Chris Vandenbreekel

The University of Saskatchewan is offering voluntary buyout packages to 1,100 administrative employees through their union, according to a memo sent out on May 24, 2017.

U of S reaches voluntary buyout agreement with admin union

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 24, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

The University of Saskatchewan is offering voluntary buyouts to its administrative staff to help cope with provincial budget cuts.

An internal memo distributed to...

Danille Kerpan's photo will be featured on Westcan semi trucks as part of a MADD Canada campaign to encourage people to report drunk drivers.

Kenaston drunk driving victim honoured in awareness campaign

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 17, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: May 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

A Kenaston woman killed by a drunk driver more than two years ago is being honoured by a campaign aimed at stopping others from facing the same fate.   The picture of Danille...

Mayor Charlie Clark (right) warns CP and CN could still ask for public money to move their rail yards, while Coun. Darren Hill (left) is intrigued by the idea of a private rail park outside the city.

Mayor cautious, Hill optimistic about private rail park idea

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 16, 2017 - 8:12pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 8:15pm

Saskatoon's mayor and a city councillor are weighing in on the possibility of moving rail yards out of the city, with very different tones.

Mayor Charlie Clark and Ward...

While Mayor Charlie Clark has marched in the Pride parade before, on June 24, 2017 he will become the first sitting Saskatoon mayor to do so.

Clark first Saskatoon mayor to be Pride parade grand marshal

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 15, 2017 - 6:30pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 6:24am

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark will serve as grand marshal of the 2017 Pride parade this summer.

Clark confirmed it during an update at Monday's governance and priorities...

The Meewasin Valley Authority terminated CEO Lloyd Isaak after a "difference in opinion" on May 12, 2017.

MVA 'parts ways' with CEO Lloyd Isaak

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 12, 2017 - 4:03pm Updated: May 12, 2017 - 4:15pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority is looking for a new CEO.

The organization announced Friday afternoon it decided to "part ways" with Lloyd Isaak, who led the MVA for four...

Alexa Emerson, also known as Amanda Totchek, now faces a total of 75 charges related to suspicious package and bomb threats in Saskatoon.

More charges for woman accused of white powder, bomb threats

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 10, 2017 - 4:59pm Updated: May 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

The woman accused of sending suspicious packages to Saskatoon businesses and schools is facing more charges.

Police said Alexa Emerson has been charged with six...

Police say a car jumped the curb at the Attridge Drive Tim Horton's and struck the building, injuring a 19-year-old man inside on May 10, 2017.

Man hurt after car drives into Saskatoon Tim Horton's

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 10, 2017 - 4:11pm Updated: May 10, 2017 - 4:15pm

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital Wednesday morning after a car drove into a Tim Horton's restaurant wall.   The incident occurred at the Attridge Drive location around...

Kennels in Saskatoon are asking the Saskatoon SPCA to inspect their properties to prevent another tragedy.

Kennels trying to shake off Playful Paws 'black eye'

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 10, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: May 10, 2017 - 2:45pm

Saskatoon's kennel industry is working towards self-regulation to help restore confidence after the Playful Paws Pet Centre tragedy.   Businesses are working to educate...

Playful Paws owner Dave Deplaedt pleaded guilty on behalf of his business on May 9, 2017 to negligence in the deaths of 14 dogs at the kennel in Sept. 2016.

Playful Paws owner pleads guilty in death of 14 dogs

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 9, 2017 - 5:37pm Updated: May 9, 2017 - 5:45pm

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre says he's accepting responsibility for the deaths of 14 dogs at the kennel in September 2016.   Dave Deplaedt, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday...

A $600,000 study is planned to figure out whether Saskatoon should move rail lines out of the city or simply build underpasses around them.

Council considers study to solve railway crossing headaches

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 9, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: May 9, 2017 - 12:45pm

Saskatoon city council is set to consider a motion later this month to begin a study on options to help ease traffic delays caused by trains.   Mayor Charlie Clark told Brent...

Students at Caswell School were doing a science experiment outdoors when a glass container shattered and injured several students on May 5, 2017.

Hospital trip for student after science experiment gone wrong

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 5, 2017 - 6:45pm Updated: May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

A Grade 7 student at Caswell School in Saskatoon was sent to hospital after a science experiment mishap Friday afternoon.

Saskatoon Public School Division spokesperson...

The "Red Star Dancer", created by Lionel Peyachew, is based on a 19-year-old Indigenous woman who was killed in 2005.

Monument to MMIW unveiled at Saskatoon police HQ

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 5, 2017 - 5:41pm Updated: May 5, 2017 - 5:45pm

A bronze woman dancing on a blue cloud with silver eagle wings is now looking down on those who walk by Saskatoon police headquarters.

The "Red Star Dancer" monument to...