New agency formed to reduce rural crime

Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant has announced the creation of the new Protection and Response Team (PRT) to aid in the reduction of crime in rural Saskatchewan.

The new PRT is being created in response to recommendations by the Caucus Committee on Crime (Committee).  The new PRT will consist of 258 armed officers who will have arrest and detention powers, and will be comprised of:

  • 120 police officers from RCMP and municipal police services:
    • 60 police positions currently deployed to the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) Initiative;
    • 30 new police positions; and
    • 30 re-purposed police positions currently funded by the ministry, will be integrated with,
  • 40 Ministry of Highways Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers (CVEO) with expanded powers; and
  • 98 Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers (CO).

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Award-winning Warman author hosts radio show

When someone calls out of the blue to ask you to be a radio host, what do you do? If you’re Treena Wynes, you say ‘Yes!’
Wynes is the award-winning author of two books; “Eating Myself Crazy: How I Made Peace with Food” and, “Am I the Only One: Struggling Being a Teen.” The Warman resident is also a registered social worker, co-founder of Ignite the Life Suicide Prevention Conference, a motivational speaker and an Executive Director at Agency Chiefs Child and Family Services of Saskatchewan.
Wynes’ was contacted by VoiceAmerica to do a show she helped design, dealing with topics drawn from life events that are widely relatable. They found her through her presence on the web.

Treena Wynes of Warman has taken on a new role as a talk show host on VoiceAmerica

“When something is offered to me and ideas are coming, it’s like, how can I pass this up?” she said. She checked them out and committed to 13 weekly one-hour segments of “Life Happens. Let’s Talk,” which will air Monday mornings. Continue reading “Award-winning Warman author hosts radio show”

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Fatal collision near Langham

Warman RCMP, Fire and EMS responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway #16 near Langham at 1:30 a.m. on August 21. The initial investigation has revealed a westbound truck, travelling in the eastbound lane on Highway #16, struck an eastbound car.

The adult male driver and an adult female passenger in the car were pronounced deceased at the scene. Another adult female passenger in the car was transported to hospital with unknown injuries. The lone 27-year-old male driver of the truck was transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

Highway #16 was shut down for several hours, but has since been reopened. The investigation is ongoing.

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