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September 15 to September 21, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Good Spirit REDA Board 
The next meeting of the Good Spirit REDA Board will be held on:

Date:  September 22, 2005
Time: 4:00 p.m..
Location: REDA Office - 23d Smith St. W 

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

Date:  September 20, 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:  September 20, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m..
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 26, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunities
Full Time Instructors/Lifeguards

Two Full Time Instructor/Lifeguards: Primary responsibilities include the delivery of program and supervision of patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Instruction of learn to swim and special event programs 
  • Lifeguard supervision of wave pool facility 
  • Some shifts will require lead hand duties


  • Lifesaving Instructor 
  • National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid 
  • Program delivery experience 
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance and a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan driver's license

$917.60 - $991.20 biweekly

Hours of Work:      Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved. 

Interested applicants may forward their resume, including three references and telephone number no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 30th 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.




Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)

If you had Uninsured Property Damage due to the Flash Flood that occurred on June 17, 2005 in the City of Yorkton you may be eligible for assistance under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program.

You may pick up the Claim Form and information package from the Department of Planning and Engineering on the Second Floor of City Hall located at 37 Third Avenue North. These forms are then to be returned to City Hall for submission to the Provincial Government. For further information, please call 786-1730.

Please note deadline for submission to PDAP is December 17, 2005.




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), will commence construction on the Bradbrooke Drive / Gladstone Avenue intersection on Thursday, September 1st, 2005. This project is expected to be completed in 3-4 weeks. 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.




Gallagher Centre Water Park 
Opening Day September 15, 2005

Free Leisure Swims
Tickets available for the following times:
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Pick up your ticket today at:
City Hall
Gallagher Centre
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hometown Sports

Features Include:
  • Zero Depth Entry
  • Two Story Waterslide
  • Wave Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Birthday Party Room
For the information contact the
 Water Park at 786-1744



Retirement Party

The City Manager, Wayne Jensen will be retiring in October of 2005. The Council of the City of Yorkton is inviting those who wish to attend a retirement party 
to be held at the Convention Centre on September 24, 2005.

Please advise Mayor Phil De Vos or Gloria at 786-1701 or 786-1705 
by September 16, 2005. Cost is $20.00 per person.




GHCC Hours of Operation

Starting Monday September 19th, 2005

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




Landfill Hours

The fall landfill hours are as follows:


Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Please enter no later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.




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: