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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."

Atchison says labour board “erred” in its decision

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison said it was the city’s executive committee’s decision not to move forward with a second transit lockout, and the city is seeking a judicial review on the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board’s (LRB) decision on Oct. 17.

Man dies in hospital after major crimes investigation

A man admitted to hospital in critical condition Friday night is now dead, but the Saskatoon police major crimes unit has ruled out foul play.

Police were initially called at just before 6 p.m. about an intoxicated person near Avenue E and 30th Street.

A 51 year old man was admitted to hospital in critical condition. He died on Sunday.

The death is now in hands of the Chief Coroner.

UPDATE: Bus riders react to end of Saskatoon transit lockout

Sipping their coffee or listening to music, people waited Monday morning to catch a ride on Saskatoon's buses for the first time after a month-long lockout.

At the Place Riel transit terminal, Laryssa Barry said she was able to sleep in quite a bit later.

"I'm so happy to be back on the bus. I don't have to worry about parking, driving, or finding rides which is really nice," she said.

Hilltops hammer Rifles

Hilltops quarterback Jared Andreychuk threw four touchdown passes as Saskatoon beat the Winnipeg Rifles 43-13 in a PFC semi-final at Saskatoon Minor Football Field on Sunday afternoon.

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