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Wilkie vs. Unity in provincial semifinal

After the top four teams each ended the round robin with a 2 and 1 win-loss record, the 2017 Senior AA Men’s Tier 3 Provincial semifinals were determined: North East Red Sox versus the Lloydminster Twins and the Wilkie Brewers versus the Unity Cardinals.

Sadly, it was the Red Sox and the Cardinals who advanced to ply in the provincial 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Championship final at Unity SK August 13, 2017. The Cardinals beat the Brewers 12 – 3.

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RCMP traffic stop leads to drug seizure

Wilkie RCMP stopped a westbound vehicle for a speeding offence on Highway 14 east of Unity, Saskatchewan on July 24 at 2:27 am.

The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was found to be on a conditional sentence order and undertaking and was breaching his release conditions and was subsequently arrested.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the driver had drugs in his vehicle. The driver was then arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A search of the vehicle incidental to the driver’s arrest resulted in several individual baggies of powdered cocaine being seized as well as a quantity of Canadian currency and a cellular phone.

Victor Mosquera, a 19-year-old male from Hepburn, is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

He was remanded in custody and was to make a court appearance this week in North Battleford Provincial Court.

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 ask public to watch for stolen golf clubs

The Unity RCMP are asking the public to be aware that a large number of golf clubs were stolen from the storage units at the Unity Golf Course overnight June 29-30. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting any suspicious advertising of high-end golf clubs for sale at lower than fair market prices as it is expected that, with the quantity of golf clubs stolen, they are being sold by the thieves rather than being kept for their personal use.

The Unity RCMP also is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for the break and enter and theft at the Unity & District Regional Park golf course, near Unity, Saskatchewan.

Between 10:30 p.m. June 29 and 7a.m. June 30, unknown persons broke into two large storage shed structures at the golf course. Each contained multiple individual cart and club storage units. Once inside of the buildings, the thieves went through the individual storage units and stole a large amount of brand name golf equipment. Several complete bags of clubs were stolen, while other property owners reported the suspects had gone through their bags and only stolen the newer, name-brand clubs.

At this time the RCMP can say that several complete sets of Taylor Made clubs were stolen. Other brand names that were targeted were Callaway, Ping and Nike as well as some others. The total value of the thefts is yet to be determined, but one set of clubs that was stolen was valued at $4,000.

If you have information about the identity of the suspects involved in these offences or if you see golf clubs advertised at lower than normal prices, you are asked to contact the Unity RCMP at 306-228-6300. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, 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.

Town-wide garage sale today!

Remember – you never know what treasure you might find at a garage sale. Today is the annual town-wide garage sale in Wilkie!

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When you get tired and hungry, Wilkie Playschool, with the sponsorship of Delta Co-op and Country Ford, is hosting a lunchtime barbecue, from 11 am to 1 pm, at Country Ford.

And at the end of the day, when you have your treasures safely home and stowed away, remember that next door Unity is celebrating their annual Western Days with the rodeo starting at 5:30 pm.

Thefts from Macklin to Wilkie — trucks, fuel and more stolen

After two weeks of thefts in the Unity, Macklin and Wilkie area, the RCMP are asking the public to immediately take the following steps to reduce their risk of loss of property:

  • Remove keys from vehicles when not driving them, even when parked in a garage or shop.
  • Lock the doors on vehicles and do not leave valuables inside.
  • Do not leave firearms unattended in vehicles.
  • Should they observe suspicious persons/ vehicles on their property to call 911 and not confront the persons.

If you have information about any of the crimes described below or any other crime, please contact the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP at 306-228-6300 or you may call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel at *8477, or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

November 19 RCMP media release

The Unity/Wilkie/Macklin RCMP are seeking assistance from the public in solving a series of thefts in the area between Nov. 17 and 19.

On Nov. 17, between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., a series of farmyards were entered north of Macklin, Saskatchewan, near Highway 17. Fuel and other items were stolen from unlocked outbuildings and vehicles and a Chevrolet pickup truck was stolen and later recovered rolled in a ditch east of Wilkie.

On Nov. 19, during the early morning hours, at least two suspects entered a farmyard just north of Wilkie, Saskatchewan and stole a 2008 Ford F450 dually pickup truck, white in colour with a large black slip tank and checker-plate toolbox in the back. The pickup truck is a crew-cab truck and had Saskatchewan Licence plate 124 IAC on it when stolen. RCMP are still searching for the stolen truck which is very distinctive in its appearance.

