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AKINSDALE Sold Listings: 17

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $285,000 / High $419,900

Low $309,000 / High $395,000 Avg. days on market: 41

$353,891

Active Listings: 16

Sold Listings: 18

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Average list price:

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Average list price:

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Low $299,900 / High $799,900

Low $267,000 / High $431,000 Avg. days on market: 25

Low $289,000 / High $394,900

Low $267,000 / High $642,500 Avg. days on market: 40

$421,781

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Low $299,900 / High $1,399,000

Low $328,000/ High $672,500 Avg. days on market: 31

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Active Listings: 31

Sold Listings: 21

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $369,900 / High $724,900

Low $330,000 / High $665,000 Avg. days on market: 40

$507,251

Sold Listings: 23

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Sold Listings: 11

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$638,930

Low $324,900/ High $649,900

Low $352,750 / High $480,000 Avg. days on market: 37

Low $349,900 / High $484,900

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ERIN RIDGE Sold Listings: 35

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Low $409,900/ High $959,900

Low $376,200/ High $849,900 Avg. days on market: 38

$594,940

$516,229

FOREST LAWN Active Listings: 3

Sold Listings: 5

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Low $344,900 / High $539,900

Low $312,500 / High $374,000 Avg. days on market: 16

$421,533

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Low $467,450 / High $748,000 Avg. days on market: 51

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Low $399,900 / High $1,575,000

Low $365,000 / High $1,171,630 Avg. days on market: 51

$563,767

PINEVIEW Active Listings: 7

Sold Listings: 7

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $367,900 / High $639,900

Low $397,000 / High $509,000 Avg. days on market: 36

$486,628

$434,714

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Active Listings: 38

Sold Listings: 30

Active Listings: 4

Sold Listings: 5

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $329,900 / High $1,120,000

Low $304,900 / High $832,000 Avg. days on market: 41

Low $309,900 / High $359,900

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 Photos: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader

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Left: Just part of the haul of drugs, cash and firearms seized by traffic patrols in the past four months that was on display at RCMP K Division headquarters on Tuesday afternoon. Right: Superintendent Howard Eaton.

INDEX News . . . . . . . . . 3 Opinion . . . . . . . . 8 Council Notes . . . . 16 GREEN . . . . . . . 17 Entertainment . . . . 22 Fun & Games . . . . . 24 Business . . . . . . 26 stalbertjobs.com . . . .27

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Louise Large, playing Cassie Cooper, gets comfortable with Kelly Aisenstat, playing Lenny Ganz, during a dress rehearsal of the St. Albert Theatre Troupe’s production of Rumors by legendary American playwright Neil Simon, on Tuesday at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre. See story, page 22.

Traffic cops bring in huge hauls GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

BY THE NUMBERS

700 That’s how many horsepower the Lamborghini Aventador LP700 has, making it the most powerful car on display at the Edmonton Motor Show, held over the weekend at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The Aventador was also the most expensive car for sale at the show, with a price tag of $885,000. There were a total of 635 cars on display at the show, which covered 597,000 square feet in the facility.

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Police dog Cole, who sniffs out drugs for RCMP traffic patrols, chews on a toy at K Division headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

Alberta RCMP are patting themselves on the back after pulling massive amounts of contraband —ranging from cocaine and prescription drugs to firearms, stolen credit cards and even date rape drugs — off provincial highways since the beginning of 2013. The seized goods were on display for the media Tuesday at K Division headquarters in Edmonton, where Superintendent Howard Eaton, officer in charge of traffic services for the province, said it had been a good few months for roving traffic units across Alberta. “This has been a good four months, but we have had times like this before,” Eaton said. “When you think about the volume of vehicles going through Alberta, we’re probably getting a small percentage of what’s actually moving through.” One of the most alarming finds to Eaton were three large jugs full of gammaHydroxybutyric acid, or GHB, which has been used as a date rape drug. Eaton said there were nearly 70,000 doses of GHB in those jugs. “That’s pretty unusual,” he said. “And there are a number of firearms; that’s something that really raises the hair on the back of your

neck.” The largest single bust during that time period was 118 pounds of marijuana on Highway 16. All told, the drugs seized by RCMP accounted for 400 pounds of marijuana — enough for more than 300,000 joints — 5,000 hits of oxycodone and 9,000 hits of cocaine. They also seized more than $500,000 in cash. A total of 28 people were charged — 25 of them men — who ranged in age from 19 to 64. People who are caught trafficking drugs can face up to 10 years in prison, depending on the drug and the amount. “Some of the fellows the guys are dealing with have been caught once or twice already,” Eaton said. “It’s a risk, but I think they’re well-paid for it in the end, and they obviously think it’s worth taking the risk.” But, aside from seizing drugs, cash and weapons, traffic cops are doing good on highways in other ways, like finding lost dementia patients and children and returning them to their families. “There’s more than just the green and the powder that we’re helping to make our roads safe from,” said Const. Ryan Frost. There are about 190 RCMP members who patrol the 41,000 kilometres of highway in the province. They work in concert with dogs who are trained to sniff out drugs.


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Students get first-hand look at Boston manhunt GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

As police combed Boston and some of its suburbs last week for a suspect in a bombing attack a few days earlier, students from a St. Albert school watched it unfold right before their eyes. Nineteen Grade 7, 8 and 9 students from Sir George Simpson Junior High School’s academic challenge program were in Boston last week for a trip to complement their science and social studies curriculums, as well as outings to the Boston Aquarium and a whale-watching trip out on Boston Harbor. The group also included three staff members and three parents. The group arrived in Boston on Monday, April 15, landing in the city only about half an hour before two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Copley Square. Then, on Friday, even though they were staying in the suburb of Woburn, Mass. — about half an hour outside Boston and outside the shelter-in-place order — the group stayed inside their hotel as a precaution while local and federal authorities attempted to track down

