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RCMP Reports for October 27 to November 2

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for October 27 to November 2, 2015

RCMP received a complaint of fraud. Information sent to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Members responded to a complaint of assault. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of a hit and run causing damage to a vehicle. Reported for insurance purposes.

CN Police reported a malfunction with a railway crossing arm.

There were also two traffic complaints, one false 911 call and one false fire alarm.

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 7 to 13

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for April 7 to 13, 2015

RCMP received two separate complaints of fraud. Both matters are still under investigation.

There was a traffic collision between two semis in a parking lot. There were no injuries and no charges were laid.

Police received a request to locate an individual. The individual was located.

RCMP received a complaint of the theft of fuel from a gas station. This matter is still under investigation.

Members assisted emergency medical services staff with an intoxicated individual.

Police assisted Unity fire department with a grass fire at Adanac, near Unity, Saskatchewan.

There were also two false alarms.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas 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.

Midget AA Lazers in finals for double banners

The Unity Midget AA Lazers are playing for a provincial banner, going up against the Notre Dame Hounds in the final. They also have advanced to the Centre Four Hockey League final.

REMAINING HOME GAMES: In provincials, the Unity, SK Lazers host the Hounds Saturday, March 29, at 4 pm while, in league, a tentative game 3 – if needed – against Beardy’s has been scheduled for Friday, March 28, at 7:30 pm.

These photos are from the second northern provincial final against the Saskatoon Icehawks, which the Lazers won 3-0. They were tied at 4-4 with the Icehawks going into the second game of the total-point, two-game series. Justen Close, shown in the first photo shaking hands with the linesman after the game, had the shutout, stopping 29 shots.

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League done but still in provincial final – Unity Midgets

Although the Unity SK Midget A Lazers lost the Hi-way 14 Hockey League final series to the Kerrobert Tigers, they still are on the trail to a possible provincial banner. The Lazers won the northern final, beating Melfort 6-3 in the two-game, total-point series, to advance to the provincial final against Yorkton.

Photos are from the March 16 game against Melfort.
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The Press-Herald next week

Monday’s Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald has a little bit of everything – news, opinion, sports, arts, new ideas, personal interest stories, pretty pictures, upcoming events, job opportunities, special sales and important information!

  • wilkie-unity newspaperIn the important information category, April will see some changes downtown as stores in Unity, Saskatchewan – the Delta Co-op grocery, Family Foods and Our Drug Store – will no longer be staying open Thursday evenings – check out their ads for the new hours for each specific store ;
  •  news items include local impacts of the grain transportation crisis and Delta Co-op’s annual general meeting and review of their 2013 year;
  • opinions on this week’s provincial budget;
  • hockey updates as the Miners, Peewee Lazers, Midget AA Lazers and Midget A Lazers are all in final playoff series, whether league or provincial;
  • find out who the adjudicators will be for the upcoming Unity Music Festival;
  • read a heartwarming story about a very unique birthday present idea.

And that’s not all – basketball wrap-up, information about the possibility of a highway digital billboard for Unity (come to Wednesday’s chamber meeting, 11:30 am, co-op board room to learn more about that one), information on eating disorders, Cindy Vanderlinde tells us about Disability Savings Plans, recognition of a veteran, the ever-popular RCMP report and more! You don’t want to miss next week’s paper; it really does have something for everyone!

Growing Up Digital – advice for parents

Ramona StillarThree main themes emerged from Ramona Stillar’s presentation to parents who attended the first Growing Up Digital presentation at St. Peter’s School in Unity, Sask.,  Feb. 27 – we have to teach kids not to share too much, kids will make mistakes which need to be forgiven, and the opportunity the Internet gives kids to change the world.

(If you missed this one, you can still come to the next session, Thursday, March 27, 7 pm, at St. Peter’s School where Stillar will walk parents through a variety of specific social networks. Bring your phone, tablet or laptop!)

Part of being safe online relates to life skills. Stillar spoke about the seven Cs – competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control. For example, it takes confidence to not share too much online. Learning how to cope with stress, such as a fight with a friend, might include not posting derogatory things online about that friend.

Stillar pointed out sometimes children will forget about setting privacy settings. As a result, they may not be sharing information or photos with who they think they are.

Everyone needs to understand the online audience is real and includes many more people than actual friends.

Stillar asked how many parents knew someone who, when younger, had mooned people on the street from a car or school bus window. The only difference today is the size of the audience. Yesterday it was the people on the street at that point in time; today it can be thousands and even millions of people.

“Kids will make mistakes! And we have to forgive them … How would you deal with it if it wasn’t online?” The behaviours are the same; it is the bigger audience that is the difference.

Another example Stillar raised was drinking at university: “We all know kids have been doing that for decades.” She hopes adults, including university officials and future employers, understand “that is not what that kid is going to do forever…. A mistake online, even though the audience is larger, shouldn’t be game-changing for them.”

Part of growing up is making mistakes and learning from them. Parental forgiveness is important.

Young people are digitally fluent. They know their way around the Internet and how to find information, images and videos. The focus though tends to be looking at what others have created.

Stillar said, “Right now most of us are consumers of information on the Internet. The vast majority of us need to start thinking more in terms of producing … because that’s where the power is.”

She urged parents to help kids understand they can create and produce content for an audience we as parents never had the ability to reach. They can control what goes online and they can influence world-wide change. Marc and Craig Kielburger, We Day founders, are great examples.

Credit: pingdom.comAsked about specific social media sites, Stillar said, “I can guarantee you that as soon as parents are on Snapchat, kids will be off it and on to the next thing. You do have to realize as parents that you can arm yourselves with all the information, you can get yourselves on all those social networks, you can start leveraging them and using them for your businesses and the work that you do but, at the end of the day you will never, ever be able to keep up with all the other apps that are going to come out.”

