Chris Vandenbreekel

Homeowners in Saskatoon will only face an average increase of about $35 after property value reassessments shifted the tax burden towards businesses.

Saskatoon residential property tax increase cut in half

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 27, 2017 - 6:43pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:43pm

Saskatoon homeowners will have to recalculate their taxes again, but this time it'll save them a few dollars.

Property value reassessments - and a shift in the business...

Saskatchewan’s regional libraries are deciding what they'll cut after being forced to operate with only 40 per cent of their usual budget.

'Just devastating:' Sask. libraries struggling with provincial budget cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 27, 2017 - 10:37am Updated: March 27, 2017 - 10:37am

Regional libraries are reeling after having their funding slashed by more than 58 per cent by the province.

"All of us were just completely shocked," Eleanor...

Saskatoon city council approved a motion calling for the city's legal team to pursue legal action against the province during a special meeting on March 26, 2017.

Saskatoon city council seeking injunction against provincial budget cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 26, 2017 - 7:13pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 8:37am

Saskatoon city council is asking their legal team to pursue an injunction against funding cuts from the province.   The decision was made during an emergency meeting Sunday to...

The Meewasin Valley Authority will have to prioritize their programming — including trail maintenance — after losing 20 per cent of their budget due to provincial funding cuts on March 22, 2017.

'Beginning to hit a wall:' MVA concerned over provincial funding cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 5:46pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 7:58pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority says it's "taking a hit" from the provincial budget, and it could jeopardize the organization's services.   The province revealed in Wednesday's...

The Government of Saskatchewan is adding PST to restaurant meals effective April 1.

Restaurants 'caught between rock and hard place' with PST, higher alcohol taxes

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 7:58am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 8:20am

Saskatchewan's family-owned restaurants and bars could be in trouble as they start to pay higher taxes.   As of April 1, restaurant meals will no longer be exempt from...

Once the weather warms, city crews in Saskatoon will begin to use a "hot mix" to permanently repair potholes.

Potholes keep Sask. tire shops, city crews busy

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 21, 2017 - 4:41pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 4:41pm

Spring in Saskatchewan means bent wheels, separated tires and air bulges for many drivers across the province.

The annual thaw brings with it potholes – a nemesis for...

Canada geese enjoy the first day of spring at Kiwanis Memorial Park in Sasktoon on March 20, 2017.

Spring optimism not battered by bitter wind

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 20, 2017 - 3:39pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 3:39pm

Despite high winds and snow in the forecast, people are enjoying the official start to spring in Saskatchewan.

Tyson Kurtenbach was walking in downtown Saskatoon Monday...

Nolan Grieman went all out for St. Patrick's Day celebrations at the Canadian Brewhouse on March 17, 2017.

Sask. bars welcome St. Patrick's Day crowds

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 17, 2017 - 4:07pm Updated: March 17, 2017 - 4:07pm

Bars across Saskatchewan welcomed the Irish and those pretending to be from the Emerald Isle on Friday for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Canadian Brewhouse Assistant...

Bars across Saskatchewan are encouraging customers to use shuttles and designated driver services on St. Patrick's Day.

Shuttles, designated driver services helping St. Paddy's revellers get home safe

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 17, 2017 - 12:47pm Updated: March 17, 2017 - 12:47pm

St. Patrick's Day revellers across Saskatchewan are gearing up for a day of green beer and fun times.   With drinking and driving rates a concern in the province, at least one...

Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in Saskatoon on March 14, 2017.

Wall hints at tax changes in speech to rural municipalities

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 14, 2017 - 5:08pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 5:08pm

Premier Brad Wall provided more glimpses into the provincial budget Tuesday morning during an address to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities in Saskatoon....

Saskatoon Fire Department told 650 CKOM on March 10, 2017 measuring ice thickness isn't enough to ensure safety after a warm February.

Saskatoon Fire Department warning public about ice 'anomalies'

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 10, 2017 - 4:38pm Updated: March 10, 2017 - 4:38pm

Despite this week's cold snap, Saskatoon Fire Department is warning residents about the dangers of "rotting" ice.

The department is asking people to stay off any pond or...

The Haultain Building at the corner of 22nd Street and 4th Avenue is being considered for the World Trade Center office tower.

Saskatoon chamber optimistic over proposed $50M World Trade Center

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 6, 2017 - 5:06pm Updated: March 6, 2017 - 5:06pm

The Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce is touting the potential benefits of a planned World Trade Center (WTC) in the downtown core.

Chamber executive director Kent Smith-...