The Credit Union Centre is taking safety precautions by hiring an American crowd security company for Memorial Cup weekend.
“We want the guest to always feel safe and secure coming to any event,” said Greg Overstreet, the branch manager of Contemporary Services Corporation based in Georgia.
For almost 50 years, the company has specialized in crowd management and security from sporting events to presidential inaugurations.
Hoping to improve the quality of Canadian wheat, the federal and provincial governments have partnered with the University of Saskatchewan and created the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA).
“Wheat has been king in Western Canada for a number of years, now it’s more than a rotational crop as people look to wheat as a good return on their investment,” said federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz.
A two-day forum aimed at coming up with a plan to end homelessness in Saskatoon has wrapped up.
The efforts of local advocates resulted in 72 recommendations that the United Way will use to release a plan next month.
The event is called a charette. It's a concept taken from the world of architecture and design firms. The idea is a short-term, intensive gathering of stakeholders tasked with coming up with a concrete set of recommendations.
Saskatchewan teachers are feeling uneasy after finding out their school division
is facing a $2.7 million shortfall heading into the new school
Prairie Spirit School Division, which includes communities surrounding Saskatoon like Warman, Martensville and Clavet, is the fast-growing school division in Saskatchewan.
"Our school division is underfunded when we compare it to other school divisions in the province," said Larry Pavloff, the division's board chair.
A white beefalo now roams the bison exhibit at Saskatoon's Forestry Farm.
The four-year-old calf is a Charolais and Bison hybrid that looks similar to a White Buffalo -- an animal First Nations and Métis people consider sacred.
A Saskatchewan family is going public after their dog was killed on a farm near St. Denis last month.
The 13-month-old Saint Bernard Bentley was shot when he ran onto a neighbouring property.
RCMP confirm they have interviewed the family and sent that information to the Crown, which will decide if any charges are possible.
But Bentley's owners tell News Talk Radio they want someone held responsible.
Construction has started on the Remai Art Gallery in Saskatoon.
“The drilling is underway,” said project manager Jeanna South.
“We’re hoping to see some of the more major excavation work in the next couple of weeks.”
Before the construction began, site fencing and pedestrian detours were set up to ensure the safety of the site and the public.
City council and administration are working with the Children’s Discovery Museum to reuse the Mendel Art Gallery space.
A 13-year-old boy has died after he was involved in an ATV crash, east of Arborfield Wednesday night.
Carrot River RCMP were called out to a farm at about 7 p.m.
The investigation revealed the boy was driving through a field, near his house. At some point, he drove between two fence posts and did not see the barbed wire.
The wire caused the ATV to roll.
The boy died en route to hospital. His name has not been released.
A rental scam in Saskatoon left 24 hopeful renters out $1,100 each.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jason Hartlen after he convinced two dozen renters in Saskatoon to give him a damage deposit for a rental property that he did not own.
The property was listed on Kijiji and looked ideal. Amanda Gall saw the listing for the apartment on the 800 block of Kingsmere Boulevard and quickly contacted the ad.
In their continued efforts to find efficiencies and trim excess spending, the University of Saskatchewan’s TransformUS task forces announced the final criteria they will use to evaluate every service on campus.
Like grading a paper, task force members will evaluate all academic and support services according to two lists of weighted criteria to save the cash-strapped university as much as $25 million annually.
The announcement follows a month-long community consultation period where the university collected opinions and suggestions from staff and students.