City of Saskatoon
In an effort to sell the few remaining city-owned homes in Pleasant Hill Village, council approved a motion to introduce rent-to-own provisions to Saskatoon’s housing program.
The seven remaining units continue to sit empty since the City purchased 18 unsold homes from developers in December 2010. The city promised to buy any unsold units in order to attract developers.
residents can have their dirt back.
As one slope failure gets repaired, another is undergoing an engineering study.
The most recent slope failure in Nutana is just a few houses down from one that occurred last summer.
Saskatoon’s bikers want to stand up and fight for children’s rights and privileges, and they want to declare the month of August as Child Abuse Awareness Month.
“Children are the only thing innocent in this world and we have monsters out there that are taking their innocence away,” said Chad “Tap” Kereluk.
Garbage collection in Saskatoon will get smarter after city council approved a project to introduce a service-verification system to curbside collections.
“This project is about modernizing our garbage collection service,” said Brenda Wallace, manager of environmental services with the City of Saskatoon.
City councillors could not decide whether to move forward on a multi-unit recycling program simply because they ran out of time.
Council members were divided on the issue of entering into a 15-year contract with Cosmopolitan Industries to offer multi-unit recycling across Saskatoon.
The debate exceeded an hour as each councillor stood up at made their case for or against this proposed agreement.
An area of soil between 11 Street East and Saskatchewan Crescent East weighing about as much as 500 houses continues to shift by about three-and-a-half centimetres every day.
And until a consultant can get in to do more tests, City of Saskatoon Strategic Services manager Rob Frank says that's about all they know.
"Geotechnical engineers need to assess the monitoring data that they're going to collect over the next 90 days so that they can come up with some potential solution," he said.
You won’t be hearing any children playing this summer in Kinsmen Park.
Demolition crews already ripped up the kiddie train tracks ahead of a planned re-model in the park along Spadina Crescent. The City of Saskatoon was hoping construction crews would begin the rebuilding process this spring.
Saskatoon’s newest bridge has been named, now the finishing touches are being put on the Circle Drive South project.
“We’ll be finished in time to open it up on July 31,” said Doug Drever, project director for the bridge.
Signage has been ordered and paving continues as crews continue to push to meet the deadline that’s just 17 days away.
Drever told News Talk Radio in June they found themselves ahead of schedule, after a six-month, winter-delayed construction in early spring.
Excessive vehicle noise continues in different parts of Saskatoon and the city continues to try and find the best enforcement tool.
“This has been an issue the whole time I’ve been on council since 2010, and it’s a legitimate complaint,” said Ward 5 Councillor Randy Donauer.