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City of Yorkton News
June 2 to June 8, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Yorkton Public Library Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:  June 8, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on June 13, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Building a Deck?

Building a deck... Before you begin, contact the Building Services Department. All projects commencing without a permit will be charged double the regular building permit fee.

For more information go to Building Services or call 786-1710.




City of Yorkton
Sanitary Landfill

Cars     $2.00
Tons, Tons, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $5.00
One Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans $12.00
Two Tons, Three Tons, Tandem Trucks $24.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers
Contaminated Soil  $12.00/yd3
Small Carcasses  $24.00
Large Carcasses 
Recyclable Material -  Fee to be determined on site by City Representative Vehicles one ton and smaller are exempt
Construction and Demolition Wastes
 -will accept clean wood (unpainted & untreated) - entrance fee per above
 -will accept mixed waste (concrete completely removed)  $5.00/yd3
 -will accept mixed waste (including any concrete)
Out of City Garbage  $6.00/yd3
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 
Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.


No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises.



Garage Sale Signs 

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Aquatic Centre News

Aquatic Staff Inservice 

Tuesday, June 21st 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites 
Open to all staff, and any other individuals who may be
interested in lifeguarding and instructing. 
If you are not currently a staff member, but are interested in attending, please contact Michael at 786-1745.

SCUBA Lessons 

June 27th to July 3rd 
Class times are flexible.

Three Courses Available:  

Open Water Certification ($219) 
Advanced Open Water Certification ($169)
Rescue Diver ($179) 

Registrations are now being taken in the Aquatic Centre office.

Summer Swim Session

July 11th to 22nd 
Monday to Friday for two weeks. 
Classes in Aquatots to Aquaquest 4 are now open for registrations. 
Register through the mail or by visiting the Aquatic Centre office on the second floor of City Hall during office hours.

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




Notice to Dog Owners

Dog ownership has many benefits, but with ownership also comes responsibility. The City of Yorkton understands the joys pet ownership can bring, but must also ensure that the rights of all citizens are not infringed upon by irresponsible pet owners.

Please make every effort to observe the following bylaw requirement: 

  1. Clean up after your pet.
    If a dog defecates on any public or private property within the City of Yorkton other than the property of its owner, the owner of the animal shall cause the defecation to be removed immediately. Please carry a plastic bag at all times when you take your pet for a walk. 
    Any person owning a dog and occupying a property in the City of Yorkton shall remove any and all dog defecation from the said property on a daily basis and shall dispose of the defecation in a sanitary manner.

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Summer Hours 2005

May 2nd - June 30th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
10:30 am to 6:30 pm

10:30 am to 9:30 pm

Closed Saturday, Sundays and Stat Holidays

July 4 - September 16th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 9:30 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Holidays

(Notice: Hours subject to change without notice)




Bill Payment Options

Did You Know?...

You can pay your water bill and property taxes at the bank. No more line-ups, late appointments, or racing to beat business hours!!

  1. Register your 7-Digit Water Bill Account # and your 12-Digit Tax Bill Roll # with your Bank. 

  2. When you receive your bill, pay it over the phone, through the PC, or at an automated teller machine.




Congratulatory Certificates

Having a "Special Anniversary" or a "Milestone Birthday"?

The City of Yorkton would like to recognize citizens of Yorkton who are celebrating a "milestone birthday" or Golden Anniversary or better, by sending a letter and congratulatory certificate.

If you, or someone you know, will be celebrating such an occasion, please contact City Hall at 786-1705.




City of Yorkton Archives

The City of Yorkton Archives is looking for local stories, photographs, documents, letters, etc relating to the history of Yorkton and district. Examples: wartime, the Spanish Influenza, barbershop groups, harvest combine crews from Yorkton in the late 1940s working their way back from Texas, Oklahoma, the Dakotas, etc.

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