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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."

Trans community says docs can do little things to make patients comfortable

Jai Richards recalls an uncomfortable wait for an appointment at the gynecologist in January.

Sitting in the lobby, he noticed several eyes upon him as he waited to be called in. Born biologically female, Richards still attends regular follow-up appointments following his transition in 2011.
 
"People are just confused. 'Why is a guy coming in because we know what this clinic is.' It's like, 'Are you looking for the doctor's? That's downstairs,'" he said, adding it was difficult and uncomfortable for him, staff and patients.

PHOTOS: Wildlife makes Gardenscape debut

There's flora at Gardenscape, but now there's also fauna.

Little Ray's Reptiles made its Gardenscape debut this year. The show features all kinds of animals, from turtles and lizards to snakes, tarantulas and a baby cougar. 

Traveling exhibits operations manager Kyle Lawrie said they were excited to be invited to the show.

"Although the garden is really important and everyone has that spring fever, we also teach what you can also do in your own backyard to help save the wildlife," Lawrie said.

UPDATE: Body found in Saskatoon's Victoria Park

Police have released few details after the body of a man was found in Victoria Park in Saskatoon early Sunday morning.

Several people walking on the trail found the body on Spadina Crescent West near the skateboard park and called police.

Police are still notifying next of kin and will release the man's name when they believe it is appropriate.

The male's age and cause of death are unknown and police are still on scene.

Shots fired in Centre Mall parking lot, 2 detained

Saskatoon Police are questioning two people after shots were fired from a car in the Centre Mall parking lot Saturday night.

Police were called around 11:43 p.m. with word that someone had fired a gun towards another vehicle as they were stopped in the parking lot near the corner of 8th Street and Moss Avenue.

The other vehicle was hit at least once but the man inside wasn't struck.
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