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Saskatoon city council backs exploring user fees for garbage pickup

Saskatoon city council took a hesitant first step toward the possibility of user fees for garbage pickup, but even some supporters on council admitted to “misgivings.” 510 more words

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'It's not OK': Affected families push for memorial to victims of impaired driving

Joined together by terrible tragedies, Lou Van de Vorst and Allan Kerpan are doing their best to make sure the public can’t forget about the victims of impaired driving. 600 more words

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Road closure up for debate

Saskatoon city council is expected to decide next month whether to close part of Spadina Crescent West, which would affect people who use the road to commute in and out of the city from the southwest. 456 more words

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Saskatoon resident angered by illegal dumping in back alley

It’s a messy and costly problem in Saskatoon that is even more apparent in spring. Illegal dumping in parks, on roadways and back alleys has resentful residents having to deal with the rubbish. 450 more words


City council wants more oversight when deciding to hire outside contractors

Some Saskatoon city councillors are frustrated with city administration for continuing to hire outside contractors without it first being discussed in council.

The issue came to light during a city council meeting Monday night, when an $80,000 extension to an existing contract was awarded to Ion Brand Designs to cover communication needs for the city’s waste and recycle branch. 385 more words

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SGI determining future of photo radar

Two years after photo radar made its controversial debut in Saskatoon, city councillors say the speed enforcement cameras have been good for the city.

The province’s $4.5-million photo radar pilot project, which saw eight photo radar cameras rotate through select highway locations and school zones, wrapped up this month. 675 more words

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Lower business tax debate returns to city hall

One of the key issues from the 2016 municipal election returns to Saskatoon city hall Monday.

Representatives of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and the North Saskatoon Business Association plan to appear in front of city council’s finance committee to argue for a further reduction in property taxes for businesses. 548 more words

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