Fellowship Baptist Church was fined $14,000 on March 11 for allegedly exceeding the number of people allowed to attend a worship service. It has posted notices warning police and government officials against trespassing.
Suzy Schwanke has set up a free little art gallery in Saskatoon’s Queen Elizabeth neighbourhood as a way for people to enjoy art during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although spelled differently, McPherson Avenue is believed to be named after Sir David Lewis MacPherson. Minister of the Interior under John A. MacDonald’s government in 1882, he was responsible for the policy of granting land to settlement companies in return for assurances of the number of settlers the companies would bring. MacPherson gave the Temperance Colonization Society a land grant to establish their colony in Saskatoon.
From Exhibition LAP Final Report
According to historian Keith Carlson, temperance colony activist John Lake named the street in his honour after the politician intervened and stopped the surveying of long, narrow Metis river lots in the area.
Stephanie Danyluk, a historical researcher, is asking Saskatoon City Council to consider renaming McPherson Avenue, given its namesake’s “egregious” policy decisions while serving as Prime Minister John A. Macdonald’s minister of the interior.
From Saskatoon StarPhoenix, March 5 2021
Researcher Stephanie Danyluk penned a letter to City Council in which she noted
his mistreatment of Métis people asserting their land rights, citing it as a catalyst to the 1885 Riel Resistance.
From Global News, March 9 2021
“Nextdoor“ is a social media app that is not associated with the Queen Elizabeth Exhibition Haultain Community Association.
Although it seems it is becoming a popular way to connect with your neighbours, at this time, we neither support nor oppose it.
However, as with all social media apps, we suggest that you exercise caution and follow recommended safety practices.
The Hospice at Glengarda is the first residential Hospice of its kind in Saskatoon and is a vital component in the continuum of care for palliative patients. The 15-bed hospice is located at 301 Hilliard St. E. – the site formerly owned by the Ursuline Sisters as Glengarda Residence. Samaritan Place has been given the privilege of operating the Hospice.
We are excited to share the good news that City Council officially adopted the Exhibition Local Area Plan at yesterday’s meeting!
The report has been posted at saskatoon.ca/LAP, which is also where implementation updates on the 36 recommendations of the Exhibition LAP will be posted periodically in the future.
Thank you to the more than 190 Exhibition and Queen Elizabeth community members for your contributions in creating the plan! We hope everyone feels a sense of pride in helping your community. LAPs are not possible without the involvement and commitment of local stakeholders. We can’t do it without you!
What is a Local Area Plan
Local Area Planning is a community-based approach to developing comprehensive neighbourhood plans that enable residents, business owners, property owners, community groups, and other stakeholders to have direct input into the future of their neighbourhood.
Once completed, a LAP establishes the vision and goals to guide the growth and development of a neighbourhood. It also identifies specific recommendations for improvements within a neighbourhood.
The study area boundary for the Exhibition LAP is Taylor Street to the North, Broadway Avenue to the East, Ruth Street (East of Lorne Avenue) and Circle Drive (West of Lorne Avenue) to the South, and the riverbank to the West (see attached study area map).
A picture is worth a thousand words! The City is asking residents to show what you love about living in the area.
See some of the photos that have been shared.
Submit photos of the sights and activities you enjoy.
If you have any questions about the LAP, the LAP Process, or the meetings, please contact:
Keith Folkersen, Senior Planner
Neighbourhood Planning Section
City of Saskatoon
Phone: 306 986-1690
The City of Saskatoon’s Good Neighbour Guide provides a handy overview of Saskatoon’s bylaws, standards and regulations to help us all do our part to keep our neighbourhoods and city safe, clean and beautiful.
The guide includes information about:
- Boulevard and Back Lane Maintenance
- Fire Pits
- Garage and Yard Sales
- Garbage, Recycling and Composting
- Home-based Businesses
- Home Development
- Hot Tubs and Swimming Pools
- Property Drainage
- Responsible Pet Ownership
- Snow and Ice on Sidewalks
- Untidy Properties
October 17, 2019
Conservation group encourages people to leave their leaves on the ground.
One of the most beautiful aspects of fall, the changing colour of leaves, comes with an onerous task: raking them all up. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), however, has some green advice for people wishing to avoid back-breaking yard work: leave the rake in the shed and the leaves on the ground.
An artist in Your Community is sharing his photos the old-fashioned way – through the mail!
With millions of images shared in the digital realm every day, Jannik Plaetner’s year-long project is trying to reconnect people through the power of a physical photograph.
(CBC News · Posted: Oct 06, 2019 8:00 AM CT | Last Updated: October 6 )
View the full Report.
In 2015, in response to the slope failure in the Nutana Slope area, City Council approved the continued monitoring and reporting on slope activity. Since that time, the City Administration and its consultants continue to monitor the riverbank of the South Saskatchewan River with a focus on maintaining public safety. City Administration also began reviewing options for regulations to support safe and sustainable development on riverbank properties.
The City of Saskatoon is proposing new regulations for development on properties adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River. Impacted landowners and key stakeholders are invited to information sessions to obtain details.
Engagement on the proposed Riverbank Development Regulations will gather input from impacted residential and commercial landowners, as well as key stakeholder groups in advance of submission to City Council.
Saskatoon’s water supply is one of the safest in the world. Test results are reported to the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency as part of the City’s Permit to Operate.
Saskatoon’s water supply is virtually lead-free. The lead level content in the City’s drinking water when it enters the water distribution system is 100 times lower than the Health Canada limit. Health Canada recently updated its directive for exposure to lead and advises that people should not be exposed to lead, as it can cause adverse health effects even at very low levels and recommends reducing lead exposure as much as possible.
Treated City water flows from the Water Treatment Plant to water mains (or pipes) located underground throughout the City. Water enters individual properties through a water service connection. If your home was built before 1950 there could be lead within its plumbing system. As a precaution, homeowners and occupants should be aware of how to reduce the risk of lead exposure from drinking water.