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City of Yorkton News
November 17 to November 23, 2005


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Public Notice
Sale of Land

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 101 of The Cities Act, and in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2003 hereby gives public notice of its intention to sell the following properties for less than market value:

To Sell: Lot 13, Block 7, Registered Plan No. 99Y06931 known civically as 3 Kelsey Bay to be used for commercial development.

The sale of this property will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, November 28, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or calling 786-1717.




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 28, 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.




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.




Gallagher Water Park 
Leisure Swim Cancelled

Gallagher Water Park Leisure Swim Cancelled One day only: Sunday, November 20th 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.




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.




Yorkton Public Library
Cookbook and Event

Yorkton Public Library 

We Booked the Cooks! Culinary Creations of the YPL People
Available now at the Yorkton Public Library for only $10.00
A Limited Edition Treasure
Just Right for Your Christmas Gift List

"A Taste of History"!
Monday November 21
7:00 p.m.
at the library.
The YPL people offer tasty recipe samples,
autographed cookbooks, special draws
a viewing of rare photos of the YPL through its century
of many changes,
presented by Gene Denischuk.
Everyone is welcome - Free Admission. 

For more information contact 783-3523




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 
or e-mail: