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City of Yorkton News
March 3 to March 9, 2010


There are no Public Notices at this time.


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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 8, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.



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.




Gallagher Centre Water Park

Looking to be a Swimming Instructor this summer?
The Gallagher Centre Water Park is running the Red Cross courses you need!
Assistant Water Safety Instructor
April 8th-April 11th, 2010
Cost: $218.50
Water Safety Instructor
May 28th-May 30th, 2010
Cost: $173.25

Seniors Only Afternoon Swim
Friday, March 19th, 2010
Receive 50% off a regular adult admission!
Enjoy a quiet relaxing afternoon soaking in the hot tub, bobbing in the wave pool and lazy river or lane swimming. Try our two different half hour trial aqua fitness classes designed for fitness fiends or arthritis sufferers! The pool is a beach style entry, so go as shallow or deep as you want!  Come out and test the warm water and relaxing atmosphere!



Volunteer Opportunity Available

Chairperson, Solid Waste Management Committee

The City of Yorkton is seeking an individual to fulfill the volunteer position of Chairperson of the Solid Waste Management Committee.  To qualify as the Chair of this City Council appointed committee, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • Full age of eighteen (18) years;
  • Reside in the municipality, or on land now in the municipality, for at least three (3) months; or
  • Is the owner of assessable land situated in the municipality, or of land now situated in the municipality, for at least three (3) months; and
  • Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six (6) months.

The Committee consists of volunteers that meet monthly to discuss the solid waste needs, requirements and concerns of the residents of Yorkton and make recommendations to Council that will enable the City of Yorkton to achieve a Zero solid waste discharge to the landfill by 2026.  As the Chair of this Committee, one should possess the following:

  • Committee experience, past or present
  • Broad community interest
  • Interest in solid waste management and recycling practices
  • Background or knowledge in the development of business plans
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to volunteer and advocate

If you are interested in pursuing this challenging role while participating on a committee that promotes environmentally friendly practices in our community, please submit your letter of application before March 26, 2010 to:

Solid Waste Management Committee
c/o City Hall
P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3



2010 Gate Valve Exercising Program

The Public Works Department will be commencing a water gate valve exercising program starting Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Gate valve exercising is required to ensure the smooth operation of these isolation valves. City crews will be operating the valves from approximately 7:00 a.m. through to 4:00 p.m. daily until March 26, 2010. They will be starting on the East side of the city, moving towards the West. Discolored water may occur during this time. The City apologizes for any inconvenience.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works Department at 786-1760 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



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.



Bid Yorkton

Is your organization trying to plan or bid on a special event in Yorkton?
Don’t know where to start?

The City of Yorkton and Tourism Yorkton have designed a package that will include all the information you need to plan or bid on an event, big or small.
The package includes information on:

  • Accommodations
  • Convention Facilities
  • Food Services
  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
  • Transportation

The Bid Yorkton Package will come with standard information and can be tailored to fit your specific needs.

The Bid Yorkton Package is available to all groups, clubs and organizations planning to host an event in the City of Yorkton.

For more information contact Tourism Yorkton at 783-8707.



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Drop-In Family Gym Nights

Friday Nights
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $1.00/person
(Age 4 & under FREE)

This gym time is intended for families to participate in recreation together. Therefore, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Families will have access to the gymnasium & equipment.

Call 786-1776 for more details



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Drop-In Youth Gym Nights

Thursday Nights
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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