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Downtown wins a Best of 2013 Planet S Award

Downtown Saskatoon is proud to announce we were voted ‘Best Part of Saskatoon To Shop In’ in this year’s Best of Saskatoon Awards which are distributed annually by Planet S Magazine. Below is the write up from Planet S as well as the certificate we were awarded with. BEST PART OF SASKATOON TO SHOP IN Downtown On the heels of the City’s release of the brand-spanking-new City Centre Plan, Planet S readers may be advising the City to take it easy when it comes to change in the downtown — as they like it pretty well just the way it is. Broadway Ave. settles for runner-up yet again, well ahead of honourable mentions Preston Crossing and Riversdale. Official Award...

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Heritage Ornament Series

The Heritage Ornament Series has been discontinued. With a significant rise of pewter prices, it has become too costly to continue the promotion.  For anyone interested in obtaining ornaments from years past, please feel free to contact our office at 306.665.2001 and we will direct you to a Downtown Business with remaining inventory.  The Partnership thanks everyone for their support of this great Downtown initiative. Heritage Ornament Series 1997 – Canada Building 1998 – StarPhoenix Clock 1999 – Bessborough Hotel 2000 – Traffic Bridge 2001 – Third Avenue Church 2002 – T. Eaton’s Building 2003 – St. John’s Anglican Church 2004 – Birk’s Building & Clock 2005 – St. Paul’s Cathedral 2006 – Vimy Memorial 2007 – The Cenotaph 2008 – The Hotel Senator 2009 – HMCS Unicorn 2010 – Land Titles Building 2011 – Knox United Church 2012 – The King George Hotel                          ...

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Billy Goat joins the Partnership

The Partnership recently purchased a Billy Goat Hard Surface Quiet Vacuum to help with leaf and litter clean-up. The unit has been in use for about a week and is helping our Ambassador’s keep Downtown clean. Watch for it as it will be in use until the snow flies!                            ...

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City aims to improve pedestrian safety with crosswalk enhancements

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2013 City aims improves pedestrian safety with crosswalk enhancements The City is piloting a new initiative that will hopefully improve pedestrian safety by enhancing crosswalks with skid resistant markings, which have recently been installed at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street and 3rd Avenue, near the downtown bus mall. These special markings are known to outperform other road surfaces with an effective service life of six to eight years, do not wear through polishing and can be applied in custom shapes and colours. “These markings are a great way to enhance pedestrian safety, especially at busy intersections because they are highly visible and are known to have a long life span,” says Transportation Branch Manager, Angela Gardiner. The pilot markings feature a bright red colour topped with white zebra stripes and are consistent with national standards specified in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada. “We will be monitoring the markings near the bus mall throughout the winter to evaluate its performance.  If they prove to be effective, we will consider expanding this initiative to other problematic intersections for pedestrians,” says Gardiner. If these markings prove to be effective over the winter months, locations for more of these special markings will be determined by the City. These locations would be where current safety measures, such as zebra markings, are not...

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New $5 & $10 Canadian bank notes

    Are you ready?   Ted Mieszkalski Senior Regional Representative Prairies, Nunavut and Northwest Territories Wow! What a long way we’ve come since the first polymer notes came out in November 2011. When the new $5s and $10s arrive on 7 November, all Canadian bank note denominations will be available on polymer.Partners like you have been a key part of our successful transition to polymer. Over half a billion new polymer notes are now circulating, and more enter into circulation each day. Here’s a final checklist as we gear up to cross the finish line.   Cash-handling machines Confirm with your supplier that your vending machines, ABMs, self-serve kiosks and other cash-handling equipment will work with the new $5s and $10s.   Training plan Make sure that your front-line staff is familiar with what the new $5s and $10s look like, their security features, and tips for handling new polymer notes. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or to book a customized training session. Regards, Ted Mieszkalski Senior Regional Representative (Currency) Prairies, Nunavut and Northwest Territories Bank of Canada (403) 215-6704 tmieszkalski@bank-banque-canada.ca Cliquez ici pour visualiser l’information en français.  Order free training and information materials about polymer notes Watch our security features video Brand new polymer notes – like paper notes that preceded them – may stick together, but this tendency will disappear as...

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