Yorkton’s Community Parks and Recreation Department has undergone a name change.

Mayor Mitch Hippsley notes that the department is now called the Department of Recreation and Community Services.

“Darcy McCleod, director of Recreation and Community Services, said the timing of the name change makes sense now that we are focused on core services,” said Hippsley.

The department will continue to be responsible for the city’s parks and green spaces, leisure facilities and programs, and the city cemetery.

You will also oversee community services, including public transportation and emergency social services.

Construction projects on the way; Safety reminder in the school zone

There are still some construction projects going on in Yorkton.

Mayor Hippsley explains that the Gateway Beautification Project is underway at the intersection of Highway 9 and Broadway Streets.

“Most of it is expected to be completed by the end of October, with final landscaping in the spring and minimal traffic disruption, if any,” said Hippsley.

The paving of the Logan Green Pathway continues, with this project expected to be completed by the end of October, and the city’s 2021 paving project is now complete.

The mayor also reminded local residents to use extreme caution when driving in school zones after students return to the classroom.

“Our community security officers and the RCMP will monitor the school zones very closely in the coming weeks. The speed limits in schools and parking zones are 40 km / h and the zones apply from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “

Speeding tickets in the school zone start with a $ 170 basic fine, with an additional $ 4 added for each kilometer over the limit.