City of Yorkton News
March 10 to March 16, 2010

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Next Council Meeting

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



Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Leisure Services Committee

The next meeting of the Leisure Services Committee will be held on:

  March 11, 2010
  5:00 p.m.
  Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Notice to the Public
Sanitary Landfill Fee Changes

The following rate changes will be implemented at the Yorkton Sanitary Landfill effective March 8, 2010.  Applicable vehicles will be weighed via a scale system and charged accordingly. The designated site for the disposal of concrete and brick material will continue to be the Public Works Yard located at 85 York Road East.

As per Bylaw #10/2010, click here to see the Sanitary Landfill Fees.

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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.



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.

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

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.

Watch for these upcoming events:
Learn to Skate
The next Learn to Skate day is Sunday, March 21st
at the Kinsmen Arena.
Registration & Sizing 1:00 p.m.
Ice time 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
It’s free!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance
The Royal Canadian Legion, Partners in Settlement & Integration
and the City of Yorkton invite you to a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance on:
Friday, March 19th

Dinner:  5-7 pm
Beef Stew with Buns, Salad, Potatoes, & Dessert

Dance: 7-11 pm
1 hour of Instruction will begin at 7pm
 (For styles including the waltz, Foxtrot & more!) 
 a Live Band will take over at 8pm

Cost: 12$ /person
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 380 Broadway St. W

Women Only Self-Defence & Kickboxing Class
Saturday, April 10th, 17th and 24th
1:00 to 2:30 pm
Space is Limited!
Register Today!

For more information or to Register Contact Christy at 782-0457 or Edith at 783-1067.


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