Moose Jaw Municipal Heritage Awards 2017 Nomination Form
The Local Government Election Act (2015) indicates that students who are pursuing post-secondary education in Moose Jaw – including Saskatchewan Polytechnic students – are eligible to vote in the upcoming municipal election. The Act also indicates that a member of the regular force, special or reserve force is eligible to vote in the place where he or she is residing. This is the first civic election in Moose Jaw where students and Military personnel are being “deemed” resident, as soon as they arrive in Moose Jaw. Students are deemed to be residents of Moose Jaw; it does not matter if they have moved to Moose Jaw from another town in Saskatchewan – or from another part of Canada. This is new in The Local Government Election Act, 2015 Section 4, Subsection (8): “If a person leaves his or her place of residence in another province or territory of Canada to study at an educational institution in Saskatchewan, the person is deemed to have acquired an ordinary residence in Saskatchewan for the duration of his or her studies.” A student at an educational institution in Moose Jaw who has moved to Moose Jaw to study, is able to vote if on the day of the election: (a) is a Canadian citizen; (b) is at least 18 years of age. Students MUST prove residency in Moose Jaw. Their ID must show where they reside as a student in Moose Jaw, and that will be placed in the address section of the Voter Registration Form. Student Identification requirements are the same as any voter having to give evidence of residence and proof of identity. The election official will stroke out the section on the Form where they must attest to living in Saskatchewan and Moose Jaw, and the word Student will be written. They are able to vote for the Public or Separate School; same process. Parallel provisions apply to recently-arrived military personnel. Please see voter identification requirements on the City of Moose Jaw’s website www.moosejaw.ca for a complete listing of ID options, official Voter Guide, poll locator and candidate profiles. It is important for students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and military members from CFB 15 Wing to be aware of this change to legislation. If you are unsure of where to vote on October 26, please enter your address on the online poll map to find out: http://apps.moosejaw.ca/election_2016/pollingplacelocator/ . Voting at all polls on October 26 will occur from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Phase 1 of the City’s Cast Iron Water Main Replacement Project is nearing completion, despite weather and other unforeseen delays. Faulty valves and the colder, wet weather experienced over the last month have delayed the project by approximately 2.5 weeks. The lack of dry, warmer weather has also delayed the asphalt portion of the project by approximately 3 weeks. Project progress by site location Complete: 8th Avenue NW; 9th Avenue NW (Edmonton to Francis Streets); 4th Avenue (Athabasca to Hochelaga Streets); Ominica Street (6th to 8th Avenues); Main Street (Caribou to Ross). 6th Avenaue (Grandview to Vaughan Streets) – All underground work complete. Open to traffic. Awaiting asphalt overlay, weather permitting. Manitoba Street (1st to Main) – Poor weather and faulty valves have delayed this project. However, progress is being made and weather permitting, should be complete within two weeks. 3rd Avenue (Manitoba to River) & River Street (3rd to 2nd) – Scheduled to be connected to temporary water on October 20. Summary of the steps involved in each site: Contractor appointments are set up with property owners who have submitted signed agreements. The contractor does a site visit to confirm connection material and to discuss scope of work with the property owner. The contractor notifies residents 3-4 days prior to temporary water being hooked up, indicating that access to their property will be required to provide temporary water. Once temporary water is supplied to residents on the cast iron main, the contractor replaces the main and service connections (as requested by property owners). The lines are pressure tested and disinfected and water quality and safety is confirmed through samples sent to the provincial lab. Concrete replacement, and installation of sub-base and base is completed. Asphalt repairs to trench locations are made, and the entire street is recapped with new pavement. The City’s interactive map indicates Phase 1, Phase 2 and completed Phase 1 sites. http://citymj.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0967d15edb43451aae5a3cb23a63f84a For additional information on the Cast iron Water main Replacement program please visit the FAQ at http://www.moosejaw.ca/cast-iron-water-mains/faq . Safety As with all projects, safety comes first. City Engineering reminds residents and children to stay a safe distance from equipment and to slow down when passing crews. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to obey barricades and detour signs to ensure safety of workers in the area.
The cause of the water flow experienced last week on 1st Ave SE near the Wakamow entrance has been determined to be a leak in the feeder line in that high-risk area. The installation of the feeder line proved to be a challenging project with installation under a lake. Soil moisture conditions and soil settling in the area have caused a problem with the coupler. The contractor has been on site since last Thursday morning excavating to locate the line and to determine the best way to repair it. Repair time is expected to take one week, barring any unforeseen delays. Residents in the South Hill area may experience a drop in water pressure while digging and repairs occur. Two apartment buildings in the immediate area have been connected to temporary water. The one way street from Home Street to River Drive (near Wakamow Park entrance) and Coteau and 1st Ave SE are closed while the repairs are performed. Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution in the area and to obey all posted detours and caution signs. The Engineering department is committed to rebuilding our infrastructure to ensure a more reliable, stable water service. If you have questions about this project, call the City Engineering department at 694-4448.
The theme of the 2016 national fire prevention week is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date!” and urged residents to check the date of manufacture on all of their smoke alarms. To help raise community awareness of this year’s fire prevention campaign, the Moose Jaw Fire Department hosted two Fire Prevention Week BBQs at the Co-op Marketplace and Superstore parking lots on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Hot dogs and drinks were served and Sparky the fire dog was in attendance. Between the two locations, 388 hot dogs were served with $1,151.75 raised for the Jobransa Foundation for Children. The Moose Jaw Fire Department would like to thank the Moose Jaw Co-op and Superstore for donating hotdogs, buns, drinks, condiments and for their partnership in fire safety and fire prevention week. For more information on smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
Moose Jaw – Voters in Moose Jaw wishing to vote before October 26, 2016 can do so on the following dates and times at City Hall, 228 Main Street North: Evenings: Thursday, October 13 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday, October 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, October 20 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, October 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturdays: October 15, 2016 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm October 22 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm Voter Registration Please bring ID with you to register to vote: 1) One piece of government-issued identification that contains your name and address (eg.SK driver’s license) OR 2) Two pieces of identification which show both your name and at least one of which also establishes your address. Voter Eligibility To vote, you must meet all of the following criteria by election day: 1) be a Canadian citizen, 2) be 18 years of age, 3) have resided in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months, and 4) have resided in Moose Jaw for 3 months or have owned assessable land in Moose Jaw for 3 consecutive months. If you have any questions, please call the Election office at 306-694-4426.