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City of Yorkton News
December 31 2009 to January 6, 2010

Past articles can be found in the Archives.


Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 11, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.



Notice of Meeting

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

Date: January 6, 2010
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room “A” – City Hall



Public Notice
City of Yorkton Commissions of Council 2010

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2010.  Appointments will be made early in January to the following:

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

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 31st, 2009 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 of Intention to Repeal
Designation as Municipal Heritage Property

Section 17(2), The Heritage Property Act, R.S.S. 1978, c.H-2.2, as amended

Notice is hereby given that not less than thirty days from the date of service of this notice, the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to pass a bylaw pursuant to the provisions of The Heritage Property Act, to repeal the Municipal Heritage Property designation of the following real property known as The Kent Flour Mill, legally described as Blk/Par 13, Plan No. 7023, Extension 0, As described on Certificate of Title No. 97Y04996 and located at 120 Livingstone Street.  The property was originally designated as Municipal Heritage Property by  Bylaw No. 3/97, read a third time and passed on the 12th day of May, A.D., 1997.  The reasons for the proposed repeal are as follows:  1) The City will be owners of this property and a previous building inspection had identified that there are concerns with the exterior walls and support beams thus the building needs to be demolished, 2) There is no viable plan to restore the building, 3) The property will sell without the liability of the buildings. Any person wishing to object to the proposed repeal must serve council with a written objection stating the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts not less than three days prior to consideration of the repealing bylaw. 

Dated this 10th day of December, 2009
Lonnie Kaal – Director of Finance
City of Yorkton



Free Court Week
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

FREE Court Week
January 3 - 9, 2010
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Come play racquetball, squash or wallyball at the G.H.C.C. FREE of charge from January 3 – 9, 2010.
Some restrictions apply:

  • Free court usage will be available: Weeknights from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and NOON to 5:00 p.m. on the weekend.
  • Courts must be booked by calling 786-1776.
  • Maximum one hour booking per group per evening.
  • Equipment and protective eyewear included.

Please call 786-1776 for more information.



Job Opportunity
Full-Time WW Operator


Reporting to the Waterworks Manager, the Waterworks Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and associated appurtenances. The operator performs skilled work to control treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water and wastewater and processing streams.

This work consists of rotational, non-standard hours, which consists of shift work, nights, evenings and weekends and includes stand-by and callouts.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of Grade 12 and two years of post secondary education, 4 years of post secondary education will be preferable or equivalent as per Sask. Enviornment Operator Certification Standard and Board
  • Preference given to those with a diploma in Environmental/Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to Class 4 W.W.T. & Class 3 W.T. Operators Certificate as determined by Government of Saskatchewan Regulations.
  • Successful Completion of courses from California State University or equivalent totalling 180 CEUs.
  • Successful completion of additional Training and Safety Courses when offered.
  • Skill and knowledge related to millwright, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, carpentry and electricity.
  • Possess or ability to obtain the appropriate Environmental Operator Certification.
  •  Ability to perform strenuous physical labour.
  • Demonstrate mechanical and computer aptitude.
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate SCBA, Fireman’s Boiler Certification, First Aid & CPR, H2S Alive, TDG, and Confined Space Certificates.
  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
The Water Works Operator salary is based as per collective agreement with CUPE Local 342.

Please complete a detailed resume complete with three references no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 8th, 2010.

City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
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.



Gallagher Centre Water Park
Holiday Hours

Thursday, Dec. 31st

          • 10am-2pm Leisure Swim (TWOONIE SWIM)

Friday, Jan. 1st

          • 1-5pm FREE SWIM

Saturday, Jan. 2nd

          • 1-5pm Leisure Swim
          • 7pm-9:30pm Leisure Swim

Sunday, Jan. 3rd

          • 1-5pm Leisure Swim
          • 7pm-9pm Leisure Swim

Regular Water Park Swim hours resume Monday, January 4, 2010
2010 Swimming Lesson Registrations are now being taken!
Call 786-1740 if you require further information.



Transit Fares - 2010
  Adults & Seniors Students (Under 16)
Cash Fare $2.75 $1.75 *under 5 FREE
Tickets (20/book) $49.00 $23.00
Monthly Passes $55.00 $30.00




2009 Holiday Hours



City of Yorkton Advertising
will have a new look in 2010

Watch for the City of Yorkton’s advertisements in the Wednesday edition
of The Yorkton This Week beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2010.

The City of Yorkton would like to thank the News Review
Management and Staff for their excellent service
over the last number of years!



New Year's Day Family Fun
at the Gallagher Centre

Friday, January 1, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FREE of charge

Public Skating

Leisure Swim at the Gallagher Centre Water Park
Sponsored by the Sunrise Health Region

For more information call 786-1740