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Lee Bonneau coroner's inquest completed

After two weeks and dozens of witnesses, the coroner's inquest into the death of Lee Bonneau is finished and a series of recommendations have been set out to ensure a tragedy like his is avoided in the future.

11,000 potholes already patched in Saskatoon

Over the past week, city crews and contractors have used more than 195 tonnes of hot asphalt mix, which fills the equivalent of about 11,000 potholes on Saskatoon roads.

Saskatoon councillor floats lower speed limit on residential streets

Warmer weather, and drier roads usually means faster drivers in Saskatoon, but one city councillor wants the laws changed to slow people down.

Ward 6 city councillor Charlie Clark is pushing to have speed limits lowered from 50 to 40 km/h in residential neighbourhoods. He raised the issue at Tuesday's transportation and utilities committee meeting.

"I have kids. My biggest fear is that they get hit crossing a street," Clark told the Brent Loucks Show Thursday.

Funding announced to help people cope with mental illness

In a big building on the corner of Avenue B South and 21st Street West people open and close the doors of the Crocus Co-operative building while construction continues on the walls and roof outside.

The people stopping into Crocus are looking for vocational, social, and educational programs and support to deal with their mental illness.

"The funding received enabled us to finish off the interior of the building as well as replace the roof," director of operations Robin Mitchell said, referring to a $116,131 grant from a federal government program.

Saskatoon Food Bank getting new refrigerated truck

A brand new refrigerated truck with the Food Bank and Learning Centre logo will be hitting Saskatoon's streets after a grant from the federal government.

Thursday morning, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, Kelly Block announced the Saskatoon Food Bank would receive $95,000 from the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

Executive Director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Laurie O'Connor said that means retiring their old truck, which was bought used more than eight years ago.

Mental health treatment helping troubled boy, Bonneau inquest hears

The outcome may have been different for two boys had a supervisor at the Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services (YTCCFS) received more information about a 10-year-old boy said to have beaten Lee Bonneau to death.

Brenda Obey testified at the coroner's inquest into the death of Bonneau – the boy who was killed on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in August 2013 by a boy being referred to as LT.

PHOTOS: People gander at geese in Regina's Costco parking lot

The sound of cars honking can sometimes be heard in the parking lot at Regina's Costco, but some geese are adding their honks to that chorus after having built a nest near the store's tire centre.

"(I noticed) probably about 10 days ago. She was nesting in the mulch over here and he was laying over there protecting her," said one Costco shopper as she pulled into the parking lot.

Lunch-time power outage stalls traffic in downtown Saskatoon

Traffic was at a standstill in downtown Saskatoon over the lunch-hour Thursday after a small power outage took out traffic lights and left some business in the dark.

Don McPhee with Saskatoon Light and Power said a broken lightning insulator came into contact with one of the primary lines tripping the breaker at a sub-station.

“And that’s what caused the power outage in the central business district,” he said.

Complaints into Sask. ombudsman office steady in 2014

The office of the Saskatchewan ombudsman continues to keep busy with 2,312 complaints received in 2014 within the office's investigative jurisdiction.

The ombudsman released her annual report for 2014 on Tuesday in the legislature. It reports that 95 per cent of the time, cases are closed within 90 days of the complaint coming in – and that most complaints made to the office are done so over the phone.

Sask. athletes not worried about Boston Marathon

As Boston paused to remember the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, Saskatoon athletes say they have no worries about next week's race.

Nine Saskatoon athletes will run in Monday's marathon.

Louis Baillargeon ran the 42 kilometers the year before the bombings and the year after. He said the only difference he noticed between the two races was the visibly heightened security.
 
"Not once would I go run a marathon thinking that I'm unsafe," Baillargeon said.

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