City of Saskatoon
City Hall is going forward on a trunk-line expansion in the city’s east edge.
The expansion, announced Friday, was originally slated to get underway two years ago but was delayed in favour of other infrastructure projects.
“We’re getting ready to launch our first tunnel for the McOrmond Drive trunk-sewer project. It involves the construction of two tunnels, one for sanitary sewer and the other for storm sewers,” said special projects manager Dan Willems.
Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison has flown to China as part of a business trip, sponsored by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA).
Atchison and representative from Canada's 10 largest cities will be meeting with 30 Chinese companies and investors over the next six days to see if there are potential business opportunities down the line, said Richard Brown, the mayor's chief communications officer.
Icy roads claimed the life of one man not too far out of Saskatoon Wednesday evening
At around 7 p.m .Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services and RCMP responded to a head on collision between a truck and mini van on Highway 5.
The truck was found in the west bound lane while the van was in the north ditch.
The driver of the mini van was pronounced dead at the scene while two women and one man in the truck were removed from the wreckage and rushed to hopsital.
Police say their injuried are not critical.
The City of Saskatoon's planning department expects a steady 2.5 per cent population growth over the next 20 years, bringing the city's total to 387,000 by 2032
Drivers in Ward 3 will have to change their habits as the city plans to put a concrete diverter on 22nd Street to curve traffic congestion on the Fairmont Drive on-ramp.
Ward councillor Ann Iwanchuk said drivers merging onto 22nd Street from Fairmont Drive are waiting for a window where they can cut across three lanes on 22nd Street to get into the left-turning lane to access Confederation Drive.
Fitness fans can celebrate as the City of Saskatoon is rolling out a four-month program of free fitness classes at Kiwanis Park.
Stonebridge's new mall promises to be pedestrian and cyclist friendly says one city councillor.
“There’s quite a bit of emphasis given to pedestrian connectivity and safety which is really an asset of this proposal,” said Ward 7 councillor Mairin Loewen.
On Monday, city council reviewed a proposal from North Ridge Development, for a $120 million mall similar to the layout at Market Mall.
Originally North Ridge Development proposed a 250,000 sq. ft. project, featuring big box stores such as Wal-Mart and Lowe’s.
The debate on snow removal in Saskatoon hit a breaking point in council chambers on Monday night.
After many councillors expressed frustration with the current level of service the City of Saskatoon is offering its taxpayers, Mayor Don Atchison put in his two cents on the subject, reminding everyone in chambers who approved this level of service at budget time.
If you think cruising through ruts is hard in your vehicle, imagine doing it in a fire truck.
As some cars are forced to park on the outside of giant snow banks, narrow streets are posing a problem for Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services.
“We do have some issues the way some people are parking or have to park. The trucks do have some trouble negotiating down the streets because it is so narrow,” said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Coffin.
As of Sunday the city has spent more money shaving ruts than it would have cost to clear all residential streets once this winter, with no end in sight.
Since Monday, graders and sanders have worked around the clock to clear residential roadways at a cost of $80,000 to $100,000 a day, according to Mike Gutek, general manager of infrastructure for the City of Saskatoon.
In December, city council voted down a motion to clear all residential streets once for $600,000, the same amount it has now spent clearing the ruts.