SASKATCHEWAN'S LARGEST INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER



 



UPDATED: North Battleford man arrested after RCMP officer injured

A 37-year-old man from North Battleford is facing charges after an RCMP officer was seriously injured in a traffic stop near the community of Richard, Saskatchewan on Monday morning, October 1. Continue reading “UPDATED: North Battleford man arrested after RCMP officer injured”

Highway 12 overpass damaged by transport truck

Traffic northbound on Highway 12 at Martensville is reduced to a single lane after a tractor trailer unit carrying a grain bin clipped the bottom of the newly opened overpass Wednesday afternoon. RCMP received the call about the collision just after 2:00.

The grain bin was destroyed by the impact and the lower decking of the overpass has sustained minor damage, but police believe the structure is safe to travel on. The grain bin remained on the trailer but part of it was sheared off and fragments were strewn into the median.

The overpass opened to traffic on Monday evening and markers indicating the structures height hadn’t been installed as finishing work remains to be completed.

A number of traffic cones that were put in place during the construction of the overpass were also mowed down during, and subsequent to, the impact.

The grain bin was one of four travelling north on the highway but only the lead truck’s freight was damaged; the remaining three units were able to stop short of the overpass. The posted speed limit in the area is 60 km/h as construction continues adjacent to the roadway.

 

Police warn public about new text scam

A screenshot sample of a text scam that is being reported around the province

The Saskatoon Police Service is warning the public of a recent scam circulating in the province.

The scam is reportedly being initiated through a text message claiming to be from SaskTel, explaining that the customer has been over-billed.

Continue reading “Police warn public about new text scam”