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City of Yorkton News
July 8 to July 14, 2004

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 12, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: Effective Monday, April 19, 2004 up to and including the August 9, 2004 meeting, Yorkton City Council Meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.




Smoke Free Yorkton 

Yorkton is Going Smoke Free!

  • July 1, 2004 all Public Places and Work Places in Yorkton are to be smoke free.
  • Support our local businesses as they make the transition to a Smoke-Free environment. 
  • A healthier community is better for everyone. 
    • Information packages have been sent out to the Food and Beverage businesses, if you require more information, please visit Smoke Free Yorkton or call 786-1708.

Highlights of Smoking Bylaw 38/2003

  • 100% Smoke Free Public Places 
  • 100% Smoke Free Work Places 
  • No designated smoking rooms for customers or employees. 
  • Outdoor patios allowed as per requirements of the bylaw .
  • Signage is to be in place and all ashtrays removed.



Proposals Invited: Community Grant Writer

City of Yorkton Proposals are Invited for a Community Grant Writer

The City of Yorkton invites proposals for a Community Grant Writer to assist in a proactive approach to endeavor to obtain new funding opportunities for various non-profit organizations in the City of Yorkton.

Please submit your proposal no later than July 23, 2004 complete with three references.

Additional Information is Available in Employment.




Job Opportunity:
Casual Arena Labourer

City of Yorkton 
Leisure Services 

is seeking applications for a 

This Seasonal position will involve, but not be limited to, the general operation and maintenance of the Kinsmen Arena. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Customer Service functions 
  • Monitoring facility operation systems and reporting situations requiring attention.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment. 
  • Performing basic caretaking functions. 
  • Maintaining ice at the Kinsmen Arena.

Deadline for Applications will be Tuesday July 20, 2004.

Please visit Employment for more information.




Heritage Property Highlight:
Yorkton Court House

The Yorkton Court House was erected 1919-1920 and is located at 29 Darlington Street. It was designated as a Provincial Heritage Property on February 15, 1988 and was featured on a $1 Canadian stamp issued in February, 1994.





Yorkton in Bloom 2004

For the past eight years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition. This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city. This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards. 

Categories for the 2004 Local Grounds Competition are as follows 
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 
Best Senior Housing Complex 
Best Industrial Grounds 
Best Institutional Grounds 
Best Commercial Grounds 
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds 
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award. 
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories 

Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 

Deadline for entries is Friday July 23, 2004 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 26 - 28, 2004
To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750 





Party in the Park 2004

The Annual Park Parties are outdoor celebrations to promote the vast benefits of park spaces in the City of Yorkton. These parties are family events that also showcase some great local talent. This year's parties will take place on the following dates:

July 28  Weinmaster Park
August 4 Silver Heights Park
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each evening

We are currently looking for entertainers for these events. If you have a talent you would like to showcase or would like more information, call 786-1752. Come out, bring your lawn chair, buy a hot dog and enjoy the concert!





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

July 5 - August 13, 2004

Ages 6 - 8 
Tuesday to Friday 
9:00am to NOON

Ages 9 - 11 
Monday to Thursday 
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Columbia School & Gloria Hayden Community Centre

$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $30.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Andrea, Garrett, Cassia and Rae at 
786-1707 or 786-1750




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 Zoning Bylaw #9/96 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.

For more information please call the Bylaw Control Department at 786-1725.