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”Downtown Direct”- New Transit Routes

GET DOWNTOWN IN UNDER 30 MINUTES WITH “DOWNTOWN DIRECT”! Starting July 2, two new direct transit routes will get passengers from the south-east part of Saskatoon to the downtown area in under 30 minutes. “Downtown Direct #1” starts July 2, and picks up customers at 7:00 a.m., 7:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in the Lakeview and Lakeridge neighbourhoods, and travels non-stop to downtown via the fastest route possible. Pick-up downtown is at 4:45 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., and travel is non-stop to these neighbourhoods via the fastest route possible. Passengers requiring a stop along the way should continue to use Route 50. “Downtown Direct #2” starts August 6, and picks up picks up customers in the Lakeridge and Lakewood neighbour­hoods, and travels non-stop to downtown via the fastest route possible. The route schedule will be available in July and will accommodate typical work start and end times. Passengers requiring a stop along the way should continue to use Route 60. The new routes are part of the Transit South-East Pilot Project. The routes will be reviewed after one year, and if successful, will continue and be applied in other areas where direct routes would be appropriate. This area of the city was chosen for the pilot project as residents in these neighbourhoods currently experience the longest commute travel times on transit. For more information on the new...

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Notice: Walking Paths Closure

The City of Saskatoon has issued the following News Releases/Major Traffic Detours on May 13, 2013: WALKING PATHS ADJACENT TO THE REMAI ART GALLERY CONSTRUCTION SITE ON THE WEST AND EAST SIDES ARE CLOSED For a listing of City of Saskatoon News Releases/ Major Traffic Detours, visit www.saskatoon.ca. Communications Branch City of Saskatoon communications@saskatoon.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or our City Blog. Click on the links at www.saskatoon.ca.  ...

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Fraud Alert- Credit Card Scam

FYI- Fraud Alert – Credit Card Scam in Saskatchewan Attention all tourism businesses, operators, organizations and stakeholders: It has come to Tourism Saskatchewan’s attention that several Saskatchewan tourism businesses have been approached by individuals claiming to be tourists/customers, who are, in fact, practicing credit card fraud. The “customer” (who originates from the United Kingdom) calls or emails the tourism business to book a trip. The contact seems legitimate, and includes normal questions asking for rates and booking details. This individual will then book a trip/stay using a valid credit card, and pay in full. However, a few days after the booking, a follow up email will be sent by this person, asking to cancel the trip due to a death in the family (or other such reason). So far, this would appear legitimate. However, the person then asks for a full refund for the trip, and requests that the refund to be credited using a wire cash transfer OR to a totally different credit card. The reason provided for this change is that they lost their wallet/credit card. The Saskatchewan tourism operator who encountered this fraud, after consulting the credit card company, contacted the real owner. It was verified that this person had no idea that a trip was booked using their card, and a full refund was applied to this original card. The operator also reported it to...

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