Residents in the area are reminded to lock their outbuildings and vehicles and not to leave keys in their vehicles to prevent theft.

November 25 RCMP media release

Unity RCMP were contacted by a Denzil area farmer at approximately 10:45 p.m. Nov. 24. The farmer advised he had discovered three trucks in his yard. The farmer went over to confront the occupants of the vehicles whereupon the vehicles fled the farmyard. During the course of the vehicles fleeing the yard, the farmer’s foot was driven over by one of the vehicles.

Minutes later the vehicles were reported driving erratically in Macklin, and were next sighted east of Macklin, near Evesham along Highway 14.  At approximately the same time. there was a report of a quad being stolen from a farmyard near Highway 14 near Evesham.

Unity RCMP members located the vehicles near Evesham and attempted to stop them. The drivers of the vehicles briefly stopped their vehicles before taking off, with their lights off, on Highway 14. They headed east at a high rate of speed before heading in separate directions, all of which posed a risk to other traffic on the highway.

Battleford Police Dog Service and the surrounding detachments were notified, with Battlefords rural members locating the suspect vehicles as they entered the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. The vehicles fled the Battlefords members’ attempts to stop them.

One of the trucks was abandoned and recovered on the Red Pheasant Cree Nation minutes later. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen from a farmyard in the Unity district along Highway 14, west of Unity, Saskatchewan. A Remington model 750 .270  calibre hunting rifle was in the vehicle when it was stolen but was not in the vehicle when it was recovered.

A 2012 white  Chevrolet SLT 1500 was stolen and recovered west of Unity. The recovered 2012 SLT had bullet holes in the windshield, believed to have been from the stolen hunting rifle.

Latest update

(For more complete information on steps taken by the RCMP to investigate these matters, please see the upcoming December 1 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.)

An adult male and a young offender have been arrested and more arrests are expected. Some of the stolen vehicles have been recovered but police are still looking for the following:

  • a white 2006 Ford F350 with a chrome push bumper on the front, Saskatchewan licence 895 GRY, stolen from a farmyard west of Unity along Highway 14; and
  • a brown Chevrolet 2014 Silverado, Duck Dynasty edition, with camo flares and box accents, Saskatchewan licence 770 JMR, stolen from a yard east of Unity on Highway 14.

Cut Knife RCMP seeking assistance, Wilkie Reports for June 24-30

Cut Knife RCMP are seeking public assistance in the investigation of a break and enter incident that was reported on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014.   The Little Pine Days of Thunder Professional Chuckwagon event had just concluded.  A camper left behind for a few days was broken into while parked at the Little Pine First Nation horse track. The incident occurred between Sunday, June 8th and Wednesday June 11th.  Several saddles, horse tack and personal items were taken from the camper and the interior of the camper was vandalized.  No arrests have been made so far.

If you have any information about this crime please contact Cut Knife RCMP, submit a Crime Stoppers tip online or call Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477.


WILKIE SK RCMP REPORTS for June 24 to 30, 2014

Police received a complaint of loud yelling at a residence. Members attended and spoke to the residents who were just having a loud argument.

RCMP received a report of harassing text messages. Police advised the subject of complaint to stop texting the complainant.

A 39-year-old Wilkie male was charged with failing to comply with a probation order when police located him drinking alcohol knowing he was on conditions that prohibit him from the use of alcohol.

There was a trespassing complaint but the complainant recognized the elderly male and contacted a family member to pick him up.

Police received a complaint of a dog attacking another dog. This matter is still under investigation.

RCMP attended the report of a noisy party. Police issued a liquor ticket.

Police issued a 60-day roadside licence suspension and a traffic ticket after a traffic stop was initiated and the driver was noted to be on an indefinite suspension of his driver’s licence.

There was a complaint of an abandoned vehicle that was impounded by police.

There was also one false 911 call.

RCMP seeing public’s assistance/Report for June 17 to 23

The Unity detachment of the RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance to identify suspects involved in the following matter.