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second of two suspects in the bombing. “I feel like I imagined the whole thing, even though I know I didn’t because we saw things everywhere,” said Grade 9 student Heather van der Veen. When the groups first arrived in Boston, the group first heard what was going on when a staff member got a phone call from a parent back home in St. Albert. “It was a surreal feeling,” said assistant principal Randy Roszell. “You looked outside, and it was a beautiful sunny day, and you wouldn’t have known that was happening.” The bombings threw a wrench into the group’s plans, as staff changed the itinerary on the fly to avoid downtown Boston and other dangerous areas for a day or two, instead heading to Salem, Mass., to check out a couple of museums. All in all, though, Roszell said the students didn’t miss out on many activities they had planned. In between the bombings Monday and the lockdown order Friday, the students said Boston and the surrounding areas seemed fairly normal, aside from an increased police presence. “There was an increased presence of police

Photo: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader

Sir George Simpson students (L-R) Evan Gamble, Wyatt Katerenchuk, Darren Dahunsi, Jessica Katerenchuk, Emily Woodward and Heather van der Veen were part of a school group that was in Boston last week as the city dealt with the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. more subdued than those that were officers and military that was noticeable, broadcast on television, but it was still a but I didn’t really notice anything about huge relief for everyone. the people,” said Grade 9 student Darren “One lady — they had a TV there playing Dahunsi. the news — when he was caught, she started However, the students remained in clapping,” added Grade 9 student Evan constant contact with their parents in Gamble. “Then we all kind of clapped and St. Albert, using phone cards they had been cheered a couple of times.” given to call home and check in. While this was quite the surreal “I phoned them on Monday night. I was experience, Roszell said it’s not one that will emailing them because I had brought a put him off field trips in the future. computer with me. And I phoned them ... as “We will certainly do trips again. Never, at soon as I got home,” Grade 9 student Wyatt any time, did I feel the kids were in danger,” Katerenchuk said. he said. “We just had to have a heightened When Tsarnaev was caught late Friday sense of what’s going on.” evening, the scene in Woburn was much


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cancer fundraiser still bowls over local family

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

A young St. Albertan’s dream of bowling over cancer took a big step over the weekend thanks to another successful event. The fifth annual Strikes for Cancer event was held Sunday at the St. Albert Bowling Centre, with more than 80 bowlers turning out to knock down a few pins and rack up funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. The event is the brainchild of Jaden Babiuk, now 10, and over its history, it has raised almost $48,000 for cancer research. “We’re confident that it’s going to be over $8,000 that we’ll be sending over to the Canadian Cancer Society [this year],” said Jaden’s father, Marvin, who noted that donations are still rolling in. “We’re very happy and very pleased with the turnout this year.” Aside from pledges collected from bowlers, the event featured a silent auction, as well as a live auction conducted by Mayor Nolan Crouse. “He had a lot of fun with it, and it was a little fun twist this year,” Marvin said. “He’s an incredible auctioneer.” Jaden first dreamed up the event in the family’s kitchen when he was six years old. At the time, his mom Lisa told the Leader last year, he had a bowling set that he liked to play with, and when a neighbour was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted to help — for real, not just in the kitchen. Marvin said that, five years later, he never believed the event would get as big as it has. “If we would have said, prior to the first event, that we’d still be doing this after five years and having that much money contributed, that’s something I wouldn’t have believed,” he said. And, understandably, he is extremely proud of Jaden and what he has accomplished.

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“He’s certainly been the inspiration behind this event,” Marvin said. “He’s still pounding the pavement, walking to businesses and sharing his story about Strikes for Cancer to get lane sponsors and prize sponsors. He’s certainly inspired us.” Though the last pin has barely been knocked over, the Babiuks are already looking to next year’s event — and beyond. “The staff at the St. Albert Bowling Centre are an amazing group, and as the event ended, we started talking about year number six and how we can basically enhance the event,” Marvin said. “Jaden has talked about what he’d like to do in the 10th year and what that’ll look like,” he added with a laugh. “We’d like to go year by year, but the fact he talks about how, in his way, he’d like to improve the event shows us that he’s committed to this event and he’s committed to taking ownership.”

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Shavings account Leader staff photos

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gardening at The RootUp Seller Root Seller Mash Claire Theobald

With the promise of warm spring weather just around the corner, it’s time to start cleaning the beds and finding the little treasures popping up in our gardens. But before you pick up your spade, a stop at The Root Seller for some expert advice can help ensure your garden is a blooming success. “You do it as a passion,” said Pieter Oudijin, “that’s why I’m in this business.” Pieter Oudijn and Mick Collier are the co-owners of this family operation. They have been in business over 16 years and their wisdom over the years has been shared with countless people. When asking Mick, Pieter or any of their staff a question you will be sure to get an honest and helpful response. “It’s enjoyable doing what you want to do,” Oudijin says. All of the bedding plants sold at The Root Seller are sprouted and grown in a greenhouse just outside of the

city, making sure his plants are hardy enough to survive in Alberta. “We make sure whatever we put in the ground will survive here,” Oudijin says. In the greenhouse, their plants are allowed to establish strong root systems, meaning with a little tender love and care, customers of The Root Seller can expect their plants to grow faster and healthier. “You plant it and it grows right away,” says Oudijin proudly. The Root Seller believes in doing things right, including doing right by the environment. Everything at their greenhouses and retail location is environmentally friendly and local whenever possible. Rainwater is collected from the roof of their growing facilities and used to water their plants, and an integratedpest-management system means they can control pesky pests without the use of harsh pesticides, relying on safe, natural alternatives.

“It’s for the future,” says Oudijin. “If we want to pass on to our kids what we’re doing, we want to make sure we’re doing right.” The Root Seller has great ways to deal with the bugs in your own yard without harming the environment. One product recommended for bugs is a product called Seven. It is ideal for getting rid of the pests without damaging the plant. If you are looking to do any landscaping in your yard this year the Root Seller is an ideal place to go, with a variety of trees and shrubs to compliment any yard. They also offer landscape consulting services that help customers not only create a garden that is visually pleasing, but incorporating environmentally friendly designs using plants bred to thrive in Alberta’s climate. Oudijin says, “gardening is what you make of it. It isn’t wrong to try new things, it is an experiment.

I enjoy trying new ideas with plants it feel good to get my hands in the soil and watch how the flowers grow.” Mick and Pieter would like to invite you to their Open House on the weekend of May 4. There will be tool sharpening available for everyone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is the perfect time to ready your equipment so you are able to play in the garden.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

OPINION

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Many lessons from first year

Here’s what people are saying about #StAlbert on Twitter:

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hat a difference a year makes, especially in provincial politics. It was 12 months ago that Alison Redford stood squarely atop the Alberta political scene, having defied the opinion polls and fended off a relentless attack from the Wildrose to by Glenn Cook win yet another overwhelming majority government for her Progressive Conservative party. The sailing since, however, has been anything but smooth. Today, Redford is being constantly attacked from all sides — especially the right, as the Wildrose has reloaded and put the PCs squarely in their sights during question period — and is butting heads with everyone from doctors to teachers to politicians in other jurisdictions. Some of the factors have been out of Redford’s control, like the plummeting price of oil that has sent the budget into a tailspin or health scandals that have been left by previous premiers to be mopped up. But other factors that have been firmly in her control have ended up hurting her image. Take, for example, the bungling of her trip to the Olympic Games in London, England, where thousands of dollars worth of hotel rooms were left empty but still had to be paid for, or the optics of demoting St. Albert MLA Stephen Khan from his position as minister of enterprise and advanced education at the same time as ousting fellow MLA Christine Cusanelli from cabinet amid a kerfuffle that also involved spending too much money on the Olympics. One can only hope that Redford has learned from the miscues from her first year in the premier’s office and will work to avoid them in the 12 months to come. She will have plenty of minefields to navigate in that time, too, from the Keystone XL pipeline to another round of budget battles — not to mention the constant pestering coming from the other side of the Legislature. But hopefully, when we look back again a year from now, we’ll see another big difference — one that’s mainly positive for a change.

Wow - hard to believe that it’s been one year since the Provincial Election such an honor to serve as MLA for #Stalbert #buildingalberta

@Fitz_Michelle Seriously who gets lost in St. Albert?! .... Oh ya I do.

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@progressclub CPC St. Albert hosting a Cinco de Mayo event Saturday May 4 at the St. Albert Community Hall. #progressclub #StAlbert

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Volunteer Week a chance to give thanks

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t’s National Volunteer Week, April 21 to 27, 2013 — a special time to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions of our volunteers! Volunteering is a part of who we are as Canadians, and it is our dedication to community involvement that has given us a reputation as a smart and caring nation at home and around the globe. Volunteers strengthen our communities and make our country vibrant, and that couldn’t be more evident than right here at home in St. Albert. Volunteers are involved in more ways than ever before. They govern organizations as board members; they lead rescue efforts when disaster strikes; they drive strangers to medical appointments;

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KENNEDY St. Albert CIVC My City and they mentor our children. They also pack food hampers for those in need, and they coach our son or daughter’s soccer team. They assist in the success of many local events, such as the recent 10-Mile Road Race and the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival, as well as the upcoming International Children’s Festival. They even complete tasks from smartphones while waiting at the bus stop. Every day, many volunteers lend a hand to their neighbours and friends and don’t even realize

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that, in doing so, they are volunteering. Volunteers quietly and cheerfully deliver an amazing variety of services that boost our quality of life. All of us are touched and enriched by volunteers’ efforts, in some way. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to thank volunteers for all they do for us, both at home here in our community of St. Albert and around the world. This week is all about taking time to recognize the tremendous impact of our incredible volunteers and show them how much we appreciate their efforts. It is a time to acknowledge the integral contribution volunteers make to our collective well-being and their contribution in making our community the

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Special BCHS honour tops volunteer awards

Four teachers from BCHS who have helped organize the event for the past 10 St. Albert Leader years, along with three students from this A special award for a special event year’s organizing committee, will accept will highlight the St. Albert Community the award on the school’s behalf at the Information and Volunteer Centre’s May 4 ceremony. annual Volunteer Citizen of the Year This is a one-time award, Phelan said, brunch next week. that the CIVC doesn’t plan to give out The annual ceremony will be taking again very frequently in the future. place on Saturday, May 4, at the St. Albert “Because it’s the 10th anniversary, Alliance Church, and will see a special I really think that school needs to be Youth Volunteer recognized for exposing Philanthropy award the kids to fundraising given out to Bellerose and volunteerism. I Composite High think those kids take School to mark the that with them the rest 10th anniversary of of their lives,” she said. the Bellerose Bike-AAside from BCHS’s Pat Phelan Thon, which has raised award, the CIVC will St. Albert CIVC almost $1 million for be handing out several cancer research. other awards, including “Rather than give an award to the group the Leaders of Tomorrow awards and the that [organized] the Bike-A-Thon this Volunteer Citizen of the Year award. year, the Bike-A-Thon is 10 years in, and “We’ve got the Leaders in the same age we thought the school should get an award categories as we’ve had in other years, for doing this Bike-A-Thon over 10 years,” right up to 20,” Phelan said. “And the said Pat Phelan, director of volunteer citizens, I can’t believe how they just keep centre services for the CIVC. coming every year.” “All the young people that they have This year’s finalists for Volunteer influenced in those 10 years have gone Citizen of the Year are: on to productive lives. It’s an amazing, • Helen Kieran, who volunteers with the amazing thing that school does.” Heart and Stroke Foundation, the

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St. Albert Retired Teachers Association and the Arden Theatre, among others; • Margaret Davison, who volunteers with the St. Albert Salvation Army; • Violet Oko, who volunteers with the St. Albert Botanic Park, the Breakfast for Learning program and the St. Albert United Church, among others; • Clayton Schafers, who is involved with the St. Albert Community Band, 4-H, the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival, and many other organizations and events; and • Jennifer Smid, who volunteers with St. Albert Creative Preschool, St. Albert Minor Hockey and Keenooshayo School, among others. Like most years, Phelan said it was a bit of a struggle early on to get nominations, but once the floodgates opened, they started pouring in. “All of a sudden, they just come floating in,” she said. “The response was good, and the nominations were just amazing. You wonder how, every year, they keep coming up.” And every year, she added, it’s a tough decision for the awards selection committee, which is made up of community members. “But we have a marking form, and it just doesn’t fail. The cream certainly rises to the top,” Phelan said.

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LEADERS OF TOMORROW • 6 to 12 years: Haley Kuchar - initiated student leadership group at Albert Lacombe School - volunteered as safety patroller and lunch monitor - organized Pink Day to support students who are bullied

• 13 to 15 years: Katie Fitzgerald - created year-round bottle drive for Second Chance Animal Rescue Society - participated in Raise the Roof event for Homeless Connect - volunteered for RunWild marathon, Kids of Steel triathlon, Walk In Her Shoes program, Family Day festivities, River Valley Picnic and many other events

• 16 to 18 years: Lindsey Johnson - founder /president of Interact Club at St. Albert Catholic High School - involved in Model United Nations and Toastmasters - youth ambassador with International Children’s Festival - volunteer with Special Olympics National Winter Games

• 19 to 21 years: Amanda Magyar - involved with Girl Guides of Canada for 14 years - chosen to be final medal bearer in Rick Hansen Relay in 2012 - creator of Birthday Bags for Kids ’N Need program - youth member of Community Services Advisory Board and frequent blood donor

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CIVC gets youth SOARing

A new program at the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre is looking to help young people spread their wings and lift their spirits. The CIVC recently started up the SOARing program — which stands for Stand Out and Represent — to give young people across the city the chance to get involved in volunteering in St. Albert. “This is what the program is really looking toward — getting our young people engaged, but also introducing they can take on themselves in their classrooms,” said Pat Phelan, director of volunteer centre services at the CIVC. “We’ve been looking at engaging youth in our community as long as I’ve worked here, and we finally have a program ... to make that happen.” The SOARing programs has “reps” between the ages of 15 and 18 who go into schools and church groups to talk to youth

about how they can get involved in volunteering. “Usually, in Grade 5 and 6, they’re really excited to give their time, but they don’t know where to go,” said Sherri Koziol, SOARing program advisor at the CIVC. “And that’s where we see we’re really filling a need.” SOARing program members have already been placed at events like the Fill-A-Bus event at the north Save-On-Foods on April 13, the open house at the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village today (Thursday) and the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. The program also helps young kids put together projects to benefit charities like Kidsport. Aside from helping kids find volunteer opportunities, the SOARing program also contacts community groups and agencies to let them know that there are young people who are willing to help. “A lot of times, they’re struggling to find volunteers, but if we can come as a group, we can do that,” Koziol said.

Members of the program are also busy organizing SOARing Up events, the first of which will happen on May 12 when they help clean up the banks of the Sturgeon River. “The SOARing reps will be there with their hoodies, and we want to encourage the youth to come out, and we’ll work together to clean up the Sturgeon,” Koziol said. Phelan said that, when she first started at the CIVC, she noticed that organizations that were asking for volunteers often imposed restrictions that would disqualify many young people, and she envisioned a program that would get young people involved. But the funding for it didn’t come through until just recently. “I have two grandchildren, and if you give them a job, they’re over the moon. They love to help,” she said. “But nobody wants them. So that’s what SOARing does.” For more information on the SOARing program, email soaring@stalbertcivc.com or call Koziol at 780-459-6666.

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Program defers seniors’ property taxes MATT DYKSTRA Sun Media News Services

House-rich seniors in need of extra cash can have their property taxes deferred until they either die or sell their house, says the province. By applying for the new Senior Property Deferral Program, Albertans who are older than 65 with 25 per cent equity in their home can choose to defer all or part of their property taxes through a loan from the province. Premier Alison Redford announced the program Monday outside the Sherwood Park home of Seniors United Now executive director John MacDonald. “It’s going to allow people to secure this loan against the title to their property so that there’s no change with respect to the revenue that municipalities receive,” said Redford. The program is expected to free up an average of $2,000 a year for seniors whose day-to-day cash flow is limited, said George

VanderBurg, Associate Minister of Seniors. “It’s not going to be the answer for every senior,” said VanderBurg. “But a lot of seniors have said to me very clearly that, if there was a governmentsponsored program with a low, fixed interest rate, that they would sign on.” The loans will be taken out with the Alberta Treasury Branch at the current prime interest rate of three per cent with “periodic reviews,” said VanderBurg. Seniors can pay the loan back when the home is sold or sooner if they want. The program has no application fees, appraisal fees or other requirements that banks normally require, he said, adding that the government will take on all risk involved. The government expects the program to free up $50 million or more for over 23,000 seniors over the next three years, said VanderBurg, which will make the program self-sustaining if participation remains high.

Calling the program a “common-sense approach to freeing up extra dollars,” MacDonald said Seniors United Now has been advocating for a tax-deferral program for years. “Alberta’s seniors are fiercely independent and being able to stay in their homes is a big part of that independence,” he said. While Redford said the “exciting” program makes good on the government’s commitment to seniors, NDP leader Brian Mason says the government has already broken a promise to them. Mason pointed to a letter signed by Health Minister Fred Horne and dated March 19, 2012, where Horne pledges the government has no plans to change the Alberta Seniors Drug Benefit. However, the drug benefit program received a $180 million cut in the 2013 budget. “This budget is full of broken promises to Alberta’s families, and this massive cut to the seniors drug benefit is just another example,” said Mason.

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Premier Alison Redford announces the Alberta government’s new seniors property tax deferral program on Monday morning in Sherwood Park.

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Gretzky statue sparks debate ANGELIQUE RODRIGUES Sun Media News Services

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Edmonton Oilers fans sit near the statue of Wayne Gretzky that is situated outside Rexall Place. Talk of a new arena in Edmonton has sparked debate about the statue’s future.

Two weeks after city council signed a deal for a proposed downtown arena, the question remains: what will happen to Wayne Gretzky? The statue, that is. The 15-foot monument — erected in August 1989 after The Great One led the Edmonton Oilers to a fourth Stanley Cup — has been presiding over the east doors of Rexall Place for almost 24 years. Fans clamour for photos with the bronzed version of No. 99, some rub his skates for luck and others simply enjoy gazing at the likeliness of the living legend as he hoists the Stanley Cup over his head. More than just a hockey player, Wayne Gretzky has become a symbol of greatness for Edmontonians. And his statue has become a piece of history and a point of pride in the City of Champions. Which means the city must handle it with care — and at the moment officials are keeping mum over rumours the Katz Group plans to move the bust to the downtown arena location. In section 25.2 of the arena Master Agreement — approved by city council on April 10 — it states that if Molson’s Alberta

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In January 2013, council designated over 600 acres west of Ray Gibbon Drive as future industrial lands. Administration has brought forth three engineering options for the lands as information.

The Railway Crossing Safety Enhancement Project is designed to improve safety at crossings and move towards reducing the need for train whistles within St. Albert.

The recommended timelines for the completion of the offsite levy review have been pushed back to August 2013 to allow more time for feedback and costing.

A motion was brought forward to install two sets of pickleball courts on the unused portion of the Lacombe Park tennis courts.

THE VOTE NOTABLE QUOTES WHAT’S NEXT

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“We’ve heard administration describe to us that these crossings need to be upgraded irrespective of whether we consider moving on with the other safety requirements to support the anti-whistling bylaw.” — Wes Brodhead

“There’s no fit with the brand with any of this yet so there needs to be some discussion around the brand itself when you come back because that has to be fundamentally part of the process.” – Nolan Crouse “This is another step in bringing us forward in promoting our economic development and business growth in the community and it’s a very needed step.” — Malcolm Parker

Feedback will be solicited from industry, developers, residents and landowners on a concept plan for the lands with a report expected back to Council in early 2014.

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“I think what’s really important here is that we do it right so that we don’t have any hiccups later on in the process.” — Malcolm Parker “Pickleball is a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton… It’s the fastest growing sport in North America. It’s a sport for all ages.” – Len Bracko

Council approved directing $56,000 towards safety improvements at the railway crossings on Riel Drive and Meadowview Drive. A second motion from Mayor Crouse was also passed not to spend any more money on the project in 2013 (Opposed: Brodhead, Lemieux, MacKay).

Administration will come back to council with a completed offsite levy review in August 2013.

“I have serious concerns about the proposed fence enclosing the railroad inside St. Albert city limits to prevent wildlife or even children from getting on the tracks… Once they’re behind that fence, they can’t get out.”

“I’d like to thank Administration for their responsiveness to our queries and to the multiple of questions and engagements that we’ve put with them. They’ve been very understanding and very supportive so we appreciate all of their efforts.”

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St. Albert Botanic Park past president Margaret Plain stands among the roses in one of the park’s greenhouses.

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Long winter has gardening upside GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

As snow and chilly temperatures stretch winter into spring and prevent those with green thumbs from getting out into the garden, Margaret Plain is looking on the bright side. Plain, the past president of the St. Albert Botanic Park, said that, although the weather hasn’t been conducive to planting flowers and vegetables yet this year, the extra moisture should be a big help once it warms up. “Because we had such a snow cover, my understanding is that the ground isn’t frozen that deep. The deep snow acts like an insulating blanket,” she said, noting that she already has a

crocus in bloom in the corner of great shape for the Mother’s Day Rose Sale,” she said. her own yard. “And we had pretty But, she adds, Alberta usually good ground moisture last year, sees its share of wacky spring but the snow melt, you don’t see weather, which could mean either it gushing down the road all the an early or a late start to the time; a lot of it is sinking into the season. soil, so we’re “When my going to have grandparents really good got married soil moisture, in Alberta — which is good for gardening this was in the and good for the Camrose area Margaret Plain plants.” in 1912 — April St. Albert Botanic Park Another good 3 was their sign is the fact wedding date, that the roses that Botanic Park and they were already on the fields volunteers potted back in March planting,” she said with a laugh. for their upcoming Mother’s While the park has plenty of Day Rose Sale are all “growing space for flowers to bloom, others vigorously” in their greenhouses. in St. Albert might not be so lucky, “They’re in bud, so they’ll be in only having the opportunity

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MAY 10-12: MOTHER’S DAY ROSE SALE 80 varieties, $30 each Proceeds go to park operations

MAY 15: HARDY PERENNIALS IN YOUR GARDEN COURSE with Barry Greig, horticulturist at Devonian Botanic Garden

MAY 22: ASIATIC AND MARTAGON LILIES COURSE with Laurie Hepper, president of the Alberta Regional Lily Society

JULY 1: CANADA DAY STRAWBERRY TEA Serving strawberry shortcake, ice cream, tea and coffee; admission by donation

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Furniture goes green with recycled pieces GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

Spring is a time for rebirth, and one Edmonton furniture store is trying to make sure some old materials get a new lease on life in your living room or kitchen. At Christopher Clayton Furniture and Design House — located at 10363 170 St. — old is becoming new again, as their showroom is filling up with pieces that combine recycled wood with a contemporary feel. In one corner of the showroom is a coffee table that blends old railroad ties with new chrome legs. Elsewhere in the store sits a dining room table made from recycled teak that came from floors and walls in homes. “It’s salvaged, reconstituted into big boards and turned into [furniture],” said sales manager Trevor Compton. “There’s a whole series — living room, dining room.” Along another wall is a cabinet with modern fixtures that gets a weathered look from using paint stripper to eat away at the black paint, exposing the mahogany finish underneath in areas. Other pieces feature stumps of trees that otherwise would have been left to rot or pine from old buildings that have been torn down. “They just replane all the wood and make into raw material, and then make a design

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Trevor Compton, sales manager at Christopher Clayton Furniture and Design House in west Edmonton, sits at a dining room table made out of recycled teak. that looks like a historical piece,” Compton said. “It looks like it’s 200 years old, but it was made three months ago.” But you’re not necessarily paying more for recycled materials. In fact, the teak table is tagged for about $600 less than a comparable one made out of brand new

birch. Recycled furniture isn’t something Compton said he necessarily goes out looking for, but it is something he is seeing more from designers thanks to other influences. “Ever since Restoration Hardware came

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GRE E N A Latvian woodworker made this ash wood wireless mouse by hand — each one is unique. (You can also pick up a USB drive made out of a real seashell, if you’re so inclined.) In addition to organic good looks, it’s also got everything you’d expect from a wireless mouse, including a Windows and Mac compatibility, an included micro-USB wireless connector, and a six-metre range. They’re $104 at IljaElectronics.etsy.com.

