City of Saskatoon
Plans to overlay architectural controls in one of Saskatoon’s most vibrant streets were approved Monday evening.
Councillors voted unanimously to rezone Broadway Avenue in order to preserve the core characteristics of the area despite concerns expressed by some developers.
The city is capping its potential for high-density development in the area, said John Kearly, vice-president of the Millennium III Group of Companies.
After an unexpected vote last week from city council to defer making a decision on a Broadway rezoning plan, Councillor Charlie Clark said he’s confident the plan, which aims to maintain the core characteristics of the popular street, will be passed tonight.
“I think it’s in good shape,” said Clark on Friday, Sept. 14. “I’ve heard from more people from both sides … saying they’re supportive.”
Clay Mazurkewich is running for Saskatoon mayor. He's the third candidate to announce he is running, behind Don Atchison and Tom Wolf.
Mazurkewich filed his nomination papers on Thursday. Mazurkewich is a consultant.
The Saskatoon civic election takes place on Oct. 24.
Members of Saskatoon's business community have formed the Prosperity Saskatoon initiative aimed at seeing Saskatoon's growth and positive business climate continue after the municipal election in October.
"I think it's about staying on track. It's about staying on the right track," said Alan Thomarat, president and CEO of the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders' Association.
Prosperity Saskatoon's main goal is to keep the city's boom going.
Former mayor Henry Dayday announced Wednesday afternoon that he will not be running for mayor this fall.
Dayday, who held the position from 1988-2000, said he made the decision after Tom Wolf announced his candidacy earlier this week.
“I’m interested in the city having a change in leadership,” he said. And with three candidates in the mix, there is a concern that Mayor Don Atchison will win again, Dayday told reporters.
Dayday said he will be supporting Wolf, the 47-year-old research scientist, who he said shares many of the same ideas as him.
An apartment tower in Saskatoon that will give people a new, affordable place to call home has officially opened.
The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc. tower project is an eight storey apartment building with 58 units that will house almost 70 people.
One of those people is John, who has been homeless since he moved to Saskatoon from Montreal in May.
"Most people don't realize that when you're homeless, the worst thing is the fear. You're scared. You don't have a base of operations. You don't know what's going to happen next."
It's a time of year when the hard work and dedication pays off to both
up-and-coming and the seasoned vets of the Canadian country music scene.
The Canadian Country Music Association Awards were handed out Sunday night at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.
For the second year in a row, Hey Romeo was named group of the year. Band member, Darren Gusnowsky, said he's happy to win, knowing how hard Hey Romeo worked to get to this point.
After a week of parties, concerts and workshops in Saskatoon, Country Music Week will wrap up Sunday.
The Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) will be broadcast live from Credit Union Centre. Fans were treated to an afternoon of free performances Saturday by George Canyon, Doc Walker and other artists.
Johnny Reid has a leading eight nominations heading into tonight's show, while Dean Brody of B.C. has seven.
Mayoral candidate Henry Dayday on Friday took a few jabs at city council, criticizing them for not only how the River Landing project is being financed, but also for not doing enough to solve the traffic jams in the Circle Drive area.
According to Dayday, who also served as the former mayor of Saskatoon from 1988 to 2000, the city actually faces a $1-million budget shortfall as a result of how the River Landing project is being bankrolled.
It is a visionary gift the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.
On Friday, it received a $1 million donation from Cameco going towards the building's capital campaign.
For its generosity, a section will be named the Cameco Learning Studio once the building is up and running. Children and adults can learn about and make art in the studio.
That's slated for either late 2014 or early 2015.