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City of Yorkton News
January 13 to January 19, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  January 25, 2005
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 24, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Sewer and Water Foreman

Public Works and Engineering Sewer and Water Foreman

The City of Yorkton is seeking a Sewer and Water Foreman for its Public Works Department. This position will work under the direction of the Public Works Manager in conjunction with other Supervisors, Foreman and Management.

  • Advises the Public Works Manager of capital and operating budget programs and budget control. 
  • Responsible for advising of summer and permanent manpower requirements. 
  • Supervises the Water and Sewer construction and maintenance programs. 
  • Maintains necessary manpower and equipment to provide installation and repair of sewer mains, water mains, hydrants, valves and all appurtenances within the City limits. 
  • Maintains sewer infrastructure through an on-going sewer main flushing and camera program and investigates and repairs re-occurring problem areas. 
  • Responsible for supervising, hiring, performing disciplinary action, including documentation and follow-up, and performance feedback and development of in-scope employees. 
  • Ensures effective utilization of personnel and equipment through planning and coordination with the Department and other Administration. 
  • Ensures time sheets, work orders and reports are completed accurately and properly. 
  • Must comply with and ensure all staff have a good understanding and adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and follow all Occupational Health and Safety Policies as established by the City.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by Friday, January 28, 2005.

For more information on this position please visit Employment.




February Break Kids Convention

February 14 - 18, 2005 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
(lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12 
Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts 
Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant 
Pre-registration ONLY 
Maximum 25 children

For more information or to register call 786-1777.




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, 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:




Squash Clinic

Saturday, January 22, 2005 
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1 hour sessions)
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Racquet Courts

Space is limited and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. The clinic will be $10 per person; you are encouraged to sign up in pairs.

Instruction by: 
Bob Wyma - Level 2 Instructor 
Jaycee Harding - Ladies Provincial Champion

For more information or to register call 786-1777.




Snowmobile Regulations
Bylaw No. 8/2000


  1. No person shall drive or operate a snowmobile whether it is licensed or not on any of the following: street, lane, avenue, highway, boulevard, park or playground within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
  2. Operation of licensed snowmobiles shall be permitted in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2000 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the routes designated in Schedule "A" of this bylaw.

Any person who contravenes any provisions of this bylaw may face fines and/or the snowmobile will be seized and impounded for a period of up to thirty (30) days.

To report an infraction of this bylaw you can contact the Yorkton RCMP City Detachment or the Bylaw Enforcement Office. For more information pertaining to this bylaw contact the Bylaw Enforcement Office at 786-1725.

Bylaw Control




Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005

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.




Sno-Sho 2005


February 4th, 5th & 6th, 2005

Sno Sho is back!

The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission is bringing back the popular winter festival of the 1960's & 70's for the Centennial Year!

Winter carnival games, skating parties, snow sculpture competitions and many more activities are planned for this fun-filled weekend.

Watch for more details regarding the event in the coming weeks.

For more information call Darren Spelay at Leisure Services, 
786-1752 or e-mail




New Transit Fare Rates 
Effective January 1, 2005

Transit Bylaw No. 29/2002

Adults/Seniors  Students (under 16)
CASH  $ 1.75  $ 1.00
$30.00 $15.00 
(monthly - available at City Hall)
$35.00 $20.00

Children under 5 FREE (must be accompanied by Adult)




 Notice Regarding Snow Clearing

Notice Regarding Snow Clearing 
From City Streets, Lanes and Private Driveways

The City wishes to Advise Residents of the Following Operational Procedure:

  • While clearing snow from residential streets, equipment operators employ the use of the grader gate to prevent the snow leaving the plow from entering driveways.

  • At times some snow may overflow the grader gate, especially during heavy snowfall, therefore, a certain amount may remain in the driveway following street clearing. 

  • The City will not return to clear any overflow snow unless the driveway was completely missed. 

  • Also, the City employs the use of an angle plow to clear snow from the lanes. This plow is not equipped with a snow gate, therefore anyone abutting a City lane will receive the snow from that portion of the lane. The clearing of driveways off lanes shall be the resident's responsibility. 

  • During periods of heavy snowfall, the City would advise residents to utilize their driveways whenever possible to help eliminate the problem of clearing snow around vehicles parked on the street.

Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.

Public Works and Engineering Department




Aquatic Centre News

Swim Lesson Registrations: 
are still being taken for Aquaquest levels 1-4 that start on February 21.
Rescue Inservice: 
Tuesday, January 18th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Travelodge Swimming Pool. This free workshop is open to all pool staff and people interested in learning water rescue. It is especially good for people interested in applying for staff positions in the new Aquatic Leisure Centre.
Standard First Aid/CPR-C Courses:
Now taking registrations for a course on February 26th and 27th and one on March 9th and 10th. Cost is $100.

Register for the above through the mail 
or by dropping in at the Aquatic Office on the second floor of City Hall. 
Phone 786-1744 for more information.