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City of Yorkton News
October 6 to October 12, 2005


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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 26/2005

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 26/2005 to authorize the closing of the following street:

Firstly: "All that portion of Second Avenue bounded on the North by the North Boundary of the NE Sec.35 -Twp.25- Rge.4-W.2nd Mer., and on the South by a line drawn from the Southwesterly corner of Lot 27, Block 7, to the Southeasterly corner of Block C, all shown on Reg'd Plan No. 7023."

Secondly: "All that portion of Broadway Street being a unnamed street, on Plan 7023 bounded on the North by the North Boundary of the NE Sec.35 -Twp.25- Rge.4-W.2nd Mer., on the East by the West boundary of Block C, Reg'd Plan No. 7023 and on the Southwesterly by the Northeast boundary of Parcel K, Reg'd Plan No. 67Y10100, all in the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan."

The area is more specifically shown by the shaded area on the map below.

The proposed Bylaw No. 26/2005 may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, 14 October 2005.

This road closure is required as part of the CPR Park expansion and Livingstone Street extension to Broadway Street, and to proceed with registering the Proposed Plan of Subdivision of Lot's 24, 25, 26, and 27, Block 7, Block C, Second Avenue and part of Livingstone Street and Broadway Street Reg'd Plan No. 7023 and of Block A, Reg'd Plan No. AH2765 NE.1/4 Section 35 -Twp.25 -Rge.4 - W.2nd Mer.

Any person wishing to make oral or written representations to City Council may do so at the meeting to be held on Monday, 17, October 2005 at 5:00 pm in City Hall Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this Bylaw is in session

Jeffrey Humble, PPS, MCIP 
Phone: 786-1727 
Director of Planning and Engineering 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on October 17, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Operator

Applications are invited for the position of Waterworks operator

Reporting to the Waterworks Foreman, the Waterworks Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and associated appurtenances. The operator performs skilled work to control treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water and wastewater and processing streams.

This work consists of rotational, non-standard hours, which consists of shift work, nights, evenings and weekends and includes stand-by and callouts.

The Waterworks Operator salary is based as per collective agreement with CUPE Local 342.

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Minimum of Grade 12 or Equivalency as determined by Saskatchewan Education with Trade and Secondary Education Equivalencies considered. 
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment field and boiler operation, with preference given for a combination of training and experience in an appropriate trade. 
  • Skill and knowledge related to millwright, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, carpentry and electricity. 
  • Possess or ability to obtain the appropriate Environmental Operator Certification. 
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labour. 
  • Demonstrate mechanical and computer aptitude. 
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate SCBA, Fireman's Boiler Certification, First Aid & CPR Certificates. 
  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by October 21, 2005 to:

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton - Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 306-786-6880 

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Job Opportunity
Facilities Labourer

(Full-Time and Part-Time)

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor, the Facilities Labourer performs various duties related to the general operation of the various Leisure Services operated facilities. The focus of this position will involve, but not be limited to, the general operation and maintenance of the Kinsmen Arena. This includes, but is not limited to the following:


  • Performing various preventative and reactive maintenance tasks on various facility operation systems. 
  • Monitoring facility operation systems and reporting situations requiring attention. 
  • Operating and maintaining equipment.
  • Requires the ability to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude while dealing with the users, general public and other staff. 
  • Performing basic caretaking functions. 
  • Maintaining ice at the Kinsmen Arena.


  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Be a self-motivated individual. 
  • Be available to work shift work.
  • Possess the ability to work with limited supervision. 
  • Possess the ability to understand and comply with safety policies & procedures. 
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license. 
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance 
  • Possession of a valid recognized first aid certificate is an asset. 
  • General handyman experience or experience working in the plumbing and carpentry trades would be an asset.
  • Experience working in an ice arena environment is an asset.

SALARY:     $935.20 - 1132.00 bi-weekly

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on October 14, 2005, their resume, including your reason for applying for this opportunity and the attributes you feel you possess to be successful in this position to: 

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton - Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 306-786-6880 




Gallagher Centre
Water Park Program Times


Leisure Swim

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Family Swim

Sunday: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
*Parents must accompany children!


Pre-School (0-2years)  FREE
Child (3-14 years)  $3.00
Youth (15-17 years)  $4.00
Adult (18+ years)  $6.00
Family (immediate)  $15.00 
Aquacize Drop-in  $6.00

Program times subject to change. 
For more information on Water Park Programs, 
please call 786-1740.





Water Park Fast Facts


  • The waves are run on a ten minutes on -- ten minutes off cycle. 
  • The waterslide is a fast one with a "V" shaped bottom. This is why parents cannot go down with their child as their speed and weight may break their child's legs. 
  • The steam and sauna are open for adult use whenever the pools are in use. 
  • The lap pool is kept cooler than the wave pool for people looking to work out.

Phone 786-1740 if you need more information about the Water Park!




Traffic Alert!
BradBrooke Drive / Gladstone Avenue

The City of Yorkton, under the 2005 Capital Works Program and in conjunction with the Canada Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program (CSIP), has ongoing construction on the Bradbrooke Drive / Gladstone Avenue intersection. This project is expected to be completed by mid-October. During construction, efforts will be made to keep the east-west legs of the intersection open, however residents are encouraged to use the alternate routes designated in the map below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning and Engineering at 786-1730.




Sanitary Landfill Winter Hours


Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.



Recovery of Unused Prearranged Burial Lots

The Leisure Services Department is seeking your assistance in locating the purchaser or next-of-kin for unused prearranged lots purchased prior to 1950 in the City of Yorkton Cemetery. If you are listed below, or are able to provide current contact information regarding these plots, please contact our office prior to October 31, 2005.




Purchase Date


Next of Kin

2 18 A  1931  Fred Manylyk
2 19 C 1929  Mrs. J. Hardy
2 24 D 1930   Mrs. L. Silzer Lorraine Silzer
2 33 A 1916  John McGowan
2 34 A & B 1922  James Osborne 
2 35 D 1920  Mrs. Patrick Walsh
2 36 D 1920  Thos. Fitzpatrick
2 37 B 1921  Alex Basaillion
2 37 D 1925  Mrs. D. Walsh
2 39 D 1938  Mrs. Gallagher
2 40 D 1923  L.J. Roll
2 41 D 1925   Andrew Dobko John Dobko
2 44 A 1935  E. Fehrenbach
2 55 A 1915  Frank Urbanoski
2 61 D 1918  S.J. Cahill
2 63 C & D 1942   Ralph Farrell
2 64 D 1922  Mike Farrell 
2 65 D 1949  Theodore Kushneryk

In accordance with section 52 of The Cemeteries Act 1999 , the City of Yorkton may apply to the provincial registrar for a declaration that the interment rights in a lot have been abandoned. The registrar may declare the interment rights to be abandoned if the registrar is satisfied that:

•  The lot has not been used for interment purposes

•  The City has not heard from the buyer or the buyers personal representative, for 20 years

•  Reasonable efforts have been made to locate the buyer or the buyers personal representative have failed.

If you have any questions, or comments, please contact Malena Tutte, Project Coordinator at 786-1768, or drop by the Leisure Services Department at City Hall.