University Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Estimated Project Timeline & Details


May 3 – August 30, 2015


·         Deck repairs which will impact traffic is expected to occur 


August 31 – Sept 15, 2015


·         Demobilization from site – not expected to impact traffic 

•A single lane of traffic will remain open for emergency vehicles, Saskatoon Transit buses, Saskatoon Health Region authorized vehicles and school buses contracted by the Saskatoon School Boards only. A system will be implemented that accommodates travel in both directions.

•A single walkway will also remain open at all times during construction. Signage will be in place at all times to direct pedestrians and cyclists to the open walkway. 


To Reroute Your Commute check out the Transportation Plan– Everything you need to know!



Gardeners Needed at North Park Wilson Elementary School

On Saturday, May 23 between 9 and 12 North Park Wilson School is hosting a garden cleanup morning.  Our natural grasslands garden offers a home for migrating monarchs, a safe space for traditional First Nations plants to grow and a place for our students to study native plants. Our plan for the morning is to tidy up old growth, remove invasive plants and make space for the placement of a large rock. Please join us as we work to renew and preserve this natural space for our community. Please contact the school (683-7380) if you have any questions about our natural grasslands garden.

North Park Wilson Elementary School Registration

North Park Wilson School, a Centre of Excellence Through the Arts, is accepting registrations for the 2015-16 school year.

Our school offers a rich academic program with opportunities to strengthen understandings in all subject areas through and within the arts.  Our “Little School with a Big Heart” is a great place to learn and grow.

Our Kindergarten open house is the morning of Friday, May 22nd.  Feel free to call the school at 306 683 7380 or drop in and see us at 1505-9th Avenue N.

Pruning ban for elm trees


The City of Saskatoon (City) reminds residents that the provincial ban on pruning elm trees will be in effect between April 1 and August 31, 2015.

The ban ensures that elm bark beetles, which transmit dutch elm disease (DED), are not attracted to the freshly pruned trees when these beetles are most active.  Anyone wishing to prune elm trees during the ban must obtain a permit.  Please call City of Saskatoon Parks Division at 306-975-3300 for information.

DED was first discovered in Saskatchewan in 1981 and continues to be found in more areas of the province every year.  DED is caused by a fungus that clogs the tree’s water conducting system, which eventually causes the tree to die, usually within one or two seasons.  Early symptoms of the disease usually appear by July when the leaves on one or more branches wilt, curl, turn yellow, and then die.

The only effective management strategy for the elm bark beetle is to deprive it of its breeding habitat.  This involves keeping elm trees healthy by removing potential breeding material in trees and eliminating detached elm wood.  For this reason, it is necessary to dispose, or render un-inhabitable, elm stumps and remove any fallen branches or any wood from a fallen elm tree.  Under no circumstances should elm wood be left lying around, stored for firewood, or other purposes. 

Elm removal can occur at any time of the year; however, the entire tree must be removed and all waste elm be transported to the nearest approved landfill site in the municipality where the elm was removed.  In Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Landfill is the only site approved for elm tree disposal.

It is estimated that Saskatoon’s 25,000 boulevard and park elm trees are worth approximately $45 million, and many more are located on private property.  While Saskatoon does not have the disease, effective DED management requires everyones support.  Anyone suspecting an elm is unhealthy is asked to please contact the City at 306-975-2890.

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