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Saskatoon recycling debate heats up

We now know there won't be referendum, but there are still a lot of question marks hanging over one of Saskatoon's most contentious issues. Among them is how the recycling debate will impact Cosmo Industries - a non profit organization that employs disabled people in a massive paper processing plant.
Councillor Darren Hill says no one wants to see Cosmo affected by a new city wide curbside recycling program views the current debate as an opportunity for Cosmo to grow and develop.

Vehicle plows into Saskatoon business

There's a gaping hole in the side of a west Saskatoon business after a vehicle crashed through it Tuesday evening.

Saskatoon police say that at around 11:30 p.m. a 56-year-old woman may have meant to tap the brake as she pulled in front of the business in the 3300 Block of Fairlight Drive.

But instead- she pushed the gas pedal and smashed into the building. The vehicle and the business suffered extensive damage. No one was injured.

Saskatoon's Affinity Credit Union target for debit scam

A Saskatoon man says he was scammed after realizing $900 went missing from his Affinity Credit Union account over the weekend.

"I'm sure they got hundreds of people that could have lost a minimum of $500. That could be up to 50 grand up to half a million dollars," said Darryl Cherry, who believes he was the victim of a debit card scam targeting Affinity Credit Union customers in Saskatoon.

Cherry wasn't able to contact his branch manager because it was a Sunday, so he called police.

Teen found guilty of manslaughter in killing of Charlotte Jolly

A Saskatoon woman sobbed uncontrollably as the verdict of manslaughter was read aloud Friday at Court of Queen's Bench for the teen who shot and killed her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte Jolly in 2009.

The charge was originally second degree murder, but Justice Grant Curry stated there was not enough evidence to prove that charge.

For more than a week, court heard various witness accounts of the night the teen and Jolly met in a Westview area alley off Avenue W in September 2009.

Possible human remains found east of Saskatoon

 Saskatoon RCMP are investigating may be the remains of a person in the RM of Corman Park east of Saskatoon.

Fraud continues to spread in Saskatoon

It appears a rash of pin pad debit and credit card frauds in Saskatoon is continuing.

But police say it's getting harder for criminals to get your bank information, because local businesses are finally starting to be vigilant about the scam.

Police spokesperson Alyson Edwards sasy in two recent cases, potential scammers were caught in the act by employees.

"The acts were interrupted and the suspects fled. It is good to know that employees and businesses are being vigilant and they know a little bit more, perhaps, now about what to watch for."

Supreme Court ruling stalls Hales verdict

A Supreme Court ruling is putting a twist on a Saskatoon murder trial.

Friday was supposed to be the day that Queen's Bench Justice Gerald Albright delivered a verdict in the Douglas Hales murder trial-- instead, lawyers set a date to make one more round of arguments in the long-delayed court case.

Police seek help locating missing 13 year old

The Saskatoon Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old girl.

Paris Bugler was last seen at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 25 in the 200 block of Cruise Street. She is described as a First Nations female, 5'7" tall, 160 lbs, with long blonde hair and brown eyes, pierced ears and braces.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts ofBugler is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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Fireworks Festival on in Saskatoon

The long weekend will start off with a bang in Saskatoon as the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival gets underway Friday night.

The festival is spread out over two nights with a unique display of fireworks set off from the Broadway Bridge each night.

"This festival has now become so popular not just around the country, but around the world. We are actually starting to get inquiries from teams in Germany and Australia and of course China wanting to come here," Shad Ali, the festival's director, said.

Saskatoon fans scour Rider Store for Dressler swag

Liam Jensen was one of many fans to walk into Saskatoon's Rider Store Thursday looking to snap up something with the word "Dressler" on it.

Like the others, he left empty-handed. But that hasn't dampened Jensen's excitement for the slotback's return.

"We actually know that he wants to be here," he said, "he's not exploring his options; he wants to be in Saskatchewan. He had a more lucrative offer in Ontario, but he decided to take less money and come back to Saskatchewan, which is nice."

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