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RCMP Town Hall Meetings
This Town Hall is an opportunity for our Detachment to engage directly with the public around local policing priorities and public safety. Building relationships with those we serve is a key part of what we do. Everyone has a role to play in building stronger, safer communities. We look forward to listening to the public’s ideas, concerns and answering any questions they may have.

Wednesday April 4, 6:00pm
Brian King Centre, Warman

Thursday April 5, 7:30pm
Delisle Town Hall

Wednesday, April11, 7:30pm
NRCCC Hall, Martensville

RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch

The Rural Municipality of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch held their first official open house and membership drive at the Vanscoy Circle Hall on November 15. The turn-out for the event was fantastic with about 75 people in attendance and 37 new households signed up that night, bringing the total to 60.

The Rural Crime Watch committee members; Dave Aspinall, Brenda Edel, Mary Ann Chapple, Katie Suek and Greg Edel were on hand to assist with completing the membership application to how to access the Rural Crime Watch Facebook Group. These outstanding people have volunteered many hours of their time and energy to make the Rural Crime Watch happen.
Cst Jay Slack of Warman RCMP and Sgt Murray McCracken of the RM of Vanscoy Police were in attendance and answered questions about the police's involvement in our community Rural Crime Watch, as well as any other general policing issues in the community.

Several RM of Vanscoy councilors including George Kool (Division #2), Orest Michalowski (Division #4), and Ron Stevens (Division #5) were on hand to support the Rural Crime Watch initiative and answer questions from their constituents.
Those who braved the frigid night were cordially treated to coffee, juice and dainties, generously supplied by Mooney Agencies and Robin’s Nest Café. Door prizes were graciously donated by local businesses and residents including:
• Sandyridge Bakery and Café
• Asquith Co-op
• The Edel Family
• Prairie Pride Hatchery
• Crop Production Services
• Patti Hoffinger with Scentsy
• Keeper Creek Creations
The Rural Crime Watch Committee thanks everyone who attended, supported and sponsored the event.

There are many benefits for members of the Rural Crime Watch, like the open house, staying connected and informed through the RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch Facebook Group, as well as text and phoning tree options.  
The first 100 households to become members will receive an RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch sign free of charge. Watch for these signs popping up in your neighborhood! The signs are unique to our RM and were designed, manufactured and generously donated by Bruce Taras of Qwik Signs. Additional yard signs and larger roadside signs are also available to members for purchase upon request.
If you have not yet signed up for the RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch, and would like to become a member or are interested in more information, we encourage you to head to the RM of Vanscoy Office or email the Rural Crime Watch committee at Membership is free for all RM residents. If you hurry, you may still be able to snatch one of the remaining free Rural Crime Watch signs.

For future events and news involving the RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch, be sure to check out the RM of Vanscoy Homepage at and stay tuned to the RM Review.

Submitted by
Sgt Murray McCracken
Chief of Police - RM of Vanscoy
Katie Suek
Rural Crime Watch Committee
Highway 7 Twinning Brings
New Delisle Intersection

Construction on the twinning of Highway 7 between
Vanscoy to Delisle has begun. Grading (earth work) will take place in 2017. Surfacing (paving) is tentatively planned for 2018.
There is be a total of 10 km of new highway lanes, two new railway crossings and Municipal road intersections will be re-aligned to 90°.
The project will involve excavation of 570,000 m3 of earth and the installation of 51 new culverts. The
total cost will be $9.5 million. The re-aligned intersections at Prairielane Road, Richhill/Avondale
Road and Durham Road, will be the only accesses to the highway between Vanscoy & Delisle.
The access from grids 776 and 673 in front of the Co-op in Delisle is also being closed on both sides of
the highway. In its place a new service road will be built north-east of the Co-op, running to another new intersection at Range Road 3085. The intersection will include a westbound to northbound right turn lane, an eastbound to northbound left turn lane, an eastbound to southbound right turn lane and acceleration lanes both west and east from Delisle. There will also be new lighting at the intersection.

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March 12 - March 19, 2018

Police Received 159 Calls for Service

March 15, 2018 at 2:05 p.m. Police received a complaint of a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Range Road 3062 and Auction Mart Road near Saskatoon. Police atttended the scene with Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Fire, EMS and Corman Park Police service. A 26 year old male from Assiniboia who was driving one of the vehicle died at the scene. The 41 year old male driving the second vehicle from Martensville was treated on scene. Investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

March 17, 2018 at 10:45 p.m. Police received a complaint of a single vehicle roll over on Highway 11 near Osler. The 49 year old female driving the vehicle from Prince Albert advised he lost control of her vehicle on the highway and rolled. Police attended the scene. The highway was very icy at the time of the accident. There were no injuries or charges. The vehicle required towing from the scene.

March 13, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. Police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Range Road 3070 near Saskatoon. The caller reported that a vehicle was driving into yards and backing out quickly when home owner turned on lights. Police attended the scene, but did not locate any vehicle’s matching the description provided.

March 14, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. Police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Township Road 354 near Vanscoy. The caller advised that they observed a vehicle driving slowly by their residence and felt it was suspicious. Police ran the plate on the vehicle and it matched to a person residing at a rural property near by. There were no charges.

