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City of Saskatoon

Riversdale turns 110

Today, Jan. 16, 2015 marks the 110th anniversary for the Village of Riversdale.

“In 1905 it became a village and in 1906 Saskatoon amalgamated Nutana and Riversdale and Saskatoon into one,” Randy Pshebylo with the Riversdale BID said.

In honour of the historical achievement, the business community is hoping the City of Saskatoon honors its request to have Jan. 16 declared Riversdale Day.

“It’s an acknowledgement of the hard work that’s gone into revitalizing and maintaining a strong business corridor it has always been envisioned as,” Pshebylo said.

Saskatoon mom hopes fake OxyContin seizures prevent further deaths

The emotions are still raw for Marie Agioritis, less than two weeks after her 19-year-old son, Kelly Best, took a fake OxyContin pill and died.

"He was a great kid who made a really stupid mistake," Agioritis said, holding back tears.

Best is one of three Saskatoon people who have died in the past six months after taking fentanyl-laced OxyContin tablets.

Saskatoon police investigate early morning shooting

Saskatoon police are looking for information about an early morning shooting in the city.

A homeowner called police approximately 6:15 a.m. Wednesday to report that a man had come to the home asking for water. The homeowner noticed the man's leg had been injured and called police.

Police determined the man had been shot in the leg but they didn't know where the shooting occurred.

The 20-year old man was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

Cars may be kept off University Bridge during repairs

Who will be allowed to cross the University Bridge during its four-month rehabilitation this summer is still up in the air, but council has ideas.

On one side, wearing his MD ambulance hat, Councillor Troy Davies continues to push to have the single lane dedicated to emergency vehicles like ambulances, police and fire trucks.

Saskatoon holding off on increasing parking meter fines

The City of Saskatoon is holding off on some proposed parking hikes.

In June, parking fines for cars illegally parked in fire routes or handicapped spots are getting bumped up from $40 and $50 to $200 with no option for a reduced payment. $10 parking fines related to parking in a space for more than 36 hours and parking too far from the curbside will land a $30 fine.

Gordie Howe's name added to another piece of Saskatoon

The historical hockey rink in Gordie Howe Bowl will now be known as the Kinsmen Gordie Howe Arena.
At a special meeting on Monday, Saskatoon city council agreed to expedite the name change of the Kinsmen arena ahead of Mr. Hockey’s return to Saskatoon next month.

Councillor continues bid to keep Broadway, 3rd Ave winter lights up

City councillor Charlie Clark says if push comes to shove, he will find a way to keep seasonal lights up along two Saskatoon streets.

Clark said he wants to keep the lights on Broadway Avenue and 3rd Avenue up until March at a city estimated cost of $200.

The issue will go to committee on Monday, but, if voted down, Clark said he will find other ways to fund the lights.

Teen girl faces charges after police chase in Saskatoon

A 16-year-old girl in Saskatoon is in custody after trying to get away from police in a stolen vehicle.

Police received a report of a stolen vehicle around 2 a.m. Friday morning and spotted the vehicle just before 4 a.m. around 21st Street and Avenue M.

Saskatoon facility expands research capabilities for oil and gas industry

Removing certain oils from the ground is a complex and expensive process but a new industrial lab in Saskatoon is hoping to take industry innovation from the lab to the field.

The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) opened the Shook-Gillies HPHT Test Facility at its Pipe Flow Technology Centre on Wednesday.

The heart of the specially designed building is a 100 millimetre diameter flow loop. The pipe system is designed to test industrial conditions, including slurry fluid from oil recovery projects involving solvent or steam.

Saskatoon Mayor warns developer to get moving on overpass

Delays for a new Stonebridge access is lighting a fire under Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison.

On John Gormley Live Tuesday, a caller into the show asked Atchison about the delays with the Stonebridge overpass at Victor Road and Highway 11. Atchison responded that the construction of that project rested on the shoulders of the neighbourhood developer Dream Developments.

"The overpass is (Dream's) they were supposed to start on it last year but they haven't," Atchison said. "This is desperately needed on Highway 11."
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