Ashu M.G. Solo, a Saskatoon atheist, has issued a complaint to the city after he was apparently offended by a "Merry Christmas" message that appeared on electronic displays on Saskatoon Transit buses.
Invited to speak at the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program's Luncheon in Saskatoon, award winning Global News anchor Julie Mintenko and Paralympian champion Alexandre Dupont revealed personal stories that moved all.
Both Calgary and Saskatoon residents could be seeing their property taxes increase. The city council in Calgary is debating whether or not to lower next year's property tax hike, while Saskatoon is putting forth a five percent raise.
The Canadian city of Saskatoon is quaint, friendly and also boasts some impressive sculptures and street art downtown. Here are some of the most impressive pieces I came across during a recent visit.
One of the world's few particle accelerators, the synchrotron at Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon creates incredibly strong beams of light to help researchers with medical and environmental science experiments.
Members of the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, responsible for the obvious success of the 2012 disABILITY Expo in Saskatoon. Standing are Kevin McTavish, Executive Director, and Kim Hague, Assistant Executive Director; with Bonnie Cherewyk, Communications and research advocate.
In the usual order: Kelsey and Elena Bentley, both sisters with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, but nonetheless active, one wanting a career in music, the other already managing her own dance studio; Jerry Kapeluck, 37 years old, businessman, suffering from spina-bifida; and his parents, Dwayne and Marilyn, both an example of courage in the face of adversity (Marilyn gave a kidney to a daughter who is also sick).
At the end of her speech, Julie Mintenko was surprised to receive a gift, as a thank you note for her work, from artist Kevin Hastings. Those who, like Julie, are country music fans, will recognize Keith Urban.