Honey, I’ve watched you fight the last year to own this record,”’ he recalled. “‘I’ve watched you fight for the ability to sit and look journalists in the eye and tell them that you took chances and that you took risks and that you were going to show them growth and you were going to make a statement…. Now, you’re telling me the night of the mastering that you were going to let these people stop you?’ “She gave me just the lift that I needed, because it’s scary when people tell you that you’re going to lose everything.”’ Nobody But Me comes three years after the release of Buble’s blockbuster “To Be Loved,” which topped the charts in 11 countries and earned a Grammy for best pop vocal album. His seventh studio album marks a key first for Buble, who makes his debut as co-producer. “It’s like an actor who directs himself in a movie,” Buble said. “For me, it was a way for me to be more authentic in covering the standards, a way to really have a great sense of closeness to the songs for my audience. “When they put the earphones on and they listen to something like God Only Knows, or when they hear me singing The Very Thought of You or My Baby (Just) Cares For Me, they get a sense of being right there

Entertainment BRIEFS World laughs at Donald Trump in ‘SNL’s’ new debate sketch A week after drawing an unhappy response from Donald Trump for its portrayal of him in its spoof of the second presidential debate, Saturday Night Live didn’t back down on the third one. Featuring the debate again in its cold open – this time with Tom Hanks playing moderator Chris Wallace – Alec Baldwin’s Trump was as brutish and offensive as ever. At one point, Trump forgets the name of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and calls him “Señor Guacamole,” his wife “Taquito,” and his kids “Chips” and “Salsa.” He offers the world’s most meandering and nonsensical answer to a question about the Iraqi city of Mosul. There’s even a subtle jab at Trump’s strange comment that he would date daughter Ivanka if she weren’t his daughter. The sketch had some fun with the audience laughter that was clearly heard when Trump said that nobody respects women more than he does. It zooms out to outer space to show the whole planet laughing at the comment. And, yes, there were jabs at Clinton, too. When asked about her emails, she offers the most transparent pivot ever to avoid answering the question. There is a jab at her instantly exploiting Trump’s “nasty woman” comment for political gain. And she assures us that she would be a “solid B” as president. But the butt of most of the jokes – and the toughest jokes – was again Trump, whose over-the-top rhetoric and style were just made for these sketches. Trump will see this tougher treatment as bias against him and part of what he has deemed the vast media conspiracy against him. But he’s just eminently more lampoon-able. It’s the persona he has crafted for himself.




Michael Buble poses for a photo to promote the release of his new album ‘Nobody But Me’ in Toronto Tuesday. with me, that intimacy.” Grammy winner Meghan Trainor is Buble’s duet partner on the track Someday, which was co-written by her and One Direction’s Harry Styles. Hip-hop also played a role in influencing the creative process, with Buble citing the collaborative approach to creating music depicted in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. “My favourite artists in the world — Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat Cole, the Mills Brothers, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin — they all recorded the way I wanted to record, which is to walk in with a band, and put them through their paces, have a great arranger, have the best engineers in the world, and the best musicians, and then find a way to make this

song yours, to reinvent and to reimagine it.” One of Buble’s favourite tracks was his strippeddown cover of the Beach Boys’ classic God Only Knows. “I closed the lights off and put a picture of my kids on my phone and I sang the song — and I meant it,” said Buble, who shares sons Noah and Elias with wife Luisana Lopilato. “I sang it once. Not five times, not eight — one time through. Live. Weeks later, I would add a quartet to the performance. But the standards, I felt like there could be more intimacy. “And I think when people hear it, they can hear me smile. They can hear when I’m emotional…. I kind of missed those things in previous recordings.”

This is the final debate sketch we’ll see, given that there aren’t any more debates. Perhaps none of them were classic SNL, but they certainly captured the strangeness of the 2016 debates. And when we look back at this campaign, they’ll be a part of it.

Taylor Swift belts out hits from the past decade

‘Hyena Road’ among winners at Directors Guild of Canada TORONTO — The film Hyena Road and the miniseries Sons of Liberty were among the big winners at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards on Saturday. Hyena Road won a directing honour for Paul Gross and best sound editing. Meanwhile, the History Channel’s Sons of Liberty won a directing trophy for Kari Skogland as well as best production design. Other two-time winners included the documentary Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr, the Space smash Orphan Black and the miniseries The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Best directing in a dramatic series went to Helen Shaver of Vikings while best directing in a comedy series went to Jerry Ciccoritti of Schitt’s Creek. A total of 17 awards were handed out at the 15th annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards. Filmmaker Anne Wheeler got the Lifetime Achievement Award and Quebec filmmaker Chloe Leriche received the inaugural DGC Discovery Award for her film Avant les rues.

