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Police make multiple visits to Saskatoon hip-hop concert

Bear mace and flying fists brought Saskatoon police to 2nd Avenue outside the O'Brian's Events Centre on two separate occasions Friday night.

This was during a performance from American hip-hop artist Tech N9ne.

At 11:30 p.m., police say a man walked up to a group of people standing outside the building and let loose with bear mace.

Several people were treated on scene by MD Ambulance. Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran from the scene.

Saskatoon Transit negotiations break down, lockout looms

A Saturday night transit lockout is all but guaranteed after labour negotiations broke down yet again Friday afternoon.

President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 615 Jim Yakubowski, said both sides met for just 45 minutes on Friday, and even before the union sat down, the city was clear they weren’t moving on pensions or wages.

Saskatoon Transit riders nervous over looming lockout

While the city of Saskatoon and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement – a group of transit users is walking on egg shells – as a looming lockout set for Saturday night approaches.

Update: City of Saskatoon hands transit union lockout notice

Bus service in Saskatoon could be suspended this weekend if a deal can't be reached between the City and the union representing transit workers.

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) was handed a lockout notice by the City on Thursday.

The notice gives the union 48 hours to come to an agreement with the city, otherwise buses will stop running Saturday at 9 p.m.

Access Transit will not be affected by a lockout.

Near parity in Saskatoon city council celebrated

There will be celebration and recognition in honour of the four women elected to Saskatoon city council Thursday at an event put on by the Saskatchewan chapter of Equal Voice.

"Saskatchewan will be heading into 18 months of consecutive elections starting in 2015," chair of Equal Voice Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Miller said.

"We feel that it's important before we begin to work on getting more women elected and encouraging women to run for public office, we need to celebrate the ones that are already there."

Remai Modern Art Gallery adds another 23 Picasso works

In 2012, a collection of 406 linocuts by famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso were donated to the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.

The collection, thought to the largest of its kind in the world, was assembled by Eston, Saskatchewan-born art collector Frederick Mulder. On Wednesday, Mulder helped announce his donation of another 23 ceramic works to the gallery's already impressive collection of Picasso artwork.

Warrant issued for man connected to a Saskatoon shooting

Saskatoon police are asking for the public's help locating a man after a Canadawide warrant was issued for 38-year-old Sean Broadley, in connection with a recent shooting in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon recycling more, household garbage production remains high

Recycling is up two-thirds in Saskatoon but the amount of garbage per household continues to top the national average.

“Considering we’re talking about a year since we launched the program, not everyone had their bin until halfway through the year so we think the program is trending in the right direction,” Brenda Wallace, director of environmental and corporate initiatives said.

Committees fundraise for Willowgrove, Holy Family playgrounds

The province might be paying for two new schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood but they aren't funding any new playgrounds.

Roughly 700 students are already registered to attend Willowgrove School and Holy Family School next year, which share a massive facility. The tentative move-in date is January.

Saskatoon man pleads guilty to kidnapping of ex-fiancée

A man charged with the kidnapping and beating of his ex-fiancée last spring in Saskatoon entered guilty pleas on three charges this morning in provincial court.

Clinton McLaughlin, 36, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, kidnapping and breach of a court order.

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