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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."

PHOTOS: Stars stun at the Met Gala in New York

Rihanna's regal yellow coat was the talk of the Met Gala's red carpet Monday night.

Beyonce wore a peekaboo custom gown with multicoloured crystals and stones. Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian West also wore translucent dresses.

The evening was aimed at raising millions for the museum's Anna Wintour Costume Center. The event was inspired by the Met's new exhibit "China; Through the Looking Glass."

Notifynow test in Saskatoon Tuesday night

Most of the residents in Saskatoon will receive a message from the city Tuesday night as part of the city-wide test of notifynow.

The City of Saskatoon Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is doing the semi-annual test of the mass notification system at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.

"We really want to make the citizens of Saskatoon familiar with what the messaging sounds like," EMO co-ordinator Anthony Tataryn said.

Saskatoon Fire Dept. looks at moving stations

The Saskatoon Fire Department is working on getting better coverage in the city's southeast.

Currently, the Stonebridge neighbourhood sits outside the department's ideal travel time of four minutes from a fire hall.

A plan was floated in 2014 to build a new station in the neighbourhood. The department asked for time to review the location.

Now, a proposal put to the city's planning, development and community services committee is pointing to a different solution.

Sentencing arguments made in teacher luring case

An ex-Saskatoon teacher convicted of luring a 16-year-old former student over Facebook will find out next week how long he will spend behind bars.
 
His face wet with tears, Jayson Clark Kennard, 40, apologized to the victim during Monday's sentencing arguments at Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench. Kennard was found guilty in March of luring a child for the purpose of facilitating child pornography.
 

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