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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."

Police investigating series of attempts to lure kids

A Saskatoon elementary school has sent letters home with parents warning about a suspicious man after police received similar reports about attempts to lure children near parks and schools.
 
"The Saskatoon Police Service had indicated that a suspicious person has been seen near schools in a variety of areas of Saskatoon and has tried to lure students into his vehicle on a number of occasions," the note, sent from St. Edward School in the city's Hudson Bay Park area, reads.
 

Narcotics stolen from City Hospital

After a large amount of narcotics were stolen from City Hospital in Saskatoon, police are warning the public to keep an eye out for them.

Sask. Legion rep urges public to keep poppy traditions

Saskatchewan's Royal Canadian Legion is asking people to stick to tradition when it comes to poppies.

With the nation looking for ways to show support in the wake of the Ottawa shootings, some have proposed starting the tradition of wearing a poppy a week early this year.

Cherilyn Cooke, provincial executive director for the Legion's Saskatchewan branch, said they'd prefer if people wore them the same way they have been for almost 100 years: between the last Friday in October and November 11th.

Saskatoon police chief asks for more officers

Saskatoon's police chief is calling for more officers in the face of a rapidly growing city.

Sasaktoon Police Service (SPS) Chief Clive Weighill made his pitch as he presented a proposed budget at Thursday's meeting of the Sasaktoon Board of Police Commissioners.

"We're not a community anymore that isn't growing and we can be stangant and try to find a couple efficiencies and we'll all be fine. The world has changed. And as the city is growing at about a four per cent rate, it's hard for us to keep up," he said in remarks to media following the meeting.

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