Saskatoon City Council News

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...

An interchange has been approved for the intersection of Boychuk Drive and Highway 16.

The interchanges are coming: Saskatoon city council picks builder for two projects

By 650 CKOM November 28, 2016 - 4:09pm Updated: November 29, 2016 - 11:35am

Saskatoon city council has picked a builder for a pair of long-awaited interchanges.   In a vote Monday, councillors approved a bid from PCL Construction Management Inc. to...

New numbers show taxpayers could save an average of $2 on their tax bills due to higher-than-expected growth in Saskatoon.

Proposed tax increase goes down thanks to growth revenue

By 650 CKOM November 23, 2016 - 7:13pm Updated: November 23, 2016 - 7:13pm

City council isn't set to begin budget deliberations for another week, but there are already some tax savings to be had.

The City of Saskatoon says new growth revenue is...

Saskatoon's new mayor and council after a swearing in ceremony at city hall Oct. 31, 2016.

Saskatoon's new mayor and council sworn in at city hall

By Bryn Levy October 31, 2016 - 9:40pm Updated: November 1, 2016 - 6:26am

Saskatoon's new mayor and council got one last chance to savour their election wins before getting down to the business of running the city.

Mayor Charlie Clark and the...

Saskatoon City Council has voted to rename the Circle Drive South Bridge after hockey legend Gordie Howe

City council votes unanimously to name bridge after Gordie Howe

By Bryn Levy June 27, 2016 - 5:46pm Updated: June 27, 2016 - 5:46pm

Saskatoon City Council voted unanimously on Monday to rename the Circle Drive South Bridge after Gordie Howe.

This after Ward 1 Councillor Darren Hill introduced a...