Saskatoon City Council News

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...

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...

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...

An emergency session of Saskatoon City Council will be held at noon on Sunday March 26, 2017 at city hall.

Saskatoon city council calls emergency meeting on provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 24, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 11:35am

Saskatoon city council will meet Sunday to address an $11.4 million hole left in the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The Sask. Party government...

Saskatoon city council approved $3 million in additional funding on Feb. 27, 2017 for the $41-million Merlis Belsher Place, which is set to open in fall 2018.

Council approves $3M in additional funding for new U of S arena

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 27, 2017 - 7:40pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 7:40pm

The new arena project on University of Saskatchewan grounds is getting a boost from Saskatoon city council.

Councillors approved the Home Ice Capital Campaign's ask for...

Members of the public filled every seat in council chambers on Jan. 16, 2017 to hear presentations on the future of Saskatoon.

Public packs council chambers to hear ideas for Saskatoon's future

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 16, 2017 - 9:40pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 9:40pm

It was standing room only in council chambers Monday evening as Saskatonians listened to a variety of presentations on how the city can become a future-ready metropolis.

An Iraqi refugee family still hasn't come through Saskatoon's airport, despite being approved months ago through private sponsorship.

Private sponsors frustrated over long wait for refugee family

By 650 CKOM January 9, 2017 - 6:14pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 10:15am

While a refugee family waits a world away, a group from Saskatoon is trapped between good intentions and bureaucracy.

Margi Corbett is a retired teacher and a member of...

During the meeting Dec.12, 2016 city council approved changes to the panhandling bylaw.

Changes to panhandling bylaw approved in Saskatoon

By Erin McNutt December 12, 2016 - 8:22pm Updated: December 12, 2016 - 8:22pm

After two hours of discussion, Monday Saskatoon City Council decided to move forward with changes to panhandling regulations.

In a 6-5 vote, they passed a recommendation...

Saskatoon city council's finance committee heard on December 5, 2016 that the Remai Modern Art Gallery will need at least eight months before opening.

'Mid-year' or 8 months? Council given different timelines for Remai Modern opening

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 5, 2016 - 5:42pm Updated: December 5, 2016 - 5:42pm

How long will it take for the Remai Modern Art Gallery to open?

During budget talks last week, Saskatoon city council was told by Remai Modern CEO Gregory Burke it would...

Saskatoon city council finished budget talks Dec. 1, 2016 after 17 hours of meetings Wednesday and Thursday.

Saskatonians set for $66 average tax hike as budget talks wrap early

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 1, 2016 - 9:56pm Updated: December 1, 2016 - 10:12pm

Saskatoon city council finished budget deliberations ahead of schedule Thursday evening, settling on a 3.89 per cent property tax hike.

The budget talks were originally...

Ward 1 Councillor Darren Hill (left) successfully passed a $75,000 cut to Remai Modern Art Gallery after what he said were unsatisfying responses from the gallery's CEO, Gregory Burke (left).

Art of the budget: Remai Modern faced with cuts in first day of budget talks

By Chris Vandenbreekel November 30, 2016 - 11:00pm Updated: December 1, 2016 - 8:34am

The Remai Modern Art Gallery was the focus of concern and budget cuts by Saskatoon city council on the first day of budget deliberations Wednesday.

After several...

Duchuk Holdings plans to turn the old police headquarters on 4th Avenue into a modern office space, pictured here.

Council greenlights $10.7M sale of former Saskatoon police headquarters

By Chris Vandenbreekel November 28, 2016 - 6:54pm Updated: November 28, 2016 - 6:54pm

City Council has unanimously approved the $10.7 million sale of the old police headquarters on 4th Avenue.

The building and adjacent parking lot are being purchased by...