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City of Yorkton News
April 5 to April 11, 2007  

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date: April 11, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room



Public Notice
Special Council Meetings

Special Council Meetings
to discuss the
2007 Operating & Capital Budgets
will be held on:

April 9, 10 and 11, 2007
at 5:00 p.m. in
Council Chambers, City Hall





Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on April 16, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Foreman

Yorkton is seeking a key player for its Environmental Services Management Team.  If you are interested in a high quality of life and a low cost of living, then Yorkton will appeal to you.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a vibrant and progressive community of approximately 16,000 people serving as a hub to the beautiful Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the Water Works Foreman’s responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill. The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manage the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations.

The Water Works Foreman is responsible for hiring, training, performance and follow-up within a unionized environment. Must be able to meet the objectives and policies as set by the City.  The position is also given great latitude for creative and innovative opportunities.  The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A diploma in Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent.
  • Possess or be able to obtain Saskatchewan Environment Certification in: Wastewater Treatment Class 4, Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 3, Wastewater Collection Class 3.
  • Obtain Fireman’s Certification.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of; analytical lab equipment, procedures, quality control, computer spreadsheet and word processing programs, as well as, excellent verbal, written and supervisory skills.
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills.
  • Five years experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater.
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT.
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s 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 April 20, 2007 at which time the review of resumes will begin, however the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Sk.  S3N 2W3
Email:     Fax:  306-786-6880

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




Arena Ice Available for Rent
Kinsmen Arena -- Farrel Agencies Arena

April 2nd - 19th, 2007
Please call the Scheduling Office at 786-1777 or 786-1740
for rates, times and availability.




Pedestrian Signals


Please be advised that the pedestrian signals at this intersection are currently down, but will be fixed as soon as possible. Please use caution when attempting to cross at this location.

Please remember that when crossing at a pedestrian signal, wait a few seconds after pressing the crossing button and look up for the lights to begin flashing before starting to cross the road. Proceed with caution and use your own best judgment. Remember to only start crossing the street when vehicles have come to a complete stop.




Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR-C

April 25 – 26, 2007
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday     8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Gallagher Centre
Cost is $110.00

For more information or to register call 786-1740.   




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Easter Weekend Hours

Good Friday

Saturday, April 7 NOON to 5:00pm
Easter Sunday



Easter Break Kids Convention

April 9 – 13, 2007
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(lunch hour will be supervised if required)
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12

Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts

Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant
Pre-registration ONLY
maximum 30 children

For more information or to register call 786-1776.

Sponsored by:
City of Yorkton Leisure Services
Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton




Deer Park Municipal Golf Course
WIN your Season Pass!

Purchase your 2007 season pass by April 17, 2007 and have your name entered for a chance to win your season pass back! (to a maximum value of $772.00)

Restrictions apply as follow:

  • Season Pass must be purchased at Leisure Service (City Hall), and be paid in full by 4:30 p.m. April 17, 2007.
  • Not valid for CTV Auction Season Pass purchases.
  • For Family Season Passes, ONLY the adult names will be entered into the draw.
  • Winner may choose cash or credit. Credit voucher valid on golf fees only.
  • Draw will be made on April 18, 2007 on the CTV news at Noon.
  • Cash, Cheque, VISA and MasterCard accepted.

Please visit Deer Park for more information.