DJ Khaled and fiancee welcome baby boy on Snapchat LOS ANGELES — It’s a boy for music producer DJ Khaled and his fiancee Nicole Tuck, who welcomed their first child into the world early Sunday morning. Khaled chronicled the birth in a series of snapchats showing the inside of the delivery room where he can be heard telling the doctor that “it’s go time.” The video clips took place over a period of about 10 hours, showing nearly everything about the birth while his album Major Key played in the background. After Tuck gave birth, Khaled said that he was going to let audiences hear the crying baby only. He also stamped his arm with the ink print of his son’s foot.



The Stettler Christmas Farmers Market will be held on Oct. 25, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stettler Agriplex. Get an early start to your Christmas Shopping with a wide variety of vendors to check out. Concession available on site. For tables, please call 403-742-6288.


Taylor Swift took a break from music this year, but the pop superstar did agree to play one concert in 2016. Two days before the 10-year anniversary of her debut album, Swift took the stage Saturday night at the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Texas as the event’s headliner. The concert was previously reported as “a collection of her biggest hits from the last decade,” and Swift recently posted a few videos of her band rehearsing some of these songs.

Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel LOS ANGELES — Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend. Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back into second place according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s the third best opening for a Madea movie, behind Madea Goes to Jail and Madea’s Family Reunion and a sign of the character’s longstanding appeal to audiences. To market the film, which reportedly cost $20 million to produce, Lionsgate leveraged the social media audiences of Perry and his cast as well as promotional videos like one featuring Jimmy Fallon as Trump alongside Madea that ended up going viral. “Tyler Perry is a movie star. Tyler Perry is a mogul. The Madea character has provided box office dividends for years. It’s a perfect combination, Madea and Halloween right before Halloween,” said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. That timing, along with the promising A CinemaScore, should bode well for the film’s second weekend over Halloween. A Madea Halloween proved to be the strongest of the slew of sequels this weekend, topping even the star power of Tom Cruise, whose Jack Reacher: Never Go Back took in $23 million for Paramount Pictures. It’s a far cry from Cruise’s successes with the Mission: Impossible movies for Paramount, but it did do significantly better than the first Jack Reacher, which opened right before Christmas in 2012 to $15.2 million. That film went on to gross $80.1 million domestically and $218.3 globally.

MINI-EDUCATION SERIES, MOSS BAG TEACHINGS Red Deer Native Friendship Society offers Moss Bag Teachings on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Coming up: Nov. 1 — Tipi Teachings. Free of charge. Ages 19 years and up. Phone 403-340-0020.


EVENING ARTISTRY Unleash your inner artist at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Snell Auditorium. Join in an evening of guided painting. No experience required. Instruction and materials supplied, you supply some enthusiasm and leave with a masterpiece. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the adult services desk downtown at any date prior to the event. Another session taking place Nov. 22.




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CLASSIFICATIONS WHITECOTTON, Roy Nov. 6, 1924 - Oct. 3, 2016 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandpa, on Monday, October 3, 2016, at the age of 91. Roy will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce of 68 years; daughters, Linda (Conrad) Hueppelsheuser, Jane (Howard) Thesen and son Don (Debra) Whitecotton, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Also his siblings; May Smith, June Monro, Smoke (Alice) Whitecotton, Evelyn Frizzell and Lorne (Connie) Whitecotton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his parents Jessie and Walter Whitecotton, foster son Robert Manning, grandson Brian Thesen, and his brother in laws Howard Smith, Jim Munro and Ralph Frizzell. Roy grew up and also raised his family in the Iowalta district, where his love for farming and family was first priority. Roy enjoyed most sports but was an avid curler, ball player and golfer. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Roy will be laid to rest on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 11:00AM by his family at the Fairview Cemetery. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrews United Church (5226 51 Avenue, Lacombe, AB) at 1:00PM with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to STARS (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7). Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM Serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

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Drug cartel banked cash in New York City BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — In the photos, Alejandra Salgado and her little brother Francisco look like ordinary tourists strolling the streets of midtown Manhattan. He carries a shopping bag. She wears a white dress, a necklace and a leather tote slung over one shoulder. But the outings were hardly innocent. Over two hours, federal agents snapped pictures as the pair visited seven banks, stopping at each one to make cash deposits of just under $10,000 — all from piles of drug money stashed in their bags. Prosecutors say the flurry of modest deposits was one of the many schemes hatched by Mexican crime cartels trying to bring billions of dollars in drug proceeds back from the United States without attracting scrutiny from banking regulators. The cartels collect much of their cash proceeds from the U.S. market much the way the cocaine and other drugs come in, by sneaking it across the border. But using regular banks remains in the mix, said James Hunt, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York City office. The trick is keeping deposits small, because banks are required to report cash deposits of $10,000 or more to the government. The benefit, he said, is that if investigators do catch onto such a scheme, less cash gets confiscated. The bagmen also often face less jail time. “It’s a little more time-intensive but it’s not as heavy a hit if you get caught,” Hunt said.

