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Congregation says church may close after bid for heritage status refused

By Rory MacLean, The StarPhoenix
May 1, 2012 11:00 PM


The landmark Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon's downtown is at risk of closing its doors soon as its congregation battles the church executive over an application for heritage status.

The church has struggled financially for some time due to the small size of its congregation. With urgent repairs needed to the roof, the congregation is having trouble making ends meet.

"If we do not find some sort of extra funding, it will have to be sold. We've got probably enough for another couple of months of spending the way we have been lately," said Phillip Bray, who acts as accountant for the congregation. [...]

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Wow, this was a dumb move the executive pulled.
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... So he's the Rick Santorum of civil politics?

I won't get into a religious debate here, but teaching "creation science" in public schools is bunk. You want your kids to learn about creation? Put them in a Catholic school. But even then, I don't know if they even preach creation.

Lets just say the separation of church and state is a good thing.

Anyways, I'm happy Aeropostale is opening soon... I need some new shirts. Their products are kind of a mix between Hollister and Old Navy. Higher quality than Old Navy, but a bit more trendy.
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Congregation says church may close after bid for heritage status refused

By Rory MacLean, The StarPhoenix
May 1, 2012 11:00 PM


The landmark Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon's downtown is at risk of closing its doors soon as its congregation battles the church executive over an application for heritage status.

The church has struggled financially for some time due to the small size of its congregation. With urgent repairs needed to the roof, the congregation is having trouble making ends meet.

"If we do not find some sort of extra funding, it will have to be sold. We've got probably enough for another couple of months of spending the way we have been lately," said Phillip Bray, who acts as accountant for the congregation. [...]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Congre...966/story.html
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Old Posted May 2, 2012, 5:11 PM
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More renderings of 220 Wall Street from the project's website: www.220wallstreet.com.













Also, a detailed 'Media Package' with even more project info, design details, and more renderings, views, modelling,etc.: http://220wallstreet.com/images/Pics...ingPackage.pdf

And a fantastic video with a 360 view around the building!
http://220wallstreet.com/video.html
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A perhaps as-of-yet unseen view of the new Police Headquarters. If I have my bearings straight this would be the view from Ontario Avenue north of 25th Street, looking southwest.



And renderings we've already seen:





From AODBT's website, http://www.aodbt.com/work.php?section=5&project=159
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While I'm on a posting spree, has anyone had a good look at the International Vaccine Centre at the U of S? Despite being a bit hidden away on campus, it's quite handsome!













http://www.aodbt.com/work.php?section=5&project=158
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Rally in Support of the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 @ 11 AM

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Slow down Echoes ! Have you been hit with spring fever
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Slow down Echoes ! Have you been hit with spring fever
I probably have, Jerry!

This, however, gives me summer fever:

Another roof top patio set to open in Saskatoon
The new patio at Winston's provides places for 60 more people

Reported by Ashley Wills
First Posted: May 2, 2012 1:20pm


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Finding an open table on a rooftop patio can be a challenge downtown Saskatoon when the sun is out, but a new option is about to open.

"We're quite excited to finally get this last piece of the puzzle open for us at Winston's," said the owner of the pub, Chris Beavis.

After three years of planning, the renovations are almost complete at the English pub. A washroom was moved and a hallway and stairwell built to create easy access to the new deck, which is set to open at the beginning of June.

"It will fit about 60 people up there and be quite nice with a full bar. We're going to make it more like an English beer garden up there," Beavis said.

Designers and architects were hired to get the atmosphere just right, with a lot of vines and greenery in the plan, an English lighting concept and different types of seating arrangements, Beavis said.

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So what else is happening in the city besides airport, gallery, RL and police station?....and Jason's HILARIOUS, I mean HILARIOUSSSS attempt at the mayoral race???
Not exactly highly evolved is he? I jest.

Great to hear that Winston's is opening a rooftop patio. I like that place a lot (Belgian beer)!

