City of Yorkton News
June 24 to June 30, 2004


 Notice of Meeting




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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date:  June 29, 2004 
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge



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.



Tender For Janitorial Services 

Sealed tenders will be received for the provision of Janitorial Services as noted below:

Location:   Parks Shop - 263 Myrtle Avenue
Details:  2 hours per day ( Monday to Friday) - cleaning to be done prior to 7:00 am or after 5:00 pm - duties include cleaning of offices, washrooms, coffee area - other cleaning for facility negotiated extra
Contract Period:  July 5, 2004 to October 1, 2004 (re-negotiate contract on October 4, 2004 for winter months)
Closing Date:  3:00 p.m. June 29th, 2004
Tender can be dropped off to:
  • Facilities Supervisor
  • City of Yorkton Leisure Services
  • 2nd floor at City Hall
  • 37 - 3rd Avenue North
  • Yorkton, SK
Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 
  • Mike Thorley 
  • Phone: 786-1763 
  • Fax: 786-6880 
  • E-mail:
The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.



Final Public Open House 
on Transportation Study

Wardrop Engineering has been hired by the City of Yorkton to update the 1987 Yorkton Transportation Study, which has served to guide the development of Yorkton's transportation infrastructure for the past 16 years. A final "draft" of the Study has been completed and will provide the City with a framework to plan necessary improvements to the City's transportation infrastructure to a population of 25,000. In addition to providing a detailed analysis of traffic volumes and patterns, the Study addresses future roadways and intersections, pedestrian traffic, parking, city transit, and other transportation related issues.

The City of Yorkton will be hosting a Final Public Open House to provide the public an opportunity to review the plan before it is finalized. Citizens are encouraged to attend to review and comment on the findings of Wardrop Engineering.

The Open House is scheduled as follows: 

June 29, 2004 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery 
49 Smith Street East 
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
Refreshments to be provided




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!




Job Opportunity

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 Wednesday June 30th, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

Please visit Employment for more information.





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


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