Before they went to prison late last month, the Salgados were paid to launder up to $1 million a month collected from drug wholesalers doing business with the notorious Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors said. Investigators say Alejandra Salgado, 59, who has a Mexico City address and was in the U.S. on an expired visa, was supervised by a high-ranking member of the cartel. Agents began watching her in New York after her name came up in an investigation of money-laundering cells in southern California, Michigan and Arizona being conducted by investigators from the DEA Drug Enforcement Task Force, Department of Homeland Security, the IRS and local agencies. Details from the case files of federal agents and narcotics prosecutors provided to the AP offer a look inside how the Salgados operated. At one point she had been a courier who would drive drug money over the border. But later, she was assigned by cartel leaders to deposit funds into multiple bank accounts held under fake names, then write checks to a produce company in San Diego controlled by the cartel. An undercover investigator wearing a wire recorded her calling the assignment a “hassle,” but safer than her previous gig. After her handler told her there was “a lot of work” for her in New York, she and her brother, a legal resident with an Alaska address, set up shop at a Manhattan hotel in the summer of 2013. She preferred to collect payments from local drug dealers in midtown, rather than in their home territories in the Bronx or Wash-

ington Heights, for security reasons. “Like a friend of mine said: ‘This is a business for tough people,”’ she said in a conversation with the undercover agent. “And it’s all based in trust.” While under investigation, the siblings made at least two dozen deposits in amounts ranging from about $8,100 to $9,600 at banks located from the Upper West Side to Canal Street. Following the money trail was worthwhile to “gain insight into the practices” of the cartels, said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan, whose office prosecuted the case. At Francisco Salgado’s sentencing, his lawyer, Jeffrey Taub, portrayed him as a small fish in “an unfortunate situation.” The penalties for the launderers can be lighter than in bigger federal conspiracy cases. The brother and sister took plea deals resulting in sentences of 16 months to four years. Alejandra Salgado’s attorney, Robert W. Georges, said it’s certain his client will be deported once she serves her time — a fate she’s accepted. “She’s remorseful and looking forward to getting on with her life in Mexico,” Georges said. Prison and deportation probably wasn’t what Salgado had in mind when she told an undercover agent, in a recorded call, that being a money courier was a nice way to make a living in a treacherous drug world. “I live in peace and I live tranquil,” she said.

Candidate for governor owes millions in taxes WEST VIRGINIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HINDMAN, Ky. — Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia’s most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec centre and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens. Many of these counties have been devastated by the collapse of the coal industry over the past few years, and their financial struggles are not all Justice’s fault. But county officials say things would be a lot easier if he paid up. “It’s just absurd that a billionaire wouldn’t pay his taxes,” fellow Democrat Zach Weinberg, the top elected official in Kentucky’s Knott County, said as he thumbed through a folder of Justice’s debts. Justice, who is leading in the polls, makes no apologies for the debt owed by some of his coal companies, saying he is doing everything he can to keep his businesses running and workers employed while other companies go under. One of the biggest chunks of money owed is in Knott County, where Justice has unpaid taxes of $2.3 million dating to tax year 2014. That’s a substantial hole, given the county government’s $10 million budget and its separate $23 million school budget. Justice has other unpaid tax bills scattered across the hills and hollows of eastern Kentucky: $1.2 million in Pike County, $500,000 in Floyd County, $228,300 in Magoffin County and $167,600 in Harlan County, according to county officials. He also has millions in West Virginia state


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BRIEFS Two hurt in disturbance at N.C. correctional facility GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Authorities say two people were injured during a disturbance at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro, North Carolina Local media outlets report that an inmate and a prison employee were hurt during the disturbance that began Sunday around 7 p.m. Communications director for the N.C. Department of Public Safety Pamela Walker told media that inmates started at least two fires during the nearly two hour incident. Walker says the prison employee is being treated for minor injuries and the inmate was treated at a hospital and released. She says the scene was under control by around 9 p.m. and that all inmates were back in cells. The prison is located about 55 miles southeast of Raleigh. In addition to the sheriff’s office, Goldsboro police, Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety responded to the scene.

Surfer is third Australian shark attack victim in a month SYDNEY, Australia — A surfer sustained teeth wounds to his thigh on Monday in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month, police said. The man, in his 30s, was attacked at Byron Bay, 36 kilometres (22 miles) north of Ballina, where a 25-year-old man sustained minor leg injuries while surfing with friends on Oct. 12, a police statement said. On Sept. 26, a 17-year-old surfer required stitches to close a leg wound after he was bitten by a shark off Ballina, 600 kilometres (350 miles) north of Sydney. A 41-year-old Japanese surfer was killed by a shark off Ballina last year. After the latest attack, a friend drove the victim to the Byron Bay hospital. The puncture wounds to his upper-left thigh were not


Knott County Judge executive Zach Weinberg looks through a file full of debts from a coal company owned by Jim Justice in Hindman, Ky. Justice is running as a Democrat for governor in neighbouring West Virginia, but his coal companies owe millions in taxes to several Kentucky counties amid a decline in coal production. tax liens against his companies. Because of privacy laws, the state won’t say whether he is paying them back. The Associated Press has reported previously on Justice’s debts to coal suppliers and contractors, and a recent National Public Radio report compiled a list of Justice company debts, including back taxes and mine safety fines totalling $15 million. At the same time, Justice — the richest man in West Virginia, with a fortune estimated at $1.56 billion by Forbes magazine and a profusion of coal and agricultural interests — has spent almost $2.6 million of his own money on his campaign.

His opponent, Republican Bill Cole, has made an issue of Justice’s bills, saying the businessman is putting counties at risk. “They don’t need the money in a year or two years from now,” Cole said during a recent debate. “They need it right now.” In his defence, Justice cites the downturn in the coal industry and the complexity of the 102 businesses he is juggling. He doesn’t have “barrels of money” sitting around, he said, and his companies have paid over $70 million in taxes annually over the past four years. Justice has cast his efforts to keep his mines open in heroic terms.

life-threatening, police said. A surfer who administered first aid at the scene, Geoffrey Knapp, said the victim had been lying on his board when the shark attacked. The fiberglass board took the brunt of the bite, Knapp said. The victim “clearly saw the tail and he got the impression that the shark was trying to knock him off his surfboard and roll him over,” Knapp told Australian Broadcasting Corp. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Ballina on Sunday to demonstrate against government plans to place anti-shark nets along beaches around Ballina. The nets, which are suspended from floats and run parallel to the coast, are not complete barriers to sharks and kill a wide variety of marine life. Environmentalists oppose them. Police said beaches around Byron Bay would remain closed for 24 hours after the attack.

near the Asian financial centre’s Wan Chai red-light district. One of the women’s bodies was found stuffed in a suitcase left in a balcony, while the other had knife wounds on the neck and buttock, according to initial police reports. If convicted, Jutting faces life in prison.

Deposed former ruler of Qatar dies at 84 Qatari state television says the country’s former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad alThani, has died. The channel reported that the 84-year-old former emir died Sunday evening. He had not held power since 1995, when he was deposed by his son, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in a bloodless palace coup. The tiny, energy-rich country on the eastern edge of Saudi Arabia is now ruled by Sheikh Khalifa’s grandson, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who has declared three days of mourning.

U.K. banker pleads not guilty to murder HONG KONG — A British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women pleaded not guilty when he went on trial in Hong Kong. Rurik Jutting entered a plea of not guilty Monday to two murder charges that were read out at the High Court, with prosecutors rejecting his attempt to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Jutting is charged with the murders of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, whose bodies were found in his upscale apartment

So an emu walks into a Florida pub ... CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An escaped emu sent deputies on a wild goose chase after it walked up to a bar in central Florida. The long-legged bird, which resembles an ostrich, hopped its 4-foot fence in Cape Canaveral on Friday and sauntered up to a local Irish pub. The emu’s owner, Paul Eaton, said the bird was spooked by a stray dog. It took Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies and an animal control officer more than an hour to capture the eight-year-old bird. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said it was like trying to catch a giant chicken. Emus are the second-largest living bird by height. They are fast sprinters and, when agitated, can jump and kick with considerable force. Florida Today reports the emu, named Taco, also jumped the fence in Oct. 2012 and ran amok on State Road A1A.

