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July 5 to July 11, 2007  

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
City Hall New Summer Hours

Please be advised that summer hours for City Hall
will be as follows:

City Hall – Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 3rd to August 31, 2007




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 9, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Administrative Assistant

Applications are invited for the position of
(Maternity Leave – One-Year Term)
City Clerk/Human Resources Department

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for a full-time Administrative Assistant (Maternity Leave, one-year term) for the City Clerk/Human Resources Department.

This position entails a wide variety of office and administrative duties.  If you enjoy being involved in what is happening in our organization and community, then this position will interest you.  You will assist with the preparation of the Council file, including correspondence and reports, assisting in research, processing vital statistics reports as well as the various correspondence and projects that may be required by the Human Resources Department.

A high level of confidentiality is inherent with this position.  The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task, along with possessing excellent organizational, public relation, written and oral communication skills, as well as a typing speed of 50+wpm with proficiency in MS Word applications.  Knowledge of Municipal Government and City operations would be considered an asset.

For further information, please visit Employment.

Please submit your resume by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2007 to:

Human Resource Department
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 candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Riverside Terrace Subdivision

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Public Offering of Sale - Riverside Terrace Subdivision

The City of Yorkton Department of Planning and Engineering is pleased to introduce a new community to the City.  Riverside Terrace will be a unique community of medium to upper-scale single family residential homes combining a central neighbourhood park with passive and active recreational facilities, access to multi-use recreational pathways along both sides of Yorkton Creek, and easy access to shopping, schools and business services.  Yorkton Creek offers a particularly pleasant natural feature that provides a relaxing rest area from the day-to-day pressures of life. 

This subdivision is designed to provide opportunities for discerning homebuyers to be part of the environmentally responsible philosophy that will govern the neighbourhood character.  Riverside Terrace will introduce and encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and smart growth ideas.  With the co-operation of lot Purchasers, Riverside Terrace will help set the bar for how neighbourhoods can be shaped in a responsive and respectful way by being the first in Yorkton to have homes designed and constructed to meet energy efficiency standards.  To ensure that property values are protected, each lot purchaser will be required to agree to the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines that will apply to all development within the Subdivision.  Copies of the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines are available from the City of Yorkton Planning and Engineering Department.

The plan of subdivision has been submitted to the Province for registrations and lots will be available for sale in July.

Planning and Engineering Department - Office located on 2nd Floor, 37 Third Ave. North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan - Telephone 306-786-1709,   Fax 306-786-6880




Building Permits

Please note, that pursuant to City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 28/2002, all persons in the City of Yorkton intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, demolish, relocate, remove, or change occupancy of any building within the City of Yorkton are required to apply to the Building Services Office of the City of Yorkton and pay such fee as is described in Bylaw 28/2002.

Value of Construction

Permit Fee

First $100,000.00


Balance Over $100,000.00


Demolition  Or Removal Permits


Minimum Permit Fee


For Work Commenced Prior to Issuance of Permit

2 x Calculated Permit Fee

For additional information phone 786-1710.




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.




S-CAPE 2007

Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 3 – August 17, 2007

For children ages 6 – 12

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday
9:00 a.m. to NOON
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to NOON

Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

$2.00 drop-in fee per session or $50.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers
Bret, Cole Jana, or Ashley at:




Walking Tours

The City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission invites you to take the following two Self-Guided Walking Tours:

  • The Cemetery Walking Tour ($3.00 for the book)
  • The Heritage Property Walking Tour (Free)

Books available at City Hall, Tourism, Western Development Museum and Frameworks on Broadway.




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

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