Six days away from their opening game at the MasterCard Memorial Cup, the Saskatoon Blades have juggled their lines and are welcoming the return of veteran forward Erik Benoit.
“It was hard to watch from the sidelines when they started getting skating and practicing and I was excited for my first skate with the team a couple of weeks ago and now getting into the thick of things it’s getting better,” said Benoit.
Another look at the North Commuter Bridge project came with a spike in the project's cost.
The bridge was initially estimated at just more that $85 million will now cost the city $194 million.
"In our budget last year, we didn't have the functional planning completed in time so all we had to work off of was a four-lane bridge with walkways on either side," said special projects manager Dan Willems.
Saskatoon Police are investigating a report of suspicious male who allegedly tried several times to get a young girl in his car.
The 13-year-old told police the incident happened yesterday near 11th Street and Avenue L South.
As she was walking, an unknown male in a car asked her to get in three different times.
Each time he claimed the girls mom had asked him to give her a ride or that the mother was on his cell phone wishing to speak to her.
The teen refused and ran home.
Highway 16 east of Radisson is now open after water flooded the highway earlier this week.
About 150 metres of road was covered in water. The eastbound lanes were roughly 10 inches deep. That caused the Ministry of Highways to shut the lanes down except to light traffic. The westbound lanes weren't as bad and traffic was able to continue on the road.
As of Friday morning, the water on the eastbound lanes is sitting at six inches, according to the ministry.
Large trucks and semis were able to get through but other traffic was detoured an extra 88 kilometres.
Florists in Saskatchewan are blooming with business this week.
"I would say it's our single busiest week of the year," said Quinn Brown, one of the owner's of Quinn and Kim's Grower Direct in Saskatoon.
"Valentine's Day is a busy week too, but you really get slammed all in one day at Valentine's. Mother's Day just progressively gets busier and busier as the week moves on," he said.
Brown grew up on a farm and compared this week for flower shops to the equivalent of harvest week for a farmer.
The congregation at the Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon is trying to pay all the bills while the building's future is uncertain.
Thursday night there was a fundraising concert. The money raised will help pay monthly expenses that total around $20,000.
The Third Avenue United Church board is appealing a rejected bid by the Third Avenue Centre, said chair Peter Barnacle.
“The question is how we proceed with the sale – with them or someone else? We’re trying to unravel that but in doing so, it has added about six months to our intended time frame,” he said.
The Saskatoon Police Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit made a handful of arrests since the beginning of April.
On April 10, the ICE Unit executed a search warrant stemmoing from an online investigation, leading to the arrest of a 68-year-old male.
Neil Martin of Saskatoon was charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making child pornography available. Martin appeared in court on May 7.
A Saskatchewan man, lost and alone, was found by an RCMP remote controlled helicopter that spotted him from the sky.
The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early Thursday morning.
RCMP arrived at the accident scene after midnight, but couldn't find the driver.
"He had suffered a head injury in the crash and became disorientated and wandered off," said RCMP corporal Doug Green.
One of two Saskatoon brothers on trial for attempted murder said he was
uninvolved in an attack on Clifton Wolfe and that he actually tried helping the
man he had just met at an apartment party on Preston Avenue last
Jeremy Mooswa told his side of the story Thursday morning at Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench. The 27-year-old is accused of attacking, robbing, kidnapping and nearly shooting Clifton Wolfe.
Last week one city councillor learned that council has no authority on the placement or removal of stop and yield signs in the City of Saskatoon.
“I was totally surprised to be told that city council didn’t have the authority to do that,” said Ward 5 Councillor Randy Donauer.
This came to light after Donauer asked to remove a stop sign at the intersection of Whiteswan Drive and Pinehouse Drive. Area residents filed complaints to him about excessive vehicle noise because of that stop sign.