March 16, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. Police received a complaint of a gas & dash at a business in Martensville. The caller reported that the vehicle left without paying for their gas. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

March 12, 2018 at 9:20 p.m. Police received a complaint of suspicious youths checking vehicles on Canora street in Warman. Police attended the scene and made extensive patrols but were unable to locate any people in the area matching the description provided.

March 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Police received a complaint of a Canada Revenue Agency telephone scam. The caller was asked a number of questions and requested money from the complainant.
**people are reminded that the “CRA scams” are starting up again. People are reminded to not give any personal information to these callers and to not send money**

March 15, 2018 at 12:40 a.m. Police received a complaint of a hitch hiker on Highway 16 near Maymont. Police patrolled the area, but were unable to locate any hitch hikers in the area.

March 15, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Police received a complaint of a disturbance at a residence at a residence in Martensville. Police attended the residence and arrested a 44 year old male. He was remanded in custody on a number of firearm related charges. There were no injuries.

March 16, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. Police received a complaint of a disturbance at a hotel in Warman. The caller reported that a group of guests at the hotel were being loud and causing problems. Police attended the location and advised the group to keep the noise down. There were no further complaints received.

March 17, 2018 at 12:30 a.m. Police received a complaint of a loud party at a residence in Martensville. Police attended the location and advised the home owner of the complaint. They agreed to keep the music down. There were no further calls received.

March 17, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Police received a complaint of a missing female youth from a youth facility near Warman. Police are continuing to make inquiries about possible locations the youth may be at. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

Warman RCMP are advising residents of Warman and Martensville that “Coffee with a Cop” is up and running at McDonald’s.

 Martensville March 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 o’clock RCMP members will be at Martensville McDonalds Restaurant for a chance to ask questions and to get to know the police officers in your city. Everyone is invited to attend.

 Warman March 16th, 2018 @ 10:00 o’clock RCMP members will be at Warman McDonalds Restaurant for a chance to ask questions and to get to know the police officers in your city. Everyone is invited to attend.

If you have information regarding this or any other crime, please contact Warman/Martensville RCMP at 306-975-1670/306-975-1610 or if you have information and you wish to remain anonymous in your reporting, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a tip via their website: or text in a tip: TIP206 + your tip to CRIMES (274637).

Controlled Burn Line
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If you are planning on having a controlled burn on your property, report it to the Controlled Burn line.

Reporting the controlled burn will help to prevent the unnecessary use of valuable resources and manpower.

Failure to report the burn could result in unexpected company in the form of the fire department and an avoidable expense.

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Rejuvenation Project Complete at Delisle Public Library

November 2017

The first phase of the project included the addition of sleek end-shelving units (built by Cliff Merkosky) to better house and display new library materials. A cozy reading nook with comfortable big chairs was added. Innovative storage solutions and numerous other small modifications have opened up space and improved both the public area appearance and the behind-the-scenes workings of the library. These alterations were made possible by contributions from Laura Multiple 4-H Club, Delisle Community Players, and Delisle Library fundraising events, as well as through individual donations.
The second and largest phase of the project was achieved thanks to the generous financial support of Agrium, Delisle Crops for Communities, and the Town of Delisle.
Visitors to the library are now greeted at a large curving reception desk, engineered by North Woods Design. The two-tiered design is attractive, ergonomic and functional, facilitating flow and efficiency of service while ensuring patron privacy and comfort. The children’s area has also undergone a complete transformation. Custom shelving maximizes available space and provides child-friendly access to books. Corkboards extending to the ceiling make a backdrop for themed displays designed to stimulate interest in reading about new seasons, occasions, different cultures and many other motifs. A large “reading tree” area-rug offers cushioned comfort for kids during the regularly scheduled “Story Time” events. Additional custom shelving houses over-sized graphic novels and frees up room for more material of interest to children and young adults.
Fresh white paint on the walls and the concealment of existing utilities such as the sink and book-drop have contributed to a more modern and streamlined façade. The end result is a library with a contemporary and professional appearance, which still maintains a quirky charm and a warmly welcoming atmosphere. Phase three of the Library Rejuvenation Project is currently under consideration – stay tuned!
Community Members Share Their Skills and Experiences on School Community Councils

The School Community Council (SCC) is a primary link between the home, community and school.  Prairie Spirit believes that involvement with School Community Councils is a rewarding and meaningful activity for parent and community members.
The purpose of School Community Councils is to:
• Support student learning success and well-being; and,
• Encourage parent and community involvement and engagement in the school.
School Community Councils provide mechanisms for parents and community members to support and influence the work of the school and to channel advice to the Board of Education and others.  The focus of the SCC is student learning and well-being.  The challenge for the SCC is to engage the parents and community with the school in a meaningful partnership that supports their shared responsibility.
School Community Council Responsibilities
Councils are accountable to their community.  Responsibilities of the Council include:
• Understanding their community;
• Supporting parent and community involvement in the school;
• Advising the Board and school as outlined in the Board of Education School Community Council Policy;
• Working with the School to develop, support and provide advice to the Learning Improvement Plan;
• Helping parents find ways to support their children’s learning;
• Reviewing extra-curricular school activities approved by the principal and Student Council members;  
• Advising and approving fundraising activities in the school; and
• Reviewing student fees to ensure alignment with Board of Education directions.

