City of Yorkton News
January 24 to January 30, 2008  

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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

January 29, 2008
1:15 p.m.

143 Jubilee Crescent



Public Notice
Sale of Land

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 101 of The Cities Act, 2003 and in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2003 hereby gives public notice of its intention to sell the following property for the best price offered which may be less than market value:

To Sell: Lot 14 and NH\13, Block 3, Registered Plan No. 20767 known civically as 44 Fourth Avenue North.  Approximate size is 6527 sq. ft. to be used for commercial development.

Quotations, clearly marked “44 Fourth Avenue North” are to be received no later than 4:30 p.m., January 31, 2008 addressed to:
Department of Planning & Engineering
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3
Attention:  Deborah Domshy, Planning & Development Coordinator

The sale of this property will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, February 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or calling 786-1717.



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on February 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.



Job Opportunity
Full Time Instructor/Lifeguard I (2 Positions)

Job Opportunity
Applications Are Invited For
Two Full Time Positions Of
Instructor/Lifeguard I
Gallagher Centre Water Park

Reporting directly to the Aquatic Programmer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
This individual must be able to perform a variety of duties as follows: 

  • Perform lifeguard duties according to the National Lifesaving Society (NLS) standards.
    • Instruct life saving, water safety lessons and courses, as well as fitness programs as assigned.
    • Ensure lesson plans are completed, results recorded, and submitted.
  • Complete all basic janitorial daily tasks as assigned and report any deficiencies.
  • Complete incident/accident reports for submission.
  • Complete participant report cards.
  • Ability to work shift work and weekends as required;


  • Minimum of grade 12 education or equivalency
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C or Aquatic Emergency Care
  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physical fitness needs to be maintained
  • Basic understanding of pool operation
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

Salary:  Will be $15.77 - $17.55 per hour depending on qualifications in accordance with the City of Yorkton Out-of-Scope Salary Grid.

Hours of Work: Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved.  (40 hours per week).

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on, January 29, 2008 their resume including three references to:
Director of Human Resources
Box 400 – 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax:  786–6880 

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



2008 Transit Fares


Adults & Seniors

Students (Under 16)

Cash Fare



Tickets (20/book)



Monthly Passes





Parking During Winter Season

In consideration of upcoming winter weather and conditions, and to enable City snowplow crews to clear the streets properly, the City of Yorkton Bylaw Dept. will be enforcing Traffic Bylaw #10/2000, Sec. 45(P) which reads:

“No person shall park a vehicle on any public highway (street) for more than twenty four (24 hours).”

and Sec.21(1) reads:

“No person shall place or leave any cord or cable across or upon any public highway, sidewalk or boulevard.”

Your co-operation in ensuring that vehicles are parked on private property will help us keep our city streets clean and safe.

Bylaw Dept.



Attention: Snowmobile Operators

snowmobile In accordance with The Snowmobile Act, the Council of the City of Yorkton advises that operation of snowmobiles within the corporate boundaries of the City of Yorkton is
whether licensed or not on any street, lane, avenue, highway, boulevard, park, playground, public reserve or vacant land either owned or leased and controlled by the City of Yorkton.

Bylaw No. 20/95 allows for the operation of licensed snowmobiles on DESIGNATED SIGNED ROUTES solely for the purpose of entering and exiting the corporate boundaries of the City of Yorkton for fuel, food and shelter only.  Route maps are available at City Hall or can be viewed at City Maps.

The City Detachment of the R.C.M.P. have been asked to enforce
Bylaw No. 20/95 effective immediately.

Bylaw Dept.



Drop-In Basketball

Monday Nights
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Gym
8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.



Outdoor Rinks
Get out and enjoy the winter at…
  • Knights of Columbus Park - Circlebrooke Drive
  • Heritage Heights Park - McBurney Drive
  • Silver Heights Park - Sunset Drive
  • Weinmaster Park - Morrison Drive
  • Appleton Park - Appleton Drive

There are lights at Knights of Columbus, Heritage Heights and Weinmaster Park that are on from dusk to 10:00 p.m. each evening.

For more information call 786-1750.



Public Skating

Sunday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission:  $2 per person

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs at Kinsmen Arena are FREE of CHARGE.

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.



Toboggan Hills
Get out and enjoy the winter at…
  • Deer Park Golf Course - Highway 52 West
  • Rodney Ridge - Roslyn Avenue
  • Knights of Columbus Park - Circlebrooke Drive
  • Weinmaster Park - Morrison Drive
For more information call 786-1750.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Six kilometers of classic cross-country ski trails have been groomed at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course by volunteers from the Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club.

For more information call Merlon at 782-5569 or Leisure Services at 786-1750.



Co-Ed Adult Rec Soccer

Wednesday Nights
Gallagher Centre Flexihall
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call the
Gallagher Centre Information Kiosk at 786-1740.


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