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Canora RCMP: Report of gunshots turn out to be fireworks

What sounded like gunshots coming from the backyard of a Buchanan residence ended up being fireworks.
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Canora/Sturgis RCMP dealt with damage to a school fence, a noisy car and arrested somebody with outstanding warrants.

CANORA — The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 27 calls from June 6 to June 12, some of which included:

  • two 911 Act calls,
  • one animal call,
  • two bylaw offences,
  • three failing to comply with conditions,
  • one Fire Prevention Act call,
  • two frauds,
  • one harassing communications,
  • one Liquor Act call,
  • one Mental Health Act call,
  • three mischiefs,
  • one possession of methamphetamine,
  • one offender management,
  • one theft over $5,000,
  • four traffic offenses,
  • one traffic collision,
  • one wellbeing check, and
  • one prisoner.

Not gunshots; fireworks

On June 11, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to report of gunshots coming from the backyard of a residence in Buchanan. Police investigated the report and determined there was no gunshots and the noise were caused by fireworks. Please be mindful that you may be in contravention of a town or rural municipality bylaw if you are setting off fireworks.

Heavy truck ticket

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP stopped a heavy truck operating on Daniels Drive in Canora on June 8. The driver was issued a $500 ticket under the Town of Canora traffic bylaw for operating a heavy vehicle outside the designated hours of Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The bylaw is clearly posted on a sign on Daniels Drive alerting heavy vehicle drivers of the rules. Warnings were previously issued to drivers by the Canora/Sturgis RCMP. The Canora/Sturgis RCMP will continue to work with the Town of Canora to prevent heavy trucks from operating on Daniels Drive outside the designated hours of operation.           

Speeding leads to arrest

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP stopped a vehicle on Norway Road in Canora on July 8 for speeding.  The driver of the vehicle was arrested for an outstanding warrant of arrest for three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, tampering with a VIN, breach of probation and three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. Police located an energy drink stash can in the vehicle that contained a small amount of methamphetamine. The male driver was remanded into custody.

Public intoxication

On June 7, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male sleeping on the ground in Canora. The male was arrested for public intoxication and held in custody until he was sober and able to take care of himself.

Noisy car

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP were dispatched to a loud vehicle complaint in Preeceville on June 7. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo was reported to be driving around town with a broken exhaust. Police patrolled but were unable to locate the vehicle.

School fence damage

On June 7, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated damage done to the chain link fence at Canora Elementary School. The fence appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Canora/Sturgis RCMP are asking the public to contact the Canora RCMP Detachment if you have information about this incident.

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).