Sometime between 8 p.m. June 15 and 4 p.m. June 22, a residence on Highway 14, near Wilkie, Saskatchewan, was broken into and several kitchen appliances, as well as several smaller items were taken.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact your nearest police service or RCMP, or if you wish to remain anonymous Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, *8477 on Sask-Tel Mobility, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

WILKIE SK REPORTS for June 17 to 23, 2014

There was a break and enter at the Wilkie New Horizon Hall. Nothing was stolen.

Police seized an unauthorized firearm that was located in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Members were patrolling outside a drinking establishment when they located and charged a 32-year-old male from North Battleford with failing to comply with probation order.

RCMP received a complaint of an individual being chased from a drinking establishment. Members patrolled but could not locate any suspects.

There were also two false alarms.

Telling the whole world about God’s love

Sister Valentia Leibel, well-known to readers of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald’s Faith Matters column, was pleased to welcome special guest Suzanne Paschall of Saskatoon to Unity, Saskatchewan, April 10. Paschall, an editor and founder of Indie Ink Publishing, came to help celebrate the launch of Sister Val’s book, Heart of God, fresh from the printing press.

Sister Valentia LeibelHeart of God: Living in the Spirit of Love is a compilation and adaptation of some of the best of Sister Val’s Faith Matters columns from over the years, together with some previously unpublished articles on human trafficking.

Kathleen Cornell, provincial leader – Atlantic and Midwestern provinces, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sister Val’s order, says, “Heart of God celebrates the goodness of people, and recognizes our need to accept and forgive. The simple yet profound language used to tell these stories is warmly engaging and delightful.”

The book is available at Our Drug Store in Unity, at St Peter’s Parish and church offices or directly from Sister Val herself.

Sister Val grew up on the family farm at Denzil. She is the second oldest of 14 siblings and was named after her father, Valentine Leibel.

She was only 14 years old when she felt God’s call and, at 17, went to Waterdown, Ont., to study with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. “I wanted to be in a situation where I could tell the whole world about God’s love,” she says, explaining her decision to join an international order of nuns rather than choosing one closer to home.

Becoming a School Sister of Notre Dame did indeed open doors worldwide for Sister Val. While she has served God’s people in many places in Canada – including Regina, Luseland and Tramping Lake in Saskatchewan as well as Edmonton, Alta., and Burlington, Ont. – she also was named to chair an international committee headquartered in Rome.

Chairing that international committee was the biggest challenge of her career. The goal was to involve SSND from all over the world in the updating of their constitution. Much of the communication had to be done with translators but, she said, “We worked out a really good process so all the sisters could be involved.”

A car accident which smashed a femur put an end to that posting. The recovery was long and difficult and, Sister Val says, “For a while, I thought I would never be myself again.” The accident happened in October. Still healing, in March the following year, she returned to Canada to spend time with her parents.

Sister Val has always kept a journal. As well as her contributions to Faith Matters in the Press-Herald, she has had articles published in the Notre Dame magazine. She also contributed for many years to the Canadian Catechism series produced by the Bishops of Canada.

As well as being a contributing writer, she helped teachers learn how to use it. She also taught parents and grandparents how to use the series to teach their own children and grandchildren as many rural areas did not have priests available to do the teaching.

As interesting and rewarding as international work was, Sister Val thinks her biggest accomplishments have come from teaching and teaching others how to teach, and from her work in pastoral ministry in Luseland and Tramping Lake. She feels she has been a positive influence for people through “listening and giving advice.”

She adds she herself was “very blessed by the upbringing I got at home and by the people I’ve met and lived with over the years.”

Her contribution to Faith Matters in the Press-Herald began in January, 2006. Father Gerard, then parish priest in Unity and short of time, asked Sister Val if she could write the articles on behalf of St. Peter’s Church.

Eight years later, Sister Val is still a faithful contributor to the Press-Herald and now her most popular and thought-provoking pieces can be found in her first book, Heart of God. Sister Val’s approach can be summed up in a statement she made during her interview: “People don’t need fire and brimstone; they need to know they’re loved and forgiven.”

Sister Valentia Leibel

In the conclusion to her book, she writes, “I have always believed and experienced God’s unconditional love. Even when I was experiencing the hard things in life and relationships, I always knew God loves me unconditionally and always. I pray that my humble reflections will help others grow in their trust and acceptance of God’s unconditional love for them.”