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Saskatoon City Council will get its first look at recommendations on how to fill a $9 million shortfall caused by funding and tax changes in this year's provincial budget.

City council to begin looking at budget shortfall options

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 8:25am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:30am

Saskatoon councillors have some major decisions to make about the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The budget released in mid-March contained two items...

City crews fill a pothole on King Street near 1st Avenue North on April 5, 2017.

City crews out early for pothole repairs, street sweeping

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 3:36pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 3:45pm

With warm temperatures and dry streets, pot hole filling and street sweeping is underway in Saskatoon.

The city said both efforts have started a week earlier than last...

Drivers can now use a free smartphone app to enter their licence plate, credit card information and length of stay into City of Saskatoon parking pay stations.

Long-awaited parking app launches in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 1:58pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Drivers in Saskatoon can finally pay for parking with their smartphones.

The city launched its long-awaited WayToPark app, available on iOS and Android devices, at a...

n artist's rendering of Merlis Belsher Place, a new arena slated for completion at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2018.

Councillor questions arena deal after provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 28, 2017 - 11:16am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 11:30am

A Saskatoon city councillor wants the city to pull back funding for a new rink at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ward 1 Coun. Darren Hill said he wants a recent ...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark spoke to 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks ahead of the provincial and federal budgets set

Saskatoon mayor stays upbeat ahead of provincial, federal budgets

By 650 CKOM March 21, 2017 - 9:38am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark stopped in for his weekly chat with 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks Tuesday morning — and like many conversations around the province, a lot of the talk...

An artist's rendering of a hydroelectric power project proposed for the Saskatoon weir. A fundraising group wants to add a whitewater park to the project.

Saskatoon group trying to make waves with whitewater park proposal

By Brent Bosker March 14, 2017 - 12:13pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 12:15pm

The idea of a whitewater park at the Saskatoon weir is resurfacing after it was first floated over a decade ago.   A Saskatoon group made a pitch Monday at City Hall in hopes...

Students from Aden Bowman Collegiate routinely jaywalk across Clarence Avenue during their lunch breaks.

City mulling crackdown on Aden Bowman Collegiate jaywalkers

By 650 CKOM March 10, 2017 - 1:50pm Updated: March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

An ongoing issue with jaywalking outside Saskatoon's Aden Bowman Collegiate has a city committee looking at ways to curb the problem.

Students routinely cross Clarence...

Heather Gray came out to her back lane on Feb. 3, 2017 to discover a large pile of garbage in the back lane on her property.

Saskatoon woman forced to pay after garbage illegally dumped in back alley

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 13, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: February 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

What do a boat, two couches and 90 needles have in common?

They've all been illegally dumped at the back of Heather Gray's Avenue L south property in Saskatoon.


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...

A major water main break left icy sidewalks along Duchess Street between 3rd and 4th avenues on Jan. 16, 2017.

City crews deal with major water main break

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 10:45am

A water main break over the weekend caused traffic problems on part of Duchess Street Monday morning.

Crews responded around 9 p.m. Sunday to what was called a "...

100 pizzas were given out at the Lighthouse and Friendship Inn on Jan. 14, 2017.

Non-profit gives out pizza as part of 'Feed the Homeless' campaign

By JT Marshall January 14, 2017 - 9:06pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 9:15pm

There was a pizza party for the homeless Saturday afternoon at the Lighthouse and Friendship Inn in Saskatoon.

"The comments were overwhelming," said Co-ordinator for...

Saskatonians will have to shell out more money for utilities, pet licensing and property taxes in 2017.

Looking ahead: Tax and fee changes for 2017 in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 4:15pm

Saskatonians are facing several fee hikes in the new year that will make life in the Bridge City a little more expensive.

The biggest hit to the pocket book comes from...