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

NEW

AVE H N ROAD CLOSED FROM 32ND ST W TO 33RD ST W
(Water connection repair)
Start: January 22, 8:00 a.m. End: January 23, 4:00 p.m.

7TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM QUEEN ST TO KING ST
(Tree pruning)
Start: January 22, 8:30 a.m. End: January 22, 4:30 p.m.

ONGOING

January 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

Avenue H N will be closed between 32nd and 33rd streets to repair a water connection starting Friday, January 22, at 7:00 a.m. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zone. This project is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

January 21, 2021 - 6:00am

Saskatoon Transit will be donating unclaimed lost and found clothing to Village Green Thrift Shop, a non-profit shop who will make them available to those in need. Village Green puts out clothes on certain evenings when the weather is cold for those in need to help themselves. Due to COVID-19 they follow the guidelines and quarantine everything for 24 hours before items are sold or given away. 

January 21, 2021 - 6:00am

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

NEW

RUTH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM BLAIN AVE TO JARVIS DR
(Emergency water & sewer connection replacement)
Start: January 21, 7:00 a.m. End: January 22, 6:00 p.m.

7TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM KING ST TO PRINCESS ST
(Tree pruning)
Start: January 21, 8:30 a.m. End: January 21, 4:30 p.m.

ONGOING

January 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

High winds are causing drifting snow resulting in snow accumulation, icy conditions on roadways, intersections, and sidewalks, and reduced visibility around the City.  Crews are clearing snow at locations where snow has drifted onto the roadway, monitoring high traffic roads, and applying de-icing material as required.

Access to the off-leash recreation area north of Hampton Village is restricted due to reoccurring drifting snow closing Junor Avenue and Whelan Road.

January 20, 2021 - 12:32pm

Tree trimming will take place in parts of City Park starting tomorrow, Thursday, January 21. Closures will begin daily at 7:30 a.m.  This project is expected to take four days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 
Access to sidewalks around work zones will be restricted while this work is underway. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zones where needed. 

January 20, 2021 - 11:00am

A Saskatoon Access Transit bus and a Canadian Pacific Train collided around 7:45 a.m. this morning at a crossing on 20th Street West; Access Transit is grateful there are no reported injuries.

 

The operator had parked near Station 20 West to help a passenger off. Another passenger remained on the bus.

 

January 20, 2021 - 9:49am

Ruth Street will be closed between Blain Avenue and Jarvis Drive for emergency water and sewer connection work starting Thursday, January 21, at 7:00 a.m. Access to sidewalks around the work zone will be restricted while this work is underway. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zone. This project is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

January 20, 2021 - 6:00am

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

NEW

HIGHWAY 11 SB LANE SHOULDER CONED OFF; SPEED REDUCTION IN PLACE AT HIGHWAY 12
(Trunk work)
Start: January 20, 9:00 a.m. End: January 20, 5:00 p.m.

20TH ST E WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE S TO IDYLWYLD DR S
(Transformer removal)
Start: January 20, 5:30 p.m. End: January 20, 8:30 p.m.

ONGOING

January 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

22ND ST W EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM AVE C N TO AVE G N
(Streetlight replacement)
Start: January 19, 9:30 a.m. End: January 19, 3:30 p.m.

HIGHWAY 12 NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 71ST ST E
(Streetlight replacement)
Start: January 19, 10:00 a.m. End: January 19, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 18, 2021 - 3:00pm

Are you interested in operating a business in a Saskatoon park? The City is now accepting applications from those wishing to operate a seasonal commercial enterprise (SCE) that supports sport, recreation and/or cultural events or opportunities. 

The deadline for applications for the for the May 1 to October 31, 2021 season is February 15, 2021.  Application packages are available at www.saskatoon.ca/sce. The November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 season application deadline is August 15, 2021.

January 18, 2021 - 1:00pm

The City of Saskatoon is now accepting registrations for the 2021 Green Cart program. The Green Cart Program offers convenient front-street collection of yard and food waste every two weeks from May 3 to November 5, 2021. Current Black Cart (garbage) and Blue Cart (recycling) customers are eligible for this optional subscription program.

January 18, 2021 - 11:00am

The Saskatoon Fire Department knows that working carbon monoxide alarms save lives.

January 18, 2021 - 10:00am

Saskatoon residents woke up to a snow-covered city this morning. City crews are out grading snow from high-traffic roads following overnight snowfall.

Streets, bridge decks, freeway ramps, overpasses and high-traffic intersections may be icy, and snow packed. Drivers should slow down, use caution and allow for extra time to reach their destination.  

January 18, 2021 - 7:29am

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

NEW

22ND ST W EB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT BETTS AVE
(Traffic pole repair)
Start: January 18, 8:30 a.m. End: January 18, 1:00 p.m.

CLARENCE AVE S ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 7TH ST E
(Curb box replacement)
Start: January 18, 9:30 a.m. End: January 19, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

BRAND RD WB LANES CLOSED FROM BRAND PL TO CLARENCE AVE S
(Pond cleaning)
2-way traffic maintained in EB lanes
Start: January 16, 7:00 a.m. End: January 19, 7:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Clarence Avenue will be closed between 7th and 8th streets to replace a curb box starting Monday, January 18, at 9:30 a.m. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zone. This project is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

January 15, 2021 - 8:45am

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

NEW

1ST AVE N NB CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 23RD ST E
(emergency traffic pole repairs)
Start: January 15, 9:00 a.m. End: January 15, 1:00 p.m.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.

January 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

The City’s Bylaw Court will remain closed until February 16, 2021. All matters for the period January 18 - February 12, 2021, will now be rescheduled to a date after March 11, 2021. A new adjournment schedule will be posted to the City’s website once the Province has confirmed all rescheduled dates.

Defendants do not need to do anything at this time. No convictions of defendants will occur during the Bylaw Court closure.

For matters currently set: 

January 14, 2021 - 1:26pm

Saskatoon experienced severe weather beginning yesterday afternoon and throughout the evening. Heavy winds and a mix of rain, snow and freezing temperatures resulted in icy streets and snow drifts while total snowfall accumulation was low.   

City crews worked throughout the night spreading salt and sand on the City’s highest traffic streets with 18 sanders and 9 plows to address drifting. Please keep a safe distance when you see blue and amber flashing lights to let road equipment complete their work. 

January 14, 2021 - 9:22am

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

NEW

22ND ST W EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM AVE C N TO AVE G N
(Streetlight replacement)
Start: January 14, 9:30 a.m. End: January 14, 3:30 p.m.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.

January 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

33RD ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT ALBERTA AVE
(Vault replacement)
Start: January 13, 9:00 a.m. End: January 13, 2:00 p.m.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.

January 12, 2021 - 2:50pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled to start on priority one roadways on this date.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.

January 11, 2021 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

CLARENCE AVE S NB LANES & SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM 13TH ST E TO 14TH ST E
(Valve replacement)
Start: January 11, 8:00 a.m. End: January 12, 5:00 p.m.

7TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM DUKE ST TO DUCHESS ST
(Tree trimming)
Start: January 11, 9:00 a.m. End: January 11, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled to start on priority one roadways on this date.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.

January 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

7th Avenue will be closed between Duke Street and Duchess Street for tree trimming starting Monday, January 11, at 8:30 a.m. Access to sidewalks in this area will be restricted while work is underway. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zone. This project is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

January 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

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

NEW

BRAND RD WB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM CLARENCE AVE S TO BRAND PL
(Pond cleaning)
Start: January 8, 7:00 p.m. End: January 31, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

RUTH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM VERNON AVE TO MCPHERSON AVE
(Water main repairs)
Start: January 7, 8:00 a.m. End: January 8, 5:00 p.m.

January 7, 2021 - 3:00pm

Four new research projects that will benefit Saskatoon residents are advancing thanks to Research Junction, an innovative partnership between the City of Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan (USask). Research Junction awards funding to projects that apply advanced research methods to addressing current issues in our city.

The four new projects, with combined funding of $100,000, include:

January 7, 2021 - 12:17pm

Make 2021 your year to volunteer and take an active virtual role on one of the City’s Boards or Committees. The City is seeking new members from across Saskatoon's diverse community to fill several vacant positions.

Get involved in what matters to you and help make a difference in Saskatoon.  You'll gain valuable experience and expand your network of contacts. Serving on a board or committee is a great way to help build your resume and even learn new skills. Do you appreciate, perhaps have expertise in, and could help advise in any of these positions?

January 7, 2021 - 8:00am

On January 11, 2021 Saskatoon’s Solid Waste Reduction & Diversion Plan (the Plan) will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities, and Corporate Services. This plan provides a detailed picture of the City’s progress on waste diversion and lays out a roadmap for actions needed to achieve the 70% waste diversion target from the Saskatoon Landfill set by City Council in 2015.

January 6, 2021 - 4:16pm

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

NEW

RUTH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM VERNON AVE TO MCPHERSON AVE
(Water main repairs)
Start: January 7, 8:00 a.m. End: January 8, 5:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE N TO VENTURE CRES
(Switch replacement)
Start: January 7, 10:00 a.m. End: January 7, 2:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 6, 2021 - 3:00pm

At the direction of City Council, City crews will early this month begin a one-time snow removal initiative for secondary paths in parks. 

In an effort to get people to enjoy Saskatoon’s winter and not just endure it, Council asked the Administration to provide a report on the cost and results for a one-time clearing of secondary pathways in City-owned parks.

