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Leave of Absence

Learn more about Councillor Gersher's Maternity Leave

Ward 8 Update
Ward 8 Newsletter - November 2023

November is always a busy month in City Council Chambers. This newsletter provides an update on the following agenda items:

  • Budget Deliberations (November 28 - 30, 2023)
  • Housing Accelerator Fund
  • Provincial Approach to Homelessness - Application for Emergency Residential Shelter
  • Waste Collection Updates
  • 2023 Construction Recap
  • Establishment of 2024 Municipal Ward Boundaries
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Ward 8 Newsletter - September 2023

For this month's newsletter, I will highlight an important event hosted by my female colleagues called Women Leading, provide an update on budget deliberations and the downtown event and entertainment district, provide highlights of decisions before City Council this month and upcoming events in our community.

Highlights include:

  • Budget Next Steps 
  • Women Leading: Civic Engagement Forum for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Saskatoon
  • Downtown Event and Entertainment District Funding Tools
  • Black Bin Utility Update
  • Governance Model of Appeal Boards
  • Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review - Amendment Package Seven


Ward 8 Update
Ward 8 Newsletter - May and June 2023

This months newsletter includes updates relating to:

  • Budget and the funding gap - what does this mean?
  • Civic Engagement Forum for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Saskatoon
  • Cycling and safety improvements
  • Zoning bylaw amendment
  • New Animal Services Contracts
  • Future of the City Greenhouse 
  • Dedicated Transit Support Workers 
  • E-scooter pilot
Ward 8 Update
Reminder: new 2023 meeting schedule for City Council, Committees with revised days & times to be aware of

Changes include:

  • New day and times for City Council Regular Business and Public Hearing Meetings
  • New day and times for City Council Budget deliberations
  • New days for Standing Policy Committees and Governance and Priorities Committee 
  • New deadline for public submissions
Ward 8 Update
October and November Newsletter

This month's newsletter provides an update on both October and November City Council meetings and a look ahead at budget deliberations, which begin on Monday, November 28, 2022. Topics of interest include transit, Downtown Event and Entertainment District, climate action updates and changes to City Council meeting schedules. 

I also want to take an opportunity to highlight the admission model changes at the Remai Modern. In October, admission is now by donation to the Remai Modern! This is due to a generous donation from the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. I hope you get a chance to head over to the space and check out the new atrium piece by Nick Cave. This piece will be unveiled formally next week. 

City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - January 2022

In brief, this post highlights five items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2022 City Council meetings.

Highlights include:

  • City of Saskatoon 2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan
  • Comprehensive COVID-19 Update
  • Discussions on new White Buffalo Youth Lodge/City Centre Recreation Facility
  • River Landing's Hoist the Hoops update
  • Leave of Absence Policy for Members of City Council.
Ward 8 Update
January 2022 Newsletter

Happy belated New Year and upcoming Lunar New Year!

I hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy some winter activities. I know our household has made up of the cross country ski trails in the city. Take a look at the ones that are groomed at saskatoon.ca/ski. Recently cleared trails in Ward 8 include Wildwood Golf Course,  Edward McCourt Park and Donna Birkmaier Park.

In this month's newsletter, you will find an update on Monday's City Council meeting, engagement activities underway and general civic updates.

Ward 8 Update
November 2021 Newsletter

This month's newsletter is now live. 

Here are a few items of interest on the upcoming City Council agenda:

  • School and playground zones proposed changes
  • Dundonald Ave solar farm project
  • Update for the framework measures to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in Saskatoon
  • New community recreation and sport grant program
  • Survey results for City of Saskatoon 2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan
  • Saskatoon Transit Service Standards
  • Concept plan amendment for the Willows neighbourhood
Ward 8 Update
October 2021 Newsletter

As our beautiful fall turns into some colder weather, I have prepared some updates for our Ward 8 neighbourhoods. 

Here are a few items of interest on the upcoming City Council agenda:

  • Timing for waste and organics utilities
  • Exploration of a bylaw regarding gathering limits
  • Code of Conduct Complaint
  • SaskWater Master Service and Transition Agreement
  • Allowing pets on leash in Kiwansis Memorial Park
  • Information for 2022/2023 budget