Caissie found guilty in Carol King death

First-degree murder verdict comes more than seven years after body found near Herschel

Caissie found guilty in Carol King deathCrossroads Staff A judge in Saskatoon last week pronounced Joseph David Caissie guilty of murdering Carol King near Herschel more than seven years ago. A media report on Friday morning said the judge found Caissie guilty of first-degree murder in the death of King, a Newfoundland native who lived north of Herschel. She vanished on…

We can’t ignore the roots of some rural crime

Trotting out historical excuses for criminal actions will only leave rural residents to continue to be terrorized by gangsters

We can’t ignore the roots of some rural crimeRural crime near troubled reserves on the Prairies must be acknowledged if there’s any hope of remedying the situation. Doug Cuthand, an Indigenous Saskatchewan columnist, believes the phrase ‘rural crime‘ is code for crimes committed by Indigenous thugs. But in Saskatchewan, for example, an Indigenous man is 33 times as likely to be convicted of…

Rosetown mourns crash victim

Firefighter Darrell Morrison died from injuries suffered while attending a crash scene

Rosetown mourns crash victimCrossroads staff Firefighters and other emergency workers from around the province attended the funeral of a Rosetown firefighter who died from his injuries at a crash scene. Darrell James Morrison, 46, died in the local hospital on Nov. 21 after fellow firefighters treated him at the scene. An honour guard of more than 300 firefighters…

Cycling soldiers led Canadian advance

Two retired RCMP officers displayed artifacts of the Canadian Cyclist Corps in Rosetown this fall

Cycling soldiers led Canadian advanceCrossroads staff A little-known Canadian squad finally did the jobs they’d volunteered for, four years earlier, when they led the Canadian Corps surge during the final 100 days of the First World War. Two retired RCMP officers who displayed artifacts of the Canadian Cyclist Corps in Rosetown this fall thought that authorities would give that…

RCMP detachments now holding town hall meetings

Detachments want to present their priorities for the year, including crime prevention and traffic safety strategies

RCMP detachments now holding town hall meetingsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Rural RCMP detachments across the province have been mandated to hold town hall meetings and town halls in the region have either been held or will be held. The Kindersley RCMP detachment is holding a series of town hall meetings in its three main communities, but anybody from the area…

It’s time to tighten the pickle jar lid

Bill C-75 proposes changes to the Criminal Code that could threaten public safety. It's time to complain to your MP

It’s time to tighten the pickle jar lidA woman met someone online who told her he lived in a gated community. Imagine her surprise when she discovered he meant he was incarcerated in a federal prison. Another woman was charged with a traffic violation. She stated her occupation as school teacher. The judge rose from the bench and said, “Madam, I have…

RCMP says collision investigation could take a while

There were 16 people on the converted school bus, including the driver and 15 oilfield workers. Ten people were injured

RCMP says collision investigation could take a whileCrossroads Staff A bus carrying oilfield workers collided with a semi just west of Kerrobert and the accident is expected to be under investigation for a while. The collision occurred at an intersection west of Kerrobert where highways 21, 31 and 51 meet or branch out depending on the direction of traffic, according to the…

Looking after those who look after us

There are 658,000 war vets in Canada, countless police and firefighters. Thank them for their service

Looking after those who look after usI loved this story a young man shared about his dad, who was a cop for 30 years and loved his job. One night his dad got a call about some teenagers vandalizing a park. Dispatch let him know that it was a lady that called in regularly thinking she was the neighbourhood watch. So…

Paradise Hill man faces a variety of charges

RCMP investigate collision on Highway 7 at Flaxcombe after female pedestrian struck by westbound semi

Paradise Hill man faces a variety of chargesOn June 11, 2018, Bigger, Kindersley/Kerrobert, and Turtleford RCMP, charged 31-year-old Travis Stehr of Paradise Hill, Sask., following an assault that occurred on June 4th Stehr was charged with: •  Assault with a Weapon, Section 267(a) Criminal Code • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Section 249(1)(a) Criminal Code Stehr was also wanted on charges…

Hotel fire leaves big void in community

Nearly 80-year-old Kyle Hotel lost but the efforts of firefighters saved all adjacent buildings despite high winds

Hotel fire leaves big void in communityKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The nearly 80-year-old Kyle Hotel has been lost to a fire and the void created by the loss is starting to be addressed by the community. First responders received the 911 emergency call about a fire at the Kyle Hotel shortly after 5 p.m. on May 16, according to the…