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City of Yorkton News
November 27 to December 3, 2008


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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 32/2008

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to consider passage of Bylaw No. 32/2008, known as the Borrowing Bylaw, a bylaw to provide for the borrowing of $2,000,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of subdivision development, at the Council Meeting of Monday, December 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North.

For further information, please visit visit Public Notices or call the Director of Finance, Lonnie Kaal at 786-1721.



Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 40/2008

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Sections 8(1)(g) and 13 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 40/2008, which provides for the permanent closure of one laneway in Lot 18, Block 6, Plan 00Y05677.
The proposed bylaw may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday November 28, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 40/2008, visit visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, December 1, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday November 27, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730



Public Notice
Commissions of Council - 2009

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2009.  Appointments will be made early in January to the following:

  • Business Improvement District Board
  • Development Appeals Board
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Leisure Services Commission (includes Ravine Ecological Preserve Sub-Commission, and Deer Park Advisory)
  • Municipal Planning Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Sub-Commission)
  • Protective Services Commission
  • Solid Waste Management Committee
  • Yorkton Local Library Board
  • Yorkton Airport Authority

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 31st, 2008 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3.  The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying.  If you require any information, please call 786-1701.

City of Yorkton



Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Municipal Planning Commission

The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission held on December 3, 2008 has been CANCELLED.



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on December 1, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.


Ongoing Programs at the
Yorkton Public Library

Wednesday afternoons
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Meeting room
With the Duplicate Bridge Club

Thursday afternoons
1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Local History Room

Thursday afternoons
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Meeting Room

Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:30 – 11:15 am
Programming Room
For 3 – 5 year olds

Thursday mornings
10:30 – 11:00 am.
Meeting room
For parents and toddlers (under 36 months)

All programs are free of charge.
Everyone is welcome.

To register or for more information,
please contact the Library at 783-3523.



Co-Ed Adult Rec Soccer

Wednesday Nights
Gallagher Centre Flexihall
9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Cost is $3.00/person

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



Job Opportunity
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department
invites applications for the position of
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

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.  If you are interested in a new challenge and in expanding your life skills, these positions provide for a stimulating team building opportunity. 

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 ongoing training and will receive protective clothing, a pager, and will be placed on an on-call rotation

Applicants must be 18 years of age, in good physical and mental health and must successfully complete a physical fitness test.  RCMP security clearance and a valid driver’s license is also required.  Preference will be given to those possessing current C.P.R., First Aid, and N.F.P.A. or related training / certification.

These are paid on call positions with weekly training provided at the Fire Hall.  On-call hours include Monday through Friday 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.

If you have any questions please contact the Deputy Chief of Training and Operations at 786-1797 or submit a detailed resume to:
Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
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 consideration will be contacted.



Public Skating


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

Admission: $2.25 per person or $5.50 per family
(paid at the Securtek Information Kiosk)
For more information call 786-1740.


Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
Starting October 19, 2008
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
Starting October 15, 2008
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.



Women's Rec League

Basketball, Volleyball, Floor Hockey,
Dodgeball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Thursday Nights
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Come on out and join in on the fun!

For more information e-mail:



Drop-In Basketball

Monday Nights
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Gym

Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call 786-1776.