Saskatoon recycling debate heats up

We now know there won't be referendum, but there are still a lot of question marks hanging over one of Saskatoon's most contentious issues. Among them is how the recycling debate will impact Cosmo Industries - a non profit organization that employs disabled people in a massive paper processing plant.
Councillor Darren Hill says no one wants to see Cosmo affected by a new city wide curbside recycling program views the current debate as an opportunity for Cosmo to grow and develop.

Vehicle plows into Saskatoon business

There's a gaping hole in the side of a west Saskatoon business after a vehicle crashed through it Tuesday evening.

Saskatoon police say that at around 11:30 p.m. a 56-year-old woman may have meant to tap the brake as she pulled in front of the business in the 3300 Block of Fairlight Drive.

But instead- she pushed the gas pedal and smashed into the building. The vehicle and the business suffered extensive damage. No one was injured.

Saskatoon's Affinity Credit Union target for debit scam

A Saskatoon man says he was scammed after realizing $900 went missing from his Affinity Credit Union account over the weekend.

"I'm sure they got hundreds of people that could have lost a minimum of $500. That could be up to 50 grand up to half a million dollars," said Darryl Cherry, who believes he was the victim of a debit card scam targeting Affinity Credit Union customers in Saskatoon.

Cherry wasn't able to contact his branch manager because it was a Sunday, so he called police.

Teen found guilty of manslaughter in killing of Charlotte Jolly

A Saskatoon woman sobbed uncontrollably as the verdict of manslaughter was read aloud Friday at Court of Queen's Bench for the teen who shot and killed her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte Jolly in 2009.

The charge was originally second degree murder, but Justice Grant Curry stated there was not enough evidence to prove that charge.

For more than a week, court heard various witness accounts of the night the teen and Jolly met in a Westview area alley off Avenue W in September 2009.

Possible human remains found east of Saskatoon

 Saskatoon RCMP are investigating may be the remains of a person in the RM of Corman Park east of Saskatoon.

Fraud continues to spread in Saskatoon

It appears a rash of pin pad debit and credit card frauds in Saskatoon is continuing.

But police say it's getting harder for criminals to get your bank information, because local businesses are finally starting to be vigilant about the scam.

Police spokesperson Alyson Edwards sasy in two recent cases, potential scammers were caught in the act by employees.

"The acts were interrupted and the suspects fled. It is good to know that employees and businesses are being vigilant and they know a little bit more, perhaps, now about what to watch for."

Local Saskatoon boy roaring with excitement

A local Saskatoon boy is roaring with excitement after his entry for the “Name the Cubs” contest was selected as the winner.

Jonathan McLeod, 10, said he named the two cubs, born last September at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, Nathan and Shadow in honour of his six-year-old cousin.

“My cousin Nathan two years ago … he died of leukemia and through all his appointments he’d bring a stuffed dog Shadow,” said McLeod on New Talk Radio’s Brent Loucks Show Thursday morning.

Charges pending after van crashes into truck

Saskatoon police say a 22-year-old woman likely suffered non-life threatning injuries after a two-vehicle collision in the Millar Avenue and 46th Street East area Thursday afternoon.

Police say the woman was attempting to make a left turn from 46th Street East when her van careened into a truck travelling south on Millar Avenue just after 3 p.m. The crash blocked both northbound lanes to motorists but police say traffic is now moving freely.

Police search for missing 13-year-old boy

Police are asking the public’s help in locating a missing 13-year-old boy.
Jayde Charles was last seen by caregivers in the 400 block of 22nd Street West two weeks ago.
Police say Charles has been active on social media since.
He was last seen wearing blue shorts and a blue dress shirt with black and silver running shoes.
Charles is described as being five-feet tall, 135 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

City warns residents to avoid entering river due to rapid currents

The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority is opening the gates at the Gardiner Dam on the South Saskatchewan River, after a significant downpour of rain upstream in Alberta.

The gates are being opened in order to handle the additional flow of water, said assistant fire Chief Dan Paulsen on Thursday.