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City of Saskatoon

Citizens provide a vision for Saskatoon's future

It was a full house Tuesday evening for the second of three public meetings about the City of Saskatoon's "growth plan to half a million".

Over 100 people turned out to hear city planners and developers discuss a wide array of topics, and to provide feedback as the city prepares to become home to half a million people over the next 30 years.

Here's what some had to say:

Sask. families hope roundtable leads to inquiry

Sitting at the same desk where she got the tragic news, Myrna LaPlante shuffled through all the information she has about the weeks that surrounded her aunt going missing.

"In 2007, September, I'm sitting in this office here and I get a call that our aunt is missing from her home," Myrna said. "My response was, 'What do you mean she's missing?'"

Number 1 McMaster too much for underdog Huskies

McMaster University lived up to its billing as the top men's college volleyball team in the country.

The Marauders defeated the host U of S Huskies 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-18) Thursday night at the 2015 CIS Men’s Volleyball Championship in front of a near sellout crowd of 2,223 at the PAC in Saskatoon.

All Canadian Danny Demyenko had 11 kills and 16 points for the Maruauders. Jordan Nowakowski, Paul Thomson and middle hitter Tyler Epp led the Huskies with nine kills each.

Gas prices in Saskatoon climb over a $1/litre

It's been a while since gas prices topped over a $1 per litre in Saskatoon.

On Thursday many gas stations around the city started raising prices to $102.9 per litre. That's a 10 cent hike from where most stations were earlier this week.

But the hike hasn't hit all stations yet. As of Friday morning a handful of stations were still sitting at $97.9 and $92.9 per litre.

According to GasBuddy.com, Saskatoon gas prices are now above the provincial average of $96.8 per litre but still below the national average which stands at $103.9 per litre.

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B.C. police force sees value in gun amnesty

A British Columbia police offer can’t think of any reason why not to hold a gun amnesty after the mayor of Saskatoon floated the idea Wednesday

Const. Jeff Palmer with the West Vancouver Police Department has been part of two successful campaigns, in 2006 and again in 2013, in conjunction with the rest of the province.

Saskatoon Transit users can track buses in real time

Saskatoon Transit has launched its own website which features real-time bus tracking and trip planning tools.

The goal of the new website is to made it easier for current customers but also encourage new customers to try transit.

All of the new tools can be viewed on mobile devices.

Saskatoon Transit has also launched a new Twitter account (@stoontransit) which is monitored by the customer service team.

Man shot in leg in Saskatoon, police search for suspect

A man has been taken to hospital after he was shot in the leg in Saskatoon Wednesday morning.

It happened after 6:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of 20th near Pleasant Hill Community School.

At one point officers with their guns drawn surrounded a home on Avenue S South and 20th Street.

Officers entered the boarded up home which appeared to be vacant. It was reported to police that at least one man had broken into the home, shot the 30-year-old victim, and then ran away.

Snowy sidewalks limit wheelchair access downtown

Navigating through snowy sidewalks can be challenging for anyone, but imagine the obstacles facing those confined to a wheelchair.

“It’s too icy and it’s too bumpy and there’s a big lip at the end of it where I actually have to go over it,” said 47-year-old Lynnett Boris, describing a sidewalk ramp, or curb cut, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 24th Street in Saskatoon.

No south ramp for Stonebridge interchange

Ryan Gerstmar is one of many Stonebridge residents surprised to hear the new interchange slated to open in 2016 will not include a south ramp.

“Most neighbours don’t actually know that we aren’t having a right-hand turn. Everyone I’ve talked to is shocked,” Gerstmar said.

“I think it’s pretty short sighted. It’s pretty unprecedented in the city to have an interchange without a right-hand turn.

Saskatoon gets more aggressive on snow clearing bylaw

Residents who neglect to shovel their sidewalk could start to get expensive fines in Saskatoon.

The issue was a contentious one at city council Monday night. Council heard just over 500 warnings were handed out last year.

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