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Saskatoon nominated for best Canadian destination in USA Today contest

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Saskatoon nominated for best Canadian destination in USA Today contest

USA Today has chosen Saskatoon, as well as 19 other locations in the country, in a contest to select the top 10 Canadian destinations.Tourism Saskatoon nominated the city as a contender for the Best Destination in Canada.“Having Saskatoon nominated as one of the 20 best travel destinations in Canada, shows that our city is truly…

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University of Regina announces more layoffs as the result of funding cuts

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University of Regina announces more layoffs as the result of funding cuts

The University of Regina has announced layoffs and the elimination of vacant positions, blaming the cuts on reduced funding from the provincial government.Eight staff will be laid off and 11 vacant positions will remain unfilled.These are in addition to the 13 university-supported positions at the University Club that received layoff notices in April.The university says…

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Woman, 55, and dog die in Daysland house fire

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Woman, 55, and dog die in Daysland house fire

A 55-year-old woman and her dog died in a house fire last week in the central Alberta community of Daysland.On Thursday, May 18 at around 6:20 a.m., RCMP from Killam and firefighters from Daysland were dispatched to the fire.The flames were contained to the building, although the front of the house was heavily damaged.The woman…

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Toronto mayor calls for more provincial funding as city council debates Relief Line

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Toronto mayor calls for more provincial funding as city council debates Relief Line

Mayor John Tory emphasized the need for more provincial government funding for the downtown Relief Line Wednesday, ahead of a city council meeting on the transit project.Council will debate today whether or not to follow in the footsteps of the TTC committee and sign off on the next phase of the proposed line. Story continues below “I…

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Federal judge urged to accept RCMP class action deal; says women can begin healing

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Federal judge urged to accept RCMP class action deal; says women can begin healing

TORONTO – A Federal Court judge is being urged to accept settlement of a class-action harassment suit against the RCMP.A lawyer for one of the plaintiffs says settlement will allow healing to begin.READ MORE: Calls to reform RCMP, reduce harassment will be ‘carefully reviewed,’ says GoodaleThe suit was filed by all current and former female employees…

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Saskatoon city council approves updated building bylaw

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Saskatoon city council approves updated building bylaw

Saskatoon has updated its 25-year-old building bylaw.City council approved the updated bylaw at its meeting on Tuesday and repealed the old bylaw.READ MORE: Saskatoon city council approves $600K railway study Story continues below Related STCA calls for changes to allow more taxis in Saskatoon Saskatoon changing city street sweeping approach for 2017 $61M Saskatoon road project…

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Forest tent caterpillars invade Saskatoon

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Forest tent caterpillars invade Saskatoon

The warm weather that’s finally sticking around in Saskatoon has brought out the forest tent caterpillars, cankerworms and leafrollers.Tent caterpillars feed on a large variety of trees, including ash, poplar, and chokecherry, while cankersworms prefer elm and maple trees. Story continues below READ MORE: Tent Caterpillars move into popular Saskatchewan Park next to Manitoba borderLeafrollers are…

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Burlington quarry put on hold temporarily over endangered unisexual salamander

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Burlington quarry put on hold temporarily over endangered unisexual salamander

A group of Ontario residents trying to ward off the development of a new quarry in their community say they have found two endangered salamanders that they hope will convince authorities to put an end to the project.The Burlington, Ont., residents say the discovery of the Jefferson dependant unisexual salamanders should force the province to…

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Justin Trudeau off to Europe for Nato, G7 summits with spotlight on terrorism

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Justin Trudeau off to Europe for Nato, G7 summits with spotlight on terrorism

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves today for Brussels for the NATO leaders’ summit, the alliance’s first such meeting since U.S. President Donald Trump moved into the White House.The future of military alliances, the fight against climate change and even free trade are all expected to be on the agenda as Trump sits down…

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Saskatoon clubs express concern over future boat launch

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Saskatoon clubs express concern over future boat launch

A number of Saskatoon recreational clubs are voicing safety concerns over the possibility of a motorized boat launch being constructed near an existing boathouse in Victoria Park.In 2016, the City of Saskatoon began a river access study to identify where the best location for a permanent motorized boat launch would be. A temporary launch is…

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