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Graffiti Management Online Reporting Service

Service Saskatoon launched a new page on Saskatoon.ca today with links to all the online forms. Part of that launch is a brand new form to report graffiti! 

When you are speaking with residents, please let them know that they have two ways to report graffiti:

1. Online – There is an online form on the Saskatoon.ca website. Here where it is located:

a. Services for Residents – Housing & Property – Graffiti Reduction

b. Services for Residents – Online Services – Housing & Property – Report Graffiti

2. Reporting by Phone – Call 306-975-2828

 

After graffiti has been reported the information is sent to the appropriate business unit and prioritized in the system for removal. Obscene, vulgar or hate graffiti is top priority and will be responded to first.

 

Helpful tips for reporting graffiti:

· When reporting online, please include a photo whenever possible

· When reporting graffiti, please provide the best location description possible

· Residents are able to report graffiti on City of Saskatoon property and on other property using the online form or by calling 306-975-2828

 

2. Below is information on the upcoming Saskatoon Police Service Community Information Night

 

             

 

 

Any questions, feel free to give me a shout.

 

Thanks,

 

Shane Carter | Community Consultant | Recreation & Community Development |

Tel: 306.975.3376

222 – 3rd Avenue North | Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5 | Shane.Carter@Saskatoon.ca

Protected Bike Lane Pilot Project

For immediate release: May 16, 2017Protected Bike Lane – Community Feedback

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Dear Area 4 Community Associations,

The Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project’s goal is to increase accessibility for all ages and abilities to the downtown area. It wants to achieve this by making the Central Business District a more attractive and vibrant destination to the benefit of the entire city. The project is also a step towards implementation of the City’s Active Transportation Plan, making it easier and more secure to get into and around downtown. Preliminary data indicates protected bike lane use is in line with what other cities such as Calgary and Vancouver have experienced during their demonstration projects. On average, more than 300 people per day are using the separate bike lanes to safely navigate downtown streets while limiting impacts to vehicles and pedestrians.

The City’s Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project was approved in March of 2015 with a lane opening on 23rd Street later that year. The 4th Avenue lane was opened in May of 2016. In response to preliminary feedback from downtown businesses and people who bike downtown, the City is planning alterations to both lanes in the coming weeks. Also, now that the Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project is entering its final season, the City would like feedback to determine if its project goals are being met.

To learn more about this initiative or to provide feedback, please visit:

1) Shaping Saskatoon: http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/projects/protected-bike-lanes-1

2) A YouTube video is also available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iUDkytI-5E&feature=youtu.be&t=1m24s

As leaders and advocates within your communities, I encourage you to take this opportunity to provide comment and/or feedback on this initiative. The discussion on this item is open until June 14th, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

Shane Carter

 

Shane Carter | Community Consultant | Recreation & Community Development |

Tel: 306.975.3376

Playing Out – May 27th

Playing Out – Building Community Through Front Yard PlayWhen: Saturday, May 27th, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: 6th Ave North

What: Research shows the benefits of playing outside, and we’ve seen firsthand how our children, families, and community have benefited from front yard play.
Inspired by the ‘Playing Out’ movement in the UK (playingout.net). We are a group of neighbours who are passionate and dedicated to front yard play, so we wanted to invite you and your kids to our front yards as we host our first ‘Playing Out’ event. The plan is to block off the street and play! Just like our daily front yard play, this is a laid back event. You bring your kids, your bikes, scooters, and anything else you want to play with. We will provide the sidewalk chalk and bubbles! 
Come out to play and be inspired to start playing in your own front yard! This event hosted in collaboration with the City Park Community Association.
*note: event will be cancelled if there are unfavourable weather conditions
This event is part of NatureCity Festival 2017. Check out the full festival listing at http://wildaboutsaskatoon.org/

Public Art Unveiling

Please join us in the unveiling of the important Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and distribute to your friends, family and public in general. 

Saskatoon Tribal Chief Felix Thomas and Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill cordially invite you to the unveiling of our community’s monument to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The unveiling will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 5, 2017 in the plaza in front of the Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters located at 76 25th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

The completion of the monument has been three years in the making. It has involved families of missing and murdered women, Elders, and public consultations. Saskatchewan artist Lionel Peyachew was selected during our final consultation session to create his vision of a monument that will be unveiled during the ceremony. We expect a large gathering of family members, dignitaries, and the public. Following the unveiling all attendees will be invited to a lunch of soup and bannock.

 

The monument has been jointly funded by the Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Tribal Council and the Province of Saskatchewan. We hope it will serve as a place where families or friends can reflect. It will also provide a starting point for public gatherings or marches that raise awareness of the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

Please RSVP to Caren Tryon at caren.tryon@police.saskatoon.sk.ca or telephone 306-975-8250.