Monthly Archives: January 2015

The time has come – curbside pickup in Wilkie, Scott and Landis

By now, everyone should have their black and blue bins, delivered to Wilkie, Scott and Landis households by Lorass Environmental Services.

The black bin is for household garbage and when you place the bin on the street for pickup by Lorass, the one main requirement is that the lid be closed. The blue bin will be used for recyclables and, again, when placed on the street, please ensure the lid is properly closed. A schedule of the pickup for household garbage and recyclables is available at the town office.

First pickup of household waste will be Tuesday, February 3.

Note that there are no changes to recyclables that can be taken to SARCAN. Remember SARCAN is a very vital part of our community and continues to accept and recycle items such as milk cartons, pop cans, bottles and electronics.

With the per capita rate increasing substantially for the Town of Wilkie to continue as part of the West Yellowhead Waste Resource Authority, town council and administration considered their options and, as explained in a public town hall meeting November 19, 2014, made the decision to move to curbside waste and recycling services for all residential properties in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The Town of Scott and Village of Landis followed suit.

A representative from Loraas attended a second public meeting in Wilkie, held January 15, to explain their curbside pickup program and to answer questions. If anyone still has questions or needs further information, please stop in at or call the Wilkie town office, 843-2692.

Wilkie town councillor Kathy Heilman noted, “Wilkie has been a leader for a number of years in the recycling and new initiatives for waste management and the council is confident that the community will continue to take the lead in this very important venture.”

Next week’s paper

No soup and no nuts, but Monday’s issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald does include everything from school lockdown procedures to hockey to dinosaurs.  Check out:

  • detailed interviews with school division staff on how schools and staff prepare for emergencies, such as the one earlier this month at St. Mary’s School in North Battleford;
  • what the playoff breakdown looks like for the SWHL and the Wilkie Outlaws;
  • details on Scotty T. Rex’s upcoming visit to the Unity museum; and
  • find out about business loans available in Wilkie SK – maybe it’s time for you to start that dream business, or expand your existing business?

There’s also an article on the upcoming celebration and book of “100 years of Outlaw Terror,” along with the RCMP Report, a new Faith Matters column, movie reviews and more.

100 Years of Outlaw Terror

RCMP Report for January 6 to 12, 2015

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for January 6 to 12, 2015

RCMP received a complaint of defamatory libel. The information was sent to Saskatoon Police Services.

A 24-year-old Wilkie female was charged with driving while disqualified during a traffic stop.

Police received a complaint of damage to a vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.

There were also two traffic complaints.

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.

Team Laycock in Wilkie

Saskatchewan’s awesome Team Laycock in Wilkie?! Wow!

Brier curlers in Wilkie SK

Congratulations and well done to the members of the Wilkie Curling Club, under the direction of Tracy McKenzie and her helpers, who made the Team Laycock and Decisive Farming day of curling lessons, excellent lunch and great game on January 18 such a success! Everyone was very, very impressed with Team Laycock and all the advice they were able to give the young curlers.

Please see next week’s paper (January 26th edition of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald) for a write-up and group photo. The following week the local team who played the Laycock rink in the afternoon “skins” game will be pictured in the February 2nd issue. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of our local youth learning from some of the best!

Team Laycock in Wilkie SK sweeping pointers

Hockey reports, Team Laycock visit and more

The last issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for the month of January is already on its way. Making it even harder to believe that it’s nearing the end of January is the March-like weather out there!

In the paper next week, you will read:

  • about a town donation to COPPS;
  • a story on Team Laycock’s visit to Wilkie and Unity where they worked with young curlers, and in Wilkie played a skins game with some locals;
  • how stressed out farmers are as a result of government red tape; and, of course,
  • the latest RCMP report, the SWHL report and more.

 

RCMP Report for December 30 to January 5

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 30, 2014 to January 5, 2015

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

Police charged a 46-year-old Wilkie female with failing to comply with a probation order after she was located consuming alcohol when she was on conditions to abstain from the possession and use of alcohol. Members also executed warrants for her arrest out of Maidstone RCMP Detachment.

There was a complaint of assault but the complainant declined to lay charges.

RCMP completed a welfare check on an individual at the request of a family member and transported the individual to hospital for assessment.

Police issued a 72-hour driving suspension to a female after it was discovered that she was driving under the influence of drugs.

Members responded to a breach of peace complaint. Members transported the complainant to hospital for assessment.

RCMP spoke with an individual about child custody issues.

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.

Upcoming paper

Mid-January already, and you can look forward to a well-balanced paper this week. Some of the features in the January 19th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald include:

  • a report on a new adult housing complex coming to Unity, SK;
  • an article on Wilkie’s Citizens on Patrol Program – 10 years of service to the community;
  • details on criteria for nominations for Unity’s Sports Wall of Fame – new inductions are being planned for 2015 and nominations will be accepted until February 6; and
  • an introduction to the new director on the board of North West Terminal;

along with the RCMP Report to January 5th, museum news, hockey reports and high school basketball photos and updates.

RCMP Reports for December 16 to 29, 2014

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 16 to 23, 2014

RCMP received a report of loud yelling coming from a residence. Members attended and spoke to the subject of complaint, who was alone in the residence, and requested he keep the noise to a minimum.

Members assisted an individual in locating a towing company after the tire fell off his vehicle as he was travelling on Highway 14 to Wilkie.

There was a report of an assault but it was unfounded.

RCMP attended a vehicle fire on Highway 29 north of Wilkie SK. There were no injuries and the fire was not suspicious in nature.

Police charged a 60-year-old Wilkie male with mischief after receiving a complaint that he was shooting a residence’s Christmas lights with an air rifle.

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for December 24 to 29, 2014

RCMP served a subpoena to an individual living in the area at the request of Saskatoon Prosecutions Office.

There was a report of a railway crossing malfunction.

Police received a complaint of drug paraphernalia located in a rental residence. This matter is still under investigation.

A member acted as a mediator between a couple having a disagreement.

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.

The paper next week

As the rundown to hockey playoffs ramps up and Minor Hockey Week is observed in Canada, the January 12th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald features its annual salute to Minor Hockey. Team photos of the minor hockey teams in both Unity SK and Wilkie SK, along with a short history of the Ceys playing hockey in Wilkie and a mid-season report on standings for the Unity Lazer teams.

But that is not all! Oh no, that is not all! You can also read about:

  • the thoughts of former hockey referee Fred Winterhalt as he retires from officiating;
  • an opinion on nursing home care, contrasting personal experience with recent negative reports in mainstream Saskatchewan media;
  • the science of fog and hoar frost; and
  • who won the first Ring in the New Year lottery.

Below, referee Fred Winterhalt skates up the ice watching the play during the last game of his officiating career, December 7, 2014, in Unity, a Midget A game between the Unity Lazers and the Macklin Mohawks.Hockey referee Fred Winterhalt