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*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

World Water Day is March 22, a day that globally marks the importance of water. Saskatoon continues to create infrastructure and processes that will sustain our access to quality drinking water.

March 18, 2019 - 10:44am

Saskatoon Transit runs every day, no matter the weather. Transit operators are responsible for the safe transportation of nearly 40,000 of our city’s citizens every day. Though we strive to recognize their work every day, we would like to take a moment TODAY, March 18th on Transit Driver Appreciation Day to salute all those at Saskatoon Transit who help us to provide public transportation to the City of Saskatoon each and every day.

March 17, 2019 - 11:00pm

Due to warmer weather and melting conditions, the Northeast snow storage site on Central Avenue north of Attridge Drive is inaccessible. It will remain closed until further notice. The Northwest location on Wanuskewin Road is being monitored, but remains open at this time. The Civic Operations Centre snow management facility also remains open 24/7, located on Valley Road, west of the Saskatoon Landfill access. 

For more information look under snow storage sites at Saskatoon.ca/snow

March 16, 2019 - 1:51pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR W EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM AVE B N TO IDYLWYLD DR N
(Water main repairs)
Start: March 18, 9:00 a.m. End: March 20, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

March 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

COLLEGE DR WB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT CP RAIL OVERPASS
(Guardrail replacement)
Start: March 16, 7:00 a.m. End: March 17, 5:00 p.m.

ACADIA DR NB & SB LANES CLOSED FROM HARRINGTON ST TO 14TH ST E
(Sanitary lining)
Start: March 16, 8:00 a.m. End: March 16, 5:00 p.m.

March 15, 2019 - 2:38pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Buffalo Bandits at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, March 16 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

March 15, 2019 - 6:00am

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

 
There are no new traffic restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

The 2018 public engagement results are in and residents’ perceptions about the quality of life in Saskatoon remain strong: overall satisfaction with the quality of services and value provided by the City remain high. 

March 14, 2019 - 10:00am

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

NEW

MCKERCHER DR NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO TAYLOR ST E
(Tree pruning)
Start: March 14, 8:30 a.m. End: March 14, 4:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR N NB LANES CLOSED FROM 35TH ST E TO 36TH ST E
(Water main repairs)
2-way traffic in SB lanes
Start: March 14, 8:30 a.m. End: March 14, 5:00 p.m.

March 13, 2019 - 4:34pm

There is still a lot of snow on the ground, which can lead to street and property flooding if temperatures rise quickly and the snow melts quickly.

Residents can reduce their risk of property flooding by moving snow away from their foundation and ensuring there is a drainage path to the nearest catch basin on the road. If safe, you are encouraged to clear ice and debris clogging the catch basin on your street for proper water flow away from your home and neighbourhood.

March 13, 2019 - 2:52pm

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

NEW 
 

CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Public Skating and Parent and Tot Skating are ending for the season at the City of Saskatoon indoor rinks, as follows:

Archibald Arena (1410 Windsor Street, 306-975-3313)

Last day of Public Skating:  Sunday, March 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Last day of Parent and Tot Skate:  Wednesday, March 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 

Lions Arena (2205 McEown Avenue, 306-975-3306)

Last day of Public Skating:  Sunday, March 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.)

March 12, 2019 - 9:00am

Year-end financials for the 2018 fiscal year yield a budget deficit of $ 3.02 million – a 0.62% variance of the overall $490.63 million City budget.

“The deficit was largely due to greater costs overall for items such as fuel and solid waste handling, as City revenues were slightly under what we targeted,” says Clae Hack, Director of Finance.

March 11, 2019 - 4:10pm

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

 
CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City is notifying people who have experienced frozen water connections or frozen pipes on their property to take preventative action. Currently 80 homes are reported to have no running water due to frozen connections.

Following the coldest February in 80 years, there is very deep ground frost that can freeze pipes that are not insulated or used often.

The City has staff working overtime and contractors helping people thaw their water connections. Where there is no temporary connection available from a neighbour, bottled water is available.

March 8, 2019 - 3:20pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
   
AIRPORT DR NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM GATEWAY BLVD TO 45TH ST W 
(Sign installation) 

March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
   
COLLEGE DR WB MEDIAN LANE AT MCKERCHER DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 8, 2019 - 2:34pm

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

 
CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, is now accepting nominations for the annual “Living in Harmony” Awards, which recognizes local organizations or individuals for their efforts in the elimination of racial discrimination.  The entry deadline for submissions and nominations is Friday, March 8, 2019. Committee members will select the winning entries/nominations.

March 7, 2019 - 9:30am

Interested in how many electric vehicles are on Saskatoon streets; the amount of solar power production in the community; and the population density increase? Details on all of these performance indicators and more are now available as the City has just completed a major expansion of the Environmental Dashboard—adding nearly a dozen new indicators including:

March 6, 2019 - 4:37pm

Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, the eastbound lanes of Queen Street between 9th Avenue and Spadina Crescent will be closed for sewer lining work. The road is expected to reopen in the evening, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

March 6, 2019 - 3:46pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail installation) 

March 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has been selected as one of ‘Canada’s Best Diversity Employers’ for 2019 by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

“We are honoured to receive this award for the eighth consecutive year as we place a high priority on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and respected for their individual identities and contributions,” says Sarah Cameron, Chief Human Resources Officer.

