Red Deer Advocate, January 29, 2015

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January 29, 2015 edition of the Red Deer Advocate


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B1-B5INDEX PLEASE RECYCLEBlame it on the loopy jet streamMuch of the recent weird weather from coast to coast this winter common factor: a jet stream behaving like a drunken sailor.Story on PAGE A6FORECAST ON A2WEATHER Sun and cloud. High -3. Low -10BY CRYSTAL RHYNOADVOCATE STAFFThree shelters in Red Deer are nursing almost 50 dogs back to health following the largest seizure of neglected dogs in Albertas history.Alberta Animal Services, Red Deer SPCA and Klassic Kennels are caring for the canines after tak-ing them in nearly two weeks ago.Erica Coomber, Alberta Animal Services shelter administrator, said the dogs were severely under-weight, malnourished and parasite-ridden when they arrived on Jan. 14.The shelter is caring for 22 dogs, a mix of mostly adult large breed dogs, including Irish wolf hounds, sheepdogs, malemutes and komodors.They were literally skin and bones, said Coomber. You could see their whole skeletal struc-ture.The animals were among the 201 dogs seized from a rural property outside of Milk River in Southern Alberta in two stages by the SPCA.Sixty dogs were voluntarily handed over on Dec. 23 and the remaining 141 were seized through a search warrant on Jan.13. A puppy and an adult dog with untreatable medical issues have since died.Jim deBoon, of Klassic Kennels, is taking care of 14 dogs at the north-end facility.The dogs were in overall poor health, said de-Boon. They were nervous. They were scared. But they are rebounding very quickly and they are doing well.Coomber said in addition to be being malnour-ished and underweight, the canines had a laundry list of parasites, including tapeworms, roundworms, giardia and mange. The shelters have been dealing with the health issues.They will need a lot of work, said Coomber. They have lived outside their whole life. They dont know how to be a dog. They are just learning to play.Roland Lines, Alberta SPCA spokesperson, said the dogs did not have sufficient protection, particu-larly for winter conditions.Most of them were tied on chains that were staked in the yard so they were just finding shelter under abandoned vehicles and trailers and what-ever they could find, said Lines. It was horrible conditions for these dogs. There was no doubt these dogs were in distress.Lines said they have encountered situations where dogs are kept in such conditions, but never on this scale.BY HARLEY RICHARDSADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITORIts still months away from pouring its first pint, but a proposed Red Deer microbrewery is a step closer to satiating the thirst of local beer enthusiasts.Troubled Monk Brewery received development approval from the citys municipal planning commis-sion on Wednesday, setting the stage for the business to set up shop in Red Deers Riverlands district. Its chosen a 5,100-square-foot bay at No. 1, 5511 45th St. for its production facilities and tasting room.Red Deer resident Charlie Bredo, who is devel-oping Troubled Monk Brewery with his brothers Kevin and Graeme, expects to install a 17-hectolitre (1,700-litre) brewhouse in early April and be selling by June or July.We want to come out with between two and four styles of beer to start, said Bredo, who thinks the lo-cal market will embrace craft beer.I think the culture of craft beer is really cool and I think a lot of people in the area dont realize that theres so much to beer.Beer will be available on site, both for tasting there and to take home. Cans and kegs will also be sold to bars, restaurants and liquor stores, said Bredo.I think theres a solid demand out there for local beer.The company has hired a student from Olds Col-leges brewmaster and brewery operations man-agement program to serve as its brewmaster, and expects to source as many ingredients as it can from Central Alberta. Its also hoping to choose beer names with historical or cultural connections to this region such as Pesky Pig Pale Ale, in honour of Red Deers famed slaughterhouse escapee Francis the Pig.Were going to sell our beer throughout Alberta but were proud to be from Red Deer and we want that to show, said Bredo.Red Deer city council opened the door for busi-nesses like Troubled Monk Brewery three weeks ago when it amended the citys land use bylaw to allow microbreweries as a discretionary use in the River-lands and Railyards districts.Microbrewery approved by MPCRIVERLANDS DISTRICTCome to the rescueCome to the rescuePhoto by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffAlberta Animal Services adoption centre manager, Alyssa Eisner holds four month old Charlie a wolfhound husky cross that is ready for adoption at the Red Deer Petland location. Charlie along with 3 of his possible litter mates is one of about 200 dogs recently rescued by Alberta Animal Services.ALMOST 50 DOGS RECOVERING IN RED DEER FROM MILK RIVER SEIZUREBY CRYSTAL RHYNOADVOCATE STAFF A man faces additional charges after police seized drugs, weapons and stolen tools and equipment from a notorious Penhold residence.Innisfail RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk said a search warrant on Saturday netted the stolen goods, including a replica firearm and rifle reported stolen from Three Hills. The charges came after a two-week investigation.Since July, police received 70 complaints about suspicious people, vehicles and incidents at the resi-dence. Police say the suspect is linked to 40 of those complaints.The community is very frustrated, said Mat-echuk. They are seeing all this activity. ... We have received a lot of positive comments from the commu-nity and relief that we were able to make an arrest.Police will continue to keep an eye on the prop-erty.Matechuk told reporters that the suspect has been arrested four times and charged five times since July. The most recent warrant was issued for his arrest on Jan. 5. His charges related to stolen property, failure to comply, driving without a valid licence and other offences.Matechuk said the criminal activ-ity at the home was not limited to Penhold.The investigation was conducted by the newly-formed regional Prop-erty Crimes Tasks Force and the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, a divi-sion of ALERT.A search warrant was also conducted in Septem-ber, said Matechuk. The activity wasnt confined to our jurisdiction. Combining our efforts with our task force really brought a quick resolution to making these arrests.Matechuk said the stolen goods were linked to crimes throughout Central Alberta, including in Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake and Innisfail. No dollar value for the stolen property was provided.Police believe a few criminals are responsible for most of the property crime in the region, Matechuk said.Criminals do not have boundaries, so this task force was created to share information to better tar-get the prolific offenders.While police were searching the Penhold house, the suspect pulled up in his vehicle and was ar-rested on outstanding warrants. Two other occupants were also arrested. A male youth, who was inside the home, was also arrested.Police said they seized drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine from the vehicle.Red Deer Supt. Scott Tod said this is a really good start for the task force because it has only been run-ning for two weeks.Please see MICROBREWERY on Page A2Please see DOGS on Page A2Stolen goods seized from notorious residence PENHOLDPlease see SEIZED on Page A2Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk LATE FIGURE LATE FIGURE SKATER SKATER CRANSTON WAS CRANSTON WAS OBSESSED WITH OBSESSED WITH ARTARTPAGE D5PAGE D5 RAPTORS TAKE RAPTORS TAKE DOWN KINGSDOWN KINGSPAGE B1A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 20153110 GAETZ AVE., RED DEERLOCAL 403-347-3301 TOLL FREE 1-800-661-0995www.pikewheaton.com2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4WD Stk#31153Heated/Cooled Leather, 8 Color Touch Screen, Rear Vision Camera, 20 Rims/Wheel PkgWas $55,380NOW $42,511*SAVE $12,869*Demo-1850kms. Price includes $400 Doc. Fee, $6.25 AMVIC, $20 Tire Tax, Excludes GST52604A26-31DOGS: Reached out The Alberta SPCA enlisted the help of the Alber-ta Animal Rescue Crew Society, which reached out to animal care facilities across the province to hold and care for the dogs because of the large number.Deanna Thompson, executive director of the soci-ety, said the agency deals with cases of neglect and this is by far one of the worst and the most extensive.Thompson said all the animals were emancipated.We had one with a broken leg, she said. One with a broken jaw. We have another dog missing part of his leg so he will need a full leg amputation.The SPCA were required by law to hold for the animals seized under the search warrant for 10 days. The 10-day hold expired on Jan. 24 and on Jan. 25, the ownership of all the dogs was turned over to Al-berta Animal Rescue Crew Society.Once the dogs are spayed, neutered and in good enough health, they will ready to be adopted. Some of the dogs are already at the Petland Adoption Cen-tre in Red Deer.Both Coomber and deBoon said the dogs are put-ting on weight and starting to become socialized and less nervous.We are looking for people who are will-ing to give as much time as they can to these dogs so they can rehab, said Coomber.Charges are pending against the property owner.The SPCA officers were called to the property af-ter a tip from the public.crhyno@reddeeradvocate.comMICROBREWERY: Step forward I think this a wonderful step forward into the Riverlands neighbourhood and I look forward to similar ventures coming down the pipes, said Coun. Ken Johnston during the municipal planning com-mission meeting.The commission did have to grant a relaxation of the minimum number of parking stalls needed for the multi-tenant building where Troubled Monk Brewery will operate to 38 from the required 42. But city staff pointed out that the microbrewerys peak periods will differ from those of adjacent busi-nesses, on-street parking is also available, and more public parking could be developed as Riverlands evolves into the mixed-use neighbourhood that the city contemplates. The commissions approval is for a 15-year period. Drummond Brewing Company has been operating in Red Deers Edgar Industrial Park for almost seven years. Its done so under a site-specific bylaw previ-ously passed by council.And Lacombe council has given first reading to a bylaw that would amend that citys land use bylaw to allow microbreweries there, with a public hearing and subsequent readings scheduled for Feb. 9. The move was prompted by another proposed craft brewery, Blindman Brewing, which would also be locally owned and operated.Bredo said more microbreweries would be posi-tive for the industry, and this region, since theyd help raise public awareness about craft beer. But starting such a business is no small commit-ment, he pointed out, with the associated investment in the million-dollar range.hrichards@reddeeradvocate.comSEIZED: IntelligenceTheres lots of targets out there, said Tod. Its just a matter of looking at our intelligence and figur-ing out who is the best target.Gary Raymond Auvigne, 39, of Penhold is charged with failing to comply with undertaking, three counts of stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, use of fire-arm during commission of an offence, use of replica firearm during commission of an offence and posses-sion of what police believe to be crystal meth for the purpose of trafficking.The other three men and youth were released. Police are still investigating and more charges may be laid. Auvigne is in custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court today.crhyno@reddeeradvocate.comLOTTERIESCalgary: today, sun-ny. High 9. Low -5.Olds, Sundre: today, sunny. High 5. Low -11.Rocky, Nordegg: today, sunny. High -1. Low-13. Banff: today, a mix of sun and cloud. High 1. Low -9.Jasper: today, sunny. High 1. Low -7Lethbridge: today, sunny. High 9. Low -5Edmonton: today, clearing. High -3. Low -8. Grande Prairie: to-day, clearing. High 1. Low -11. Fort McMurray: to-day, cloudy with 30% flurries. . High -12. Low --21. LOCAL TODAY TONIGHT FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAYREGIONAL OUTLOOKWINDCHILL/SUNLIGHTGRANDEPRAIRIE1/-11JASPER1/-9BANFF1/-9EDMONTON-3/-8RED DEER-3/-10CALGARY9/-5FORT MCMURRAY-12/-21WEDNESDAY 6/49: 3,4,5, 8, 33, 38, bonus: 14.Westerm 6/49: 6, 17, 31, 34, 36, 42, bonus: 18Extra: 3552309Pick 3: 990Numbers are unofficialA mix of sun and cloud. A few clouds. Sunny. Low -16. 60% chance of fl urries. Low -16. Sunny. Low -22 HIGH -3 LOW -10 HIGH 1 HIGH -13 HIGH -16TONIGHTS HIGHS/LOWSLETHBRIDGE9/-5WEATHERWindchill/frostbite risk: lowLow: Low riskModerate: 30 minutes exposureHigh -5 to 10 minutes: High risk in 5 to 10 minutesHigh -2 to 5 minutes: High risk in 2 to 5 minutesExtreme: High risk in 2 minutesSunset tonight: 5:17 p.m.Sunrise Friday: 8:19 a.m.STORIES FROM PAGE A1Photo by Crystal Rhyno/Advocate staffPolice seized stolen property and drugs from a notorious Penhold residence on Jan.24. Cattle die after livestock transport truck crashes on Hwy 36 in Central AlbertaCASTOR Icy roads and fog are being blamed for the crash of a cattle transport truck in central Alberta.RCMP say the truck rolled on Highway 36 Wednes-day just south of Castor.The driver suffered minor injuries.Police say many of the cattle either died in the crash or were injured and had to be euthanized.Boil water advisory issues for town of Wainwright and military baseWAINWRIGHT,. Residents of the Alberta com-munity of Wainwright and its nearby military base have been placed under a boil water advisory.Officials said the advisory was issued as a precau-tion due to increased turbidity levels, along with a structural defect within the water treatment plant.As a result, water used for drinking, preparing food, for making infant formula, making ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables and to brush your teeth should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before being used.According to officials, activated carbon water filters such as Brita filtration systems are not a safe method for treating water under this advisory.No illnesses have been reported, and officials have not had positive bacteriological water samples.Calgarians rally to urge province to act on new cancer centre for city on WednesdayCALGARY More than 100 protesters held a rally at the governments southern Alberta office in Calgary to push for action on a new cancer centre for the city.They chanted and held signs urging Premier Jim Prentice to make the cancer treatment facility a pri-ority.Myka Osinchuk with the Alberta Cancer Founda-tion said 43 Albertans are diagnosed with the dis-ease every day and the province cant afford to wait.Calgary is the only major Canadian city that does not have a comprehensive cancer centre, so Calgary patients who have cancer have to go to no less than five different hospitals to receive their care, Osin-chuk said Wednesday.Protesters banged on drums and chanted Build it now.Jenn Birchall, who has Stage 4 breast cancer, in-spired people at the rally with her story of persever-ance and told the crowd the time to act is now.I think its ridiculous that this hospital has been announced and re-announced and re-announced and I think the government needs to follow through on their promises.David Swan, Liberal MLA for Calgary-Mountain View, said people he has spoken with are outraged by the governments lack of movement.Health officials announced plans in March 2013 for a new cancer centre to be built at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary to replace the aging Tom Baker Clinic.They said at the time the new complex would include inpatient beds, cancer diagnostic and treat-ment technologies, an outpatient facility and dedi-cated research space.But in December, a health official said all proj-ects were being assessed due to falling oil prices.Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley said the Tory government has long neglected the health-care needs of Albertans.A state-of-the-art cancer centre with the capacity to help southern Albertans has been badly needed for years, and the longer we wait the more we risk compromising their care, she said in a statement Wednesday.Cancer is a traumatic enough experience with-out having to worry if your treatment will be delayed or undermined because of overcrowding and failing infrastructure issues.Fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested in Fort McMurray, to be returned to OntarioMISSISSAUGA, Ont. - RCMP in Fort McMurray, Alta., have arrested a man accused of running down and killing an attendant after stealing gas in Missis-sauga, Ont.Abdullahi Mohamoud, 22, was charged with fail-ing to remain and criminal negligence causing death but fled Ontario before his first court appearance.His arrest follows an incident in May 2011, when someone pumped gas and drove off without paying.The attendant, Hashem Atifeh Rad, 62, chased af-ter the car and was fatally injured as it left the lot.The arrest of Mohamoud, of Mississauga, who was thought at one point to be in Saskatoon, followed a tip and a five-month investigation.Police say he will first be prosecuted for charges in the western provinces before being returned to Ontario.ALBERTABRIEFSiHauck Vision & HearingWE CARE ABOUT YOUR EYECARE.Parkland MallHearing, Eyeglasses and Contacts 403-346-5568Optometry appointments 403-342-4343 | 1-800-813-0702T All new Diagnostic EquipmentT Hearing Tests (Custom Hearing Aids & Noise Plugs)T Contact LensesT PrescriptionsT Eyewear & Sun wearT Insurance Billing1753A3-29Independantly owned & operated since 1972.Gasoline Alley Westside, Hwy. 2 South, Red Deer 2543A7-291-877-232-2886 403-309-3233 www.macjames.caJust What You Want!A great car with no down payment. 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Tetsuto Miyashita, along with Lida Xing and re-nowned paleontologist Philip Currie, were involved in the discovery, which has been published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.There is one theory that the Chinese got an inspi-ration for the dragon by looking at a dinosaur skel-eton in the ground, Miyashita said. They stumbled upon a long-necked creature like this and they didnt know what it was.So they put the crocodiles and snakes that they knew together to picture a big, mythical creature like dragons.Miyashita said there are plenty of species of dino-saurs with long necks, but they are usually only one-third of the body length. This one would have had a neck about 7.5 metres in length.These ones are an extreme species.Miyashita said the neck of the Qijianglong was filled with air to prevent it from being top heavy. He said it was a herbivore and lived on land about 160 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.PHOTO BY THE CANADIAN PRESSA new species of dinosaur with a neck half the length of its body, shown in this artists rendition, has been discovered by University of Alberta paleontologists in China. Watchdog wont probe oilsands tailings pondsBY THE CANADIAN PRESSThe three countries that run the North American Free Trade Agreements environmental watchdog have voted against an investigation into how Canada oversees Albertas oilsands.The unanimous decision by Canada, Mexico and the United States comes despite recommendations from staff at the Commission on Environmental Co-operation. They had concluded there were enough questions about how environmental rules are enforced on oil-sands tailings ponds to justify an investigation.The commission was created in 1995 to win envi-ronmental support for NAFTA by providing a safe-guard that the deal wouldnt boost commerce at the expense of clean air, water or land. Commission staff investigate public complaints that Canada, the Unit-ed States or Mexico arent living up to their laws and recommend a factual record if they find enough grounds.In 2010, a number of individuals and environmen-tal groups filed a complaint with the commission that Canada wasnt upholding its Fisheries Act. They pointed to research that suggests an unknown amount of tailings from the oilsands are seeping into groundwater and damaging fish habitat.Last August, the commissions legal staff decided there was enough supporting evidence to recom-mend an investigation.But Canada did not respond to the allegations. The government pointed to commission rules that say its not allowed to review any issue currently be-fore the courts and a man from Fort McMurray, Alta., had filed a legal action that levelled similar criti-cisms about the tailings ponds.That action had been heard in February and the man confirmed to The Canadian Press that he con-sidered the matter closed. The appeal period ended last fall.Still, Canada argued that commission staff have no independent power to determine whether the case was active or relevant. The governments word should have been enough to block the investigation, it said.(Staff) should have proceeded no further in its analysis and terminated the submission.However, a statement from the United States sug-gests that country would be open to reconsidering the request now that the legal action is officially over.Nothing in the (North American Agreement on Environmental Co-operation) would have precluded the submitters from filing another submission on these issues, it said.Its the second time in two months environmen-talists have lost bids to begin investigations into Canadas activities.In December, Canada used a similar argument to team up with Mexico and defeat a motion to look into salmon farms along the British Columbia coast.Environmental groups and First Nations had ac-cused Canada of violating its own laws by allowing the fish farms, which they said harm wild salmon stocks by spreading parasites.The commissions internal staff had recommend-ed an investigation be done. But Canada won the vote by arguing the issue was already the subject of a court proceeding in B.C.NAFTAPrentice dismisses complaints that spring vote would be unfairEDMONTON Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is showing very little sympathy for opponents who say its unfair for him to call a snap election.Prentice says he is working on a game-changing financial plan to pull the province out of the ditch of low oil prices, and says its up to everyone in the leg-islature to get on board. Prentice hasnt confirmed there will a spring election, but has said his plan to revamp Albertas economy will need a mandate from the people. Al-berta by law doesnt have to hold an election until the spring of 2016, but there are provisions to allow it to be called sooner. All political parties are now scrambling to nomi-nate candidates, and the Liberals and Wildrose par-ties dont even have permanent leaders in place.NEWS IN A4THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Published at 2950 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 1M9by The Red Deer Advocate Ltd.Canadian Publications Agreement #336602Member of the Audit Bureau of CirculationFred Gorman PublisherJohn Stewart Managing editorRichard SmalleyAdvertising directorScott WilliamsonPre-press supervisorMain switchboard 403-343-2400Delivery/Circulation 403-314-4300NewsNews tips 403-314-4333Sports line 403-343-2244News fax 403-341-6560E-mail: editorial@reddeeradvocate.comJohn Stewart, managing editor 403-314-4328Carolyn Martindale, City editor 403-314-4326Greg Meachem, Sports editor 403-314-4363Harley Richards, Business editor 403-314-4337Website: www.reddeeradvocate.comAdvertisingMain number: 403-314-4343Fax: 403-342-4051E-mail: advertising@reddeeradvocate.comClassified ads: 403-309-3300Classified e-mail:classifieds@reddeeradvocate.comAlberta Press Council memberThe Red Deer Advocate is a sponsor-ing member of the Alberta Press Council, an independent body that promotes and protects the established freedoms of the press and advocates freedom of informa-tion. 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It de-mands federal leadership.But if there is timidity at the federal level right now, you can blame Prime Minister Stephen Harper.The Conservative attack chorus has had a number of negative impacts on political discourse in this country, but two are clear.Just as neither Tom Mul-cair nor Justin Trudeau will talk about running deficits the Conservatives fanatic budget-balancing religion is now gospel here neither op-position leader is anxious to take to the streets to talk about carbon pricing.For the first half of this Harper majority, barely a day passed in the Commons without a government backbencher rising to decry the NDPs job-killing, $21-billion carbon tax, a cap-and-trade propos-al that, according to Conservatives, would cancel Christmas, blacken the summer sun and lead us down a path of ruination.Sunday, in a campaign-style speech, Harper took a different tack in a message apparently aimed at Trudeau, saying, You cant help the middle class with a so-called carbon tax, which, as we all know, is a tax on everything.It would merely reverse his cuts to the GST, the prime minister asserted.All three leaders are also aware that in uncertain economic times, environmental concerns fall down a list of priorities for Canadian voters, so the current battleground revolves around middle-class pocket-book issues and our personal security at home.Mulcair this week accused Trudeau of hoisting the white flag on carbon pricing, abdicating leadership and outsourcing the job to the provinces.The NDP leader is not focusing on the environ-ment, but he is not shying away, either. He told an economic audience in Ottawa on Tuesday that he would use revenues from carbon pricing to invest in what he says will be a $5-trillion global renewable energy market by 2030.Trudeau raised questions last week when he said the provinces should implement carbon pricing policies. But the Liberal leader is expected to lay out a national carbon-price strategy in which he will attempt to lead on principles and targets, but acknowledge it cannot be a one-size-fits-all national approach. He will argue you cannot overlay the same policy on different provinces with different econo-mies. And he would certainly be careful there are no echoes of a certain Ottawa dictate known as the National Energy Policy.By spring, four provinces British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and (it is expected) Ontario, home to 86 per cent of the population will have carbon-pricing programs in place or, in the case of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, in the discussion and con-sultation phase. B.C. has a revenue-neutral carbon tax, Alberta a levy on companies that fall short of energy efficiency targets, and Ontario is expected to join Quebec in an international cap-and-trade pro-gram.Trudeau will argue that the provinces will have to implement their own programs because the B.C. levy at the pump would not work in Alberta where the problem lies with high-end emitters. He will argue that the most significant emissions reduction move was the Ontario Liberals move to mothball coal-fired power plants.Mulcair would institute a national program but will endeavour to get provincial buy-in.Both opposition leaders will argue that Harpers inaction on climate change is the prime driver be-hind his stalled pipeline and resource export plans.Waiting for Harper to move on carbon pricing will be futile because there is no sign he is being pushed in that direction by his Conservative base.He did, however, speak positively of the Alberta model in a year-end interview with the CBC, sug-gesting it was something on which you could go broader. As an international outlier, Harper must drop his insistence on continental action and move on some type of regulations against large green-house-gas emitters in the lead up to this years global climate summit in Paris. It will likely be more aspi-rational than substantive; a bid to move the issue off the table.Provincial premiers are right now driving carbon pricing in this country and their meeting here on Friday could provide further impetus.Wynne will also convene a summit of sub-national governments from the Americas this summer. Things are moving on this file, even though youd scarcely know it in Ottawa.The premiers deserve credit. But this should be a debate driven at the federal level.Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national af-fairs writer. He can be reached at letters policyThe Advocate welcomes letters on public is-sues from readers. Letters must be signed with the writers first and last name, plus address and phone number. Pen names may not be used. Letters will be published with the writers name. Addresses and phone numbers wont be published. Letters should be brief and deal with a single topic; try to keep them under 300 words. 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Mail submissions or drop them off to Letters to the Editor, Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., T4R 1M9; fax us at 341-6560, or e-mail to edito-rial@reddeeradvocate.comTIMHARPERINSIGHTJIM PRENTICE KNOWS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, SO HE SHOULD JUST DO ITBY PHIL ELDERSPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE What does the collapse of Albertas opposition parties mean?First, Rachel Notleys NDP has to be seen as the big winner. What other opposition party has the record, the money and organization?Shell get more seats, at least in Ed-monton. Not so much in Southern Al-berta, although Shannon Phillips in Lethbridge West could win.Who knows where Calgary will go? Not NDP. Probably Liberal David Swann, maybe Green and/or Alberta Party leaders, the rest Conservative? Say it aint so!Second, if Premier Jim Prentice is ruthless, he will call a snap election in order to win 75-plus seats. Just like the old days.Of course, hell use the excuse about needing a mandate to deal with the latest gutting of oil and gas revenues, and the need for public support of the harsh measures (mostly expenditure cuts) that his partys continued eco-nomic mismanagement has caused. Only in Alberta could a new premier of the perpetual governing old party get away with this under new manage-ment business.We must admit theres a slight case for a new premier seeking a mandate otherwise, the province will have been governed by an unelected leader for a year and a half but the parlia-mentary system provides for this kind of turnover. He still commands the confidence of the house, and since last falls byelections, he does hold a seat.But a true statesman might decide not to waste a critical month election-eering when he knows what needs to be done. Surely enhancing the prov-inces welfare is more important than party advantage.What needs to be done?Given the apparent dimensions of Albertas projected $6-billion to $7-bil-lion deficit, most people would agree that both revenues and expenditures have to be assessed. Some people have the delusion that we can solve the problem by cutting out the fat in gov-ernment expenditures, without hurting the quality of the public and support services we all depend upon.Surely we can dismiss this lunacy, but some cuts are feasible. Im no ex-pert in public finance, but even the Fraser Institute (which seems to think that no tax is a good tax) suggests abol-ishing corporate subsidies. Of course, careful analysis might conclude that some of these programs should contin-ue, but starting there is far better than the meat-axe across the board cuts ex-ecuted by the much-overrated Ralph Klein government in the mid 1990s.There may be other programs that have become outdated (for example, lets do a cost-benefit review of Alber-tas foreign missions). If so, nows the time to cut them.Another strong candidate for elimi-nation is the remarkable severance and pension payments that make life cushy for well-paid government execu-tives.Once a compassionate review of gov-ernment expenditures is completed, well still have a multibillion-dollar shortfall, especially true now as we have surely reached the point where we decide never again to use oil and gas revenues to finance ongoing gov-ernment programs.Which brings us to the next solution. We have to acknowledge that not all taxes are bad. Remember American Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. say-ing I dont mind paying taxes. They buy me civilization. People who dis-agree with this forfeit their credibility.If Albertans expect their programs to function well, we need the taxes to pay for them. Its as simple as that.But some taxes are better than oth-ers. Economists identify progressive and regressive taxes, depending on their relative impact on various in-come groups. For instance, every other province and territory in Canada im-poses progressive income taxes, which levy an increasing percentage on high-er income groups. Why not Alberta? After all, except for ideological outrid-ers whose policies favour the rich, ev-eryone seems to agree thats fair.I dont know very much about the combined impact of corporate and in-come tax some believe this amounts to double taxation. Id want to hear from tax experts before meddling too much with the structure. But why not return the rate to where it was a de-cade ago? Was Alberta so unfair then?Im also inclined to suggest that we ensure our oil and gas royalty rates are at least as high as they were under Peter Lougheed, or maybe the aver-age of other similar jurisdictions. As Lougheed said, Alberta should act more like an owner.Finally, we come to a sales tax. The flat, universal nature of this tax could be a problem, although Alberta is the only province without one. So it could be set at a low rate, say three per cent, with rebates for low-income Albertans.I like the premiers reminder that we are all in this together. This is true and grownups will ask not Whats in it for me? but How can I help?But the fundamental principle is that we shouldnt volunteer the poor and disadvantaged to bear the burden. Fairness, not continued favouring of the well-off, is essential.Phil Elder is emeritus professor of en-vironmental and planning law with the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. 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All rights reserved.Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription54887A29CANADA A5THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Feds spend $700K in court fighting veterans class-action lawsuitBY THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA The federal government has so far spent nearly $700,000 fighting a dis-gruntled group of wounded Afghan veter-ans in court- a revelation that on Wednes-day rekindled a political controversy the Conservatives had hoped was behind them.During question period, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to cast the ongoing court battle as the legacy of a flawed policy that was foisted on Parliament nine years ago by Paul Martins Liberal government.The government is defending a deci-sion of the previous government, supported by all parties in the House of Commons, Harper said, referring to the new veter-ans charter, which the Conservatives have championed since coming to office in 2006.Since the previous government imposed the new veterans charter, it has enhanced veterans services and programs by some $5 billion opposed by the Liberals and NDP.In response to a written question posed by the opposition, the Department of Jus-tice said it spent $694,070 in legal fees, while National Defence spent $3,231. Lib-eral Leader Justin Trudeau used the cost to demand in the House that the lawsuit be dropped. Liberal veterans critic Frank Valeriote described the governments re-sponse as hypocrisy, noting that the issue for ex-soldiers is not the system itself, but the amount of funding within it.It is not the new veterans charter that is the problem, its adequacy of the funding given to those programs and the sufficiency of the awards given to our veterans through the application of the charter, Valeriote said.Spending $700,000 a year to fight vets in court is not supporting our troops, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair fumed during one heated question period exchange with Harper. Closing nine veteran services of-fices is not supporting our troops, either.The ex-soldiers are plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court, call-ing the charter discriminatory under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it does not provide the same level of benefits and support as the old pension system.In a statement of defence filed by federal lawyers, the government argues Ottawa has no special obligation or social contract with veterans, and that it is unfair to bind the current government to promises made nearly a century ago by another prime min-ister.Mike Blais, president of Canadian Veter-ans Advocacy, called the legal bill uncon-scionable and called on the government to drop the lawsuit and negotiate a settle-ment.That money should have been spent on veterans, Blais said.Taxpayers deserve better. I think if taxpayers knew that this government, Stephen Harper, was spending so much on lawyers government lawyers to fight the wounded in court, they would appalled.At issue in the court case is a 1917 pledge made on the eve of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by Sir Robert Borden, who was prime min-ister at the time, that effectively said the country would not fail to show its apprecia-tion for those whove served.Although never explicitly codified in law, that pledge has guided the countrys policy towards veterans for decades. The governments apparent attempt to aban-don it has been central to the recent un-rest among veterans. The government had hoped some of that unrest would be muted by the decision earlier this month to shuffle Julian Fantino out of Veterans Affairs and replace him with Erin OToole, a retired air force officer. OToole spoke in the House of Commons this week about the governments tremendous obligation, recognized as far back as Robert Borden, but he emphasized that the policy was not frozen in time.How OToole plans to bridge the con-tradiction between the Conservatives oft-repeated, overflowing public affection for veterans and the reality of the governments legal actions remains unclear.Quebec judge rejects challenge by merchants prosecuted for violating sign lawMONTREAL A Que-bec judge has rejected a legal challenge by about two dozen businesses that were prosecuted for not respecting the prov-inces French Language Charter.But lawyer Brent Ty-ler quickly announced Wednesday he plans to appeal the ruling, which he says didnt surprise him.I told my clients: Dont even try and think about getting involved in this case if you dont want to go the whole dis-tance, he said outside the courtroom.The merchants, who operate businesses in and around the Montreal area, were charged with violating the sign provi-sions of the law, better known as Bill 101.The law requires the marked predominance of French on public signs, posters and packaging. 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There was blood on the bed, condoms on the night stand as well as a bucket full of drug para-phernalia. Engagement, wedding and family pho-tos were missing. The frames are there, but the pictures are gone, the 65-year-old said Wednes-day in a phone interview from San Antonio. Court didnt rule all refugee claimants have right to care: fedsOTTAWA The im-migration department is arguing that not all refugee claimants auto-matically have a consti-tutional right to health care coverage following a Federal Court decision last year.Lawyers for the gov-ernment say the ruling in July didnt grant that right and so the cover-age system now in place doesnt violate the deci-sion. 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Some-times, air masses of different tempera-tures hitch a ride on the jet stream and, when they collide, storms result.But this year, said Phillips, the jet stream has been careening up and down the continent like a drunken sailor, weaving from the Gulf of Alas-ka to the Gulf of Mexico. It has left behind it nearly a metre of snow in Massachusetts and 17-degree C tem-peratures in Alberta.Weve seen this warm in the West and cold in the East before, but this time whats different is were seeing these record warms and were now talking about an epic storm on the east part of the continent, Phillips said.It seems to be exaggerated.As well, what used to last for a day or two now stretches past a week.Whats really changed is the dura-tion of these weather events.The forces that drive the jet stream have changed, said Jim Byrne, a cli-matologist at the University of Leth-bridge.The stream is controlled by the po-sitions of the continents and the tem-perature difference between the top of the globe and the tropics. North Amer-ica hasnt moved, but the temperature gradient has as climate change warms the Arctic.The question is always: Is this caused by climate change? and its the wrong question, Byrne said.The question is: Are these storms made more powerful by climate change? and as far as Im concerned the answer is absolutely yes.Byrne said hes seeing five to 10 storms a year of an intensity that would have been unheard of a generation ago, although most occur over oceans.Its a pattern that seems to be con-sistent with a recent controversial the-ory that links the wobbly jet stream, unusual and long-lasting weather events and melting Arctic sea ice.Jennifer Francis of Rutgers Univer-sity in New Jersey has suggested that an Arctic Ocean with less ice absorbs more sunlight and warms faster. That reduces the temperature difference between north and south, which allows a slower and more erratic jet stream to drift between the two instead of flow-ing evenly east-west. It also serves to block weather patterns in place that would normally move along.Francis says the stream is about 14 per cent slower than it was in the 90s.The debate, said Byrne, centres largely around the strength of the ef-fect that Francis describes.Whether theyre just quirky one-offs, its hard to say, Phillips said. We need more data, more years.One thing, he said, is certain.There are surprises in weather and climate and I think this is one of them.Photo by Environment CanadaThursdays map of the Jetstream .Latest Winnipeg water tests clear, but boil-water advisory still onBY THE CANADIAN PRESSWINNIPEG The most recent tests done on Winnipegs water supply came back clean Wednesday, but the citys 700,000 residents remained under a boil-water advisory while the results were verified. Mayor Brian Bowman said it could be Thursday afternoon before yet another round of tests was completed and people would be able to safely drink the water without boil-ing it first.Im pleased to advise that the test-ing weve conducted in the last 24 hours has come back negative, which means, according to our experts ... (the original samples) are false positives, Bowman said at an update.Under provincial guidelines, a boil-water advisory cannot be lifted un-til two consecutive retests come back clean.The province has the authority to lift the precautionary boil-water advi-sory. Once we receive that indication, well obviously notify Winnipeggers as quickly as possible.The advisory was put in place Tues-day after coliform and E. coli showed up in extremely low levels in six of 39 water samples taken during rou-tine testing. Businesses and residents were being told that tap water was safe for bathing and laundry, but were ad-vised to boil it for at least a minute before drinking it. Officials said the testing and re-testing was being done as quickly as possible. Samples need time to grow in the lab because they are bacteriological tests.Once the advisory is lifted, the city will turn its attention to figuring out what happened. Geoff Patton, acting director of Water and Waste Depart-ment, said the same worker took all six of the suspect samples, but what went wrong is still a mystery.Weve evaluated all of our opera-tions systems. Weve evaluated the pro-tocol, the procedures. We spoke to the lab. We spoke to the tester. There is nothing that is showing up as anything that would lead to these issues, he said. We need to look at several other issues and we are going to be doing that over the next little while.Many residents had already ap-peared unfazed by the earlier test re-sults that showed E. coli and coliform.Most coffee shops and restaurants were open, although some menu items were not available. Schools were al-so open, but some warned students to bring bottled water because the water fountains were closed. It was business as usual at city pools.Hospitals saw no sign of a spike in illness, and surgeries and other ser-vices went on as usual.Dave Bilyk, a homeowner in south Winnipeg, said his family was coping well and did not feel the need to rush out and buy bottled water.We boiled about five or six litres worth and that way we can run it through the Keurig (coffee maker) for coffee in the morning and we can use it for brushing our teeth and so on, he said Tuesday night.Brian Wills said he, his wife and four children were not too worried. He even used a bit of tap water to brush his teeth something the city advised against. Montreal teen allegedly committed robbery to help terrorist groupBY THE CANADIAN PRESSMONTREAL A Montreal teenager facing two terrorism-related charges linked to a robbery will have a trial date set next month.The 15-year-old appeared Wednes-day in youth court, where his lawyer was granted a request to postpone pro-ceedings until Feb. 16.Federal prosecutors allege he com-mitted a robbery for the benefit of an unspecified terrorist organization. Authorities also say the adolescent is charged with planning to leave Canada to participate in the activities of a ter-rorist group abroad.Wearing grey sweat pants and a black-and-grey hoodie, the accused lis-tened quietly as he sat between two guards. His lawyer said his parents were not present because they knew the postponement was coming.The adolescent will remain de-tained until the next court appear-ance.The teen pleaded guilty to a sepa-rate robbery charge in November and was to have a sentencing hearing on Wednesday.Instead, provincial Crown prosecu-tor Marie Vauclair told the court a psy-chiatric report would remain shelved and that a sentence will be rendered only when the federal matter is re-solved.For now, the facts of the case are inseparable, Vauclair said outside the courtroom.The RCMP announced the terrorism charges last December and declined to provide any other information about the case pending the ongoing proceed-ings.A spokeswoman for the Public Pros-ecution Service of Canada said the teen boys arrest marks the first time a minor has been charged with trying to leave Canada to commit a terrorist offence since the Criminal Code was amended in 2013.A federal prosecutor who was also present Wednesday told the court shes considering seeking an adult sentence.I advised my colleague in court that Im presently considering an ap-plication ... and that I would advise the court at the next court date, Lyne De-carie told reporters.According to the Criminal Code, being convicted for committing an of-fence on behalf of a terrorist group carries a maximum life sentence.RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 A7REBUILDING YOUR CREDIT? 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Dont Drink & Drive!or 7.66 eachworks out to 0.96 per can3498 4998 1598 27982298or 11.66 each8 x 355 mL 36 x 355 mL 8 x 440 mL 18 x 355 mL/24 cans /36 cans /8 bottles /18 bottles/24 cans20044322 20327333 20125679 20175856KokaneebeerAlbertaPure vodkaBarefootAlbertaPremium ryeassorted varietiesassorted varieties20085625Primal RootsRed blendCaptain Morganspiced rumKim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot GrisSmirnoffvodkaHochtalerBrewhouse Pilsner, Light or Prime beer20012885/ 20558922/ 207354578 x 355 mLBudweiserbeerMillerGenuine draftStrongbowcider20054494/ 20213486/20134610/ 20139431/ 2014962720091957205746262001464020107074/ 20778609201370522011470954571A29SPORTS B1THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Greg Meachem, Sports Editor, 403-314-4363 E-mail SEE MORE ONLINE AT WWW.REDDEERADVOCATE.COM>>>>Raptors rule court against KingsBY THE CANADIAN PRESSRaptors 119 Kings 102TORONTO The Toronto Raptors turned good defence into torrid of-fence Wednesday night as they lit up the slumping Sacramento Kings 119-102.Greivis Vasquez and Jonas Valan-ciunas combined for 21 points in a red-hot third quarter and the Raptors won their fourth straight while handing the Kings their seventh straight loss.Toronto (31-15) connected on 17 of 34 three-pointers, erasing the season high of 15. The franchise mark is 21, set in 2005 against Philadelphia.Tied 54-54 at the half, the Raptors outscored Sacramento 39-22 in the third when they converted eight of 10 three-pointers. Vasquez and Valanciu-nas had four points apiece in the first half before coming alive in the third.Toronto coach Dwane Casey pointed to the defensive efforts of Valanciunas and Chuck Hayes on Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins in the third.I thought the defence set the tempo for our offence, said Casey. We start-ed being more aggressive offensively. Physicality. It was almost like we were afraid to touch them in the first half. And once we got into them physical-ly, started putting our hands on them, touching them, starting blitzing Rudy (Gay) a little bit more I think he only had five points in the second half thats when our offence got clicking and got going in transition.Our best offence was our defence, added Vasquez, who finished with 17 points.Sacramento (16-28) has lost eight of its last 10.Neither team was really playing good defence, sad Cousins. It was preached, it was said that whichever team decided to be the first team to play defence was going to win the game and they decided to play defence first. Thats the story.Cousins finished with 13 points and nine turnovers.Lou Williams had 27 points off the bench and Valanciunas finished with 15 as seven Raptors finished in double figures.Theyre playing with a lot of confi-dence and theyre talented guys, said Sacramento coach Tyrone Corbin, who finished his playing career as a Rap-tor.Ex-Raptor Gay, booed all night, led the Kings with 22 points. The rude re-ception was criticized by Toronto star DeMar DeRozan.He didnt do nothing. Quote me on that, stop booing Rudy, said DeRozan who had 12 points on the night.Canadian rookie guard Nik Staus-kas, a first-round draft choice from Mississauga, Ont., making his pro debut in Toronto, finished with eight points from 17 minutes.Cousins ran into foul trouble in the third quarter, picking up three fouls in short order. Toronto went on an 11-2 run with Valanciunas and Vasquez ac-counting for all the points as the Rap-tors led 73-66.Toronto reeled off another 10-0 run to pad the lead to 90-72 and went into the fourth leading 93-76. Vasquez was good on all four three-pointers he at-tempted in the third.The message of the night was Toron-to is headed in the right direction.Were in a good place, weve got to keep growing and getting better, said Casey. Were not there yet but lets keep that positive vibe of getting better and doing it as a team and be proud of this team.Obviously we want to continue this winning streak and then continue to get better, added Vasquez. Were not far behind where we want to be but we cant be too happy. We still havent done anything. Were beating teams that were supposed to beat. Weve got to remain humble and hungry and understand we do have to prove our-selves.The Raptors wore their camo uni-forms, complete with short sleeves, in honour of Canadian Armed Forces Ap-preciation Night. More than 400 mili-tary and their families were in atten-dance.Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESSToronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan, right, drives the to the net against Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, left, during first half NBA action in Toronto on Wednesday.If goaltending is the back bone of a hockey team, then the RDC Queens ap-pear to now be in good hands.After a rough start to the season, the tandem of Moriah Andrews and Sum-mer Roberts have rounded into one of the top duos in Alberta Colleges Athletic Confer-ence Womens hockey.With goal scoring at as much of a premium as it is in womens hockey, the self-inflicted pressure on the two to be perfect has been immense.But they both started to play their best when head coach Bob Rutz told them, Andrews in particular, to relax.Bob pulled me aside and said when you get in the door, drop everything, just think about hockey, said Andrews, 19, who had a heavy course load in the first semes-ter and was getting used to playing with a bigger work load. I started do-ing that and I started visualizing be-fore games and its really worked for me.The meeting with his veteran goal keeper came a few weeks into the sea-son with the Queens sitting at 0-4. An-drews had been afflicted with a bad habit of surrender-ing a bad goal a game, but those is-sues appear to be a thing of the past.She was trying to put the whole weight of the world on her shoulders and mentally she thought she had to win games for us, said Rutz. We just told her your job is not to win hockey games for us, your job is to give us a chance by making the saves you need to make.Andrews, in her second and final year with the team, is ranked fourth in the league with a 1.72 goals against average but eighth with a .904 save per-centage a result of her early strug-gles and low shot count of 166 in nine starts.SAITs Laticia Castillo, for example, has played in one less game but has faced 63 more shots and carries a .921 save percentage but a GAA of 2.21.For most goalies, its a case of the more shots the better. With less shots, there is less room for error and it is more difficult to keep focus.Theres tons of pressure, because in this league everything is so tight, said Andrews. You want to be that goalie up in the top three, but when you only get 12 shots a game and you give up a goal, it looks bad.Roberts has faced a high-er shots per game count with 153 in seven games, and her GAA is third in the league at 1.14 with the second best save percentage at .948. But she also carries a losing re-cord at 3-4, which includes a pair of 1-0 shut out wins.Im just doing my best ... I dont go into games thinking I need to get a shutout but its definitely on my mind a little bit, said Roberts, 18.With the teams recent of-fensive resurgence, the two goalies have played even bet-ter, confident that one goal against is not the end of the world.I dont have to go into games so nervous now, I have that feeling that my team is going to back me up if I make a mistake, said Roberts.Rutz is not concerned about either goalie.Both have an even keeled, calm demeanor, are tall but athletic and get a long. They even know each other from their minor hockey days when Andrews, a Regina native, played with the Swift Current Wildcats and Rob-erts, a Martensville, Sask., product, played with the Regina Rebels Midget AAAs.Early in the season was all about adjustments for the two netminder. Andrews was coming off a freshman season in which she played in just five games, stuck behind starter Camille Trautman. Roberts, meanwhile, was trying to get used to a higher level of play.They have since figured things out.They give us a lot of confidence back there, said Rutz, noting he is comfortable splitting time all of the way through the playoffs. I like to think were pretty solid in our D-zone most of the time, but were at the point now where we know theyre going to make the saves they should make and when you have that kind of confidence in your goalies it gives you the confi-dence to play more aggressively 5-on-5.The Queens have undergone a trans-formation in their confidence. Com-ing out of Christmas they were sitting in last place, but in the three weeks since, they have since gone 4-0-2, with both losses in shootouts. That run has propelled them up the standings to second place with a three-point cush-ion over the SAIT Trojans.The whole entire atmosphere in the room is changed, said Andrews. After Christmas we were all hanging our heads a little bit, but Bob said its pretty much a new season, just give it all youve got and lets see where we can go ... Now were second in the league. The Queens (7-5-4) will have their hands full this weekend with a home-and-home series with the MacEwan University Griffins (5-9-2) who are play-ing for their playoff lives, sitting in fourth place the top three teams make the post-sea-son.They play to-night at 7 p.m. at the Red Deer Are-na and on Satur-day in Edmonton. The Queens have only won once in six games against MacEwan this sea-son with two shoot-out losses and only one loss by more than one goal 2-0 on Oct. 24.Theyve always been our toughest competition ... I think this is going to be the two biggest games weve had all year, said Andrews. We just have to come to the rink ready and prepared. We have to start strong and play the whole 60 minutes. The RDC Kings (9-12-0-1) are in Fort McMurray this weekend to play the Keyano Huskies (11-8-1-2). The Kings are coming off a sweep at the hands of the second place NAIT Ooks (18-3-0-1). RDC basketball is back off a bye week and in Medicine Hat to play the Rattlers. The Kings are 13-3 this season and will be facing a tough MHC team at 12-4. The Queens (2-14) struggles have continued since the Christmas break While the Rattlers (8-8) have improved since a 5-7 start to the season. Queens hockey player Kaely Mc-Murtry and Kings volleyball player Ad-am Turlejski were named Boston Pizza RDC Athletes of the Week. McMurtry scored four points (two goals, two as-sists) in a pair of wins over the SAIT Trojans this past weekend. Turlejeski, showed why he is fast becoming one of the top middles in the ACAC, domi-nating at the net in a sweep over the Ambrose Lions. He finished with eight blocks, 10 kills and three digs in the two 3-0 match sweeps.jaldrich@reddeeradvocate.comGoaltending tandem rounding into top form for QueensJOSH ALDRICHCOLLEGEMoriah AndrewsSummer RobertsSurprise players often the star in Super BowlBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPHOENIX Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.The New England Patriots and Se-attle Seahawks wouldnt be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it werent for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.Jermaine Kearse caught a touch-down pass in overtime in Seattles win over Green Bay in the NFC champion-ship game. Julian Edelman threw a TD pass in New Englands division-round win over Baltimore.Theres Rob Ninkovich, Michael Bennett and several others. Often, sur-prise players are the stars in the Super Bowl.Just look at last year when Sea-hawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was the unlikely MVP in Seattles win over Denver. Smith returned a Peyton Man-ning interception for a touchdown and recovered a fumble in a 43-8 rout. Now the former seventh-round pick hardly plays on defence.Thats the beauty of our team that anybody can have an MVP-type of day, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday. Thats what makes us special. I wouldnt be surprised if somebody no-body talks about is MVP.Brady, Wilson, Lynch, Gronkowski and LeGarrette Blount have the five best odds of winning the MVP award. But Smith is listed at 100:1 by Bovada.To get to this point and to win these games, its not about anything more than that, Smith said. That is how we can be successful.Ninkovich, one of New Englands top pass rushers, is also at 100:1 odds. He had eight sacks in each of the past three seasons and will be a key factor in trying to contain Wilson.You cant run past him, Ninkovich said. Those are when the big plays happen. You have to be under control, but also not just stand there and not do anything to affect him in the pocket. So you just have to be smart.Bennett has helped solidify Seattles defence since arriving from Tampa Bay before the 2013 season. Please see BOWL on Page B2BY THE CANADIAN PRESSCALGARY Gordie Howe has responded so well to stem cell treatment that his son Marty wants the Hockey Hall of Famer to un-dergo the procedure again.Gordie suffered two strokes late last year and had maybe a month to live, Marty said, when his family took the 86-year-old to Mexi-co in December for the treatment.Gordie Howe can walk again, his speech is improving and hes gained weight that he lost, according to his son.He is doing so much better, Marty said Tuesday in Calgary. Its a joy to have him with us still.Hopefully, in my mind, were going to have another treatment of this probably within two months.Im actually hoping if he keeps doing what hes doing hell be able to travel again and maybe get to five or six events a year so people can see him another time.Gordie Howe, known as Mr. Hockey, holds NHL records for most games played (1,767) and seasons played (26). He won the Stanley Cup four times as a Detroit Red Wing and also played for the Hartford Whalers.His 801 career goals rank second only to Wayne Gretzkys 894.Gordie Howe and Gretzky are scheduled to appear Feb. 6 in Saskatoon at a dinner, which Marty said will be a trial run on how his father responds to travel.Marty Howe was in Calgary alongside NHL alumni Darryl Sittler, Marty McSorley and Lanny McDonald to promote a pro-am hockey tournament in Gordies name that raises money for Alzheimers and dementia research.The April 17-19 tournament is in its fifth year and has raised a total of $1.5 million, according to organizers. Gordie became in-volved with dementia research because his wife Colleen died in 2009 of Picks disease, which is a form of dementia.Gordie is now also affected by dementia, which Marty does not expect to change with stem cell treatment.He still has dementia, Marty said. Its not a cure, but it sure prolongs life and the quality of life that you have is greatly in-creased.Gordie is in Lubbock, Texas, with his daughter Cathy Purnell. What appeared to be a setback after his return from Mexico was caused by dehydration, said Marty.The biggest thing was his swallowing, he said. With dementia, your brain forgets how to do it. Thats where he was.He had lost so much weight. He was down to 175 pounds. The Gordie Howe that every-one is used to, he didnt look like Gordie Howe. He was starting to fade away.The family was contacted by Stemedica Cell Technologies in San Diego, Calif., about treating Gordie in a stem cell clinical trial. The treatment is not yet approved in the United States.The family made the difficult decision to fly their ailing father to San Diego and drive him to Mexico.We were told to have the hospice come in and take care of his meds and everything and just let him go peacefully and we just werent ready, Marty recalled.Every once in a while you could see in his eyes that there was something in there still that was Gordie that wanted to get out. We wanted to give him the chance.BOWL: Surprise starsThe defensive end gets overlooked on a unit known for the Le-gion of Boom secondary featuring Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.I dont really worry about the atmosphere of the game, Bennett said. I think for us we treat every game exactly the same and weve been in every situation we could possibly be in.Heres a list of some surprise stars from past Super Bowls:DEXTER JACKSON: Jackson had two interceptions to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in the 2003 Super Bowl. Teammate Dwight Smith returned two picks for touch-downs against Rich Gannon and Oaklands top-ranked offence, but Jackson got the MVP award. Jackson signed a $14 million, five-year deal with Arizona in free agency, but was released after one season and returned to the Buccaneers.LARRY BROWN: Brown became the first cornerback to win Super Bowl MVP when his two interceptions helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in 1996. Brown leveraged that per-formance into a $12 million, five-year contract with the Raiders in free agency, but lasted only two seasons in Oakland and started just one game.DAVID TYREE: Tyree only had 54 career catches, but hell for-ever be remembered for the helmet grab that helped the New York Giants beat the Patriots 17-14 in the 2008 Super Bowl, snapping New Englands perfect season. Giants quarterback Eli Manning was the MVP of the game.TIMMY SMITH: After running for only 126 yards as a rookie in 1987, Smith set a Super Bowl rushing record with 204 yards and scored two TDs to help the Washington Redskins beat Denver 42-10. Quarterback Doug Williams was the MVP of the game. Smith played only two more seasons in the NFL and ran for another 476 yards total.ROD MARTIN: Martin had more inter-ceptions (three) against Ron Jaworski in Oaklands 27-10 win over Philadelphia in the 1981 Super Bowl than he had in his first four seasons in the NFL. Martin eventually went to two Pro Bowls and was a productive player for eight more sea-sons. 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From the first game un-til the last, I played the way I wanted. I feel very good about my game at the moment.Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, and will next play a five-time Australian champ also named Williams top-seeded Serena on Thursday.Keys, who said watching the Wil-liams sisters inspired her to take up tennis, talked about the sheer thrill of being in the final four of a major for the first time.Its amazing, said Keys, who was coached by three-time major winner Lindsay Davenport. And I get to enjoy another moment next round.Serena Williams beat last years fi-nalist, Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 6-2, but she was not 100 per cent she has a cold that made her voice hoarse.Ive been sick the past few days, and its just getting worse and worse, but hopefully it will get better, Wil-liams said. I heard theres a virus go-ing around with a lot of the players, and I caught it.There had been some hope that the semis might feature an all-Williams matchup at a major for the first time since the 2009 Wimbledon final.Williams win didnt bode well for the other three women left No. 2 Maria Sharapova plays Ekaterina Ma-karova in the other semi as in the five past times Williams has advanced to the semis at Melbourne Park, shes won the tournament.Venus loss ended an encouraging 10 days for the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion. She hadnt advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam since the 2010 U.S. Open, and struggled to recapture her form after being diag-nosed in 2011 with Sjogrens syndrome, an auto-immune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain.It already feels like a long season already, so many matches in a row, said Williams, who won the WTA event in Auckland to open the year. Hope-fully, Ill be able to keep this up.The other mens match on Wednes-day was also a three-setter, but it got interesting at the end. Wawrinka beat U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6), letting slip a 6-1 lead in the third-set tiebreaker and eventually needing six match points to close the victory.Nishikori made a big error at the wrong time, attempting a drop shot from the back of the court that bundled into the net. That set up another match point for Wawrinka, which he convert-ed with an ace, his 20th of the match.Phew, Im still nervous, Wawrinka said in his post-match interview on court. Its never easy with his return-ing. You have to go for it.Nishikori said he had a difficult day.I was struggling with my serve ... I couldnt get good rhythm in the first and second set, Nishikori said. He was a little bit better today.Djokovic also looks impressive as he progresses towards a fifth Australian Open title. He won the title here in 2008, his first major, and three years in a row from 2011. With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal gone from the other side of the draw, his major opposition for another trophy could be Andy Mur-ray, if he beats Tomas Berdych in the other semifinal on Thursday.One match away from that oppor-tunity, Djokovic was pleased to have added to his Grand Slam semifinal tal-ly that started at the French Open in 2007.It never gets old being in the last four of a Grand Slam, Djokovic said.Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMilos Raonic reaches out for a shot to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday.Raonic drops to 0-5 against DjokovicMELBOURNE, Australia Cana-dian Milos Raonic lost a chance to play a second Grand Slam semifinal after losing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 to Novak Djokovic on Wednesday at the Austra-lian Open.The eighth seed, from Thornhill, Ont., was beaten by the top seed and world No. 1 for the fifth time in their career series. Djokovic beat the 24-year-old Raonic three times in 2014, including in a French Open quarter-final.Raonic, the 2014 Wimbledon semifi-nalist, ended with a modest 14 aces in the match that lasted two hours.Raonic, who never earned a break point while losing his own serve three times, recorded 31 winners to go with 36 unforced errors.I wish I would have served better in certain moments, but I didnt lose because of my serve, said Raonic. He just didnt allow me to organize my game.Raonic said that by the end of the match, Djokovic was doing a good job of playing deep and never allowing him to move forward.He was pretty much on the base-line the whole time and I was further back. I just could not get my organiza-tion, figure out my patterns and play on my terms.Raonic, who is now 0-5 against world No. 1 opponents, leaves Mel-bourne with a record of 14-5, making this his most successful major by the numbers.The pair took 55 minutes to play their opening set on the Rod Laver Arena as the opener went into a tie-breaker. Djokovic sent over his fifth ace for a 5-3 lead and eventually con-verted on a third set point.The top seed quickly consolidat-ed, breaking to start the second set, a margin which held up as the Serb swept the second set for a solid two-set lead.It was the same story in the third set for Raonic, whose big game was neutralized by a fluid Djokovic attack. The Serb broke twice for a lead after Raonic saved a break point with his 14th ace.Djokovic closed out victory on his second match point after a double-faults on the first. The win was his tenth without a loss against Canadian opponents.AUSTRALIAN OPENSTORY FROM PAGE B1Son says Gordie Howes improvement dramatic after stem cell treatmentBY THE CANADIAN PRESSMONTREAL Tennis Canada is still holding out hope that its top play-er Eugenie Bouchard will be on court for an historic Fed Cup tie next week against the Czech Republic.Vice-president Eugene Lapierre said Bouchard, ranked seventh in the world, has yet to confirm whether or not she will play against the defending Fed Cup champions Feb. 7-8 in Quebec City.A three-woman team announced Wednesday did not include the West-mount, Que., native, but they have until two hours before the draw on Feb. 6 to finalize their roster and add a fourth player. Bouchards absence would leave little star power in the best-of-five series. The Czechs will be without their top two players, as world No. 4 Petra Kvitova and No. 16 Lucie Safa-rova are not on their team roster.It will be Canadas first appearance in the elite World Group I. Bouchard did much to get them there by going 4-0 in wins over Serbia and Slovakia in 2014.Its the first time were there and wed like to go to the next round and make it to the semifinals, said Lapi-erre. But Eugenie knows that, and shes demonstrated in the past that she likes playing in the Fed Cup. So Im sure her decision will be a good one.If Bouchard opts out, Canada will likely go with a young prospect as its fourth player.Bouchard reached the quarter-fi-nals of the Australian Open this week before falling in straight sets to Maria Sharapova. After the defeat at the first Grand Slam of the season, Bouchard was asked if she was looking forward to Fed Cup. She replied that she didnt know if she would be playing or not, adding she planned to visit with family and take some time off to rest.A reporter followed up by asking why she wouldnt play.Thats something I was going to de-cide after the tournament, Bouchard said. You know, my tournament ended like half an hour ago, so Im still going to talk to my team and make the best decision for me if I can play or not.It is a busy time for Bouchard, who is entered in an indoor tournament the week after the Fed Cup in Belgium.The Canadian roster includes To-rontos Sharon Fichman (No. 135), 17-year-old prospect Francoise Aban-da of Montreal (No. 202) and doubles specialist Gabriela Dabrowski of Ot-tawa (ranked No. 60 in doubles).The top-ranked Czechs will be rep-resented by Karolina Pliskova (No. 20), Tereza Smitkova (No. 68), Denisa Al-lertova (No. 107), and Lucie Hradecka (No. 142).BY THE CANADIAN PRESSVANCOUVER Coming off an un-inspired loss in the first game after the NHL all-star break, Willie Desjardins had a pointed chat with his Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday morning.We talked about our team identi-ty, the head coach said of the meeting before practice. We talked about who we are ... the things we do when we play our game. We asked each other: Is that how we played (Tuesday) night? And if it isnt how we played, is that ac-ceptable? I dont think the guys felt we played our best game.While the Anaheim Ducks currently sit atop the NHL standings, the Ca-nucks generated just seven shots over the final two periods of a 4-0 defeat.If we can live with not playing our best game, well play that way lots of nights because its a tough league, added Desjardins. Thats what we laid out and its up to each of us to look at it.Canucks forward Jannik Hansen, one of Vancouvers most consistent players all season, said it was a good refresher with 36 games left and the team currently in a playoff spot in the Western Conference.It was all about back to the basics that we were handed out at training camp what were about, how we need to play, what we need to do in or-der to be successful, he said. Nothing has really changed since we showed up in the summer. Its still the same team, its still the same group of guys, and we need to play the way we did early on: four lines, hard to play against, making sure were competing.The main culprit for Vancouvers up-and-down play recently has been a lack of offence. The Canucks have scored just three times over their last three games and have failed to find the mark at home in 176 minutes 21 sec-onds nearly nine periods.Were not happy where we are right now with our game, said de-fenceman Dan Hamhuis. We had a long talk about it as a group, had a hard practice. We know we have some work to do. Scoring is one thing, but thats the result of playing well in a lot of other areas on the ice. Focusing on our process needs to be a lot better.Desjardins shouldered some of the blame for not having the team ready to play against Anaheim after Vancou-ver went 3-2-0 on a five-game road trip prior to the all-star break.Its up to the coaches to have them ready and its up to me to have them ready, he said. I think our level could have been better.The rookie coach also added it looked like the players heads were still back at the beach or on the slopes.I think we came off the break, and we were still in the break mode when we played, said Desjardins. We werent at the level we needed to compete the way we needed to com-pete. That ones gone and it cant hap-pen again. Weve had a few of those at home and we know that and we have to react accordingly.Vancouver (26-17-3) has a mediocre record of 11-9-1 at Rogers Arena so far this season compared to a stellar 15-8-2 mark away from home.Desjardins touched on his clubs in-ability to win battles on Tuesday night so it was perhaps no coincidence that the Canucks were put through a num-ber of 1-on-1 drills Wednesday.If you want to win in this league you have to play hard. You just have to, said Desjardins. Teams are way too good. I didnt think we competed maybe the way we needed to, and I be-lieve we (can) compete that way. 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Forsberg added another goal in his first game back from the break, keeping him as the teams leader with 16 goals this season.Forsberg wasnt even sure if his latest goal went in, just taking a chance throwing the puck at the net Tuesday night in a 4-3 overtime win over Colorado.I kind of heard everyone celebrating, so it was good, Forsberg said.Its been that kind of season for the 20-year-old right wing from Ostervalla, Sweden. He had played 18 games with Nashville combined over the past two seasons under coach Barry Trotz after picking him up from Washington as part of a trade that sent Mar-tin Erat to the Capitals. Forsberg managed only one goal with Nashville and spent most of his time in the AHL in Milwaukee.That prompted him to work hard to make sure he stayed in Nashville, where the Predators currently are second in the Western Conference off to a fran-chise-best start at 31-10-5.I was just really determined all summer to come back from last seasons up-and-down season and try to play good hockey again, Forsberg said. I always knew I had it in me and I was just trying to prepare as well as possible for this season, and its been working so far.A coaching change that brought in Peter Lavio-lette and his offensive approach have been a perfect fit for the 6-foot-1 right wing.Forsberg already has set franchise records with 26 assists and 41 points as a rookie. He also has the teams rookie mark for scoring at least a point in seven consecutive games. With 26 games left starting Thursday night at St. Louis, Forsberg needs three goals to top Alexander Radulovs record of 18 goals in a season set in 2006-07.The rookie credits the Predators with playing a more up-tempo game now under Laviolette, a change from when defence might have been the top priority under Trotz.I want to play offensive hockey and thats what our team wants to do, too, and that fits me pretty good, Forsberg said.Laviolette said the rookie was a deserving late ad-dition to the All-Star Game because of injuries to Ev-geni Malkin and Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh. Lavio-lette coached Forsberg with Team Toews but didnt learn until after the game that the rookie had set yet another Nashville mark scoring the Predators first goals in an All-Star Game.He had a terrific start to this season, Laviolette said.Forsberg has been a favourite for the Calder award for the NHLs top rookie since early this sea-son.He is tied for the leagues lead with his 16 goals, and he leads in assists, points and with his plus-25 rating. His 41 points ranks him 26th in the league, and hes tied for third with four-game winning goals. He just missed his fifth game-winner Tuesday night when Nashville gave up a late goal before winning in overtime.For all of Forsbergs creativity and touch with the puck on his stick, he also is helped by playing on Nashvilles top line with centre Mike Ribeiro, whos tied for sixth in the league with 32 assists.Playing with Mike Ribeiro basically all year re-ally helped me to develop and have this early suc-cess, Forsberg said.PREDATORS ROOKIE FILIP FORSBERG CONTINUES TO BE A TOP CONTENDER FOR CALDER TROPHYPjhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this photo taken Jan. 27, 2015, Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg celebrates with defenseman Shea Weber after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game in Nashville, Tenn. Forsberg shows no signs of slowing down just yet. The only rookie at the All-Star Game scored twice among all the NHLs big names, and he added another in his first game back from the break.After disappointing loss, Canucks meet before practice to discuss identityEugenie Bouchard not included on Canadas roster for Fed Cup tie against CzechsTENNISSCOREBOARD B4THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Hockey Local SportsBasketballFootballTennisCurlingWHLEASTERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PtBrandon 49 35 9 3 2 219 156 75Regina 48 26 17 3 2 176 154 57Swift Current 49 22 22 1 4 145 164 49Moose Jaw 49 20 25 3 1 142 178 44Prince Albert 48 20 27 1 0 139 167 41Saskatoon 47 14 30 2 1 134 201 31CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PtMedicine Hat 48 34 12 1 1 198 137 70Red Deer 48 27 14 3 4 171 152 61Calgary 49 27 17 1 4 204 149 59Kootenay 50 26 23 0 1 168 181 53Edmonton 50 23 21 4 2 149 142 52Lethbridge 47 12 29 3 3 132 201 30WESTERN CONFERENCEB.C. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PtKelowna 49 37 8 3 1 211 125 78Victoria 49 26 19 3 1 169 154 56Vancouver 49 20 27 1 1 143 167 42Kamloops 49 18 25 3 3 143 180 42Prince George 51 20 29 1 1 155 218 42U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PtEverett 48 30 14 3 1 167 128 64Portland 50 28 19 0 3 176 164 59Seattle 47 23 18 3 3 124 132 52Spokane 47 23 20 3 1 135 142 50Tri-City 49 24 23 0 2 139 147 50Tuesdays resultsSwift Current 3 Brandon 2 (SO)Kelowna 4 Red Deer 3 (SO)Medicine Hat 6 Lethbridge 3Wednesdays resultsPrince Albert 6 Saskatoon 1Edmonton 2 Kelowna 1 (SO)Lethbridge 6 Kootenay 3Seattle at Kamloops, lateVictoria at Portland, lateFridays gamesSaskatoon at Swift Current, 6 p.m.Moose Jaw at Brandon, 6:30 p.m.Kelowna at Lethbridge, 7 p.m.Prince Albert at Calgary, 7 p.m.Regina at Kootenay, 7 p.m.Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m.Seattle at Prince George, 8 p.m.Kamloops at Portland, 8 p.m.Medicine Hat at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m.Victoria at Spokane, 8:05 p.m.Vancouver at Everett, 8:35 p.m.Saturdays gamesEdmonton at Calgary, 2 p.m.Brandon at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m.Swift Current at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m.Kelowna at Kootenay, 7 p.m.Regina at Lethbridge, 7 p.m.Prince Albert at Red Deer, 7 p.m.Seattle at Prince George, 8 p.m.Kamloops at Vancouver, 8 p.m.Everett at Portland, 8 p.m.Medicine Hat at Spokane, 8:05 p.m.Victoria at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GADetroit 48 28 11 9 65 144 123Tampa Bay 49 30 15 4 64 158 131Montreal 46 30 13 3 63 126 108Boston 48 25 16 7 57 126 121Florida 45 20 15 10 50 111 127Toronto 49 22 23 4 48 143 152Ottawa 46 19 18 9 47 126 128Buffalo 48 14 31 3 31 90 171Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GAN.Y. Islanders 47 32 14 1 65 155 130Pittsburgh 48 27 13 8 62 143 124Washington 48 25 14 9 59 144 124N.Y. Rangers 45 27 14 4 58 135 110Philadelphia 49 20 22 7 47 134 149Columbus 46 21 22 3 45 117 145New Jersey 48 18 22 8 44 109 135Carolina 47 17 25 5 39 102 122WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division GP W L OT Pts GF GANashville 46 31 10 5 67 141 107St. Louis 46 29 13 4 62 148 111Chicago 47 30 15 2 62 148 108Winnipeg 49 26 15 8 60 138 122Colorado 49 20 18 11 51 128 141Dallas 47 21 19 7 49 146 154Minnesota 47 21 20 6 48 130 138Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GAAnaheim 48 32 10 6 70 143 124San Jose 48 25 17 6 56 131 132Vancouver 46 26 17 3 55 124 118Calgary 48 26 19 3 55 140 126Los Angeles 47 20 15 12 52 129 126Arizona 47 16 25 6 38 108 160Edmonton 48 12 27 9 33 110 160NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.Tuesdays GamesPhiladelphia 4, Arizona 3, SON.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 1Pittsburgh 5, Winnipeg 3Columbus 4, Washington 3Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 2Montreal 3, Dallas 2Detroit 5, Florida 4Nashville 4, Colorado 3, OTCalgary 4, Buffalo 1Minnesota 2, Edmonton 1Anaheim 4, Vancouver 0Wednesdays GamesNew Jersey 2, Toronto 1, SOWashington 4, Pittsburgh 0Chicago at Los Angeles, lateThursdays GamesBoston at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.Arizona at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.Dallas at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m.Detroit at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m.Columbus at Florida, 5:30 p.m.Nashville at St. Louis, 6 p.m.Minnesota at Calgary, 7 p.m.Buffalo at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.Anaheim at San Jose, 8 p.m.Fridays GamesPittsburgh at New Jersey, 5 p.m.St. Louis at Carolina, 5 p.m.Nashville at Colorado, 7 p.m.Buffalo at Vancouver, 8 p.m.Chicago at Anaheim, 8 p.m.Wednesday summariesCapitals 4, Penguins 0First Period1. Washington, Ovechkin 28 (Alzner, Backstrom) 4:50.Penalties Carlson Wash (hooking) 7:35, Wilson Wash (fighting) 13:14, Sill Pgh (fighting) 13:14.Second Period2. Washington, Ovechkin 29 (Green, Backstrom) 17:19 (pp).Penalties Hillen Wash (slashing) 8:15, Perron Pgh (goaltender interference) 12:51, Bortuzzo Pgh (interference) 15:40.Third Period3. Washington, Fehr 15 (Laich, Orpik) 11:02.4. Washington, Green 5 (Kuznetsov, Johansson) 12:24.Penalties Downie Pgh (fighting) 10:41, Latta Wash (fighting) 10:41, Downie Pgh (Abuse of of-ficials) 10:41, Ovechkin Wash (roughing) 14:03, Ovechkin Wash (holding) 14:03, Sill Pgh (roughing) 14:03, Kunitz Pgh (high-sticking) 15:26, Ward Wash (tripping) 18:15, Brouwer Wash (roughing) 19:01, Perron Pgh (roughing) 19:01.Shots on goalPittsburgh 11 8 8 27Washington 8 14 14 36Goal Pittsburgh: Fleury (L, 22-10-5); Washing-ton: Holtby (W, 23-10-8).Power plays (goal-chances) Pittsburgh: 0-4; Washington: 1-3.Devils 2, Maple Leafs 1 (SO)First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties Tootoo NJ (tripping) 13:00, Santorelli Tor (delay of game) 18:11.Second PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties Clarkson Tor (high-sticking) 1:50, Zu-brus NJ (high-sticking) 4:20, Gardiner Tor (holding) 7:57, Zajac NJ (tripping) 18:52.Third Period1. Toronto, van Riemsdyk 21 (Bozak, Clarkson) 11:49.2. New Jersey, Larsson 2 (Havlat, Elias) 17:10.Penalties Fraser NJ (roughing) 1:53, Holland Tor (roughing) 1:53, Jagr NJ (holding) 3:42, Larsson NJ (slashing) 12:59.OvertimeNo Scoring.Penalties None.Shootout New Jersey wins 2-0Toronto : Santorelli miss, Bozak miss.New Jersey : Gomez miss, Josefson goal, Elias goal.Shots on goalToronto 7 11 9 3 30New Jersey 6 7 9 1 23Goal Toronto: Bernier (LO, 16-14-4); New Jer-sey: Schneider (W, 17-19-4).Power plays (goal-chances) Toronto: 0-5; New Jersey: 0-3.Today College womens hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. Midget AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 7:15 p.m.Friday JV basketball: Lindsay Thurber Raiders girls/boys tournament. WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. Midget AA hockey: Lacombe at Olds, 7:30 p.m.; Red Deer Indy Graphics at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Royals at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Three Hills, 8 p.m. Major midget girls hockey: Southeast at Red Deer, 8:15 p.m., Collicutt Centre. Chinook senior hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.Saturday Speed skating: Alberta Open long track meet at Golden Circle oval. JV basketball: Lindsay Thurber Raiders girls/boys tournament. Peewee AA hockey: Airdrie at Sylvan Lake, 11 a.m., Caroline; Lethbridge White at Red Deer TBS, 3 p.m., Kinsmen A; Midget AA hockey: Red Deer Elks at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 2 p.m., Arena. Bantam AA hockey: Lacombe at Red Deer Ramada, 2:30 p.m., Kinex; Southwest at Olds, 3:45 p.m.; Taber at Sylvan Lake, 5:45 p.m. WHL: Prince Albert at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. AJHL: Drumheller at Olds, 7 p.m. Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Airdrie at Three Hills, 8 p.m.Sunday Speed skating: Alberta Open long track meet at Golden Circle oval. Peewee AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Red Deer Parkland, 11:30 a.m., Kinsmen A; Lethbridge White at Olds, 12:15 p.m.; Bow Valley at Lacombe, 3 p.m. Major bantam hockey: Calgary Bisons at Red Deer Black, noon, Arena. Major midget girls hockey: Peace Country at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. Bantam AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Red Deer Ramada, 2 p.m., Kinsmen A; Southwest at Lacombe, 2 p.m.; Taber at Olds, 2:45 p.m. Midget AA hockey: Olds at Red Deer Elks, 2:45 p.m., Arena; Foothills at Lacombe, 4:30 p.m.Red Deer Womens LeagueTriple Threat 57 Xpress 34. TT: Tamara Mckelvie 19 points; Player of game Jessie Charchuk. Xpress: Julia de Vos 12; POG Karley Waisanen.Big Ballers 34 Spartans 31BB: Katrina Papenhuyzen 9; POG Courtney Janke. Spart: Jaci Horvath 10; POG Amy Cote.Hoosier Daddy 43 Storm 42HD: Danielle Clifford 17; POG Clifford. Storm: Mandy Carroll 10; POG Carroll.Rampage 49 Funk 48National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L Pct GBToronto 31 15 .674 Brooklyn 18 27 .400 12 1/2Boston 16 28 .364 14New York 9 37 .196 22Philadelphia 9 37 .196 22Southeast Division W L Pct GBAtlanta 38 8 .826 Washington 31 15 .674 7Miami 20 25 .444 17 1/2Charlotte 19 27 .413 19Orlando 15 33 .313 24Central Division W L Pct GBChicago 30 17 .638 Cleveland 27 20 .574 3Milwaukee 23 22 .511 6Detroit 17 30 .362 13Indiana 16 31 .340 14WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBMemphis 33 12 .733 Houston 32 14 .696 1 1/2San Antonio 30 17 .638 4Dallas 30 17 .638 4New Orleans 24 22 .522 9 1/2Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 32 14 .696 Oklahoma City 23 23 .500 9Denver 19 27 .413 13Utah 16 30 .348 16Minnesota 8 37 .178 23 1/2Pacific Division W L Pct GBGolden State 36 7 .837 L.A. Clippers 32 14 .696 5 1/2Phoenix 26 20 .565 11 1/2Sacramento 16 28 .364 20 1/2L.A. Lakers 12 34 .261 25 1/2Tuesdays GamesToronto 104, Indiana 91Milwaukee 109, Miami 102Cleveland 103, Detroit 95Memphis 109, Dallas 90Chicago 113, Golden State 111, OTWashington 98, L.A. Lakers 92Wednesdays GamesPhiladelphia 89, Detroit 69Cleveland 99, Portland 94Toronto 119, Sacramento 102Denver 93, New Orleans 85Houston 99, Dallas 94Minnesota 110, Boston 98Atlanta 113, Brooklyn 102New York 100, Oklahoma City 92San Antonio 95, Charlotte 86L.A. Clippers 94, Utah 89Washington at Phoenix, lateThursdays GamesMilwaukee at Orlando, 5 p.m.New York at Indiana, 5 p.m.Denver at Memphis, 6 p.m.Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.Fridays GamesMinnesota at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.Portland at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m.Houston at Boston, 5:30 p.m.Toronto at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m.Sacramento at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m.L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 6 p.m.Dallas at Miami, 6 p.m.Golden State at Utah, 7 p.m.Chicago at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.NFL PlayoffsWild-card PlayoffsSaturday, Jan. 3Carolina 27, Arizona 16Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17Sunday, Jan. 4Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10Dallas 24, Detroit 20Divisional PlayoffsSaturday, Jan. 10New England 35, Baltimore 31Seattle 31, Carolina 17Sunday, Jan. 11Green Bay 26, Dallas 21Indianapolis 24, Denver 13Conference ChampionshipsSunday, Jan. 18Seattle 28, Green Bay 22, OTNew England 45, Indianapolis 7Pro BowlSunday, Jan. 25At Glendale, Ariz.Team Irvin 32, Team Carter 28Super BowlSunday, Feb. 1At Glendale, Ariz.New England vs. Seattle, 4:30 p.m.NFL Odds(Odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery; favou-rites in capital letters)Super Bowl, Feb. 1 Spread O/UNEW ENGLAND vs. Seattle 0.5 48.5NFL Draft OrderDoes not include trades W-L-T Pct.1. Tampa Bay 2-14-0 .1252. Tennessee 2-14-0 .1253. Jacksonville 3-13-0 .1884. Oakland 3-13-0 .1885. Washington 4-12-0 .2506. N.Y. Jets 4-12-0 .2507. Chicago 5-11-0 .3138. Atlanta 6-10-0 .3759. N.Y. Giants 6-10-0 .37510. St. Louis 6-10-0 .37511. Minnesota 7-9-0 .43812. Cleveland 7-9-0 .43813. New Orleans 7-9-0 .43814. Miami 8-8-0 .50015. San Francisco 8-8-0 .50016. Houston 9-7-0 .56317. San Diego 9-7-0 .56318. Kansas City 9-7-0 .56319. Buffalo 9-7-0 .56320. Philadelphia 10-6-0 .62521. Cincinnati 10-5-1 .65622. Pittsburgh 11-5-0 .68823. Detroit 11-5-0 .68824. Arizona 11-5-0 .68825. Carolina 7-8-1 .46926. Baltimore 10-6-0 .62527. Dallas 12-4-0 .75028. Denver 12-4-0 .75029. Indianapolis 11-5-0 .68830. Green Bay 12-4-0 .75030. x-New England 12-4-0 .75031. x-Seattle 12-4-0 .750x-Super Bowl champion will select last and the loser of the Super Bowl next-to-last in all rounds, regard-less of the record of such participating clubs in the regular season.Australian OpenThursdayAt Melbourne ParkMelbourne, AustraliaPurse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam)Surface: Hard-OutdoorSinglesWomenSemifinalsMaria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Ekaterina Ma-karova (10), Russia, 6-3, 6-2.DoublesMenSemifinalsSimone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (6), Romania, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (4), Bra-zil, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).WednesdaySinglesMenQuarterfinalsStan Wawrinka (4), Switzerland, def. Kei Nishikori (5), Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6).Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Milos Raonic (8), Canada, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.WomenQuarterfinalsMadison Keys, United States, def. Venus Williams (18), United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Dominika Cibulkova (11), Slovakia, 6-2, 6-2.DoublesMenQuarterfinalsSimone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, and David Marrero, Spain, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (6), Romania, def. Dominic Inglot, Britain, and Florin Mergea (14), Romania, 6-4, 7-6 (3).WomenSemifinalsChan Yung-jan, Taiwan, and Zheng Jie (14), China, def. Michaella Krajicek, Netherlands, and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (13), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-2.Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, and Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (16), Germany, 6-0, retired.2015 Canadian Junior Curling ChampionshipsCORNER BROOK, N.L. Standings and results Wednesday after Draw 15 at the 2015 Canadian junior curling championships from Jan. 24-Feb. 1 (all times Eastern):MENChampionship PoolTeam (Skip) W LManitoba (Calvert) 7 1Alberta (Sturmay) 6 1Quebec (F.Asselin) 6 1New Brunswick (R.Comeau) 6 2B.C. (Henderson) 5 3Saskatchewan (Hersikorn) 5 3Northern Ont. (T.Horgan) 3 4Ontario (Ma.Calwell) 2 5Seeding PoolTeam (Skip) W LN.L. (G.Smith) 3 4P.E.I. (T.Smith) 3 4Nova Scotia (Manuel) 3 5Yukon (Wallingham) 2 6N.W.T. (Mat.Miller) 1 6Nunavut (K.Komaksiutiksak) 0 7CHAMPIONSHIP/SEEDING ROUNDWednesdays resultsDraw 13New Brunswick 8 Quebec 6Manitoba 6 Saskatchewan 3Seeding PoolOntario 6 Nova Scotia 4Northern Ontario 9 P.E.I. 5 (extra end)Draw 14B.C. 9 Saskatchewan 3N.W.T 11 Nunavut 2P.E.I. 7 Nova Scotia 3N.L. 9 Yukon 8 (extra end)Draw 15Alberta 8 B.C. 3Manitoba 6 New Brunswick 4Northern Ontario 10 Ontario 4Nova Scotia 8 Yukon 6 (extra end)N.L. vs. P.E.I., NAThursdays gamesDraw 16, 6:30 a.m.Quebec vs. SaskatchewanAlberta vs. OntarioDraw 17, 11 a.m.Alberta vs. QuebecB.C. vs. Northern OntarioOntario vs. New BrunswickNunavut vs. YukonN.L. vs. N.W.T.Draw 18, 3:30 p.m.New Brunswick vs. B.C.Manitoba vs. Northern OntarioFridays gamesDraw 19, 4 a.m.Manitoba vs. AlbertaOntario vs. SaskatchewanNorthern Ontario vs. QuebecDraw 20, 9 a.m.Nova Scotia vs. N.W.T.Nunavut vs. P.E.I.End of championship/seeding roundWOMENChampionship PoolTeam (Skip) W LAlberta (Rocque) 7 0B.C. (Brown) 7 1Nova Scotia (Fay) 5 2Ontario (C.Brandwood) 5 2Manitoba (Peterson) 5 3Saskatchewan (Streifel) 5 3Quebec (E.Gagne) 4 4New Brunswick (J.Comeau) 3 4Seeding PoolTeam (Skip) W LP.E.I. (V.Smith) 4 4Northern Ont. (Burns) 3 5Yukon (Horte) 3 5N.W.T. (McKay-Saturnino) 2 6N.L. (Hill) 1 7Nunavut (Pinksen) 0 8CHAMPIONSHIP/SEEDING ROUNDWednesdays resultsDraw 13Manitoba 10 New Brunswick 7Alberta 9 Saskatchewan 4B.C. 5 Quebec 4Draw 14N.W.T. 12 Nunavut 5Northern Ontario 11 N.L. 8Saskatchewan 10 Ontario 8Manitoba 7 B.C. 3Draw 15Nova Scotia 9 Quebec 6P.E.I. 6 Northern Ontario 5 (extra end)Yukon 9 N.L. 7Thursdays gamesDraw 16, 6:30 a.m.Quebec vs. New Brunswick; B.C. vs. Ontario; Mani-toba vs. Saskatchewan.Draw 17, 11 a.m.Nova Scotia vs. Manitoba; Alberta vs. B.C.Draw 18, 3:30 p.m.Saskatchewan vs. Quebec; Alberta vs. Nova Scotia; Ontario vs. New Brunswick.Fridays gamesDraw 19, 4 a.m.Nova Scotia vs. Ontario; New Brunswick vs. Alberta.Draw 20, 9 a.m.Northern Ontario vs. N.W.T.; Yukon vs. P.E.I.; Nu-navut vs. N.L.End of Championship/Seeding RoundTransactionsWednesdays Sports TransactionsBASEBALLMajor League BaseballOFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Ari-zona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pitts-burgh 1B Kevin Ross (West Virginia-SAL) 50 games each for second positive tests for a drug of abuse and free agent RHP Raymond Hanson 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Furosemide, all violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.American LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Designated C Mike Ohlman for assignment. Named Jim Misudek as manager of media relations.CHICAGO WHITE SOX Agreed to terms with INF Gordon Beckham on a one-year contract. Des-ignated OF Dayan Viciedo for assignment.HOUSTON ASTROS Announced Jeff Bagwell will be an instructor at spring training.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Named Joe Carter special assistant to the general manager.ATLANTA BRAVES Agreed to terms with OF Dian Toscano on a four-year contract. Designated OF Jose Constanza for assignment.LOS ANGELES DODGERS Agreed to terms with RHP Ben Rowen and LHP Erik Bedard on minor league contracts.NEW YORK METS Agreed to terms with RHP Jenrry Mejia on a one-year contract.PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Announced David Montgomery will assume the position of chairman and Bill Giles will take the position of chairman emeritus.PITTSBURGH PIRATES Traded OF Travis Snider to Baltimore for LHP Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named.American AssociationKANSAS CITY T-BONES Released INF Nick Schwaner.LINCOLN SALTDOGS Signed INF Trevor Martin and OF Jon Gaston.Frontier LeagueGATEWAY GRIZZLIES Signed INF Will DuPont.SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS Signed C Bren-dan Slattery.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationMILWAUKEE BUCKS Signed G Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract.UTAH JAZZ Signed F Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.Womens National Basketball AssociationSEATTLE STORM Traded F Camille Little and G/F Shekinna Stricklen to Connecticut for the third and 15th picks in the 2015 draft.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBALTIMORE RAVENS Signed P Richie Leone to a future contract. Named Chris Hewitt defensive backs coach, Matt Weiss cornerbacks coach, Drew Wilkins defensive coaching assistant, Richard An-gulo tight ends coach, Mike Macdonald defensive assistant and Andy Bischoff offensive quality control coach.DENVER BRONCOS Named Wade Phillips de-fensive co-ordinator, Brian Pariani tight ends coach and Joe Woods defensive backs coach.JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Signed P Kasey Redfern to a future contract.WASHINGTON REDSKINS Named Matt Ca-vanaugh quarterbacks coach.Arena Football LeagueORLANDO PREDATORS Reinstated coach and vice-president of football operations Rob Keefe.Canadian Football LeagueMONTREAL ALOUETTES Signed WR S.J. Green to a three-year contract extension.