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Canora RCMP: Bike rider assaulted and robbed, charges laid

A fight on Canora's Norway Road between a cyclist and a man was reported to Canora RCMP. The man stole items from the victim then fled the scene in a vehicle.
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This week, Canora RCMP dealt with a noise complaint involving fireworks and a motorcycle, a missing cage and a dispute over tree branches.

CANORA — The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 39 calls from April 25 to May 2, some of which included:

  • two 911 Act calls,
  • two animal calls,
  • one criminal harassment,
  • two disturbing the peace,
  • two failures to comply with probation,
  • three false alarms,
  • one Mental Health Act call,
  • four mischiefs,
  • one offender management,
  • four other provincial calls,
  • one sexual assault,
  • one robbery,
  • nine traffic offenses,
  • one traffic collision,
  • five uttering threats, and
  • one prisoner.

Fireworks within town limits

On April 29, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a noise disturbance at a residence in Canora.

Police learned a man had been revving his motorcycle and setting off fireworks in his backyard. Police located a man sitting in backyard drinking a beer. The man was warned not set off fireworks within town limits.

Shorty after departing the residence, police returned a second time to have a more meaningful conversation with the man, after watching additional fireworks come from the yard.

Cyclist attacked & robbed

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched on April 27 to a report of a fight occurring on Norway Road in Canora. The caller reported hearing yelling, screaming, and someone getting attacked. Police investigated and determined the victim had been riding his bike down the street when he was assaulted by another man. The man stole items from the victim then fled the scene in a vehicle.

A 55-year-old man from Canora has been charged with robbery and remanded into custody. The victim and man were known to each other. Police continue to investigate.

Requesting public help

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated a report that an 8 x 8-foot metal animal cage was stolen from a backyard in Preeceville on April 26. Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the person(s) responsible.

Tree cutting dispute

On April 26, the Canora/Sturgis attended a 911 hang-up call in Canora. Police learned that a dispute between neighbours had occurred over trees being cut down. It was alleged one neighbour had thrown branches onto a bike and the other neighbour responded by throwing sticks back at the other neighbour’s truck. Police mediated the dispute.

Report tips and information

If you have any information about these or any other crimes, or any substances involved in these incidents, please contact the Canora RCMP at 306-563-4700, or you can also report anonymously via Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers 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).