Home Front – December 1

ermits are now available from the province for people wishing to cut their own trees for Christmas.

Cut your own tree

Permits are now available from the province for people wishing to cut their own trees for Christmas. Duncan MacDonnell, a Sustainable Resource Development Department spokesman, said the permit can be picked up at any resource department office for $5. The permit is valid for 30 days. Forestry officials will direct people to the most appropriate areas to cut trees. The land must be owned by the Crown and can’t be private property. Areas with early stages of regeneration must be avoided, MacDonnell said. Tree cutters are encouraged to search for trees up to two metres high. Cutting a tree without a permit is subject to a minimum $100 fine. For more information, go to www.srd.alberta.ca on the Internet.


Theo Fleury in Red Deer

Former Calgary Flames player Theoren Fleury, who alleges sexual abuse in his new memoir, will be in Red Deer on Dec. 16. Fleury will be on hand at 7 p.m. inside Chapters book store, where he will sign Playing with Fire. The undersized player, who won the respect of many Canadians for his prowess in the big leagues, tells of alleged abuse at the hands of Graham James. James, the now-infamous junior hockey coach, served some three years for 350 counts of sexual abuse against Fleury’s former teammate and friend Sheldon Kennedy. Fleury, 41, also played for the Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks before leaving the NHL in 2003. He recently made a comeback bid with the Flames, but didn’t make the team. This is the second book about Fleury’s life, following Fury, released in 1997, and which hid a lot of the problems Fleury was facing at the time.


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