City of Saskatoon News

The City of Saskatoon is looking at harsher penalties for those who illegally remove city-owned trees.

Committee eyes tougher penalties for removing city trees

By JT Marshall June 15, 2017 - 9:07am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 9:15am

Cutting down City of Saskatoon trees without permission could get residents in even more trouble in the near future.   Councillors on the environment, utilities, and corporate...

The City of Saskatoon is looking at new ways to bill for residential garbage pickup in an effort to ease pressure on the landfill.

City eyes new billing system for garbage pickup

By 650 CKOM June 13, 2017 - 8:37am Updated: June 13, 2017 - 8:45am

The City of Saskatoon is looking into changing how people pay for garbage collection.   The city's  environment, utilities and corporate services committee reviewed a report on...

Organizers from Saskatoon's Pride Festival stood together outside city hall after raising the rainbow Pride flag on June 12, 2017.

25th Pride festival launched by largest-ever flag raising

By Chris Vandenbreekel June 12, 2017 - 4:55pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Saskatoon's Pride Festival officially kicked off Monday after a flag-raising ceremony outside city hall.

Nearly 250 people took time over their lunch hour to attend the...

An early morning collision between a vehicle and pedestrian June 3, 2017 sent a 49-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries

Police charge one man in Saskatoon collision

By 650 CKOM June 3, 2017 - 7:41am Updated: June 3, 2017 - 7:45am

Saskatoon Police have charged a 49-year-old man with impaired driving causing bodily harm after a crash early Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the intersection...

The Saskatoon Public Library is eliminating the equivalent of 14 full-time positions

Saskatoon Public Library laying off employees

By 650 CKOM May 31, 2017 - 8:24am Updated: May 31, 2017 - 8:30am

The Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has issued layoff notices to staff as part of efforts to address funding concerns..   An email sent to employees from SPL director Carol...

Forest Tent Caterpillars cover a tree trunk in Saskatoon on May 25, 2017.

Ick factor: Tent caterpillars invade Sask.

By Daniella Ponticelli May 24, 2017 - 1:03pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 1:15pm

For some, it’s the stuff of nightmares: hundreds of caterpillars huddled together on tree trunks or hanging down from branches. 

For people in Saskatchewan, it’s an...

The Saskatoon Transportation Link Rail Park is hoping to convince CP Rail and CN Rail to relocate to a new industrial park planned for outside of Saskatoon.

Investors trying to draw rail yards away from Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 15, 2017 - 12:58pm Updated: May 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

A developer's plan to build an industrial park southeast of Saskatoon could solve the city's railway woes.   A group of investors has purchased 1,400 acres of land north of the...

A  new report estimates that the City of Saskatoon would need to raise 2018 property taxes by about seven per cent to maintain service levels in the face of budget pressures.

City report projects whopping 2018 tax hike for Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 12, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: May 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Saskatoon taxpayers look set to be forking over more cash for less service in 2018.   A preliminary report headed to council Monday outlines various pressures on the city's...

The City of Saskatoon says construction zone speed limits are put in place before workers arrive to get drivers accustomed to lower speeds.

Speed limits slowed before work starts to prep drivers: city

By 650 CKOM May 11, 2017 - 4:38pm Updated: May 11, 2017 - 4:45pm

As more construction zones pop up on the outskirts of Saskatoon, some drivers are questioning why lower speed limits are being put in place while no work is underway.


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...

The City of Saskatoon reported a widespread power outage affecting the downtown and several westside neighbourhoods on Tuesday morning

Power outage repaired in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 9, 2017 - 8:25am Updated: May 9, 2017 - 10:43am

A large chunk of Saskatoon was without power Tuesday morning.

The City of Saskatoon reported that the power went out in the downtown core around 8 a.m.

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The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is holding a contest to pick a name for its newest baby monkey.

Name that monkey: Saskatoon zoo issues call for votes

By 650 CKOM April 28, 2017 - 8:37am Updated: April 28, 2017 - 8:45am

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo needs a little help naming one of their newest additions.   The zoo welcomed a baby Goeldi monkey on Feb. 6. Now that she's had some...