Monthly Archives: December 2014

RCMP Reports for December 2 to 8, 2014

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 2 to 8, 2014

RCMP received a report of a dead deer on the highway. The Department of Highways removed it so police action was not needed.

Police received a complaint of theft. This matter is still under investigation.

Members received a complaint of snowmobiles driving close to the Bethany Enhanced Living building, disturbing the residents as the snowmobiles are noisy. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP received a complaint of harassing phone calls. This matter is still under investigation.

There was also one false 911 call and 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.

Last paper of the year is a “gooder”!

Plenty of reading and looking enjoyment in tomorrow’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Along with the regular section of the paper which will hold:

  • the usual RCMP Report, school news, editorial and financial pages, etc.;
  • the list of winners in the Suffern Lake Regional Park cash lottery;
  • photos from Wilkie’s late night shopping night and a Santa night photo; and
  • photos and coverage of the World Junior A Hockey game between Russia and Canada East, hosted at Unity, SK, December 12;

there are TWO ADDITIONAL sections loaded with Christmas greetings, Christmas stories, fun graphics, Christmas event photos such as from Mrs. Claus’s visit to the Wilkie SK library! If you’re a regular subscriber to the Press-Herald, a treat is in store for you. If you’re not a subscriber, you can buy a copy of this super-duper edition for only $1. Can’t beat that!

We’ve had plenty of fog which creates the need for caution when driving but also some incredible beautiful scenes with the multiple layers of hoarfrost it has been leaving behind.

Winter beauty

Travelling over the holidays?

For many of us, travelling to visit family and friends is an important part of the holiday season.  It is also important to be prepared for winter driving.

The Government of Saskatchewan issued a press release December 16, reminding everyone of a few practical tips to ensure a safe and happy Christmas and holiday season.

“Saskatchewan’s weather can change in a hurry,” Emergency Management and Fire Safety Commissioner Duane McKay said.  “We can wake up to a clear, sunny day and be in a blizzard by the afternoon. That is why it is important to be sure you carry survival gear in your vehicle.  Always be sure to check the Highway Hotline before leaving home.”

A basic vehicle kit should contain: food that won’t spoil such as; energy bars; water in plastic bottles; blankets; extra clothes; winter boots; a candle in a deep can and matches; a first aid kit; a seat-belt cutter; a shovel; a wind-up flashlight; a whistle; maps; sand, salt or non-clumping cat litter; antifreeze/windshield washer fluid; a tow rope; jumper cables; and reflectors, a warning light or road flares.

stay safe when travelling this winter!

RCMP Reports for November 25 to December 1, 2014

WILKIE SK REPORTS

Member assisted CP Police in an investigation.

RCMP received a report of a break and enter at Country Ford car wash. There are no suspects at this time.

Police charged a 26-year-old Macklin male with possession of cannabis marijuana and unauthorized possession of a firearm and during a traffic stop.

There was a complaint of harassing phone calls. Member informed the individual of how to utilize SaskTel to assist with the problem and requested that the individual record the dates and times of the phone calls. No suspects at this time.

RCMP received a complaint of food that had been tampered with. This matter is still under investigation.

There were also three 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.

Next week’s paper

We were going to say “Slowly the year is winding now” but then realized … Who were we kidding?! It’s not slow at all, but rather rushing towards us at breakneck speed. Next week will see the second last 2014 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald sent out and available in stores and Christmas is only 12 days away!

In next week’s paper you will find:

  • a detailed interview with a SaskPower representative regarding power outages;
  • advice on ways to give kids cash for Christmas;
  • updates on minor hockey, the Midget AAs and the Wilkie Outlaws; and
  • photos of presentations and details of donations made to local organizations.

Be sure to check out the ads this week too – there are some pre-Christmas and Boxing Day sales.

Although the sun may be late in getting up, when it does, it’s usually a beautiful sight! Looks like next week will be sunny and not too cold, so enjoy!

December in Saskatchewan

First provincial service club awards handed out

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Second Year

The first four recipients of the new Premier’s Service Club Award were announced December 9 and represent volunteer community organizations from Balgonie, Kipling, Meadow Lake and Weyburn.

New nominations are now being accepted for the award.  Voluntary, non-profit service clubs or fraternal organizations that meet to perform charitable work either by hands-on effort or by raising money for other organizations are eligible.  The nomination deadline for the second year of this award is Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

For a nomination form and a list of eligible organizations, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/premierserviceclubaward, contact the Protocol Office via email at honours@gov.sk.ca or call toll free at 1-877-427-5505.