Following the December 21, 2020 City Council approval, the one-time snow removal began the first week of January and is expected to take approximately a week to complete.

January 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

Ruth Street will be closed between Vernon and McPherson avenues to repair a water main starting Thursday, January 7, at 7:00 a.m. Access to sidewalks in this area will be restricted while work is underway. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zone. This project is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

January 6, 2021 - 12:00pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST E TO 8TH ST E
(Pole replacement)
Start: January 6, 9:30 a.m. End: January 6, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.
 

January 5, 2021 - 3:06pm

Starting today, crews will begin pruning trees on civic property in City Park North, Varsity View South, Kelsey Woodlawn and Richmond Heights as part of the City’s Boulevard Tree Maintenance Program. Tree maintenance operations in these four neighbourhoods will continue until March 31, 2021.

The Boulevard Tree Maintenance Program follows a regular pruning cycle to help preserve the health of the City’s tree inventory, as well as to eliminate hazards and provide clearances from buildings, signs, streetlights and utility wires.  

January 5, 2021 - 9:00am
City ParkKelsey-WoodlawnRichmond HeightsVarsity View

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled to start on priority one roadways on this date.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.
 

All restrictions will be lifted as indicated, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

January 4, 2021 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED AT GARVIE RD
(Road & water main work)
Start: January 4, 8:00 a.m. End: January 15, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

No projects are ongoing on priority one streets as of this date.

 

All restrictions will be lifted as indicated, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

December 31, 2020 - 3:00pm

Re-Issued to Update Woodlawn Cemetery Information

The following fees and rates for City of Saskatoon services take effect January 1, 2021.

SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS

Animal Services – Pet Licenses

  • There are no rate changes in 2021 for Animal Services. Visit Animal Services for current rates and fees and to learn about the many benefits of licensing your pet.

Landfill

December 30, 2020 - 5:04pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled to start on priority one roadways on this date.

ONGOING

No projects are ongoing on priority one streets as of this date.

 

All restrictions will be lifted as indicated, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

December 30, 2020 - 3:00pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of safe practices for purchasing, enjoying and disposing of fireworks. This New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31st, low-hazard fireworks can only be discharged on private property between the hours of dusk on New Year’s Eve and 12:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Low-hazard fireworks are designed for public recreational use. These fireworks travel less than 50m (160ft) high and include items such as roman candles, sparklers, fountains, wheels, volcanoes, mines and snakes.

December 30, 2020 - 9:00am

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled to start on priority one roadways on this date.

ONGOING

No projects are ongoing on priority one streets as of this date.

All restrictions will be lifted as indicated, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

December 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

Ruth Street will be closed between Vernon and McPherson avenues to repair a water main starting Tuesday, December 29, at 7:00 a.m. Access to sidewalks in this area will be restricted while work is underway. This project is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 
Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zones. 

December 28, 2020 - 6:00am

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

NEW

RUTH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM VERNON AVE TO MCPHERSON AVE
(Water main repairs)
Start: December 29, 8:00 a.m. End: December 30, 5:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR N SB RIGHT TURN BAY CLOSED AT 22ND ST W
(Light pole replacement)
Start: December 29, 9:30 a.m. End: December 29, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

December 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

*Corrects bathing information*

The City of Saskatoon is asking citizens to limit their water use effective immediately for essential use only.

Water quality is not affected -- it is safe.

Examples of essential use:

Cooking

Hand washing

Keeping surfaces clean

Washing dishes
 

Examples of Non-essential use:

Bathing

Washing vehicles

December 24, 2020 - 12:49pm

As we approach this holiday season, we need to be mindful that it will be very different from last year; by following the recommendation of the Chief Medical Health Officer, we all need to do our best to ‘reimagine’ the holidays this year and have a quieter Christmas holiday time.

December 23, 2020 - 3:01pm

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

NEW

MCORMOND DR EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM WANUSKEWIN RD TO CENTRAL AVE
(Streetlight repairs)
Start: December 24, 9:30 a.m. End: December 24, 1:30 p.m.

ONGOING

TAYLOR ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM LANSDOWNE AVE TO ALBERT AVE
(Valve replacement)
Start: December 23, 8:00 a.m. End: December 24, 5:00 p.m.

December 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

TAYLOR ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM LANSDOWNE AVE TO ALBERT AVE
(Valve replacement)
Start: December 23, 8:00 a.m. End: December 24, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

December 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

TAYLOR ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM LANSDOWNE AVE TO ALBERT AVE
(valve replacement)
Start: December 22, 8:00 a.m. End: December 23, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

CENTRAL AVE NB RIGHT TURN LANE CLOSED FROM KONIHOWSKI RD TO GARVIE RD
(Water main & roadway construction)
Start: December 12, 8:00 a.m. End: December 24, 5:00 p.m.

December 21, 2020 - 3:00pm

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