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*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N SB SPEED REDUCTION FROM 45TH ST W TO CIRCLE DR E
(work adjacent to roadway)
Start: March 30, 11:00 a.m. End: March 30, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SPADINA CRES W ROAD CLOSED FROM 11TH ST W TO SPADINA CRES W
(water & sewer work)
Start: March 28, 9:00 a.m. End: March 30, 4:00 p.m.

March 29, 2017 - 2:01pm

Five ‘white powder’ calls in recent days have used up Saskatoon Fire Department resources totaling $75,650.

“Each instance was determined to be non-hazardous, but each time we have to treat it as a potential safety threat,” says Assistant Chief Wayne Rodger. “So, each time, we have to call out our hazardous materials and emergency measures teams, on top of regular crews – and that costs money.”

March 29, 2017 - 11:49am

Komodo dragons, Thorn and Shruikan (Shrew-khan), arrived in Saskatoon on March 5, 2017, and have been settling into the new Komodo Island exhibit at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo (SFFP&Z).

“We know kids and adults of all ages will be amazed by the Komodo dragons,” says Tim Sinclair-Smith, Manager, SFFP&Z.  “Having these unique animals in Saskatoon provides a great opportunity for us to talk about threatened species around the world, including those in our own backyard.”

March 29, 2017 - 10:15am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

AVE H N SB LANES CLOSED FROM 31ST ST W TO 29TH ST W
(tree pruning)
Start: March 29, 9:00 a.m. End: March 29, 1:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(water sampling)
Start: March 29, 9:00 a.m. End: March 29, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

March 28, 2017 - 2:09pm

For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Saskatoon is one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017.

This competition examines Canadian employer’s initiatives for workplace diversity and inclusion and recognizes those with noteworthy and unique programs. 

“We are taking a more systematic approach to help us organize, guide, and support the development of specific action plans,” says Catherine Gryba, General Manager of Corporate Performance.

March 28, 2017 - 9:26am

City  Council today approved a tax ratio of 1.59; the ratio used to be 1.75.

In simple terms,  the City’s annual budget determines how much it will need to ask from property owners to pay for services like garbage pick up or snow clearing.

The tax ratio policy determines how the taxes needed to cover those costs are split up; or putting it another way: what share of the taxes that different property classes like residential and commercial will pay. 

March 28, 2017 - 11:44am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

SPADINA CRES W NB & SB CLOSED FROM 11TH ST W TO SPADINA CRES W
(water & sewer work)
Start: March 28, 9:00 a.m. End: March 30, 4:00 p.m.

TAYLOR ST E EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT MCKERCHER DR
(streetlight repair)
Start: March 28, 10:00 a.m. End: March 28, 12:00 p.m.

March 27, 2017 - 2:13pm

City Council wants to explore appropriate legal measures in coordination with SUMA and other affected municipalities – including a court injunction – to stop a provincial government plan that would create an $11.4 million shortfall in City finances.

March 26, 2017 - 10:36pm

Effective April 1, 2017, the Provincial government will no longer pay the City a grant-in-lieu of taxes for property and right of ways that SaskPower and SaskEnergy utilities operate within the City of Saskatoon.  

The removal of grants-in-lieu of taxation (GIL) results in the loss of $11.4 million or the equivalent of a 5.63% tax increase.

“This leaves a significant hole in our operating budget,” says Mayor Charlie Clark.  “It forces City Council to choose between raising taxes or making cuts to core services – like snow clearing, leisure facilities, police, or fire.”

March 24, 2017 - 4:51pm

A section of 4th Avenue between 23rd Street and 24th Street will be closed to traffic today for emergency water main repair work.

What you can expect from us:

  • 4th Avenue will be closed between 23rd Street and 24th Street, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. 
  • Work is expected to last one day weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Detour signage will be in place to direct drivers around the road closure.

How you can help us:

March 25, 2017 - 5:00am

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