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November 10 to November 16, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Protective Services Commission 
The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  November 15,  2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room A City Hall 

Leisure Services Commission 
The next meeting of the Leisure Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  November 15,  2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room B City Hall



Public Notice
Borrowing Bylaw

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to consider passage of Bylaw No. 28/2005, known as the Borrowing Bylaw, a bylaw to provide for the borrowing of $5,000,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of the multi-purpose family leisure centre, known as the Gallagher Centre, at the Council Meeting of Monday, November 14, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North.

For further information, please call the Director of Finance, Lonnie Kaal at 786-1721




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on November 14, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Residential Lots For Sale

The City of Yorkton is pleased to announce that 21 new lots on Aspen Place in the Riverside Grove Subdivision have been added to the Residential lot inventory.

For pricing or other information, please call 786-1710.




Request for Tender

Purchase of Tax Title Property - 1 Broadway Street West

Tender must be received by: 12:00 p.m. on 25 November, 2005 

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
Tender--1 Broadway Street West
Building Services Department
City of Yorkton 
PO Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
 S3N 2W3


1 Broadway Street West
Lot 32 Blk 1 Plan 99Y11400
Zone: C-1 City Centre Commercial
Land and building sold as is.
Viewing of the property will be done by appointment only by contacting the undersigned

  • Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing. 
  • Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

CONTACT PERSON: Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 
Cynthia Alcorn, A.Sc.T., 
Manager of Building Service
(306) 786-1710 
(306) 786-6880 

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.




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.




City of Yorkton
Vision & Mission

The City of Yorkton 
is a growing, dynamic, regional centre, 
where good things happen.

Working with our community, our committed and skilled 
Staff make Yorkton the friendliest, safest and most 
desirable city in which to live and grow.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 pm

We are open on all stat holidays from 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

For more information call the GHCC at 786-1777




Free Public Skating
Kinsmen Arena

Public Skating: 
Monday Nights 
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs FREE of CHARGE.




Public Skating 
Farrell Agencies Arena

Public Skating has been cancelled at the Farrell Agencies Arena until Sunday, December 4th due to the Harvest Showdown and Painted Hand Curling Classic.




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 786-1710.




City of Yorkton Archives

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is seeking photos, letters, and other documents relating to the history of Yorkton 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 
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