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Sure, that gadget may be top-ofthe-line. But will it biodegrade? Metals and plastics dominate the tech world — and there’s often no telling whether or not those materials were derived in an ecofriendly or ethical manner. But with an ongoing push to rout electronic waste away from

With gadget makers ceaselessly racing to outdo their own products, and cheap items seemingly breaking like clockwork after the warranty expires, e-waste is a growing problem. iZen Bamboo’s keyboard boasts a recyclable and biodegradable all-bamboo body designed to break down instead of lingering in a landfill. But before you and this rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard eventually part ways, its gorgeous modern look will add some major life to your desk. It’s $99 at izenbamboo.com.

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landfills, a market is growing for wood and other natural materials — depending on the company, it’s often a more sustainable choice, and it makes an attractive one to boot. These gadgets were created with an eye towards the environment, using biodegradable materials, reclaimed wood, and efficient designs — and, of course, they’ll make your home office’s decor look anything but wooden.

Looking for the perfect laptop stand? Your solution lies in this puzzle. From Belgium comes this laser-cut stand set made of sustainable bamboo — the two halves lock together, saving on material use as well as space. You can use it to prop up your laptop for a more ergonomic workspace, as well as keeping your computer elevated for better air circulation and cooling - or tip the stands vertically and use it to store your laptop on its edge for extra desk space. They’re about $85 for a set at greentunadesign.etsy.com.

Who says you need electricity to have a good time? Koostik makes beautiful, sculptural speaker docks that rely solely on the power of acoustics to amplify your music (better known as “passive amplification”), cranking up your iPhone to between two and four times the volume. Each model is available in a handful of wood finishes, and the company places a focus on sustainable harvesting. The Beetle Kill Pine used to make this dock is harvested from dead trees left standing in Colorado forests after an infestation of pine beetles. Harvesting the wood, which is streaked grayish-blue due to the infestation, helps remove the threat of a forest fire hazard. Pick up a dock for $95 at koostik.com.

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Rocketfuel spreads green through games GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

Teaching kids about environmental issues is a daunting task. But a company with roots in St. Albert is trying to do just that through innovative online games. Over the past couple of years, Edmontonbased Rocketfuel Games has been helping clients like ATCO and MindFuel (formerly the Science Alberta Foundation) teach young audiences about being environmentally friendly through engaging online games. Rocketfuel CEO Jason Suriano and vicepresident and director of sales Max Frank both live in St. Albert, and they say that teaching environmental and other lessons through games will become the norm in the future. “The space we’re working in is really growing in the area of learning and education for organizations that are teaching safety, teaching around their products, like the oil and gas sector,” Frank said. “The companies are saying, we need to teach and learn and educate in our market in different ways, to capture attention and have people retain that information better.” ATCO came to Rocketfuel with an idea for games based on their Energy Theatre program, which travels to schools across Alberta to teach lessons about the hazards of electricity and natural gas, as well as a little bit about energy conservation. “That one was interesting, because they already had a character set that they were dealing with for the theatre; it was just up to us to take those characters and amp them up,” said Suriano, who also serves as Rocketfuel’s creative director. “It’s trying to bring that real world approach back to whatever the kid is doing, and then there are the learning objectives,” he added. ATCO has been a longtime client of Rocketfuel’s, with other projects that include a novel way to get employees started on training and walk them through different environments and scenarios before they even set foot in the office.

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A screenshot from Solar Energy Defenders, an online game made by Edmonton-based Rocketfuel Games for their clients, MindFuel (formerly the Science Alberta Foundation). “When you get hired, you get a green binder; that’s what we always say because everyone can relate,” Suriano said. “This way, they can actually engage the employee two weeks before employment, so as soon as you’re hired, you get an email with a link to our onboarding game.” Meanwhile, Rocketfuel teamed up with MindFuel to create a game called Solar Energy Defenders, a tower defense game where players collect solar energy during the day that can be used to fend vampires off at night. “That one was pretty awesome, and we actually won an Ad Club of Edmonton award for that one,” Suriano said. Awards like that are nice, Frank added, but there are other measures of success for the company. “At the end of the day, what really validates it for the client is whether or not they get the measurement on their users that they want,” she said. More environmentally themed games are coming down the pike, including another game for MindFuel dealing with biodiversity.

“A lot of companies will keep throwing money at people our age, and we’ll get it, but old habits die hard,” Suriano said. “But with kids, we have some time to help them understand what the bigger issues are, so that hopefully when they get to be an adult, they’re retaining some of that.”

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“I think [our clients] see the value in game mechanics on educating their employees or educating their audience. They see the value that it can’t just be a static page or a static application,” Frank added. Before Rocketfuel was born, Suriano was at the helm of a company called Hot Rocket Studios, which was based in St. Albert. In 2006, they came together with Edmontonbased Redengine to form Rocketfuel to work on one particular game. Once that game was picked up in the United States, they were able to secure venture capital financing to form Rocketfuel permanently and start other projects. “We were at novaNAIT for a little while, and then we moved to downtown Edmonton,” Suriano explained. “We just got to a point where we needed to grow. We were getting to a point where the team was tapped out.” Today, Rocketfuel handles most of the creative details of games, while Redengine takes care of the back-end logistics. “Often what we would say is that Rocketfuel would try to break or mess up [Redengine’s] tech, because we would do different things with it,” Suriano said. “When we came together [last October], it was pretty seamless.” For more on the company, visit their website at www.rocketfuelgames.ca.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Troupe tackles Simon’s Rumors GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

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This time around, the St. Albert Theatre Troupe is raising the bar and tackling the real McCoy. After staging plays written by some of the world’s best-known playwrights during their short history, the dinner theatre troupe is taking on their most daunting task yet starting next weekend at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre — Rumors by legendary American writer Neil Simon. “[Alan] Ayckbourn claims to be the Neil Simon of England, and Norm Foster claims to be the Neil Simon of Canada, so we thought, why not try some Neil Simon?” said troupe member Mark McGarrigle. Rumors is a “madcap, slamming door farce,” as the troupe describes it on their website, that is set in a home outside New York where folks are arriving for a party to celebrate Charley and Myra’s 10th anniversary. But, when they arrive, they find Charley has unsuccessfully attempted to kill himself, and neither

Myra nor the servants are anywhere to be found. “The roles are a lot meatier; there’s a lot more subtext,” McGarrigle explained. “There are a lot more underlying messages from one character to another. They’re relaying history between the couples when they’re talking in this one. [Simon] has definitely got a lot of things interlaced through it.” The show also comes with a mature language warning, something the St. Albert Theatre Troupe hasn’t had to issue in the past. “We don’t know whether or not that’ll affect our sales,” McGarrigle said. “But we’re in this as actors; we’re in this to act. That’s why we do it, so we want to try to find pieces we like. There is language in it, but it’s nothing nobody’s never heard before. And it’s all timely; it’s not frivolous. It’s where it’s supposed to be, and there’s a reason for using it at that moment in time.” While the troupe has relied mainly on the same core group of actors up until now, they are welcoming several new players into the fold for Rumors,

including Louise Large, Darrell Portz, Amanda Blair and Amanda Niblett. “We had people show up with headshots and resumés for this one,” McGarrigle laughed. However, the curtain rises on Rumors just a couple of months after the troupe wrapped its last production, Wife Begins at Forty. Add in an original short play called Antidope that was performed for the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Gala in March, and it all puts a strain on some of the cast and crew. “It’s a little bit of a compressed pressure tank,” McGarrigle said. “We just finished the other one and put stuff in storage, and we auditioned [for Rumors] while the stage was still up, and then rehearsals started once we got everything in storage.” The St. Albert Theatre Troupe’s production of Rumors runs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from April 25 to May 11 at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre (47 Riel Dr.) Tickets are $47 each plus GST and are available through www.stalberttheatre.com or by calling 780-668-9522 or 780-222-0102.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Painters’ Guild looks to reel ’em in at show

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

The St. Albert Painters’ Guild is hoping to reel in patrons this weekend for their annual spring show and sale. The show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the lobby of St. Albert Place, and the theme this time around is “Catch of the Day” — which guild librarian Carol Brown said doesn’t refer just to picking out the choice pieces that are on display. “It’s the sun on the top of a tree, or abstract colours dancing,” Brown said. “That’s what the catch of the day is, whatever catches your [eye].” Guild member Diane Stone painted the piece that was chosen to build the show’s theme around, a painting showing the fruits of one of her husband’s annual fishing trips in all different sizes and in the colours of the rainbow. “[The colours] represent art, and the theme ‘Catch of the Day’ can mean so many things,” Stone said. “We really have a catch of talent in St. Albert; it just seems to go on and on.” The spring show is always a highlight of the guild’s calendar, mainly because, aside from showing off their efforts, that’s when they raffle off three paintings to raise money to send deserving high school students to the Summerscapes program at Red Deer College in August. “It’s something we like to do for the community,” Brown said, adding that they hope to raise $1,000 to $1,500 through the raffle, which should be enough to send two students to Red Deer. “This is one way we can give back to the community,” Stone added, “and encourage art in the next generation.” This is the 20th year that the spring show has featured the Summerscapes raffle.

This year, the paintings being raffled off are by Betty Tessier, Ardeth Buckaway and Gerhardt Frost. Besides the raffle, though, Stone said the spring show often has a different feel from the show the guild holds every fall. “It’s based on the time of year, it’s based on the theme of the show, and basically what all the painters come up with,” she said. “It’s an ever-changing, evolving sort of exhibition, and I think that’s why it’s so successful.” And seeing the works of other members on display is always gratifying and inspiring. “I love it. We buy each other’s paintings,” Brown said. “We’re a family, just like any other group.” Brown has eight or nine works going in this weekend’s show, which she said represent the most recent stage of her painting career, where she has focused on acrylics and watercolours. “When I joined the guild, I painted from the landscape of my mind ... not from pictures or realistic things. But now, I like to have something alive in my paintings, like a cat or a dog or a bird,” she said. Brown has been with the guild for more than 20 years, and said the experience has been priceless, especially the mentoring she received early on. “It’s amazing. I always did art as a child; it’s my psychiatrist,” she said, adding that, over that time, she has found herself transitioning from student to teacher in the group. “Just to talk to people about art, it’s my peer group.” The guild currently has 87 members, who have access to the studio in St. Albert Place and have one general meeting a month. The St. Albert Painters’ Guild’s spring show and sale runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday — with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the lobby of St. Albert Place.

Photos: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader

Carol Brown of the St. Albert Painters’ Guild puts the finishing touches on her latest work as she gets ready for the guild’s annual spring show and sale this weekend at St. Albert Place.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSION May 2, 2013 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm East Boardroom | 3rd Floor, St. Albert Place The City of St. Albert will be hosting the first of two Candidate Information Sessions on May 2, 2013. The second Candidate Information Session will be held on September 18, 2013. The May 2nd Candidate Information Session will provide candidates with preliminary information about the role of Mayor and Council, Remuneration, Time Commitment, Campaign Signage, Nominations, and Financial Disclosure requirements, etc. For more information about this Candidate Information Session, please contact Christopher Belke, Returning Officer, at cbelke@st-albert.net or 780-459-1706.

Painter Diane Stone’s work, pictured above, inspired the theme for the St. Albert Painters’ Guild’s spring show and sale, “Catch of the Day.”


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New Twitter #music app launches SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES – Twitter launched a standalone music-streaming app last week, opening another front in the micromessaging service’s ambitious expansion into multimedia content. The iPhone app, called #music, will recommend and stream songs based on who users follow on Twitter and artists’ recommendations. The songs will be streamed via Rdio and Spotify, the subscription-based music services, and iTunes. Twitter said in its blog-post announcement that #music will be available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. A release date for the Android app has not yet been announced. In a blog post, Twitter’s engineers said the new service “uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists.” “It also brings artists’ musicrelated Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists.” The new app, launched four months after Twitter unveiled Vine, a stand-alone video-sharing app, is meant to reinforce Twitter’s position as a fully functional multimedia hub, particularly in the eyes of teens and young adults. In its early years, Facebook gained popularity by allowing its service to be integrated with YouTube and music-streaming apps like Spotify. And Apple, Google and Amazon have all recently held talks with music industry executives about entering the music streaming business.

