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Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Rodger said on June 26, 2017 the likelihood of a blaze like the Grenfell tower disaster was unlikely in Saskatoon due to Canadian building codes.

Grenfell disaster not likely here: Saskatoon fire dept.

By 650 CKOM June 26, 2017 - 6:22pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 6:22pm

As nearly 600 apartment towers in the United Kingdom are inspected for flammable cladding in the wake of the Grenfell disaster in London, Saskatoon's fire department is...

An amendment designed to strengthen panhandling rules in Saskatoon failed on June 26, 2017, after a 5-5 tie vote at city council.

Stricter panhandling bylaw fails with tie vote

By Chris Vandenbreekel June 26, 2017 - 5:52pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 5:52pm

Saskatoon won't be enacting stricter rules on panhandlers after all.   A 5-5 vote at city council Monday wasn't enough to pass new rules to ban panhandling around people using...

The office of the chief coroner told Saskatoon police gunshots didn't contribute to the death of Austin Eaglechief during a chase on June 19, 2017.

Gunshots didn't 'cause or contribute' to car chase death

By 650 CKOM June 26, 2017 - 3:57pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 4:27pm

Gunshot wounds didn't contribute to the death of a man after a police chase through Saskatoon last week, according to the office of the chief coroner.

Saskatoon police...

A Pirelli World Challenge race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. on May 18, 2017.

President of major sports car series visits Saskatoon

By Ryan Brandt June 26, 2017 - 2:35pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:37pm

He's known for bringing NHL exhibition games to Saskatoon every fall and in July a soccer game at Mosaic Stadium.

Now, John Graham of On Ice Management Group wants to...

Staff are preparing the Remai Modern Art Gallery for an Oct. 21, 2017 opening with a free Indigenous art display and paid Picasso exhibit.

Opening date announced for Remai Modern Art Gallery

By Chris Vandenbreekel June 26, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 12:51pm

Saskatoon's Remai Modern Art Gallery has an opening date, after over a year's worth of construction delays.   The facility will open its doors to the public Oct. 21, 2017, with...

Canadian country music star Brett Kissel performed at the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival on June. 25, 2017.

Successful opening weekend for Sask. Jazz Festival

By JT Marshall June 26, 2017 - 6:41am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 6:41am

The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival got a taste of country Sunday night.   Canadian country music star Brett Kissel hit the stage, singing hits like Airwaves and I Didn't...

Thousands of Muslims pray during Eid celebrations at Praireland Park on June 25, 2017.

Saskatoon's largest Eid celebration packs Praireland Park

By JT Marshall June 25, 2017 - 4:26pm Updated: June 25, 2017 - 4:26pm

Thousands of Muslims in Saskatoon took part in an Eid prayer celebration at Praireland Park Sunday morning.

"We have a huge response who came out everyone from women,...

Over 5000 people marched in Saskatoon's Pride parade on June. 24, 2017.

Record-setting year for Saskatoon Pride parade

By JT Marshall June 24, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 7:29am

Thousands marched in the Saskatoon Pride Parade Saturday and broke records in the process.

Over 10,000 people lined the downtown streets to watch the more than 5,000...

Fans sang along as Amanda Marshall performed at the Bessborough Gardens June 23, 2017, to kick off Jazz Fest.

Amanda Marshall rocks Saskatoon for first time in 20 years

By JT Marshall June 24, 2017 - 10:55am Updated: June 24, 2017 - 10:55am

Canadian pop-rock singer Amanda Marshall sang her heart out to kick off opening night of the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.

The sold out show of 3,500 people could...

Police are looking for one man in connection to a carjacking June 23, 2017 in the Mount Royal neighbourhood.

Police seek suspect in Mount Royal carjacking

By 650 CKOM June 24, 2017 - 9:24am Updated: June 24, 2017 - 9:24am

A terrifying incident for a driver on the 2100 block of 22nd Street West Friday night.

According to Saskatoon Police, a man armed with a knife approached a Kia around 8:...

The 2017 Saskatoon Pride Parade is scheduled to run from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 24, 2017.

Traffic restrictions in place for Pride Parade

By 650 CKOM June 24, 2017 - 7:07am Updated: June 24, 2017 - 7:07am

With thousands of people expected to line the streets of downtown Saskatoon Saturday for the Pride Parade parking and traffic restrictions will be in effect.

From 12 p.m...

Police and staff said the owner of Vern's Pizza fended off a would-be robber with a metal rod around 12:20 a.m. on June 23, 2017.

Pizzeria owner thwarts gunpoint robbery with metal rod

By 650 CKOM June 23, 2017 - 6:42pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 6:42pm

A suspect is on the run, and licking his wounds, after biting off more than he could chew at Vern's Pizza early Friday morning.

Saskatoon police said in a release the...