City of Saskatoon
A judge rejected a defence motion for a mistrial in the case of Douglas Hales.
Justice Gerald Allbright delivered his decision Monday afternoon in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench.
Defence lawyer Bob Hrycan spent Monday morning arguing for Hales' previous month-long trial for the murder of Daleen Bosse to be thrown out and followed with fresh proceedings.
Less than 12 hours after the lockout came into effect, transit workers were out in full force to picket the city’s move.
A few dozen drivers, dispatchers, and maintenance workers picketed outside city hall to show their discontent with the city's decision to lock them up Saturday night after contract negotiations failed again.
Thousands of Saskatoon bus riders will be forced to find other modes of transportation until further notice after contract negotiations between the City and transit union broke down again Saturday.
The City of Saskatoon announced last-minute negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 615 had failed to produce a contract agreement.
The University of Saskatchewan has drawn up a contingency plan if
Saskatoon Transit services are suspended Monday morning.
The plan was revealed just hours after a lockout of transit workers was expected to take effect because of an on-going labour dispute.
Bear mace and flying fists brought Saskatoon police to 2nd
Avenue outside the O'Brian's Events Centre on two separate
occasions Friday night.
This was during a performance from American hip-hop artist Tech N9ne.
At 11:30 p.m., police say a man walked up to a group of people standing outside the building and let loose with bear mace.
Several people were treated on scene by MD Ambulance. Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran from the scene.
A Saturday night transit lockout is all but guaranteed after labour negotiations broke down yet again Friday afternoon.
President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 615 Jim Yakubowski, said both sides met for just 45 minutes on Friday, and even before the union sat down, the city was clear they weren’t moving on pensions or wages.
While the city of Saskatoon and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement – a group of transit users is walking on egg shells – as a looming lockout set for Saturday night approaches.
Bus service in Saskatoon could be suspended this weekend if a deal can't be reached between the City and the union representing transit workers.
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) was handed a lockout notice by the City on Thursday.
The notice gives the union 48 hours to come to an agreement with the city, otherwise buses will stop running Saturday at 9 p.m.
Access Transit will not be affected by a lockout.
There will be celebration and recognition in honour of the four women elected to Saskatoon city council Thursday at an event put on by the Saskatchewan chapter of Equal Voice.
"Saskatchewan will be heading into 18 months of consecutive elections starting in 2015," chair of Equal Voice Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Miller said.
"We feel that it's important before we begin to work on getting more women elected and encouraging women to run for public office, we need to celebrate the ones that are already there."
In 2012, a collection of 406 linocuts by famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso were donated to the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.
The collection, thought to the largest of its kind in the world, was assembled by Eston, Saskatchewan-born art collector Frederick Mulder. On Wednesday, Mulder helped announce his donation of another 23 ceramic works to the gallery's already impressive collection of Picasso artwork.