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."

Sask. woman wants more support for murder victims' families

Victims of violent crime can now apply for more money in Saskatchewan, but a woman whose brother was killed in Saskatoon said there still needs to be better support for victims’ families.

Some of the recent changes to the Victims Compensation Program include funding counselling services for homicide witnesses and children who witness domestic violence. But Melanie Holdner believes there is a lack of services specific to helping family members of homicide victims, referred to as “secondary victims.”

Bear mace, firearm used in alleged armed robbery Tuesday

Saskatoon Police are looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 1100 block of Central Avenue Tuesday night.

At about 11:45 p.m., Oct. 7, police arrived at the scene after reports that two males of aboriginal descent entered the convenience store with bear mace and a firearm. They demanded cash from the employee before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. They were last seen traveling westbound on 111th Street.

Evacuation lifted, investigation continues after train derailment

The evacuation order is lifted for people affected by the train derailment west of Wadena.

“The fire is out, all of the derailed cars are clear, the evacuation order for the affected residents has just been lifted and we are in the process of rebuilding the track,” Jim Feeny, public affairs spokesperson for CN Rail, said on John Gormley Live Wednesday. 

Update: In-person transit refund locations open

Saskatoon bus riders looking for an in-person refund on their September bus pass can do so starting Wednesday.

In-person customers will be issued a cash card or cheque at several locations throughout Saskatoon.

Sunrise Cappo, who goes to school downtown was one of the first people to get her refund at the bus mall terminal.