Man fatally shot after ignoring command to drop gun EDMONTON, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say troopers fatally shot a man who ignored an order to put down his rifle during a domestic call. Trooper Billy Gregory says in a news release that 38-year-old Kenny Tomblin of Edmonton was shot by troopers early Sunday. Gregory says a woman told Metcalfe County dispatchers that she and Tomblin had been involved in a physical altercation. A sheriff’s deputy encountered Tomblin, who went into his residence, brought out the rifle and approached troopers who had arrived. Gregory says Tomblin refused to put the rifle down and discharged the weapon. Troopers returned fire, striking him. The race of the troopers and the suspect weren’t known. Gregory didn’t immediately respond to an email. An investigation is continuing. Edmonton is about 115 miles south of Louisville.










TODAY IN HISTORY OCTOBER 24 1886 — Utah Mormon Church leader Charles Ora Card, sent to Canada to find a place of ‘peace and asylum’, finds a site between the Belly River and St. Mary River and dedicates it to the Lord for future Mormon settlement; earlier travelled to B.C., but found much of the best land already taken. The Mormons are skilled dryland farmers. 1962 — John Diefenbaker authorizes full Canadian air defence alert status known



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as ‘Defcon 3’ in reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis that broke two days earlier, when the U.S. ordered Soviet missiles out of Cuba. The alert should have gone out earlier, under treaties with the U.S., but Diefenbaker delayed, angering the Kennedy government. 1991 — Larry Ryckman acquires the CFL Calgary Stampeders from the Stampeder Football Club Limited. 1992 — Dave Winfield whacks a two-run double in the 11th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves; Jays take baseball’s World Series four games to two.




FOOD MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016

New keeps improving VIRGINIA HAS SOME SWEET TREATS FOR FOODIES BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES When David Shannon returned to his native Richmond in 1997 after a year-long stint as chef of the Ashby Inn in Paris, Va., the first restaurant review he read in the Richmond Times-Dispatch gave him pause. It was about a new McDonald’s in Carytown. Shannon, who also spent eight formative years at the esteemed Inn at Little Washington, asked himself, “What have I done?” “The great thing about the city now is how far restaurants have come,” says the chef behind one of Richmond’s most intriguing establishments, the two-year-old L’Opossum. Not only are there more and better restaurants, he says, but they also offer a world of flavors. Within the past year alone, the mix has expanded to include a promising Southern source (Spoonbread Bistro), a casual regional restaurant from a fine-dining chef (Shagbark) and yet another branch of Peter Chang, the much-hyped creation of a former Chinese Embassy chef of the same name. And one of the best modern German restaurants I know — indeed, one of my favorite destinations in Richmond — the youthful Metzger Bar and Butchery in Union Hill is poised to open an Alpine retreat in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood early next year. The 4,000-square-foot brasserie, Brenner Pass, will draw on accents from the mountainous areas of France, Italy and Switzerland. Chefs and restaurant owners say they’re attracted by a wave of adventurous eaters moving in from the suburbs and by the relatively moderate cost of doing business. Travis Croxton, co-owner of the popular Rappahannock seafood eatery and the new Rapp Session saloon next door, says the rent for those combined 4,500 square feet is one-third of what he pays for his Rappahannock Oyster Bar — a mere 600 square feet — in the District’s Union Market. Richmond’s vibrant arts scene infuses the food arena, too. Insider tip: The (free) first-class Virginia Museum of Fine Arts displays a fetching bar with a postcard view. Tastemakers can’t seem to stay away from the Virginia capital. Brandon Fox, the food and drink editor of Richmond’s Style Weekly, jokes, “We’re always on the verge!” But that’s changing, and fast, says Maureen Egan, co-founder of the six-year-old Real Richmond Food

Tours. The success of her culinary excursions – and a bit of “Charleston envy,” says Egan - helped spawn a food festival in Richmond called Fire, Flour & Fork in 2014. The first year, 1,600 people showed up. Next month (Nov. 16-20), Egan expects 6,000 attendees and close to 50 events, including farm tours, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners and food seminars. “Richmond,” she says, “deserves a stage to tell many more stories.” Here are some of mine: L’Opossum There’s no cheekier restaurant in town than L’Opossum, home to a dim dining room dressed with replicas of Michelangelo’s David, large and small, and a menu that describes a salad as “a tawdry & salacious” mix of mesclun “bound by the frigid embrace” of cucumber with a “happy Thai basil ending.” Ring a bell (maybe a gong)? The Inn at Little Washington’s signature humor clearly rubbed off on chef-owner David Shannon, 54. Silly verbiage, he says, “lowers everyone’s defenses.” Consider the name, a wink at French pretentiousness but also a throwback to the time he took a break from cooking: “playing dead, like a possum,” explains the chef. Behind the goofy labels is some serious cooking: Filet Mignon of Beef “Swellington” translates to six ounces of beef on a port wine reduction with a phyllo purse of mushroom duxelles and foie gras held together with a rosemary-sprig “hobo stick.” (“Older diners recognize it right away” as modernized beef Wellington, says Shannon.) The gimmicks make sense on the tongue. Instead of using Pernod in his delicious riff on oysters Rockefeller, the chef relies on absinthe - sprayed via an atomizer over the baked bivalves at the table. Bottom line: The comic can cook. Sugar & Twine Portland, Ore., boasts one of the best baking scenes in the country, and Beth Oristian had the honor of learning from one of its champions, Kim Boyce, owner of Bakeshop there and author of the James Beard award-winning Good to the Grain. Why would she leave the fragrant Pacific Northwest? “I spent five Christmases away from my family,” members of which are scattered around the country, says the baker, 31. “That’s the way it is in the food business.” When Oristian decided to break that streak, she

