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Saskatoon basketball team headed to world finals

Saskatchewan is known for it's hockey players and Saskatoon is known for it's bridges but Team Saskatoon has shown that prairie athletes are also a force to reckoned with in basketball.

Last weekend, Team Saskatoon took the top spot in three-on-three (3x3) basketball in the Americas tournament in Chicago. The placement qualified the four-man team to compete for the world title in Tokyo in October.

Fall leisure registration still flawed says councillor

Registration for fall leisure activities is underway in Saskatoon.
 
Families were able to start the process on Sunday, but Ward 9 Councillor Tiffany Paulsen says it hasn't been as easy as it should be.
 
"All of council has actually received complaints and I've noticed a lot on social media, I've seen a lot of complaining happening as well," Paulsen said in an interview with News Talk on Monday.
 

Saskatoon crossing fingers for new infrastructure funds

The City of Saskatoon hopes the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) will help pave the way to a safer and faster moving Saskatoon.

“Under the New Building Canada Fund the city could be eligible to receive $175 million over 10 years,” Kerry Tarasoff, general manager of finances with the City of Saskatoon, said.

Two Sask. comic book stores finalists for retail award

Two Saskatchewan comic book stores have made the short list to be crowned top shop in Canada.

Amazing Stories in Saskatoon and Comic Readers in Regina are two of five finalists for the Harry Kremer Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award.
 
Rather than artists or writers, the annual award honours those who stock the shelves that feed the nation’s ever growing love of all things comic-related.

Saskatoon fire chief delivers report on rail issues

Rail safety was once again on the agenda at City Hall.

In response to a request from Saskatoon City Council back in June, fire chief Dan Paulsen presented a report to Monday's meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

The report focused on the impact of rail on emergency response, and included short-term measures aimed at helping to address problems.

Saskatoon cracking down on unsafe pet owners

City hall is cracking down on pet owners allowing animals to freely roam on the back of pickup trucks while driving through Saskatoon.

“The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) recommends all pets be protected during transport by the use of crates or with tethering devices such as seatbelts,” Dr. Terri Chotowitz with the Cumberland Veterinary Clinic in Saskatoon said.

Saskatchewan celebrated in P.E.I.

Some of the prairie's top talent is headed out east to show what Saskatchewan has to offer. Prince Edward Island is celebrating Saskatchewan Week with a showcase of Saskatchewan talent.

"Well, 2014 in P.E.I. marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. For you history buffs you know how important that event was in Canadian history," P.E.I. 2014 executive director Penny Walsh-McGuire said on the Brent Loucks Show.

"Really it marked the first meeting that lead to the creation of our country and agreeing to Canada as a country in principle."

Saskatoon observes Decoration Day

Saskatoon residents and veterans paid tribute to their fallen friends and family members on Sunday.

Around 100 people gathered at in the heart of Woodlawn Cemetery for the 91st Decoration Day. Walking through Memorial Avenue, they gathered around the large stone monument among the rows of simple headstones, dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in battle.
 
“We did have a pretty good crowd. It’s too bad, we don’t remember our veterans like we should,” organizer Wayne Bourget said, adding he wished more people had come.
 

Saskatoon teens in custody after allegedly stealing vehicle

Two teenagers in Saskatoon were left with charges and a hospital visit after trying to flee the police canine unit early Monday morning.

It started just after 3 a.m. when a police canine officer spotted a suspicious vehicle near 39th Street and Ave B North.

The officer tried to pull the vehicle over but instead it led to a quick pursuit before the suspects took off on foot.

The canine officer first tracked down a 13-year-old boy then a short time later a 15-year-old boy was tracked down at Airport Drive and Circle Drive.

Global Village helps small communities at FolkFest

It's known as the incubator for pavilions and it was a major hit at this year's FolkFest.

The RBC Global Village attracted thousands of guests, foodies and would-be travellers looking to get a taste of lands far away.

The four communities of Bangladesh, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone called the village home this year. It was also the debut of the Ghana and Sierra Leone pavilions.

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