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United Way 2018 Campaign wraps up with a show of love for supporters

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  • From the Central Alberta United Way

    United Way Celebrates the Local Love Shown in Central Alberta

    United Way volunteers and supporters gathered Friday morning to enjoy a Community Celebration Breakfast.  This event – presented by RSM in partnership with the Radisson Hotel Red Deer, and Olymel – recognizes the support of Central Albertans and celebrates the impact that United Way is making across the region.

    The 2018 theme ‘Show Your Local Love’ was driven home this morning as many gathered to celebrate the incredible contributions of many supporters who have ensured visible and lasting change for our community.

    United Way’s campaign objective is always to raise as much as possible to maximize the impact in the community.  This year Central Albertans showed their local love by pledging $2 Million dollars in Central Alberta, with a few campaigns still to wrap up.  This generous support will allow United Way Central Alberta to support programs that address the unignorable issues in our community.

    “Thank you all for putting so much heart into making our 2018 campaign a success,” said Ron Sauve, volunteer Campaign Co-Chair. “We have acknowledged a few of our outstanding workplaces here today, but ultimately the success rests on the local love demonstrated by each and every one of you.”

    Among those awarded at the Community Celebration Breakfast were the top three fundraising contributors: NOVA Chemicals, MEGlobal and Alberta Health Services. The Rising Star Award went to Costco for continued growth in fundraising and participation, and the Innovation Award went to Scott Builders for their creative campaign initiatives.

    “Whether you participated in a workplace campaign, are a corporate donor, gave individually, or gave generously of your time to support United Way Central Alberta, thank you for showing your local love. Because of you, United Way Central Alberta is able to make a positive impact throughout Central Alberta,” said Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta. “Now it’s time for us toreview applications and make the difficult decisions about where to invest the dollars raised duringcampaign.”

    Community investments for 2019 will be announced in April.


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    Rimbey RCMP looking for thief with good taste in boats

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    Rimbey RCMP seek public assistance in locating stolen boat

    Rimbey RCMP are looking for public assistance in locating a boat that was stolen sometime between February 15, 2019, to February 23, 2019, from a rural property near Gull Lake, Alta.

    The boat is described as black with red trim 2016, 24 foot, F-24 Tomcat by MB Sports, with a 409 horse power engine. The hull identification number is MBZ061131516, and the boat is on a black trailer with vehicle identification number ending in EF005978.  The boat and trailer are valued at more then $100,000.  A photo of a boat matching the description of the stolen boat is attached.

    If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the stolen boat you can contact Rimbey RCMP at 403-843-2224, or your local police department. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.p3tips.com, or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through Apple App or Google Play Stores.


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    Edmonton hiker saved by SOS sign

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    Rocky Mountain House RCMP and Search and Rescue airlift man from Pinto Lake

    On March 13, 2019, an Edmonton man hiked in from Highway #11 near the Cline River to Pinto Lake on a camping trip.  A remote Forestry camera captured an “SOS” signature in the snow on Pinto Lake a number of days later, and as a result, the Rocky Mountain House RCMP were notified on March 18.  Further investigation revealed the individual was supposed to have returned to Edmonton on March 17, and was overdue.
    Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue, along with RCMP “K” Division Air Services personnel were deployed to Pinto Lake where the male and his dog were located at his camp in good health.  The male advised the RCMP he ran out of adequate resources, and was unable to successfully return to his vehicle.  He required assistance and stomped out an “SOS” signature in the snow on Pinto Lake, in an effort to get assistance.
    The male and his dog were airlifted from Pinto Lake back to the trailhead staging area.
    The Rocky Mountain House RCMP would like to remind the public to be adequately prepared for back country excursions and to preferably have a locating device in the event a rescue is required.


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