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Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant stabbed in Saskatoon

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was stabbed in Saskatoon Thursday morning.

It happened just after 4 a.m. on Herman Avenue near the north entrance to Prairieland Park.

Police were called after the man knocked on the door of a home for help after he had been stabbed. Saskatoon police say the 27-year-old man was wanted on a warrant by Corrections Canada for breaching his statutory release.

He was taken to Royal University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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Saskatoon Stop the CrISIS campaign wraps up

Around 150 people gathered at the University of Saskatchewan Wednesday evening to learn about Islam and combat radicalization.

The Amadiyya Muslim community's Stop the CrISIS campaign wrapped up with guest speakers and a question and answer session.

The event was the culmination of a two week campaign to engage the community and put an end to religious extremism.

Muslims and non-Muslims alike came out to learn.

Saskatoon’s first P3 project $25M under budget

Saskatoon’s first public-private-partnership is coming in $25 million under budget according to city officials.

Hillary Clinton speaks about terrorism, remains neutral on Keystone in Winnipeg

One of the most influential women in U.S. politics will be speaking in Saskatoon Wednesday night.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will be speaking at TCU Place at 7 p.m. Her speech will be part of the Global Perspectives series, which is sponsored by CIBC.

In advance of her appearance in Saskatoon, Clinton spoke at a lunch in Winnipeg hosted by the city’s chamber of commerce. There she said the international community has to target extremist propaganda that is drawing radicals to the cause.

She said everyone has a stake in defeating terrorism.

Demolition likely for Lydia's building in Saskatoon

If the economics don’t make sense, the Farnam Block Building on the corner of 11th Street and Broadway could be demolished according to its property owners.

“We love Broadway we don’t want to change the feel, but how do we maintain what’s there? The numbers have to work,” said Roger Kiva, who co-owns the property with Dean Potapinski.

The two men are chiropractors at Confederation Chiropractic Clinic in Saskatoon’s west end and both want to preserve the old Lydia’s building, but they don’t want to break the bank doing so.

Riversdale turns 110

Today, Jan. 16, 2015 marks the 110th anniversary for the Village of Riversdale.

“In 1905 it became a village and in 1906 Saskatoon amalgamated Nutana and Riversdale and Saskatoon into one,” Randy Pshebylo with the Riversdale BID said.

In honour of the historical achievement, the business community is hoping the City of Saskatoon honors its request to have Jan. 16 declared Riversdale Day.

“It’s an acknowledgement of the hard work that’s gone into revitalizing and maintaining a strong business corridor it has always been envisioned as,” Pshebylo said.

Saskatoon mom hopes fake OxyContin seizures prevent further deaths

The emotions are still raw for Marie Agioritis, less than two weeks after her 19-year-old son, Kelly Best, took a fake OxyContin pill and died.

"He was a great kid who made a really stupid mistake," Agioritis said, holding back tears.

Best is one of three Saskatoon people who have died in the past six months after taking fentanyl-laced OxyContin tablets.

Saskatoon police investigate early morning shooting

Saskatoon police are looking for information about an early morning shooting in the city.

A homeowner called police approximately 6:15 a.m. Wednesday to report that a man had come to the home asking for water. The homeowner noticed the man's leg had been injured and called police.

Police determined the man had been shot in the leg but they didn't know where the shooting occurred.

The 20-year old man was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

Cars may be kept off University Bridge during repairs

Who will be allowed to cross the University Bridge during its four-month rehabilitation this summer is still up in the air, but council has ideas.

On one side, wearing his MD ambulance hat, Councillor Troy Davies continues to push to have the single lane dedicated to emergency vehicles like ambulances, police and fire trucks.

Saskatoon holding off on increasing parking meter fines

The City of Saskatoon is holding off on some proposed parking hikes.

In June, parking fines for cars illegally parked in fire routes or handicapped spots are getting bumped up from $40 and $50 to $200 with no option for a reduced payment. $10 parking fines related to parking in a space for more than 36 hours and parking too far from the curbside will land a $30 fine.

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