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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."

Family concerned about missing Saskatoon woman

The family of an elderly woman in Saskatoon says its concerned about the safety of Heather Lynn Hague.
The 73-year-old senior was last at her home on Boychuck Drive Friday morning.
Hague has a hard time walking, doesn't have access to a vehicle or friends in the area she could be visiting.
Her family says her behaviour is unusual.

Hague is 5 foot 4 and 150 pounds. She has brown eyes and short straight grey hair.  She wears thin framed glasses and should be wearing a blue mid-length winter coat.

Culture and fun for everyone at Saskatoon Cree classes

A teacher walks with a crock pot of stew into a small room with a table surrounded by chairs at the back of the Carlyle King Library ahead of a Cree class in Saskatoon. The students, both young and grown and from all walks of life, crowd around the delicious smells with their textbooks out, ready to learn.

"I just want to learn as many languages in Canada as possible," Nya, a student from Africa, said. "I work in the crisis centre and I deal with people from First Nations and people will tell me 'I speak Saulteaux, I speak Cree.'"

PHOTOS: Frosted Gardens open in Saskatoon

It's a winter wonderland down at the Bessborough Hotel as the Frosted Gardens open.

The short stroll through the ice gardens features eight giant ice sculptures, each depicting beautiful scenes like dragons, fish and winter and weighing up to 2,500 lbs. At night, coloured lights bring the statues to life.

Other activities, all made from ice, include speed carving demonstrations, bowling, a maze, a drink bar and a wall to carve initials into.

Saskatoon Transit pension changes not in effect during lockout

The Saskatchewan Labour Board ruled today on an issue surrounding a change to the pension of Saskatoon city workers that had the city facing off against the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615.

The union argument was that changes made to the pension plan in September should not be allowed as they happened while the transit workers were locked out. They wanted to see the bylaw reversed.

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