City of Yorkton launches new website

Refresh your browsers! The City of Yorkton has a new website.

After a 15 month effort involving every City department and dozens of staff, the City of Yorkton is excited to announce the launch of our new website – www.yorkton.ca.

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The site has a fresh, contemporary look that will make it easier for visitors to navigate, with an improved sitemap structure and enhanced search engine capability to help users find the information they need faster. The site is also compatible with smartphones and tablets whereby the site automatically reformats to the device being used to access the site.

“I want to thank the Website Project team for all their hard work and dedication to this huge undertaking”, said Lonnie Kaal, City Manager. “To complete a successful project of this size, scope and complexity on time is no easy task and I want to commend everyone who contributed, especially Economic Development who led the project and our Information Technology group, who ensured all of the new functionality integrates seamlessly with the City’s existing systems”.

Additional features of the website include:

·         More ways to report an issue or request a specific service from the City

·         A community events calendar that the public can share events to

·         New “I want to” feature offering easy access to service-related information such as I want to Apply, Pay, Get Involved, Move to Yorkton and Start a Business

·         Bylaw search function

·         Enhanced accessibility features consistent with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard.

The project also included development of our Elections microsite and three landing pages within our main website including, Economic Development, Gallagher Centre and Yorkton Regional Airport.

The new City website was developed by award winning Waterloo based eSolutions Group, a division of GHD Digital, credited with building over 150 municipal websites and recognized with more than 75 marketing and technology international awards.

“We’re really proud of all the upgrades we’ve made to enhance and improve the way we interact with residents, businesses and visitors, including the easy-access to payment options”, said Mayor Bob Maloney.

The new re-designed website features new menus that focus on the user under the headings of Your City, Parks Recreation and Culture, Build Invest and Grow and I Want To.

We want to hear from you! If you see something on our website that should be corrected or improved, let us know by using the Website Feedback link found in the footer at the bottom of every page. We are working hard to continuously improve our website, and your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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