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The Banks' developer surprised with added costs from city hall

The Banks' developer says he’s facing various head-winds as he pushes forward with the highly-anticipated River Landing development project.

As the four-structure residential-commercial project enters its 20-month construction window, Chris Le Fevre said he was caught off guard when the City of Saskatoon informed him of a few added costs he needed to incur if development is to move forward.

The first came when he asked to close Sonnenschein Way from Avenue B to C to work on the site, known as parcel A, uninterrupted, and to store equipment.

Warman boy sentenced for stabbing 13-year-old girl


Relatives of a 13-year-old boy from Warman watched as he was led away in handcuffs after being sentenced for stabbing a female classmate last fall.
 
"Sorry for everything I've done," he said as he wiped tears from his eyes.
 

Drunk driving charges laid in the death of Quinn Stevenson

After a 13-month investigation, Saskatoon police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Saskatoon teenager.

Quinn Stevenson, 17, had just graduated from Centennial Collegiate when he died in a two vehicle collision on Circle Drive and College Drive on Aug. 3, 2013.

Robin Tyler John, 26, from Duck Lake has been charged wtih seven counts, including impaired driving causing death, driving over .08 causing death, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, and criminal negligence causing death.

Updated: U of S scraps TransformUS process

The University of Saskatchewan will be replacing the TransformUS process.

Interim president Gordon Barnhart made the announcement that the much critiqued cost-cutting program was done, during an address to the campus community Tuesday afternoon.

"As everyone is aware we have been through what I call the crisis. I wasn't here at that time but I was watching it from afar and I saw it all unfold," Barnhart said. "It's been a difficult time for everyone."

Victoria's Secret could be coming to Saskatoon

America's biggest lingerie store could be coming to Saskatoon.
 
Victoria's Secret is looking for a store manager at Midtown Plaza, according to its online careers page.

L Brands is the parent company to Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath and Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel.

“We do not have any information that we are able to release at this time,” according to an email from L Brands’ media relations team.

Key murder trial witness sentenced for refusing to testify

The key witness in a historical Saskatoon murder trial has received a two and a half year sentence for contempt of court after refusing to testify.
 
Neil Lee Yakimchuk was supposed to be the first Crown witness to take the stand Monday at Long Nam Luu, Kenneth Jacob Tingle and Jonathan Kenneth Dombowsky's first-degree murder trial at Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench. They’re accused in connection to the murder of Isho Hana, who was shot in the middle of Preston Avenue South on April 15, 2004.
 

Man shows up at Saskatoon hospital with gunshot wound

Saskatoon police are investigating after a man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police said the man came into St. Paul’s Hospital Monday night on his own around 9 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The man is in stable condition but very few details are available at this time.

Police are seeking more information about the case and asking anyone who might know what happened to call 306-975-8300 or 1-800-222-8477.

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Inquest begins into death of man in Saskatoon police cell

A coroner's inquest into the death of a 57-year-old man while he was being held in the Saskatoon Police Service detention unit got underway Monday.

Douglas Morissette was found dead on the floor of his cell on the morning of Jan. 16, 2013.  He was arrested the previous night for public intoxication and three outsdanding warrants.

A six-person jury heard Monday afternoon that police found Morissette on the 100 block of 3rd Avenue North after a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting an unconscious man on the sidewalk.

Late crops in Sask. could suffer from early frost

The combination of a late crop and an early frost could create headaches for Saskatchewan's farmers this week.

Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for areas like Prince Albert and Spiritwood for early Tuesday morning. A cold front moving into the province from Alberta is expected to create below-average temperatures until the weekend.

"The cold air will be more over western sections early on in the week, then it will spread to more easterly sections towards the end of the week," said Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang.

Key witness refuses to testify at Saskatoon murder trial

A Crown witness who was convicted of the first-degree murder of Saskatoon man Isho Hana is refusing to testify at the trial of three men co-accused in Hana's murder.
 

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