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City of Yorkton News
February 24 to March 2, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 4/2005

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider Proposed Bylaw No. 1/2005 to amend Zoning Bylaw No.14/2003 on the following Section:

Lots 1-9, Block 6, Registered Plan No. 00Y10405, known civically as 1, 7, 15, 21, 27, 33, 39, 45, 51 Whitesand Drive, shall be rezoned from R2 - Low Density Residential to R1 General Residential as outlined in bold on the map below:

The proposed zoning amendment will promote more compatible residential development comprised of single-family detached homes.

The proposed zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Junior Planner, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday March 18th, 2005.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, March 21st, 2005 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Jillian Savage 
Junior Planner 
Phone: (306) 786-1724 




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission will be held on:

Date:  March 3, 2005
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall

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

Date:  March 2, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 7, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunities:
Summer Programmers

4 - Full Time Summer Culture, Recreation and Sport Programmer Positions

The programmers will be responsible for development of the Summer Programs within the City of Yorkton. You will be responsible for planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the Summer Program for children and youth 6 -11 years of age.


  • Preference will be given to those with Recreation/Leisure training and/or related experience; 
  • Program delivery knowledge or experience; 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver's license and own transportation;
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Valid CPR and First Aid preferred; 
  • Knowledge of computers would be an asset.

Applicants are to submit their resume and cover letter stating qualifications, experience and three references including phone numbers to the undersigned no later than Friday, April 1, 2005.

For more information please visit Employment.




Recyclable Items
for Recycling Bins

Recyclable items for Recycling Bins Paper and cardboard are acceptable, as well as household plastic (i.e. Milk jugs and margarine containers), tin cans (vegetable, soup cans, etc. - labels do not need to be removed). All juice boxes and cartons. These items should be rinsed out so that no food particles remain.

You may place pop cans and plastic bottles in the bins if you wish, the money obtained from the pop cans and plastic pop bottles would then go back into community programs operated by Sask. Abilities Council. If you wish to receive the deposit money for the pop cans and plastic bottles you would then have to take these items to the recycling centre yourself.

The Kinsmen Recycling Centre has requested that all items for recycling are bagged separately, i.e. milk containers in one bag, tin cans in another bag, etc.

Please do not place glass in these bins due to breakage. Styrofoam products are not allowed.

Publicly Funded Recycling Bins in Yorkton

Gloria Hayden Centre 
St. Al's School 
St. Paul's School 
Sacred Heart School 
Columbia School 
St. Mary's School 
Dr. Brass School
West Broadway Mall 
Loaf n' Jug 
Coop Food Centre 
K of C Park 
Imperial Plaza  




Aquatic Centre News

Exercise in the water at the Comfort Inn -- Drop in fee is $4 per visit. 
9:00 - 10:00 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
1:00 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday 
8:00 - 9:00 pm Monday, Thursday 
No swimming ability is required. Focus is on cardiovascular work out.

Call the Aquatic Office at 786-1744 if you require additional information.




Building Permits

Please note, that pursuant to City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 28/2002, all persons in the City of Yorkton intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, demolish, relocate, remove, or change occupancy of any building within the City of Yorkton are required to apply to the Building Services Office of the City of Yorkton and pay such fee as is described in Bylaw 28/2002.

Value of Construction Permit Fee
First $100,000.00 $5.00/$1,000.00
Balance Over $100,000.00 $4.00/$1,000.00
Demolition Or Removal Permits $25.00
Minimum Permit Fee $25.00
For Work Commenced Prior to Issuance of Permit  2 x Calculated Permit Fee

For additional information phone 786-1722.




City of Yorkton Archive

The City of Yorkton Archive is always looking for donations of original photos, documents, family histories, small artifacts, club records, etc. for the permanent collection.

We are also writing a history book for 2005, and could use the following items for possible insertion in the book and for the archival collection: photos of Ukrainian dancers of Yorkton past and present, Scottish dancers, German Club events, Barbershop/ Sweet Adeline groups, Radar Base and events there, etc.

Write to: Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton, Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3. Phone and leave a message at 306-782-1792, or e-mail to:




Celebrate Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan will be celebrating its 
100th Birthday in 2005. 
The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission 
has several items for sale with our
Centennial logo:

Lapel Pins $2.00
Historical Note Cards $5.00
Canvas Shopping Bags $5.00
Baby Bibs $5.00
License Plates $5.00
T-Shirts $15.00
Golf Shirts $30.00

GST Included

To purchase please visit 
Leisure Services at City Hall or call 786-1750.