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The City and museum today made the first tangible step toward hosting our community and visitors to a multi-purpose gathering space like none other before in Saskatoon.

“We now have the keys to the building, which means we can get to the finishing work and secondary contracts,” says His Worship the Mayor, Charlie Clark.  “We have the keys to a bright future and tomorrow begins with today’s handover.”

Mayor Clark also outlines the impacts of this project on the City and its residents.

March 29, 2017 - 6:32pm

*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

The City reminds residents that the provincial ban on pruning elm trees will be in effect between Saturday, April 1 and Thursday, August 31, 2017.

The ban ensures that elm bark beetles, which transmit Dutch elm disease (DED), are not attracted to the freshly pruned trees at the time when these beetles are most active.  Anyone wishing to prune elm trees during the ban must obtain a permit.  Please call the City’s Parks Division at 306-975-3300 for information.

March 30, 2017 - 9:00am

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

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