City of Yorkton News
January 6 to January 12, 2010

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Next Council Meeting

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



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.



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




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*
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) $3.50
Youth (15-17 years) $4.50
Adult (18+ years) $6.50
Family (immediate) $16.50
Aquacize Drop-in $6.50

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

*all children must be accompanied by an adult



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 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.)

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 consideration will be contacted.



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

For more information call the
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
at 786-1776.



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
6:45 p.m. to 8:15 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.


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