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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."

Transit negotiations break down, lockout looms

A Saturday night transit lockout is all but guaranteed after labour negotiations broke down yet again Friday afternoon.

President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 615 Jim Yakubowski, said both sides met for just 45 minutes on Friday, and even before the union sat down, the city was clear they weren’t moving on pensions or wages.

Comic convention confronts harassment

Organizers of Saskatoon’s latest comic convention are going the extra mile to put the ‘Con’ in consent.

As comic book fans gear up for this weekend’s debut of the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo (SCEE), organizers want everyone to feel safe, even when in costume.

Comic conventions everywhere are no stranger to complaints of verbal and physical harassment. Female and male fans alike have complained about cat calling, unsolicited photographs, groping, assault and rape.

HIV rates dropping in Saskatoon, report shows

Fewer people are contracting HIV in Saskatoon according to the findings in a new Saskatoon Health Region report, but the infection rate is still twice the national average.
 
The online report, entitled Better Health For All, shows more people are getting tested and less of those in high-risk populations are testing positive. In a news release, the region indicates there was a 50 per cent increase in HIV testing in 2013 compared to 2011.
 

Saskatoon Transit riders nervous over looming lockout

While the city of Saskatoon and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement – a group of transit users is walking on egg shells – as a looming lockout set for Saturday night approaches.

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