The City of Moose Jaw is reminding the public that cankerworm season will be upon us in the next month or so. If you banded your trees in the fall, it is time to re-grease them now. The grease traps catch the female cankerworm moths, preventing them from crawling up the trunks of the trees and laying their eggs. If you didn’t band in the fall, it’s not too late. How to band a tree: All elm, Manitoba maple and fruit trees on or adjacent to your property should be banded Wrap a four to six inch wide strip of fibreglass insulation around the trunk – about five feet off the ground. That’s out of reach of pets and young children. Cover the insulation with a sheet of plastic wrap or cling wrap. Allow several inches of plastic above and below the insulation. A black plastic garbage bag will do. If you are using plastic wrap, tape the plastic to the tree with duct tape. If you are using cling wrap then the duct tape is not required. Do not use nails or stakes. Spread a layer of a sticky substance, such as axle grease or petroleum jelly on the plastic. Inspect the sticky material regularly and remove leaves, insects and other debris and reapply sticky material if required. Bands should be removed by mid-May and no later than mid-June. Removing the bands prevents damage or discoloration of the bark. Bands should be reapplied in September for control of fall cankerworms. For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department or www.moosejaw.ca
On Friday, March 17, join us in celebrating the contributions of Moose Jaw Transit Operators! Transit Driver Appreciation Day is being celebrated around the world in recognition of the many efforts made towards ensuring riders get to where they need to go – from assisting when necessary, to giving directions, to successfully maneuvering through unpredictable traffic and weather. In 2016, Moose Jaw Transit drivers provided over 450,000 rides to residents of Moose Jaw. Every day, citizens rely on Moose Jaw Transit. Our drivers provide customers with reassurance that they will get to their final destination and peace of mind that they will get there safely. For all of these reasons and more, we hope riders will join in and thank our drivers. Transit Driver Appreciation Day was started, and continues to be managed by TriMet in Portland, Oregon. This initiative has grown and is now celebrated by transit organizations around the world. For more information about Moose Jaw Transit, visit www.moosejaw.ca
Dog ownership has many benefits, but with ownership also comes responsibility. Bylaw #4495, the Dog Bylaw lists the following items as duties of a dog owner in the City of Moose Jaw. No owner or keeper of a dog shall permit his dog or dogs on any school ground, playground or posted parkland area except when the owner or keeper is attending a recognized training or obedience school for training his/her dog. Any owner of any dog found chasing any pedestrian, vehicle, horse or any other animal, on a public thoroughfare shall be in violation of Bylaw #4495 A female dog in heat shall be confined and housed in the residence of the owner or person having control of the dog, or taken to a licensed kennel during the whole period that the dog is in heat; except that a female dog may be allowed outside the said residence for the sole purpose of permitting the dog to defecate on the premises of the owner. If a dog defecates on any public or private property other than the property of its owner, the owner or keeper shall cause such defecation to be removed immediately. Where the owner of a dog fails to remove such defecation immediately, the owner shall be in violation of Bylaw # 4495 No owner or keeper shall permit his dog or dogs to damage public or private property. Every owner of a dog shall:Provide his or her dog with a collar; and Keep the tag issued securely fixed on the dog’s collar at all times. Every person requested by the License Inspector to do so shall forthwith deliver to him/her a statement in writing of the number of dogs owned by him/her. No owner shall permit any dog to be running at large in the City of Moose Jaw nor shall use a leash longer than two(2) meters in length when the dog is off the premises of the owner. The City offers a dog park available to all licensed dogs located in the Hamilton Flats area of the City. Any dog not licensed after March 31, 2017 is in contravention of the Dog Bylaw (owners are subject to a $40.00 fine). A license for a dog is $15.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered. All other licenses are $40.00. Dog Licenses can be purchased at City Hall and the Moose Jaw Humane Society (694-4414) The City of Moose Jaw understands the joys of pet ownership, but must also ensure pet owners do not infringe upon the rights of all citizens. Please remember, dogs of any age need to be licensed in the City of Moose Jaw.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: Surprisingly Unexpected as featured in Business View Magazine Moose Jaw Saskatchewan – Surprisingly Unexpected View the digital edition here: https://www.businessviewmagazine.com/digital-magazines/feb-2017/#218-219
Friday, March 31, 2017 is the FINAL day to pay your 2017 pre-payment notices and receive the 1% discount on the municipal and hospital base tax portions. Payments may be made by one of the following methods: At City Hall by 5:00 PM on March 31. By mail- postmarked March 31 or earlier. Via internet, telephone banking or at a bank, no later than March 31. Note: there is a time delay of 2-3 days for these types of payments to be processed by your bank. In the City Hall drop box no later than March 31. By credit card is a new option through Plastiq. Note: there is a time delay of approximately 6 days for all payments to process. For more information visit www.moosejaw.ca .