The City of Saskatoon won’t be reverting back to the classic street sign, after council on Monday voted to not change how roads are identified in new developments.
Board-style street blades -- introduced in the mid-1980s and used at the entrance to a series of lanes, streets, avenues, crescents and boulevards all with the same name -- will continue to dot the city.
Non-therapeutic massage parlours and other adult services won’t be allowed to operate within 160 meters of homes, schools and parks in Saskatoon. That’s according to a new proposed plan which city council voted to begin the advertisement process for on Monday.
The contentious plan, which also outlines requirements for adult service businesses to establish exclusively in industrial areas and at least one block from each other to avoid clustering, will be discussed at a public hearing scheduled for July 18.
Health care could get worse for refugees in Canada due to proposed changes to the Interim Federal Health Program, scheduled to take effect on June 30.
This prompted a large group of physicians, nurses, health care workers and many others to hold a national day of action in 10 cities across the country on Monday.
Health Care workers say the changes will mean poorer health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable members of society.
police officer, who punched a referee last year during a recreational hockey
game he was playing in, officially had his assault charge dropped in Saskatoon
Provincial Court today.
RCMP laid the charge against Joseph Jorgenson, 44, in March 2011 after an incident on an ice surface at Jemini Arena, located just south of Saskatoon.
"The referee was punched several times in the face and neck," said Eric Olauson, Referee-In-Chief for the Adult Safe Hockey League (ASHL).
Knives were used in two armed robberies by two suspects during the weekend.
According to Saskatoon police, the first robbery happened at the Ruckers on 22nd Street West at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. A man threatened an employee with a knife and left the store with money. He was described as five-feet-nine-inches tall, about 40 years old and of aboriginal descent. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, black pants and white shoes.
From the London Bridge to the Bridge City, the Mendel Art Gallery's new curator is making a big move to Saskatoon.
Lisa Baldissera has been working on her PhD in London, England, but starts as the Mendel's curator in August.
"There's nothing like those beautiful, blue skies of Saskatchewan. That's one thing London doesn't have is Saskatchewan's beautiful summer weather," she said, laughing, during an interview from Copenhagen, where she is attending a conference.
The latest Civic Survey results show that people are generally happy with their services.
In a news release the City said it had maintained its reputation of producing a high level of overall satisfaction with a high level of service.
Quality of life in Saskatoon continued to be rated highly overall but not all of the feedback from the Inightrix survey was positive.
The War of 1812 Commemoration Launch on Sunday brought out community leaders to recognize a defining moment when Canada was forged.
The Whitecap Dakota First Nation recognized the role of the Dakota people and the other contributions in the alliance with the British including the French, German, and Ukrainian settlers that lead to the defeat of the Americans.
The Progress2Capital Business Planning Competition advised and coached the future business leaders of the province over the weekend.
Twenty semi-finalists competed in a competition at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon.
They were required to build a comprehensive business model and do a three minute presentation to a panel of judges.
"For the last two months with Progress2Capital and on my own I've been very busy and making a lot of progress to get (my business) off the ground," said Adam Reeson, a competitor.
He is developing a high end sign business.
A group of knitters were involved with an international event on Saturday afternoon - World Knit in Public Week.
They got together at River Landing in Saskatoon for the largest knitter run event in the world.
"It was started in 2005... It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. Knitting is such a solitary act it is easy to knit alone and never talk to another person," said Freda Toffolo.
Toffolo had a few projects on the go and said it is nice to discuss techniques, patterns, and even why people knit.