There are lots of lots of good advice for having a safe and fun Halloween, but here are a few tips you might keep in mind:
You know the rule about not taking candy from strangers? Well, that rule doesn’t apply for the Halloween tradition. But remember, once trick or treating is over, it’s right back to the following that rule again!
Expect a, “BOO!”
Some people really like to have fun with kids when they come to their door. They might dress up and may even say, “BOO!” and try to scare you. People have even dressed in costumes and then blended themselves in the decorations on their porch. So, know this is all part of the fun! Continue reading
World Cup of Hockey
The World Cup of Hockey is back! Basically, the NHL is trying to make the World Cup of Hockey the replacement for Olympic Hockey because there is a chance that we won’t see NHL players in the Olympics anymore. Continue reading
Crazer here! Just want to make sure that all of you crazy dawgs are still kickin’ it hi-core. I totally met this sweet dude named Lockey. He was a competitive wakeboarder a few years back! That’s one rad sport fo’ shiz homies! I asked him a tad about the world of wake boardin’ and he told me all about it! Continue reading
When you’re done eating your lunch at school, do you throw what you didn’t eat in the garbage? Do you often throw food out instead of saving it or putting it in the compost?
Food thrown into the garbage becomes waste and this waste creates greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gases are a major contributor to the change in the climate. Food waste also uses precious land and water. Because it is getting to be such a big problem in the world, the United Nations has begun a new global campaign. It is, “Think Eat Save”. Here is how it works: Continue reading
COMMUNITY SAFETY Series
by Constable Steve Holmes
Puppies start police training very young by learning to obey commands and paying attention to what he is being taught. The pup doesn’t know it, but he is being watched very closely to see if he ‘has the right stuff’ to be a great police dog. He is also checked to make sure he stays healthy and is growing strong. Not all puppies are cut out to be police dogs. Those that don’t make it are given to loving homes. Those that do make it go on to formal police dog training in Innisfail Alberta, home of the R.C.M.P. dog training facility. Continue reading
For all you who don’t know how the plus-minus works, players who are on the ice when their team scores, receive a plus. Players who are on the ice when their team gets scored on, receive a minus. What I don’t understand is how come players who are in the penalty box when their team gets scored, don’t receive a minus? And how come a player who draws a penalty which their team scores on, does not earn a plus? Those players are a key reason why their team scored, or was scored against. Isn’t that what the plus-minus is all about?
The name’s Jerry, but you can call me your new personal trainer. Playtime’s over, it’s Jerry time! I’m going to teach you the secret to looking as ‘Jerry’ as can be. Turn up your favorite jam and let’s boogie!
Jumpin’ Jerry Jacks
I named this one after… you guessed it, ME!!! Grab your timer and see how many jumping jacks you can do in 2-4 minutes.
- If you’re a wee lizard, then start with 2 minutes
- If you’re a cobra, then muster it up for 3 minutes
- And if you’re a T-Rex, then go for 4 minutes and don’t look back!
They’d better be quick if you wanna look sharp! And remember to count how many you do before the timer goes off. Don’t start until I say so…are you ready? Okay…. GO!!! 1 – 2 – 3 – 4. That’s right, snap those french fries. Keep it up!
When you’re done, let’s do a bit of a cool down: Continue reading
K-ZAAHHH! Whatsup my home dawgity dawgs? I’ve been gettin’ some cool letters and wanted everyone to read how different kids are kickin’ in their hoods! Check these out!
“Hi, Crazer! My name’s Robbie and I’ve been practicing really hard to make it to the team of the Vermilion Tigers. I’m really excited for the hockey season to start, even though I’m mad that summer ended early. I’ve never been in hockey and can’t wait for tryouts. Thanks!” Robbie, Age 10
Rob, my man! I bet you made the team and now you’re cuttin’ the ice! Hockey is one of my most fad winter sports too! Keep gettin’ on the gear and doin’ the best for your team! Thanks for the rad letter! Continue reading
COMMUNITY SAFETY Series
by Constable Steve Holmes
Late at night, a police officer is dispatched to a residential break-and-enter in progress. Upon arrival, the officer finds that the culprits are gone and the shaken homeowner states that the three males in dark clothing took off across his backyard. The quick-thinking officer calls on his radio:
“Dispatch, this is Alpha one. Do we have a dog available?”
“10-4 Alpha one. Echo 5 and Grief are on their way to your location.”
Within minutes, Echo 5, which is the Police Services Dog vehicle, arrives with the two very eager officers, the dog handler, and his dog Grief. The investigating officer updates the dog handler as to where the suspects were last seen and their last known direction of travel. The officer has also advised other police units in the area who, by now, have set up in a box pattern in the vicinity of the home to ensure the suspects don’t get far. Continue reading
“Hi! My name is Slate and I’m nine years old. I play on two baseball teams, Rampage and The Giants. Rampage is a ‘Super League Travel Team’ and we play a couple of games on Saturdays as far away as 120 miles from where I live. On my Giants team, we play at home against other teams in my town. Both teams prepare me to be on the All-Star team for my age group, after our final tournaments are over for the season.
Other sports I like to play are football and basketball. I play football on the school field with my friends. I have a hoop in my backyard to play basketball, and I also go to a church that is close to our house because it has a full-sized court.” Continue reading