November City News from Cynthia

No Covid Bylaw for Saskatoon, and saying thank you to health care workers as we continue to grapple with the pandemic.

 

COVID 19

City Council will not be proceeding with a bylaw to restrict gathering sizes to control the transmission of Covid 19, after the provincial government indicated it would not support it. The bylaw was brought forward at the request of the Saskatchewan Health Authority as Saskatoon hospitals continue to struggle with capacity. If you click on this link https://www.saskatoon.ca/city-hall/city-council-boards-committees/council/minutes-and-agendas you can watch the meeting from last Friday, and also the meeting with the SHA from Monday, October 25th.  

November 1 – 8 is Health Care Appreciation Week! City Council is inviting residents to create a community thank-you card acknowledging Saskatoon’s health care workers for their dedication and care to our community. Here’s how to participate:

  • Download a black and white version of the graphicto print out, colour, and tell our healthcare workers why you’re thankful for them.
  • Between November 1-8, post your finished picture on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #YXEthanksHCW to help spread the word or submit by email to [email protected]
  • You are also encouraged to put your printed poster in the window of your house or a vehicle to show your appreciation. Following Health Care Workers Appreciation Week, the citizen submissions will be used to create thank-you cards that will be shared with all Saskatoon hospitals. 

This week, health care workers will also receive a 40% discount when they visit a leisure centre.

Dogs in Kiwanis Park

Dogs on leashes will soon be allowed in Kiwanis Park. City Council has approved the change, which includes opening the Meewasin Trail behind the park. (Between Traffic and University Bridges) The bylaw will need to be amended, which may take a couple of months, so officially the park and trail remain off-limits to dogs for awhile longer.

College Corridor Plan

Engagement continues for the College Corridor Plan. The plan is intended to reimagine the busy College Corridor into a friendlier place for people.  The next opportunity for input is focused on land use and density.  As the City grows, we want to ensure that key routes such as College Drive, have the appropriate development and building form to support the future Bus Rapid Transit network and are capable of providing the housing, services and amenities for the area.

The next major phase for input regarding the College Corridor Plan is related to Public Realm, Streetscaping, Open Space, and Connections.  This phase will address the ‘look and feel’ of College Drive, and the City will be seeking input on what would make College Drive more comfortable. For more information: https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/college-corridor-plan

A few more notes...

This month Council is dealing with potential changes to speed limits in school zones and near playgrounds, and Saskatoon is getting closer to its first utility scale solar plant.

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.  Many homes in our area ran out of candy, as there were a LOT of Trick O Treaters this year. 

Please be in touch if you have any questions or comments: [email protected]

Sincerely, Cynthia

 

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