Road safety and transport of angled fish focus on Highway #10
The weather was hot August 1, 2022, but that didn't stop Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Officers and Conservation Officers from the Provincial Protective Services Branch and Esterhazy RCMP from focusing on road safety at Highway #10 and #80 near Wroxton, Sask.
634 vehicles were stopped as part of a check stop and 31 of those vehicles were pulling boats/water vessels.
- 11 car seat inspections were completed and one ticket was issued for a child not being in a booster seat
- 1 inspection notice issued for a cracked windshield
- 2 people were issued a driver's licence suspension and vehicle impoundment related to drug-impaired driving
- 2 seizures of illicit cannabis
- 1 ticket issued for driving while suspended
- 15 vehicle equipment regulation warnings
Officers also encountered multiple unregistered trailers, unregistered vehicles, drivers with an expired license or unable to produce a license and 1 vehicle was impounded for an unauthorized driver.
"The public may not always see our officers out and about, but its these dedicated initiatives with our partners where we are given the opportunity to interact with potentially hundreds of motorists from Saskatchewan and beyond," shares Sgt. Erin Lockyer of the Saskatchewan RCMP CTSS southeast team. "Our focus is always road safety – we're all out there doing our best to help keep the motorists on our roads safe."
13 Conservation Officers from the Provincial Protective Services Branch were present at the check stop and issued:
- 6 warnings issued for transporting angled fish that could not be identified (Section 17(1)(a) of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
- 2 tickets issued for transporting angled fish that could not be identified (Section 17(1)(a) of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
- 3 warnings issued for transporting a watercraft on a highway with the drain plug in the boat (Section 88.6 of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
- 1 warning issued for transporting of live fish (Section 88(2)(b) of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
- 2 warnings and 4 tickets for transporting fish that cannot be counted (Section 17(1)(b) of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
- 2 warnings issued for angle with barbed hooks (Section 20)(f) of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
- 1 $840.00 ticket (and a one year angling licence suspension) for the possession of two walleye of an illegal slot size length (Section 13)(4) of Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations)
"We are successful when all of our different agencies work together as a team on projects and initiatives such as this one," shares Sgt. Shawn Riabko, Conservation Officer with the Provincial Protective Services Branch. "Every agency detected different violations and we all worked together to help keep our roads safe ensuring everyone is abiding by the regulations while enjoying outdoor activities such as fishing."
Boat and foot patrols at Madge Lake
Two Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services officers and a Conservation Officer with the Provincial Protective Services Branch took to the waters of Madge Lake on Saturday, July 30, 2022, with a focus on education and safety.
21 watercraft were checked with 8 fisheries act, 1 littering, 16 small vessel act and 20 AGRA warnings issued. 1 AGRA ticket was issued. In addition, two foot patrols were done of beaches in the area.
Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan include members from RCMP Traffic Services, Estevan Police Service, Moose Jaw Police, Service, Prince Albert Police Service, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Weyburn Police Service.