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City of Yorkton News
November 9 to November 15, 2006  

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:

November 15, 2006

4:00 p.m.

Good Spirit REDA Boardroom, 23 Smith St. W.

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

November 14, 2006
7:00 a.m.
Meeting Room “A” - City Hall





Public Notice
Discretionary Use Application

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 74 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983, hereby gives notice of its intention to consider a Discretionary Use Application for:

582 Circlebrooke Drive
Lot 1 Blk 50 Plan 64Y00489 Discretionary Use - 582 Circlebrooke Drive

The property currently has a Four Unit Dwelling constructed in 1976 and under the provisions of the current Zoning Bylaw 14/2003, this is an existing non-conforming use. Approval of this Discretionary Use will bring this property into conformance with the Zoning Bylaw.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this application is in session.

Cynthia Alcorn, A.Sc.T.
Manager of Building Services




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on November 27, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Recreation Attendant

Is accepting applications for:
1 – 2 positions

We are seeking an energetic individual with good public relations skills to work 15-20 hours per week of casual/part time shifts, including evenings and weekends at this diverse recreational facility.

Please submit detailed resume stating experience and education along with three references to the undersigned no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2006.

Director of Human Resources
37 Third Avenue North
Box 400
Yorkton, Sask.
S3N 2W3

For further information visit Employment or call Darren Spelay, Community Program Co-ordinator at 786-1750.  




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.




Attention: New Business Owners

Have you started a new business or are you opening a new business in Yorkton and haven't purchased your business license yet?

From November 1st until December 31st of this year only, we will waive the  $50.00 application fee if you apply for your business license now.   Don't delay!

You can call 786-1709 for further information,
or visit the Building Services Dept., 2nd Floor, City Hall.  




Adult Spa Night

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park

An evening of rest and relaxation with a variety of local businesses participating.

Adults only Leisure Swim
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Regular pool admission applies.
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.




2007 Historical Calendar

For Sale

$10.00 (including tax)
Celebrating Yorkton's 125 years of settlement (1882-2007)

On sale at City Hall, Tourism Yorkton,
Frameworks on Broadway, and
Quick Print/Post Office (27 - 2nd Ave North).




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.