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL Fined N.Y. Islanders F Cal Clutterbuck fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment during a Jan. 19 game against Philadelphia.ARIZONA COYOTES Recalled F Brendan Shin-nimin from Portland (AHL).COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Placed LW Jer-emy Morin on injured reserve.DALLAS STARS Reassigned D Jyrki Jokipakka to Texas (AHL).FLORIDA PANTHERS Recalled D Alex Petrovic from San Antonio (AHL).MINNESOTA WILD Recalled F Raphael Bus-sieres from Alaska (ECHL) to Iowa (AHL).NEW JERSEY DEVILS Activated F Tuomo Ruutu from injured reserve.American Hockey LeagueAHL Suspended Albany D Seth Helgeson and Oklahoma City C Travis Ewanyk one game.LAKE ERIE MONSTERS Recalled D Joey Leach from Fort Wayne (ECHL).MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS Recalled G Rob Ma-dore from Cincinnati (ECHL).SPRINGFIELD FALCONS Recalled G Scott Mu-nroe from Kalamazoo (ECHL).ECHLECHL Suspended free agent F Andrew Conboy 20 games, Stockton D Mario Larocque four games and Utah D Patrick Wellar two games.CINCINNATI CYCLONES Signed G Branden Komm.EVANSVILLE ICEMEN Signed D Daniel Sova.FORT WAYNE KOMETS Loaned D James Mar-tin to Lake Erie (AHL).MISSOURI MAVERICKS Released F Sebastian Geoffrion.Seven different scorers help Eagles down ChiefsThe Innisfail Eagles will carry momentum into Fridays 8:30 p.m. home date with the Bentley Generals following Tuesdays 7-4 Chinook Hockey League win over the host Fort Saskatch-ewan Chiefs.The Eagles spread their scoring around, getting a goal from each of Darcy Bomersback, Dan Vandermeer, Jason Nopper, Matt Hunter, Jeff Archibald, Ty Clay and Justin Cox, who also picked up two assists. Travis Ziegler stopped 26 shot as the winning netminder. Chiefs goaltender David Tetrault also made 26 saves.The Eagles, who led 4-1 after one period and 6-3 after 40 min-utes, were two-for-five on the power play. The Chiefs failed to connect during five man-advantage opportunities.CHINOOK HOCKEY LEAGUEHeritage Lanes in Red Deer are hosting the Youth Chal-lenge provincial bowling championships this weekend.The tournament will feature 10 zone teams from around the province of 15 bowlers, between the ages of 13 and 19 years old, competing in girls, boys and mixed competition.Brendan Innes will lead the Red Deer contingent having won the zone roll-off four years in a row, averaging 263 at the most recent event.The top three girls and boys, based on their nine game average, will advance to the Canadian championships in Edmonton from March 26-29.Action runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.Levi Glasman scored twice in a losing cause Tuesday as the visiting Red Deer Aero Equipment Chiefs dropped a 6-5 Alberta Minor Midg-et AAA Hockey League decision to the Calgary Canucks.Braidon Westin, Luke Puto and Taylor Melanson accounted for the other Red Deer goals, while net-minder Riley Katchuik made 36 saves.The Chiefs outshot their hosts 47-42.YOUTH BOWLING MINOR HOCKEYSource says Bruins place veteran forward Simon Gagne on waiversA person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Boston Bruins have placed veteran forward Simon Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him.The person spoke on the condition of ano-nymity because the team has not announced the move made Wednesday.The decision is regarded a formality. Two weeks ago, the Bruins announced Gagne was placed on their suspended list and would miss the remainder of the season following the death of his father in December.Gagne is a two-time 40-goal-scorer with Phil-adelphia. The 34-year-old was attempting a comeback with Boston after missing all of last season.He had three goals and an assist in 23 games with the Bruins this season.PHOENIXIts not that Media Day at the Super Bowl is undignified, precisely. No, wait. It is exactly that. It is a pit of wretched human-ity, clustering around football players like moths to flame. Stunt media, military media, media asking about religion, media desperately asking some silly thing or another. This year, there were Mexican puppets, and a guy in a hat wearing a barrel. Its all rela-tively ridiculous.That common thread aside, though, there were two dif-ferent Media Days this year. First, there were the New England Patriots, who tried very hard to not be overly interesting. Then came the Seattle Seahawks. Take it away, defensive end Michael Bennett. Tell us about riding that police bike on the sidelines after beating Green Bay to get here, to start.Black people cant steal anything from the police, bad things happen, said Bennett. So I didnt steal it, I borrowed it, and thats the story Im sticking to.Michael, what about the Patriots?Today should be the sex cut-off day for the Patri-ots. It takes a lot of testosterone to beat us.Michael, sorry about the bright camera light there.I cant see nothing. I feel like I got pulled over.The Seahawks have guys who will deliver cli-chs like champions, just as the Patriots have Rob Gronkowski, a free radical in their controlled en-vironment. But overall, the difference is this: The Patriots recommend that players obscure the inter-esting. The Seahawks have the option of clichs, but theyre free to be a show, too.The difference is theyre two coaches on two dif-ferent sides of the spectrum. One is old school, hard-nosed and Pete Carroll is a great guy, he keeps it looser, says Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, who was in Seattle for three seasons after leaving the CFL, and who still talks like a Seahawk. On our way to walking into meeting rooms in Seattle you could hear music blasting, pumping, but none of that is go-ing on in New England. Its all business-orientated.(Carroll) is the ultimate players coach. Ive never met any coach like him as far as the way he ap-proaches the game. He keeps it loose around there which keeps guys loose and youre not walking on eggshells.The Seahawks tell tales of pranks, of mini-bas-ketball competitions before meetings, of goofy vid-eos shown before they study film. They love it. Bill Belichick? Thats the definition of an eggshells guy. In meetings he is known to tell players what ques-tions to expect the next day, and gives them answers. Some say he makes fun of players who say too much.Well, somebody obviously said too much if you know that, says Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington.We want to be professional and classy, we want to respect our opponents, respect the game of foot-ball, says New England receiver Matthew Slater. Everybody when they get here they buy in, one way or the other. They buy into the Patriot way.Indeed. As Wes Welker told Sports Illustrated af-ter leaving the Patriots in 2013, When Im answering questions from the Denver media, Im not worried about what the Broncos people are going to think. Im worried about what Belichick will think. Isnt that crazy? Asked about this, former Patriot Wil-lie McGinest who despite being an NFL Network broadcaster doesnt like talking too much about the Patriot Way grumbled, Wes talks too much to the media at times.People hate us because, you know, when you talk a lot of smack, people usually hate you, said Ben-nett. But when you talk a lot of smack and you back it up, they hate you even more. I think thats what it is. People hate Sherman because he says hes the best corner, and he plays like the best corner. So, its just like one of those things where people just hate us because of who we are, but we embrace it. I like it. I like when people hate us, because our stocks go up, our jerseys are higher selling. Its pretty cool.Sometimes when you have people doing too much, they just forget who they are and they arent happy. And when youre happy, you do a lot of things better.We give them the chance to be at their best, said Carroll. Thats why we do celebrate their unique-ness.Thats why Sherman could challenge Roger Good-ell for the second time in three days, while the Patri-ots outside of owner Robert Kraft have stayed silent. But freedom can run both ways. Seattle run-ning back Marshawn Lynch opened Media Day with, Im just here so I dont get fined, so yall can sit me and ask me all the questions yall want, Im going to answer with the same answer. Yall can shoot, if yall please.He then answered Im here so I wont get fined, over and over until everyone lost interest. If he would only graduate to clichs nobody would care, but spiritually, Marshawn Lynch is clearly a Patriot, just as Rob Gronkowski is spiritually a Seahawk.But there is common ground, too. Browner said that listening to Belichick break down football phi-losophy this week, he felt like he was listening to Carroll speak. Seahawks defensive end OBrien Schofield said, Our first rule is Respect The Team, which could be a Patriots slogan. Its two paths to the same place, and here they are. The Seahawks had fun getting here: The Patriots, probably less. 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Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and re-ceived cheers, boos and gasps.All on one hole.There is rarely a dull moment with golfs biggest star, especially at the PGA Tours rowdiest venue. Even though Woods has played at TPC Scottsdale only three times, what de-fines his experience at the Phoenix Open is not a trophy, rather its some beer, a boulder, an orange and a gun.So a typical pro-am Wednesday was anything but that especially at the par-3 16th hole.Woods managed to deliver another memory. His 9-iron was just left of the pin when it turned enough left that it tumbled into a bunker. The cheers turned to boos, and Woods tugged the bill of his cap in mock shame. Seconds later, the cheers returned from the full house.And then the gasp instead of blasting out of the sand, Woods bladed the shot over the green and into the front row of the gallery.It was quite a scene, and this was not lost on John Wood, the caddie for Hunter Mahan, who was in the group ahead of Woods on the 16th. The cad-die looked around at the enclosed are-na, where it was hard to find an empty seat. And this was for a pro-am.This is usually about one-third full, Wood said. I have never seen it this packed on a Wednesday. Never.The difference?He looked over his shoulder at Woods on the tee box and pointed his thumb in that direction.Record crowds are expected this week at the TPC Scottsdale, though the forecast is for cold and rain on Saturday, the biggest day. The Super Bowl is in town. Woods is playing for the first time in 14 years. The field in-cludes Phil Mickelson, Masters cham-pion Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.All eyes, however, are on Woods. Theres too much history with him, even at a tournament he rarely plays.Of the three aces Woods has made as a pro, none gets replayed as much as his debut in the Phoenix Open in 1997. When the ball disappeared into the cup, it set off a celebration so wild that fans began throwing beer cups onto the tee. Woods was so excited he missed the high-five with Omar Uresti.Then on top of that, just smelling and hearing the beer hit behind me on the tee box, he said. The more eerie part was when we were playing 17 and 18, everybody didnt really care. They were walking in, because they had seen what they wanted to see and 16 was empty. So we looked back on 16. You see all these beer cups every-where on the tee box, and probably maybe an eighth of the people there.Two years later, Woods had a chance to win while playing the in the final group with Rocco Mediate. What stood out that day was a tee shot left into the desert scrub and his ball landing just short of a waist-high boulder. It might have been the heaviest loose impedi-ment ever moved with help. Woods summoned help from the gallery, and they heaved with all their might to get the boulder out of the way of his swing on the par-5 13th.I thought it was lighter than it was, Woods said. I thought I could move it. Evidently it took like five other dudes to do it.He added a twist to the tale this week. They moved it the wrong way.They moved it in the direction which I didnt want to have it moved, he said. So that means I had to start the ball off to the right, because I hit the ball in the right bunker. But I wasnt going to have them go back in there in the cactus and move it back the other way.Later in the day, a fan who had been heckling Woods was found to have a gun in his fanny pack. The gun was reg-istered. Woods never felt threatened, though it let to headlines as far away as New Jersey and Britain.The final year in 2001 was thought to be the final straw. Woods finished 15 shots behind the runaway Mark Calcavecchia, but a young fan threw an orange onto the green as Woods was getting ready to putt. Those close to Woods said that was a big reason why he never returned until this year. There were other factors, such as the appearance money he used to get for going to Dubai and then Abu Dhabi, along with the extended winter break that meant also skipping Kapalua.Hes back in Phoenix, and the buzz is louder than ever. Woods didnt make a hole-in-one on the 16th hole. He hit into a bunker. No one showered the tee box with beer cups. There were no high-fives. But as he was playing the 17th hole, fans began filing out of the bleachers behind the green, and the front row of stands were half-empty.They saw what they wanted.Two distinctly different teams on Super Bowl media dayBRUCEARTHURINSIDERTHERE WERE TWO DIFFERENT MEDIA DAYS THIS YEAR. FIRST, THERE WERE THE PATRIOTS, WHO TRIED VERY HARD TO NOT BE OVERLY INTERESTING. THEN CAME THE SEAHAWKS.Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTiger Woods hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during a practice round for the Phoenix Open golf tournament on Tuesday, in Scottsdale, Ariz. WHATS HAPPENING B6THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015 Singing Valentines by Wild Rose Har-monizers are available to serenade your loved one on Feb. 13 and 14. Four handsome men bearing a red rose will visit the recipient at home or work and perform two tender love songs. The cost is $40 in Red Deer and $45 outside Red Deer, with $10 going to Norman-deau School to purchase band instruments. A photo of the occasion will also be included. For bookings, contact Fran at 403-347-0436, or Ralph at 403-347-9852. Book early as limited spaced are available. The deadline is Feb. 12. For more information visit Sacred Heart Church Used Book Sale will be held on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church hall for 50 cents to $1. Book dona-tions accepted on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Phone 403-346-9013. Ponoka Moose Lodge Old Time Dance will be held on third Saturday of each month, next Feb. 21 with Eddy Chwill, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost is $12, ($10 for Moose mem-bers.) Potluck lunch. Top name bands. See, or call Jean or Fred at 403-783-8587 for more information. Red Deer and District SPCA National Cupcake Day is coming up on Feb. 23. Par-ticipants are asked to register at, bake cupcakes and host a National Cupcake Day Party on Feb. 23 with proceeds to support the Red Deer and District SPCA. A free Cupcake Host Welcome Pack-age will be sent to participants in the mail. Do-nations can be made online. Phone 403-342-7722 or Canadian Firearms Cours-es are offered at Cottonwood-Gordon Hall. Non-restricted: Feb. 28 starting at 8 a.m.; Restricted: March 1 starting at 9 a.m. For more information call 403-224-2881 or St. Andrews United Church Pancake Supper will be offered on Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Lacombe. Costs are $7 for adults, $4 for youth, and $20 for a family with proceeds to Camp Kasota. Contact Dennis at 403-782-6890. Crimson Lake Provincial Park Family Day will be celebrated on Feb. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Day Use Area. Free of charge to enjoy snowshoeing, geocaching, smores, hot chocolate, snow-golf, snow-soccer, fat bike demonstration, snow forts and graffiti. Contact Alberta Parks at 403-845-8309. Family Day Friday Dance will be held on Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at Festival Hall. Based on dances of days gone by, the evening will feature live music, a dance lesson, games and fun for the whole family. Tickets are avail-able at the door or online at Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic will hold a photo identification clinic on Feb. 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 301 5008 Ross St. The clinic offers free affidavits of identification that are notarized by a lawyer. This ID does not replace government issued ID but is intended to help people access basic services while replacing their proper ID. To book an appointment, phone 430-314-9129, see, or email to Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society Valentines Sweetheart Dinner will take place at Cronquist house on Feb. 14. Cock-tails at 6:30 p.m. followed by scrumptious six course meal. Tickets are $150 per couple or $170 per couple in a private room. For tickets call 403-346-0055. Red Deer Action Group is seeking volunteer board members to help set the direction of the organization. See, or phone 403-343-1198 to find out more. Red Deer College School of Creative Arts presents Student for a Day. Check out Motion Picture Arts program, Feb. 12, and Music, Theatre, Entertainment Produc-tion, Theatre Performance, and Creative and Visual Art on Feb. 13. To register, email All students will receive complimentary ticket to Pride and Prejudice.Red Deer College School of Creative Arts presents Pianos Galore, Feb 22, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre. College instructor Dale Wheeler will be joined by Debra Bakland, Cheryl Cooney and special guest Ruston Vuori, together with CUC orchestra, in a multiple-piano ex-travaganza showcasing several Bach con-certi along with the premiere of a work by Dr. Cooney. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 403-755-6626. Stettler Agricultural Society has two upcoming events. Stettler Ranch Rodeo Competition will be featured on Feb. 15 start-ing at 11 a.m. with five events: branding, sort-ing, penning, trailer loading, and doctoring. Teams of four with a minimum of one female per team invited to enter for a cost of $400 per team. To register, phone 403-742-6288. Accept-ing the first 15 teams. Free to watch. Family Day Sleigh Rides will also be offered on Feb. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. weather permitting at the Ag Society Grounds. Free chili and a bun, and hot chocolate served. Donations to the food bank appreciated. Mental Health in the Workplace with Margaret Trudeau, keynote speaker, will be held at Lacombe Memorial Centre, on Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch provided. Cost is $60 per person including a copy of Trudeaus book Changing My Mind. For in-formation, call 403-782-5531. Information and registration see Soulful Noize will be rocking The Hub on Ross on Feb. 6, 7 to 9 p.m. Costs are $15 per person, or $30 per family cash at the door. Phone 403-340-4869. Central Alberta Singles dance will be held Feb. 7 at Royal Canadian Legion In-nisfail Hall. Music by Runaway Train. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Ev-eryone welcome. For information, call Jim at 403-638-6563, or Murray at 403-357-8022. Notre Dame High School Fine Arts presents Joseph and the Amazing Tech-nicolor Dreamcoat, Feb. 12 to 14 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at Red Deer Memorial Centre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for stu-dents, and free for children under five from Notre Dame High School or from cast mem-bers. Special Preview Night will be held on Feb. 11, 7 p.m. with pay what you can admis-sion for the general public. Contact Cystic Fibrosis Canada Central Al-berta Chapter meets at Bethany Care Col-legeSide on various dates. Phone 403-347-5075 for details. Forshee Community Hall old time family dance nights are the first Friday of each month from 7 to 10:30 p.m., next Feb. 6. Admission is $10 per adult, children 17 years and under are free. Evening lunch is included. Live old time music with Country Gold North Band. For more information, call 403-748-3378. CrossRoads Church Seniors Gems monthly luncheon is offered on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. in the Chapel. All seniors invited. The cost is $8 at the door. Phone 403-347-6425. Visions Country Gospel will perform on Feb 10 for a Valentines Luncheon. Friday Opening reception for Saeed Hojjati will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 30 at The Gallery on Main in Lacombe in celebration of the exhibit Moments of Change open Jan. 30 to Feb. 20. Annual Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel presented by Fas Gas in support of Ronald McDonald House Central Alber-ta will play out Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at Pidherney Curling Centre. To register as a participant contact, or to volunteer contact Regis-tration fee includes three games, draw prizes, awards, Friday night mixer, and Saturday night dinner and dance. Saturday Random Snowshoeing at Kerry Wood Nature Centre is available on Jan. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. Drop in and give it a try, weather and snow-levels permitting. No high heels, please. Admission by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. Call 403-346-2010. Spruce View Lions Annual Old Time Fiddle Jamboree and Dance will be held on Jan. 31 at Spruce View Community Hall. Happy Hour and beef on a bun supper at 5:30 p.m. Fiddlers perform from 7 to 9 p.m. with dance to follow. Piano accompaniment provided. Adults cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Fiddlers and preschoolers free. Net pro-ceeds to youth programs. Fiddlers are asked to preregister. Door prizes. Contact Darwin at 403-986-2004 or Neil at 403-728-3798. 101 Dalmatians Movie Fun event at Red Deer Public Library Childrens Pro-gram Area will be featured on Jan. 31, 2 to 4 p.m. in celebration of the librarys 101 birthday. Guess Who? family mystery story-telling guest will take participants on a jour-ney to the world of games, crafts, puppet shows, character appearances, and scav-enger hunts on Jan. 31, Feb. 28, and March 28 at the Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library from 1 to 2 p.m. MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Jan. 31 session is called Gopher or Groundhog? All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.Sunday Bentley United Church holds ser-vices on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship are offered following the service. Call Rev. Brenda Kersell at 403-885-4780, or Gail at 403-748-2935.Monday Ladies Auxiliary of Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 holds gener-al meetings the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be on Feb. 2. Meat draw every Friday at 5 p.m. Delburne United Church Ground Hog Supper will take place on Feb. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Delburne Hall.Tuesday NERDcraft 101: DIY Booked Shoes will be offered to youth ages 12 to 18 years on Feb. 3 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Waskasoo-Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Li-brary Downtown Branch. Literalize old shoes and decorate them with pages of old books, and graphic novels. Bring a pair of old shoes heels, boots or flats with solid sides. All other materials supplied. Central Alberta Council on Aging General Meeting takes place on Feb. 3 at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre start-ing at 9 a.m. Guest speaker will be Alan G. Sinclair, Executive Director, Red Deer Re-gional Hospital Centre with an update on the hospital. Fee of $3. Contact Shirley at 403-343-0767. Heartland Cowboy Church is on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., in the Stettler Agriplex. Call 403-742-4273. Cowboy Church will meet on Feb. 3 and 17. Town and Country Dance Club of-fers dance lessons on Tuesdays, Feb. 3 to March 10 at BowerKin Community Centre. A Step Above Basics begins at 7 p.m. and Ba-sic Social Dance begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $35. Contact Doug or Doris at 403-728-3333, 403-391-3016, or to register.Wednesday Sylvan Lake Legion potluck and jam session is held the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. Come to play, sing, dance or listen. Admission is $2, includ-ing coffee and lunch at 2:30 p.m. Potluck be-gins at noon followed by the jam session at 1 p.m. Contact Margie at 403-746-3153. Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Dick and Friends is on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. Travel Memories at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch will be held Feb. 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Snell Audito-rium. Listen to a cyclists library tour across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, and share your own travel adventures, and enjoy a coffee or tea. Contact Donna Stewart or Priscilla at 403-346-2100. Thursday Makers Club meets on Feb. 5 at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library to join in Lego free play and building from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For those ages seven years and up. Lego donations welcomed at Dawe and Downtown Library branches. First Thursdays in the Snell are free chamber music concerts from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the Snell Auditorium on the first Thursday of each month. Caf Noir will spon-sor the series and provide free coffee and tea. Bring lunch, or purchase at the caf. The Feb. 5 event features pianist Milton Schlosser from University of Alberta Augustana Campus as musical guest. Phone 403-342-9122. Free will donation at the door. Golden Circle Senior Resource Cen-tre dance, Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors centre. Dance to the mu-sic of Black Velvet Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-6165, 403-342-2875, or 403-346-3896. Stettler Genealogy Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month next Feb. 5 at Paragon Place, Stettler. All are welcome to learn about where various ancestors came from. Contact Chris at 403-740-3636. Red Deer College School of Creative Arts presents Thursday Live Concerts, Studio A, RDC Arts Centre, Feb. 5, 1 p.m. Admission $2. Red Deer College School of Creative Arts presents Pride and Prejudice adapted by Jon Jory for the novel by Jane Austin and directed by Lynda Adams, Mainstage, RDC Arts Centre, Feb. 5 to 7, and Feb. 11 to 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 7 and 14 at 1 p.m. Pur-chase tickets online at or by calling 403-755-6626. Rimbey Annual Womens Conference will be held on Feb. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peter Lougheed Community Cen-tre in Rimbey. Keynote speaker is Zaheen Nanji on Unlock the Power of You, Embrac-ing Change, and there will be six concurrent sessions, entertainment by comedians James Uloth and Steve Mazan, catered lunch, ven-dors, prizes and more. Registration fee is $35 until Jan. 29, and $40 after. Register at Fam-ily and Community Support Services in the Rimbey. Call 403-843-2030. ST JAMES GATE PLAYS THIS WEEKENDListings open to cultural/non-profit groups. Fax: 341-6560; phone: 314-4325; e-mail: by noon Thursday for insertion following Thursday.REGISTRATIONSLOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONSCALENDARTHE NEXT SEVEN DAYSFax 403-341-6560 editorial@reddeeradvocate.comPhoto by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffRollicking dance music by St. James Gate will be played at a beer-tasting fundraiser for the Red Deer Arts Councils Emerging Artist Award on Saturday at Festival Hall. The Art and Craft (Beer) night begins at 7 p.m. takes in Red Deer at Festival Hall. Craft beer, live and silent auctions will be held, beer and appetizers from local restaurants will be served, and there will be dancing to live music. Tickets are $50 ($350 for a table of eight) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre. Proceeds will go towards ongoing funding for the Emerging Artist Award, which is a legacy from the Lieutenant Governor or Alberta Awards presentation in Red Deer.Raul Castro: U.S. must return Guantanamo baseSAN JOSE, Costa Rica Cuban President Raul Castro is demand-ing that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embar-go on Cuba and compensate it for damages before the two countries re-establish normal relations.He says that full diplomatic re-lations can be established before those demands are met, but if these problems arent resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldnt make any sense. He spoke Wednesday at a summit in Costa Rica.Castro and U.S. Presi-dent Barack Obama an-nounced on Dec. 17 that they would move toward renewing full diplomatic relations by reopening embassies in each others countries.Obama also offered to loosen the embargo with a range of measures that would increase economic ties before the U.S. and Cuba. Cuba welcomed the offer but has pushed for additional measures.Irish police officer shot during New Orleans vacation, adding tension to Carnival seasonNEW ORLEANS Of-ficials say an Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, becoming one of the latest victims in a string of shootings put-ting the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Car-nival festivities.Authorities say Brian Hanrahan was shot early Tuesday morning. Hanra-han told officers he was robbed after withdrawing money from an automatic teller machine. He was listed in serious but sta-ble condition Wednesday. Officers say they havent found a suspect or Hanra-hans wallet.Hanrahans shooting came a day after a 17-year-old student was killed on his way to school.Also Tuesday, a 25-year-old woman was killed on the other side of the city. The shootings come as police struggle with a shrunken force and an uptick in violent crime.Islamic extremists rampaging in northeast Nigeria, surrounding city of MaiduguriIslamic extremists are rampag-ing through villages in northeast-ern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages in Adama-wa state this week, according to resident Emmanuel Kwache.They slaughtered people like rams and they burned down our houses after looting food, Kwa-che said. Theres no presence of troops, some residents are hiding on top of hills, while those that could not run were abducted, particularly youths and women.State legislator Adamu Kamale said he has appealed in vain for troops since the attacks began on Friday. On Monday the militants moved into Michika town, he said.In Maiduguri, capital of Bor-no state and some 200 kilometres north of Michika, people fleeing other Boko Haram attacks say the militants warned they are prepar-ing to massacre them in Maiduguri and that there will be no mercy.NETFLIX WILL STILL BE THERE WHEN YOU GET | music | drinkscome alive atGREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU GO NORTHf dd | i | dd i k6350 67 Street Red Deer | 403.346.3339105401A30-E1NEW BREAKFAST BUFFET 9 am-2 pm Saturday & SundayHOME OF THE ALL DAY BREAKFASTNOW OPEN 6:30 am - 10:00 pm125 Leva Ave., Gasoline Alley 403.346.5448Bacon & Egg Special2 eggs, 3 pieces of bacon and hash brownsGourmet PorridgeOat bran, wheat bran, and fl ax seed topped with slivered almonds and dried cranberries7 oz. 5.25 10 oz 7.50$695NOW SERVING BEER & WINEGGOOOttNEW ITEMS NEW ITEMS EVERY EVERY WEEKENDWEEKENDFruity CrepesTwo thin crepes with strawberries, or blueberries. 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Muath al-Kase-asbeh, and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto gained urgency with the release late Tuesday of a purported online ultimatum claiming the Islamic State group would kill both hostages within 24 hours if the al-Qaida-linked prisoner was not freed.By Wednesday evening, there was no word on the fate of the hostages and no sign a swap was under-way. In a possible indication of a holdup, Jordans foreign minister wrote on his Twitter account that Jordan had not received evidence the pilot was alive and healthy.The scope of a possible swap and of the Islamic State groups demands also remained unclear.Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said Jordan is ready to trade the pris-oner, an Iraqi woman convicted of involvement in deadly Amman hotel bombings in 2005, for the pilot. Al-Momani made no mention of Goto, and it was not clear if the swap proposed by Jordan would satisfy the hostage-takers.Any exchange would set a precedent for negotiat-ing with the Islamic State militants, who in the past have not publicly demanded prisoner releases. Jor-dans main ally, the United States, opposes negotia-tions with extremists.The release of Sajida al-Rishawi, the al-Qaida-linked prisoner, would also be a propaganda coup for the militants who have already overrun large parts of neighbouring Syria and Iraq. Jordan is part of a U.S.