Taking offence for all the wrong reasons

Why can't we just say what we mean and leave off the attention-seeking hyperbole?

Taking offence for all the wrong reasonsThe pressing need to create an existential crisis on every topic has gripped both our media outlets and social media sites. Serious words have been stripped of all meaning. It’s impossible to have a practical discussion on any topic on social media. Some outlets, in an effort to be heard and seen above the cacophony,…

The Avro Arrow’s demise was a high-tech tragedy

The made-in-Canada jet interceptor certainly had its problems. But the manner in which it was killed raised serious questions

The Avro Arrow’s demise was a high-tech tragedyOn Feb. 20, 1959, the Canadian government cancelled the Avro Arrow. Some people still refer to the day as Black Friday. Growing up in Ireland, my teenage awareness of Canada was limited. Other than occasional news snippets in my father’s weekly edition of Time magazine, Canada meant snow, the RCMP, Paul Anka and Yvon Durelle,…

Animals seized from home in Elrose

Veterinarian determined that more than 100 animals were in distress and needed to be seized and removed

Animals seized from home in ElroseBy Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads At least one person connected to an Elrose property is under investigation after 106 cats, two dogs and a turtle were seized from a home on the property. Animal Protection Services (APS) of Saskatchewan, an organization responsible for enforcing the province’s Animal Protection Act, executed a warrant in Elrose…

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…
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