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Highway reopens after two vehicle crash near Warman


A two vehicle crash south of Warman sent three people to hospital and caused a partial closure of Highway 11 Friday.

Around noon Warman RCMP were at the scene of a single vehicle accident when a Cobalt rear-ended a Oldsmobile Alero.

The second accident occurred while RCMP had one southbound lane closed as they assisted a tow truck driver removing the first vehicle from the ditch.

City of Saskatoon eyes new governance model


It's been 18 years since Saskatoon City Council reviewed the way it operates.

And in that time, city manager Murray Totland said there's a feeling that the city has outgrown its current governance model.

"We're 60,000 more people (since 1995). I think particularly when you look at the last 5 years, things are changing quite rapidly in Saskatoon. The complexity and diversity of issues we face, I think, is quite a bit different," he said during a media briefing at City Hall.

United Way of Saskatoon raises $6.2 million in 2013

The United Way of Saskatoon and Area has more than six million reasons to smile after the 2013 Community Campaign raised $6.27 million.

"(It's) a phenomenal amount of money and I think I do need to remind everyone we start at zero, we don't start with anything in our back pocket," said Sheri Benson, the CEO of the United Way of Saskatoon and Area.

Tourism Saskatoon not fazed by Memorial Cup shortfall

The one million dollar shortfall for last year's Memorial Cup is the first time Tourism Saskatoon hasn't met or exceeded profit guarantees in 17 years.

Todd Brandt, chief executive officer with Tourism Saskatoon said that doesn't mean they won't learn from this experience.

"You have to learn from every experience and we fully intented on doing that. Our tourism economy is based on hosting these events and the ancillary benefits of bringing attention to Saskatoon," Brandt said.

Petition calls for new crosswalk near Saskatoon school

Saskatoon City Council is facing demands to put a crosswalk in near a West End school.

The parents' council from St. Mary's School presented the city with a 300 signature petition on Monday night.

The petition calls for a crosswalk, with pedestrian-activated lights, on 20th Street between Avenues P and M South.

City council approves study into dedicated bike lanes downtown

If all goes according to plan, cyclists in Saskatoon could see dedicated bike lanes downtown on Fourth Avenue and 24th Street as early as this summer.

“What you’re going to see is a separated bike lane, so we have the curb, the bike lane with a buffer and then either the driving lane or parked-car lane,” Sean Shaw, coordinator of Better Bike Lanes with Saskatoon Cycles.

“You're completely separating the cyclist from the driving lane, removing those interactions.”

Sask. born MLB pitcher kicks off cross-province baseball tour


The first Saskatchewan-born Major League Baseball player in 21 years is back in the province this month, spreading a message of hard work and perseverance to students.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder experts meet in Saskatoon

Experts specializing in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have gathered in Saskatoon to discuss how to better prevent Canadian women from drinking during pregnancy.

Over two days, they'll determine what's been done in the past 10 years and what should be done over the next 10 years.

"We know that more and more women are still drinking throughout pregnancy," said Jocelynn Cook, executive director of the Canada FASD Research Network.

First citywide snow removal set for Monday

Before snow ruts get too bad, the City of Saskatoon is enacting its first citywide snow clearing of 2014.

Beginning Monday at 7 a.m., contract graders will hit two neighbourhoods at a time, digging down as close to the pavement as possible and clearing windrows on residential streets.

“We’re taking away the potential for rutting on the streets. There are areas where rutting is developing and we’re addressing some of those as we go and this program will take away the potential from all city streets have ruts develop,” public works director Pat Hyde said.

Simmons,Tweed at charity truck auction for SK Children's Hospital

The Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital Foundation is getting a boost from a car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona Friday.

A 1956 Ford F-100 Snakebit was re-built with donations and it’s hoped to nab $1 million on the Barrett-Jackson auction block. The truck is known as a resto-mod, meaning it’s been modernized and added to. They have put in a drivetrain from a Shelby GT Mustang. It’s worth about $300,000. All of the proceeds go to the hospital.

Rebuilt 1956 Ford truck up for auction to support Saskatoon Children's Hospital. Photo courtesy Barrett Jackson

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