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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."

Sleeping man rescued from duplex fire in Saskatoon

A Saskatoon man is lucky to be alive after a fire broke out in his basement suite while he was asleep.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday someone reported smelling smoke and called the fire department.

Three pumpers and a ladder truck responded to the duplex on Avenue L South.

When firefighters opened the front door heavy black smoke poured out from the basement suite.

Crews entered the suite extinguished a fire in the kitchen.

As they searched the suite they found a 48-year-old man in the bedroom.

Saskatoon Police: Possible tainted drugs send 10 to hospital

Saskatoon Police are warning the public about a batch of potentially deadly drugs being sold around the city after 10 people were taken to hospital with overdose symptoms, some critical, Friday night.

In all cases, police believe the people had taken cocaine or ecstasy but they do not know if all cases involved tainted drugs.
 
MD Ambulance spokesperson Troy Davies said five of the people were "in direct contact with this drug."
 
Police do not yet know what was in the drugs that caused the bad reactions which were spread out across the city.

Saskatoon mourns Pakistani school attack victims

Arisha Nazir says the entire Saskatoon Pakistani community is at a loss for words.

“It just hits me in waves now. I’m just sitting there and it will just come to me and I’ll honestly just start tearing up,” she said, describing the pain she feels following a horrific Taliban school massacre in Pakistan this week that killed 148, most of them children.

Kids line-up for photos with Santa

Kids eagerly line-up along a walkway leading up to a big, velvet green chair where Santa Claus sits in a corner of Saskatoon's Midtown Mall.

One of his elves rings a bell to get the smaller children's attention in order to take the perfect photo.

As of Friday afternoon, well over 6,500 kids had their picture taken with Santa. Eight-year-old Amelia told him she wants a video camera for Christmas. Her mother laughs.

"There's this girl on YouTube and she makes videos with her dolls, and I wanted to try that out," Amelia said.
 

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