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*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

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TAYLOR ST E WB PARKING LANE & SIDEWALK CLOSED FROM WIGGINS AVE S TO CLARENCE AVE S
(Tree clearance)
Start: March 29, 9:00 a.m. End: March 29, 3:00 p.m.

QUEEN ST EB LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH AVE N TO SPADINA CRES E
(Sewer lining)
Start: March 29, 9:00 a.m. End: March 29, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

March 28, 2019 - 3:27pm

Today, Saskatoon Transit marks a milestone on their journey to provide a fully-accessible public transit system.

Thanks to recent investments, the City’s fleet of various types of buses are now 100% accessible, allowing those with reduced mobility the freedom and independence of using conventional transit.

March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) is working with the Australian Dingo Foundation and the Oakvale Wildlife Park in Australia to bring two dingo pups to the Zoo this spring.

“We are just making the final arrangements before these pups start their journey to Canada,” says Tim Sinclair-Smith, Zoo Manager. “This is a great opportunity for us to bring some exciting new animals to Saskatoon, allowing visitors of all ages to meet dingoes, most likely for the first time.  It is also a great way to enhance our conservation, research, and education opportunities at the Zoo.”

March 28, 2019 - 10:53am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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There are no new road restrictions.

March 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Senator Sid L. Buckwold Bridge will undergo a major rehabilitation beginning on Monday April 15, 2019. To minimize the impact on traffic and eliminate the need for a full bridge closure, the work will happen in two phases.

“The first phase will begin on the lanes leaving downtown and work will continue throughout the summer of 2019,” says Todd Grabowski, Manager of Asset Preservation for Bridges. “In the spring of 2020, the second phase of work will begin on the lanes heading into downtown and continue through the 2020 construction season.” 

March 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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March 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

*For further clarification, two sentences have been added highlighted in italics below.

City Council, at its regular business meeting held on March 25, 2019 voted to pursue a moderate phase-in option as presented by the Administration regarding the implementation of the curbside organics program and funding for existing waste services.  

Option 2: Moderate Phase-In was presented as follows: 

March 26, 2019 - 11:11am

At its meeting held on March 25, 2019, City Council approved new electrical rate charges for Saskatoon Light & Power Service as a result of the changes to charges collected by SaskPower.

March 26, 2019 - 10:59am

Traffic lights at two intersections along Highway 16 will be temporarily replaced with 4-way stops on Wednesday, March 27 while traffic signal equipment is being replaced.   

March 26, 2019 - 10:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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March 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Review (NTR) program has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Project Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). The award recognizes accomplishments in engineering and/or geoscience.

March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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2ND AVE S NB & SB CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO SAUNDERS PL 
(Concrete pumping) 

March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 22, 2019 - 2:30pm

There are vacancies on a number of the City’s Boards and Committees.  The application deadline for applying has been extended to April 7, 2019. Consider getting involved in what matters to you, it’s a great way to share your talents and passion, and help make a difference in our city!

March 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) grizzly bears, Mistaya (miss‑TIE’‑yuh) and Koda (KOH’ dah) are ready for spring.  The resident grizzly bears have successfully completed their third hibernation and will be returning to the Kinsmen Grizzly Bear Exhibit next week. Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Admission to the Zoo is by donation until March 31. The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of April and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting in May.

March 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatoon Blades vs. the Moose Jaw Warriors during the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Round 1, at SaskTel Centre on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

March 22, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 3RD AVE S TO 4TH AVE S 
(Crane lift) 

March 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

As temperatures warm and with spring officially here today, City crews continue removing snow to help reduce drainage issues, dry up roads and prepare for spring street sweeping and pothole repairs.

Fewer potholes are expected this year if roads continue to dry up in conjunction with a slower spring melt. This is partly because of City Council’s multi-million dollar investments in road rehabilitation and protective maintenance over the past several years.

March 20, 2019 - 10:00am

The City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, invites the public to attend the Living In Harmony Recognition Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Avenue).  This date marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Living In Harmony Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 21, 2019
10 a.m.
Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Avenue

March 20, 2019 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 

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IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 37TH ST W 
(Curb box repairs) 

March 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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There are no new road restrictions. 
 
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March 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

World Water Day is March 22, a day that globally marks the importance of water. Saskatoon continues to create infrastructure and processes that will sustain our access to quality drinking water.

March 18, 2019 - 10:44am

Saskatoon Transit runs every day, no matter the weather. Transit operators are responsible for the safe transportation of nearly 40,000 of our city’s citizens every day. Though we strive to recognize their work every day, we would like to take a moment TODAY, March 18th on Transit Driver Appreciation Day to salute all those at Saskatoon Transit who help us to provide public transportation to the City of Saskatoon each and every day.

March 17, 2019 - 11:00pm

Due to warmer weather and melting conditions, the Northeast snow storage site on Central Avenue north of Attridge Drive is inaccessible. It will remain closed until further notice. The Northwest location on Wanuskewin Road is being monitored, but remains open at this time. The Civic Operations Centre snow management facility also remains open 24/7, located on Valley Road, west of the Saskatoon Landfill access. 