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After logging experience with a famous Portland, Ore., bakery owner, Beth Oristian opened Sugar & Twine bakery in Richmond last year. relocated to Richmond, where she has a brother, and discovered a community not unlike Portland’s, with a river running through the city and “a lot of tattoos.” A year ago, she opened Sugar & Twine, which, true to its name, sends customers away with boxes of pastries and sweets bound in string. Smart cookies know to ask for Oristian’s moist apple bran muffins, cheddar biscuits, croissants laced with fontina and fresh thyme, and the pretty, sugar-dusted hand pies. The last are filled with whatever looks good in the market: strawberry with rhubarb in warm months, apple with blackberries in the fall Meanwhile, a breakfast sandwich of egg, cheese and sausage is what McDonald’s can only hope to accomplish, and it’s best washed back with a thick pottery mug of local Trager Brothers coffee at Sugar & Twine’s pine counter.

Mouth-watering pork schnitzel and apple bran muffins BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Pork Schnitzel 4 servings The folks at Metzger Bar & Butchery report that this dish has been a hit since they opened, and they’ll “probably never take it off” the menu. The hit of sweet Bavarian mustard in the egg-wash mixture lends an extra bit of zip. The schnitzel is served there atop duck-fat fingerling potatoes and sauerkraut. An instant-read thermometer isn’t a requirement, but one might come in handy for monitoring the oil. Bavarian mustard has a sweetness that works well here; it is available at Rodman’s in the District as well as at German markets and some larger supermarkets. Adapted from Brittanny Anderson, chef and co-owner of Metzger Bar & Butchery in Richmond, Va. Ingredients Four 1-inch-thick pieces boneless pork loin (a scant 1 ½ pounds total) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons Bavarian-style mustard, plus more for serving (see headnote) 2 cups flour, or more as needed 3 cups plain panko or plain dried bread crumbs Vegetable oil, for frying (may substitute unsalted butter) Lemon wedges, for serving Fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, for serving Steps Working with one piece of pork at a time, place the meat between two pieces of plastic wrap, then pound to an even thickness of ¼ inch. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.

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Pork schnitzel Whisk together the eggs and mustard in a wide, shallow bowl. Place the flour in a separate bowl and the panko or bread crumbs in a third bowl. Heat about ½ inch of oil in a large, well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Seat a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Coat a piece of pork first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the panko or bread crumbs. (If you have an instant-read thermometer on hand, the oil should register between 340 and 360 degrees, so adjust the heat as needed.) Fry in the oil just until the schnitzel becomes golden, then use tongs to turn it over and fry on the second side, cooking for no more than a few minutes - just until it is browned and feels firm to the touch. Transfer to the wire rack and season liberally with salt. Repeat with the remaining pork. Discard any leftover flour, egg mixture and bread crumbs. Serve warm or at room temperature, with lemon wedges, herbs and more mustard on the side. Apple Bran Muffins 16 muffins Dark and rich with molasses, these muffins will make you rethink your morning meal options. You’ll need 2 standard-size muffin pans and 16

tall, tulip-shaped baking paper liners. MAKE AHEAD: The muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks. From Beth Oristian, owner of Sugar & Twine Bakery in Richmond. Ingredients 2 cups plus 1 ½ teaspoons (about 260 grams) flour ¾ cup plus 1 ½ teaspoons (180 grams) sugar About 1 ½ teaspoons (8 grams) baking powder 1 scant teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda A generous teaspoon (5 grams) kosher salt 3 large eggs (150 grams) Generous ¾ cup (300 grams) unsulfured molasses Scant 1 cup (200 grams) soybean oil About 1 ¾ cups (415 grams) sour cream A generous 3 cups (190 grams) wheat bran 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped Steps Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place a tall baking paper liner in each muffin well. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk together the eggs, molasses, oil and sour cream in a large liquid measuring cup until the eggs are well incorporated. Pour into the flour mixture, then use a wooden spoon to blend just long enough to incorporate the ingredients halfway. Add the wheat bran and apples, mixing just until evenly distributed; do not overmix. Divide the batter evenly among the baking paper liners; it will fill them higher than the muffin pan rims. Bake (middle rack) for 35 to 40 minutes, turning the pans from front to back halfway through, until a tester inserted into the center of the center muffin in the pans comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature, or cool completely before storing.



