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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 water main break swallows van

A family had a scare Thursday evening when their car nose-dived into a sink hole caused by a water main break near the airport.

The hole opened up after a water main broke at the corner of 45th Street and Hanselman Avenue. 

A woman in the car, who did not wish to give her name, said she thought it was just a pot hole but it swallowed the whole front of her mini van and sent water flowing into the front part of the cabin.

PHOTOS: Saskatoon family in crisis after hotel room closure

A family of eight find themselves back on the unstable housing treadmill after several rooms were closed at a Saskatoon hotel.

21 rooms at the Northwoods Inn and Suites were declared unfit for occupancy in the wake of a visit by health inspectors this week.

The hotel has come to fill a niche in Saskatoon's tight housing market. Willing to rent rooms by the month, it's become housing-of-last-resort to many living on social assistance.

Sask. Teacher's Federation holds hearings on disgraced pair

The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation is dealing with two disgraced educators.

The federation's Professional Ethics Committee met Thursday in Saskatoon. The panel of teachers from around the province looked at two cases.

The first was Jayson Kennard.  The 40-year-old is serving a 16-month sentence for using Facebook in an attempt to lure a 16-year-old former student while working as a teacher in Saskatoon.

Sask. man completes mediation for pushing neighbour who shot his dog

An assault charge has been dropped against a Saskatchewan man who pushed the neighbour who shot his dog.

It was announced in Saskatoon Provincial Court this week after Michael Price completed mediation.
 
Price was charged with common assault for pushing his neighbour, Eugene Krawchuk, to the ground on Krawchuk's rural property near St. Denis on April 11, 2013. It happened after Krawchuk shot and killed the Price family's dog, Bentley, when the St. Bernard wandered onto the neighbour's land.
 

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