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New electronics recycler opens in Saskatoon

A national charity wants to help rid your closets, garages and attics of old electronics.

The Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) is opening a new depot in Saskatoon Monday.

The non-profit group takes unwanted equipment, fixes it up, then donates it to other charitable groups.

Director of community investment Alistair Noble said the group has a different mandate than SARCAN, which also has an electronics recycling program.

Field House closed for water main break repairs

The City of Saskatoon Field House is closed as city crews repair a water main break.

The facility will be closed Monday and Tuesday for repairs and will reopen on Wednesday.

In the meantime, the city's other recreational facilities will be open as normal.

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Dance studio bringing Indian culture to Saskatoon

In a bright room, pillows lie on the floor in one corner, instruments in another and the walls are covered in bright pictures of dancers. It is the brand new studio for the Mudra School of Performing Arts.

With a shop filled with beautiful costumes and jewelery in the front and a spare room for children in the back, the studio is the colorful dream of Sneha Mukherjee.

Saskatoon ink addicts flock to tattoo expo

Just as tattoos continue to grow in popularity, so too does the Saskatoon Tattoo Expo, with a record number of artists coming out over the weekend.

More than 160 artists from across the country brought their talent and equipment to the decade-old bridge city expo and filled the Prairieland Park hall.

“I think that’s just because it’s getting so popular. People want to showcase their work here,” expo organizer Jody Spychaj said.

Updated: Two charged after shots fired from vehicle

Two men are in custody after shots were fired in Saskatoon and Clavet early Sunday morning.

It started when RCMP received a call at 1:44 a.m. that shots had been fired in Clavet located east of Saskatoon on Highway 16.

The suspects had already left the scene but seven cars had been damaged in the parking lot of the community's hotel. Six of the vehicles had their tires slashed and one had damage from the firearm.

No one was injured.

Bust a Move rocks Saskatoon Field House

Saskatoon busted a move for breast health on Saturday.

Sask. RxFiles gets high praise from Afghan military

The Saskatoon Health Region’s drug database has received recognition from the Afghan military.

The military presented SHR with a certificate of appreciation for giving them access to the region’s RxFiles.

“I think it was just really neat to get that particular recognition; particularly for the uniqueness of being recognized by that particular group,” said Loren Regier, SHR’s pharmacy services RxFiles academic detailing program coordinator.

Electron microscope shrinks Sask. diagnostic wait times

Diagnostic wait times for renal, neurological and cardiac diseases are about to drop in Saskatchewan thanks to a new microscope at a Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) hospital.

St. Paul's hospital now has a digital transmission electron microscope (TEM), the first one for clinical diagnosis in the province.

Fire crews battle early morning blaze

No one was home when the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire Saturday morning.

Fire crews got a call at 4:37 a.m. about smoke coming from a home at 117 Ave S North.

Three fire trucks and an aerial ladder crew found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front door when they arrived on scene within four minutes.

Interior efforts to fight the fire were switched to outside when the roof became unstable and crews had the fire under control in 39 minutes.

City launches spring roadwork program

Warmer temperatures and a melting snowpack means the City of Saskatoon can launch its spring roadwork program, patching potholes and sweeping the streets.

“Starting Monday April 14 we will be kicking off the spring pothole blitz as well as the spring street sweeping blitz,” Pat Hyde director of public works said Friday, adding at this time last year city crews were pothole patching, street sweeping and still pushing snow.

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