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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."

RUH to shut off water in labour and delivery ward overnight

Baby delivery could be a little messier in Saskatoon Wednesday night.

The Saskatoon Health Region says running water will be cut off to the labour and delivery ward at Royal University Hospital while maintenance crews replace some of the old, leaky pipes in the basement.

The shut-off is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Work is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, though it's not known exactly how long the job will take.

Harper announces $2.5M for mine training in Northern Sask.

On Tuesday, Stephen Harper landed in La Ronge, less than five kilometres Northeast of Air Ronge, for the first time since he was elected as Prime Minister in 2006.

He visited Northlands College's Air Ronge campus to make a major funding announcement through the Federal Western Diversification Program. The funds, paired with almost $3 million through other groups, will cover the cost of heavy equipment simulators, build a facility to house the simulators and help create the Northlands College Mine School. $1.1 million will go towards the two simulators.

Police plane directs ground crews in arrest

Two people are in handcuffs after a police plane helped direct officers on foot to the scene of a domestic dispute.

At around 2:45 p.m., police received a call about a domestic dispute taking place on Avenue P near 29th Street. While police were en route to the scene when the Air Support Unit (ASU) spotted a man and a woman fighting outside, alerting the squad cars of the exact location.

A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman are both facing assault charges following the altercation. Both are expected to appear in court at a later date.

Vets teaming up with social workers in Saskatoon

Imagine you're a veterinarian working a late night shift at a clinic, when you're asked to treat an animal that's obviously been abused.

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