Recreation guides will be delivered to mailboxes between August 30th and September 1st. Click the cover below to view the online version:
The installation of new playground equipment worth approximately $100,000 is now complete in Sunningdale Park. This specially-designed equipment has a number of accessibility features: A small area of rubber surfacing was added to the entry ramp of the structure to make it more accessible. The remainder of the surfacing is engineered wood fibre mulch which is CSA-rated to be fully accessible. A glider which is a great component for those with accessibility issues. A “track ride”. A swing set with 1 traditional swing and 1 accessible/tot swing. “This new equipment is a great addition to our community and we are pleased to have this project completed. The accessibility features will enhance the playground’s use and we look forward to seeing more families enjoying the park,” commented Bob Craig, Parks and Recreation Design & Development Technician. Cosmetic work continues this week at the site including grass seeding some areas and adding in a bench and garbage can.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of: Municipal: MAYOR: City of Moose Jaw COUNCILLOR: City of Moose Jaw (Number to be elected is 6) School Boards: BOARD MEMBER: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 22 of Saskatchewan (Number to be elected from the Moose Jaw Subdivision is 4) Prairie South School Division No. 210 (Number to be elected from the Moose Jaw Subdivision is 5) will be received by the undersigned during regular business hours from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday, September 6, 2016 until Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (not including Saturday and Sunday) and on Nomination Day, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., when nominations close. Nominations will be received at the: Office of the City Clerk/Solicitor Second Floor, City Hall, City of Moose Jaw 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 22 Board Office 502 – 6th Avenue North East Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Separate School Board Members only) Prairie South School Division No. 210 Board Office 1075 – 9th Avenue North West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Public School Board members only) Nomination forms may be obtained at the following locations or online at www.moosejaw.ca: Mayor, Councillor, School Board Members City Clerk/Solicitor’s Office, Second Floor, City Hall, City of Moose Jaw, 228 Main Street North Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Separate School Board Member Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 22 502 – 6th Avenue North East Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Public School Board Member Prairie South School Division No. 210 1075 – 9th Avenue North West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan DATED this 27th day of August, 2016. Myron Gulka-Tiechko, Returning Officer City of Moose Jaw
Twenty-one City employees rode the Heart & Stroke Big Bike yesterday to raise funds for heart health research. The City of Moose Jaw team cycled the massive bike through downtown to help raise awareness of the impacts of heart and stroke in our province. The team raised $2500.30 as of this morning, reaching its $2500 goal for 2016. “It was a great team exercise for us, a worthwhile cause and we had so much fun,” commented Carol Reynolds-Wittman, co-captain for the team. “We have already started planning for next year’s big bike ride and hope to increase our fundraising goal for this important cause.” Al Bromley, Director of HR also co-captained the team and has been involved on the City’s team for the past 3 years, as had many of the 2016 riders. More information on the Heart & Stroke Big Bike can be found at www.bigbike.ca.
Annual Sport, Cultural & Recreation Organizations Community Wide Fall Mall Registration 2016 will take place: Thursday, Sept. 8th 11:00am – 8:00pm Friday, Sept. 9th 11:00am – 8:00pm Saturday, Sept. 10th 11:00am – 4:00pm If your Organization is interested in having a table at the Town N Country Mall during Community Wide Registration, please contact Parks & Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 694-4447 Deadline to confirm your organization’s attendance is Friday, September 2nd @ 5pm
City Providing Assistance to Affected Residents of Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory in City’s SoutheastThe precautionary drinking water advisory has been extended for the City’s southeast area and is now projected to last until September 9, 2016. “We acknowledge and regret that residents in this area have been under this advisory for a prolonged period of time,” stated Matt Noble, City Manager. “Our Engineering department is working to provide a potable water station in the area for residents and the City will be providing credits on water bills for the period of the advisory.” A portable potable water tank will be located at the intersection of 2nd Avenue SE and Lillooet Street by tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) afternoon. Residents affected by the advisory are invited to fill up their own clean containers with drinking water from this site. The City’s initial plan to flush the lines to restore chlorine levels to Water Security Agency standards has not been successful and alternate approaches are being considered. Affected residents have been directly notified and updated of the advisory status since it began on July 27. Important notes about the advisory: This is simply a precautionary measure due to low chlorine levels. There is no confirmed contamination. The City and the Water Security Agency have issued this advisory to ensure the safety and security of residents’ drinking water. The water is fine to use for hygienic purposes (showering, etc.) but should be boiled for consumptive purposes (cooking, drinking, oral hygiene). Affected residents will be advised directly when the advisory is over. Areas affected can be found on this interactive map: http://citymj.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d521b084cfda49468a77585e3d1d17a3 The original PSA issued for this precautionary drinking water advisory can be found at: http://www.moosejaw.ca/announcements/precautionary_drinking_water_advisory_issued_for_citys_southeast.
Moose Jaw Transit will be offering Semester Passes for students, beginning August 20. Passes are valid from September 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 and from February 1 to June 30, 2017. Student semester passes may be purchased at City Hall, the City’s high schools and at Saskatchewan Polytechnic for $237.50. This is a savings of $25 compared to purchasing individual monthly passes. As with all transit passes they are non-transferable and non-refundable, and must be shown to transit operators each time you board. Monthly passes for students will still be available at a cost of $52.50. Further information can be obtained from the Transit Office at 306-694-4488. A complete transit schedule is available at http://www.moosejaw.ca/city-transit/schedule .