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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."

Another day, another water main break in Saskatoon

For a second straight morning a water main break disrupted people's normal routes to work in Saskatoon.

Two blocks of Miners Avenue were closed from 58th Street to 60th Street after a broken water main sent water gushing into the streets after 5 a.m.

With the temperature hovering around -20 C, the water quickly turned to slush and ice making the road impassible.

Water in the 800 block of 60th Street was shut off for crews to make repairs. The city expects repairs to be complete by Friday evening.

Saskatoon Muslims open homes to community

It's all smiles and laughter as Shamoon and Najia Rashid welcome their neighbours into their home.

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra announces new music director

Juno-nominated conductor Eric Paetkau will be the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) next music director.

The SSO announced last August that Maestro Victor Sawa would become the first conductor of emeritus of the orchestra at the end of the 2014-15 season. Sawa was with SSO for five seasons. He will also leave as music director of Regina’s Symphony Orchestra in 2016 after 20 years at the helm.

A committee began its search for a new music director in Saskatoon and landed on Paetkau, whose new position was announced Wednesday evening at the Persephone Theatre.

Saskatoon’s downtown is safe, businesses say

As Saskatoon continues to grow, so will its social problems unless dealt with seriously and effectively.

That’s the message from Trading Post owner Bruce Garman, who operates his business just a few blocks north of the Scotiabank Galaxy Theatre where Kelly Lutz was stabbed on Feb. 13 by a random stranger who had just been asked to leave The Lighthouse Assisted Living centre.

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