For more information look under snow storage sites at Saskatoon.ca/snow

March 16, 2019 - 1:51pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

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CIRCLE DR W EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM AVE B N TO IDYLWYLD DR N
(Water main repairs)
Start: March 18, 9:00 a.m. End: March 20, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

March 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

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COLLEGE DR WB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT CP RAIL OVERPASS
(Guardrail replacement)
Start: March 16, 7:00 a.m. End: March 17, 5:00 p.m.

ACADIA DR NB & SB LANES CLOSED FROM HARRINGTON ST TO 14TH ST E
(Sanitary lining)
Start: March 16, 8:00 a.m. End: March 16, 5:00 p.m.

March 15, 2019 - 2:38pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Buffalo Bandits at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, March 16 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

March 15, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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There are no new traffic restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

The 2018 public engagement results are in and residents’ perceptions about the quality of life in Saskatoon remain strong: overall satisfaction with the quality of services and value provided by the City remain high. 

March 14, 2019 - 10:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

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MCKERCHER DR NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO TAYLOR ST E
(Tree pruning)
Start: March 14, 8:30 a.m. End: March 14, 4:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR N NB LANES CLOSED FROM 35TH ST E TO 36TH ST E
(Water main repairs)
2-way traffic in SB lanes
Start: March 14, 8:30 a.m. End: March 14, 5:00 p.m.

March 13, 2019 - 4:34pm

There is still a lot of snow on the ground, which can lead to street and property flooding if temperatures rise quickly and the snow melts quickly.

Residents can reduce their risk of property flooding by moving snow away from their foundation and ensuring there is a drainage path to the nearest catch basin on the road. If safe, you are encouraged to clear ice and debris clogging the catch basin on your street for proper water flow away from your home and neighbourhood.

March 13, 2019 - 2:52pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 

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CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Public Skating and Parent and Tot Skating are ending for the season at the City of Saskatoon indoor rinks, as follows:

Archibald Arena (1410 Windsor Street, 306-975-3313)

Last day of Public Skating:  Sunday, March 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Last day of Parent and Tot Skate:  Wednesday, March 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 

Lions Arena (2205 McEown Avenue, 306-975-3306)

Last day of Public Skating:  Sunday, March 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.)

March 12, 2019 - 9:00am

Year-end financials for the 2018 fiscal year yield a budget deficit of $ 3.02 million – a 0.62% variance of the overall $490.63 million City budget.

“The deficit was largely due to greater costs overall for items such as fuel and solid waste handling, as City revenues were slightly under what we targeted,” says Clae Hack, Director of Finance.

March 11, 2019 - 4:10pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City is notifying people who have experienced frozen water connections or frozen pipes on their property to take preventative action. Currently 80 homes are reported to have no running water due to frozen connections.

Following the coldest February in 80 years, there is very deep ground frost that can freeze pipes that are not insulated or used often.

The City has staff working overtime and contractors helping people thaw their water connections. Where there is no temporary connection available from a neighbour, bottled water is available.

March 8, 2019 - 3:20pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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AIRPORT DR NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM GATEWAY BLVD TO 45TH ST W 
(Sign installation) 

March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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COLLEGE DR WB MEDIAN LANE AT MCKERCHER DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 8, 2019 - 2:34pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

March 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, is now accepting nominations for the annual “Living in Harmony” Awards, which recognizes local organizations or individuals for their efforts in the elimination of racial discrimination.  The entry deadline for submissions and nominations is Friday, March 8, 2019. Committee members will select the winning entries/nominations.

March 7, 2019 - 9:30am

Interested in how many electric vehicles are on Saskatoon streets; the amount of solar power production in the community; and the population density increase? Details on all of these performance indicators and more are now available as the City has just completed a major expansion of the Environmental Dashboard—adding nearly a dozen new indicators including:

March 6, 2019 - 4:37pm

Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, the eastbound lanes of Queen Street between 9th Avenue and Spadina Crescent will be closed for sewer lining work. The road is expected to reopen in the evening, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

March 6, 2019 - 3:46pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail installation) 

March 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has been selected as one of ‘Canada’s Best Diversity Employers’ for 2019 by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

“We are honoured to receive this award for the eighth consecutive year as we place a high priority on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and respected for their individual identities and contributions,” says Sarah Cameron, Chief Human Resources Officer.

The City of Saskatoon was selected based on exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs offered.  Highlights include:

March 6, 2019 - 2:03pm

Marie Lopes is an arts educator, curator and administrator, and the Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Engagement for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. She is recognized nationally for her innovative work connecting professional artists and communities to create, present, and experience art together.

March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will be wrapping up for the season on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

The City of Saskatoon thanks citizens for their patronage. Public skating at the indoor municipal rinks will be available until Sunday, March 31, 2019. Visit saskatoon.ca/dropinonline for the public skating schedule.

March 6, 2019 - 11:00am

Through the Smart Cities Challenge, the Government of Canada has tasked communities of all sizes to come forward with their best ideas to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.  A smart city enables its citizens to use technology to make smart decisions.

In April 2018, Saskatoon submitted an initial proposal and was selected as one of the finalists for a chance to win $10 million (category: communities with populations under 500,000), to be used for implementing all aspects of a proposed plan.

March 6, 2019 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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8TH ST E EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM MCKERCHER DR TO ACADIA DR 
(Tree pruning) 

March 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

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