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City of Yorkton News
December 1 to December 7, 2005


There are no Public Notices at this time.



Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on December 12, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Call for Representation 
City of Yorkton Commissions of Council - 2006

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2006. Appointments will be made in January to the following:
Development Appeals Board Economic Development Commission
Stimulate Economic Development activities in the City and area, and participate in Good Spirit REDA.
Leisure Services Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Advisory and Deer Park Advisory)
Advise City Council on all matters pertaining to leisure services and required community services.
Municipal Planning Commission (includes Public Transit and Airport Services)
Investigate and study land use, population, transportation and any matter that affects the development of the municipality.
Yorkton Local Library Board and Parkland Regional Library Board
Participate in planning and programs relating to the Library.
Yorkton Housing Corporation
Develop, maintain and operate self-contained housing units for the accommodation of low-income seniors on a not for profit basis.
Protective Services Commission 
Advise City Council on matters regarding safety and protection of people and property in the municipality. 

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 19th, 2005 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3. The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying. If you require any information, please call the Mayor's office at 786-1701.

City of Yorkton




Job Opportunity
Concession Clerks (Part-Time)

We are currently seeking energetic Part-time Concession Clerks for our busy winter season at the Kinsmen Arena Concession.

For more details, please refer to the City of Yorkton Employment Opportunities.

Interested applicants may forward their resume, including three references by Friday, December 2, 2005 to:

Director of Human Resources 
Box 400 - 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3
 Fax: (306) 786-6880 




Request for Auxiliary Fire Fighter 

The City of Yorkton Fire Department 
invites applications for the position of 
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department is recruiting Auxiliary Fire Fighters. Operating as a composite department, Auxiliary Fire Fighters provide support services. If you are interested in a new challenge and in expanding your learning, these positions provide for an energizing team building opportunity.

Auxiliary Fire Fighters assist in response mitigation and return to service of Fire Department apparatus and facility; respond to emergencies involving fires, dangerous goods and rescue work, and perform other duties as assigned. Personal and public safety is of paramount importance therefore regular training is provided.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, in good physical and mental health and must successfully complete a physical fitness test. RCMP security clearance and a valid operators licence is also required.

Preference will be given to those possessing current C.P.R., First Aid, N.F.P.A. or related training / certification.

These are paid on call positions with weekly training provided at the Fire Hall. If you have any questions about being an Auxiliary Firefighter or have questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact Deputy Chief Young between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 786-1797.

If you have a passion for working in high charged environments, please submit a detailed resume to: 

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Christmas Break Kids Convention

An opportunity for children to participate in recreational activities over the Christmas break. A variety of sports, games and crafts with a seasonal theme.

December 27 - 30, 2005 Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm (lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
$50.00/participant for the week Only 25 registrations will be taken

To register call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.




Free Public Skating
Kinsmen Arena

Public Skating: 
Monday Nights 
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs FREE of CHARGE.




Public Skating 
Farrell Agencies Arena

Public Skating has been cancelled at the Farrell Agencies Arena until Sunday, December 4th due to the Harvest Showdown and Painted Hand Curling Classic.




Walking Track Flexi-Hall
Gallagher Centre


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Walking on the track is FREE for everyone until the New year!!




Gallagher Centre Water Park

The new brochure is out for the next set of swimming lessons 
and winter/spring courses!

Registrations will start December 1st.

Stop by the Gallagher Centre kiosk or check 
Gallagher Centre Water Park
to see the new programs.




Bid Yorkton

Is your organization trying to plan or bid on a special event in Yorkton? 
Don't know where to start?

The City of Yorkton and Tourism Yorkton have designed a package that will include all the information you need to plan or bid on an event, big or small. The package includes information on:

  • Accommodations 
  • Convention Facilities
  • Catering Services 
  • Area Attractions 
  • Transportation Distances

The Bid Yorkton Package will come with standard information and can be tailored to fit your specific needs.

The Bid Yorkton Package is available to all groups, clubs and organizations planning to host an event in the City of Yorkton.

For more information contact Tourism Yorkton at 783-8707.