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City of Yorkton News
November 30 to December 6, 2006  

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




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:

155 Gladstone Avenue South
Lot 11 Blk 5 Plan 61Y05394

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for is to allow for the development of a Family Child Care Home at this location. A Family Child Care Home is the principal place of residence of a family child care provider and shall further mean a provincially licensed place where the care and supervision of not less than three and not more than twelve children, (including the children of the caretaker) who do not reside on the premises, is provided for less than 24 hours per day by a person or persons other than a parent or parents of said children, for compensation.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, December 11th, 2006 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. 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




Public Notice
Commissions of Council - 2007

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2007.  Appointments will be made early in January to the following: 

  • Development Appeals Board
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Leisure Services Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Advisory, Arts Sub-Commission, and Deer Park Advisory)
  • Municipal Planning Commission (includes Public Transit and Airport Services)
  • Yorkton Local Library Board and Parkland Regional Library Board
  • Yorkton Housing Corporation
  • Protective Services Commission

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 31st, 2006 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3.  The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying.  If you require any information, please call 786-1701.

City of Yorkton




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on December 11, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Arena Labourer 1

Gallagher Centre
Is accepting applications for an:
Arena Labourer 1

Please submit detailed resume along with three references to the undersigned no later than
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2006.

Director of Human Resources 
Box 400 - 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 786-6880 

For further information visit Employment or
call Sean Alcorn, Maintenance Manager at 786-1743.




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.




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




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.  




City Parking Lot - 1st Avenue

The city-owned parking lot on the west side of 1st Avenue, between Broadway and Smith Streets, is designated as a permit-only parking lot during week days from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This week, the City will be installing a sign indicating this status. Permits will be available for purchase at City Hall during regular business hours.



Gallagher Centre
Water Park Program Times


Leisure Swim

Monday through Thursday:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Family Swim

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


Pre-School (0-2years) 
Child (3-14 years) 
Youth (15-17 years) 
Adult (18+ years) 
Family (immediate) 
Aquacize Drop-in 

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





Public Skating 

Sunday Nights 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person or $5 per family

Public Skating
Sunday Nights  
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
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
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Drop-In Sports
at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre

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.




2007 Historical Calendar

Celebrating Yorkton’s 125 years of settlement.
Includes historic photos & anecdotes.

$10.00 including GST
Available at Frameworks on Broadway,
City Hall, Quick Print, & Tourism Yorkton