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City of Yorkton News
June 26 to July 2, 2003


 There are no public notices at this time.



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Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences 
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

The S-CAPE program starts July 2 and runs until August 15, 2003

Additional information can be found in Leisure Services' Programs




Bill Payment Options

Did You Know?...

You can pay your water bill and property taxes at the bank. No more line-ups, late appointments, or racing to beat business hours!!

  1. Register your 7-Digit Water Bill Account # and your 12-Digit Tax Bill Roll # with your Bank. 

  2. When you receive your bill, pay it over the phone, through the PC, or at an automated teller machine.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 14, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.



Books Available

The City of Yorkton has published several works for your enjoyment.
 More information can be found in Books Available.  




Parks Department News 

The Parks Department would like to commend the residents for their patience in dealing with the army worm problem over the last month. Infestation was not as great as previous years but the pest was still an issue. The worms are in the cocooning stage and will then develop into moths that will lay their eggs for next year.

The crow eradication program is ongoing and a few more control officers have been added to the program. Residents need to appreciate that this program is ongoing and it will take several years to have the crow numbers where they are not creating problems. If you had placed a crow complaint, the officers will be around and will try to remove the crow. Again your patience is appreciated.

Mosquito control is also ongoing with crews monitoring water areas throughout the City and beyond. With the dry weather conditions there is not a lot of standing water, so there are virtually no new mosquitoes hatching. Crews are monitoring a perimeter of about five kilometers around the City of Yorkton, but are concentrating on ditches. Residents are asked to continue their efforts in monitoring standing water in and around their yards.

Residents are to be commended for their efforts in alerting our department on issues or problems throughout the City of Yorkton. If there are tree problems, safety issues within playgrounds or vandalism, we would like to hear from you and we have. We rely on your input to make our City a better place to live.




Aquatic Centre News

Summer holidays are a great time to learn to swim at the Parkland Aquatic Center. The next session of lessons is starting on July 7th. Sessions are offered both in the morning and the evening, whichever works for you!

Starting July 1st, we have scheduled extra public swimming times. There is leisure swimming from 2:00 - 4:00 each weekday afternoon, and every evening from 7:30 -9:00 pm. Come out and enjoy the pool, whether in lessons or public swimming!!

Call 786-1744 for more information on these or other programs.




Garage Sale Signs 

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre 

Birthday Parties
Please call 786-1777 for 
rates and bookings.
Walking/Jogging Track 
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday 
except Wednesday - open until 10:00 p.m. 
CLOSED weekends 
$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15