Monthly Archives: April 2015

This week’s paper

First, a reminder that the April 6 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald will not be available until Tuesday, April 7, due to the Easter weekend holiday. The Press-Herald offices, however, will be open Monday, April 6, as usual.

With local teams and athletes dominating at provincial competitions, look for some sports success stories! Along with those, you can expect to find:

  • an introduction to one of the adjudicators at the upcoming Unity Music Festival;
  • a special update on the RCMP’s continuing investigation into the vehicle thefts of last November;
  • a prelude story to UCHS’s upcoming production of Desperate Housewives of Shakespeare; and
  • photos from Unity and Wilkie Easter egg hunts.

HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE and hope you all find some treats to enjoy!

Easter fun

RCMP Reports for March 3 to 16, 2015

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for March 3 to 16, 2015

March 3 to March 9, 2015

RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover on the Reward Grid. There were no injuries and no charges were laid.

A member assisted Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services with a concern.

Police issued a 72-hour roadside suspension to an individual when he blew a warning after a member requested a breath sample.

A member assisted Vernon RCMP Detachment by obtaining a statement.

RCMP are investigating the theft of a green and black 2011 Artic Cat Mud Pro 1000 Quad and a black 2001 Trailtech Trailer. The quad and trailer were stolen on March 8 from a rural residence near Scott, Saskatchewan.

There were also three false alarms.

March 10 to March 16

RCMP received a complaint of a disagreement between a landlord and tenant. Member informed complainant that this is a civil matter.

There was a report of a vehicle backed into a power pole in a parking lot in Unity SK. No charges   

Police received a complaint of an individual driving a vehicle erratically on Highway 14 east of Unity. Members located the vehicle and charged the 40-year-old Wilkie female with impaired operation of motor vehicle, refusal to provide breath sample, and dangerous operation of motor vehicle. The female was later also charged with attempted escape of custody for attempting to flee from North Battleford RCMP cells where she was being lodged until sober.

Members attended the sudden death of a 76-year-old male in the Denzil area. The death was not suspicious in nature.

RCMP received a report that a CN train hit a vehicle that had been parked on the train tracks near Unity. The registered owner turned himself in at Cut Knife Detachment the next day. The 28-year-old male from Cut Knife was subsequently charged with impaired operation of motor vehicle, dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and mischief under $5,000.

There was a report of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. This matter is still under investigation.

There was also one traffic complaint, one false 911 call and two false alarms.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas 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 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