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February 17 to February 23, 2010

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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on February 22, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.



Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 3/2010

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 3/2010, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to rezone existing residential properties in the Harris Subdivision from C-3 Highway Commercial to R-1 General Residential.

The proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be inspected in the office of the Planning and Engineering Department, 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 February 19, 2010.

To view Bylaw No. 3/2010, visit our Public Notices page.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday February 22, 2010 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 February 18, 2010 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Michael Eger
Phone: (306) 786-1730




Gallagher Centre Water Park
Program Times

Leisure Swim

Monday to Thursday:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  FAMILY SWIM   *all children must be accompanied by an adult
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Pre-School (0-2years)   FREE
Child (3-14 years)   $3.75
Youth (15-17 years)   $4.75
Adult (18+ years)   $6.75
Aquacize Drop-in   $6.75
Combo Pack   $17.50  <Valid for 4 patrons
– Minimum 1 Adult, Maximum 2 Adults>
Mega Pack   $23.00  <Valid for 6 patrons
– Minimum 1 Adult, Maximum 2 Adults>

Program times subject to change.
For more information on Water Park Programs,
please call 786-1740.



Public Skating

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

Admission:  $2.25 per person or $5.75 per family
<paid at the Securtek Information Kiosk>
For more information call 786-1740.

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Tuesday and 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.



Employment Opportunity
Computer Support Technician

City of Yorkton is recruiting for a

The City of Yorkton is seeking a talented and self-motivated individual with a passion for computers and technology to join our Information Technology team as the Computer Support Technician. An ideal candidate would be creative, conscientious, and detail-oriented, with excellent spoken and written communication skills, and with excellent research skills. This dynamic candidate would also be competent in a wide range of disciplines including customer service, hardware, software, networking, databases, web site design, and multimedia creation/design/editing. This person would be able to maintain high levels of confidentiality while offering consistent high-quality service to staff and citizens in an ever-evolving environment.

The Computer Support Technician shall report to and complement the Computer/Network Systems Manager in the overall administration, planning, organizing, co-ordination, control and evaluation of the City of Yorkton's computer operations, programs and network services and all related information services for the City of Yorkton. Candidates should possess a diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or the equivalent level of experience, with a primary focus on computer and information systems, or the equivalent from a recognized technical institute.

For a complete Job Fact Sheet, visit our Employment Page.

Applicants should submit a copy of a detailed resume, complete with three references and telephone number, no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 19th, 2010 to:

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.



Employment 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 residing in city limits 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 radio, 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 Saskatchewan license and abstract are also required. Preference will be given to those possessing current C.P.R., First Aid, and N.F.P.A. or related training / certification.  All applicants must be able to have a five to ten minute response from Yorkton Fire Protective Services Firehall.


On-call hours include Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., 24 hours on weekends and statutory holidays.  Wednesday evenings are designated for training from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (These are not Full-time paid firefighting positions.)

For a complete Job Fact Sheet, visit our Employment Page.

If you have any questions please contact the Yorkton Fire Department at 786-1795 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 an interview will be contacted.



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Drop-In Youth Gym Nights

Thursday Nights
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
February 4, 11, 18 & 25
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
April 1, 8, 15 & 22

Cost: FREE!!

For youth age 12 and over
Snacks will be provided

Youth will have access to use the gymnasium and
equipment at no charge.

Call Gloria Hayden Community Centre at
786-1776 for more details.



Activities Exchange Program

The Activities Exchange Program is a project of Partners in Settlement and Integration in partnership with the City of Yorkton.

This project aims to support immigrant integration into the community through sports and recreation.

We are looking for hockey skates Size 9 and up. If you have any skates that you would be willing to donate, please drop them off at the Leisure Services desk at
City Hall, 37 - 3rd Avenue North
Contact: Amber, Urban Youth Sport Coordinator at or call 306-828-2401.

The project is open to newcomers to Canada who are living in the area and also to Canadians who would like to be a part of the integration process of newcomers to our area.

For more information please call 306-782-0023 or email