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Saskatoon soccer fans watch Brazil squeak out a World Cup win

It was a nail-biting game as Brazil defeated Chile in extra time Saturday afternoon.

"Oh my god, it was amazing," Sugandhi Del Canto said after the match.

Meewasin looks 10 years ahead

The Meewasin Valley Authority is planning a face lift in the next decade.

Wednesday they released plans to update and extend trails as well as focus more on conservation and water access.

"The priority of Meewasin is always our natural areas. Natural areas are really the foundation for all that Meewasin does," Erin Akins said.

Public boat launch closed until further notice

The public boat launch in Saskatoon will remain closed until further notice after concerns about water safety.

The Water Security Agency has increased the outflows from the Gardiner Dam to over 1,100 cubic metres per second and rising. Normal outflow is around 350 cubic metres per second.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said in a media release that the increased water flow is creating a serious safety concern for people using the river and the public is advised to take their water activities to nearby lakes and rivers.

Near record rainfall causing construction delays

Saskatoon has seen rainfall numbers the city hasn't seen since the 1940s says Galen Heinrichs, engineering manager at Saskatoon Water.
The last 30 days have seen nearly eight inches of rain fall on the city, half of which occurred in the past week.
"We're not necessarily expecting that we're going to have basement flooding, but we're just recognizing that we're kind of at a higher risk time right now," Heinrichs said.
He said Saskatoon is one big rain storm away from potentially facing trouble.

Council approves parking meter overhaul

The days of having only one option to pay for parking in Saskatoon will soon become a thing of the past.

On Monday city council approved a $5.3 million contract, awarding the new parking infrastructure project to Cale Systems Inc. They will replace 2,800 single-space parking meters downtown and in the three business improvement districts replacing them with 325 solar-powered pay stations.

No changes coming to leisure program registration

Out-of-towners trying to access Saskatoon leisure centre programs will not be dinged with higher fees and they will not have to wait longer to register online.

“I can see this becoming the thin edge of a wedge that actually sets us back on those bigger picture issues and I would much rather follow in the spirit of a collaborative approach on this like regional planning,” Councillor Charlie Clark said .

Council votes on priority option for rec program registration

Should Saskatoon taxpayers get priority registration when it comes to leisure programs in Saskatoon?

A report heading to city council on Monday explains there are tools at the city’s disposal where they can modify the leisure program registration system giving Saskatoon residents preferential registration over non-residents.

Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood said she sees this as being difficult to manage because there are varying types of residencies in Saskatoon.

Saturday last day to file police reports at old HQ

Saturday is the last day to file a police report at the old Saskatoon Police Service headquarters.

June 21 is the last day of operation for the service centre in the old building on 4th Avenue North. People can leave reports from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. at that location.

As of Sunday, all police reports given in person must be done at the new headquarters at 76 - 25th Street East.

Staff will remain at the old service centre after June 21 to direct people to the new headquarters building.

City searching for dog park ambassadors

The City of Saskatoon is looking for a dog park's best friend.

The city wants dog park ambassadors for each off-leash park.

"Our dog parks are used daily. They're used throughout the year and we find that having a user group to take ownership of the dog park helps us," said Brad Babyak, integrated facility supervisor with recreation and sport for the City of Saskatoon.

Babyak said ideally each dog park in the city would have an ambassador group and then pick one or two main representatives to deal with the city.

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