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Corman Park sets 2017 mill rates

Mill rates for 2017 were on the table at the RM of Corman Park council meeting on Monday. While the numbers can be a tad convoluted, administrator Adam Tittemore provided clarity.

Because 2017 is a revaluation year, the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) made changes to property assessments and consequently, mill rates needed adjustment in the three assessment classes: agricultural, residential and commercial. The RM sent out assessment notices to every property in the RM detailing the changed in assessment for each. The province increased the taxable assessment from 70 per cent to 80 per cent in 2017.

“Because values increased significantly, council then has to lower the mill rate to account for that,” said Tittemore. Following is a comparison chart detailing 2016 and 2017 rates, whether those went up or down, and the 2017 trend in each assessment classification. Continue reading “Corman Park sets 2017 mill rates”

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Police canine unit captures suspect

A 58-year-old man is facing several traffic and drug-related charges following an early-morning takedown by the Saskatoon Police Service canine unit in Saskatoon on Saturday, June 24.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., June 24, 2017, Officers attended a residence in the 1500 block of 1st Avenue north after receiving a complaint of suspicious activity. They approached a male in a truck parked behind the home, but before Officers could speak to him, he quickly reversed the truck crashing into a fence. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed and began driving erratically.

Police disengaged and the SPS Air Support Unit monitored the suspect vehicle until it came to a stop in an alley in the 700 block of Avenue N south. A Canine Officer attended and the suspect attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was apprehended by the Police dog and taken into custody after attempting to resist arrest.

MD Ambulance assessed the suspect’s injuries from the dog bite. The suspect was then transported to hospital for further medical attention before being taken to SPS Headquarters.

A 58-year-old male was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana and Methylphenidate, Evade Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance.

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