Chris Vandenbreekel

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters on April 21, 2017 law enforcement has redeployed resources to the border to control flow of illegal crossings.

'Hideous crime:' Goodale reacts to Sask. human smuggling case

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 21, 2017 - 7:09pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 7:09pm

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is commending law enforcement along the border after a woman was arrested for human smuggling this week.   Speaking to reporters in...

Jordyn Rothery, owner of The Dress, says the gown shop is shifting to an appointment-only business.

'Nothing sketchy:' The Dress owner says business still open

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 18, 2017 - 1:59pm Updated: April 18, 2017 - 1:59pm

The owner of The Dress says the Saskatoon gown shop isn't closing.

Jordyn Rothery clarified the situation surrounding the business after customers said they had been...

Customers of The Dress in Saskatoon are trying to work out what happened to their orders with designers after the downtown store closed in March 2017.

Brides, grads scramble after Saskatoon gown shop closes

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 17, 2017 - 5:18pm Updated: April 18, 2017 - 12:14pm

Barry Waldbillig doesn't know how to tell his daughter she has to pick a grad dress for the second time.

"She's taken a class trip to France, so I haven't told her yet...

The fundraiser for nurse Carolyn Strom was shut down for at least one hour on April 12, 2017.

GoFundMe briefly suspends fundraiser for fined Sask. nurse

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 12, 2017 - 4:46pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 4:46pm

A GoFundMe page to help a nurse pay a hefty fine was briefly shut down Wednesday afternoon.

The online campaign was created by Montreal nurse Natalie Doucet to support...

The governance and priorities committee, which consists of the entire council, forwarded recommendations that filled a $9 million budget shortfall while keeping average tax increases to $44 per household.

Council keeps tax increase low in proposed budget revision

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 10, 2017 - 8:37pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 11:29am

It was a confusing afternoon for Saskatoon City Council Monday, but a solution to handle the provincial budget fallout in the short-term may be just around the corner.   The...

Gerald Stanley, 54, faces a second-degree murder charge in the August 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie.

RCMP presence remains on Day 2 of Stanley preliminary hearing

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 4, 2017 - 8:58am Updated: April 5, 2017 - 7:51am

A heightened security presence was in place again at North Battleford's provincial courthouse for day two of the preliminary hearing for Gerald Stanley.

At least eight...

Gerald Stanley appeared at the North Battleford provincial courthouse on April 3, 2017 for preliminary hearings on his second-degree murder charges.

1st day of Gerald Stanley preliminary hearing wraps up

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 3, 2017 - 4:11pm Updated: April 4, 2017 - 7:32am

It was an emotional day in North Battelford's provincial courthouse as the preliminary hearing for accused murderer Gerald Stanley got underway Monday.

The hearing,...

A split vote is expected on April 24, 2017 when Saskatoon city council votes on whether to defer $3 million in funding for Merlis Belsher Place.

'We're digesting this:' Home Ice Campaign concerned over revival of arena funding debate

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 1, 2017 - 4:33pm Updated: April 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

A motion to walk back $3 million in funding for the University of Saskatchewan's new arena project has fundraisers concerned about the process.   Ward 1 Councillor Darren Hill...

The University of Saskatchewan cut a combined $3.6 million from the engineering and agriculture-bioresources departments in a revised budget.

U of S slashes budget to cope with funding cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 1, 2017 - 12:56pm Updated: April 1, 2017 - 12:56pm

The University of Saskatchewan has crunched their numbers in the wake of the provincial budget, and some departments are going to have to find big savings.   Nearly every...

Saskatoon police say an improvised explosive device was detonated in the entryway of Kilborn Place just after 11 p.m. on March 29, 2017.

IED bomb detonated at Saskatoon Provincial Courthouse

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 30, 2017 - 2:14am Updated: March 30, 2017 - 9:19am

It was an eventful Wednesday night for emergency crews in Saskatoon after an explosive was detonated at the provincial courthouse.

Police said in a release early...

Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017.

Playful Paws case held up as kennel owner not served charges

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 29, 2017 - 4:24pm Updated: March 29, 2017 - 4:24pm

A criminal court case over the deaths of 14 dogs at a Saskatoon kennel last fall is up in the air after a bizarre hearing Wednesday.

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre...

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...