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City of Yorkton News
July 21 to July 27, 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 August 8, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




The City of Yorkton Invites
Applications for City Manager

Yorkton offers a wonderful lifestyle in the parkland area of Saskatchewan and with the retirement of its City Manager, our progressive community is now looking for a qualified candidate. 
The City of Yorkton is a dynamic prairie city approaching 20,000 people. It is located on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway No. 16, serving the third largest trading area in Saskatchewan. 
Reporting to Mayor and Council the City Manager will provide vision and leadership for administering, planning, directing and controlling all municipal operations. The City Manager will act as key advisor and liaison to Council. 
The City Manager will lead and inspire a positive workforce that takes pride in its responsiveness and service excellence. 
The preferred candidate will have solid leadership experiences, including academic credentials reflecting the executive nature of the position. The candidate will be knowledgeable of municipal and managerial best practices. The leadership approach the city is looking for is proactive, collaborative, regional and inspiring. 
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
 If you are interested in continuing to build the City of Yorkton and you meet the qualifications, please submit resume by August 12, 2005 in confidence to:

Mayor Phil De Vos                       Phone: (306) 786-1701 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3 
ATTENTION: City Manager Position

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Notice to Bidders

Notice to Bidders
City of Yorkton 

CPR Park/Livingstone St. Extension and Roundabout Installation 
Gladstone Ave. and Bradbrooke Dr.


Sealed Tenders will be received at the office of the undersigned, until 2:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 and will be opened in public immediately thereafter.

The Work comprises of municipal roadway and infrastructure construction including : 

  • Interlocking paving stone
  • Stamped concrete
  • Curb, gutter and medians
  • Asphalt milling and paving

Copies of the Bid Documents can be obtained from the offices of UMA Engineering Ltd., 200 - 2275 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2V5 Phone: (306)789-9900 upon receipt of a $100.00 refundable deposit by cheque, made payable to UMA Engineering Ltd. Deposits will be refunded if the Bid Documents are returned in good condition within (7) days of Closing Bids.

Bids must be accompanied by Bid Security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Bid Price, payable to City of Yorkton. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Tenders will be opened at the office of the undersigned: 
Mr. Jeffrey Humble, 
Director of Engineering and Planning 
City of Yorkton 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3

Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to: UMA Engineering Ltd.; 200 - 2275 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2V5 Phone: (306)789-9900 Fax:(306) 789-7422 Attention: Aaron Polley




Yorkton In Bloom 2005

For the past nine 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 2005 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

Please note that the Yorkton Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission and the Yorkton & District Horticultural Society have designated the marigold and any yellow, gold or orange flowers as Yorkton's Centennial flowers for 2005. Participants are encouraged to plant these flowers as part of this year's competition.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 22, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. Judging will take place from July 25 - 27, 2005

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party on August 3, 2005

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750




Yorkton Public Library
Summer Storytime


10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
July 13 - August 17, 2005

Ages - 3 years and up 
(younger children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver)

Location: Rotary Multi-Purpose Room at the Yorkton Public Library

Pre-registration is suggested. 
Everyone is welcome! 
Program is free of charge.

For more information or to register please call 783-3523 during library hours.




Residential Fire
Safety Survey

Fires are likely to start in many places in the home including the kitchen, living room, bedroom and storage areas such as the attic, basement, workroom or storeroom. Causes of fire include overheated or overloaded electrical wiring, cigarette ashes, sparks from the fire place, unattended outdoor fires and barbeques, appliances in poor repair and unattended cooking in the kitchen.

One of the best ways to prevent fire in the home is to do a home survey specifically looking for the fire hazards or preparing for emergency measures in case of a fire.

A fire crew will come by your home and provide you with a fire safety survey that includes checking your smoke alarms and batteries, identifying kitchen and cooking hazards, fireplace, bedroom, electrical, garage and storage safety, general household fire safety and fire escape planning and to identify common slip, trip and fall hazards in the home.

The Yorkton Fire Department is now offering a Residential Fire Safety Survey for homeowners FREE. On-duty Firefighters will be visiting neighborhoods Monday to Thursday between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each week. Residents may also call 786-1795 to make an appointment.

Residential fire safety relies on education. Until we take education seriously, we will continue to have unnecessary fire losses. Call today.





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

July 4 - August 19, 2005

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

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

Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $40.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Andrea, Jana, Nicole or Stefanie at: 




City of Yorkton
Party in the Park Summer 2005 

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 27    Weinmaster Park 

August 3

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!




City of Yorkton Archives

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is seeking photos, letters, and other documents relating to the history of Yorkton proper, and the immediate surrounding area. Examples: photos of railway history, arrival of groups of immigrants, the radar base, York Lake, sports groups, Ukrainian dancing, Bobby Burns events, Barber Shop concerts, stage performances, children and youth at play, the rain, hail and wind storm of Monday, August 27, 1978, etc.

Write to: 
Box 400, City of Yorkton, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 
or Phone 786-1792 
or e-mail: