Monthly Archives: September 2016

RCMP Reports for September 6 to 12

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for September 6 to 12, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of a dog attacking another dog in Landis, Saskatchewan. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of breach of recognizance but it was unfounded.

There was a report of trespassing. This matter is still under investigation.

Members received a complaint of a truck that had been driven without the owner’s permission and which was backed into a fence causing damage to the fence. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP attended a single vehicle rollover north of Wilkie. Both vehicle occupants sustained non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle driver was transported by ambulance to Wilkie hospital for assessment. STARS air ambulance transported the vehicle passenger to Saskatoon for assessment. (Click here for photos and see the September 23rd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.)

A 26-year-old male from Alsask, Saskatchewan was charged with two counts of failing to comply with conditions of recognizance when members discovered he had breached a curfew condition during a traffic stop.

Police received a report of a missing person. The subject of complaint returned to the residence later that day.

Members are investigating the theft of an SUV from Wilkie. The SUV was spotted driving erratically near the Battlefords.

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

There was also one false alarm and one false 911 call.

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 Report for August 30 to September 5

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for August 30 to September 5

RCMP received a complaint of damage to a residence but it was unfounded.

Members received an appeal from the Canadian Firearms Registry to request an individual to surrender his firearms as his licence is about to expire. Member located the subject of complaint who stated he has no firearms in his possession as he gave them to an family member with a valid licence.

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

Police received a request from Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management to assist with euthanizing an injured deer in Wilkie, Sask.

Members investigated damage to a residence door. There are no suspects at this time.

RCMP received a report of a missing person. The complainant later called back to say the subject of complaint had returned home.

Police received a Mental Health Act complaint. Members spoke with the subject of complaint who was in the care of a family member.

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.

Nominations for mayor and council close next week

All council positions are up for re-election this year. Nomination forms are available at the town office and must be returned before 4 p.m. next Wednesday, September 21.

The Towns of Wilkie and Scott need people to serve their community by serving on council. (NOTE – local RMs will also be having elections and the nomination deadline there is also September 21.)

To be eligible to run for council – whether as a councillor or for mayor – you must be 18 years of age on or before election day, Oct. 26, a Canadian citizen and have lived in Unity for at least three months and in Saskatchewan for six months.

(The Town of Scott has passed a bylaw also requiring criminal record checks to be done and filed with the nomination papers.)

The most important issues councils make decisions on are core services such as roads and streets, water treatment and sewer facilities, snow and garbage removal, recreation facilities and programs, land use planning and economic development, building code regulations, crime fighting and prevention, fire fighting and prevention, animal control and emergency planning.

Council sets the policies and priorities but they don’t have to do the day-to-day work; municipal staff members are the ones who have to follow through and ensure council’s directives are implemented.

You don’t have to have education or experience in a government setting to run as a candidate. Everyone has unique skills, knowledge and experience which can help guide the decision-making process. All you need is a willingness to get involved, learn and an ability to work with others.

Volunteering and other community involvement, work experience, membership in different organizations and even managing family life can all provide relevant experience for serving on council.

Each council member brings his or her own perspective, and that of the demographic he or she belongs to, to the decision-making table. It’s best for towns when their councils reflect the demographics of the town.

As a council member, you can influence changes that benefit your community, put forward new ideas, provide a voice for your community and make a positive difference in the quality of life.

Remember, nomination forms can now be picked up at municipal offices and the deadline to submit a nomination is 4 p.m. September 21.

Friday’s paper

Plenty of interesting articles to read and photos to browse through in the September 16th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Here are just a few examples:

  • an article and photos, the McLurg cybrary is a reality!
  • enrolment figures from schools throughout the area (and you can compare this year’s figures to those of 50 years ago, revealed in our popular Blast from the Past feature;
  • results and photos from the Broncs’ home opener football game; and
  • details on the federal gas tax grant given to local RMS and the towns of Scott and Wilkie.

The above are just four of over 15 articles, not even counting the regular features such as the editorials, the RCMP report and Blast from the Past.

Below, the STARS helicopter is landiing after a single vehicle rollover north of Wilkie last week.  Both vehicle occupants sustained non-life threatening injuries. The driver was transported by ambulance to Wilkie hospital for assessment while STARS took the passenger to Saskatoon for assessment. Further photos will be in the September 23rd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Photos provided by RCMP.

STARS, north of Wilkie SKSTARS, north of Wilkie SK

 

 

RCMP Report for August 23 to 29

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for August 23 to 29, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of fraud. Information sent to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

There were also three traffic complaints, one false 911 call and three false alarms.

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.

A crane or a heron?

The September 2nd issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald featured the following photograph, kindly provided to the paper by the photographer, Joanne McLeod of Wilkie.

at Wilkie, Saskatchewan

The bird appeared in a backyard “lake” after a couple of August rain storms. Since running the photo and referring to the bird as a “crane”, one reader has said it is actually a “blue heron.”

Any bird experts among our readers? Is this rare sight in a town backyard a crane or a heron?

Tomorrow’s paper

Small but mighty is the theme for the September 9th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Check it out for:

  • an appeal for Wilkie Courtesy Car drivers;
  • the latest Sask Ag crop report (this quote will not be a surprise to local farmers: “high humidity is delaying crop dry-down”);
  • a name change and expansion for Leipzig Serenity; and
  • the second edition of the revived Blast from the Past series. a new RCMP report, the editorial page and other tidbits here and there in the paper.

Below, combining peas near Phippen, Saskatchewan on the September long weekend.

harvest time in Saskatchewan

RCMP Reports for August 16 to 22

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for August 16 to 22, 2016

RCMP received a report of a hit and run causing damage to a vehicle. Reported for insurance purposes.

Police received a complaint of uttering threats. Members spoke with the subject of complaint.

Members received a complaint of fail to comply with an undertaking. Members warned subject of complaint.

There was a complaint of a farmer spraying crops near Wilkie, Saskatchewan, and the spray drifting into areas where workers were present.

RCMP received a report of a lost firearms possession and acquisition licence.

Police received a complaint of theft of fuel from a local gas station. Members spoke to subject of complaint who returned to pay for the fuel.  No charges were laid.

There were also two traffic complaints, one false alarm and one false 911 call.

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.