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City of Yorkton News
January 1 to January 7, 2004


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  January 7, 2004 
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall

Please note that the meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 20, 2004
Time: 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall

Please note that the meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 20, 2004 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Good Spirit REDA Boardroom 
23D Smith Street West



Next Council Meeting

Happy New Year!

The next council meeting will be held on January 5, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.




Attention: Dog Owners
Re: 2004 Dog Licenses

Vaccinations and Licenses: 

Dogs in the City of Yorkton are required to have up-to-date vaccinations and licenses each year.

Pursuant to Section 3(1) of the City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 3/2003, it is mandatory for any person who keeps, possesses, harbors or has charge of or control over any dog to obtain a license before January 31st in each calendar year and place it's tag on the dog's collar.

Annual license fee rates are follows:
Male - $20.00 Female - $20.00 Spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Pups between the age of 0 and 12 months who have not yet been spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Dog Licenses may be purchased at the following locations:
Fire Hall Companion Animal Hospital

9 Smith St. East
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon 
                    and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m. 

308 Broadway St. West
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SPCA Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic
79 Seventh Ave. South
Monday - Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Highway #52
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Noah's Ark Pets and Supplies
383 Parkview Road
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

When applying for a license, the applicant must provide a certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon indicating that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies within two (2) years of the date of application for the license.

No owner shall permit a dog to be running at large in the City of Yorkton at any time. A dog shall be considered to be at large if it is off the premise of it's owner unless it is on a leash that is no longer than two (2) meters in length and/or it must be under proper control.

No owner of a dog shall permit a dog to be or become a nuisance by barking or howling to the annoyance or discomfort of any person. This is in effect 24 hours of the day.

All dog feces must be picked up immediately if your dog defecates on public property or on property other than the owner.

Leash Law
All dogs must be kept on a leash and/or under the proper control of their owner in the City of Yorkton. Dogs on any public property unaccompanied by any person, or accompanied but not under the complete control of a competent person, or being on private property without the permission of the owner or occupant of such property are considered to be running at large. The penalty for such an offence is $50.00; in addition, if impounded, the Pound Fee is $30.00 for licensed and unlicensed dogs for the first offence and $60.00 for subsequent offences.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Christmas Holiday Public Skating and Shinny Time
Kinsmen Arena 

Public Skating
Saturday, December 21st 
Saturday, December 28th 
Sunday, December 29th 
Monday, December 30th 
7:45pm - 9:00pm
7:45pm - 9:00pm
7:00pm - 8:30pm
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Friday, December 27th 
Sunday, December 29th 
Tuesday, December 31st 
Thursday, January 2nd 

3:15pm - 4:30pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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




Family Skating Schedule
Parkland Agriplex

Sunday December 21, 2003  
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday December 28, 2003 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday January 11, 2004  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday January 18, 2004  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday January 25, 2004 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


YOUTH/ADULT (14+)  $2.00
CHILDREN (6-13) $1.50



Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Walking/Jogging Track

The Kinsmen Walking Track at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre is a 140m rubberized indoor track that is convenient and removed from the elements for walkers and joggers. No bookings for the track are necessary and a variety of track passes are available. The hours of operation and costs are:

Open 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday 
Noon to 5 p.m. weekends 
 $1 per visit or monthly pass for $15

Starting December 3rd, 2003, the Kinsmen Walking Track will be closed on Wednesdays from 7:30pm - 8:30pm because the Yorkton Crusaders Track Club will be training.

This will remain in effect from December 3rd, 2003 to April 2004. The City of Yorkton apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.

Birthday Parties

The Gloria Hayden Community Centre takes bookings for birthday parties. The gymnasium can be booked for games and activities and tables and chairs can be set up in a separate area for birthday presents and cake. 

Please call the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777 for more information about birthday party bookings.




Artifacts Sought

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


Please Phone 786-1792 
Or Mail To: 
City of Yorkton Leisure Services 
Box 400 Yorkton, SK. 
S3N 2W3 
Attention: Heritage Researcher, Therese Lefebvre Prince.