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RCMP seeking information regarding three separate incidents

The Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance with two ongoing investigations.

The most recent incident was a theft of tools which occurred some time overnight Friday, Aug. 22 to Saturday, Aug. 23 at Landis, Saskatchewan.

The suspect(s) entered a vehicle parked at a farm lot adjacent to the Grid Road 656 in Landis and stole over $5,000 worth of tools, including 10 battery powered and electric impact drivers, a blue 1500 watt generator, a black 3000 watt generator and a black battery charger/ engine booster, among other items. The majority of the tools were Dewalt, Makita or Mastercraft brand.

Earlier this month, specifically Monday, August 18, at around 3 a.m., a lone suspect gained access into a convenience store in Macklin, Saskatchewan, breaking the main entrance’s glass door using a crowbar. The suspect stole over 1,000 packs of cigarettes worth approximately $12,000.

This suspect is described as a heavier set male who was wearing grey sweatpants, a black or dark coloured sweater, a camouflage hat and white gloves. The suspect was driving what appeared to be a mid-2000s white four-door pickup truck.

If you have any information about either of these crimes or any other crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas, you are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com

Immediately to the north of Unity, Saskatchewan, Cut Knife RCMP are also seeking public assistance, with the investigation of a mischief. The incident occurred between Saturday, Aug. and Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Clayton McLain Memorial  Museum campground in Cut Knife where unknown suspect(s) displaced a railway push cart and overturned a dumpster.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Cut Knife RCMP at 306-398-3500, submit a Crime Stoppers tip online or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Cut Knife RCMP request assistance; Unity Reports for June 24 to 30

Cut Knife RCMP are seeking public assistance in the investigation of a break and enter incident that was reported on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014.   The Little Pine Days of Thunder Professional Chuckwagon event had just concluded.  A camper left behind for a few days was broken into while parked at the Little Pine First Nation horse track. The incident occurred between Sunday, June 8th and Wednesday June 11th.  Several saddles, horse tack and personal items were taken from the camper and the interior of the camper was vandalized.  No arrests have been made so far.

If you have any information about this crime please contact Cut Knife RCMP, submit a Crime Stoppers tip online or call Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477.


UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for June 24 to 30, 2014

Police attended the sudden death of a 55-year-old Unity male. The death was due to natural causes.

An adult bike was located in a resident’s back yard. The owner has not been located.

A railway crossing arm was broken when it was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle was gone on arrival and has not been located.

A child took a bike that was later returned to the owner. Members spoke to the child.

There was a report of broken locks at the Unity landfill where an individual dumped their garbage.

RCMP received two reports of a hit and run on a vehicle. There are no suspects for either hit and run.

Police received a dog complaint and spoke to the owner of the dog.

RCMP received a complaint of a break and entre at a rural residence. Old appliances and other miscellaneous items were stolen.

An elderly man was located walking on the road by Denzil. Police transported the disoriented male to Unity Hospital for assessment. Family members from Alberta came to assist the elderly man return to Edmonton.

There was a complaint of criminal harassment which was unfounded.

Police received a complaint of a stone thrown that damaged a window screen while an individual was cutting weeds. This is a civil matter.

RCMP received a report of children riding dirt bikes and quads north of the Town of Unity. Police would like to inform the public that riding ATVs in that area is prohibited.

There were also two false alarms, two traffic complaints and one false 911 calls.

RCMP Reports, May 6 to 12, 2014

NOTE: Cut Knife RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in solving an oil field theft of eight Weatherford hydraulic skids that are valued at approximately $4,000. The skids were stored on a farmer’s field near Baldwinton, Saskatchewan and theft occurred on or between November 2013 and April 2014. The hydraulic skids would only be useful in the oil patch and a picker truck or trailer with picker would have been utilized to move the skids. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cut Knife RCMP detachment at 306-398-3500 or Saskatchewan CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


RCMP received a report of an intoxicated female walking on the highway by Wilkie, Saskatchewan.

Police attended a truck fire on Highway 29 north of Wilkie. The vehicle had been reported stolen. North Battleford RCMP detachment is investigating.

There was a complaint of public mischief. This matter is still under investigation.

Members acted as mediators in an argument about material possessions between ex-spouses. This was deemed a civil matter.

Police received a report of four suspicious males attending a rural residence.

There was one false 911 call and one false alarm.

Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP members, along with the North Battleford Police Dog Services, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence in the Brentwood Trailer Park in Unity, the early morning hours of May 8.

As a result of this search, three Unity residents, a 41-year-old female, a 35-year-old male and a 22-year-old male, are facing various drug possession charges, including possession of methamphetamine (crystal meth), possession of cannabis marihuana and possession of cocaine. The 22-year-old is also charged with possession of a prohibited firearm. The three Unity residents were released on conditions and are to appear in provincial court in Unity June 16.

Unity RCMP detachment hosted a training exercise for members of the North/Central District RCMP Containment team in Unity May 12.

training exerciseUnity was selected on this occasion as members from the local detachment are part of this team. This training scenario selected for this exercise was that of a hostage-taking. The training exercise involved the deployment and tactical operations of containment team members to result in the successful resolution of the event.

The Unity RCMP would like to apologize to any residents of the community who were alarmed by this training exercise. The purpose of the training is to ensure the policing services provided by the local RCMP detachment is maintained at the highest standard.

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Unity’s Rodeo Queen contestants

Unity Western Days is fast approaching – May 30, 31 and June 1 – and that means our rodeo queen contestants are out and about selling tickets.

