City of Saskatoon News

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark called for continued talks with the province following a budget that saw the city lose $9 million in funding.

Council passes tax, fine hikes to deal with provincial cuts

By 650 CKOM April 25, 2017 - 7:31am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:31am

Saskatoon city council voted Monday on a series of measures to balance the books after the provincial budget cut $9 million in funding to the city.     Part of the shortfall...

Neighbours are upset about the removal of three large city-owned trees at 928 Saskatchewan Crescent East.

Neighbours angry after city trees cut down

By JT Marshall April 24, 2017 - 7:24am Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:36am

Norm Zepp has seen trees being chopped down on Saskatchewan Crescent since he started living at his home in 1996.

But the 67-year-old said he still got upset when three...

Saskatoon City Council will get its first look at recommendations on how to fill a $9 million shortfall caused by funding and tax changes in this year's provincial budget.

City council to begin looking at budget shortfall options

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 8:25am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:25am

Saskatoon councillors have some major decisions to make about the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The budget released in mid-March contained two items...

City crews fill a pothole on King Street near 1st Avenue North on April 5, 2017.

City crews out early for pothole repairs, street sweeping

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 3:34pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 3:36pm

With warm temperatures and dry streets, pot hole filling and street sweeping is underway in Saskatoon.

The city said both efforts have started a week earlier than last...

Drivers can now use a free smartphone app to enter their licence plate, credit card information and length of stay into City of Saskatoon parking pay stations.

Long-awaited parking app launches in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 1:58pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Drivers in Saskatoon can finally pay for parking with their smartphones.

The city launched its long-awaited WayToPark app, available on iOS and Android devices, at a...

n artist's rendering of Merlis Belsher Place, a new arena slated for completion at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2018.

Councillor questions arena deal after provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 28, 2017 - 11:16am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 11:42am

A Saskatoon city councillor wants the city to pull back funding for a new rink at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ward 1 Coun. Darren Hill said he wants a recent ...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark spoke to 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks ahead of the provincial and federal budgets set

Saskatoon mayor stays upbeat ahead of provincial, federal budgets

By 650 CKOM March 21, 2017 - 9:36am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 9:38am

Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark stopped in for his weekly chat with 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks Tuesday morning — and like many conversations around the province, a lot of the talk...

An artist's rendering of a hydroelectric power project proposed for the Saskatoon weir. A fundraising group wants to add a whitewater park to the project.

Saskatoon group trying to make waves with whitewater park proposal

By Brent Bosker March 14, 2017 - 12:13pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 12:13pm

The idea of a whitewater park at the Saskatoon weir is resurfacing after it was first floated over a decade ago.   A Saskatoon group made a pitch Monday at City Hall in hopes...

Students from Aden Bowman Collegiate routinely jaywalk across Clarence Avenue during their lunch breaks.

City mulling crackdown on Aden Bowman Collegiate jaywalkers

By 650 CKOM March 10, 2017 - 1:50pm Updated: March 10, 2017 - 1:50pm

An ongoing issue with jaywalking outside Saskatoon's Aden Bowman Collegiate has a city committee looking at ways to curb the problem.

Students routinely cross Clarence...

Heather Gray came out to her back lane on Feb. 3, 2017 to discover a large pile of garbage in the back lane on her property.

Saskatoon woman forced to pay after garbage illegally dumped in back alley

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 13, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: February 14, 2017 - 11:09am

What do a boat, two couches and 90 needles have in common?

They've all been illegally dumped at the back of Heather Gray's Avenue L south property in Saskatoon.


Originally set to open in May, the Remai Modern Art Gallery is now looking at an opening date in October or November after construction delays announced Jan. 16, 2017.

Remai Modern board voices frustration with construction delays

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 16, 2017 - 11:36am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:42pm

Construction delays are pushing back the opening of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, again.   In a letter to council ahead of a Monday committee meeting, Remai board chair Alain...

A major water main break left icy sidewalks along Duchess Street between 3rd and 4th avenues on Jan. 16, 2017.

City crews deal with major water main break

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 10:45am

A water main break over the weekend caused traffic problems on part of Duchess Street Monday morning.

Crews responded around 9 p.m. Sunday to what was called a "...