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Today, in a report to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services, City Administration highlighted opportunities to divert organics from the landfill.

“Every year, 32% of all material put into our regional landfills is organic food and yard waste. And, organics still make up 58% of our single family residential garbage.” says Brenda Wallace, Director of Environmental and Corporate Initiatives. “If we want to reach our target of diverting 70% of our waste from the landfill, organics represents our single biggest opportunity.”

August 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Today, in a report to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services, City Administration outlined options to expand the Waste Services Utility. Expanding the Waste Services Utility would mean reducing property taxes and transferring the cost of some or all waste management services to a monthly bill. A variable-rate utility would provide additional incentive for people to reduce the amount of waste they put in their black garbage cart, allow the City to build a sustainable funding model, and extend the life of the Landfill.

August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Earlier this year, City Council requested a Market Sounding be initiated by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) to determine what conditions are required to attract a grocery store to locate in the Downtown.

“It was important to Council to determine both the level of interest and the barriers that exist to establish a grocery store in downtown Saskatoon," says Councillor Cynthia Block.  "Getting feedback from grocers, food cooperatives, and developers who would be interested in owning/operating a grocery store will help Council determine next steps."

August 9, 2017 - 11:32am

Saskatoon was under a severe thunderstorm warning on Tuesday afternoon. A heavy rainfall warning quickly followed just after 1:20 p.m. The rain system was the most intense in east-central neighbourhoods, knocking out power in Avalon, Nutana, Adelaide/Churchill and Holliston. These areas experienced localized intensity from the storm system, washing out a number of roads. Although intense for the areas with the heaviest rainfall, this storm is considered to be between a one in two year, and one in five year event.

August 9, 2017 - 10:41am

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

NEW

4TH AVE S NB ROAD CLOSED FROM 20TH ST E TO 21ST ST E
(sewer construction)
Start: August 9, 7:00 a.m. End: August 9, 5:00 p.m.

DIEFENBAKER DR NB RIGHT TURN BAY CLOSED AT LAURIER DR
(Shaw cable work)
Start: August 9, 9:00 a.m. End: August 9, 11:00 a.m.

August 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Saskatoon has experienced heavy rain today with the east side of the city seeing the heaviest rain accumulations so far. Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for Saskatoon and area with the potential for more heavy rain. 

August 8, 2017 - 2:24pm

The Saskatoon Ex Parade is on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Road and parking restrictions will be in place downtown prior to the parade starting at 10 a.m. and until the parade concludes.

Parade route:

  • Begins at 24th Street and Spadina Crescent East
  • West on 24th Street to 4th Avenue
  • South on 4th Avenue to 20th Street
  • East on 20th Street to Spadina Crescent East
  • North on Spadina Crescent East to 24th Street

Please respect detours, signs and barriers before and during the parade. 

August 4, 2017 - 4:57pm

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

NEW

CENTRAL AVE NB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM 115TH ST E TO REID RD
(concrete repairs)
Start: August 8, 7:00 a.m. End: August 10, 5:00 p.m.

WANUSKEWIN RD SB LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED AT LENORE DR
(red light camera maintenance)
Start: August 8, 9:00 a.m. End: August 8, 3:00 p.m.

August 4, 2017 - 3:19pm

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

NEW

33RD ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM AVE B N TO IDYLWYLD DR N
(water & sewer repairs)
Start: August 6, 7:00 a.m. End: August 6, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

LORNE AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM 4TH ST E TO 7TH ST E
(water & sewer repairs)
Start: July 25, 9:00 a.m. End: August 5, 5:00 p.m.

August 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

A second northbound lane will be added on Clarence Avenue between Glasgow Street and Wilson Crescent. Construction starts tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, and will last approximately 4 weeks. The additional lane will result in improved safety as well as reduced delays and smoother traffic flow. The need for an additional lane was identified during the Neighbourhood Traffic Review process wherein the City works with communities to identify and address local traffic concerns.

August 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

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