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November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day; a day to recognize the historic and present-day military service contributions of Indigenous people. 

The City is accepting applications for its Indigenous Technical Advisory Group (ITAG). The deadline to apply is midnight today (November 7, 2022).

ITAG Members provide the City with Indigenous worldviews (encompassing First Nation, Métis, and Inuit within Canada) on policies, processes, and procedures. This specialized knowledge in turn improves the quality of life for future generations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of Saskatoon.

Broadway Avenue closed between Bute and Cascade streets starting Tuesday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. for water main work. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the work zone. This project is expected to take three days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.        

The City’s two compost depots (east and west) are now closed for the season and will remain closed for the winter and re-open on Monday, April 10, 2023.

For more information on the City’s Compost Depots, please visit Saskatoon.ca/compostdepots.

Following the first major winter storm of the season and continuous operations with crews and equipment working day and night, streets and sidewalks are icy this morning. Driving conditions are very challenging right now and will improve today and into tomorrow as crews make progress grading streets to address snow accumulation and drifting and apply de-icing materials.

Road conditions are wet and slushy, and more snow is expected overnight in Saskatoon. City crews have been plowing Circle Drive and the expressways and applying salt throughout last night and today.

Contractors will assist City crews in grading snow from priority streets and sidewalks tonight to minimize the snow accumulation and slush that occurs as the snow continues. This slush can freeze and create slippery conditions as temperatures drop overnight.

Twenty-eight graders, eighteen sanders, nine plows and six sidewalk plows will be out while the snow continues.   

Due to the winter storm warning and to help keep people off the roads this weekend, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Day this Sunday, November 6, 2022 has been cancelled.

Please use the Waste Wizard (Saskatoon.ca/wastewizard) to find other means of recycling and safe disposal. Common items including batteries, light bulbs, paint, and used engine oil can be recycled elsewhere in the community.

Thank you for helping us put waste in the right place!

Environment & Climate Change Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch alert for Saskatoon for freezing rain, heavy snow, high wind and dropping temperature this weekend. This combination of weather conditions will cause slippery roads and sidewalks, visibility issues and possibly snow drifts on outlying streets.

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB VARIOUS LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E 
(Litter picking) 
Start: November 7, 9:00 a.m. End: November 7, 3:00 p.m. 
 
CIRCLE DR E EB & WB VARIOUS LANE CLOSURES AT WARMAN RD 
(Litter picking) 
Start: November 7, 9:00 a.m. End: November 7, 3:00 p.m. 
 

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
PRESTON AVE S NB LANES CLOSED FROM EAST DRIVE TO ADELAIDE ST E 
(Valve replacement) 
Two-way traffic will be maintained in the SB lanes 
Start: November 5, 8:00 a.m. End: November 6, 5:00 p.m. 
 
WARMAN RD NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 33RD ST E TO EMPRESS ST 
(Manhole repairs)