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City of Yorkton News
November 2 to November 8, 2006  

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Yorkton Public Library Board
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

November 8, 2006

7:00 p.m.

Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room

Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission
The next meeting of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission will be held on:

November 9, 2006
3:00 p.m.
Meeting Room “B” - City Hall

Note:  If anyone is interested in sitting on this Commission for the upcoming calendar year (2007), please attend this meeting or you may contact Cynthia Alcorn at 786-1724 for more information.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on November 6, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Blue Box Recycling Service

In early 2006, the City and Prairie Harvest Employment Program initiated a Blue Box Recycling Service for residents in the City of Yorkton.  Each week, Prairie Harvest picks up approximately 1,276 blue boxes containing recyclable items.  These same households have been supplied with a blue bag for separation of paper and cardboard items.  Prior to the Blue Box Program, all items collected would have likely been disposed of in the sanitary landfill.  The City encourages our residents to participate in this program and separate recyclable items from your household refuse.  Not only will it assist in extending the life of our landfill but further reduces waste in our environment by re-using these same materials.   Some of the items being collected are:

  • Glass
  • Tins
  • Paper & cardboard
  • Plastic milk containers

To receive your blue box and blue bag, and to sign up for this weekly service to your residence, please contact Prairie Harvest Employment at 786-1840.

Planning & Engineering




Provincial Disaster
Assistance Program (PDAP) 

If you had Uninsured Property Damage due to the Flash Flood that occurred on August 10th, 2006 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 on the main 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 786-1735 or 786-1730.

Please note deadline for submission to PDAP is November 15th, 2006.




Request for Tender
2007 Underbody Plow Truck

Name of Tender:
Tender must be received by: 2:00 on November 9th, 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
2007 Underbody Plow Truck
Department of Planning & Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
This tender is intended for Aftermarket suppliers capable of providing underbody plow attachments, electronic salt spreader and pre-wet attachments, controls, and U-style gravel boxes.  Interested parties will provide a heavy duty tandem truck chassis, complete with box, hoist, underbody plow and spreader attachment.  Truck suppliers will be contacted by eligible Aftermarket suppliers.

Specifications are available at: Public Works Department, 85 York Road East

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: 

John Oranchuk (Shop Foreman) or Trent Mandzuk (Director of Public Works)
Phone: 786-1760
Fax: 783-5933

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




Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Birthday Parties
Please call 786-1776 for
rates and bookings.

Kinsmen Walking Track
Winter Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

Stat Holidays
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15




2007 Dog Licenses

Vaccinations and Licenses: 

Dogs in the City of Yorkton are required to have up-to-date vaccinations and licenses each year.

Pursuant to Section 3(1) of the City of Yorkton Animal Control Bylaw, it is mandatory for any person who keeps, possesses, harbors or has charge of or control over any dog to obtain a license and place it's tag on the dog's collar. For previous license holders, you must obtain a new license for the upcoming year between October 1st and January 31st. For new dog owners, you must obtain a license as soon as you come into possession of the dog.

Annual license fee rates are follows:
Male - $20.00 Female - $20.00 Spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Pups between the age of 0 and 12 months who have not yet been spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Dog Licenses may be purchased at the following locations:
Fire Hall Companion Animal Hospital

9 Smith St. East
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon 
                    and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m. 

308 Broadway St. West
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

SPCA Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic
79 Seventh Ave. South
Monday - Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Highway #52
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noah's Ark Pets and Supplies Paw Prints Pet Styling
383 Parkview Road
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

204 Tupper Avenue
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

When applying for a license, the applicant must provide a certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon indicating that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies within two (2) years of the date of application for the license.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Innertube Water Polo 

Tuesday Nights 
May 2nd to June 27th 
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Gallagher Centre Water Park

Adults $6.00 
Youth $4.00

For more information call 786-1740.




Public Skating 

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights 
Starting Sunday, October 1, 2006 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person or $5 per family

Public Skating: 
Sunday Nights 
Starting October 15, 2006 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
Starting October 18, 2006 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs at Kinsmen Arena are FREE of CHARGE. 
For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.




Drop-In Sports

Drop-In Sports at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
starts October 16, 2006

Monday Nights 
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday Nights 
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cost is $3.00/person For more information call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.




City of Yorkton Archives

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is always seeking photographs, postcards, documents, family histories, old letters, calendars, maps and small artifacts related to the history of Yorkton and immediate area.

Call 786-1722 or write to: 

Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3