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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."

City buys up old, used buses to assist with route cancellations

A shortage of journeyman mechanics alongside an aging fleet means the City of Saskatoon won’t have enough buses for full transit services for about three more weeks.

“This problem will be significant this week,” said Jeff Jorgenson, general manager of transportation and utilities.  “We’re doing everything we can to address this as quickly as we can – we’re hopeful that by the third week of September we’ll have the vast majority of routes back in service.”

Homeschooling year kicks off in Saskatoon

Tuesday marked the first day back to class for many Saskatoon students, but some kids haven't really stopped going to school.

"Homeschooling definitely continues all the time. It's all day long, all summer long," Jessica Benson said.

Jessica and Greg Benson have been homeschooling their kids for seven years and watched learning come naturally.

New back to school party after LB5Q cancelled

Organizers have come up with a replacement for a popular back to school party that was cancelled this year.
 
Little Buddy Big Buddy BBQ (LB5Q) is an annual tradition put on by the Edwards Business Students' Society (EBSS) in September. The event attracts thousands of students who hop on buses to an undisclosed location to enjoy food, drinks and music.
 

Route cancellations cause problems in Saskatoon

There was confusion and frustration at many of Saskatoon's bus stops on Monday morning after the City of Saskatoon cancelled supplementary routes.

"I didn't know about it myself until now, so there definitely is going to be a change in my plans," passenger Travis Bitner said at a bus stop.

"I guess I'm going to have to find a ride with a roommate or try and make my way here a couple hours earlier."

Bitner, along with many other University of Saskatchewan students, were among those affected by route cancellations.

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