Construction of a Habitat for Humanity home is on hold after a trailer full of tools was stolen earlier this month.
"We've lost about $30,000 worth of tools just in the last three weeks," said Saskatoon CEO Barb Cox-Lloyd.
She said the trailer had a lock on the hitch, but the thieves were able to break it, as well as tear down a portion of fence.
"It really took a lot of work to dig out the tool trailer that was stolen. It was amazing that they could even get it out," said Cox-Lloyd.
The City of Saskatoon has sold a
portion of land in River Landing for $4.126 million.
The bid was submitted by Colliers McClocklin, a local real estate company, on behalf of their client.
Right now, the area known as Parcel A, is a temporary parking lot located on 19th Street just west of the Farmer's Market between Avenue B and Avenue C.
The idea of allowing mobile food vendors on public streets in Saskatoon could invigorate an already bustling downtown but it definitely worked for the City of Regina.
“We had the city’s core plaza opening up and we felt food was one way we could attract and support activity,” said Chris Sale, downtown planner with the City of Regina.
His administration reviewed Regina’s food truck policy in 2012 and after giving mobile food vendors the green light the downtown core has seen a significant increase in foot traffic.
“It’s reinforced the lunchtime culture,” said Sale.
The first annual Saskatchewan Youth Symposium kicks off Friday night in Saskatoon, focusing on getting youth involved in the province.
"We'll talk about our industry and the future of growth and how we can become more engaged and active citizens," said Meaghan Sweet, event organizer.
"This is all of the basic knowledge you should know about Saskatchewan, that we don't necessarily learn in the classroom."
Youth from across the province are expected to take part in Friday's networking event, along with a day full of speakers and workshops Saturday.
In their latest venture into the social media realm, Saskatoon Police launched their first blog Wednesday and will host another Twitter town hall Friday night.
Entitled Cops and Bloggers, the social media site’s purpose is to provide residents with information about the goings-on at police headquarters.
The weekly blog will have information on police departments, community initiatives, tips and public safety notices, and stories from the front lines.
A local developer says the north downtown master plan will reshape Saskatoon’s downtown, and perhaps even shift the core.
“I think the north downtown is going to have an unbelievable impact on the downtown core because most urban cities, there is a huge amount of people living in the core and here that’s never happened because we’ve had an urban sprawl,” said Ken Achs, Midwest president and developer.
“The development on the city yards changes the complexion of the area. It’s a hidden jewel.”
Food Trucks could be coming to Saskatoon much sooner than a north commuter bridge and the city had its chance to hear from the public about their thoughts on allowing food-mobiles on public property.
"I personally think these can bring life and vitality to our city and I'd like to see them," said councillor Mairin Loewen.
Currently food trucks are allowed on private properties according the bylaw, but the city recognizes there's opportunity for both sides to allow these vendors on public spaces such as down by the river bank or in and around the downtown core.
Saskatoon Health Region is in its fourth week of running well over
"We have opened additional spaces in every unit and every available space... Areas that we bring the patients in prior to having surgery, those have been converted into inpatient units," said Sandra Blevins, vice president of integrated health services.
Space is so tight, that patients are being moved into the hallways.
"Over the last four weeks it's not unusual to have one or two, or up to five or six people in a building in a hallway," she said.
One of nine
teens charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine was sentenced today for his
involvement in a Saskatoon drug trafficking ring uncovered last year during a
The 15-year-old boy can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
A Saskatoon Provincial Court judge accepted a joint submission of six months probation with several conditions including a curfew of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. The youth is also banned from contacting the co-accused.
Two growing cities near Saskatoon need new elementary schools.
Warman and Martensville are experiencing overcrowding at their current elementary schools and the situation is only expected to get worse.
"We need these schools to be built within two to three years in order to accommodate the growth," said John Kuzbik, the director of education for the Prairie Spirit School Division.