Council Member Responsibilities
Your role as a Council member is to build shared responsibility among parents, the community and school for student learning and well-being.  In addition, your role is to lead parent and community involvement in school planning and improvement.
 The term of office for Representative Parent and Community Members is two (2) years with no limit on the number of consecutive terms that may be served.
As a Council member you might expect to...
• Attend meetings from September to June as determined by the Council calendar;
• Engage in the work of the Council such as:
o Supporting and advising the development of the Learning Improvement Plan with the staff of the school;
o Developing, leading and taking action on Council initiatives to help families support their children’s learning;
o Providing advice to the school, Board of Education and other community organizations and agencies, as outlined in Board of Education policy;
o Providing advice for school fundraising activities, school fees and the student code of conduct;
o Reporting to parents and community on Council progress; and,
o Working with other Council members to learn more about the role of the Council and how to fulfill its responsibilities.

In order to run for election to your local SCC, you must live in the school attendance area or be a parent of a student in the school. Contact your school’s principal or Prairie Spirit School Division for more details.
Prairie Spirit School Division Releases Weapons Policy

Over the past several months, Prairie Spirit School Division has been developing a formal procedure regarding weapons in schools. The procedure provides a consistent approach for all Prairie Spirit schools to follow to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The procedure states that students and adults must not possess or use real or replica weapons on school premises or at school-sponsored activities held off school premises. This also includes transportation on the school bus. There are no exceptions to this procedure.

Examples of weapons include, but are not limited to:

  • hand guns

  • rifles

  • shot guns

  • air rifles

  • knives

  • tasers

  • laser pointers

  • pepper spray

  • multi-tools that include a blade

any liquid, spray or powder capable of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person

crossbows explosives tear gas

Under certain circumstances, the principal, in consultation with the school division, may give permission for an item to be in the school that could be considered to be a weapon (e.g., tools or equipment for Practical and Applied Arts or Phys. Ed.).

If other students are aware of a student in possession of a weapon, they should inform a staff member.

In-school administrators are authorized to take the necessary steps to remove weapons from the school. This will include following an established school safety protocol and contacting the police.

The safety of our students is our first priority. Our dedicated staff members work every day to ensure our students are learning in a safe and caring environment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to review the procedures document, please contact your school.

Construction Zone Fines

Late last fall the government announced an increase in fines for speeding thru construction zones.  There was a lot of media coverage at the time but as it was the end of the construction season, most people may have forgotten.
Spring is coming and with that construction and road maintenance  will begin.
When traveling on two lane highways you must slow to 60 in both directions when passing workers or equipment.
On a divided highway it applies to the direction the workers are on.
Saskatoon is different as it applies to the entire area signed as a construction zone.
The media coverage told the base fine and the additional per KPH which may not have gotten your attention.
To give you an idea of how serious this is, here are an example of the new fines.
Traveling at;
100 KPH the fine is $530.00
110 KPH the fine is $714.00
120 KPH the fine is $798.00
Hopefully showing the amount of the fines will make it clearer and help you realize how serious this is.
Please slow down to 60 for the safety of the workers who are trying to improve the roads for your travel.
RM #315 Montrose develops an Official Community Plan

The Council of the RM of Montrose No. 315 adopted three bylaws under The Planning and Development Act, 2007.  The RM has established a new Official Community Plan, a new Zoning Bylaw and a new fees bylaw.

  The Official Community Plan bylaw will establish municipal land use policies, goals and objectives.  The Zoning Bylaw will implement land use policies, establish zoning districts, prescribe permitted and discretionary uses within each zoning district, establish a development permitted process, prescribe a process for appeals and provide a provision for amendments. The Fees bylaw will establish fees for municipal services including planning and development services.  

   The Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw and Fees Bylaw will affect all land within the incorporated area of the Rural Municipality. The zoning and policy maps show the affected lands.

The Official Community Plan provides the Rural Municipality with direction on development decisions and municipal goals.  The Zoning Bylaw helps direct and manage growth and development within the Rural Municipality. The Fees Bylaw provides the Rural Municipality with a schedule of fees to be charged for services provided by the Municipality.

    Any person may inspect the Bylaws and maps at the RM office during normal office hours.  Copies of the bylaws and maps are available at cost. Electronic copies of the proposed bylaws and maps can be viewed and/or downloaded on line at


RM #345 Vanscoy has had Official Community Plan since 2009

The RM of Vanscoy No. 345 adopted an Official Community Plan (OCP) back in 2009. The plan allows for new subdivisions through out the RM, primarily on the main traffic corridors. Since the adoption there have been many applications for subdivision of residential land into parcels smaller than the previous 40 acre minimum parcel size.

Each application requires council to hold a public hearing. In some cases there has been considerable opposition that stopped the proposed subdivisions, though many have been approved.

Contact the RM office or website to find out the affected land.