-led military alliance that has carried out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in recent months.Participation in the alliance is unpopular in Jor-dan, and the capture of the pilot has only exacer-bated such sentiments, analysts said.Public opinion in Jordan is putting huge pres-sure on the government to negotiate with the Islamic State group, said Marwan Shehadeh, a scholar with ties to ultra-conservative Islamic groups in Jordan. If the government doesnt make a serious effort to release him, the morale of the entire military will deteriorate and the public will lose trust in the po-litical regime.The pilots family, meanwhile, is increasingly vo-cal in its criticism of the government.Several dozen protesters gathered Wednesday outside King Abdullahs palace in Amman, urging the government to do more to win the release of the pilot.Listen, Abdullah, the son of Jordan (the pilot) must be returned home, the protesters chanted.The pilots father, Safi al-Kasaesbeh, was part of the group and was allowed into the palace, along with his wife, to meet Abdullah.The king told me that Muath is like my son and God willing everything will be fine, al-Kasaesbeh said afterward.Earlier, he criticized the governments handling of the crisis. I contacted the Turkish authorities after I found that the Jordanian government is not serious in the negotiations, he told The Associated Press. The government needs to work seriously, the way one would do to free a son, like the Japanese government does.Jordan reportedly is holding indirect talks with the militants through religious and tribal leaders in Iraq to secure the release of the hostages.In his brief statement, al-Momani only said Jordan is willing to swap al-Rishawi for the pilot, but not if such an exchange is being arranged. Al-Rishawi was sentenced to death for her involvement in the al-Qai-da attack on hotels in Amman that killed 60 people.In Tokyo, Gotos mother, Junko Ishido, appealed publicly to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Please save Kenjis life, Ishido said, begging Abe to work with the Jordanian government until the very end to try to save Goto. Kenji has only a little time left, she said in a plea read to reporters. Ishido said both Abe and Japans main government spokesman had declined to meet with her.Later, a few dozen people gathered outside the prime ministers official residence, holding banners expressing hopes for Gotos release. I have been trying to keep my hopes up and believe that Mr. Goto will return. I have this faith within me, said Seigo Maeda, 46, a friend of Goto.The militants reportedly have killed a Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa, and the crisis has stunned Japan. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26, was seized after his Jordanian F-16 crashed in December near the Islam-ic State groups de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria. He is the first foreign military pilot the militants have captured since the coalition began its airstrikes in August.This is the first time the group has publicly de-manded the release of prisoners in exchange for hostages. Previous captives may have been freed in exchange for ransom, although the governments in-volved have refused to confirm any payments were made.Goto, a freelance journalist, was captured in Oc-tober in Syria, apparently while trying to rescue Yu-kawa, 42, who was taken hostage last summer.The Islamic State group broke with al-Qaidas cen-tral leadership in 2013 and has clashed with its Syr-ian branch, but it reveres the global terror networks former Iraqi affiliate, which battled U.S. forces and claimed the 2005 Amman attack.Jordan offers prisoner swap to ISPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSA man comforts the wife of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, during a protest in front of the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday. Jordan on Wednesday offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage. INBRIEFThursday, Jan. 29 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Oprah Winfrey, 61; Tom Selleck, 70; Sara Gilbert, 40THOUGHT OF THE DAY: On the plus side, you will be able to express your-self more clearly today. On the not so positive side, there could be some minor disputes now. Y e s t e r d a y shou ld have opened you up to greater truth. Today is not the day to pa-rade around an-nouncing your truth to all. You still have to mid-Febru-ary, when Mercury goes for-ward, to fully understand that knowledge and wisdom. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If to-day is your birthday, this year is your call to awaken to your truth. This can be anywhere from what is going on within the world, to simply allowing your souls energy to come through and represent your authentic self in this world. Others have presented you with their truth. Now it is your turn to fully express your true values and find your soul group. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will be feeling quite excited today or at least feel more energized than usual. Get out there and communi-cate with all you can now. The flow of thoughts will be wonderful and it will help you break down barriers that have held you back in the past. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today is a wonderful day to get out there and socialize with friends and other groups you are part of. You will be more than able to express yourself just as you please, but refrain from starting anything new. Deal with old contacts. Reconnect and express your gratitude.GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Yes, your ruling planet Mercury is still retrograde, so dont sign anything in con-crete, but do express your-self. Learn more by interacting with new individuals today. Avoid arguments with those from your past. So, you both see life dif-ferently find a balanced view now.CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are truly in touch with your feelings today. Let those lines of communica-tion be open for as long as you can. This will help you, not only to think of new ways to ap-proach your future direction, but also to heal past wounds that have tripped you up along the way.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You should be feeling quite good and happy today. If any issues pop up, make sure you are simply dealing with the present mo-ment in time. There is a tendency to get upset if you are looking to hold someone ac-countable for past actions. Leave them in the past and start anew now. V I R G O (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will feel quite excited to-day. Perhaps you will feel like you are on the verge of something, but cant quite put your finger on it. Others in your life will sur-prise you now. News related to the past being in the past will make you feel a healing overcome you now. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today is a day to observe others in your life. They will be expressing their truth with-out any inhibitions and this will create greater harmony. It might even inspire you to find a resolution to issues related to personal self-expression. Avoid silly arguments by be-ing more present.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There is a lot of energy asking you to express your-self in many wonderful ways. So, channel that excitement appropriately now. Let go of the past and embrace what will happen by knowing that you are being guided by God or other an-gelic informants. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The way things are going for you now, there is no doubt that you should be feeling good today. Be present, dont look back, focus on the here and now and things will no doubt elevate to a higher level for you. Express what makes you unique in this world today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you want to know the way forward now, look to your past. Get back in contact with family members and your roots. You believe that you are on a new course of action, but truly it is simply you re-emerging and presenting it in a new way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do something to-day that will still inspire you in two years. Do you know what that is? Its truly living in the pres-ent moment and expressing your souls truth. If you feel irritated, it is because you are living in the past anxious. In the future, relax in the present moment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The way forward is to act on your personal values, even if it means that those around you do not follow in line. You are heading towards balance and you will find other individuals who under-stand you in greater depth. Do something that is unique to your soul expression.Larisa Maira Ozolins is an internationally syndicated as-trologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.Dear Annie: Last summer, my 19-year-old college student grand-daughter asked to rent my base-ment bedroom, with its own bathroom and access to my laundry room. I agreed and asked for a min-imum rent to cover utilities. She attends school on a scholarship and works two full-time jobs, and I postponed pay-ment of rent un-til her next stu-dent loan came through.The problem was, her unemployed, single-parent boyfriend with no car or drivers licence was here all the time. I offered suggestions of nearby job op-portunities and the chance to work off his rent by helping out around the yard.But he always had an excuse as to why the jobs wouldnt work out and never seemed physically up to doing any yard work.I did my best to make this situation work.However, they were having par-ties when I was away and trashing my home. After the second time we had words, they left, leaving most of her stuff here.She then decided to move in with her parents, although she was actu-ally living with her boyfriend and his parents.My son and daughter-in-law have not said or done anything about this situation.I think they are enabling their daughter.She came back once for clothing and then informed me that I could go in with the rest of her family for her Christmas present to furnish an apart-ment for her and said boyfriend. That was the last straw.I gave her a Christmas card with a note saying her gift is that she does not owe me the two months rent and four months storage of what is still in that bedroom.My granddaughter and her mother are both upset with me. I feel she was deceitful, rude and disrespectful of my home and me. I am not handing out any more fa-vours until she grows up. Am I wrong? Tough Love GrandmaDear Tough: Not at all, but you can-not expect your freeloading grand-daughter and her enabling mother to agree with you. You do not owe anyone a furnished apartment.Do whatever you think best and ig-nore the rest. Were on your side.Dear Annie: I read the letter from Run Out of Ideas, whose high-school graduate nephew plays video games in his parents house all day and seems to have no interest in growing up and be-ing responsible.This nephew has lots of company.Please address the boy crisis in this country.Thousands of young men in their late teens and 20s are just like the nephew: perfectly content not to go anywhere in life.Your advice wasnt wrong, but it ig-nored the fact that his nephew repre-sents a social trend and a problem.Maybe you should explore whats wrong with our society that so many young men are so disinterested in be-ing productive and pursuing success. Waco, TexasDear Waco: There are plenty of young men who are productive, suc-cessful and responsible members of society. For the others, there are undoubt-edly myriad reasons: difficulty in find-ing employment, poor wages and high turnover, substance abuse, mental illness, laziness and overly indulgent parents who issue no consequences for loitering.Studies show that job-hopping is no more excessive for this generation than previous ones.Parents have to insist that their kids be educated, find work and pay rent, or get counselling to achieve those goals.But decent employment has to be available, or recent graduates will float from job to job feeling under-valued, being underpaid and getting nowhere.Heres a suggestion from one of our readers:Dear Annie: Run Out of Ideas should have a local military recruiter visit his nephew Peter.There is no better organization in the world to turn kids into adults. John Q. 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Buck Buchanan confirmed on Wednesday that he is giv-ing the idea serious thought.Yes, I am definitely considering it, Buchanan said.A second person, a woman, said she would likely make an announcement next week, but in the interim asked that she not be identified because she hadnt decided.The Advocate tried to contact three other people who might be in the run-ning. However, none of them were re-turning calls on Wednesday.Jablonski announced on Monday that after five terms, she will not run in the next provincial election.Red Deer South MLA Cal Dallas has not announced his intentions. He is meeting with his constituency board on Friday and expects to make an an-nouncement after that.Buchanan, a retired RCMP officer, is in his third term on city council.He said that no one expected a pro-vincial nomination would be needed so soon.The current city council was elected in 2013, to a four-year term.The next legislated date for a pro-vincial election is 2016. However, Pre-mier Jim Prentice can go to the polls sooner.Recent developments, in particular the drastic decline in oil prices and provincial resource revenue, has led to full-on speculation of a spring elec-tion.That speculation has increased with a number of MLAs recently announc-ing they will not run again, clearing the way for others to seek nominations and prepare for an election. Prentice said he wanted all PC nominations done by March 15.Buchanan described recent weeks in provincial politics as a blur and people might not have made commit-ments to municipal politics if they had known a provincial election would come earlier.He could continue as a member of city council if he were to win the nomi-nation, until such time as he is elected MLA.Im still trying to figure out pro-cesses, what needs to be done and who you need to talk to.The provincial scene for me would certainly be different ... a different an-imal to skin ... going from nonpartisan politics to party politics is a different twist, Buchanan said.The PC nominations for Red Deer North and Red Deer South have not yet opened, nor have dates been set should there be a vote.Michael Dawe said Tuesday he wants to run again in Red Deer North, but hasnt decided what banner he will run under Liberal, independent or maybe under a Liberal, Green Party and Alberta Party cross-endorsement.barr@reddeeradvocate.comMan whoskippedlast dayof trialarrestedBY BRENDA KOSSOWANADVOCATE STAFFPolice have arrested a Red Deer man who missed the third day of his trial on charges arising from a fatal collision. He is now in custody.Brent Robert Cameron, formerly of St. John, N.B., was on trial in mid-January on charges of leaving the scene and with public mischief for filing a false report to police.Charges were laid in connection with the death in Red Deer of Paul Gabriel Bertin, 18. Bertin had re-cently moved to Red Deer from his hometown of Botha, located about 13 km east of Stettler.His body was found on the north-bound lanes of the Taylor Drive Bridge at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2012.Evidence in Camerons trial, which opened before Justice John Little in Red Deer Court of Queens Bench on Jan. 13, indicated that Bertin was walking home from at-tending a concert.RCMP witnesses testified that Cameron reported his vehicle sto-len later in the day and that it was found damaged and abandoned on a side street in Riverside Meadows, a few blocks from the scene of the collision.Crown prosecutor Wayne Silliker and defence counsel Glenn Allen of Wetaskiwin had been prepared to make their final arguments in the trial on the morning of Jan. 15.However, the final stages of the trial did not proceed because Cameron did not show up. Allen advised the court that Camerons father, who had come from St. John to follow the trial, was unable to of-fer an explanation for his absence other than to state that he had been anxious and unable to sleep.The judge issued a warrant for Camerons arrest, including an or-der that no other judge or justice of the peace should allow him to be released.Police issued a statement enlist-ing help from the public in locating Cameron, whom they believed may have returned to his former home in New Brunswick.However, Cameron was arrested quietly at a residence in Red Deer on Jan. 24 and remains in custody pending an appearance before Lit-tle in Red Deer on Monday.bkossowan@reddeeradvocate.comFATAL COLLISIONBY MURRAY CRAWFORDADVOCATE STAFFIn the weeks and months before she was killed in a deadly explosion, Victo-ria Shachtay was scared and frustrated as the nest egg she had evaporated.Sarah Shachtay was testifying Wednesday at the trial of the man ac-cused of her sisters murder.Sarah Shachtay told police immedi-ately after the blast she didnt believe Brian Malley, who is charged with first degree murder, was responsible. Malley was close with the Shachtay family. When Victoria was baptized, Malley attended. When Sarah and Vic-torias mother Lou Bercier died, Malley attended the funeral. Defence counsel asked Sarah if Malley attended Victo-rias funeral, suggesting he had. Sarah said she could not remember.Victoria was killed on Nov. 25, 2011 while opening a Christmas present dis-guising a bomb.The Crown believes financial mat-ters are at the centre of the murder. Victoria, 23, had invested $575,000 of an injury settlement she was awarded after a 2004 crash that left her paralyzed. Her financial advisor Brian Malley, 57, is charged with first degree murder.Sarah Shachtay testified Wednesday that money was starting to run out. Vic-toria had stopped spending and was be-coming wiser. Victoria had also looked in to going back to school.The biggest concern for Victoria, Sar-ah said, was making sure she could pro-vide for her daughter Destiny.Just after the car crash, Victoria had continued to work her part-time job at the co-op gas bar in Innisfail. But she stopped working there.After Victorias crash, the Shachtay residence was not accommodating to Victorias injuries. Malleys home-build-ing company built the family a wheel-chair accessible bungalow and allowed the family to live in his grandmothers house, which was also wheelchair ac-cessible, while it was being built.Sarah recalled seeing Victoria given cheques from Malley and had regularly heard Victoria asking Malley for money or to meet up.On the day Victoria died, Sarah had just arrived home from working the graveyard shift at Tim Hortons. She was asleep when her husband awoke her. Her step-father Rick Bercier had called to tell Sarah the news of Victo-rias death.Sarah drove to Didsbury to pick up Bercier and then they went to Innisfail to give their statement to police.Sarah testified that she told police she didnt think Malley could be the suspect.The last time the sisters were togeth-er was the Sunday before the blast. An arrangement had been made between the two that in exchange for providing $7,000 up front for Sarah to buy a car, Sarah would provide weekend caregiver services to Victoria to work it off.Sarah said Victoria was going broke, and part of that could have been from spending.Victoria was in three motor vehicle collisions between 2004 and 2011, and she received more than $750,000 in in-jury settlements.Earlier Wednesday Victorias per-sonal injury lawyer Janice Chapman testified.Chapman said Victoria received $681,705 in a settlement from the 2004 crash in 2007 as well as a $33,000 ad-vance during court proceedings.Two years later, Victoria was in-volved in another crash, but suffered significantly less severe injuries. The settlement from this collision, which was awarded on Aug. 12, 2011, totaled $20,000.Over the seven years between the first collision and her death, Victoria slowly regained some strength and feel-ing in her arms and was able to drive.In 2011 she was involved in a third collision. This time she was the driver and had severely damaged her vehicle. That vehicle had been heavily modified to enable her to drive it, since she did not have the use of her feet.She had contacted Chapman about a settlement to cover the property dam-age costs to the vehicle, but had not pur-sued it further.The Crown alleges Malley killed Vic-toria to cut his financial loses. Victo-ria was a client of his and she invested $575,000 from a settlement she received in 2007. She became paralyzed in a 2004 crash and was confined to a wheelchair. By 2011 the money had run out and Mal-ley was paying Victoria out of his own bank, credit and overdrafting his ac-counts. The Crown believes he paid her about $44,000 from his own accounts.The trial continues today in Red Deer Court of Queens Bench.mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.comTAKE CARE ON CITY PONDSPhoto by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffWith water sitting on top of the pond in the Westlake subdivision in Red Deer, the city has put up thin ice warnings around the popular skating rink. Anyone venturing onto the ice after the recent warming trend should be aware the ice may not support their weight.Malley was a family friend, court toldParking lot standoff suspectin court on MondayA 17-year-old Red Deer male youth faces several charges following a police standoff in the parking lot of an industrial park near Red Deer on Monday afternoon.The youth, who cannot be identified due to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, mischief under $5,000, theft of a motor ve-hicle, resisting arrest, and using a firearm or imita-tion firearm while committing an indictable offence of theft.The standoff occurred outside at Schlumberger Ltd.s pressure pumping base in McKenzie Industrial Business Park, just south of Red Deer.Blackfalds and Innisfail RCMP, ALERT, Police Dog Services and the RCMP helicopter were all in-volved in the response.The incident began at about 2 p.m. after an em-ployee went out to his truck when its security system was triggered. He was confronted by a male with a handgun. The employee was able to escape, then called police.About 75 people who were working outside in the Schlumberger yard were told through company loud-speaker to come inside.The incident ended peacefully around 4 p.m. with the arrest of the 17-year-old suspect.RCMP said the firearm turned out to be a replica pistol.The suspect made his first appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear on Thursday in Red Deer youth court.Castor-area murder casepreliminary hearing setA 10-day preliminary inquiry has been set for 2016 for the two men accused of killing three people on a farm near Castor.Jason Klaus, 38, and Joshua Frank, 29, elected to be tried by Court of Queens Bench judge and jury. They both face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus.Gordon, 61, Sandra, 62, and Monica, 40, were believed to have died in a fire at the Klauss farm residence near Castor on Dec. 8, 2013. The remains of Gordon and Monica Jasons father and sister were found on scene. However, Sandras remains were never found. Police believe her remains were destroyed in the fire.The preliminary inquiry is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 29 to March 11, 2016. Preliminary inquiries are held to test the strength of the Crowns case be-fore heading to trial.Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard told Judge Jim Mitchell in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday that they had canvassed earlier dates that would work for both the Crown and the two defence coun-sels. However, February 2016 was the earliest that complied with everybodys schedules.Collard made a point of attempting to schedule a pre-trial conference within the next two weeks. The hope is that through discussions with defence counsel, they can reduce the time needed for the preliminary inquiry and find earlier dates that work for Crown and defence.Man pointed handgunat motorist in mall parking lotRed Deer RCMP are looking for a man suspected of pointed a handgun at a passing motorist in Park-land Malls parking lot on Sunday.The incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. near Safeway entrance on the southwest side of the mall.Several RCMP officers patrolled the area but the suspect was not located.The suspect is described as Caucasian and tall with a thin build. He had brown hair and wore a dark-coloured baseball hat, dark baggy jacket, baggy blue jeans, and had a red bandana or key chain lan-yard hanging from his back pocket.Anyone with information that may assist the po-lice in identifying the man is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To make an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it on-line at to speak on budget,oil prices in Red DeerEnergy Minister Frank Oberle will be in Red Deer to discuss Albertas finances at a Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for Monday.Oberle is one of the Conservative cabinet minis-ters who have been touring the province since Jan. 13 to talk about Albertas fiscal situation in advance of the release of the 2015 provincial budget.Oberle will focus on the oil price decline and its impact to Alberta.MLAs return to the legislature on March 10 and the budget will be presented later that month.The luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Black Knight Inn, at 2929 50th Ave.Admission is $30 each for chamber members and $35 for non-members.To register for the luncheon, go to Deer principalamong best in nationA Red Deer woman has been named one of the top 40 school principals in Canada by a national charity that promotes public education.Cathy Gukert, principal of cole Mountview School, is one of four Albertans on the list of out-standing principals in Canada.Those chosen were judged on how their excep-tional leadership contributed to improving student achievement.A national selection committee, including govern-ment, business and education officials, judged prin-cipals based on 16 criteria.The award comes from The Learning Partnership, a national charity dedicated to building stakeholder partnerships to support promote, and advance pub-lic education in Canada.Principals are chosen by their peers, staff or par-ents.Gukert will be honoured at a gala on Feb. 24 in Toronto.It is the 11th year for the awards. To date, more than 350 principals have been honoured for their strong leadership in public education.Underwater hockeytournament on SundayMembers of the Central Alberta Underwater Hockey Club will pull on their flippers and snorkels for a tournament at Burman University swimming pool in Lacombe on Sunday.The tournament at Burman University (formerly Canadian University College) is open to the public. Admission is free.The Central Alberta Sharks, a unisex team made up of players aged eight to 18, will compete against teams from Calgary and Edmonton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Games consist of two 15-minute periods. Teams use small paddles called a pusher to propel a weighted puck on the pool floor into their oppo-nents goal.Underwater hockey originated in England in 1954 and is now played in several countries.The Central Alberta team, organized three years ago, has grown to 18 players.Burman Universitys pool is located at the Physi-cal Education Centre located at 6602 Maple Dr.For more information, visit RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015for a free in-home design consultation. As seen on:License# 1655 32 avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7Z5 Red Deer and Red Deer County Call 587-797-1504 todayKitchens Engineered for Real LifeLIMITED TIME OFFER$750 OFFyour kitchen remodel* *Only valid on initial consultation. Expires 01/31/15.*Minimum purchase required. See store for details. Each Granite Transformations franchise is independently owned and operated. 2586A29SEE OUR DISPLAY IN BOWER MALLSENIORS RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF IN JANUARYUP TOLOCALBRIEFSPM not taking part in Premiers meeting FridayBY THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA Canadas provincial and territorial premiers will sit down Friday in Ottawa to discuss energy, skills training, internal trade barriers and the need for infrastructure funding as plummeting oil prices threaten the federal governments bot-tom line. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has skipped the Council of the Federation meetings for years, isnt attending this one either as the premiers meet just a few blocks from his office.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne invited Harper to the gathering earlier this month, and recently ex-pressed disappointment that hes not showing up.Its a frustration to me; I think it would be better if we did have an opportunity, as premiers, to have a discussion with him, she said in an interview.I think its better for the relationship, which is better for the country ... when he has an opportunity to deal with us as a group, directly, and we with him. But its his choice and he hasnt chosen to do that.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard agreed.Its always good to have a meeting between the prime minister of Canada and his provincial and territorial counterparts, Couillard said earlier this week.I think its a good practice, but its not up to me to comment on the agenda choices of Mr. Harper.During the daily question period Wednesday in the House of Commons, the NDPs Guy Caron chas-tised Harper for failing to attend the meeting.Harpers parliamentary secretary, Paul Calandra, defended his boss.The prime minister continuously meets with pre-miers, Calandra said, adding cabinet ministers also consult all the time with their provincial counter-parts.Wynne says the premiers will discuss the so-called Canadian Energy Strategy, a initiative involving all 13 provinces and territories focused on climate change and clean energy. Coulliard will provide an update, she said.The premiers will also discuss skills training, as well as internal trade barriers.Two western conservative premiers, Albertas Jim Prentice and Saskatchewans Brad Wall, will not be in Ottawa for the meeting. Walls office says hes participating via conference call, while Prentice is sending the provinces municipal affairs minister in his place. A spokeswoman for P.E.I. Premier Rob-ert Ghiz, the meetings host, wouldnt comment on whether the fact two leaders who are on the front lines of the oil price crisis would not be there in per-son would diminish the meetings effectiveness.The Council of the Federations main function is to present a united front among the 13 provinces and territories when dealing with the federal govern-ment. In addition to its formal meetings twice a year, the council gatherings allow premiers to discuss a host of issues concerning their provinces and territo-ries on the sidelines of official events.Obviously Premier Wall feels thats not the case, (but) personally I prefer to meet face-to-face on a regular basis, Bob McLeod, premier of the North-west Territories, said Tuesday in Ottawa.Its a very good forum for us. As a small jurisdic-tion, we really benefit from interacting with larger provincial premiers.B.C. Premier Christy Clark says shell represent Wall and Prentice, and the interests of the West, dur-ing the meeting.The three of us have a plan that we put together to create free trade between us, to lobby the federal government for modest investments in infrastruc-ture, to grow the economy; weve got a plan to work together on skills training, she said earlier this week.Judge rules against dropping perjury charge for Mountie in Dziekanski caseBY THE CANADIAN PRESSVANCOUVER - A judge has refused to throw out a perjury charge against a Mountie accused of lying about what happened when a Polish immigrant was stunned by a Taser and died at Vancouver Interna-tional Airport.Const. Gerry Rundel was one of four officers in-volved in the October 2007 confrontation with Robert Dziekanski that resulted in his death.A public inquiry was held in 2009, and each of-ficer was called to testify about the high-profile in-cident. Entered as evidence were notes made by the of-ficers, their testimony, and video of the encounter from a bystander.The Crown subsequently brought charges against all of the officers, alleging they made up a story for investigators together and then lied at the inquiry to further mask their deception.Crown lawyers presented evidence relating to six particular instances they contend proves their case, court heard on Wednesday.But Rundels lawyer disputed the claim with a broad application to withdraw the charge and end the trial, arguing the prosecutors evidence was too flimsy to support conviction.B.C. Supreme Court Justice Miriam Gropper told court in her oral ruling that the motion required her to engage in limited weighing of the evidence, but not conclude whether the accused is guilty, draw fac-tual inferences or assess the accuseds credibility.AIRPORT TASER INCIDENTBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSUsing certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could po-tentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smok-ing traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.The research does not prove a health risk it involved limited test-ing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones; to-bacco smoke contains dozens of things that can cause cancer.But it does highlight how little is known about the safety of e-cigarettes battery-powered devices that heat liquid to deliver nicotine in a vapour rather than from burning tobacco.Its a potential red flag, one inde-pendent expert Stephen Hecht, a chemist and tobacco researcher at the University of Minnesota said of the study. Under some conditions, e-ciga-rettes might be generating more form-aldehyde than youd want to be ex-posed to. But I dont think we know enough yet. Theres a huge variety in the makeup of these cigarettes and how they are used.The study was published Wednes-day as a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. The journal said it had been reviewed by experts in the field.Formaldehyde is found in many things certain building materials, disinfectants and embalming fluid. 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Deadly Murder, a dinner theatre, opened on Thursday at the Quality Inn North Hill in Red Deer. The show runs to Feb. 7. Dinner is at 6 p.m., play is at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday brunch is at 12:30 p.m., show is at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $65 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre. For a complete list of coming entertainment events in Red Deer, see our On Stage column, beginning on Page 13.Deadly MurderPowered byCentral Albertas career site of choice.RED DEERGALAXYGASOLINE ALLEYAUTO MALLRACE IN FOR SAVINGS!12-00894.indd 1 09/04/12 3:35 PMLantern, StN RED, DEERAvailable Now!The re-designed 2015 TOYOTA CAMRY, from just $23,850. (#F3002) Available in LE, SE, XSE, 4 Cylinder, Hybrid and V6 models. Even better ride handling, comfort, performance and fuel economy. 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Then you can make sure potentially harmful bacteria in the mix dont trigger problems such as autoimmune diseases, persistent infec-tions (like C. diff.) and even heart woes.In fact, if you keep the inhabitants of your microbiome plentiful and di-verse, they can keep your arteries young, strengthen your immune system and help you slim down and live lon-ger.So time for a gut check! Heres how to start your gut-biome do-over today. Move it. Moving your body regu-larly walking, riding your bike, hit-ting the gym helps support a more diverse mix of gut bacteria. In a recent study of 40 pro rugby stars, research-ers from Irelands University College Cork found that the players intestinal biome contained a wider variety of bacteria than that of fairly sedentary men the same age and size. The rugby players also had Akkermansiaceae a bacterium thats been linked to lower risk for obesity. Thats another reason for a minimum 30-minute daily walk, seven days a week, shooting for your target of 10,000 steps every day. Enjoy probiotic-rich foods. Yogurt, kefir (a fermented milk drink) and fer-mented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and tempeh (a soy-based meat alter-native) are good sources of beneficial bacteria. Many yogurts contain helpful probiotics. Look for the words spore forms or live, active cultures on the label. (Spores are activated in your gut rather than killed by your stomach ac-id.) Probiotic-rich foods often deliver Lactobacillus gasseri, shown in two recent studies to discourage weight gain and help with weight loss. Theres also evidence that a daily serving of probiotic-enriched yogurt can cut your risk for antibiotic-related diarrhea by two-thirds. This condition is triggered when the meds wipe out both the bad and good bugs in your digestive system and is a problem for 39 per cent of people who take antibiotics. Feed em plenty of fibre. Two important beneficial bacteria bi-fidobacteria and lactobacilli love munching on a family of plant fibres called fructans, especially a type called inulin. Its found in abundance in bananas, onions, garlic, leeks, as-paragus, artichokes, soybeans and 100 per cent whole-wheat foods. Eliminate red meat and processed meats. Gut bacteria release substanc-es when they break down red or pro-cessed meats. The substances end up in your bloodstream, causing inflam-mation throughout your body, which increases your risk for clogged arter-ies, memory dysfunction and cancer. Egg yolks elicit the same response, changing your inner zoo in favour of harmful bacteria. Red meat also may prompt bacteria to produce substanc-es that interfere with the constant, healthy renewal of the inner lining of the intestines, increasing your risk for colon cancer. Watch your portions. Overeating encourages the growth of a gut-bug strain called Firmicutes that could ac-celerate weight gain, say researchers from Washington University in St. Lou-is. Turns out Firmicutes break down foods with extreme efficiency, making more calories available to your body for use and weight gain! That means overeating could be a double wham-my: Youre eating more calories and absorbing even more. In one study, a 20 per cent increase in the number of Firmicutes in the human gut made an extra 150 calories a day available for absorption. So keep your calorie intake in a healthy lower range to en-courage growth of bacteria that make fewer calories available.The YOU Docs, Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show and Mike Roizen of Cleve-land Clinic, are authors of YOU: Los-ing Weight. For more information, go to for your fitness fiascoHave you been working out tireless-ly since the New Year in an attempt to tackle those New Years resolutions?Since 2012, over 60 per cent of Canadian adults have been found to be over-weight or obese. Whether seeking to achieve your weight loss or fitness goals, youll want these tips on the food you eat to feed your fit-ness fiasco!The foods you eat play an important role in rid-ding your body of excess fat, building muscle/body struc-ture, recovery and repair of cells and tissue, enhancing performance, increasing en-ergy levels, as well as lon-gevity.If you fail to shift your diet, you will fall short of achieving your best results.Heres how to keep things simple. The strongest factor to nutrition with fitness is what you consume post work-out. This is when your cells are the most hungry for nourishment and re-covery. So this is where giv-ing it the best is important.Your recovery smoothie should consist of simple carbohydrates for imme-diate refuel. This does not mean refined white sugar. Think very little fat and no fibre as they slow the rate of carbohydrates entering the bloodstream.Balance that simple car-bohydrate with an alkaline-forming protein, such as hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are known to speed up re-pair of soft tissue damage caused by physical activ-ity and have natural anti-inflammatory properties to keep your body reaching optimal performance. They also have a strong fill factor, which allows you to eat as little as three to four table-spoons and feel fuller faster. Other alkaline forming proteins include qui-noa and spirulina. Use a four-to-one ratio of carbohydrate to protein, which will help the muscles absorb the car-bohydrate.Use whole foods. I like to look at recovery smoothies including coconut water, additional water, a hemp-based protein powder, banana, blueberries (for the antioxidants), and some form of greens (kale, swiss chard or spinach) for a good starting balance.From here, you can add a few addi-tional super foods for added perfor-mance support things like maca root powder, which is known to offset the effects of stress, regenerate fatigued muscle tissue and build strength.Avoiding, as always, the processed, refined or fried foods will always be of benefit.Being more active and working to-wards fitness will naturally shift your dietary behaviours to want more whole foods, but cravings can still sneak in there.Be mindful each day of what you are consuming and be sure to take the time to breathe, relax, have a cup of tea or go for a walk to counterbalance the hard work you are doing in the gym so as to not over indulge in the wrong foods.Keep your focus on nutrient den-sity: black beans, avocados, seaweeds (use them as wraps), hummus, fresh vegetables, sauted vegetables with chickpeas.And enjoy simple desserts of coco-nut milk (put in refrigerator overnight) with a little vanilla tossed in with some fresh strawberries and shaved dark chocolate. Its a much healthier alter-native for a sweet treat in your fitness journey.Kristin Fraser, BSc, is a holistic nu-tritionist and local freelance writer. Her column appears every second Thursday. She can be reached at ROIZEN & MEHMET OZDRS. OZ AND ROIZENKRISTINFRASERSOMETHING TO CHEW ONTest suggests e-cigarettes may release cancer-causing chemicalIn a world where people think noth-ing of paying up to $5 for a upscale cof-fee, fresh flowers are still considered a luxury. Typically, flowers are purchased as gifts but not for oneself.This did not change when pre-packaged bouquets of cut flowers became avail-able at grocery and box stores, making it easy to grab a bunch before head-ing through the till. Depend-ing where purchased, the cost of a bouquets of flow-ers is similar to two to four lattes.There are exceptions. World wide, the demand for flowers increases at Christ-mas, Valentines Day, and Mothers Day, which in turn increases the cost to the consumer. Expect to pay more for flow-ers on these occasions.Fresh-cut flowers will last at least two weeks if they are given proper care.Be sure to purchase only fresh flow-ers. Look for ones that are in bud or still have buds attached. Flowers that are in full bloom are initially more attractive but the flowers will fade quickly as they are old.Never purchase flow-ers that are wilting. They may recover for a short pe-riod but they are past their prime.When purchasing a pack-aged bunch of flowers, look to see if how much water is in the container. Choose flowers that have wet stems. Customers lift the flowers out of the water to take a closer look at them and dont always put them back in the water.When choosing roses, look for stems where the roses buds are in an up-right position. The buds should be showing colour but not fully opened. They should also be firm to the touch.If the blooms are showing, look at the calyx, the green portion that holds the petals in place. On fresh flowers, it will be upright, but as the flowers age, the calyx will turn downwards.Single-stemmed large roses are large with many petals. Older petals are often removed to increase the sale-ability of the flower. These flowers are not fresh and will drop their petals faster than fresh flowers.Rose heads that have started to turn downward are called bullets. They will not open and should never be offered for sale.If the weather is cold, cut flowers benefit from more than one layer of paper between them and the outside world. Ask the people at the till for an-other layer of covering.Once the flowers are at home, re-cut the stems as they are put in a vase. Cut stem callas over to conserve mois-ture once the stem cannot access liq-uids. Re-cutting the stem and chang-ing the liquid every four or five days will increase the amount of moisture that reaches the flowers, keeping them fresh longer.Remove all leaves that will be sub-merged in water. If they are not re-moved, they will rot.Use the crystals that come with each bunch of flowers. They add some nu-trients to the water and keep fungus away.Fresh flowers have a place in every home. Take care of them and they will be attractive for a few weeks.Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist who lives near Rocky Mountain House. 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I, too, wrote a great deal for both maga-zines, not in recent years, but I am not surprised, nor particularly saddened by their demises, which I have been expecting for many years now.The company that owns them has announced that they will be replaced by a Western edition of Outdoor Cana-da and, presumably, BC Outdoors will continue to publish, for both of which I have done a modest amount of writing over the years, most enjoyably from my standpoint with BC Outdoors.Expected or not, the news of the sinking of Western Sportsman and The Outdoor Edge caused a good deal of my writing life to pass before my eyes. In the late 1960s, or early 70s, just after I started these columns in The Advocate, J.B. (Red) Wilkinson, a staffer of The Regina Leader Post, turned up in my Red Deer law office.Red was thinking of starting an out-doors magazine and was scouting the few and far-flung outdoors writ-ers in Western Canada and trying to sign them up. I reluctantly signed on, and fondly remember Reds frequent nagging calls What have you got in your typewriter?Eventually Red assembled as tal-ented a stable of writers as I have ever been associated with and, generally, gave us our head in a mix of me and Joe stories, and issue-related fea-tures. One of my proudest memories is of my WS article, Trophy Rules = Stunt-ed Mules, changing the way mule deer were managed in Alberta.But Red retired, sold to an outdoors media company, and we got a series of hotshot young bean counters dis-guised as editors. Eventually I chose the honourable way out by seriously questioning word counts and per-word rates. To this day, former readers tell me Western Sportsman was not worth reading after Red retired. Gradually the mag-azine became an outdoors gear catalogue interspersed here and there with simplis-tic where-to and how-to.Writing colleagues tell me that Outdoor Canada editors drive them nuts, but they pay well. From my start I felt their slant was important, not necessarily what the writer knew to be true. In the late 80s, edi-tor in chief, the late Teddi Brown, decided OC needed a back page humour column, and wanted me to do it be-cause she loved my stuff.Among Teddis many virtues, there was no scintilla of a sense of humour; instead, a soppy sentimentality that some people think is a sense of hu-mour. For six months or so we haggled over her email edits of half a dozen of the humour pieces I had submit-ted, during which she removed any-thing that would actually make any-one laugh, especially out loud, and left pure mush that would make the eyes of a very few sops tear up and their lower lips quiver, while the vast majority would retch.At a final edit lunch at an OWC con-vention in Courtenay, B.C., I told Teddi this would never work, and regained custody of all my manuscripts. Her eyes teared up and her lower lip quiv-ered, but she and Outdoor Canada paid for lunch.Around this time, The Outdoor Edge was starting up, and took me on as their back page humour columnist. In 1995 Good Old Guys, Alibis and Outright Lies, a selection from my outdoors hu-mour, was published. It included my original versions of every one of the pieces Teddi had worried over. It be-came a Canadian best seller, went into a second printing, and won the out-doors book of the year award of the OWC.Edge was conceived as the magazine of three Western provincial and two territorial wildlife federations and the Alberta Fish and Game Association. Despite being heavily subsidized by the members of these groups, the out-doors media virus soon infected Edge.Columnists and other writers were constantly being given shorter word quotas, there was more mindless where-to and how-to, but endless room for all the advertising they could pos-sibly drum up.At the start, Edge writers were asked to accept lower rates because it was an institutional magazine, but I no-ticed the bean counters were receiving regular raises. So I effected my usual escape by suggesting it was about time the writers got a hike, and got told to take a hike. The last real refuge of Al-berta outdoors writers and readers is Alberta Outdoorsmen, a truly remark-able reading melange of me and Joe story stuff and columns and articles dealing with important Alberta out-doors issues. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at sad end of two erasBOBSCAMMELLOUTDOORSPhoto contributed by BOB SCAMMELL/freelancePhoto contributed by BOB SCAMMELL/freelanceFinal edition The Outdoor Edge. Final edition The Outdoor Edge. BUSINESS C5THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail SEE MORE ONLINE AT WWW.REDDEERADVOCATE.COM>>>>CANADIAN DOLLAR79.87US-0.75NYMEX NGAS$2.87US-0.12NYMEX CRUDE$44.45US-1.78DOW JONES17,191.37-195.84NASDAQ4,637.99-45.31TSX:V667.30-9.47S&P / TSX14,602.88-231.00 BY THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA The New Democrats are seizing on Wednesdays revision of Statistics Canadas labour force numbers for 2014 as further evidence of the damage done by federal cuts to the national num-bers agency.Statcan lowered the number of jobs gained last year and also increased the jobless rate for Decem-ber as part of what it described as a routine update resulting from a change in the census data used to calculate the figures.It said the unemployment rate for December 2014 was 6.7 per cent, compared with its initial estimate of 6.6 per cent, and the estimated number of jobs gained last year was 121,300, down from 185,700 esti-mated earlier this month.The agency has been starved of resources, said New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen, who cited the 2010 decision to cancel the detailed, mandatory long-form census as the source of the problem.The decision has deprived Statistics Canada of the basic resources it needs to do its job to provide incredibly valuable information to Canadians and Canadian business, Cullen said.It weakens our ability to understand whats hap-pening in our economy.Finance Minister Joe Oliver insisted Wednesday the revisions are not significant, in the grand scheme of things.Theres some statistical revision and the point is weve still created almost 1.2 million net new jobs, Oliver said, insisting that the changes wont affect the governments plan to deliver a balanced budget.Individual months vary, Ive said that constantly. The trend is positive.The Statistics Canada revisions follow a surprise move by the Bank of Canada to cut its key interest rate last week because of the drop in oil prices and the potential consequences for the economy.CIBC noted the Bank of Canadas decision to cut rates last week may now look slightly less surprising.We thought that a 15,000 per month pace in em-ployment growth wasnt great, though respectable, but the now reported 10,000 per month pace clearly shows that the labour market failed to make signifi-cant headway last year, CIBC economist Nick Exar-hos wrote in a note to clients.The Bank of Canada is more concerned about the path of oil prices, and their impact on investment and hiring going forward, but todays revisions sug-gest that the economy might not have been on quite as firm ground as earlier believed.As part of the revisions, Statistics Canada said the number of full-time jobs gained last year to-talled 158,300 compared with its earlier reading of a 190,300.The number of part-time jobs lost in 2014 was re-vised to 37,000 compared with the initial estimate of a loss of 4,500 for the year.Labour numbers revision reflect cuts: NDPSTATCANNEW STRIP MALL IN LACOMBEBY ADVOCATE STAFFFrugal shoppers will soon have a new place in Red Deer to seek out bargains.Salvage Attic Thrift Shop is scheduled to open this Saturday at 186 Northey Ave., the former loca-tion of Glendale Video. Owner Sara Postnekoff said her 1,600 square feet of space is packed with mer-chandise in anticipation of opening.Although Salvage Attic will accept mostly any-thing from donors, Postnekoff expects most of its retail offerings to consist of household goods, cloth-ing and furniture.She thinks the shops north Red Deer location is a good one, since there are no other thrift shops in the area. Another thing that will separate Salvage Attic from the competition is its designated charities.Were going to be donating a lot of money to ani-mal shelters, she said, noting that most other non-profits focus on people in need.We need to start helping the animals too.Postnekoff has worked in retail for 10 years, but wanted to start her own business and help the com-munity.Shell accept donations from anywhere, and will give 10-time donors a 20 per cent discount on their own purchases.Salvage Attic will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.New thrift shop opening SaturdayPhoto by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staffAn 8,800-square-foot strip mall takes shape in Lacombe at 4801 63rd St., near the new Best Western Plus Inn & Suites. The building will contain up to five bays, ranging in size from 1,200 to 3,600 square feet. Its expected to be completed this spring, with Michael Gouchie of Royal LePage the leasing agent and Camdon Construction the general contractor.BY THE CANADIAN PRESSCALGARY Oilsands giant Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) is bracing for a prolonged stretch of low oil prices, announcing Wednesday its taking $700 million out of its 2015 budget, released just a month and a half ago.The Calgary-based company said its budget for this year now sits at between $1.8 billion and $2 bil-lion. In mid-December, Cenovus figured it would spend between $2.5 and $2.7 billion, which was al-ready 15 per cent lower than 2014 levels.I believe crude oil prices will rebound, but the timing is uncertain. Were taking the actions we deem prudent to help protect the financial resil-ience of Cenovus without compromising our future, said CEO Brian Ferguson in a release.U.S. benchmark crude for March delivery was at around US$44 a barrel on Wednesday. Cenovus is as-suming a US$50.50 price for 2015.When Cenovus released its initial 2015 budget, crude prices were at US$60 and the company was expecting US$77 West Texas Intermediate crude for 2015. Last summer, crude was well above US$100.Bearing the brunt of the budget cuts are the bulk of Cenovus conventional drilling program in south-ern Alberta and Saskatchewan and longer-term oil-sands projects. Its core Christina Lake and Foster Creek oilsands projects in northeastern Alberta will continue to be funded. Cenovus expects its total crude production to be between 195,000 and 212,000 barrels a day, slightly lower than the range it pre-dicted back in December. The company plans to shuffle its employees within the company to better align with its spending plans. Its contract workforce will be reduced, but it didnt say by how much.Ferguson said there could be some silver lining in the downturn.As a result of the dramatic slowdown across the energy sector, we expect to see continued reductions in demand for labour, service and materials. This should create potential opportunities for us to drive improvements in our cost structure.Cenovus shares were off by about three per cent at $28.90 on the Toronto Stock Exchange around mid-day Wednesday.Cenovus braces for tough year with $700M spending cutOILSANDSLoonie drops below 80 cents amid tumbling oil, U.S. interest rate speculationTORONTO The Canadian dollar fell sharply Wednesday to below the 80-cent US level as oil pric-es retreated to fresh six-year lows and traders con-sidered a less dovish than expected announcement on interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.The loonie lost 0.75 of a cent to 79.87 cents US, its lowest close since April 2009.The Fed has been generally expected to hike rates from near zero around the middle of this year. But there has been growing speculation that the Fed could opt to move much later in the year because of a stubbornly slow global economic recovery.While the Fed said Wednesday that it would re-main patient in beginning to normalize monetary policy, it also had positive things to say about the American economy. Among them, that economic activity is expanding at a solid pace, household spending is growing moderately and that household purchasing power has been boosted by sharply lower gasoline prices. Oil prices retreated with March crude down $1.78 to US$44.45 a barrel, the lowest close since early March 2009, amid fresh inventory data showing U.S. crude supplies at 80-year highs.Prices fell after the U.S. Energy Information Ad-ministration said U.S. oil supplies rose by 8.9 million barrels last week, far higher than the 3.5-million-barrel increase that economists had expected.Prices have plunged 55 per cent from the highs registered last summer because of a glut of supply on world markets. They have plunged 40 per cent just since the end of November when Saudi Arabia opted to leave production levels unchanged.On Wednesday, Barclays further cut its outlook for West Texas Intermediate, used as the North American benchmark for prices. Barclays expects WTI to average US$42 a barrel in 2015, down from its Dec. 1 forecast of $66. It expects WTI to rise to $57 a barrel in 2016.Imperial Oil evaluating future of its 500 company-owned gas stationsCALGARY Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) is think-ing about selling 500 gas stations to partners who would continue to sell fuel under the Esso brand.Roughly two-thirds of Imperials 1,700 Esso sta-tions across Canada have been operating under what it calls a branded wholesaler model for about 15 years. The Calgary-based company said Wednesday its looking into whether it makes sense to do the same with the remainder.Imperial, majority owned by U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil Corp., would supply fuel to those sta-tions. It will also look at growth opportunities for its On the Run convenience store banner.Brad Merkel, vice-president of fuels and lubri-cants at Imperial, said its too soon to say how much money the company could make from the sale. Its also too soon to say whether the stations will be sold in one fell swoop or through a series of deals.I would say were not ruling anything out at this point in time, said Merkel.We have about 12 branded wholesale partners today and we expect that all of them might be inter-ested in at least pieces of the business and we think theres parties out there that might be interested in all of it. Well look at all of our options.The assessment should take about six to eight months, he added.Were looking for partners who really share our vision and are willing to invest in helping us to grow our business.Potash Corporation raises quarterly dividend 9% to 38 cents U.S. a shareSASKATOON Potash Corporation of Saskatch-ewan Inc. announced a nine per cent increase in its quarterly dividend Wednesday, a day before the fer-tilizer giant releases its fourth-quarter and year-end results. Saskatoon-based PotashCorp (TSX:POT) said the dividend, announced after markets closed, will rise three cents to 38 cents US per share, payable May 4 to shareholders of record on April 13.With our potash expansion program nearing completion, our board and management team contin-ue to review our future cash flow potential and the best opportunities to provide superior returns to our shareholders, president and CEO Jochen Tilk said in a release announcing the increase.This increase reflects the confidence we have in our business model and the belief that dividends will continue as an important element of our capital allocation strategy.Exco Q1 profit soars 43% on 88% jump in revenueTORONTO Exco Technologies Ltd. (TSX:XTC) has announced a big increase in fiscal first-quarter revenue and earnings and says it will increase its quarterly dividend 20 per cent.The Toronto-based maker of products and equip-ment for the die-cast, extrusion and automotive in-dustries says net income in the three months ended Dec. 31 increased 43 per cent to $9.6 million as sales revenue shot up 88 per cent to $119.9 million.The profit amounted to 23 cents per diluted share and compared with earnings of $6.7 million or 16 cents in the same year-earlier period when sales totalled just under $64 million. Exco said the inclu-sion of revenue from Automotive Leather Group Pty, acquired on March 1, was primarily responsible for the significantly higher year-over-year sales in the quarter. 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Losses picked up at mid-afternoon as doubts arose about the Federal Reserve waiting until late this year to hike rates.The S&P/TSX composite in-dex fell 231 points to close at 14,602.88.The Canadian dollar dropped 0.75 of a cent to 79.87 cents US.The Fed has been widely expected to move around mid-2015 but there has been growing speculation it might move later.While the Fed said Wednes-day at the end of its interest rate meeting that it would remain pa-tient in beginning to normalize monetary policy, it also pointed out positives about the Ameri-can economy, including that eco-nomic activity is expanding at a solid pace.The statement signalled pol-icy-makers view conditions as improving, teeing up for a return to a more normal policy stance, observed RBC assistant chief economist Dawn Desdjardins.The Dow industrials dropped 195.84 points to 17,191.37, the Nasdaq lost 43.51 points to 4,637.99 and the S&P 500 in-dex was down 27.39 points at 2,002.16.Oil prices retreated $1.78 to US$44.45 a barrel, the lowest close since early March 2009, after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said U.S. oil sup-plies rose by 8.9 million barrels last week. That was far higher than the 3.5-million-barrel increase that economists had expected.Prices have plunged 55 per cent from the highs registered last summer because of a glut of supply on world markets.The TSX energy sector dropped 4.85 per cent. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) lowered its 2015 capital budget to between $1.8 billion and $2 billion be-cause of the price slump. That figure is more than 15 per cent below last years spend-ing levels. Its stock dropped $1.73 to $22.94.The gold sector fell three per cent as February bullion declined $5.80 to US$1,285.90 an ounce.March copper edged two cents higher to US$2.48 a pound and the base metals group was down 1.5 per cent.On the earnings front, Ca-nadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) quarterly profit surged by nearly a third to $844 million or $1.03 per share, six cents ahead of estimates. Revenue was up nearly 17 per cent at $3.2 billion, beating estimates of $3.12 billion. CN also boosted its quarterly dividend 25 per cent to $1.25 a share. CN stock lost $1.13 to $84.03.When you look at rails and run they had, it is unrealistic to expect any significant upside unless there is an unforeseen growth catalyst, said Kash Pa-shootan, portfolio manager at Raymond James in Ottawa.Relative to the volatility we have seen in markets and rela-tive to what weve seen in their peer group . . . I think investors should be happy with that.And Apples quarterly net in-come rose 38 per cent to $18 billion or $3.06 a share while rev-enue hit $74.6 billion as it sold 74.5 million iPhones, which also beat estimates. Analysts were expect-ing earnings of $2.60 a share on revenue of $67.39 billion. Its shares were up 5.65 per cent to US$115.31.In Canada, CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) had $236.3 million or 74 cents a share of quarterly net income, up from 60 cents per share or $189.8 million a year earlier. Cash generated from CGIs operating activities increased more than five-fold to $339.2 million and its shares ran ahead $1.49 to $48.41.FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTSHighlights at the close of Wednesday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index 14,602.88, down 231 pointsDow 17,191.37, down 195.84 pointsS&P 500 2,002.16 down 27.39 pointsNasdaq 4,637.99, down 43.51 pointsCurrencies:Cdn 79.87 cents US, down 0.75 of a centPound C$1.8977, up 1.22 centsEuro C$1.4133, up 0.17 of a centEuro US$1.1288, down 0.92 of a centOil futures:US$44.45 per barrel, down $1.78(March contract)Gold futures:US$1,285.90 per oz., down $5.80(February contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$23.33 oz., down one cent$750.06 kg., down 32 centsICE FUTURES CANADAWINNIPEG ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: March 15 $9.80 low-er $449.80; May 15 $9.70 lower $445.40; July 15 $7.40 lower $441.50; Nov 15 $6.90 lower $428.20; Jan. 16 $6.90 lower $429.90; March 16 $7.40 lower $433.70; May 16 $7.70 lower $437.20; July 16 $7.70 lower $441.40; Nov. 16 $7.70 lower $440.60; Jan. 17 $7.70 lower $440.60; March 17 $7.70 lower $440.60.Barley (Western): March 15 unchanged $195.00; May 15 unchanged $197.00; July 15 unchanged $199.00; Oct. 15 unchanged $190.00; Dec. 15 unchanged $190.00; March 16 unchanged $190.00; May 16 unchanged $190.00; July 16 unchanged $190.00; Oct. 16 unchanged $190.00; Dec. 16 unchanged $190.00; March 17 unchanged $190.00.Wednesdays estimated vol-ume of trade: 490,120 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (West-ern Barley) Total: 490,120.SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis image provided by shows a portion of the companys television ad scheduled to be aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend this year. Rather than debuting with racy ads, like some other advertisers, went for non-edgy laughs with an ad that shows retired football players coming up with funny fictional businesses, like Brett Favre, center, who invented a charcuteries business called Favre and Carve. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON The Federal Re-serve reiterated Wednesday that it will be patient in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.The Fed signalled in a statement after its latest policy meeting that no rate increase is imminent despite the economic gains. A key reason is that inflation remains well below the Feds target rate.And it said the pressures holding down inflation mainly plunging oil prices have intensified. The Fed said it thinks inflation will decline fur-ther before eventually reaching the central banks 2 per cent target rate.Yet the Fed sketched a brighten-ing picture of the economy with a strengthening job market, lower un-employment, rising consumer spend-ing and higher household purchasing power fueled by lower energy prices.Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, said the statement suggests that the Fed is still taking the view that the collapse in oil prices is a net positive for the economy.The Feds statement also made clear that policymakers still think the impact of low oil prices on inflation will be temporary, Ashworth saidThe statement was approved on a 10-0 vote.On Wall Street, stocks fell after the Feds statement was issued in mid-afternoon, though prices were also pressured by the continued fall in oil prices.And the yield on the 10-year Trea-sury note touched 1.70 per cent, the lowest level this year. It edged back up to 1.72 per cent late in day, compared with 1.82 per cent late Wednesday.The Feds emphasis on low inflation could affect when it decides to raise its key short-term rate from near zero. Many economists have forecast a rate hike in June, but some have pushed back their predicted timetable.The Feds statement did not ex-plicitly mention the weakening global economy. But it did say the Fed planned to take international developments into account in determining when to start raising rates.The Fed operates with two key man-dates: Maximizing employment and keeping prices rising at a moderate pace of 2 per cent.The U.S. economys steady growth and a strengthening job market would normally argue for a move to begin raising rates to prevent high inflation. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate near zero since 2008 to encourage bor-rowing, spending and investment and support the recovery from the Great Recession. The Feds key rate affects rates on many consumer and business loans.U.S. Federal Reserve stresses it will be patient in raising ratesWHATS HAPPENINGCLASSIFICATIONS50-70ComingEvents 52NOW PLAYINGVLTS ATEAST 40TH PUBLost 54MISSING DOG,BLACKFALDS, white, male, intact, Irishwolfhound/sheepdog, verythin, brown collar, last seen Jan. 21 near FasGas.Recent rescue, shy/timid,may be lured with food. Info to AARCS emergency line 403-554-0893Personals 60ALCOHOLICSANONYMOUS 403-347-8650COCAINE ANONYMOUS403-396-8298CLASSIFICATIONS700-920wegotjobsCaregivers/Aides 710FT child caregiver in RedDeer. HS grad w/ First Aid & CPR. Supervise and care for 1 yr old. $10.66/hr,44hrs/wk. Live-in optional.pret_lady@yahoo.caFT CHILDCARE help inPenhold HS grad supervise in absence of parents, meal prep.,housekeep, $10.66/hr; 44hrs/wk. Exp. an assetgenedith2004@yahoo.comFULL-TIME IN-HOME caregiver for employer ejabagat at 36 Jamieson Ave., Red Deer for four children: newborn, 20 mo. old, 3 yrs. old and 9 years old. Duties; bathe, dress, feed and meal prep. and some light housekeeping. $10.20/hour; 44 hours per wk, benefi ts pkg. Compl. of high school, and 1 to 2 yrs. exp. Call (403) 986-4154 ore-mail jabagate@yahoo.comFULL-TIME in-home caregiver for two children, aged 4 months and 3 years, $10.20/hr., 44 hrs./wk., room and board provided, must have at least one year exp. Duties: bathe, dress, feed, meal prep., and light housekeeping duties. e-mail resume to: xyrilq@yahoo.comFarm Work 755F/T AND P/T JOB AVAIL.ON DAIRY FARM,WEST OF BLACKFALDS.,Email: wildroseholsteins@cciwireless.caJanitorial 770Full Time Cleaners required for days at Nova Joffre Site.ST $15.00 Per Hr. Must be able to pass drug & alcohol testing & fi t test.Excellent spoken & written English communicationrequired. Send resume to or fax @ 403-314-7504Medical 790BUSY MEDICAL OFFICErequires a PrescreeningTechnician. Experience not necessary, job training is provided but qualifi cations will be considered. Starting wages $14/hr. Please fax resume to 403-342-2024.Oilfield 800SERVICE RIGBearspaw Petroleum Ltdis seeking aFLOORHAND Locally based, home every night! Qualifi ed applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefi ts package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human ResourcesEmail:payroll@bearspawpet.comFax: (403) 252-9719 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Salein ClassifiedsAKRECecilJanuary 7, 1914 - January 25, 2015Cecil passed away on January 25, 2015 at the age of 101 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Christina; granddaughter, Jolene; and by three brothers and three sisters. Cecil will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Mildred Joel; his children, Elaine (Ray) Gabert and Lorne (Rachel) Akre; six grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; fi ve great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. For those who wish to pay their respects, visitation will be held on Friday, January 30 from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations in Cecils honour may be made directly to the C.N.I.B. Condolences may be forwarded to family and friends at entrusted toRED DEER FUNERAL HOME6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer.Phone (403) 347-3319.MacKENZIEJohn Robert Murray June 29, 1929 - January 24, 2015 Murray MacKenzie of Lacombe, Alberta passed away peacefully in the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 85. Murray was the youngest child of Robert and Amanda MacKenzie, and younger brother of Isabel and Viola. Murray grew up in Lacombe, and was active in central Alberta hockey, playing with numerous junior teams and fi nally the Lacombe Rockets. As a young man he joined his father in the livestock industry, and in 1953 he studied in Iowa to become an auctioneer. At this time he met his wife to be, Mona Creighton, and they were married in 1953. They moved to a farm just south of Lacombe where they raised their three children Stephen (Betty), Laura (Andrew) and Maureen (Bob). Murray travelled to eastern Alberta as a cattle buyer, visiting many farms and ranches where he made life-long friends. He was the owner/operator of the Coronation and Hanna auction markets. The Lacombe Bull Sale was one of his favourite sales to work. The farm was sold in 1988 and Murray and Mona moved into their current home in Lacombe. Murray co-founded the Lacombe Kinsmen Rodeo, and the Western Canada School of Auctioneering, the fi rst of its kind in Canada. Murray was dedicated to service in his community, and was active in the Kinsmen, Lions, Masons, and was a Legion member until the time of his passing. Murray loved the game of golf, and spent many afternoons at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. Murray, Mona and their friends travelled to various courses in Alberta, the US, Mexico, and New Zealand. They enjoyed camping and fi shing the lakes of Alberta. For 21 years they headed south to their winter home in McAllen Texas to be with their many snowbird friends. Murray led by example and was a loyal and dedicated husband, father, grandfather ,great grandfather, friend, and well respected cattleman. Murray enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren Katie, Sarah, Genevieve (Shane), and Scott, and his great-grandchildren Sareen and Augustus. A celebration of Murrays life will be held at Wilsons Funeral Chapel, 6120 Hwy 2A, Lacombe on Monday February 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of fl owers, his family asks that memorial donations be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6, or at Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.caWILSONS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388A Caring Family, Caring For FamiliesObituariesBRAYRonald Paul1938 - 2014Mr. Ronald Paul Ron Bray of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Alberta born and raised, Rons interests included fi shing, hunting, his dogs and spending time with his family. Ron was well known in the community for his expertise in repairing air tools for many local construction companies. He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Ron Bray Jr., Michael Bray, his granddaughter, Sydnie and his best friend, Flo. He will also be sadly missed by his many dearly loved nieces and nephews in Washougal, Washington, United States. The family wishes to honor Rons request that no formal Funeral Service be held. Condolences may be sent or viewed in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.JOHNSONJohnny JamesMay 7, 1933 - Jan. 24, 2015Johnny passed away at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley; his son, Darren; his three daughters, Nancy (Kevin), Kim (Stu), Tammy (Ray); as well as treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. His memory will also be cherished by his surviving siblings, family and many friends. Johnny was raised in Rumsey, AB by his parents Johnny and Mary Johnson, together with ten brothers and sisters. Beloved by all was Johnnys tremendous sense of humour and we ask that you bring yours to a Celebration of his Life at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer, AB on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at High Noon. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations in Johnnys name may be made to Calgary Health Trust ( Designate Trauma Unit #44 or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at Winnifred AnnIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Winnifred Ann Cookson. Ann peacefully departed this world on January 25, 2015 at 11 p.m. with family members at her side. Mom was born in Wetaskiwin to Winnifred and Norman Doupe on November 2, 1936. Ann is lovingly survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack, and her four children: Bruce and Hania and children Kasia and John of North Vancouver; John of Lacombe and daughters Mandy and Jasmin of Calgary; Rob & Shirley (Mitchell) of Zurich, Switzerland; and Sally and Ken Weenink of Lacombe; and children Matt of Calgary, Chelsea of Red Deer, and Jill of Edmonton. She is also survived by her brother, Rod Doupe and family of Wetaskiwin; sister, Lorna McTavish and family of Red Deer; brother-in-law, Ken and Betty Cookson of Lacombe; and sister-in-law, Margaret Fox of Vancouver. Ann was the bedrock that kept the family farm together and functioning while her husband Jack was away for the years that he was a member of the Alberta Legislature in the 1970s. Mom was caring and loving, had a good sense of humour, and a feisty spirit. She was not one to complain even though she suffered in pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis during the second half of her life. For the care, love and patience that was extended to Ann during her last two years, the family would like to extend its sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Matt Unger and to all the incredible staff at the Lacombe Hospital Long Term Care. A celebration of Anns life will be held on Saturday January 31, 2014 at the St. Andrews United Church in Lacombe, 5226-51 Avenue at 2:00 p.m. with a time of fellowship and remembrance to follow in the adjoining hall. Donations in her name would be gratefully received for Long Term Care, 5430-47 Ave., Lacombe, AB T4L 1G8 or to a charity of the donors choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made by WILSONS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388Obituaries ObituariesHEINTZFaye Alice (Dickson)Jul. 7, 1936 - Jan. 26, 2015Faye is survived by her husband, Leslie, two sons; Terry (Lenora) and Dale (Patricia), two brothers; Garth (Betty) and Doug Dickson, sister-in-law, Darlene Dickson, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Faye was predeceased by two sons; Randy and Kenneth Heintz, granddaughter, Andrea, brother, Dennis Dickson, and sister-in-law, Lluella Dickson. A Memorial Service will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Alto Reste Cemetery, Hwy 11 East, Red Deer County, prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. Many thanks to the Palliative Care staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations in Fayes honor may be made directly to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visitingwww.eventidefuneralchapels.comArrangements entrusted toEVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.Phone (403) 347-2222In MemoriamJOHN R. OSULLIVANThe moment that you diedmy heart was torn in twoone side fi lled with heartache,the other died with youI often lie awake at night, when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane,with tears upon my cheeks.Remembering you is easy,I do it every day,but missing you is heartachethat never goes away.I hold you tightly within my heartand there you will remain.Until the joyous day arrives,That we will meet again.~Lovingly remembered by his familyFuneral Directors & ServicesBirthsARE YOU EXPECTING A BABY SOON?Welcome Wagon has a special package just for you & your little one!For more information, Call Lori, 403-348-5556Of ce/Phone Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Mon - FriFax: 403-341-47722950 Bremner Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9Circulation403-314-4300DEADLINE IS 5 P.M. FOR NEXT DAYS PAPERTO PLACE AN AD 403-309-3300classi eds@reddeeradvocate.comwegotjobsCLASSIFICATIONS 700-920wegotrentalsCLASSIFICATIONS 3000-3390wegotservicesCLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430wegothomesCLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4310wegotstuffCLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1940wegotwheelsCLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5240CLASSIFIEDSRed Deer Advocate wegotads.caThursday, Jan. 29, 2015 D1announcementsHappy 1st Birthday! GracieLove, Mom & DadA babys Smile can warm your heart...can warm your heart...Remember their special celebrationsFirst steps, first words, first birthday.CELEBRATIONS everydayin the Classifieds 309-3300Email classifieds@reddeeradvocate.comAnnouncements DailyClassifieds 309-3300D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015CARRIERS NEEDEDFOR FLYERS, FRIDAY FORWARD & EXPRESS3 days per week, no weekendsROUTES IN:ANDERS AREAAhlstrom CloseAndrew CloseAsstlee / Ansett Cres.Allsop Ave. / Allsop Cres.Anderson CloseAnquetel CloseBOWER AREABeatty CloseBroughton / BrookesBoyce St. / Byer CloseBaile Close / Boyce St.Brown Close / Barrett Dr.INGLEWOOD AREAIsbister CloseInkster CloseIsaacson CloseInglewood Dr.Isherwood CloseIverson CloseMORRISROE AREAMetcalf Ave.Martin / Muldrew CloseSUNNYBROOK AREASherwood Cres. / Stirling CloseSelkirk Blvd. / Sherwood Cres.Savoy Close / Sydney CloseLANCASTER AREALampard CresLancaster DriveLong CloseLord CloseLougheed CloseLyons CloseVANIER AREAVickers CloseVictor CloseViscount DriveVincent CloseCall Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info**********************TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDEDFor delivery of Flyers, Express and Friday Forward ONLY 2 DAYS A WEEK inDEER PARK AREADixon Cres.Dunlop St., Dixon Ave. & Close$107.00/moDurand Cr. & Drummond Ave.$69.00/mo. alsoDrummond Cl. & Dowd Cl. $59.00/mo.alsoDunning Cres. Cl., and Depalme St.$103.00GRANDVIEW AREA4400 Blks. of 40A Ave. and 41 Ave. and 1 Blk. each of 46 and 47 Streets areaMOUNTVIEW AREABetween 35 St. and 39 St. and 43A Ave. and 41, Ave. area$189.00/mo. MICHENER AREA50A. St. between 40 Ave. & 42 A Ave, 50, 51, 51A & 52 St. between 40 Ave. & 43 Ave. and Michener Drive area. $209.00/mo.TIMBERSTONE AREATrimble Cl. Traptow Cl. Tallman Cl.Teasdale Dr. Truant Cres. & area $224.00/mo. alsoTimberstone Way, 2 blks. of Timothy Drive and Trump Pl.$97.00/moFor More Information Call Jamie at the Red Deer Advocate403-314-4306DO YOU: - Want extra income - Know the city well - Possess a clean, valid drivers license - Have a friendly attitude - Enjoy customer service - Want part-time work (12 to 22 hrs/week)As part of our service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to delivernewspapers and fl yers to customers or carriers.A delivery vehicle provided by company!Work 3 to 4 shifts a week.Hours of shifts are morning shifts ofMonday through Friday 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM.Saturday starting at 7 AM.Wednesday to Friday Shifts starting at 1 PM.*All Shifts based on 4 hours and likely to run longer.Please apply with resume to:qmacaulay@reddeeradvocate.comor call 403-314-4302 and speak with Grant.We thank all applicants for their interest; however only selected candidates will be contacted.CARRIERS REQUIREDTo deliver theCENTRAL AB LIFE1 day a week in:INNISFAILPenhold OldsSylvan LakePlease call Debbie for details403-314-4307ADULT Newspaper Carriers NeededFor Early Morning Delivery of theRED DEER ADVOCATEMonday through Saturday.Delivery to be done before 6:30 am.Reliable vehicle needed.KENTWOOD &PINESFor more information or to apply call Joanneat the Red Deer Advocate403-314-4308CARRIERS REQUIREDTo deliver theCENTRAL AB LIFE& LACOMBE EXPRESS1 day a week in:LACOMBEBLACKFALDSPlease call Rick for details403-314-4303MORRISROE AREA:Adult Newspaper Carriers NeededFor Early Morning Delivery of theRED DEER ADVOCATEWith only 64 papers, approximately:$350.00/mo.For More Information, Please call Prodie403-314-4301Oilfield 800BEARSPAW is a moderately sized oil and gas company operating primarily in the Stettler and Drumheller areas. We are currently accepting applications for a JUNIOR OIL AND GAS OPERATOR in our Stettler Field. Applicants need to be mechanically inclined, motivated to work hard and learn quickly. Associated industry experience eg. instrumen-tation or facilities construction experience would be an asset but is not necessarily required. This position offers adiverse and challenging work environment with competitive pay, attractive benefi ts and the ability to grow within the organiza-tion. Applicants must live or be willing to relocate to within a 20 minute commute of the work place location (Stettler).Please Submit ResumesAttention HumanResourcesEmail: payroll@bearspawpet.comFax: (403) 258-3197Mail: Suite 5309, 333 96th Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T3R 1H1COLTER ENERGY LPIS NOW HIRINGWELL TESTING: SupervisorsNight OperatorsOperators Have current Safety certifi cates including H2S Be prepared to work in remote locations for extended periods of time Must be physically fi t Competitive wages, benefi ts and RRSP offeredPlease email resume with current drivers abstract to:jbecker@colterenergy.caLOCAL SERVICE Red Deer REQS EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATORMust have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfi eld tickets. Fax resume w/driversabstract to 403-886-4475TANKMASTER RENTALS reqs Expd Class 1 Fluid Haulers for Central Alberta. Oilfi eld tickets reqd. Competitive salary and job bonuses. Resume to or fax 403-340-8818Professionals810Town of Trochu, Director of Operations: this is a working supervisory position and reports to the CAO. RESPONSIBILITIES include the management and supervision of public works, water treatment/distribution, waste water collection/ treatment, solid waste collection and recreation facilities. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum grade twelve, valid Class 3 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License, 3 years experience related supervisory role, well-developed record keeping, reporting and planning skills. Level I Water and Wastewater certifi cates are an asset. Combination experience/education may be considered. Submit resume, includingreferences and salary expectations. (403) 442-3085. More detailed job description at: 820BOULEVARDRestaurant & LoungeGasoline Alley,37471 Hwy 2S,Red Deer Countyis seekingCook ~ $14.00/hr.To prepare & cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen & maintain hygiene, follow recipes, assist inreceiving & storingKitchen Helper ~ $11.00/hr.To clean kitchen following safety & hygiene standards.Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery & glassware items,fl oors, assist in prep.All positions are permanentFull-time/Part-time,shift work & weekends.Education: Above SecondaryWork Experience notessential, training provided.Fax resume to 780-702-5051EAST 40TH PUBREQS P/Tor F/T COOKApply in person with resume3811 40th Ave.EAST SIDE MARIOSHIRING FOR ALL POSITIONSFull Time & Part Time.Apply after 2 p.m. Ask for the manager on duty.Restaurant/Hotel 820HOLIDAY INNEXPRESSRED DEER2803-50 Avenue,Red Deeris seeking FRONT DESK CLERK~ $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out guests. Balance cash out & attend to guest needsHOUSEKEEPINGROOM ATTENDANT~14.00/hr. Clean & vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels. Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards. All positions are permanentFull-time/Part-time, shift work & weekends.Education: Above SecondaryWork Experience notessential, training provided.Fax resume to 780-702-5051HOLIDAY INNRed Deer South,Gasoline Alley,37471 Hwy 2S,Red Deer Countyis seekingFRONT DESK CLERK~ $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations. Check in/out guests. Balance cash out & attend to guest needs.HOUSEKEEPINGROOM ATTENDANT~ $14.00/hr. Clean & Vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels. Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standardsAll positions are permanentFull-time/Part-time, shift work & weekends.Education: Above SecondaryWork Experience notessential, training provided.Fax resume to 780-702-5051JJAM Management (1987) Ltd., o/a Tim HortonsRequires to work at these Red Deer, AB locations: 5111 22 St.37444 HWY 2 S37543 HWY 2N700 3020 22 St.FOOD ATTENDANT Reqd permanent shift weekend day and evening both full and part time.16 Vacancies, $10.25/hr. +benefi ts. Start ASAP.Job description Education and experience not reqd. Apply in person or faxresume to: 403-314-1303LUCKYS LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Waitresss Fri. - Sun. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave.No phone calls pleaseRAMADA INN & SUITES reqs. ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Also BREAKFAST ROOM ATTENDANTS, early morning shifts, fl exibility reqd. Only serious inquiries apply. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T DISHWASHERMust maintain work station to sanitary measures and be capable of working all shifts. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. Only Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for WELL EXPERIENCED SERVERSMust hold a current ProServe Certifi cate and be fully exp. in wine service. Professional appearance is a defi nite requirement. Must have Refs & Exp. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contact.THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for WELL EXPERIENCEDHOSTESSMature professional familiar with maitre d capabilities. Would be an asset to have a current ProServe Certifi cate and familiar with wine service. Professional appearance is a defi nite requirement. Must have Refs & Exp. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contact.THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for Exp. Bartenders, Full knowledge of all cocktails, inventory control, must be of professional nature and be capable of working all shifts. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.- Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.Looking for a place to live?Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDSRestaurant/Hotel 820THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for 4 F/T Expd LINE COOKS at all stations. MUST HAVE: 2 yrs. relevant exp., completion of High School, be reliable, self motivated, work well under limited supervision in fast paced environment.Salary is $14 - $18./hr. 40 hr. wk. dependant on exp. 733644 Ab Ltd. O/A The Rusty PelicanLocation of employment: 4105 2079 - 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4email: bennett2014.bkkp@gmail.comor Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.Trades 850ACADEMIC ExpressADULT EDUCATION AND TRAININGSPRING START GED Preparation Women in the Trades Program Math and Science for the Trades ProgramGovt of Alberta Funding may be available.403-340-1930www.academicexpress.caGOODMENROOFING LTD.Requires SLOPED ROOFERSLABOURERS& FLAT ROOFERSValid Drivers Licencepreferred. Fax or email info@goodmenroofi or (403)341-6722NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!Truckers/Drivers 860CENTRAL AB based trucking company requiresOwner Operators& Contract Drivers in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558Restaurant/Hotel 820Central Albertas LargestCar Lot in Classifieds Classifieds...costs so littleSaves you so much!Something for EveryoneEveryday in ClassifiedsYou can sell your guitar for a song...or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and well sell it for you!Misc.Help 880Truckers/Drivers 860F/T Permanent Truck Driver Required for Rocky Fast Express (1790810 AB Ltd.) in Red Deer, ABStraight truck: 4600kg+w/2 axles and vanNeed class 5 DL + 2 yrs exp. $25 per hr/ with OPEN availabilityDuties: pick up/deliver freight, pre-trip truck inspection, communication with customers. Physically demanding position. Time management skillsrequired. Apply at: 8004 Edgar Industrial Green, Red Deer, T4P3S2Call: 403.845.2230 Fax: 587.997.7719HALLCON is seeking qualifi ed drivers to transport rail crews throughout Red Deer area. Drivers are ideally based out of RED DEER. No overnight stays required. This position is an on call position. Employees are responsible for taking trips during the period they have designated themselves available to do so. Transportation is done in Hallcon company vehicles. Vehicles are extensively & consistently maintained ensuring optimal safety for drivers and clients. Drivers must possess valid Class 1, 2, or 4 license, with clean driver abstract. Assisted licensing upgrade to achieve a class 4 is available. Pay is based at a rate of $16.00. Earning potential is based on your availability, as our operation runs on a 24/7 on call basis. Both full time and part time employees are welcome. Semi-retired, retired, full time, part time employees are welcome. Forward resumes & current driver abstract: Shane Flack 880ACADEMIC ExpressADULT EDUCATION AND TRAININGSPRING START GED Preparation Women in the Trades Program Math and Science for the Trades ProgramGovt of Alberta Funding may be available.403-340-1930www.academicexpress.caACADEMIC ExpressADULT EDUCATION AND TRAININGWINTER STARTGED PreparationWould you like to take the GED in your community? Red Deer Rocky Mtn. House Rimbey Caroline Castor Sylvan Lake Innisfail Stettler Ponoka LacombeGovt of Alberta Funding may be available.403-340-1930www.academicexpress.caMisc.Help 880F/T Cashier/Postal Clerk. Apply in personw/resume: Highland Green Value Drug Mart.GREENHOUSE WORKERwanted at MeadowbrookGreenhouses, Penhold. 3 Full Time SeasonalPositions. No Exp, trainingprovided. Starting Feb2015. $10.20/hr, 44 hrs, 5 days per week, 3 monthperiod. Fax resume to 403-886-2252.Sunterra Meats in Trochu,45 minutes South East ofRed Deer is looking forenthusiastic, hard workingindividuals to join their team at their processing plant. Experience in the meat industry a defi nite asset. Training provided. Starting wage $14.00 per hour, increases based on skill and experience. Benefi t package, travel allowance and a signing bonus. For more informa-tion, contact Trish at 403-442-4202 or trish.hyshka@sunterra.caTURPLE BROS. LTD.Is taking resumes for: Accessories Dept. with experience in clothing or power sport industry. F/T positions avail. 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We offer an excellent benefi ts plan and a company matching RRSP savings plan. Please forward your resume via email to the address attached. Please have Plant Laborer in the subject line. 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Hezbollah in-dicated the attack was in re-taliation for a deadly Israeli strike on its fighters inside Syria earlier this month.The violence sparked fears in both countries of yet an-other crippling war between the two foes. Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel would respond forcefully, and the military fired artillery shell barrages that struck border villages in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah responded with rocket fire on Israeli military positions.The Israeli military said five anti-tank missiles hit the soldiers as they were travel-ling near Mount Dov and Chebaa Farms, along a disput-ed tract of land where the bor-ders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria meet.The soldiers were in two unarmored white vehicles without military insignia when they were struck from a distance of about three miles (five kilometres) away, accord-ing to Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman.Israeli media aired footage showing the charred, smoul-dering vehicles after the strike, which also wounded seven Israeli soldiers.At U.N. headquarters in New York, spokesman Steph-ane Dujarric said the U.N. peacekeeper, a Spaniard, was killed in cross-fire after rock-ets were fired at Israeli po-sitions and Israeli forces re-sponded. He said the cause of death was under investigation.However, Spains ambassa-dor to the U.N. blamed Israel for the death of the peace-keeper, identified as 36-year-old Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo. It was because of this escalation of violence, and it came from the Israeli side, Spanish Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told report-ers at U.N. headquarters.He did not elaborate. How-ever, Lebanese security of-ficials said earlier that the peacekeeper was killed by Is-raeli shelling that struck near a U.N. base inside Lebanon. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regula-tions.The Security Council, meet-ing in an emergency session, condemned the peacekeepers death in the strongest terms and offered its deepest sym-pathies. In a statement, Israels For-eign Minister Avigdor Lieber-man said that he conveyed Israels condolences for the death in a conversation with his Spanish counterpart.The dead Israeli soldiers were identified as Capt. Yo-chai Kalangel, 25, and Sgt. Dor Chaim Nini, 20.In Washington, State De-partment spokeswoman Jen Psaki condemned the Hezbol-lah attack and expressed sup-port for Israels legitimate right to self-defence.Hezbollah said the opera-tion was carried out by a group calling itself the Righteous Martyrs of Quneitra, suggest-ing it was to avenge an Israeli airstrike in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights on Jan. 18 that killed six Hezbollah fighters, including the son of the groups slain military com-mander, Imad Mughniyeh, and an Iranian general.Israel has braced for a re-sponse to that strike, beefing up its air defences and in-creasing surveillance along its northern frontier.Whoever stands behind to-days attack will pay the price in full, a statement from Ne-tanyahus office quoted him as saying. Netanyahu said that Iran, through Hezbollah, was working to establish a base in southern Syria from which to launch attacks against Israel. We are working resolutely and responsibly against this attempt, he said.He said Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Leba-nese government shared the blame for attacks against Is-rael emanating from their ter-ritory.Despite his strong words, the Israeli premier is unlike-ly to want to get mired in a messy and costly conflagration ahead of his re-election bid on March 17, with Israelis weary following a year that brought both the 50-day Gaza war and a spike in deadly attacks by Palestinians.Rocket and artillery fire continued on both sides of the border for hours after the ini-tial attack.The Israeli military said mortars were fired at several Israeli positions in the border area and on Mount Hermon in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, causing no injuries. It said Israeli forces responded with fire toward Lebanese po-sitions, and evacuated Israeli visitors from a ski resort in the area.Separatists claim key new victory is within graspBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDONETSK, Ukraine Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory.Eduard Basurin, the dep-uty commander of the sepa-ratist forces, said the highway linking the town, Debaltseve, to other government-held ar-eas has now fallen into rebel hands. The encirclement of the town has not, however, been fully executed, Basurin said.Ukrainian military spokes-man Andriy Lysenko con-firmed Debaltseve is sur-rounded on two flanks and is being heavily targeted with Grad multiple rocket launch-ers. Other officials denied government forces were close to folding and said separatist claims were exaggerated.Debaltseve is one of mul-tiple flashpoints that have flared up across eastern Ukraine since the start of the month, when full-blown fight-ing between Russian-backed rebels and government forc-es erupted anew following a month of relative tranquility. Since the conflict started in April, it has claimed more than 5,100 lives and displaced over 900,000 people across the country, according to Ukraine government estimates.Advances by separatist forces threaten to definitively torpedo the chances of reviv-ing an internationally bro-kered peace deal reached in September that established a line of contact between the warring sides. That agreement was signed in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, by rebel leaders and representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.Basurin said the terms of the Minsk agreement are no longer in force.Roman Turovets, a spokes-man for Ukrainian military operations in the east, said fighting is raging all along the more than 300-kilometre (190-mile) long perimeter be-tween government and sepa-ratist territory.Rebel offensives appear addressed at consolidating the viability of the would-be breakaway republics of Do-netsk and Luhansk.Ukraine and NATO ac-cuse Russia of lending vast military support to the rebel cause. But few are suggesting Moscow is doing much to prop up the economy of the self-proclaimed republics, and it shows.Anecdotal evidence sug-gests unemployment is rife. Tens of thousands have fled the region, most shops in the main separatist city of Donetsk are closed, and the pace of life in the war-stricken areas is a faint echo of peacetime.Gaining control of key economic assets is become a pressing goal for the rebel command.Turovets said Deblatseve is important for its role as a transportation hub.Deblatseve is a key railway link without which there can be no real connection between the Donetsk and Luhansk peo-ples republics, he said.KILLS 2 SOLDIERS; ISRAEL STRIKES BORDER AREAPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIsraeli soldiers treat a wounded soldier near the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday. A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed many Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month. The violence was the deadliest Hezbollah attack on Israel since a 2006 war between the two sides.D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015SUDOKUComplete the grid so that every row, every column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 through 9.SolutionARGYLE SWEATERFOR BETTER OR FOR WORSEHI & LOISPEANUTSBLONDIEHAGARBETTYPICKLESGARFIELDLUANNTUNDRASHERMANS LAGOONRUBESJan. 