City of Saskatoon News

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.

The King...

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...

Tree advocate says fines seen as 'cost of doing business'

By 650 CKOM April 26, 2017 - 8:06am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 8:15am

A group standing up for Saskatoon's urban forest is concerned about city trees being cut down to make way for new development.   The issue came to light this month after three...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark called for continued talks with the province following a budget that saw the city lose $9 million in funding.

Council passes tax, fine hikes to deal with provincial cuts

By 650 CKOM April 25, 2017 - 7:31am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:45am

Saskatoon city council voted Monday on a series of measures to balance the books after the provincial budget cut $9 million in funding to the city.     Part of the shortfall...

Neighbours are upset about the removal of three large city-owned trees at 928 Saskatchewan Crescent East.

Neighbours angry after city trees cut down

By JT Marshall April 24, 2017 - 7:26am Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:38am

Norm Zepp has seen trees being chopped down on Saskatchewan Crescent since he started living at his home in 1996.

But the 67-year-old said he still got upset when three...

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...