Monthly Archives: May 2015

Next week’s paper

The June 1st (JUNE! oh my!) issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald will feature Unity Western Days coverage, including the parade and rodeo, but also has:

  • a report from Wilkie’s own Rachel Cey, winner of a bronze medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair; and
  • a photo of Norman Carter students walking with Poplar Courts residents;
  • and a photo and thank you to Wiikie library volunteers.

Of course the police report is there too!

It seems every week there are more ads advertising yet another event in town – be sure to check them out!

 

RCMP Reports for May 5 to 11

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for May 5 to 11, 2015

Members issued a 72-hour roadside suspension when the vehicle driver blew a warning while providing a breath sample.

RCMP received a complaint of an enclosed trailer stolen from a residence back yard. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of the lock cut off of a recreation vehicle outside compartment. This matter is still under investigation.

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

RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter into a shop and playhouse at a residence. This matter is still under investigation.

The booth, shower house and tool shed were broken into at the Wilkie Regional Park. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of a break and enter at a business. This matter is still under investigation.

Two vehicle collisions with moose near Landis SK were reported. There were no injuries in either collision.

RCMP received a report of damage to a residence. This matter is still under investigation.

An individual reported that he was in the area as per his probation order.

Members issued a 60-day suspension when the vehicle driver blew a warning while providing a breath sample.

Police received a complaint of an unwanted individual at a residence. Members arrested the individual for being intoxicated in public and transported her to North Battleford cells to be released when sober.

There was a request to locate an individual. The individual was located.

RCMP received a report of theft of gas from a vehicle. This matter was unfounded as no gas was stolen.

Members received a report of a vehicle collision with a deer. There were no injuries.

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.

Town-wide garage sale today!

Remember – you never know what treasure you might find at a garage sale. Today is the annual town-wide garage sale in Wilkie!

garage sales

 

When you get tired and hungry, Wilkie Playschool, with the sponsorship of Delta Co-op and Country Ford, is hosting a lunchtime barbecue, from 11 am to 1 pm, at Country Ford.

And at the end of the day, when you have your treasures safely home and stowed away, remember that next door Unity is celebrating their annual Western Days with the rodeo starting at 5:30 pm.

Next week’s paper

A little bit about farming, a little bit about policing, a little bit about agricultural safety, a little bit about Unity Western Days, a little bit about football, a little bit about faith – just some of what awaits you in the May 25th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Be sure to check out:

  • the photo of our youngest ball players out on the diamonds;
  • the sendoff to retiring founding members of the Wilkie & District Health Foundation; and
  • details on the upcoming drama production at McLurg.

Add in Faith Matters, the RCMP report, a David Letterman inspired Top 10 and some ads for events upcoming in June and it’s another jam-packed paper full of local and area information.

 

RCMP Reports for April 28 to May 4

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS For April 28 to May 4, 2015

Wilkie RCMP are investigating a report of fraud.

Member initiated a traffic stop and executed outstanding warrants for the vehicle driver from North Battleford RCMP and Regina Police Services. The vehicle driver was issued a 72-hour driving suspension when he blew a warning while providing a breath sample and was also issued a traffic ticket.

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

A 72-hour roadside suspension was issued to a vehicle driver when he blew a warning during a traffic stop. The driver was also issued two traffic tickets.

Wilkie RCMP received a complaint of teenagers swearing at other teenagers. The matter is still under investigation.

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.

Crop Report for May 5 to 11

Significant seeding progress was made this past week.  Thirty-four per cent of the 2015 crop is now seeded, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report.  The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is nine per cent seeded.

Producers in the southwest are most advanced, with 61 per cent of the crop seeded.  In the southeast, 45 per cent is seeded; the west-central region has 26 per cent seeded; the east-central region 16 per cent, the northeastern region 13 per cent and northwestern region has 31 per cent seeded.

Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 10 per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate and 14 per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and four per cent very short.  Moisture conditions vary throughout the province.In parts of the southwestern and west-central regions, some moisture would be beneficial to get crops off to a good start.  Some areas in the southeast and in the east-central region, however, still have surplus moisture.

Cool weather has resulted in slow emergence of crops.  Some farmers have reported frost damage to emerged crops and alfalfa.

After the date of the report, in our area, equipment could be seen in the fields all weekend as farmers worked to get their crops in the ground.

Below, west of Wilkie, this tractor waits patiently for the farmer to return while a flock of snow geese in the background clean up the residue from last year’s harvest.

Farming in Saskatchewan

 

This week’s paper

Our page layout people did a fabulous job of creating a Western look for the May 18th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, all in honour of this week’s Unity Western Days. As for content, you will find:

  • an introduction to the five girls running for rodeo queen;
  • a list of the locals brave enough to throw their hats in the ring for Celebrity “Bull” Riding;
  • information important for residents from the town; and
  • another Wilkie hockey player success story.

Add in the editorial page, judges’ comments on the Press-Herald from the Saskatchewan newspapers’ awards night and the RCMP report and everyone should find something of interest in their local community newspaper!

Canada Road Safety Week

May 12-18, 2015 will mark Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Motorists are reminded to drive safe and be alert this long weekend as they begin their summer travels.

The Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP detachment will be actively supporting this traffic safety initiative. Expect to see police officers out and about conducting traffic stops pursuant to The Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Act this week.

Sgt. Grant Rusk also wants “to remind the motoring public that the speed limit when passing — both oncoming and overtaking stopped on roadside — emergency vehicles with their lights activated is 60 kilometres an hour. Tickets for violations of this speed limit start at $210 plus a $60 victim surcharge.

The tagline for Canada Road Safety week is “Drive safe. The life you save may be your own!” Drivers are encouraged to be sober and alert, ensure occupants are buckled up and children properly secured, remain focused on their driving and not be distracted when behind the wheel and to obey posted speed limits.

Below – an early evening traffic stop on Highway 21, north of Unity, SK.Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP