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City of Yorkton News
May 24 to May 30, 2007  

Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date: May 29, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community pARTners Gallery

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board
The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date: May 29, 2007
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Independent Manor Lounge



Next Council Meeting

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




2007 Property Taxes

2007 Taxes will be assessed according to each property’s school support declaration on file as of June 1, 2007.  




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. 




Smith Street Closure
May 24, 2007

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

The Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival is here once again during the week of May 21st, 2007.  They will be hosting many events during the Festival as part of their 60th Anniversary celebrations.  All of the Thursday events will be hosted at various locations located in the downtown area including Smith Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. 

Therefore, please be advised that Yorkton City Council has approved the closure of Smith Street, between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th, 2007.

The street closure does not affect the intersections of 3rd or 4th Avenues and Smith Street, however caution is recommended when traveling through those intersections.

For more information on the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, please visit their web site at: or by calling 782-7077.

If you have any questions or require clarification about the street closure on Thursday, May 24th, 2007 please contact Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services at 786-1750.




Smith Street Closure
May 31 and June 1, 2007

May 31st and June 1st, 2007

Please be advised of a scheduled street closure on Smith Street between Second and Third Avenue North from the center median to the north curb.  This closure will be in effect from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm on May 31st and June 1st during the Haunts of Yorkton Finale Event.

No parking will be allowed on the north side of Smith Street from Second to Third Avenue North on May 31st and June 1st.

We apologize for any inconveniences as a result of this closure.

City of Yorkton
Planning & Engineering




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




Yorkton in Bloom 2007

For the past 11 years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition.  This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city.  This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards.

Categories for the 2007 Local Grounds Competition are as follows
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit
Best Senior Housing Complex
Best Senior Housing Deck/Balcony
Best Industrial Grounds
Best Institutional Grounds
Best Commercial Grounds
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award.
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit

The Yorkton & District Horticultural Society will be hosting a Yard & Garden Tour on Friday, August 3, 2007 of the winning entries.  The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

The Yorkton 125 Committee has designated the dwarf sunflower and the sunflower as the Yorkton 125 flower for 2007.  Local residents and businesses are encouraged to plant these flowers in celebration of Yorkton’s 125 years of settlement in 2007.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 20, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 23 – 25, 2007

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party on August 1, 2007

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750




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.




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.




Sanitary Landfill
Hours of Operation

City of Yorkton

Monday to Friday    8:00 am to 7:00 pm
              Saturday   8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday to Saturday   8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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




Canadian Red Cross Society
Standard First Aid & CPR

May 29 – 30, 2007 (Tue-Wed)
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $110.00/person
Location: Gallagher Centre
Conductor: Sarina McNeill

Register at the kiosk at the Gallagher Centre.
Class includes practical application of skills learned. Fulfills OHS standard first aid requirements.

Call 786-1740 for more information or to register.