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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."

Asquith's zombie farm asylum ready for Halloween

Spooky sounds echo from the Kolodychuk farm in Asquith, 39 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

For the third year in a row, Holly Kolodychuk and her family have made their home and yard into a spectacular zombie farm asylum.

"At my house you have lots of gore and blood and zombies and screeches and crows," Kolodychuk explained.

"You start at one end and its like a maze you have to work your way through it until the end."

Saskatoon mom encourages non-food treats for Halloween

A Saskatoon mother of a child with food allergies is encouraging people handing out Halloween candy to offer non-food treats as well.
 
Shari Morpurgo never thought her three-year-old son Bennett would ever get to enjoy trick or treating until she heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project. He is severely allergic to eggs, dairy, soy and nuts which eliminates most Halloween candy.

“It would be really great for him to participate like this. All kids just want to participate,” Morpurgo said.

Saskatoon Minor Football renovation in jeopardy for spring completion

A spring 2015 completion date for the revamped Saskatoon Minor Football Field is in jeopardy as the Friends of the Bowl Foundation stares at a $3 million shortfall.

“We have commitment from the City of Saskatoon as they are the owners but we have heard nothing from the province just yet,” Johnny Marciniuk, founder of the Friends of the Bowl Foundation said.

Saskatoon Health Region continues Ebola preparations

As the West African Ebola death toll nears 5,000, the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) continues to work with health care professionals and community services to prepare for a potential case.

The Saskatoon Health Region says the preferred Ebola treatment site will be at St. Paul's Hospital. Deputy Medical Health Officer Dr. Johnmark Opondo said they hope to have the eight-bed unit on the second floor ready within a week and a half.

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