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City of Yorkton News
June 19 to June 25, 2008

Past articles can be found in the Archives.



Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Municipal Planning Commission
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

June 25 , 2008
7:00 a.m.

Meeting Room “A” – City Hall



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on July 7, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.


New Summer Hours

City Hall – Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 30th to August 29th, 2008

Public Works – Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 30th to August 29th, 2008



Job Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following positions:

  • Water Works Foreman
    Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the Water Works Foreman’s responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill.  The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manages the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations.
    The Water Works Foreman 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.
  • Full-Time Instructor/Lifeguard I – Gallagher Centre Water Park
    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;
  • Auxiliary Fire Fighters
    The City of Yorkton Fire Department is looking for highly motivated persons, male or female, over the age of 18 to become part of our Auxiliary Fire Fighting force.  Operating as a composite department, Auxiliary Fire Fighters provide support services to the Full-Time Department.  Under direct supervision, Auxiliary Fire Fighters assist in response, mitigation, and return to service of Fire Department apparatus and the facility.  Response to emergency incidents can include: fires; dangerous goods; rescue work; and other duties as assigned.  Personal and public safety is of paramount importance therefore successful candidates will be required to participate in regular and on going training and will receive protective clothing, a pager, and will be placed on an on-call rotation

Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references to:

City of Yorkton
Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3
Fax:  (306)786-6880

For further information, qualifications and to view the Job Fact Sheet, visit Employment.    

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



Party in the Park 2008

Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, having a hot dog and a drink and just enjoying being outdoors.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Weinmaster Park – Morrison Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Silver Heights Park – Sunset Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are a performer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.



Request for Tender
Janitorial Services - City Hall
Name of Tender
Janitorial Services - City Hall

Tender must be received by

4:00 p.m.on June 20, 2008           
Please send sealed tender, clearly marked:
Janitorial Services
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3


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

Any questions must be sent to the contact person, via e-mail no later than one week prior to the Tender closing date at

Tenders will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been completed prior to the tender being submitted.

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

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

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

Dennis Woroschuk, Facilities Manager
Phone: 621-5320;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:



Yorkton in Bloom 2008

For the past 12 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 2008 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 Thursday, July 31, 2008 of the winning entries. The tour departs at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Public Library.  The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

The City of Yorkton has designated the dwarf sunflower and the sunflower as the official flower of Yorkton.  Local residents and businesses are encouraged to plant these flowers.

Deadline for entries is Friday, July 18, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 21 -23, 2008

Presentation of Awards at the
Silver Heights Park Party on July 30, 2008

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750




Mosquito Control

Prevent West Nile Virus Infection
Practice the 4 D’s

DRAIN standing water from your property - get rid of mosquito breeding areas by draining, removing or drying up any water that remains stagnant for more than a week.  Be sure to check the following areas:  old tires (1), eavestroughs (2), storm drain grates (3), and roof gutters (4), leaky faucets (5), birdbaths and wheelbarrows (7) and wading pools and covers (9).  Also keep ponds (8) and swimming pools (9) circulating and pool covers clean.  Keep compost turned and aerated (10).  Use window screens to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside your house (6).

DUSK & DAWN are time for extra caution - try to avoid being outside at dusk or dawn when mosquitoes are most active.  If you need to be outside, cover up and use insect repellent for extra protection.

DRESS appropriately - wear protective clothing such as loose fitting, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes, socks and a hat when outdoors, especially when mosquitoes are most active.  Light coloured clothing is best because mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.  Tightly woven fabrics provide added protection against mosquito bites.

DETER mosquitoes from biting—use insect repellent - if you live or are travelling in an area known to have WNV, use an insect repellent to protect against mosquito bites.  Use only insect repellents that contain DEET or other approved ingredients.  For further information on insect repellents, see Health Canada’s web page:



S-CAPE Summer Kids Program

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

July 2 – August 15, 2008

For children ages 6 – 12

Raptors: Ages 6 - 8
Tuesday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to NOON

T-Rex’s: Ages 9 – 12
Monday to Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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
Brittany, Chelsea, Jana or Kacey at:



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

May 5 to June 27, 2008

NOON to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

NOON to 9:00 p.m.

NOON to 5:00 p.m.

Weekends & Stat Holidays

The GHCC will be CLOSED
for the months of July & August 2008.

For more information call
the GHCC at 786-1776.