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Throw life preservers to a family that’s sinking DEAR ANNIE ANNIE LANE Dear Annie: For years, I’ve been frustrated with my wife’s family and wished I could see her relatives change for the better. Count me among millions more, I suppose. But I fear this family, with three generations in the same household, is making some really bad decisions that will soon destroy the family for good. After years of not being able to pay for their home, her relatives lost it, and that same year, they had to borrow a lot of money from us for medical expenses. Then my sister-in-law quit her steady job and jumped into a really dicey business scheme. They have bought a larger home (I don’t know how) and still enjoy promising my children expensive toys. Annie, it’s not just that I’ve had to raise my children not to count on empty promises. (I should thank these relatives for that.) What I’m afraid of is that

they’re on the road to ruin, and I’m too angry and frustrated to keep standing on the sidelines. These are intelligent, capable people, but I’m not even sure they do such basic things as see doctors regularly. There’s a lovely young girl in the family who I just started to suspect has a serious speech delay. (I’m a professor of neurolinguistics.) The last straw was when I asked my wife what the pediatrician says about it. My wife says this child is seen in their home by a family friend who’s a nurse. Annie, my wife and I know it’s hard. She had the same upbringing as her siblings, after all, but she has fought to be independent of some really self-destructive habits. They may never be able to say the same. It’s impossible for us to keep watching. Is there any way to help them (money is out of the question at this point), or should we just cut ties before their ship sinks? — Can’t Watch Anymore Dear Can’t Watch: Though you can’t stop their ship from sinking, you could at least throw them a couple of lifesavers. The first would be regarding the girl’s speech. Seeing as you’re a professor of neurolinguistics, you have good reason to raise the issue with them. Let them know that based on your experience, you think the girl’s delayed speech may be cause for concern.

When honourees don’t want their prize BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Last night, the ever-elusive Bill Murray was expected to take the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and accept the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award he actively avoided receiving. Last week he told The Washington Post’s Geoff Edgers, “I really thought if I don’t answer the phone for awhile, maybe they’ll just move on to someone else.” They didn’t. They called and called, and then had other people call, and eventually, Murray gave in. This month, the same tactic was used by the Swedish Academy, which is responsible for awarding the Nobel prizes. Bob Dylan won the prize for Literature. The Academy called his manager. The press called his representatives. Dylan has yet to say a word. “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” one of the Academy members told the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. When the prize is bestowed on Dec. 10, it appears there’s a good chance Dylan won’t show up. So will he still get to become the first musician to receive the Nobel for literature? If the Academy follows the precedent set by the many award-giving institutions that have been snubbed throughout history, the answer is yes. In the world of prestigious prizes, the honour is yours whether you like it or not. Pick any well-known award, and there’s a good chance its chosen winners haven’t all deigned to make themselves available for the ceremony. For some, the snub is a statement. When Marlon Brando won an Academy Award for The Godfather, he boycotted the ceremony and sent a Native American actress named Sacheen Littlefeather in his place. She took the stage, waved away the award and told the audience that Brando couldn’t accept the award because of the treatment of American Indians by the film industry. Others seem to have little interest in the theatrics that usually surround award acceptance. Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars, but never showed up to claim them. “As for me, prizes are nothing,” she once said. “My prize is my work.” Woody Allen won’t show up to the Oscars, either. His biographer Eric Lax told NPR that’s because Allen, like his character in Annie Hall, quotes Sigmund Freud:

JOANNE MADELINE MOORE HOROSCOPES Monday, Oct. 24 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Martin Campbell, 73; Drake, 29; Kevin Kline, 69 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: With today’s stars, expect the unexpected and plan accordingly. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Magnetic and dramatic, you have a strong perfectionist streak and extremely high expectations. 2017 is the year to stress less and relax a lot more. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Rams are feeling restless, as the Moon/Uranus trine shortens your limited patience and increases your need for speed. You’re in the mood for adventure and change so do something different today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When it comes to a frustrating problem with a family member, keep plugging away. You’ll eventually win them over with your Taurean tolerance and patience. Persistence is the key. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Have you been arguing with a loved one? Peace-loving Venus is visiting your relationship zone until Nov. 12. So it’s time to swallow your pride and hold out the olive branch of peace. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The focus is on work issues or financial matters today. Don’t rely on the same-old way of doing things. An intuitive and innovative approach could set things off in an exciting new direction. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Lions are in a self-indulgent mood as the Moon moves through your sign, and boosts your Prima Dona tendencies. So strive to be creative and confi-

