City of Saskatoon
From the London Bridge to the Bridge City, the Mendel Art Gallery's new curator is making a big move to Saskatoon.
Lisa Baldissera has been working on her PhD in London, England, but starts as the Mendel's curator in August.
"There's nothing like those beautiful, blue skies of Saskatchewan. That's one thing London doesn't have is Saskatchewan's beautiful summer weather," she said, laughing, during an interview from Copenhagen, where she is attending a conference.
The latest Civic Survey results show that people are generally happy with their services.
In a news release the City said it had maintained its reputation of producing a high level of overall satisfaction with a high level of service.
Quality of life in Saskatoon continued to be rated highly overall but not all of the feedback from the Inightrix survey was positive.
Over 50 protestors gathered outside City Hall Friday afternoon to rally against Bill C-38, which was passed in the House of Commons after a 22-hour marathon voting session.
Organizer Neil Sinclair with the Justice Climate of Saskatoon said the demonstration or “funeral procession” is to mark the death of democracy.
The procession started shortly before 1 p.m. and finished outside the Canadian Building.
There were some star struck moments at Saskatoon’s river landing Thursday afternoon when hundreds of hockey fans lined up to get autographs and shake hands with celebrities including Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Saskatoon's Luke and Brayden Schenn.
About 500 people were already in line by the time the event started at 4 p.m. and more arrived by the minute.
Saskatoon Health Region’s plan to make sure their budget stays balanced
throughout the year involves reducing wasted time.
“Some of the larger things that we are going to be focusing on are, better management of sick time through some of our safety initiatives, better management of our overtime, so making sure we are better at scheduling,” said Nilesh Kavia, vice president of finance and corporate services.
It isn't the first health region to use management of paid, non-working time to keep a budget in the black.
UPDATED: Oil spill determined to be road sealant leaking from storm drain, flows into South Saskatchewan River
Clean up crews with the City of Saskatoon have been busy dealing with an
oil-like road sealant leaking into the Saskatchewan River.
At about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night, crews from the Ministry of Environment and the City of Saskatoon responded to a call after someone noticed something collecting along the sand bar below Ravine Drive.
The substance was traced back to the 33rd street storm sewer outfall. The Saskatoon Fire Department arrived around 11 p.m. to help and worked well into this morning to contain the leak.
group of University of Saskatchewan students are revving their engines ahead of
the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) race car
Slated to take place at the end of the month in Lincoln, Neb., the race invites students to design and build an open-wheeled car, said president of the university’s racing club Ryan Tomiyama.
Saskatoon police have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection to the Broadway Avenue stabbing.
Police said the accused was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of Second Avenue South and has been charged with the second degree murder of Nicolaas Smith.
Smith was found unresponsive by police in his Broadway Avenue Apartment last Friday around 3 a.m. An autopsy report shows the 29-year-old died from a stab wound.
The accused will be in court on Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Saskatoon police has charged a 34-year-old man in connection to 13 ATM fraud cases despite not having located him yet.
Shawn Courtney Hall has been charged with a bevy of indictments including two counts of robbery and 12 counts of fraud.
Police said Hall approached his victims in or around an ATM location, asking them to deposit an empty envelop into the machine. The victim was then asked to withdraw money from their own account, said police. In other cases, police said Hall gave his victims a fraudulent cheque and asked them to cash it for him.
While it might be a little rainy to take a walk on the Meewasin Trail, when the sun comes out, trail users will notice a new pedestrian gate.
The gate links the Delta Bessborough gardens and the Meewasin.
It was created by Rob Sexauer, an artist with Dragonfly Artistic Metals Functional Art. He described the gate as a modern take on classical design.
Sexauer used recycled railway spikes to form the gate and put a prairie lily design in the middle in honour of the provincial flower.