City of Yorkton News
December 26 to January 1, 2003




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Happy Holidays

I want to thank each of you for your input into our community over the past year. Christmas is that time of year when we try to take time out to be with family and friends and to give to those in need. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that feeling year round?

Together we can make our City and our world a better place, and it starts right here at home.

On behalf of the hard-working men and women of the City of Yorkton, and members of city council and myself:

Have a Merry Christmas And a very Safe
and Happy New Year!

Mayor Phil DeVos, Council and
All Employees of the City of Yorkton


City Hall Closure

Please be advised that City Hall will be CLOSED on Friday, December 27th.  City Hall will be open for business as usual on Monday, December 30th.


Next Council Meeting

The first council meeting of 2003 with be held  on January 13th at 7:00p.m


Christmas Holiday Public Skating and Shinny Times KINSMEN ARENA

Public Skating Times
Saturday, December 21st 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 28th 7:45pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, December 29th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Monday, December 30th 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Friday, December 27th 3:15pm – 4:30pm
Sunday, December 29th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 31st 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, January 2nd 2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Kinsmen Arena will be closed the following dates throughout the Christmas holidays:
December 20
December 23
December 24
December 25
December 26
December 31 – evening
January 1 – day time  


Transit Fees Effective January 1, 2003


$30.00/monthly pass
cash fare $1.50
book of 20 tickets $1.25 each

Students (under 16)

$20.00/monthly pass
cash fare $1.00
book of 20 tickets $0.75 each

Children under 5 



2002 Family Fun Festival

Hosted by: City of Yorkton Leisure Services Parkland Agriplex
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 from 2:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Schedule of Events: Time Event Location
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sleigh Rides Front Entrance
2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Face Painting & Games Lobby
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Preschool skate Arena
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Public Skating Arena
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Swimming Aquatic Centre
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Public Skating Arena
8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Family Dance Convention Centre
Location: Parkland Agriplex
Other Events and Details: Free pop and popcorn will be handed out at the family dance, as well as free coffee for adults The event will feature something for everyone and is open to all ages and families Door prizes for the Family Dance sponsored by local businesses


The swimming, sleigh rides, face painting, and public skating are
free of charge
There will be a silver collection at the door of the family dance.

“To offer families a physically active community event they can participate in together during the holiday season”

For more information call Darren Spelay at Leisure Services, 786-1750


Aquatic Centre News

Join the Aquatic Centre in welcoming the new year. At Public swimming January 1st, from 2-4 pm, bring in the new year with a splash!!

There will be games, fun activities, and all sorts of other great things! Come on out for an awesome time!

Hope you have a safe and joyous holiday season!

Phone 786-1744 for more information on Aquatic Centre events!


Ladies Basketball

This program is for adult ladies of any age to participate in fun, recreational basketball. It is an informal drop-in program that runs Sunday nights from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre. The program starts January 12th and runs until May 25th, 2003 with plans to start-up again in September 2003.

There is a drop-in cost of $2 per night or a session fee of $30.

Please call Amber Harvey at the Gloria Hayden Centre at 786-1777 for more information.


Cemetery Fees Effective January 1, 2003

Price of Plots FEES
Graves - Per Plot $437.00
Infant Community Grave $218.50
Opening and Closing
Adult Interment $437.00
Burial of Ashes – Summer (April 16 - Oct 14) $126.50
Burial of Ashes – Winter (Oct 15 – April 15) $161.00
Late Fee $115.00
Child's Grave (10 years and under) N/C
Overtime Charges   
Saturday Funerals (Regular & Cremation) $201.25
Sunday & Statutory Holidays (Regular & Cremation) $546.26
Removal of Remains From one Grave to Another $900.00
From Yorkton City Cemetery $600.00
Cremains $200.00
Monument Permits $ 80.50
Vault Handling Fee
Fibreglass Vault $ 53.50
Steel Vault $107.00
Concrete Vault $160.50
G.S.T. included in all fees


Sanitary Landfill Fees Effective
January 1, 2003

Cars $ 2.00
Ό and ½ Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 5.00
1 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans $12.00
2 and 3 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks $24.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers $35.00
Petroleum Contaminated Soil $12.00/cu. yd.
Carcasses  - Small $24.00
                 - Large $44.00
Out-of-City Garbage $ 5.00/cu. yd.
Opening and Covering Fees (minimum) 1 Ton Truck $ 60.00
Single Axle Dump Truck $120.00
Tandem Axle Dump Truck $220.00
Plus in addition to the above fees – Standard Asbestos Bag $ 7.00/bag

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