Canora/Sturgis RCMP activity report

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 22 calls during the week of March 4 to March 11, some of which included: two traffic accidents, nine traffic offences, two other criminal code incidents, one sexual offence, two uttering threats/harassment, one fraud and five other incidents.

DNA warrant

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On March 4, Canora/Sturgis RCMP received a request to locate and execute a DNA warrant on a male believed to be residing in Canora. Police made checks and determined the male was not living in the area.

Disturbance resolved

Canora/Sturgis responded to a complaint on March 9 of a disturbance in Preeceville. The subject of complaint left the residence on their own and was able to find a safe place to stay. 

Sliding semi

On March 9, Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a report of a semi sliding off the road and blocking Highway No. 229. The collision was due to the icy conditions from the fresh snow. No injuries were reported.

Animal/vehicle collision

Canora/Sturgis received a complaint on March 9 of a vehicle hitting an animal on Highway No. 9 by Preeceville. The driver was uninjured and was able to travel on to their destination.

Online criminal activities

Canora/Sturgis RCMP received numerus complaints this week about online fraud and extortion attempts. Some of these frauds included what is called Sextortion where scammers create fake profiles on social media and dating websites. They use these profiles to lure you into a relationship and coerce you into performing sexual acts on camera. The scammer records the session and threatens to send the image or video to other people unless you pay or provide more sexual content. If you have fallen victim to this or any similar scam, please contact the Canora RCMP Detachment.

Anyone who has information about this or any other crime is asked to please contact the 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).