A couple of news items from the university:
- There is a new website for the STM expansion www.creatingmore.ca
- The university is changing its approach to the college quarter plot on the corner of preston and college. Rather than selling the land as one piece for a combined hotel, rink, commercial development they now intend to sell the pieces off one by one. They had 8 expressions of interest for their call for proposals but "most" of them were only interested in developing one element. The hotel was especially attractive to potential developers. Funding for the rink was denied by the feds so they need to find alternative sources of funding. The full article is here: http://news.usask.ca/wp-content/uplo...4-27_FINAL.pdf
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Am I the only one who thinks the new Police Service Headquarters looks like Walter Murray?
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Am I the only one who thinks the new Police Service Headquarters looks like Walter Murray?
The school building or the person?

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Construction begins on Idylwyld Drive overpass

Preston Avenue overpass waits on girders

Reported by Bre McAdam, Newstalk 650 CKOM
First Posted: May 2, 2012 12:09pm


Saskatoon's Circle Drive South project will include a detour and delay when it comes to construction on the Preston Avenue South and Idylwyld Drive overpasses.

The city is waiting on steel girders that are coming from Alberta and will be used for the Circle Drive and Preston Avenue overpass.

A spring road ban in our neighbouring province is holding up the transportation of the girders, according to Doug Drever, project director for the Circle Drive South project.

"We are hoping the permit process for getting the trucks over to us will be in effect next week, and we'll start getting our girders next week," he said.

"It shouldn't put any delay into opening Preston Avenue at the end of September as we originally planned, because we have lots of other work to do as well."

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The school building or the person?

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that's pretty dry haha
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River Centre seals deal with two occupants

By Scott Larson, The StarPhoenix
May 2, 2012


The new River Centre office building has secured two major tenants and a has a conditional deal with a major restaurant.

BHP Billiton and KPMG will be taking up the majority of the building, said Blair Sinclair, senior V-P of leasing and development with Tonka Realty Advisors, the building’s developer. He added there is also a national restaurant he can’t name that will also be taking up residence in the building. [...]

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^ I wonder if this restaurant that can't be named is the Cactus Club Cafe that was previously rumoured to be building on the Midtown parking pad at Idylwyld and 20th?

Also, nice to hear Tonko going ahead with planning for the 11 storey Phase II across 19th Street. But it would have been even nicer to hear mention of their plans for the 17 storey office at River Landing.
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By Scott Larson, The StarPhoenix
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The new River Centre office building has secured two major tenants and a has a conditional deal with a major restaurant.

BHP Billiton and KPMG will be taking up the majority of the building, said Blair Sinclair, senior V-P of leasing and development with Tonka Realty Advisors, the building’s developer. He added there is also a national restaurant he can’t name that will also be taking up residence in the building. [...]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/busine...#ixzz1toNsz7Q8
Let the rumour mill begin! I hope it's a NEW "national restaurant" to the city and not something we already have.
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Divided citizens tug at city hall

By Gerry Klein, The StarPhoenix May 3, 2012

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There was a time when, to be successful, a city had to be on major transportation routes or near markets.

Saskatoon, which was born on one of the continent's major rivers, depended heavily at the onset on its ability to attract the railroads if it was to thrive through trade.

A 21st century city, however, can trade in intellectual capital. Saskatoon, which is now developing at a frenetic pace, has become so confident of its ability to attract and retain that capital that not an eyebrow was raised at a recent meeting I attended with civic staff, business leaders and top officials with local public institutions when we were told the city must be prepared to have twice as many residents as it now does.

Accommodating this growth has been a central task city hall has set itself for the past several years. Not only is the city committed to having the infrastructure and neighbourhoods in place for this growth, it is determined to maintain and enhance the quality of life Saskatoon can offer while reducing its impact on the environment.

It is for these reasons, as well as the need to control the cost of growth, that the city's development plan calls for greater densification of residences, better public transport, protection and incorporation of natural areas, and new neighbourhood designs so people can live, work and shop more closely together.

There seems to be widespread agreement as the civic administration plots this course. Although some have expressed concern about the debt the city is incurring to accommodate growth and to snag cultural amenities such as the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, when council held a public hearing to get permission to borrow money for the gallery, not a soul showed up to speak against it.

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