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Meewasin Trail set to double

Plans to double the size of the Meewasin Trail are underway, along with a fundraising campaign to pay for it.

"There's a total of 16 kilometres that's going to be new and it will attach to an existing 14 kilometres of trail," said Lloyd Isaak, CEO of Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA).

The new portion of trail will connect Wanuskewin Heritage Park to Chief Whitecap Park.

City looking to dispense 18 seasonal taxi licences

The taxi committee is recommending the city of Saskatoon draw names from a hat to decide who gets 18 new seasonal taxi licences.

This recommendation, which still needs the approval from city council on Monday, is not sitting well with United Group general manager Troy Larmer.

New campaign to rally support for safer cycling

A new campaign by Saskatoon Cycles is rallying support to bring safer bike lanes to the city's streets.

The Better Bike Lanes Campaign  was launched on Tuesday with a petition to bring separated bike lanes to two streets next summer.

Saskatoon police taking fewer calls to downtown corner

Police are making fewer visits to an infamous downtown corner after changes were made to the area.

On Tuesday, the City of Saskatoon's planning and operations heard how removing a McDonald's restaurant on the corner of Second Avenue and 22nd Street has reduced loitering and made it a safer spot for pedestrians and surrounding businesses.

City narrows transportation project list from 52 to 20

A list of 20 projects to improve Saskatoon's transportation network has targeted new neighbourhoods in the city's east end.

Everything from overpasses, bridges and lane improvements have made this list, which the city hopes to have completed in the next 10 years.

City councillor says Confederation bus terminal could stay

The city's transit service is recommending the Confederation Bus Terminal stay put, according to Ward 3 City Councillor Ann Iwanchuk.

"I was advocating for that all along from the time the initial report came out," Coun. Iwanchuk said. "I heard from hundreds of people who used the terminal on a daily basis that they wanted to keep the terminal at the mall so I'm very happy to hear the administration listened to the concerns and have acted accordingly."

Operation Domino completes phase two in Saskatoon

People trapped in flipped over cars, surrounded by boarded up homes, and a help sign sitting on a roof. It looked like a scene from a movie but it was all part of phase two of Exercise Domino.

Tuesday afternoon at McNab Park eight different agencies including the RCMP, Saskatoon Police, Search and Rescue, MD Ambulance, and Fire and Protective Services practiced for an emergency scenario.

City of Saskatoon to ask province for slope failure aid

The ongoing slump in Nutana might not look like a disaster zone, but in order to turn the heads of the provincial government, the City of Saskatoon is calling it one.

“It’s the title listed on the program,” Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Clark said about the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP).

“We all know we’re not in a disaster zone right now, people’s houses haven’t fallen down, there’s people living in those houses … we what’s going on, it’s just instability.”

Exercise Domino evacuates residents in Saskatoon

The evacuation phase of Exercise Domino tested Saskatoon's emergency preparedness.

Monday morning multiple agencies and private companies worked together to evacuate around 180 participants from four different high rises and transport them to a reception centre in Warman.

"From the movement of a few hundred people we can extrapolate some numbers on how long it takes and the organization that goes into the movement of a populous," said emergency measures coordinator for the City of Saskatoon Anthony Tataryn.

Strip clubs could be isolated in heavy industrial areas of Saskatoon

It will only take six votes to push fulltime strip clubs to the north and southwest industrial areas of Saskatoon.

“Council has directed us to accommodate adult entertainment venues as a permitted use in only these areas,” the City’s planning manager Alan Wallace said.

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