Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Thursday paper

Now that everyone is starting to get used to Friday distribution of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald, we’re going to mix it up a bit and give you this week’s paper a day early! That’s because Christmas is on a Sunday so all staff are taking Friday off in lieu!

In the December 22nd issue, you will find:

  • details on the house fire in Wilkie that displaced a family just 10 days before Christmas;
  • photos from the Outlaws’ first home game since the spring of 2015; and
  • the final installment of Cancer Diary.

Of course, yes, you will also find the usual fare of hockey reports, an RCMP report and our editorial page, along with – this week only – a Christmas message from Premier Brad Wall.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!

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Property Crime Reduction Tips

Property Crime Reduction Tips, from Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP

With the Christmas season fast approaching, many shoppers will be out filling their vehicles with their gifts and groceries. Thieves will also be out looking to take advantage of those shoppers leaving gift items unattended in their vehicles. Over the holiday season incidents involving thefts from vehicles and vehicle thefts increase.

Traditionally, while responding to these crimes it has been noted that in some cases extra measures could have been taken in order to help prevent these crimes from occurring in the first place.

The RCMP asks for your help in protecting yourself and preventing these crimes by using the following tips to deter those would be thieves:

  • Making sure to lock your vehicle doors and close windows tightly.
  • Parking your vehicle in a well-lit area if possible to deter thieves.
  • Taking valuables and other important items out of your vehicle or putting them out of sight so thieves are not attracted to the contents.
  • Locking up items in the trunk of your car or putting them out of sight when they must be left in your vehicle, so that they are not visible from outside of your vehicle.
  • Never leave the keys in your vehicle when it is unattended.
  • Consider installing alarm systems in your vehicles to alert you of any theft or attempts.
  • Taking firearms and ammunition out of unattended vehicles. This could prevent criminals from having easy access to weapons. Keep in mind that you could also be criminally charged for not properly securing your firearm.
  • Taking extra caution at home by closing curtains and blinds when not at home so thieves cannot see valuables inside.
  • Locking the doors of your home whenever you are out and no one is at home.

By taking these preventative measures it will be harder for thieves to steal from you and will give them less incentive to target our communities.

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 November 29 to December 5

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for November 29 to December 5, 2016

RCMP responded to an individual in medical distress in Leipzig, Saskatchewan. Emergency Medical Services transported the individual to Wilkie hospital for assessment and the person was later transported to Saskatoon by STARS Air Ambulance. Another individual was transported to Kerrobert hospital for assessment. This matter is still under investigation.

Members transported an individual from Prairie Sky Recovery Centre to Wilkie hospital for assessment at the request of staff.

Police received a complaint of disturbing the peace. Members transported the subject of complaint to the bus depot in North Battleford.

RCMP received a report of a male running on Highway 14 near Wilkie. Members patrolled but the individual was gone on arrival.

A 63-year-old female from Battleford was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop.

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.

Christmas paper out on Friday!

Yes, it’s Christmas time at the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald office! You do NOT want to miss the December 16th issue, 48 pages of news, Letters to Santa, recipes and more, all for the same low price of only $1.25 at the news stand, less if you’re a subscriber. (Call 306-843-8030 if you want to subscribe, or buy a subscription for someone else = it makes a great last minute gift!)

Along with all the Christmas fun, Friday’s paper will include:

  • the list of 2016 winners of the Wilkie Curling Club’s trip of the month raffle;
  • the latest report on the SWHL where the Outlaws remain undefeated, going into their first home game in two seasons, at the Saskcan Community Centre, December 16, 8:30 pm;
  • details on medals being won by the Gorilla Factory Wrestling Club; and
  • the usual fare of RCMP reports, editorial page, etc.

Below, be sure to carry out the tradition of a drive around town to see the Christmas lights and displays, like the one below.

Christmas display in Wilkie Sask

RCMP Reports for November 22 to 28

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for November 22 to 28, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle. Members could not locate the owner and had the vehicle towed.

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

Members acted as mediators in a family dispute.

There was a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. Members patrolled but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

RCMP received a complaint of assault but it was unfounded.

Police received a report of possession of property obtained by crime but it was unfounded.

Members received a report of a single vehicle collision. Reported for insurance purposes.

There were also two false alarms and 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.

RCMP Report for November 15 to 21

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for November 15 to 21, 2016

RCMP received a complaint of driving while disqualified. This matter is still under investigation.

A 19-year-old male from North Battleford was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, four counts of mischief, three counts of failing to comply with probation order, assault, resist peace officer and being unlawfully in a dwelling house after members received a complaint of an unwanted individual in a residence.

There were also four 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.

Yesterday’s paper

If you haven’t already picked up your copy of the December 9th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald and aren’t expecting it in your mailbox Monday, you will want to make sure to get a copy from one of the news stands. There is lots of Wilkie news this week, including:

  • a story on a Wilkie grandma who achieves her “bucket list” goal of publishing a children’s story;
  • a final farewell to Mann Farm Equipment;
  • an interview with Wilkie’s top curling official, Kevin Glessing who’s now doing national events;
  • hockey news, including details on how to dress for the Outlaws’ first home game in two seasons, coming up Friday, December 16.

Then, there’s a Heartland Health public health advisory on flu and whooping cough, the latest RCMP report, Blast From the Past and more!

Below, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when you drive around the Town of Wilkie!Christmas lights in Wilkie SK

 

 

RCMP Reports for November 8 to 14

WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for November 8 to 14, 2016

RCMP received a report of a two vehicle collision near Landis, Saskatchewan. There were no injuries.

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

Police received a report of an impaired driver. Members patrolled but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

A 20 year old male from Cochin was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop.

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.