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New Hope Dog Rescue paid for a preview screening of "A Dog's Purpose" a day before controversial video surfaced showing alleged animal abuse on set.

Saskatoon rescue continuing with 'Dog's Purpose' fundraiser despite controversy

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 19, 2017 - 4:50pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

A Saskatoon dog rescue is caught in the crosshairs of controversy surrounding the film "A Dog's Purpose."

New Hope Dog Rescue had put together a preview screening of the...

W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above.

Deadly new drug W-18 edging closer to Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 18, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

A drug considered to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl is making its way to Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan RCMP say test results on pills seized in a bust last spring...

The Saskatoon Blades announced 20 new Canadians, including Adesina Adeyeno, centre, will take part in a pre-game citizenship ceremony on Jan. 22, 2017.

Blades to host on-ice citizenship ceremony

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 17, 2017 - 5:54pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

What's more patriotic than receiving your Canadian citizenship at a hockey game?   The Saskatoon Blades are set to host 20 newcomers for a special pre-game ceremony at Sunday's...

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 - 9:45pm

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.

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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 opening pushed back again as board set to meet with council

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 16, 2017 - 11:36am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 11:45am

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...

Crystal Kishayinew (left) and other relatives are hugged by people honouring the life of Rudy Kishayinew on Jan. 13, 2017.

'I want peace': Sister of woman found dead on New Year's calls for police to re-open investigation

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 13, 2017 - 8:55pm Updated: January 13, 2017 - 9:00pm

The family of Rudy Kishayinew want police to take her death "more seriously."

The 22-year-old indigenous woman's younger sister spoke at a candlelight vigil in...

Members of the La Loche community honour the victims of the deadly mass shooting days after the tragedy on Jan. 22, 2016.

Province says assistance may take years to show results in La Loche

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 13, 2017 - 4:08pm Updated: January 13, 2017 - 4:11pm

The results may not be immediate in La Loche, but the help is there.

That was the response from provincial minister of First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs Donna...

Rudy Kishayinew's body was found Jan. 1, 2017 hours after friends say she was forced out of St. Paul's Hospital.

Friends question circumstances around New Year's death

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 12, 2017 - 7:10pm Updated: January 12, 2017 - 7:15pm

Questions are still swirling around the death of a 22-year-old indigenous woman that was deemed unsuspicious by Saskatoon police.

Friends say Rudy Lynn Kishayinew was...

SaskEnergy crews were on the scene for 30 hours to repair a natural gas line struck by a city contractor on Jan. 9, 2016.

Contractor set to pay for Caswell Hill natural gas leak

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 10, 2017 - 8:35pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 8:45pm

Monday's natural gas line rupture in Saskatoon's Caswell Hill neighbourhood has been fully repaired, but the bill is still to come.   SaskEnergy says the contractor responsible...

City Assessor Darcy Huisman says property values increased city-wide, reflecting Saskatoon's strong economy in 2015, when the values were assessed.

Tax reassessments see riverside home values jump

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 10, 2017 - 1:25pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

People living in some of Saskatoon's oldest neighbourhoods could be looking at higher tax hikes than the rest of the city in 2017.

The City of Saskatoon's reassessments...

Sunwing is telling customers that "checks and balances" prevented a drunk pilot from endangering their passengers during an incident in Calgary, Alta. on Dec. 31, 2016.

Sunwing assures customers of airline safety after drunk pilot incident

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 5, 2017 - 5:14pm Updated: January 5, 2017 - 5:15pm

A Sunwing pilot who passed out drunk in the cockpit was never going to get the chance to take off, says the airline.

In an email response to a concerned customer, social...

Three delayed flights arrived  around midnight on Jan. 1, creating a backlog of people waiting for taxis at the airport.

Saskatoon airport looking for solutions after long wait for taxis on New Year's

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 5, 2017 - 1:37pm Updated: January 5, 2017 - 1:45pm

It was a long night for many passengers arriving at Saskatoon’s international airport on New Year's.

Three delayed flights arrived  around midnight on Jan. 1, creating a...

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