Canora/Sturgis RCMP activity report

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 43 calls during the week of October 29 to November 5, some of which included: one traffic accident, 19 traffic offences, three other provincial statutes, two municipal bylaws, one drug enforcement, two harassments/threats, one assault, two thefts under $5,000, one mischief, two frauds and eight other incidents.

Domestic violence

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On October 29, Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a 911 call of domestic violence in the Stenen area. Through investigation an adult male was arrested and charged with assault.

Buchanan theft

Canora/Sturgis RCMP are investigating a theft that occurred in the RM of Buchanan. Approximately $2,000 worth of protective bags designed to protect grain bags from being damaged were stolen. The product was called Bag Armour. Anyone with any information regarding this theft is asked to please contact the Canora RCMP at 305-563-4700 or Crime Stoppers. The names of those supplying information will be kept anonymous.

Highway collision

Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway No. 9 north of Canora on October 30. Through investigation it was learned that a car collided with a semi and trailer.  Canora Fire Department and EMS spent over an hour extracting the driver from the vehicle.   The driver of the car was taken to hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries.

Impaired driving

On October 31, Canora/Sturgis RCMP stopped a motor vehicle on Norway Road in Canora to check for license, registration and sobriety of the driver. An approved screening device was administered to the operator of the motor vehicle. The driver provided a breath sample and received a three-day license suspension and vehicle impoundment for impaired driving.

Residential intruder

Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a complaint on October 31 of an intruder inside the caller’s residence in Canora. The caller indicated the intruder escaped through the chimney and up into a tree. RCMP attended and determined there was no intruder.

Abandoned vehicle

On October 31, Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle on Highway No. 229 in the RM of Good Lake. RCMP attended and saw that the vehicle posed a risk to other vehicles on the road which could have resulted in a collision. Attempts to contact the registered owner were unsuccessful and the vehicle was ultimately towed off the road so it would no longer pose a risk to other motorists.

Mysterious remains

Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a complaint of remains located on a property in Canora on November 3.  After consulting with a forensic anthropologist, they advised that the remains are not human.

Those who have information about this or any other crime are asked to please contact Canora RCMP Detachment at 306-563-4700 or contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at

Call the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters (TIPP) Line, toll-free, at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages).