Is there a tree in Moose Jaw that you feel other residents should know about? Let us know why you think the tree is special: Is it because of its size and shape? Does it have a historical significance? Is it a rare species for this region? Is it unusual or interesting in some way? Trees nominated should be accessible to the public such as in the front or side yards, public or institutional spaces. Nomination forms are available from the Parks and Recreation Department and online at moosejaw.ca. Return completed forms to: Parks & Recreation Department 4th Floor, 228 Main Street Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (306) 692-7151 Nomination deadline is September 9th, 2016. Trees will be judged on the criteria supplied and the winning tree will be announced on National Tree Day, September 21, 2016. For more information please call the Parks Gardener, Sarah Regent, at (306) 694-4439 or visit our website at www.moosejaw.ca Tree of Significance 2015 and 2014
Tree Banding is an easy and environmentally friendly way to protect your trees from cankerworms and the damage they cause. The City of Moose Jaw Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Tree Banding Clinic at Elgin Park on Saturday, September 17th. Sarah Regent, City Parks Gardener, will be there from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to explain why and how we should band our trees to protect them from Fall and Spring Cankerworms. The City will also supply you with enough insulation to band 4 average trees in your own yard. It takes less than 5 minutes to band and grease a tree and these 5 minutes can help protect our Elm trees and save you the trouble of having to deal with the cankerworms.
Between Monday September 5th and Saturday, September 24th, weather dependent, the City of Moose Jaw will be completing its Boulevard Elm Tree Basal spraying program. The chemical being used is Pyrate 480 EC and will be applied to the bottom half-metre of City owned elm trees only. The chemical will be applied under low pressure, minimizing the possibility of drift. Prior to spraying, the area will be posted and trees to be sprayed will be marked with a colored dot. Parks and Recreation will be spraying city owned trees in the following area: Between: 12th NW & 20th Ave. NW and Caribou West & VLA Gate Between: Saskatchewan Dr & Coteau and 12th Ave NW/SW & 4th Ave NW/SW Between: Coteau W & Spadina and 12th Ave SW & 16th Ave SW Between: Manitoba Street E & Coteau and 4th Ave NW & River Park Dr. Between: Coteau & City Limits and Main South & River Park Dr. Between: Saskatchewan Dr. E & Caribou E and Main N & 9th NE Prior to spraying, the areas will be posted and adjacent residents will be notified. Please contact a licensed pesticide applicator if you wish to have your private Elm Trees sprayed. If all elm trees in the city were sprayed, the spread of Dutch Elm Disease could be reduced by 97%. If you require any additional information, or are chemically sensitive, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (306) 694-4439.
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 email@example.com or (306) 694-4447 Deadline to confirm your organization’s attendance is Friday, September 2nd @ 5pm