Saskatoon: Visit at your own risk

Is the most dangerous city in Canada also one of the most dangerous cities in the world?

Poor Saskatoon. Just two weeks after Maclean’s declared it the most dangerous city in Canada, the community has been crowned with another dubious distinction: the ninth-most dangerous city in the world. Released by, the global top-ten list includes such danger zones as Mogadishu (1), Caracas (4) and Johannesburg (7). Sandwiching Saskatoon is Norilsk, Russia (8) and London, England (10). Not surprisingly, city officials responded to the ranking the same way they reacted to the Maclean’s analysis: with outrage and denial. Clive Weighill, the police chief, said comparing his town to cities that require military intervention to thwart ethnic cleansing is “sheer lunacy.”

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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