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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."

Saskatoon city council to vote Monday on support for photo radar

The final decision may not rest with councilors, but Saskatoon city council may vote Monday on whether to support photo radar in the city.

“I don’t think we get the final say for what (Police Chief Clive Weighill) does, but the administration is coming to us asking us questions on photo radar, so to me, that means we are involved,” Ward 5 councilor Randy Donauer said. "You can argue jurisdiction all you want, I think at least we have the ability to tell administration ‘you're not doing any of this,' and I think we can pass a motion saying that we don't support photo radar."

First Canadian agriculture hackathon looks to spark innovation

Professionals and academics are getting together this weekend in Saskatoon to spark innovation within the province's agriculture industry.

The University of Saskatchewan Junior Chamber of Commerce are the organizers of Emerging Agriculture, the first agriculture-based hackathon in Canada.

President Jordan Dutchak said programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, engineers and students are put at the same table to collaborate and develop technology-based solutions for every day problems within the industry.

Gordie Howe gets cards from students at former elementary

Hockey legend Gordie Howe received a swell of support and well wishes Friday from students at his former elementary school in Saskatoon.

More than 100 King George Elementary School students sent Howe upwards of 40 get well cards, a letter from the school and the number nine jersey, Howe’s number during his NHL career, from their KHL hockey team, the Kings.

UPDATE: Saskatoon Councillor facing sanctions after leaking confidential documents

Councillor Pat Lorje may soon face sanctions for leaking confidential documents to a member of the public.

In a report going to city council on Monday, the city recommends council vote to restrict how confidential documents are provided to Lorje before and during in-camera portions of meetings of executive committee, and standing policy committees for one year.

The report says a potential breach of confidentiality was reported to the executive committee on Sept. 22.

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