Sunday November 23, 2014

Noise bylaw exemptions

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City Council granted two temporary exceptions to Yorkton’s noise bylaw at its regular meeting Monday.

Janet Sharpe, manager of the Parkland Unit, Canadian Cancer Society made one of the requests.

“The Parkland Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a Relay for Life event starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday June 22, and going through the night until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday June 23. This event is scheduled to take place outside at Century Field. Relay for Life is a 12 hour walk to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those who haven’t and to fight back by raising funds for cancer research,” she said.

“The actual relay involves at least one participant from each team being on the ‘track’ as we walk through the night to symbolize that cancer never sleeps and continue into the morning as daylight overtakes the dark.”

“During the night we have a number of special ceremonies as well as ongoing activities and music to keep the participants inspired as they walk.”

The event is expected to attract more than 20 teams, including 75 cancer survivors, along with 50 volunteers.

The second request came from Western Financial Group.

“We are having a movie in the park to get money for the food bank,” explained branch manager Glenn Beaulieu, who added the movie would not start until dark, and there was the issue of vehicle noise after it is over.

Councillor Richard Okrainec said such movies have been held at the Parkland Mall in the past.

“I don’t think the noise is that bad,” he said, also noting the movies are “terrific events.”

The movie is planned for Sept. 1 at Rodney Ridge with food donations accepted for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

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