“I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.” Some famous snubbers give no reasoning. Maggie Smith has been nominated for nine Emmys, and has won four times. She’s never showed up. When this year’s Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel announced another Smith win, he said, “Maggie, if you want this, it will be in the lost and found.” The 81-year-old Smith responded via a PBS Twitter account: “If Mr. Kimmel could please direct me to the lost and found office I will try and be on the next flight.” The world of Nobel prizes is far less star-studded than that of entertainment awards, but it’s hardly free of cold shoulders. The most notable came in 1973, when the Peace Prize was awarded to Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho and then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who negotiated a cease-fire agreement meant to bring about an end to the Vietnam War. But the conflict was two years away from ending. Awarding Tho and Kissinger the prize was so controversial, two members of the Nobel selection committee resigned in protest. Vietnam’s Tho refused it outright. Kissinger didn’t show at the ceremony, and tried to return the medal. But not once in the Nobel committee’s 115-year history has it allowed a prize to be revoked or returned. Once it’s awarded, it’s awarded for life. In the case of Dylan, this history hasn’t stopped naysayers from calling for a do-over. While Dylan has showed up to accept awards in the past — including the Presidential Medal of Freedom — now, he seems to have no interest. Why give a prize to someone who doesn’t want it? His fans see his indifference as a charming characteristic of his mysterious persona. His critics hold it up as just another reason why a man so prominent shouldn’t have been chosen in the first place. “Bob Dylan now has a chance to do something truly great for literature: reject the Nobel Prize for Literature,” poet Amy King expressed to PEN America, a writers association. “He can take a stand and declare that fame and ease of consumption should not play a role in determining merit when it comes to focusing the public eye on one writer’s books.” Dylan certainly could try to reject the prize. But first, he’d have to acknowledge that he won it. dent — rather than bossy and overbearing! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mystery and intrigue are around today as you share a secret; solve a mysterious problem; or read a new crime fiction novel. And make it a priority to slot some relaxation into your busy schedule. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Attached Librans — it’s time to do something unexpected with your partner. So dazzle them with a wonderful surprise. Singles — don’t be afraid to take a chance. Love is waiting where you least expect it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpios are stubborn souls and can find it hard to accommodate differing views. Try to consider a variety of viewpoints today. And avoid the temptation to see everything as black or white. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Spontaneous Sagittarius — travel and adventure are highlighted, as you explore the big wide world outside your door. But be extra cautious when driving, cycling and walking near traffic. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A friend or family member may startle you by making a surprise move today. Try to view it in a positive light. It could be just what you need to get things moving in a positive new direction. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Marvellous Moon/Uranus aspects make for a fun day full of lively conversations and much general busyness. Joint ventures are particularly favoured but realize not everyone will be as gung-ho as you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Creativity and innovation are highlighted today, as delicious daydreams whisk you away into fantasy land. When it comes to an issue with a human or four-legged friend, follow your intuition. Joanne Madeline Moore is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

The second issue, related to the first, is that of the child’s general well-being. Implore your wife to talk to the child’s parents about seeing a pediatrician for wellness checkups. Although it doesn’t sound that extreme from what you’ve told me, if you ever start to suspect neglect, then visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s website, at, for resources. As far as all the other leaks their ship has sprung — the house they seemingly can’t afford, business schemes and the like — let it go. For better or worse, they are in control of their own lives. You’re not the captain here. Dear Annie: It is that time of year to be bombarded by charities seeking donations. Is there a website that lists them and the percentages that actually go to the recipients? I couldn’t use all these return address stickers in multiple lifetimes. I want to be certain that I give responsibly. It seems that the more I give the more solicitations I receive. — Carol From Louisiana Dear Carol: CharityWatch, Charity Navigator and GuideStar all offer comprehensive databases with analyses and ratings of how charities use their donations. Happy giving! Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@



A bison is shown during the annual bison roundup Saturday on Antelope Island, Utah. Utah State Parks workers are moving the animals from across the island so they can be weighed, tagged and given health checkups. Antelope Island is on the Great Salt Lake, approximately 41 miles north of Salt Lake City.





Red Deer Advocate, October 24, 2016  

October 24, 2016 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer Advocate, October 24, 2016  

October 24, 2016 edition of the Red Deer Advocate