Launched in late 2013, this new award was created to recognize the dedicated service clubs and fraternal organizations that help improve Saskatchewan’s quality of life by contributing to the province’s communities.  These groups are ineligible to receive group recognition under the other current provincial honours and awards programs.

“Saskatchewan is truly blessed to have such wonderful and dedicated local service clubs which help when people need it the most and make our communities better places,” Premier Brad Wall said.  “I look forward to seeing many more of these organizations recognized for their charitable work in the years to come.”

The award’s inaugural recipients, who will be presented certificates signed by the Premier, are:

  • Balgonie Elks No. 572;
  • Kipling and District Lions Club;
  • Meadow Lake Kinsmen and Kinettes; and
  • Young Fellows’ Club of Weyburn.

 

RCMP Reports for November 18 to 24

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS f0r November 18 to 24, 2014

RCMP transported an individual to North Battleford Union Hospital for assessment after receiving a Mental Health Act complaint.

Police received a report of a stolen truck that was later recovered in Maidstone, Saskatchewan. This matter is still under investigation.

A bicycle was located on an individual’s front lawn. The owner has not been located.

RCMP received a complaint of disturbing the peace. A member spoke to the subject of complaint about his behaviour.

Police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in a field. Members located the vehicle and spoke to the driver.

Police received a complaint of a broken rear window on a minivan parked in Wilkie SK. The matter is still under investigation and police are asking for information from the public.

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.

“Immunize or Mask” in all SK health care facilities

Starting Dec. 1, if you haven’t had your flu shot, you will have to wear a mask when you enter any Heartland Health Region facilities or sites where patient care and service is provided, r any other health care facilities in the Province of Saskatchewan.

If you are not immunized against the flu, you will have to keep wearing a mask while in patient care and service locations until April 3, 2015, the approximate end of the annual influenza season.

The expectation to ‘Immunize or Mask’ applies to all members of the public who come into hospitals, long-term care facilities, primary health care sites, public health locations and other sites where patients, residents or clients typically access health region care or services. It includes common areas in these facilities such as hallways, lobbies and waiting rooms, as well as patient rooms, wards, units, departments and other areas where patients, residents or clients typically access care or services.

All HHR employees and other health professionals, including physicians, are required to have their seasonal influenza immunization or wear a mask while in the health region’s patient care locations. Volunteers, students, vendors and contractors must also wear a mask in Heartland Health Region’s patient care locations if they have not received their seasonal influenza immunization. In the community, healthcare workers are required to be immunized or wear a mask when delivering care or service to patients or clients at home, or in public locations such as Wellness Clinics.

The requirement to be immunized or wear a mask is part of a new province-wide influenza immunize or mask policy in effect in all Saskatchewan health regions and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. The purpose is to further protect the health and safety of patients. It also serves to further protect healthcare workers, their colleagues, families, friends, and communities.

Dr. David Torr, consulting medical health officer for the region says “The number one prevention against influenza is to get your influenza vaccination every year. It is the best protection for you, your family, friends and communities from influenza.” Although the immunization cannot guarantee that you will not get the flu this season, it greatly reduces the chance you will get it and, if you do get the flu, the vaccine will likely reduce the length of time that you will suffer from the symptoms, as well as the strength of the illness. With vaccine, you will also spread less of the virus for less time to those around you, if you get it. It is also very important for everyone to always practise proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette, and not to visit patients and health care facilities when you are ill or just recovering.

It is not too late to get your flu shot. In Macklin, a clinic will be held at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Unity’s December clinic will be Dec. 18, at the health centre, from a to 7 p.m. From January 2015 to the end of March 2015, flu shots are available at your nearest public health office.

In Heartland Health Region facilities, surgical/procedure masks will be available for individuals who have chosen not to be immunized against influenza. Gel hand sanitizer, an additional tool to further minimize the spread of infections, is located throughout HHR sites. Instructions on how to properly put on and take off the masks will be posted.

December 8th Press-Herald

Along with plenty more dates to take note of as Christmas activities in and about town abound, you will find both inspiration and information in the December 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Here’s some articles to look for:

  • why disposing of garbage costs money, and information on the change to curbside pickup coming to Wilkie in 2015;
  • reaction from the victims of the recent thefts in our area as well as insurance tips from insurance brokers and theft prevention tips from the RCMP;
  • gift buying suggestions that will help local area non-profits – Roughrider calendars to benefit KidSport Unity and a new Chicken Soup for the Soul book for a donation to the Unity Community Resource Centre; and
  • warnings about thin ice on Scott Reservoir, East Killsquaw Lake and Bell Pond.

Hockey reports, the list of winners in the curling club’s trip of the month draws for 2014, the RCMP report, a Faith Matters column and more fill out the rest of the pages.