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RCMP Reports for July 11 to 17

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for July 11 to 17, 2017

RCMP received a complaint of fraud. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a Mental Health Act complaint. Members spoke with the subject of complaint.

There was a complaint of individuals yelling on the street late at night. Members patrolled but could not locate the subjects of complaint.

Members attended a fire at North West Terminal. It was not suspicious in nature.

RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision.  t was a minor collision that did not need to be reported to the police.

Members are investigating an incident of an individual breaching a supervision order.

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction in Unity.

There were also two traffic complaints and three false alarms.

Persons with information about crimes being committed 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 at1-800-222-8477, 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.

RCMP Reports for April 11 to 17

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for April 11 to 17, 2017

RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle. Members spoke with the registered owner who agreed to move the vehicle.

A 21-year-old Unity male was charged with assault after police received a complaint of assault.

Members received a complaint of a stolen cellphone. The phone was later located by the owner.

Police attended a workplace accident at North West Terminal. Emergency Medical Services transported an individual to Unity Hospital for medical treatment.  The incident will be investigated by Occupational Health and Safety.

RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter at Co-op Agro. There are no suspects at this time.

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction. Reported for information purposes.

Police received a Mental Health Act complaint. Members located the subject of complaint and transported the individual to Unity Hospital for assessment.  The individual was later transported to North Battleford Union Hospital for admission.

Members received a report of an individual displaying inappropriate hand gestures. Members spoke with the subject of complaint but the complainant declined to lay charges.

RCMP received a complaint of defamatory libel but it was unfounded.

Police are investigating a complaint of an individual hacking a FaceBook account belonging to another individual.

There were also two false alarms and one false 911 call.

Persons with information about crimes being committed 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 at1-800-222-8477, 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.

RCMP Reports for November 15 to 21

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for November 15 to 21, 2016

RCMP received a report of break-and-enters into two shops at two rural residences near Senlac, Saskatchewan. These matters are still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of disturbing the peace. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a report of a vehicle collision with a deer. Reported for insurance purposes.

Members acted as mediators in a property dispute between two individuals.

A 37-year-old male from Salvador SK was charged with assault after members received a complaint of assault.

Police received a complaint of a break-and-enter at a business in Unity. This matter is still under investigation.

Members received a report of a break-and-enter into a shop at a rural residence near Unity. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a complaint of public mischief but it was unfounded.

There was a report of a stolen quad but it was unfounded.

Members received a report of an open door at a business that was closed. A key holder attended to lock the door.

Police received a report of a fire at North West Terminal in Unity. The fire was extinguished by Unity fire department. No police action necessary.

A 55-year-old female from Regina was charged with three counts of assault after RCMP received a complaint of assault.

CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction at Unity.

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

Persons with information about crimes being committed 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 at1-800-222-8477, 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.

Grain transportation impacts local businesses

How have the grain transportation issues affected you? Please comment!

A simple drive down area grid roads will give you a good indication of the impact of the shortage in allocation of rail cars for grain. Even when still covered with snow or blending into the surrounding snowy landscape, long raised ridges reveal the presence of grain storage bags in many fields.

With bins still full from last year’s record crop, if farmers can’t make deliveries to terminals, they have nowhere else to put the grain.

North West Terminal CEO Jason Skinner said it was in December the rail car allocation began to drop. Comparing December 2013 to February 2014 with December 2012 to February 2012, the number of rail cars available has been “significantly” less.

North West Terminal, Unity, SKAs has been noted in numerous media reports on the issue, compounding the problem is the fact that demand to ship grain is high as a result of the record crops last year.

Skinner said the situation will definitely affect the bottom line for NWT. Like other grain companies, they are incurring demurrage costs and contract delay penalties. He also noted once shipping opportunities are lost, “you don’t get those back.”

The inability to deliver and sell grain affects cash flow for farmers and, with seeding time near and input bills coming up, the terminal gets many calls asking about the opportunity to deliver grain.

Senior editor Mark Szakonyi, based in Washington, D.C., covers railroads, U.S. transportation and trade policy, sourcing and ocean shipping for JOC.com. He reported NC president and CEO Claude Mongeau as describing the 2013-14 winter as “brutal and unusual.”

Mongeau also gave Szakonyi the following information on rail car issues in Canada: with extended cold periods over the winter, there was little opportunity for CN to make up delays; speeds had to be reduced by about 9 per cent; air brake systems malfunction in extreme cold, requiring trains to be shortened anywhere between 10 and 15 per cent.

With the railroads running shorter, slower trains, other businesses also have been affected. For example, Sifto Salt in Unity, SK, reports they have also been having trouble getting rail cars for shipping their bulk product.

How have the grain transportation issues affected you? Please comment!

NWT posts profitable financial results for 2013

 The board of directors of North West Terminal Ltd. is pleased to announce positive financial results for the company following operations in 2012-13. For the period beginning Nov. 1, 1012 and ending Oct. 31, 2013, NWT posted net revenues from consolidated operations of $133.5 million and an EBITDA of $9,136,654. This resulted in a net profit of $4,762,492, or $1.45 per share.

The financial performance of the company is behind the same period last year when the company posted revenues from operations of $132.7 million, an EBITDA of $11,422,627 and a net profit of $5,329,571, or $1.63 per share. Management reported earnings were down from the previous year primarily because of reduced shipping and tighter margins in both the grain and bio-products divisions. The overall reduction in profits was offset by dividends from investments and revenue from a leasing arrangement for the purposes of transloading crude oil.

“The board of directors is very pleased with the company’s financial performance,” says NWT’s President John Leier. “It should be noted that these results are for the past fiscal year. We are finding the current year somewhat more challenging with all the shipping delays that are being experienced. NWT continues to work hard on adding value and improving service for farmers from this region of the province. That is one of the major advantages of being a locally owned company as this is our primary focus.” Leier farms near Denzil.

North West Terminal

NWT is an independent farmer-shareholder owned company headquartered near Unity. It owns and operates an inland grain terminal and a bio-production facility at its Unity location.