19Aug 20212021 State of the CityEach year, I give the State of the City address about the moment that we find ourselves in as a community. The past year has been filled with challenges requiring us to rise to the occasion to meet them. We’re now at a turning point...
Summer is here and we are in a time of reconnection with family and friends. It is so exciting to be able to meet friends in local restaurants and even see some festivals after this COVID experience we have been through. We have also faced new challenges with hot weather and fires, evacuees coming to the city, and ongoing work to support the most vulnerable. Thank you to all of the organizations and people on the front lines who work to keep the community safe and cared for.
17JULY 2021Mayors Vaccine ChallengeOk Mayor Masters, here’s your video. Big thank you to Joan and Mike and the great Prairie Lily crew for your awesome help! Now go get vaccinated everyone-remember it takes two shots!
Our city has been changing drastically over the past 15 years. People have moved to Saskatoon from all over Saskatchewan and all over the world, seeking opportunity, security and a chance for a good life.
As one of the largest employers in the city and as an organization working towards Reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion, it is important we show leadership in identifying and eradicating the systemic barriers people face in employment, engagement and participation with the City as an organization. Unfortunately, a recent report on hiring and diversity identified that as an organization, we’ve fallen behind in hiring equitable groups.
At this month’s public hearing, Council was provided a presentation on proposed development plans for the University Sector. This ambitious strategy led by the University of Saskatchewan working with the City of Saskatoon will be key to fulfilling the city’s strategic growth plan with infill neighbourhoods. Once fully developed in future decades, the sector could be home to more than 57,000 residents across all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. We look forward to the future progress of this historic sector plan and the continued partnership with the University of Saskatchewan ensuring proper integration and engagement with surrounding neighbourhoods and the community at large.
Seeing the video of the violent attempted arrest of an Indigenous woman in a parking lot right here in our City made me angry. This violence needs to stop.
At this month’s meeting council received an update from Dr Hasselback, Suzanne Mahaffey, and Kelly Tokarchuk on behalf of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. While we are at a crossroads of optimism with vaccinations continuing, we must continue to do our best to keep variants of concern out of our city.
05MAR 2021 City Council Highlights Below are some of the highlights from the February Council and Committee meetings. The full reports can be found at saskatoon.ca/meeting. Home Energy Loan Program I believe it is important to acknowledge when we are showing...
50 people die each year in Canada from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Following a recent averted disaster here in Saskatoon, it is clear that it’s necessary to learn from this and take action now. Currently, buildings that have been built before 2009 do not require a Carbon Monoxide alarm.
04 DEC 2020 Saskatoon: We Stand Together Saskatoon: We Stand Together We come together as leaders from different parts of our community with a common message: We must turn our numbers around to save lives and livelihoods. For the last 9 months, we have been masking...