On July 24 at around 8:30 a.m., Rosthern RCMP responded to a complaint of an injured female at a residence in Hague, SK. When they arrived on the scene, an adult female and an adult male were located sitting outside the residence. The female was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. The adult male was arrested without incident. The two adults are known to each other.
As a result of investigation and consultation with Crown Prosecution, 67-year-old Lenis Neufeld of Hague, SK is charged with one count of attempted murder, based on section 239 (B) of the Criminal Code and one count of possession of a weapon (knife) for a dangerous purpose, based on section 88(2) of the Criminal Code.
Lenis Neufeld appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court on July 25 at 9:00 a.m. The RCMP does not have any further details to release at this time.
Warman firefighters responded to a house fire on Main Street in Warman on Tuesday afternoon, July 25.
The fire was quickly brought under control and was confined to an attached garage and the common wall between the garage and the house. No adjacent homes were threatened. No one was injured in the incident.
The home that caught fire is an older building.
Firefighters received the call at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25.
At that time, they had just finished extinguishing a grass fire in the RM of Corman Park about three kilometers east of Highway 11 on Township Road 382. That grass fire, which was apparently started when an electrical transformer on a power pole blew, was fanned by high winds. The grass fire call was called in at about 2:00 p.m.. on July 25.
SaskPower crews and Corman Park Police service were also on the scene of the grass fire. SaskPower technicians were able to repair the burned transformer and restore power to areas that were affected by the isolated power outage.
Warman firemen were able to extinguish the grassfire in a matter of minutes, preventing the blaze from spreading to a farmyard which would have been directly in the path of the fire if it had gotten any larger.
Almost all available members from Warman Fire Rescue were on the scene of the grassfire. While they rushed to the house fire in Warman, two firefighters who were still in town went to the fire hall to pick up turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus for their colleagues.
Warman Fire Chief Russ Austin said the fire started in the garage, although the cause of the blaze is undetermined and is under investigation. He estimated the damage at about $20,000.
Austin said it was fortunate the garage door was closed at the time of the fire, noting it prevented the flames from spreading. Fire crews were able to apply flame-retardant foam to the exterior of the building before attacking it on the inside.
Langham firefighters were dispatched to a fire on a farmyard near Langham, just before 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The Dalmeny Fire Department also responded to the call. Firefighters were on the scene just off Highway 305 near Langham for over two hours. More details to come.