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May 17 to May 23, 2007  


There are no public notices at this time.


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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on May 28, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Deer Park Labourer I

Yorkton Leisure Services
is seeking applications for a

Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent, the Deer Park Labourer I performs various duties relating to the general operation and maintenance of Deer Park Golf Course. This includes but is not limited to the operation of equipment and activities generally associated with turf grass maintenance

Hours of work:
Rotational early morning daytime and weekend shifts.

The Successful Applicant will take pride in their work and be able to work with limited supervision performing various duties such as:

  • Operate and perform scheduled maintenance on various equipment such as:
    • Turfgrass maintenance equipment
    • Golf utility vehicles
    • Chainsaw
    • String trimmers
    • Other related equipment
  • Perform manual labour duties and under varied weather conditions.
  • Comply with OH&S Act and Regulations using every reasonable precaution to prevent workplace injury.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license and RCMP security clearance.
  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with the general public and other City staff.

Applicants should submit a copy of a detailed resume, complete with three references and telephone number, no later than 4:30 p.m. May 25, 2007 to:

Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
P.O. 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. 




Gallagher Centre Water Park
FREE Monthly Leisure Swims

Monday, April 30
Monday, May 28
Monday, June 25

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Remember to bring a lock.  Children ages 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 786-1740.

Sponsored by the Painted Hand Community Development Corporation




Garage Sale Signs

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales.  It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property.  Your best advertising is still your local newspaper.  Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner’s expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Weed & Pest Control

Certified Pest Management personnel from the Parks Branch of Leisure Services are completing a number of Integrated Pest Management activities. All areas treated in this program will be signed accordingly.

The mosquito control program includes treating low-level water areas in which mosquito larvae are found. The product used to treat mosquito larvae is Vectobac, which is a biologically friendly product.

The Parks Branch will be utilizing PAR III in it’s broadleaf weed control program and Roundup will be used for total removal of weeds in identified areas. The City utilizes spraying equipment with drift control features that virtually eliminate any drift.

The Parks Branch of Leisure Services will also implement a program to remove the Richardson Ground Squirrel from sports fields and residential green spaces. Mounds and holes created by the Richardson Ground Squirrel will also be repaired.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Branch of Leisure Services at 786-1754.       




Equipment / Vehicles
for Sale by Public Works

  1. 1995 Ditch Witch P80 Rod Pusher. C/W Trench Box, approx. 220 ft of rod, various ends, sub-site beacon / receiver and custom built trailer. This unit has had minimal use. $9200.00 OBO
  2. 1987 Bomag BW-90ADL twin vibratory smooth drum roller, Serial # 101460200464. Single cylinder Deutz diesel, 35” drums, front and rear spray bars, hydrostatic drive. 893 hrs. $5500.00 OBO
  3. 1991 International 4 Ton, Serial # 1HTSCNPP9MH375136. DT 360 diesel, Allision MT653 automatic, 2 speed rear, 11-22.5 tires, 5195hrs. C/W a 1967 Seagrave 9yd salt / sand spreader, self-contained hydraulics powered by a 20hp Honda V-twin. $ 20000.00 OBO

All are subject to a reserve value previously determined by the City of Yorkton.  If reserves are not met, acceptance of offer closest to the reserve bid may be considered.  For more information or to make an appointment to view the units please call John, Theo or Trent at the Public Works Dept. at (306) 786-1760.




Pedestrian Signal Crossing Reminder

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.

Please be advised that the pedestrian crosswalk lights at Broadway and Alexandra have been repaired and are now functioning.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Summer Hours of Operation

May & June 2007

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



The Kinsmen Walking Track
will open at 8:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday
throughout the summer months.

For more information call 786-1776.




City of Yorkton Sanitary Landfill
Entrance Fees

Cars  $ 2.00
¼ and ½ Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 6.00
One Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans  $14.00
Two and Three Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks  $26.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers  $37.00
Contaminated Soil (within City Limits)
$20.00/cu. yd.
Contaminated Soil (outside City Limits) $30.00/cu. yd.
Small Carcasses 
Large Carcasses  $44.00 
Recyclable Material
- Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles One tonne and smaller are exempt
Construction and Demolition Wastes
- will accept clean wood (unpainted and untreated)  entrance fee only 
- will accept mixed Waste (concrete completely removed) $ 6.00/cu. yd.
- Mixed Waste (including any concrete) $25.00/cu. yd.
Out-of-City Garbage
$ 7.00/cu. yd.
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements


Monday to Friday
 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises. 



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 


 City of Yorkton Archives, 1908 Norman Roebuck Collection