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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."

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Saskatoon

Saskatoon police continue to search for a man connected to an armed robbery in Saskatoon Thursday night.

Police got a call around 11:40 p.m., from a woman saying a man stole her car keys at gunpoint in the 300 block of 26th Street East. The male suspect ended up taking the woman’s blue 2009 Subaru Forester with a Nova Scotia license plate.

Police tried to track the vehicle with a canine unit, but failed.

The suspect is described as being an aboriginal male in his 20’s, around six-feet two-inches in height, with a slim build and short black hair.

Truck involved in deadly crash in Saskatoon reported stolen

The truck involved in a deadly crash in Saskatoon on Thursday was reported stolen by the driver’s family just before the incident.

Witnesses have told Saskatoon police they saw the driver of the truck speeding before the collision.

The driver was heading down 19th Street toward the Broadway Bridge around 3 a.m. before the truck smashed into at least two light posts in front of the Sask Jazz Fest free stage. The light posts bent over, nearly parallel to the sidewalk.

The 15-year-old boy died at the scene.

Saskatoon woman living in Greece says voters are confused

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging people to vote "no'' in Sunday's referendum.

The vote asks Greeks to decide whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for more bailout loans. That will give the prime minister a mandate to negotiate a better deal for Greece within the euro zone.

Katerina Antonopoulos is from Saskatoon, but is living in Greece right now.

“Saying yes would make more tax hikes. They are already paying 23 per cent on everything, so to increase that obviously is even more of a problem,” she said.

Police respond to gun complaint in Riversdale

Guns drawn, police closed off a section of Avenue D South Thursday evening, following reports of a man with a handgun.

Police responded to a call about a man walking around Avenue D South and 20th Street with a gun around 6:19 p.m. Police temporarily blocked off traffic in the 300 block of Avenue D South and surrounded a home. Police searched the home and didn't find any guns, but they did seize other weapons.

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