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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 ranks second in Canada for severe crimes

Saskatoon ranked second when it comes to having the most severe crimes last year.

“We don’t want to be number two, we don’t want to be number 10, we’re trying to bring crime down as much as we can and it’s on our shoulders naturally to work on these issues,” Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill said. “We’re down about 47 per cent in the last decade so we’re making real progress, there’s a lot more work to do yet but we’re on the right track.”

U of S administration, faculty association in court over veto

The University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA) and U of S administration returned to court Wednesday to argue the issue of whether the school's president should have a veto over giving professors tenure.

The case stems from a decision back in March by arbitrator Andrew Sims. Sims ruled that the U of S Board of Governors shouldn't have let then-president Peter MacKinnon reject tenure for a sociology professor.

Arguments generally turned around the nearly century-old Universities Act and the USFA's collective bargaining agreement with the school.

Saskatoon clown to train with Patch Adams in Peru

The clowning calling is more than red noses, baggy pants, and being under the big top for Alyssa Billingsley.

After clowning around Canada for two years the Saskatoon-born clown has joined forces with Canadian chapter of Clowns without Borders called Clowns Sans Frontières.

"This will be my first humanitarian clown trip," Billingley explained.

Worker in hospital after electrical shock at Cory mine

A man was sent to hospital after suffering an electrical shock while working at the PotashCorp Cory mine.

The 35-year-old man was working underground at the mine, located southwest of Saskatoon, Tuesday morning when he was shocked at around 9:30 a.m.

The man was transported to hospital and PotashCorp public relations director Bill Johnson said indications show that the injuries are not life threatening.

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