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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."

Bangladesh signs on to buy Sask. potash

Bangladesh is a customer for Saskatchewan potash for the first time in 22 years.
 
Dignitaries from the country of about 150 million people were on hand to sign a contract to purchase 120,000 tonnes of Canpotex potash.
 
Federal international trade minister Ed Fast said the agreement was unique in that the government-run Canadian Commercial Corporation is backstopping the deal.
 
"Bangladesh has absolute confidence that the Canadian government will ensure that the terms of the contract will actually be fulfilled by Canpotex," he said.

Saskatoon a good place to be a woman: Report

If you are a woman looking to live and work in a larger centre in Canada, Saskatoon is one of the top cities for opportunity.

The 'Best and Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada' report released this week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives placed the Bridge City second from the top, just below Quebec City.

The report compared how men and women are doing in five different areas: health, education, personal security, economic security, and leadership.

Six boys facing charges after early morning getaway from police

Six youth are facing charges after leading police on a chase around the city Wednesday.

Around 5 a.m. an officer spotted a vehicle running a stop sign in the area of Preston Avenue and Main Street.
The officer activated his emergency equipment. The vehicle stopped but as the officer approached the vehicle, it sped away.

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