Monthly Archives: November 2016

Firefighter practice

Giving up their Saturday to learn how to stay safe while protecting residents, 16 members of Wilkie’s fire department spent the better part of a day at Scott, Saskatchewan November 19 practising their firefighting skills – everything from how to lay out hoses to safely entering burning buildings. The end result was good learning in real life practice for the firefighters and an old derelict home cleaned up for the Town of Scott.

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Friday’s paper

Be sure to get a copy of the November 25th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald to learn more about what your volunteer firefighters do. Of course, there is lots of other information in your local community newspaper too! Check it out Friday for:

  • details on how Wilkie compares to other communities with respect to commercial property taxes;
  • a story on a neighbouring community that conducted a survey by drone;
  • a report on senior boys’ volleyball – Broncs head to provincials this weekend; and
  • some provincial news for hunters, including info about a new mapping tool for your smartphone.

Along with the RCMP report, editorial page, Blast From the Past, etc.

Below, an abandoned house in Scott Saskatchewan burns down after being used by the Wilkie fire crew for firefighting practice. More photos in Friday’s paper and additional photos being posted here later this week.

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Friday’s paper

Full of news and photographs, the November 18th Press-Herald is 20 pages long. Pick one up at the co-op grocery, Reddimart or Vi’s Convenience or call 306-843-8030 to subscribe! This week’s features include:

  • a collage of Remembrance Day photos;
  • a report on the Outlaws’ first two games of the season;
  • a weather forecast from the Old Farmers’ Almanac; and
  • a report on senior girls’ volleyball as the Broncs head off to provincials this weekend.

All that, along with police reports and photos, Blast from the Past, humour from Wilkie’s Kaare Askildt, the editorial page and more.

Poppy on Remembrance Day wreath

RCMP Reports for November 1 to 7

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for November 1 to 7, 2016

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

Members attended a vehicle fire at the pelleting plant in Wilkie. The fire had been extinguished by Wilkie fire department.

Police received a complaint of a loud car stereo. Members patrolled but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

There was also 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 Reports for October 25 to 31

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for October 25 to 31, 2016

(another quiet week)

RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle. Members located the registered owner. No police action necessary.

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 available today

Remembrance Day crossDue to the observation of Remembrance Day, the November 11th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is only being distributed today. Check it out for:

  • a full update on the re-build of the Wilkie Saskcan Community Centre;
  • a brief introduction to the new Lutheran pastor serving the Wilkie congregation;
  • details on the new grain terminal to be built near Leipzig; and
  • results of the junior volleyball district tournaments.

You will also find the RCMP report, hockey reports, school news and a timeline of the events in Kerrobert that culminated in the arrest of Johan Klassen, Jr.

Below, stairs lead up to future meeting rooms on the second level of the Saskcan Community Centre in Wilkie.

 

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RCMP Reports for October 18 to 24

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for October 18 to 24, 2016

(a quiet week)

There were two traffic complaints 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.

Tomorrow’s paper

cross-poppiesYou don’t want to miss our annual tribute to veterans in the November 4th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.  Reporter Louise Robson was able to interview Si Campbell and Helena Long talked to Paul Marshall who built a number of metal poppies for installation at an international memorial in Ypres, Belgium. And don’t forget to have a look at all the businesses and others who so generously sponsored this edition of the paper!

We haven’t forgotten all the other important news such as:

  • local election results, for towns, villages, RMs and school boards;
  • a report on Luseland students’ exchange with classes from New Brunswick;
  • an introduction to area senior hockey teams, including the Outlaws, and an explanation of why the Unity Miners aren’t playing this year; and
  • an assortment of Halloween photos.

Of course, along with RCMP reports, the Lazer Midget AA report, editorial page, Blast from the Past, etc.!

RCMP Reports for October 11 to 17

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for October 11 to 17, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of trespassing. Members located the subject of complaint and issued a verbal warning.

A 53-year-old male from Broderick, Saskatchewan, was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle after members located his vehicle stuck in a ditch.

Members received a complaint of a barking dog. The matter was referred to the bylaw officer.

Police received a report of a single vehicle rollover near Wilkie SK. There were no injuries.

RCMP executed an arrest warrant on an individual in Wilkie on behalf of Saskatoon Police Service.

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.