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VIDEO: Demolition begins on historic Saskatoon elevator

Just as demolition crews prepare to knock down the Farman Block on Broadway Avenue, another historic structure in Saskatoon has started coming down.

Radisson accident brings back memories for retired train engineer

The death of an 11-year-old boy hit by a train near Radisson on the weekend is bringing back painful memories for a retired conductor in Saskatoon.

Tom Armstrong drove a train for Canadian Pacific Railway for 33 years. Over his career, his train hit cattle, a road grader and even a car with people inside, killing one of them.

Prince Albert school division wants cameras on its buses

The Saskatchewan Rivers School Division is now considering outfitting all school buses with routes in its fleet with exterior and interior surveillance cameras this fall following a pilot project.

The pilot project began in November and finished at the end of January. One bus on the school division’s rural routes had the cameras installed on its interior and exterior.

SARM wants to label wolves as pests

Wolves, just like coyotes could soon be facing massive persecution after a resolution at the annual Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention in Saskatoon.

The delegation representing more close to 300 rural municipalities voted to lobby the provincial government to classify wolves the same as coyotes – as pests.

That means if the province cooperates – farmers will have free will to kill any wolves on private property.

Group prepares offer to save Saskatoon's historic Lydia's building

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition asking two Saskatoon chiropractors to save the Lydia's building on Broadway Avenue, but a group of business owners is ready to put their money where their mouth is in order to prevent the historic building from being demolished.
 
About eight people who either currently live in Saskatoon or are from the city are directly involved with the group. It's putting together an offer to buy the Farnam Block if the current owners aren't willing to keep the building's exterior intact.
 

Warman boil water advisory expected to last two days

Everyone in the City of Warman is being asked to boil their water for the next two days.

Some planned maintainance on the main supply line from Saskatoon is lasting longer than expected, according to Patrick Boyle at the Water Security Agency (WSA).

Normally, the city's water reserves would last until the system is re-pressurized. If they don't, Warman's water will come from a potentially contaminated line.

Residents concerned with plan to move young offenders to Saskatoon facility

A plan to move five young offenders to Saskatoon's Kilburn Hall from the soon-to-close Yarrow Youth Farm is worrying for some in the Buena Vista neighbourhood.

Kids at Yarrow are held in what's called an 'open-custody' environment. That means they are deemed lower-risk offenders who can be let out during the day for school or other programming. Yarrow Youth Farm is set to close at the end of March due to low occupancy levels.

Saskatoon man reaches settlement with Comfort Cabs

After sixteen months of mediation, a Saskatoon man has reached a settlement with Comfort Cabs.
 
Blind comedian Mike Simmonds filed a human rights complaint with the company in 2013 after a driver refused him service because of his seeing-eye dog.
 
"There's been a lot of positive changes that are coming forward and I'm fairly happy with the end result," Simmonds said in an interview on Tuesday.
 

Saskatoon council to hear bike lane proposal without mayor's approval

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison is the lone dissenting voice on a plan to put in protected bike lanes in the downtown area.

The mayor was the only one at Monday’s transportation committee meeting who voted against the two-year pilot project which would see bicycle lanes added to 23rd Street from Spadina Crescent to Idylwyld Drive and on Fourth Avenue from 19th Street to 24th Street.

VIDEO: Amtrak train crashes into truck injuring 55

A woman in a nearby vehicle recorded video of the Amtrak train that slammed into a tractor-trailer in North Carolina on Monday. The crash injured 55 people on board the train, including the conductor.

The 164-foot tractor-trailer was being escorted by police and got stuck during a difficult turn. It was transporting a modular building.

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