|FTLComm - Tisdale - September 25, 1998|
|Two businesses including the Venice House experienced break enter and theft Wednesday
night. Venice House lost over two thousand dollars in one and two dollar coins.
There were other undisclosed losses. Coupled with the break in of a sporting goods
store last week this amounts to a major crime wave in this Saskatchewan town where
crimes of any kind are rare indeed. The Chamber of Commerce went to their hotline
Thursday morning alerting businesses in the community to be on the lookout for large
movements of coins.
It is interesting that in Regina which has the highest rate of this sort of crime in Canada, a break-in is almost a daily occurrence, whereas in rural Saskatchewan people can think back over their life time and only recall an incident or two of a business or home being entered illegally and something stolen. While in the many poverty ridden Northern communities everyone is affected by household "B&Es".