That’s why teaching children how to be safe online, and do well in life generally, is so important.

Stillar’s next presentation will be March 27, in workshop format as parents learn to use some of the most popular online social media sites. An April session will focus on cyberbullying.

RCMP Report for March 4 to 10

RCMP Report for Unity, SK, March 4 to 10, 2014

A small amount of cannabis marihuana and drug paraphernalia were located in a vehicle and seized by police during a traffic stop. Vehicle occupants were warned. No charges were laid due to the small quantity of the drug.

There was one false 911 call.

Police received a request to patrol to locate a deer in town to ensure it did not harm anyone. Patrols were made but the deer was not located.

RCMP received two separate complaints of uttering threats. One matter is still under investigation and the other was unfounded.

Police received a report of criminal harassment. This matter is still under investigation.

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

A 20-year-old female was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop.

RCMP received a noise complaint. Members spoke to the subject of complaint about the noise.

There were five traffic complaints.

Members located alcohol in a vehicle during a traffic stop and issued a ticket to the vehicle driver.

RCMP attended a family dispute in Denzil.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity area are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at (306)228-6300. 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

Scenes from Unity’s 2014 skating carnival

At the Movies in Unity, Saskatchewan – March 7, 2014

carnival intro

figure skating trio

Chicago – All That Jazz

sister act

Teen Beach Movie – Oxygen

sister act II

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Twilight solo

Twilight soloTwilight – A Thousand Years from Twilight. Figure skating solo






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figure skating group number

Saturday Night Fever – Staying Alive

little skaters

The Lion King – Circle of Lifefigure skating number

Slap Shot – Good Old Hockey Game
figure skating duo

Happy Feet – Hit Me Up

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Austin Powers

 figure skating solo

Demons Solo – Courtney’s last year with the Unity Skating Club
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After all the skating was done, it was time for the traditional after-carnival group photo.

Unity Museum News – St. Patrick’s Day supper Monday

The summer season is fast approaching so the Unity Museum in Unity, SK, is starting to stir.

Our first big fundraiser of the year is upon us. March 17, we are holding our annual St Patrick’s Day supper at the Adanac Hall. We decided to change it up for this year and we hope you will come to support us. We are serving some good old beef stew with biscuits, scones or buns, and a very good salad, and some great tasting desserts. The cost is $10 a plate and the tickets are on sale, so contact Bill Meek or Jim Sego for tickets.

There will be entertainment too, so a very fun filled evening is planned with lots of great food. Hope to see you there and remember we only have 80 tickets for sale.

We are also in the need of someone for summer staff. This entails tours/guiding; cleaning of buildings, a few office duties and maybe some gardening/watering. Our senior summer worker will unfortunately be away in May and maybe into June before she will be back to do some of the office/donation duties. If you are interested, please send us your resume, ASAP, to UDHM at Box 852, Unity, SK. S0K 4L0.

Resumes should be in before April 15 for interviews. The hours during the month of May will be longer as the buildings need to be prepared for opening day, then you will work 2-5 p.m. weekdays. We hope to get volunteers to do the weekends so the museum can be open seven days a week.

Canada Day at the museumQuite a few long-time projects were completed last year at the museum, but there are always other projects added. Our two one-room schools need some TLC. The stucco needs to be crack-filled, then painted before we end up doing some major reno’s on them. The trim on them also need some painting done. We just need to find some able bodied workers for this project as our members are unable to this job alone.

The men at the shop also have a few projects lined up for this year – some tree stump removals, spraying of machinery row and tidying up at the south end of the grounds. Some of the boardwalk needs to be replaced as the bottom runners have rotted away, and then there is the July 1 celebration events that need to be planned as that is fast approaching. So there is much to plan and do.

We are still looking for new members so, if you are interested, please contact one of the museum members to see what it entails. It includes things such as attending monthly meetings, volunteering at said functions in whatever capacity you can to help us out or just being the best PR person you can be for UDHM and the Town of Unity. Our grounds and buildings are a Saskatchewan Attraction and a part of Tourism Saskatchewan, and we are very proud of them.

We do look forward to seeing and hearing from you this summer. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you from Unity and District Heritage Museum.

Parkview Place Olympic Games

Sochi, Russia was not the only place people were attempting to prove who was fastest and strongest in February. Parkview Place in Unity, SK, held their own Olympic Games the week of Feb. 17.

To open the games, Victoria McCubbing, 100-years-plus, carried the torch into the common area, escorted by Cst. Tufts dressed in his formal RCMP red serge uniform. The torch “burned” bright all week.

Instead of representing countries, residents were divided into two teams – North Parkview and South Parkview. North Parkview was the overall winner with 349 points at the end of the week, to South Parkview’s 318.

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The “Olympic flame” burns brightly in the lobby at Parkview Place Feb. 20. Residents seen in the background are competing in carpet bocci.

There were six events, spread out over the week. Parkview Place manager, Sharon Del Frari described them: “Bean bag baseball was very challenging. Extra points for a home run (5) and 2 points for getting the opposing team’s player ‘out’ and 1 point per base. Next was carpet bocci, harder than it sounds. Ladder toss went over very well. Over the weekend was puzzle building. Each team had a 1,000 piece puzzle to do. South Parkview managed to finish their’s by 9 a.m. on Monday morning!”

Two walking events bookended the week, one Feb. 17 and one Feb. 24. Extra points were given for using the treadmill and for walking outside.

RCMP Cst. Macdonald attended the closing ceremonies Feb. 24, which included a medal presentation, cake and coffee.

Despite the cold and snow, Parkview residents were able to get together to enjoy some new challenges, camaraderie and exercise, and now they even all have Olympic medals to show for it!