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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."

Police search for missing teen

Saskatoon police want the public's help to find a missing teen.

Matthew Unger, 15, was last seen leaving his home in the 3,000 block of 33rd Street West around 10 a.m, Sept. 16.

Unger is described as 5'7", 170 lbs, with dark blonde hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black sweater and black and white Adidas pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Talks continue between transit union, city

After nearly eight hours of negotiations, the amalgamated transit union (ATU) and the city of Saskatoon still haven’t drafted a contract, but meetings will resume Thursday morning.

“It’s no secret that we have differences to make up and we’re going to continue those discussions tomorrow,” union president Jim Yakubowski said outside a hotel in downtown Saskatoon. “Anytime you’re talking you like to think you’re moving closer and certainly that’s why we’re here and we’ll see how things evolve and we’ll continue those discussions.”

Boxes on stove cause fire at seniors' apartment

Some ill-placed moving boxes were the source of a fire at a senior's apartment building in the Meadow Green neighbourhood Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to McAskill Manor at 2315 20th Street West at 1:34 p.m. after fire alarms started ringing at the apartment complex.

When crews arrived, they discovered smoke in the fourth floor hallway and a kitchen fire in one of the suites.

3 men charged in connection with shot fired in a Saskatoon apartment

Three men face a number of drug-related charges following a police investigation into a shot fired at a Saskatoon apartment Monday night.

On Sept. 29, police were called to an apartment building in the 800 block of Kingsmere Blvd. Police said a handgun had been fired from the parking lot at a second floor balcony at around 6 p.m. The bullet smashed a patio window, but no one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.

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