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Rob Norris won't run again for Sask Party

Another prominent member of the Wall government is opting out of fighting the next election.

Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris has represented Saskatoon Greystone since 2007. 

Norris says he never intended politics to be a long term career and believes he's made a difference in his two terms. 

“As the Saskatchewan Party begins preparing for the next election, it is a natural transition point for some of us.”   

Unlicensed company attempts to sell stock in Sask.

The provincial government is warning people about a company trying to sell stocks without a license.

Power to name streets remains in hands of Saskatoon mayor

Who has the final say when it comes to naming city streets and parks? Mayor Don Atchison.

“It’s a very significant responsibility and I don’t think it should fall on the shoulders of one person,” Councillor Charlie Clark said Monday night.

Police and fire investigate fatal garage fire

Saskatoon Police confirmed a body was recovered from inside a garage that caught fire early this afternoon in Saskatoon's Meadowgreen neighbourhood.

City preparing first test of Notify NOW System

People around Saskatoon will receive a message through their phone, email, or even by fax this week from the City of Saskatoon.

"This is a test message from Notify NOW for the citizens of Saskatoon. The purpose of this test is to demonstrate how the Notify NOW would work in the event of an emergency," the message will say.

The first tests of the Notify Now system will start at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning and will send notifications throughout the city one area at a time.

Lane restrictions near Centre Mall expected to last until Tuesday

Saskatoon construction crews are starting their work week with some lane restrictions on 8th Street.

Crews are working on sanitary sewer and storm sewer connections between Circle Drive and Acadia, near the Centre Mall.

Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, eastbound traffic by the mall will be down to two lanes, while westbound traffic will be down to one lane.

The eastbound restrictions are expected to be lifted by Tuesday, but two westbound lanes will remain closed throughout the day.

Pothole patching blitz couldn't come soon enough

The City of Saskatoon’s pothole patching blitz can’t work fast enough.

Since Jan. 1, the City has received more than 120 claims from drivers whose vehicles were damaged from encountering sinkholes, potholes and utility cuts on the road.

Jordon Volk is one of the latest casualties.

“I was travelling on Circle Drive going towards the cloverleaf at Taylor Street,” Volk said. “I was shoulder-checking and speeding up and as soon as I looked ahead I saw a huge pothole that I could not avoid.”

Saskatoon students hear first-hand account of the Holocaust

Saskatoon's Jewish community is reaching out to the rest of the city as part of remembering the Holocaust.

Friday saw about 500 students from both the public and seperate school boards visit the Agudas Israel Synagogue. There they heard from Robbie Waisman, a survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Waisman led the group on a brief march where they carried hand-drawn signs calling for an end to racism. Then, after returning to the synagogue, Waisman recounted his story, starting with his liberation from the camp by American troops in 1945.

Photos: Capitol theatre sign gets second chance at new music venue

Saskatoon’s well-known Capitol Theatre sign sits propped atop a bar as a crew busily puts last-minute touches on the city’s newest music joint.

While the Capitol Music Club might be the most recent music venue to open its doors in Saskatoon, it has a lot of old city charm.

Police deploy Taser on man harming himself with knife

For the second time in a week the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) used a Taser to subdue a suspect.

Around 2:45 p.m. today a bystander called police about a man attempting to harm himself with a knife in an alley off the 100 block of Second Avenue South.

The officers on scene tried verbally and physically to get the man to drop the knife, but when he continued to harm himself a conducted-energy weapon was deployed, said a police release.

The 51-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. Nobody else was hurt in the incident.
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