291982 The British House of Lords refuses to hear the case of Canadian First Nations people looking for entrenchment of rights.1967 Terrorists bomb the Yugoslav Em-bassy in Ottawa and consulate in Toronto.1946 The racing schooner Bluenose sinks after striking a reef off Haiti.1936 The first members of major league baseballs Hall of Fame are named in Coop-erstown, N.Y. Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson are in the initial class.1916 Paris is bombed by German zeppe-lins for the first time.1897 Ishbel, Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor General, helps found the Victorian Order of Nurses at the request of the National Council of Women.1856 Alexander Dunn is awarded the Vic-toria Cross for gallantry at the charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimea in 1854. He is the first Canadian to receive the honour. TODAY IN HISTORYBY THE CANADIAN PRESSTORONTO Once Toller Cranston left the ice behind, he focused his restless creative ingenuity on art an all-consuming enterprise that he wryly referred to as his terrifying obsession.The floridly innovative figure-skating great died at his home in Mexico on the weekend of an appar-ent heart attack at age 65.Even while marching to uncommon acclaim as a figure skater, he attended art school and conducted a career in art.Once he retired, Cranston funnelled all his bound-less energy into painting. He painted with such pro-lific intensity that his output is now most often char-acterized by its staggering volume.Terrifying Obsession was the name Cranston sug-gested for an exhibition of his work, which was being prepped for a cross-Canadian museum tour prior to his death, according to longtime agent Christopher Talbot.And Cranston, always at odds with the figure-skat-ing establishment, would have derived great valida-tion from finally being accepted by arts old guard.I think his fondest wish would have been to have a show at a real, proper establishment art gallery, said Canadian fashion pillar Jeanne Beker, one of Cranstons closest friends, in a telephone interview from Paris on Wednesday.That was his dream: to have something at the Art Gallery of Ontario or somewhere, some retrospec-tive, something. He felt he deserved to be there.He always felt that the world saw him as a skater first and an artist second. And it really drove him crazy.Talbot, who sometimes communicated with Cran-ston on a daily basis about his work, agreed.In his mind and its maybe only in his mind he never achieved the status he should have had as a figure skater. And he really wanted that as a visual artist, said Talbot, president and founder of Art Evolution Gallery, in a telephone interview from California.If Cranston never lived to see that recognition, it certainly wasnt for lack of effort.He retired from skating in 1997, more than a half-decade after his move to a sprawling compound in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. During the later stages of his skating career and especially after-wards Cranston was consumed by art.Friends recall an almost exclusionary drive. As Talbot tells it, Cranston was a fish out of water any time he was dragged from his work.Terrifying obsession really encapsulated Tol-lers role as an artist, Talbot said.He was just tenacious. He drove himself relent-lessly. ... He couldnt stop.Cranstons Mexican home or his little Shangri-La, as Beker calls it became an overstuffed testa-ment to his passion, even after he sold off a major part of his collection while still living in Toronto.A characteristically idiosyncratic sanctuary, Cr-anstons walled-in property was blanketed by a lush, professionally maintained garden. Inside, it was overgrown with artwork by Cranston and by oth-ers, especially local Mexican artists whose work he acquired voraciously.Every square inch of his house, marvelled Tal-bot. If you look at a wall, you cant tell what colour it is because theres that much art on it.Beker recalls marvelling as Cranston bought works in an almost hedonistic fashion, collecting local artisans painted bowls and dishes and glass art, which hed hang from the ceiling.If he saw something he liked hed want to buy not one but 10 or 20, she recalled.I often felt that I was in the middle of a Toller Cranston painting when I was sitting there in his garden or one of his rooms. They would envelope you that way.In Cranstons estimation, his artistic style evolved little over a lifetime spent furiously creating sim-ply because it started off so clearly defined.As Cranston explains in an interview on the Art Evolution website, his colourful compositions grew from an interest in Eastern influences that he es-tablished at an unusually young age (specifically, he references Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Turkestan).The inclination, the subject matter, the concepts, the sense of colour, the people, the worlds, the im-agery miraculously was in evidence when I was six years of age, Cranston said.Every painting (Ive done from) when I was six until now when Im 58, seems to come from that very same world.If nothing else, then, his work was distinctive. And his proponents argue that should count for some-thing.No one was painting like that, said Michelle Kirkegaard, Canadian art adviser and owner of the Adele Campbell Gallery, a Whistler, B.C., space that has hosted exhibitions of Cranstons work.Anyone that has seen a painting, without seeing the signature, could say: Thats a Toller Cranston. And I think thats a sign of a very disciplined, mature and creative individual.The Cranston signature style had no shortage of devotees, people who spent thousands of dollars to acquire his work.Cranstons hunger for the validation of the art establishment, however, wouldnt be sated in his lifetime.In the echelons of the art world, the top level of which would be official recognition he wasnt part of that world. He was loved by the people who collected his work, said celebrated Toronto artist Charles Pachter in a telephone interview Wednes-day.Theres a certain type of people that fits the mi-lieu of the official art museums, he added. Toller wasnt one of those people.He knew Cranston. The Canada Day they spent to-gether and among friends in 1978 was immortalized in Pachters painting Six Figures in a Landscape.Pachter describes Cranstons work as kind of like Disney on acid like the Wicked Queen from Snow White.He was outlandish, outrageous, creative, funny, droll, Pachter remembered. He was a character. He was a true original.More of Cranstons work is sure to emerge with the eventual excavation of his cluttered residence in Mexico. Even when he was alive, it wasnt easy to maintain a reliable record of his work.As soon as he put his signature on a painting, it was out of his life. It was like it didnt exist, ex-plained Talbot.Hed paint some masterpiece, something fabu-lous, a $30,000 to $40,000 painting, and he wouldnt even know where the damn thing was. ... This is a six-foot-by-six-foot painting that you knocked your-self out on for two months and you dont even know where it is? 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Call 403-755-6626 (1-800-661-8793) or www.bkticketcentre.caTHURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015 7 PMMEMORIAL CENTRE RED DEER54915B12ENTERTAINMENT D5THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Ghostbusters cast set with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie JonesNEW YORK The Ghostbusters reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair of Saturday Night Live performers.Director Paul Feig announced his stars by posting their pictures on Twitter on Tuesday. Joining McCarthy and Wiig are Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.Feig tweeted that Sony Pictures will release the film in July 2016. Production is expected to begin later this year. The new Ghostbusters updates the original 1984 film and the 1989 sequel.Wiig and McCarthy both starred in Bridesmaids which Feig directed. He has since worked with McCarthy on all of his films, including their upcoming action comedy Spy.McKinnon joined SNL in 2012. Jones first came to the show as a writer and transitioned into a featured player last fall.Carnegie to hold 125th-anniversary concert in May 2016 and commission 125 new compositionsNEW YORK Carnegie Hall will celebrate its 125th-anniversary with a gala concert on May 5, 2016, featuring Renee Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Lang Lang and Yo-Yo Ma.The program also will include Martina Arroyo, Audra McDonald, Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax and James Taylor, Carnegie Hall said Wednesday. As part of the anniversary, Carnegie announced plans to commission 125 new compositions over five years.Carnegies 2015-16 season opens Oct. 7 with Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of a Magnus Lindberg composi-tion, Ravels Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2 and Tchaikovskys first piano concerto with Evgeny Kis-sin.Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies from Nov. 17-21. Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Or-chestra in Strauss Elektra with Christine Goerke on Oct. 21.Rosanne Cash will curate a four-concert series.Selections of Rolling Stone magazines near 50-year archive coming to Google Play for freeNEW YORK Selections of Rolling Stone maga-zines near 50-year archive will be available for free on Google Play.Rolling Stone made the announcement Wednes-day. Articles from its archive will be available Friday for Android and iOS phones and tablets.All of its issues will be represented.Rolling Stone was launched in 1967. The first cover featured a still image from John Lennons film How I Won the War.The magazine has featured a number of top inter-views with musicians and celebrities over the last five decades, reviews of albums and songs, and po-litical reporting.INBRIEFArt was obsession for Toller CranstonLATE FIGURE SKATING GREAT FOCUSED HIS CREATIVE SIDE ON ART AFTER LEAVING THE ICEPhoto by THE CANADIAN PRESSThe painting A Married Couple, by Toller Cranston is shown in a handout photo. Once Cranston left the ice behind, he focused his restless creative ingenuity on art. And it became a terrifying obsession for the figure-skating great, who died on the weekend. ]BY THE CANADIAN PRESSCALGARY Clara Hughes rode her bike 11,000 kilometres for 110 days around Canada to get people talking about mental illness. Shes pleased the documen-tary Claras Big Ride isnt just about her.A one-hour television special chronicling her journey airs Wednesday on CTV and will also be available all day on CTV.THURSDAY EVENING JANUARY 29, 2015 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 (4) CBXT6:30 Murdoch Mysteries Coronation Street (N) The Nature of Things The experi-ence of a monsoon.Doc Zone The most inuential medium. (N) (DVS)The National (N) CBC News EdmontonRick Mercer Report (5) CITVET Canada Entertainment TonightElementary A threat causes Kitty to unravel. (N) The Celebrity Apprentice (N) (Part 2 of 2) Behind the Blacklist IIA to Z K Is for Keep OutNews Hour Final The evening news. (N) (6) SRC30 vies (N) (SC) Infoman (N) (SC)Prire de ne pas envoyer de eurs (N) (SC)Enqute (N) (SC) Le Tljournal Nouvelles nation-ales et internationales.Le Tljournal Alberta (SC) (7) CKEMModern Family 7:28 Modern Family Backstrom Bella Investigating a serial arsonist. 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Alison Sweeney is the host.6 p.m. on E!Movie: The Affair of the NecklaceDespite an Oscar-nominated array of opulent period costumes, Charles Shyers 2001 historical drama very loosely based on actual events in French history tanked at the box office and got hammered by critics. A wildly miscast Hilary Swank came in for most of the harsh criticism for her unconvincing portrayal of an orphaned French aristocrat who hatches an elaborate scheme to reclaim her birthright, a diamond necklace. Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Adrien Brody and Joely Richardson also star.7 p.m. on WUHF; 8 p.m. on CKEM, CITY; 10 p.m. on KAYUBackstromA family falls victim to a serial arsonist, drawing a detective (guest star Angelique Cabral, Enlisted) with experience in such cases into the investigation, in the new episode Bella. Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) has different ideas about who may be responsible, especially when evidence vanishes from the crime scene. On the personal side, Backstrom has trouble with neighbors from his younger years. Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) also guest stars.8 p.m. on CBXT, CBRTThe Nature of ThingsA new episode called Mystery of the Monsoon presents a strikingly cinematic look at a category of storm that some cultures in India view as the soul of that country. The documentary examines monsoons from the perspectives of fishermen, farmers and wildlife wardens, all of whose lives are directly affected by the heavy rains, as well as the viewpoint of meteorologists, who try to predict the location, timing and volume of the downpours.8 p.m. on WDIV; 11 p.m. on KHQParenthoodFans of the series both have and havent been looking forward to this episode: May God Bless and Keep You Always is the last one, closing out the dramas six-season run. Co-star Lauren Graham promises the Braverman family gets a definite feel of closure, with solid indications of the directions in which the characters lives are headed. Other cast members bidding farewell to their roles include Peter Krause, Monica Potter and Erika Christensen.Erika Christensen5 x 6 adIncrease your pro le by being the EXCLUSIVE advertiser on our new daily TV view pageAsk your Advocate sales consultant how we can help you achieve business stardom!CALL 403.314.4343 starMake your business astarADVOCATE VIEW D6THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015Claras Big Ride doc is about people and mental healthca and CraveTV. It could have been all about cycling through hard crosswinds, driving snow and exhaustion from March 11 to July 1, 2014.But Hughes instead provides the thread between stories told by Canadians affected by mental illness: a teacher who has depres-sion, anxiety and panic attacks; a university student who attempted suicide; a community worker in northern Canada trying to prevent youth suicide; a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder.Hughes, winner of six Olympic medals in cycling and speed skat-ing, was to join them in Toronto on Tuesday for a special screen-ing of the documentary.Of course it brings back so many emotions of what that ride was, she said. What I like the most about it, and what I think people will be very surprised at, is most of it is not actually about rid-ing a bike. Its not about me. Its about 10 different stories along the way of predominantly younger Canadians and what their struggle was, what their story is.Its been almost seven months since the 42-year-old from Win-nipeg concluded her epic ride on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She participated in 235 events in 105 communities.Hughes feels she achieved her goal of starting a conversation about mental illness and remov-ing the fear of talking about it.But she sees Canadas health system and how it treats mental illness as another mountain to be climbed. A woman struggling with an eating disorder says in the doc-umentary that she was told by her doctor to just eat something.Another with depression says she was told by her physician to not talk about it because people would judge her.What Im seeing is we have a big problem in that the system is not there, and if it is there, it is not yet trusted for people to reach to, Hughes said.The conversation is stimulat-ed and people are really reaching out more and more and more, but what is there for them to reach out to? This is the reality.Hughes became a spokesperson for the Bell Lets Talk campaign because of her own experience with depression.The documentary does address the rides physical and mental toll on Hughes, who internalized in-spiring and heartbreaking stories she heard from people along the way. She sometimes rode 200 kilo-metres in a day. Hughes relied on husband Peter Guzman, who rode with her, and a support team to help her to the finish line.That exhaustion that was briefly shown was an every single day reality probably for the last 85 days of the ride, Hughes said.So the woman who says move-ment is my medicine has chosen to process and reflect on her ride by embarking on another long-dis-tance journey.Hughes and Guzman hiked 850 kilometres of the Appalachian Trail from Dec. 3 to Jan. 12 and winter-camped along the way. They intend to return to the trail in February and eventually com-plete the 3,746-kilometre trek that traverses 14 U.S. states.RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 E1Celebrating the Babies of2014BY JENNA HEALEYADVOCATE NEWS SERVICESThe shift toward late motherhood commonly defined as motherhood after 35 is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock.The narrative goes something like this: Before the widespread availability of the pill, women had no choice but to have children in their teens and early 20s. But the introduction of effective contraception meant that women could trade babies for briefcases. And technologies such as IVF, egg donation and egg freezing allow women to beat the biological clock, freeing them from the tyranny of their own biology. A recent Newsweek headline, for example, announced that women can now freeze their biological clocks, while the cover of Businessweek urged women to Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career.While this triumphal narrative contains a few grains of truth, it is as simplistic as it is satisfying. History shows us that the best age to have a child is very much a product of the cultural and economic moment, not a just dictate of biology that we need to escape.Changes throughout the 20th centuryIn motherhood manuals published in the early 20th century, eugenicists warned women to wait un-til they were at least 24 to have children, lest their offspring suffer from both their biological and emo-tional immaturity. But the manuals also cautioned women from wait-ing too long, as postponing childbirth also increased the likelihood of sterility.In the late 1920s, one sociologist recalled that couples who had children soon after marriage were the targets of gossip and severe judgment. The Great Depression also added to the popular-ity of postponing pregnancy, as economic anxiety dampened the desire to procreate, and American birth rates dropped.In 1942, physician Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, com-plained of the selfishness of young couples who pre-ferred consumer comforts to the demands of child rearing.In fact, it was only after World War II that early parenthood became a cultural norm. A strong econ-omy and widespread embrace of domesticity encour-aged both early marriage and childbearing, resulting in a baby boom that lasted almost two decades. In 1957, birthrates among American teenagers hit an all-time high, at 96.3 births per 1,000 adolescents ages 15-19. To compare, the current birth rate for teenage girls ages 15-19 is 26.6 births per 1,000 women. The postwar tendency toward early childbear-ing, which we now imagine to be the product of some kind of biological inevitability, was actually a cul-tural aberration.Economic necessityThe roots of our modern discussion on delayed parenthood lie in the 1970s, when the average age at first birth began to increase dramatically. The number of women having their first child between the ages of 30 and 34 almost doubled, from 7.3 births per 1,000 women in 1970 to 12.8 per 1,000 in 1980. But the 1980 figures mirror those recorded be-tween 1920 and 1940, where the number of first births among women ages 30 to 34 averaged 12.1 births per 1,000 women. By 1986, the first-time pregnancy rate for women between 30 and 34 hit 17.5 per 1,000 births, an increase of 140 percent over 1970 levels. By the late 1980s, post-30 motherhood was becoming the middle-class norm. And the trend has only intensified: In 2013, the first-time pregnancy rate for women between 30 and 34 hit 29.5 per 1,000 births.This shift towards midlife pregnancy that started in the 1970s was, of course, connected to both the widespread availability of new contraceptive tech-nologies and the successes of second-wave feminism. But there is a third, often overlooked, catalyst in this story: the flagging economy.The 1970s saw the combination of runaway infla-tion with stagnating growth. The real value of wages fell dramatically. In this environment, the movement of middle-class women into the workplace was not just liberating it was an economic necessity. Two working parents were now required to achieve the middle-class status that a single income used to support.The return to delayed childbearing was not a dramatic break with the past, but a continuation of a trend that began before the World War II. Delaying parenthood to invest more time in edu-cation and career development became a favored strategy for surviving in an increasingly competitive marketplace.This move back to later parenthood produced its fair share of cultural anxiety. In 1978, a columnist in The Washington Post coined the expression biologi-cal clock to describe the dilemma of women who had delayed childbearing. The media had a heyday after a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1982 warned that female fertility dropped off sharply af-ter the age of 30. A self-help industry of pregnancy guidebooks, courses on tape and magazine features tackled the challenges of Pregnancy Over 30.Using technology to escape biologyReproductive technologies are often cast as the heroes of this story. Women who waited too long to have children were saved by the ingenuity of these technologies, tricking their own biology to have chil-dren later and later in life.This narrative has two problems. First, it implies that women who have children in their 30s or even their 40s always need reproductive technologies to conceive they dont. Fertility is highly individual, influenced by both members of the couple hoping to conceive. Surprisingly little is known about the exact decline of fertility with age. There is no magic age limit for pregnancy that applies to all women.Second, it implies that using fertility technologies to delay pregnancy is a story of progress, of technol-ogy trumping biological limitations. Carl Djressai, father of the birth control pill, recently predicted that by 2050, all women would use egg freezing and IVF to reproduce. The resulting Maana generation will be able to delay pregnancy indefinitely and without conse-quence. This is not inevitable. In fact, this vision of the fu-ture may be less about triumphing over biology, and more a statement of how our society and corporate culture treats working mothers.If we continue to treat childbearing as an impedi-ment to economic productivity (see Facebook and Apples egg freezing programs, for example), we may be closer to Djressais vision of the future than we think.Late motherhood is nothing newYOUR GREAT GRANDMOTHER DID IT, TOOPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSE2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015Celebrating the Babies of2014Bryson Rane JonesMay 20, 2014Son of Mark & Nicole JonesNash Hardy KenneyMarch 18, 2014Son ofDarren & Jody KenneyWyatt KolibabSeptember 20, 2014Son ofMichael & Sarah KolibabMikale Ryan Lewis KopitoskiFebruary 14, 2014Son ofRyan & Amber KopitoskiKapuaokalani JohnsonNovember 19, 2014Daughter ofKaniela & Jaysie JohnsonAriana Marie MacKenzie GouldingJuly 5, 2014Daughter ofChris & Crissie GouldingArdith Petunia Logan GraingerSeptember 19, 2014Daughter ofChris Grainger & Catherine LoganEvan Robert Dean GregoryMarch 16, 2014Son ofJamie & Tanya GregorySawyer Marie GruntmanMarch 11, 2014Daughter ofChad & Lisa GruntmanAshton Jeffrey JacksonSeptember 30, 2014Son ofKyle & Kelsey JacksonCaitlin Loyia GaliczFebruary 22, 2014Daughter ofBrian & Lindsey GaliczAllie Tyne GardinerMarch 17, 2014Daughter ofTyne and Nicole GardinerAshton William Adyn GeorgeMay 11, 2014Son ofShaun & Miranda GeorgeBentley Bishop GermainMarch 15, 2014Son ofMichael & Kelly GermainCorbin Cecil GoddardAugust 14, 2014Son of Shaun & Terra GoddardMarshall Karl FunkAugust 23, 2014Son ofRyan Funk & Laura KarlEmily Lynn FosterMarch 28, 2014Daughter ofBlair Foster & Christa ElliottPatrick William FosterJuly 2, 2014Son ofChris Foster & Tiffany BrownGrace Marie FowlerOctober 8, 2014Daughter ofJustin & Renee FowlerMason Melvin FrankJune 11, 2014Son of Nick & Krystle FrankKale Bruce EversonMarch 26, 2014Son ofDalen & Danielle EversonSarah Lilian FluneyNovember 18, 2014Daughter ofJohn & Jennifer FluneyLily Eve Ann DialNovember 26, 2014Daughter ofNathan Dial & Cassy ArnsJake Edward DickinJune 12, 2014Son ofScott Dickin & Amanda KinchAdam James DillmanMarch 9, 2014Son ofKevin & Kathy DillmanLandon Fletcher CorkumMay 23, 2014Son ofJason & Tiffany CorkumElla Marie CoxJuly 30, 2014Daughter ofRitney Cox & Brenda Cox/AustinAda Rose DelaneyAugust 24, 2014Daughter ofMatthew & Kyra (Leimert) DelaneyLakyn Marisa ClementsSeptember 28, 2014Daughter ofRussell & Jaclyn ClementsJacob James Dixon ColbergJanuary 17, 2014Son ofEric & Tina ColbergBrier Roebie BradleyApril 8, 2014Son ofToby & Donna BradleyLincoln Edward BrayfordSeptember 3, 2014Son ofMartin & Jeanna BrayfordSophie Dawn BurkMay 31, 2014Daughter ofWayd & Tamara BurkBrynleigh Anne CarrollAugust 27, 2014Daughter of Chris Suderman & Brianna CarrollCharlize Camryn BosovichMay 23, 2014Daughter ofCameron & Vanessa BosovichMadden Wayne AlbertNovember 19, 2014Son ofColby & Kristen AlbertMiya Lily BarsalouFebruary 15, 2014Daughter ofDonovan & Rachel BarsalouWyatt Xavier BelterMay 10, 2014Son of Vince & Jessica BelterJaxon Caleb BlaeserSeptember 18, 2014Grandson ofRon & Bev MundleEmilee Marie BoothMay 27, 2014Daughter ofBrad & Lisa BoothRED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 E3Celebrating the Babies of2014Matteo James SopkowJuly 16, 2014Son ofBrad & Jordana SopkowMason Victor SpadyJuly 20, 2014Son ofCraig & Kristen SpadyIssac William SchalkMarch 29, 2014Son of Seth & Shannon SchalkLogan Robert SilvernagleMay 9, 2014Son ofStu & Eloise SilvernagleKate Aubrey SopkowAugust 17, 2014Daughter ofMark & Tamara SopkowNaomi Janice Colette SalynSeptember 12, 2014Daughter ofDaryl & Megan SalynGrayson Chris Cahill SaringoJune 20, 2014Son of Jonah & Shannon SaringoFinnley Faith Maire SawulaJanuary 4, 2015Daughter ofRyan & Carrie SawulaKaylem Robert RothAugust 29, 2014Son ofDanny & Amanda RothMason James RoyNovember 10, 2014Son ofLuke Roy & Michelle StenhouseAJ Carson RadfordJuly 12, 2014Son ofChance & Telissa RadfordWyatt Stanley David RiederApril 23, 2014Son of David Rieder & Stacy DickKiren Peter RobertsJune 14, 2014Son ofBen & Jenessa RobertsKian William Roberts-MorsetteSeptember 7, 2014Son ofJimmy Morsette & Autumn RobertsNathan Alexander PfaffJune 5, 2014Son ofChris & Jen PfaffReneh Joy NicklomAugust 25, 2014Daughter ofTyler & Ashley NicklomTrace Harley NobleSeptember 2, 2014Son ofCurtis & Carla NobleJordan Kylie ONeillJanuary 17, 2014Daughter ofCraig & Heidi ONeillElliot Sidney ParsonsSeptember 1, 2014Son ofCory & Joanne ParsonsAria Jasmine Judith PetchJanuary 15, 2014Daughter ofTyler & Janelle PetchJamieson Patrick Nicholas MeeNovember 1, 2014Son ofJordan Mee & Courtney FouldsLily Elizabeth MoeSeptember 14, 2014Daughter ofBradley & Crystal MoeHazen William MorganJanuary 27, 2014Son ofKelsey Morgan & Shalynn JohnsonMason Donald MurtoFebruary 19, 2014Son ofJason & Courtney MurtoNate Brandon MusicFebruary 22, 2014Son ofMark & Kristin MusicDaxton Byron Steve McQuaidJanuary 1, 2014Son ofAaron & Amanda McQuaidArlo Jacob McAllisterSeptember 11, 2014Son ofKevin & Amy McAllisterRadie Jane McCreerySeptember 23, 2014Daughter ofAdam & Kim McCreeryIlayna Lexus McGillickySeptember 18, 2013Daughter of Travis & Beth McGillickyGwen Charlotte McPhersonDecember 3, 2014Daughter ofMike & Heather McPhersonAlexa Grace ManuelNovember 21, 2014Daughter ofNathan Manuel & Nikki CurtisElliot Maria MaracleJuly 16, 2014Daughter ofJordan & Jaymee MaracleMira Riann MacnaughtonJuly 4, 2014Daughter ofBrent & Sona MacnaughtonLucy Anna-Mary MahApril 6, 2014Daughter ofChris & Brigitta MahMadelyn Kenna MahJuly 22, 2014Daughter ofNick & Jessica MahDierks James LangJanuary 11, 2014Son ofRiley and Carly LangMakayla Chow LemusOctober 22, 2014Daughter of Andre Lemus & Melissa Chow-LemusDevin William MacDermidMay 29, 2014Son ofDave & Christine MacDermidLincoln Willem KorthMarch 5, 2014Son ofDavid & Cayenne KorthNasia Wendy May KoussourisMay 5, 2014Daughter ofGeorge & Kelli KoussourisE4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015Celebrating the Babies of2014Congratulations to all the new parents of 2014!Congratulations to theseBabies on ParadeWinners!Sarah Lilian FluneyNovember 18, 2014Daughter ofJohn & Jennifer FluneyConnor Evans WoodMay 9, 2014Son ofSean & Trina WoodCharlotte Camille WrightDecember 29, 2014Daughter ofCharles & Sheree WrightRylee Kim WeinkaufOctober 12, 2014Daughter of Jordan and Brittany WeinkaufRiley Rae WhiteJanuary 28, 2014Daughter ofJeff & Brittany WhiteRachel August WilliamsJuly 16, 2014Daughter ofDarren & Katherine WilliamsKinley Alexandra WilsonAugust 11, 2014Daughter ofNeil & Dawn WilsonConnor Evans WoodMay 9, 2014Son ofSean & Trina WoodRachael Lyla WarrenJune 9, 2014Daughter ofMark & Dolores WarrenQuinn Lawrence ToepferJanuary 25, 2014Son ofDoug & Alisha ToepferIliana Grace TurnerJanuary 3, 2014Daughter ofKyle & Liz TurnerDeziray Marie VogelaarMarch 20, 2014Daughter ofLenard & Angela VogelaarEmery Lee WalkerFebruary 3, 2014Daughter ofBrad & Summer WalkerLukas Richard SudeykoOctober 28, 2014Son ofMarshall & Jolene SudeykoHayden Carla ThompsonNovember 21, 2014Daughter ofJordan & Justine ThompsonKarleigh Elizabeth and Karson James St. GermainMay 24, 2014Daughter and Son ofShane St. Germain & Joanie KorthWeston Abel StewartJanuary 21, 2014Son ofTyler & Cassie StewartADVN150129_A01ADVN150129_A02ADVN150129_A03ADVN150129_A04ADVN150129_A05ADVN150129_A06ADVN150129_A07ADVN150129_A08ADVN150129_B01ADVN150129_B02ADVN150129_B03ADVN150129_B04ADVN150129_B05ADVN150129_B06ADVN150129_B07ADVN150129_B08ADVN150129_C01ADVN150129_C02ADVN150129_C03ADVN150129_C04ADVN150129_C05ADVN150129_C06ADVN150129_D01ADVN150129_D02ADVN150129_D03ADVN150129_D04ADVN150129_D05ADVN150129_D06ADVN150129_E01ADVN150129_E02ADVN150129_E03ADVN150129_E04