Each ticket you buy is a vote for the girl of your choice to be the 2014 Rodeo Queen. Tickets are only $1 each and will also be entered into a draw for $500, $300 and $150 Chamber bucks to spend at any store in Unity which is a Unity and District Chamber of Commerce member.

This year’s rodeo queen contest is a little different – only one girl from Unity SK is running, Sharlee Zazalak. Joining her are Shawna Meier from Tramping Lake, Luseland girl Philmena Evans and Cut Knife’s Tiffany Rea. Look for your opportunity to buy tickets in these communities, as well as from the contestants themselves. In Unity, tickets can be found at Our Drug Store and the Press-Herald office.

Rodeo Queen Contestant

Sharlee is 16 years old and in Grade 10 at Unity Composite High School. Her sponsor is the Unity branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Although she has seven older siblings, she’s the only one left at home, living on an acreage between Unity and Wilkie with mother Helena Long and step-dad John Gottschalk.

She’s  grown up around animals and loves spending time with them, including the current  goats, chickens, cats, dogs, horses and a duck.

In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, listening to music, snowboarding, playing basketball and spending time with horses. Sharlee wishes the other contestants luck, and hopes to see you all at the parade and the rodeo.

Rodeo Queen ContestantPhilmena is 19 years old and lives on a farm outside of Luseland. Her sponsor is Luseland Wild Life. She works at Luseland Family Foods. Her parents are Tammy Schroh and Craig Evans. She grew up in Ruthilda with three siblings, moving to Rosetown at 15 and Luseland when at 18. When she turned 19, she worked on a cattle ranch for the summer.

In her spare time, Philmena enjoys riding her horse and training horses. She saved her horse, Lucy, from a meat buyer when Lucy was four and trained her for barrel racing.

Philmena also wishes all the other girls good luck!

Rodeo Queen ContestantShawna attends Luseland School. She is 18 and lives on a farm just outside of Tramping Lake. Her father is Patrick Meier, a full-time farmer. She is “super excited “to be running for Rodeo Queen on behalf of Luseland OK Tire.

When not working part-time at the Golden Prairie restaurant in Luseland, she is at home, nursing sick calves or tackling one or two for an ear tag or needle. She spends lots of time in the months of April and May working with her 4-H calves. If not busy with the cattle, she’s working with her two horses.

Off the farm Shawna is the president of her school’s SRC, captain of the volleyball team and she referees volleyball games when needed.

Shawna loves rodeos and her dream is to one day be able to barrel race in rodeos. She wishes all the other contestants good luck and looks forward to seeming them at the rodeo!

Rodeo Queen ContestantTiffany and her fiancé farm just south of Cut Knife. They have a grain farm and are very active in the Cut Knife Community. Sponsored by Red Leaf Landscaping, she is a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful children and has also worked as a special care aid at Battlefords District Care Centre. She loves sharing lively discussions with the elderly who “have a wealth of knowledge to share.”

She believes she is meant to work with horses and has been active in 4-H, both as a member and a leader, and takes part in team penning with Rocky, her blue roan quarter horse.

Tiffany has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Saskatoon and Search and Rescue in the Battlefords as she believes giving back to your community is tremendously important. Excited about running for Rodeo Queen, she too wishes the other contestants good luck.


Midget AA Lazers

With nine returning players after icing a “very young team last year,” manager Dwayne Scott expects to see the Unity Midget AA Lazers “definitely improve” from last year.Midget AA Lazers

The final cuts were made after an exhibition game played against Meadow Lake, in Unity, Sept. 29. The nine veterans on the team will be joined by five first-year midgets. Players come from the communities of Unity, Wilkie, Luseland, Kindersley, Macklin, Neilburg and Kerrobert.

Scott said traditionally the teams in the eastern part of the province are very strong although, until he sees this year’s teams, he can’t say for sure what will happen this year. Nevertheless he expects the Midget AA Lazers to be “in the middle of the pack or higher” this year.

The midgets will play in the Centre Four Hockey League again. They open the regular season with back-to-back home games against Prince Albert, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2:15 p.m.

In the exhibition game, the Lazers beat Meadow Lake 8-3.

Local players

Assistant captains Devan Bertoia and Blake Robertson are both Unity boys and are joined on the team by Brandt Bertoia. Players from Wilkie and Luseland are Kirklan Glassford and Tyson Logan Munt. Ryan Donald of Rockhaven and Zach Herle of Neilburg are both attending school in Unity as well as playing with the Lazars. Cut Knife’s Dax and Declan Desmarais are also on the team.

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Unity Midget AA Lazers

New principal at UPS

By Sherri Solomko

Karalyn Brown, who grew up on a farm near Baldwinton and has been the principal and teaching at Cut Knife Elementary School, will be the new principal at Unity Public School, following the retirement of Doug English this past June.

Karalyn, along with husband Evan and children – Raedyn, 12, going into Grade 7, and Megan,9, going into Grade 4 – are moving to Unity.

Karalyn, who taught Grade 6 at UPS in 1999-2000, said, “UPS has a great reputation so I am excited about the chance to work here once again!”

Along with sitting at the principal’s desk, Mrs. Brown will be teaching one class of Grade 6 ELA, as well as a little bit of kindergarten.

When asked what some of her favourite things to do at school were, Karalyn replied via email, “I just enjoy being with the kids – whether it is in the gym, outside at recess or visiting the classrooms. I enjoy listening to their stories (quite often rather entertaining!) and getting to know them.”

For more on Karalyn Brown, the new UPS principal, please see the August 26 issue of the Press-Herald.