Saskatoon City Council News

The intersection of Avenue H South and 11th Street West is set to be permanently closed in the next few weeks in order to allow for security upgrades at the city's water treatment plant.

Councillor: Treatment plant security risk can't be ignored

By 650 CKOM May 24, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

A city councillor says security measures coming to the Saskatoon water treatment plant are a sign of the times.   Ward 5 councillor Randy Donauer told 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks...

A public hearing will be held following a city council meeting on May 23, 2017 to consider two potential road closures near the water treatment plant.

Spadina Crescent West closure up for debate at city hall

By 650 CKOM May 23, 2017 - 1:35pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 2:11pm

The decision to permanently close a portion of Spadina Crescent West will be up for debate Tuesday night.

A public hearing will be held following a city council meeting...

A ground-breaking ceremony is set to be held for Merlis Belsher Place on April 28, 2017.

U of S arena construction moving ahead with council funding

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 24, 2017 - 11:09pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:15pm

Construction is moving ahead on a new arena at the University of Saskatchewan.

Home Ice Campaign Chair Tim Hodgson hinted at a Friday announcement by the U of S after...

The governance and priorities committee, which consists of the entire council, forwarded recommendations that filled a $9 million budget shortfall while keeping average tax increases to $44 per household.

Council keeps tax increase low in proposed budget revision

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 10, 2017 - 8:37pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:45pm

It was a confusing afternoon for Saskatoon City Council Monday, but a solution to handle the provincial budget fallout in the short-term may be just around the corner.   The...

Homeowners in Saskatoon will only face an average increase of about $35 after property value reassessments shifted the tax burden towards businesses.

Saskatoon residential property tax increase cut in half

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 27, 2017 - 6:43pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:45pm

Saskatoon homeowners will have to recalculate their taxes again, but this time it'll save them a few dollars.

Property value reassessments - and a shift in the business...

Saskatoon city council approved a motion calling for the city's legal team to pursue legal action against the province during a special meeting on March 26, 2017.

Saskatoon city council seeking injunction against provincial budget cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 26, 2017 - 7:13pm Updated: March 26, 2017 - 7:15pm

Saskatoon city council is asking their legal team to pursue an injunction against funding cuts from the province.   The decision was made during an emergency meeting Sunday to...

An emergency session of Saskatoon City Council will be held at noon on Sunday March 26, 2017 at city hall.

Saskatoon city council calls emergency meeting on provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 24, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 11:45am

Saskatoon city council will meet Sunday to address an $11.4 million hole left in the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The Sask. Party government...

Saskatoon city council approved $3 million in additional funding on Feb. 27, 2017 for the $41-million Merlis Belsher Place, which is set to open in fall 2018.

Council approves $3M in additional funding for new U of S arena

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 27, 2017 - 7:40pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 7:45pm

The new arena project on University of Saskatchewan grounds is getting a boost from Saskatoon city council.

Councillors approved the Home Ice Capital Campaign's ask for...

Members of the public filled every seat in council chambers on Jan. 16, 2017 to hear presentations on the future of Saskatoon.

Public packs council chambers to hear ideas for Saskatoon's future

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 16, 2017 - 9:40pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 9:45pm

It was standing room only in council chambers Monday evening as Saskatonians listened to a variety of presentations on how the city can become a future-ready metropolis.

Members of P.O.R.C.H. have been supporting refugee families for over a year, but one family hasn't arrived yet despite being approved.

Private sponsors frustrated over long wait for refugee family

By 650 CKOM January 9, 2017 - 6:14pm Updated: January 9, 2017 - 6:15pm

While a refugee family waits a world away, a group from Saskatoon is trapped between good intentions and bureaucracy.

Margi Corbett is a retired teacher and a member of...

During the meeting Dec.12, 2016 city council approved changes to the panhandling bylaw.

Changes to panhandling bylaw approved in Saskatoon

By Erin McNutt December 12, 2016 - 8:22pm Updated: December 12, 2016 - 8:45pm

After two hours of discussion, Monday Saskatoon City Council decided to move forward with changes to panhandling regulations.

In a 6-5 vote, they passed a recommendation...

Saskatoon city council's finance committee heard on December 5, 2016 that the Remai Modern Art Gallery will need at least eight months before opening.

'Mid-year' or 8 months? Council given different timelines for Remai Modern opening

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 5, 2016 - 5:42pm Updated: December 5, 2016 - 5:45pm

How long will it take for the Remai Modern Art Gallery to open?

During budget talks last week, Saskatoon city council was told by Remai Modern CEO Gregory Burke it would...