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Pilot Butte water fight going to court

Four homeowners in Pilot Butte are going to court after refusing to pay to hook up to the town's new central water system and refusing to pay a fine.

The deadline to hook up to the system was March 31 of last year. Around the same time, town council passed a bylaw to charge people a daily fine for not connecting to the water system. Now the town has filed claims to collect those fines up to $502 from 10 people.

Don Miller is one of four homeowners who is going to trial in September to contest the claim.

PHOTOS: Police release images of bank robbery suspect

Saskatoon police hope surveillance images caught during a bank robbery in Stonebridge will help lead to an arrest.

The photos show a male suspect, described as being of First Nations descent, in his 30's, approximately five-feet 10-inches tall. He’s seen wearing beige pants, a black hoodie with a red lining and sunglasses.

Surveillance photos of a male suspect connected to an armed bank robbery in Saskatoon.

UPDATED: SGI to offer motorcyclists 3rd injury coverage option

Saskatchewan’s motorcyclists will have more choice for injury coverage next year.

Currently, they can choose no fault coverage or tort coverage from SGI. The new option is a reduced package of no fault injury benefits, which will cost less. This option will offer the same level of benefits as the tort coverage, but will not allow for lawsuits.

The change is based on feedback from motorcyclists during a review in 2013 as well as SGI’s own assessment of its automobile injury program last year.

Regina residents frustrated by dandelion domination

Green fields around Regina are turning yellow and white as dandelion flowers take over and turn to seed - many of the weeds spread over city-owned property.

Many homeowners are fighting a losing battle trying to keep the weeds out of their yards, but others have just given up.

"I feel very disgusted about the dandelions in the city right now they are all over the place," said Elnora Lamb. "I just wonder how a homeowner can keep their yard neat and clean when the city allows dandelions to blow freely."

Downed elevator traps residents in Saskatoon senior’s high rise

Imagine losing the elevator in a 116-unit high-rise. Now imagine you have mobility issues and can’t navigate the stairwell easily.

That’s been the reality for many seniors living at King Edward Place, a 10-storey downtown assisted-living centre on 25th Street East and Fifth Avenue North.

In the early morning of May 24, the Saskatoon Housing Authority reported a loss of elevator service. According to tenants, losing the elevators has left some people locked in their rooms with nowhere to go.

Crews battle raging house fire south of Saskatoon

The Saskatoon fire department battled a house fire south of the city for most of Tuesday afternoon, and into the night.

A response team which included three fire engines, two water tankers, and a 4x4 raced to Baker Road off highway 11 just before 4 p.m.

They found the rear of a two-level house in flames, and initially tried to keep the fire from spreading. But after two hours of exhaustive work, crews decided to abandon the house and focus on keeping nearby grassland, fields, and bales from going up as well.

Saskatoon man from Ireland not surprised by 'yes' vote

An Irish citizen living and working in Saskatoon believes his country made the right decision by voting "yes" to legalizing same-sex marriage.

So many people came out to vote in Dublin's historic gay marriage referendum that some of Jonathan Lawlor's friends back home were stuck in traffic.
 
“They were saying that it was crazy even trying to get across to vote. Like everybody was out, there seemed to be a togetherness atmosphere over there,” Lawlor said.
 

Warman residents asked to ration their outdoor water use

Like Regina and Moose Jaw, city of Warman residents are now being asked to limit their outdoor water use until further notice.

A new policy put in place Monday suggests odd-numbered homes only use thier outdoor taps on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, while even numbers get Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

The city says nobody will be ticketed for violating this policy, but the bylaw officer will be visiting households to provide friendly reminders.

2 charged in shooting on Sask. First Nation

A woman was shot Sunday on the Yellow Quill First Nation.

Two people appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court Tuesday morning facing charges stemming from the incident.

Simon Bako is facing a charge of attempted murder, along with eleven other counts, most of them related to a semi-automatic handgan he allegedly used to commit the offence.

Also charged is Natasha Ahpay, who is accused of being an accessory after the fact to attempted murder.

Both will have bail hearings later this week.

Friends of Regina murder victim recall history of abuse

Friends of Regina's fourth murder victim of 2015 sobbed inside provincial court as the man accused in the death made his first appearance on the second degree murder charge.

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