Monthly Archives: October 2016

Today’s paper

There is lots of local news in the October 28 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Be sure to get a copy for:

  • photos and a report on another successful Pink Night hosted by the St. James CWL;
  • a heart-warming story on a new sport for area Special Olympic athletes;
  • a summing up of activities at McLurg this fall; and
  • a wrap-up of local runners’ results at provincial high school cross-country championships.

And don’t forget to check out the new “What is it?” on page 15!

Below, the table full of door prizes at Pink Night October 11.Pink Night at Wilkie SK

Broncs’ last game of the football season

With the Kerrobert Rebels coming to Wilkie SK October 28 – in a game originally scheduled for October 6 but delayed due to that day’s snow storm – the McLurg HIgh School Broncs were in a must-win situation. Not only a must-win, but they had to beat the Rebels by at least 10 points if they were to extend their season into playoffs.

Alas, it was not to be, but as said in the wrap-up report in the school newsletter, “It was a good year that has lots of positive things that we can build on for next year.” Coaches this season were Mr. Kent, Mr. Wickett, Mr. Majewski and Mr. Mamer.

There are some photos and a report in today’s issue – October 28 – of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Below are some additional shots from the second half of that final game against Kerrobert:

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RCMP Reports for October 4 to 10

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for October 4 to 10, 2016

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

Police received a report of assault but the complainant declined to lay charges.

Members received a report of a missing person. The individual had returned home when members spoke with complainant.

There were also two traffic complaints and two 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.

RCMP Report for September 27 to October 3

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for September 27 to October 3, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of uttering threats in Scott, Saskatchewan, but it was unfounded.

There was a complaint of theft. Members located the subject of complaint who returned the property to the owner.

Police are investigating a break and enter into a rural shop

Members received a report of suspicious individuals walking on the street near a business in Wilkie SK. Patrols were made but the individuals were gone on arrival.

An 18 year old female from Halkirk, Alberta was charged with failing to comply with a condition of her undertaking and with possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop after police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle near Landis, Sask.

There were also five false 911 calls and three traffic complaints.

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.

 

Today’s paper

An online auction for the community centre? A Wilkie resident remembered by the Edmonton arts community? Find out all the details in the October 14 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, available at the Delta Co-op grocery store, the Reddi-Mart and Vi’s Convenience.

You’ll also learn:

  • about a Unity girl heading to world championships;
  • how the Midget AA Lazers did in their first two games; and
  • the details on a safe driving contest for teens.

And yes, all the regular features will be there – the RCMP report, opinion on the editorial page, financial tips on page 7 and the popular Blast from the Past.

Wilkie, Scott, Landis and TL council nominees

Local government elections will be held across Saskatchewan October 26, but there will be no polls in Wilkie.

In Wilkie, David Zeigler returns as mayor by acclamation. Councillors Carol Delainey, Kathy Heilman, Maryellen Herzog, Clarke Jackson, Alex Majewski and Jason Nissen were also all elected by acclamation. Jackson is new to council while the others were all running as incumbents.

In the Town of Scott, Mayor Eric Schell will continue to sit at the head of the table but the makeup of the council joining him remains to be determined. Five nominees – Stewart Brandt, agronomist; Norbert Gerein, farmer; Emeric Greenwald, retired; Carol Howell, housewife; and Duane Mann, farmer – are competing for four seats.

Long-time mayor of the Village of Landis, Joe Sarassin, is stepping down. He will be replaced by Don Beckett, a current councillor. Here too, five nominees – Travis Kolenosky, Dennis Rea, Wade Robinson, Andrew Scott and Kevin Yuzik – are competing for four seats.

Meanwhile, In Tramping Lake, councillors Arnold Simon and Sheila Simon are elected by acclamation but there will be a vote for mayor. Christine Lang and Joe Tuttle have both thrown their hats into the ring.

RCMP Reports for September 20 to 26

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for September 20 to 26, 2016

RCMP received several reports of an individual going through vehicle contents. Police are urging residents to lock vehicles and remove keys and valuables from inside vehicles.

Members received a report of a suspicious vehicle in a rural area. Members were unable to patrol as they were attending a priority call.

Police received a report of a stolen licence plate. There are no suspects at this time.

RCMP received a report of a child located on Highway 14 near Landis, Saskatchewan. A Good Samaritan took the child to the Biggar RCMP who returned the child to her residence.

There was a report of an elderly man walking down the middle of Highway 29 north of Wilkie. Members transported him to a residence in North Battleford.

Members received a report of ammunition located at a children’s park. The ammunition was disposed of by RCMP.

Police received a report of a child alone near the school. Members returned the child to his residence.

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.

Fire Prevention Week

With Fire Prevention Week running October 9 to 15 in Canada this year, be sure to check out the October 7 Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for photos of all our volunteer firefighters. You will also find articles and tips on fire safety and prevention.

And don’t forget to stop by the Wilkie fire department on Wednesday, October 12, to check out all their rescue equipment, take a ride in a fire truck and buy a burger and pop for only $4! Open house and BBQ runs from 5 to 8 pm.

Below, firefighters and equipment on the scene at last year’s community centre fire.

 

Wilkie SK arena fire

RCMP Report for September 13 to 19

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for September 13 to 19, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of an individual going through the contents of a vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.

Police received a report of a sighting of a stolen truck. The truck that had been seen by the complainant was not the same vehicle that had been in the news reported as stolen.

An abandoned vehicle was located in Landis, Saskatchewan. The registered owner was located.

Police received another report of a sighting of a stolen truck. The truck seen by the complainant was also not the same vehicle that had been in the news reported as stolen.

RCMP received a complaint of a stolen truck in Scott,m Sask. The vehicle was later recovered at Wilkie SK. This matter is still under investigation.

Members received a complaint of two individuals tampering with light bulbs in a residence yard. This matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of a truck on fire near Wilkie. Members attended and discovered the vehicle had been stolen from North Battleford the previous day.

Members acted as mediators in a dispute between two individuals.

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

Police are investigating a break and enter at a shop in a rural area near Wilkie.

Members attended a local drinking establishment to investigate a report of an underage individual on the premises. The individual presented members with valid identification.

There were also three traffic complaints.

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.