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City of Yorkton News
May 19 to May 25, 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 May 30, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




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.



Business License Fees

Pursuant to the adoption of Business License Bylaw 24/2003 new fees for Business Licenses have been adopted.

A Business License shall not be issued nor considered valid without payment of fees as prescribed in Table 15.1.

Table 15.1

Type of License Application fee1 Document Processing Fee2 Annual Renewal Fee3 Pro-Rated Fee4  After September 1
Resident $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 N/A
Non Resident  $50.00 $25.00 $200.00 $100.00
Home Based Business $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 N/A
Home Occupation $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 N/A
Trade Shows $10.00per table for events four days or less
$20.00 per table for events five days or more
Transient Traders $200.00 for each two week period or portion thereof.
Direct Sellers As per Resident and Non Resident schedule.
Direct Sales Contractors As per Resident and Non Resident schedule.
Fish Pedlars As per Resident and Non Resident schedule.
Notes to Table 15.1
  1. Applied one time only at time application is received.
  2. Applies to: 
    each third party document required for consideration prior to issuance of license; any change of information; and license renewals if for any reason the license was canceled at any time by the license holder.
  3. Applied at time of application and each year during continued operation of the business.
  4. Applied as the Annual Renewal fee for all applications received after September 1, in application year only.

Application for license may be made at City Hall




Are you Changing Your Windows?

When replacing windows in a dwelling unit, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the new window complies with the current standards as set out in the National Building Code.
For more information call 786-1710.




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.




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.




Aquatic Centre News

Aquacize at the Comfort Inn 

9:00 -10:00 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays
$4 per visit, work-outs focus on cardiovascular development Swimmers do not have to get their hair wet!

Aquatic Staff Inservice 

Tuesday, May 31st 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites
Open to all people interested in lifeguarding and instructing.
Contact Michael at 786-1745 if you are interested in attending.

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




Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Birthday Parties
Please call 786-1777 for
rates and bookings.

Kinsmen Walking Track 
Summer Hours (May & June):
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

Summer Hours (July & August):
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15




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)




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: