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Saskatoon Switches to a New Committee Structure

From the CBC Some big changes are coming to how Saskatoon city council operates. Starting this week, council meetings will be held once a month. Previously they were held every two weeks. The meetings will also be longer. Council meetings will now start at 1 pm, with the public hearings section to start at 6…

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The Canadian Invasion of Iceland

  Spacing has a great story about the Canadian “invasion” of Iceland The Icelandic government was understandably upset. They officially protested, pointing out that their sovereignty had been “flagrantly violated” and their “independence infringed” — but they also asked their citizens to treat the occupying forces as “guests”. For their part, the Allies promised to…

Summer evening at River Landing, Saskatoon

New Urbanism’s big impact on medium cities

A quick look at what some huge decisions made by medium sized cities have done since they were made 20 years ago In mid-sized or smaller cities, the effects of New Urbanism can be much more dramatic. In these places, a few good infill projects, livelier public spaces, and new streetscapes can feel like a…