Monthly Archives: July 2016

River cleanup prompts RCMP warnings/requests

With cleanup of the oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River ongoing, RCMP are issuing a couple of warnings.

For motorists using Highway 21, Maidstone RCMP would like to advise that the speed limit on the river hill on Highway 21 at the North Saskatchewan River (Toby Nollet Bridge) has been reduced to 60 KM/HR as a temporary site of operations for the river cleanup has been established there. The site is set up on the east side of Highway 21 at the North Saskatchewan River and there is a significant amount of vehicle traffic coming on and off the highway.

The site has been identified as a road hazard and the speed zone has been changed accordingly by the Department of Highways. At this time, there is no end date for the speed zone change.

The Maidstone RCMP are undertaking traffic safety initiatives in the area including check stops and speed enforcement. They ask that you please obey the signs and posted speed as it may prevent a serious collision and save a life.

FYI, the average speeding ticket for somebody going 20KM/HR over the posted speed limit is $130.

Below: RCMP photo of a cruiser beside the road hazard sign on Highway 21.

RCMP cruiser - road hazard sign

For boaters: The Maidstone RCMP and Battlefords RCMP are both cautioning recreational boaters and users of the North Saskatchewan River to be mindful of the ongoing cleanup. There are several temporary operational sites being used, five of which are along the river between Maidstone and the Battlefords.

Several boats are often the water at this time from different agencies as part of the cleanup procedure. Please be respectful of those working on the river.

Tomorrow’s paper

You will want to catch up on all the local news in the July 29th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald – there won’t be another community newspaper out until August 19 as the Press-Herald staff will be enjoying their summer break for the next couple of weeks.

In the July 29th Press-Herald, look for these highlights:

  • an article on the proposed Official Community Plan for Wilkie;
  • photos from the local pools and information on National Drowning Prevention Week;
  • a photo showing the progress inside the Saskcan Community Centre; and
  • more details on the conversion of the Wilkie liquor store from a public to a private enterprise.

Below – learning how to swim through rough water at the Wilkie swimming pool:

at the Wilkie swimming pool

RCMP Report for July 5 to 11

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for July 5 to 11, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of a stolen truck in Landis, Saskatchewan. Sometime between 11:30 pm on July 5 and 12:30 am July 6, a vehicle was stolen from a business located on Main Street in Landis, Saskatchewan. The stolen vehicle was a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 with Saskatchewan license plate 717IUI. The vehicle is described as a grey four-door pickup truck with a tonneau cover and a sunroof. This matter is still under investigation.

There was also one false alarm.

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.

Friday’s paper

The July 22nd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is small but mighty with coverage of:

  • Heartland Health Region’s new budget;
  • Senlac’s 100 years’ celebration and homecoming;
  • the lure of fishing; and
  • an article on what goes into preparing to host a Western Canadian event (which will happen in Unity August long weekend).

And yes, there’s a new police report, information on a “CRA” scam and a Brewers’ update too as NSRBL teams start playoffs this week.baseball fence

RCMP Reports for June 28 to July 4

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 28 to July 4, 2016

RCMP have received a few phone calls reporting the CRA Scam. Information sent to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Members charged a 46-year-old male from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, with impaired operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop. The individual also had outstanding warrants which were executed.

Members acted as mediators in a disagreement between a landlord and a tenant.

There were also two false 911 calls and one false alarm.

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.

RCMP Reports for June 21 to 27

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 21 to 27, 2016

RCMP received a report of a male walking on Highway 29. Members patrolled but could not locate the subject of the complaint.

Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle. Members patrolled but could not locate the vehicle.

Members received a request to keep the peace while an individual attended a residence to retrieve personal belongings.

RCMP received a report of a missing person. The person was located and returned to his residence.

There was a complaint of intoxicated people near a residence. The individuals left the area shortly after the report was made.

Police are investigating a complaint of forgery.

RCMP received several reports of the Canada Revenue Agency scam. No personal information was given. Information was sent to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

There were also four traffic complaints and one false alarm.

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.

Tomorrow’s paper

Check out the July 8th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for:

  • McLurg UCHS grad coverage;
  • background on the program that brought Dr. Elham Yahyaee to Wilkie;
  • new humour from Wilkie writer Kaare Askildt; and
  • a NSRBL update, along with a new RCMP report, Top 10 and an editorial on pollution.

RCMP Report for June 14 to 20

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 14 to 20, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of a stolen truck. The vehicle was later located in Battleford.  This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of an individual breaking a side mirror off a vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.

There were three complaints of theft from a motor vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.

RCMP received a complaint of a stolen truck. The vehicle was later located damaged in Wilkie Regional Park. This matter is still under investigation.

Members transported an individual to Battlefords Hospital for assessment when she was located walking on the highway.

There was also one traffic complaint.

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.

July 1st paper

Because of the Canada Day holiday, the July 1 Unity Wilkie Press-Herald can not be distributed until Monday, July 4. Check it out for:

  • an update on the repairs and improvements at the Saskcan Community Centre;
  • a profile of local band, Stereo Playground;
  • an article on Norman Carter’s “Art in the Park”; and
  • details on the province’s new emergency app.

And don’t forget to check out your local newspaper ads for vehicles, farm auctions, homes, jobs, events and special sales at businesses in the area!