The City of Saskatoon was selected based on exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs offered.  Highlights include:

March 6, 2019 - 2:03pm

Marie Lopes is an arts educator, curator and administrator, and the Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Engagement for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. She is recognized nationally for her innovative work connecting professional artists and communities to create, present, and experience art together.

March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will be wrapping up for the season on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

The City of Saskatoon thanks citizens for their patronage. Public skating at the indoor municipal rinks will be available until Sunday, March 31, 2019. Visit saskatoon.ca/dropinonline for the public skating schedule.

March 6, 2019 - 11:00am

Through the Smart Cities Challenge, the Government of Canada has tasked communities of all sizes to come forward with their best ideas to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.  A smart city enables its citizens to use technology to make smart decisions.

In April 2018, Saskatoon submitted an initial proposal and was selected as one of the finalists for a chance to win $10 million (category: communities with populations under 500,000), to be used for implementing all aspects of a proposed plan.

March 6, 2019 - 9:00am

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

 
8TH ST E EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM MCKERCHER DR TO ACADIA DR 
(Tree pruning) 

March 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
CLARENCE AVE S SB CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 7TH ST E 
Two-way traffic maintained in NB lanes 

March 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

March 1, 2019 - 2:22pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Calgary Roughnecks at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, March 2 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

March 1, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
7TH AVE N SB CLOSED FROM KING ST TO QUEEN ST 
(Sanitary sewer lining) 

February 28, 2019 - 3:05pm

The Spring / Summer Leisure Guide will be delivered to Saskatoon households on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and can be picked up at any indoor Leisure Centre, Saskatoon Public Library location, or City Hall. The Guide will also be available online at saskatoon.ca/leisureguide beginning Monday, March 4.

The Leisure Guide is Saskatoon’s go-to source for fitness programs, recreational activities, and arts and culture opportunities for all ages and abilities.  

Highlights of the Spring / Summer (April 1 to August 31, 2019) Guide include:

February 28, 2019 - 11:00am

The outside lane of Circle Drive westbound approaching College Drive will be closed at 5 a.m. this morning while crews repair a traffic pole. The lane is expected to reopen by 10 a.m.

Please slow down when passing workers and obey work zone signage. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

February 28, 2019 - 5:04am

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

February 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

Approximately 90 percent of glass is broken by the time it is sorted for recycling.

In a step to improve the amount of glass that can be recycled, a pilot program in partnership with SARCAN will enable residents to take their glass items to SARCAN depots.

February 27, 2019 - 1:53pm

The public is invited to the opening ceremony for Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., in Council Chambers, City Hall.  The ceremony will include greetings from His Worship Mayor Charlie Clark; Judge David Arnot, Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission; Namarta Kochar, Vice Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee; and, Dr. Manuela Valle-Castro, Chair of the Saskatoon Anti-Racism Network.  A flag raising in Civic Square (outdoors at City Hall - 23rd Street) will follow the ceremony.

February 27, 2019 - 11:16am

Bullying Stops Here. That’s the message the City is supporting as it encourages residents and civic staff to combat bullying at school, work, home and online by practicing kindness and wearing pink on Wednesday, February 27.

To raise awareness of the initiative, Transit buses can be spotted around the city sporting pink t-shirts. The t-shirts are spray painted on and will stay until the vehicles are washed.

February 27, 2019 - 6:00am

February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

February 22, 2019 - 2:38pm

Traffic lights at the intersection of 11th Street and Dundonald Avenue will be temporarily replaced with a 4-way stop on Sunday, February 24 while traffic signal equipment is being replaced. This work is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to take approximately 10 hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

February 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Colorado Mammoth at SaskTel Centre on Friday, February 22 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

February 22, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 
Start: February 22, 9:00 a.m. End: February 22, 4:00 p.m. 
 

February 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Marie Lopes is an arts educator, curator and administrator, and the Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Engagement for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. She is recognized nationally for her innovative work connecting professional artists and communities to create, present, and experience art together.

February 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Overnight flurries have caused slippery patches on Saskatoon roads this morning. Plows, graders and sanders will continue to focus on high traffic roads such as Circle Drive, 8th Street, Idylwyld Drive and 22nd Street to improve conditions.

What you can expect:

February 21, 2019 - 8:48am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM MCKERCHER DR TO ACADIA DR
(Tree pruning)
Start: February 21, 9:00 a.m. End: February 21, 4:00 p.m.
 
PRESTON AVE S SB CLOSED FROM WILSON CRES TO DUMONT CRES
(Water sewer line replacement)
Start: February 21, 9:00 a.m. End: February 21, 4:00 p.m.
 

February 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

CIRCLE DR E NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

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