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City of Yorkton News
May 29 to June 4, 2003
 

 

Remember,  past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Yorkton Family Leisure Centre
Design Input Sessions

    
The Steering Committee for the Yorkton Family Leisure Centre will be hosting various user meetings and open houses in the coming weeks, to allow for additional public input into the design of the Yorkton Family Leisure Centre.

Watch for announcements and invitations concerning dates, times and locations!
  

 

 

 

Artifacts Sought

 
The City of Yorkton 
Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
is seeking:
 

  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • POSTCARDS
  • LETTERS
  • CALENDARS
  • DOCUMENTS
  • SCRAP BOOKS
  • POSTERS
  • NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
  • FAMILY HISTORIES
  • SPECIAL STORIES
  • SMALL ARTIFACTS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF YORKTON AND AREA.

Please Phone 786-1750 or 782-7007 
Or Mail To: 
City of Yorkton Leisure Services 
Box 400 Yorkton, SK. 
S3N 2W3 
Attention: Heritage Researcher, Therese Lefebvre Prince.
 

 

 

 

Parks Department News

  
The pests have invaded the City of Yorkton and crews are doing what they can to try to minimize the discomfort of residents. Crews are out with mosquito control and the program will be ongoing for the rest of the summer. Crews are finding that standing water is drying up, thus creating less sites for mosquitoes to hatch. Once crews can control the City within a couple of days, crews will then move out to other areas outside the City limits. There are a lot of mosquitoes and not a lot of standing water in the areas around the City. Residents are asked to monitor standing water in and around their yards and report any standing water on City properties.

Tent caterpillar worms are out and have been so for about 3 weeks. Crews are out in the wee hours of the morning spraying trees for the worms. The product being used is Ambush. The worms will defoliate trees with most trees re-leafing within a couple of weeks. Caterpillars should last for a couple of weeks; then they turn into moths that will lay eggs for next spring. On private trees, products such as Maliathon and Diazanon can be used for effective control of the worms. Users should follow label directions when applying the product.

It's dandelion season and there has been some outcry for the weed. The ideal control for dandelion control is herbicide and the City Parks Department is trying to minimize the amount of the chemical we are using. In the weed control program, the City Parks Department will be using a couple of approaches to weed control. Using chemical is one method of control but we are also incorporating a plant health care program that includes establishing strong turf through aeration, fertilization, high grass cutting height and grass cutting during seeding time. Chemicals being used for weed control would be Killex, Target and Roundup. Crews will be out over the next couple of months doing weed control. All areas will be posted and users are asked to respect the signs.

If you have any questions on issues in the Parks Department, please 
contact the office at 786-1754.
  

 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The Next council meeting will be held on June 16, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.
   
 

 

 

Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

    
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on: 

Date:  June 4, 2003 
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall
 
 

 

 

Landfill Hours

 
The spring & summer landfill hours are as follows:

MAY 1 TO MAY 31

Monday to Friday:
Saturday: 
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
 

JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 31

Monday to Saturday  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

 CLOSED SUNDAYS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

City Bylaw #16-1981 requires that all loads transported to the landfill be securely fastened so as not to allow debris to fall onto the highway, offences subject to a $100 fine.
     

 

 

 

Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Summer Hours of Operation

 
 (May 1, 2003 TO September 2003)

MONDAY, TUESDAY, 
THURSDAY & FRIDAY 
8:30am TO 5:00pm

WEDNESDAY 
8:30am TO 10:00pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 
Closed

PHONE FOR AVAILABLE TIMES OR INFORMATION ON PROGRAMS, CLINICS & EVENTS: 786-1777
 

 

 

 

Aquatic Centre News

 
Registration for the Parkland Agriplex Aquatic Center summer session is beginning June 2, 2003! Come in and check out our new brochure full of information on all the programs that the pool offers. We run all AquaQuest swimming levels as well as Lifesaving Society courses. Be sure to register early as space is limited and it will fill up!

For more information on these or other Aquatic Center programs, call 786-1744.
     

 

 

 

Reminder: Bicycles are Vehicles 


 The City of Yorkton would like to remind you that bicycles are vehicles.

  • All bicycles in the City of Yorkton require a one-time license for a cost of $5.00.
  • The license is valid for as long as the bicycle remains the property of the registered owner.
  • Unlicensed bicycles may be impounded and are subject to a $25.00 fine.

Bicycle Licenses can be purchased at: Yorkton Fire Hall located at 9 Smith Street East. Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.