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(L-R) Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club manager Christine Rawlins, St. Albert Chamber of Commerce chair Lynn Carolei, TrueBalance founder Dr. Ron Brown and Coun. Malcolm Parker cut the ribbon to officially open the new TrueBalance location in the Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club on Thursday evening.

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Apple losing grip on suppliers? SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES – Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller let slip during last August’s courtroom battle with Samsung that when setting forecasts for new iPhones, the inside joke was that people should assume sales would equal all previous versions combined. That quip, uttered in front of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s trial lawyers and the media, no longer rings true as Apple appears to be losing a once vice-like grip on its supply chain and Wall Street. Suppliers and investors are struggling to gauge demand for the iconic smartphone as Samsung and up-and-coming rivals grab market share. Indications of reduced shipments now send shares in Apple and its component-makers into a tailspin. And criticism that innovation has stalled after the death of its legendary co-founder Steve Jobs 18 months ago is hurting sentiment in a stock that closed the week below $400 for the first time since December 2011. Sources at several Asian suppliers, which

for years basked in the glow of Apple’s success and enjoyed stock gains even on rumors they might be among the select group of companies to sell components to Apple, told Reuters last week about ever-moving deadlines and said they were trying to reduce their reliance on the company. An Apple supply chain source in Japan said those in the industry often jokingly refer to the company as “Poison Apple” because of its hard-to-meet high standards and low price expectations. “‘Apple can do no wrong’ can only work until Apple does wrong,” said Roger Kay, president of researcher and consultant Endpoint Technologies Associates. “It’s like the rubber band effect. The more you stretch it, the more snap you get coming back.” Apple reports quarterly results on Tuesday and declined to comment for this story. It has consistently said it focuses on making the best products — its iPhones

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remain the industry gold standard — and avoids discussing product strategy. CEO Tim Cook stressed on the last quarterly earnings conference call that it is difficult to paint a complete picture of its production process from “a few data points.” Supplier sources in Japan and Taiwan, home to dozens of Apple suppliers, said they initially expected mass-production of the next iPhone to begin in June. That date may have begun to slip beyond June, the sources said. The phone, widely referred to as the iPhone 5S, is expected to include new features such as a fingerprint sensor. A supply chain source in Taiwan said Apple was trying to find a coating material that did not interfere with the fingerprint sensor, and this may be causing a delay. In addition to the 5S, suppliers say Apple is also developing a cheaper model, which can appeal to lower-income buyers in growth markets such as China and India.

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STALBERTJOBS.COM Top 10 green careers, according to Eco Canada, an online resource for environmental jobs: • Environmental engineer • Environmental technician/ technologist • Biologist • Agrologist • Chemist • Civil engineer • Geoscientist • Lab technician/technologist • Project/program co-ordinator • Project/program manager Photo: Sun Media News Services

Jen Slykhuis, program co-ordinator at Windfall Ecology Centre in Aurora, Ont., is profiled in Youth in Motion’s Exploring Green: Ontario’s Green Careers Resource Guide.

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The green sector has a fastdeveloping job market, so going green may be the perfect career move for students looking to grow their future. With that in mind, Youth in Motion has created a guide to some green resources and university and college programs. Exploring Green: Ontario’s Green Careers Resource Guide, offers opportunities and information about school programs, volunteer opportunities and career paths. Geared toward people between the ages of 16 and 29, the guide, which can be downloaded at youth-in-motion.ca, encourages youth to turn their passion into a paycheque. According to Blue Green Canada — an alliance between Canadian labour unions, environmental and civil society organizations — the green sector is expected to grow faster than the rest of Canada’s workforce. Ontario alone is expected to create 90,000 green jobs every year. Additionally, in the next 10 years, more than 100,000 environmental employees are expected to retire, reports Eco Canada, an online resource for environmental jobs. Any growth sector translates into opportunities for youth, says Larry Mah, director of programs at Youth in Motion. “Youth who graduate from one of the over 450 applicable university/college programs or take

advantage of the over 900 green resources are best positioned to capitalize on these opportunities,” Mah says. The opportunities in the three main green sectors — environmental sustainability, resource management and environmental protection — are all listed in the guide. Also listed are university and colleges that offer green programs, as well as Canada’s greenest employers. There’s a lot of greening going on: George Brown College is constructing a new facility that will support the growing Canadian green- and smartbuilding market. The new venture will support research development projects and train students in advanced construction systems, green energy and computer-enabled, efficient buildings. “Its unique focus on sustainable building will prepare our students to become leaders in this growing area, while creating space for industry to develop and test new products, services and techniques,” said Laura Jo Gunter, senior vice-president, academic, at George Brown College in Toronto. The guide, meanwhile, is designed in part to show students that traditional green employers are not the only opportunity to work green, Mah says. “If you have a traditional job, such as a graphic designer, but end up working for an employer in the green sector, this is a green job.

“There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what constitutes a green career. You could be passionate about the environment and be an architect and meld those two passions into a green career,” says Mah, whose organization is dedicated to giving Canadian youth the skills and support they need to achieve success in their lives, education and careers. The guide devotes an entire section to job interviews and tips. “Employers want to see an engaged, interested and enthusiastic candidate who has done their research and has the essential skills and personality for the job,” says Mah. He suggests developing sought-after skills in the green sector by conducting information interviews, interning/ volunteering or joining associations to better understand the skills that are required. The guide also offers career sketches of 14 current environmental professionals, including a profile on Jen Slykhuis, program co-ordinator at Windfall Ecology Centre in Aurora, Ont. Windfall is a non-profit organization empowering individuals, community groups and governments to build sustainable communities. “I like working in this sector because you feel like your actions are making a difference. Your work is ever-changing and you can bring your ideas and creativity into your daily activities,” says Slykhuis. “No two days are ever the same.”

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