City of Yorkton News
August 21 to August 27, 2008


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Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on September 8, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.


Fire Department Relocation

The City of Yorkton Fire Department has relocated to 33 Foster Street.  The administration hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until the end of August and then Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Gallagher Centre Water Park
Summer Hours

We have extended Leisure Swim hours all summer as follows:

Monday to Saturday:
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. is Family Swim
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

View the complete Water Park schedule here or call 786-1740 for information on swim times and lessons.



Job Opportunity
Water Works Manager

Applications Are Invited For The Position Of
     Water Works Manager

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 Manager is responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill. The Water Works Manager 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 Manager 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 fact sheet visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume to:

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

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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



Job Opportunity
Full Time Firefighter

Applications are invited for the position of

Yorkton is seeking the services of a Fire Fighter to full a full-time position.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a vibrant and progressive community of approximately 17, 000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many large city amenities while maintaining a smaller community quality of life.

Working as a member of a team, mitigates emergencies involving fires, dangerous goods incidents and emergency rescue work; performs fire prevention and inspection duties as assigned, maintains fire department apparatus and facility; participates in required training and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Grade 12
  • Minimum of N.F.P.A. 1001 Level II I.F.S.A.C. Fire Fighter certification
  • CPR and First Aid Certificates;
  • Must possess and maintain valid Class 5 driver’s license, with Air Brakes Endorsement;
  • Must be in good physical fitness, pass a physical fitness evaluation and maintain a high standard of physical conditioning being able to perform physical fire fighting duties under adverse conditions;
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP Security Clearance;
  • Provide a medical certificate signifying that no disabling conditions exist which may prohibit effective and efficient job performance, or jeopardize the health and safety of co-workers;
  • Must meet the Canadian Vision Standard for Fire Fighters;
  • Successfully complete Fire Department job related skill testing;

SALARY:  In accordance with the current Fire Fighters Collective Agreement.

Interested applicants may forward a detailed resume complete with three references no later than 16:30hrs. August 26, 2008 to: 

Director of Human Resources
37 Third Avenue North
Box 400    Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3
Fax:  306-786-6880   Email: 

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



Dog and Bike Licenses

Please be advised that dog and bike licenses are no longer available from the Fire Department.

Dog licenses will still be available at the following locations:

  • Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic Ltd.
  • Companion Animal Hospital
  • Paw Prints Pet Styling
  • SPCA

Bike licenses may be purchased from the Gallagher Center Information Kiosk.  The Kiosk hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 10:00 p.m.



Self-Guide 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-Wide Registration

City Wide Registration Night

Wednesday, September 3, 2008
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Over 40 sport, culture and recreation groups will be in attendance promoting their activities and taking registrations for the upcoming year. 

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750



Request for Proposals
Kinsmen Arena Concession
Name of Proposal
Kinsmen Arena Concession

Proposals must be received by

4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2008           
Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
Kinsmen Arena Concession
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3


Proposal specifications are available at Leisure Services, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 37 - 3rd Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Contract period:  One year with option to renew.

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing.

Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

Enquiries regarding the proposal procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1754;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations.  Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.


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