City of Saskatoon News

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 "...

100 pizzas were given out at the Lighthouse and Friendship Inn on Jan. 14, 2017.

Non-profit gives out pizza as part of 'Feed the Homeless' campaign

By JT Marshall January 14, 2017 - 9:06pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 9:06pm

There was a pizza party for the homeless Saturday afternoon at the Lighthouse and Friendship Inn in Saskatoon.

"The comments were overwhelming," said Co-ordinator for...

Saskatonians will have to shell out more money for utilities, pet licensing and property taxes in 2017.

Looking ahead: Tax and fee changes for 2017 in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm

Saskatonians are facing several fee hikes in the new year that will make life in the Bridge City a little more expensive.

The biggest hit to the pocket book comes from...

Some drivers had difficulty on Saskatoon roads on Dec. 30, 2016 as the city dug out from least 10 centimetres of snow.

'Let them do their job': City asks for patience after snow cakes roads in Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 30, 2016 - 12:52pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 12:52pm

Saskatoon had to dig out Friday after a morning dumping of snow.   While initial forecasts had the Alberta clipper skirting the Bridge City, a snowfall warning was issued...

Christmas tree recycling sites open in Saskatoon Dec. 26 to Jan. 31. Only live trees will be accepted.

Christmas cleanup starts in Saskatoon with tree recycling

By 650 CKOM December 26, 2016 - 9:32am Updated: December 26, 2016 - 9:32am

Christmas tree recycling sites are now open in Saskatoon.

Live trees can be dropped off from Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017 at the following locations:

The City of Saskatoon road crews was busy clearing streets and making sure roads were getting enough salt and sand.

A white Christmas has plows busy in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM December 25, 2016 - 7:45am Updated: December 25, 2016 - 7:45am

Christmas day in Saskatoon had drivers watching for flashing blue and amber lights.   They're on all Saskatoon snow clearing vehicles, and they were out in full force early...