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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."

Man hurls furniture from hotel window

A 47 year old Wollaston Lake man is behind bars after allegedly tossing furniture out a hotel window Friday night.

Police said a bunch of people were drinking in a Saskatoon Inn room around 9 p.m. when something must have set the man off.

He allegedly began throwing furniture through the eight floor glass window, onto the parking lot below, sending pedestrians running for cover. Chairs, a desk and even a small refrigerator littered the pavement below.

Martensville girl helps doggone tired pooches get good night's rest

A young Martensville entrepreneur is helping some poor pooches get a good night's rest.

Maizie Bowkowy, 12, is the owner of Doggie Naps, a business dedicated to providing rescue dogs with a soft bed to call their own.

“There’s 50,000 dogs rescued every year in Canada and I think they all deserve a bed,” Bowkowy said.

Multi vehicle crash near Martensville sends woman to hospital

Alcohol and bad road conditions may be factors in a multi vehicle accident just north of Martensville Friday night that sent one woman to hospital with serious injuries.

The 40 year old woman was driving south on Highway 11 about three kilometers north of Martensville around 6:30 p.m. when she slid into the ditch.

A passing truck pulled over and a man got out to talk to the woman. That's when a third vehicle, a minivan, drove by, slid on the highway, clipped the rear passenger side of the truck, slid into the ditch and hit the woman.

Saskatchewan-built Derby car gets new lease on life

The only car to be manufactured in Saskatchewan is getting a new lease on life and another moment in the spotlight.

The Saskatoon Antique Auto Club is restoring a Derby car for the Western Development Museum and to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. The unfinished model was on display at the Draggin's Rod and Custom Car Show at Prairieland Park this weekend.

“There was never another automobile connection to Saskatoon so that’s what makes it unique and makes it part of the interesting history of Saskatoon,” club member Ray Graves said.

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