History and Folklore Summary
2010 - Present


- The Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration was held on January 9.

- Dancers from the Kalyna Ukrainian Dance School performed at the St. Mary’s Valentine’s Social on Feb. 6th.

- In February, GOOGLE STREET VIEW now contains online photographic images of Yorkton streets and those of nearby towns and villages. In fact Street View for all of Canada was put online around the same time.

- Agrium Inc., the potash company exploring for potash deposits in an area between Yorkton and Melville decided in March to put on indefinite hold on development plans.

- In April, the City Department of Leisure Services underwent a change in name to the Department to Community Development, Parks and Recreation

- On the afternoon of Saturday, May 15 a rededication ceremony was held for the City of Yorkton cenotaph.

- The new City of Yorkton Fire Station held their grand opening on June 25.

- Richardson International Limited officially opened its canola processing plant on Tuesday June 29

- Heavy rains on Thursday July 1st led to extensive flooding of homes and business in Yorkton.  A State of Emergency was called the very next morning.

- A spray water park was opened in Weinmaster Park in mid-July.

- The "Flood Fund Cabaret" was held on August 27 at the Gallagher Centre

- Yorkton Group Beauty for Ashes sang at a concert to benefit flood victims at the Heritage Baptist Church on the last weekend of August.

- The implementation of Bike Lanes took place in August.

- City Council approved in October the installation of six historical markers in the downtown area.

- Re: The old mill property: The wood structure elevator and other buildings were demolished on Friday Oct. 29th, save for the brick mill.

- A Community Strategic Plan Conference was held at the Gallagher Centre on October 28-30.

- The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program opened an office in Yorkton in October to deal with the flood claims process.

- The Holy Trinity Anglican Church Women’s group held a Christmas Tea and Bazaar on Nov. 27.

- In December, the Paper Bag Players performed at the Painted Hand Casino The Long Weekend, a comedy by Norm Foster.

- In December, the Federal Government announced the Prairie Oat Growers Association were to receive $1.8 million to develop new oat breeding varieties.


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