The City’s Engineering department would like to encourage the public to report any issues with streets and roads within City limits by calling the Road Condition Hotline. By enlisting the public’s help, the public works employees can attend to issues much more quickly and prioritize multiple issues based on the number of calls received. The Hotline is checked by City staff every morning, issues are documented and then sent to the public works department for investigation and repair. This is especially important during the spring and winter months when changes in temperatures can cause shifting of roadways and streets, such as manhole covers. If you see an issue with the City’s roadways or streets, please call the Road Condition Hotline at 694-4550.
The Moose Jaw Fire Department advises residents of an important recall. Affected units are Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO Alarm KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA models with manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and March 2011. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced or, for the model without a battery backup, if power is removed and then restored to the alarm. This could lead consumers to believe it is still working, which poses a risk to consumers not being alerted to a fire or carbon monoxide incident in their home. Approximately 1.5 million units were sold in Canada at various wholesalers and retailers. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or a discount on a new alarm. For additional information, consumers should contact Kidde Canada. Kidde Canada Contact Information: Toll-free Phone Number: 1-.855.239.0490 between 8 am – 5 pm ET, Monday through Friday. There is also information on the Government of Canada website at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/index-eng.php , click on Recalls and alert.
Hey Moose Jaw! Rogers Hometown Hockey wants to hear you Cheer Like Never Before! What’s up for grabs? Your team could win the ultimate hockey experience, including a Stanley Cup® Playoffs Viewing Party hosted by an NHL® Alumni in your very own hometown! Plus, get an on-ice hockey experience hosted by a surprise guest, meet and greet with NHL® Alumni and a surprise equipment package! Here’s what you need to do: Record a 10-30 second video of your teams cheer and share your video encouraging your team’s fans to vote for your cheer online. The top 5 teams with the most votes will be invited to take part in the festivities when the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour visits your town. The winning team in each town will be in the running to win an ultimate hockey experience. Spread the word! Let your friends and family know about the contest so everyone is ready to vote. Upload your team cheer here 1. Create a youtube account 2. Upload your cheer video to youtube 3. Import youtube video to hometownhockey.com/contest ATTENTION MOOSE JAW: The deadline to upload your team cheer is Monday January 2 @ 11:59pm local time
Moose Jaw Transit and SGI are pleased to partner again to offer free transit for residents on New Year’s Eve with the 27th annual Ding in the New Year. The free bus service will run from 7:30 p.m. on December 31 to 3:15 a.m. on January 1. “The City is pleased to partner with SGI on this initiative, encouraging transit as a free alternative to driving on New Year’s Eve. We want to do what we can to protect Moose Jaw families from impaired drivers,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. “Last year’s holiday season was tragic; there were 119 impaired driving-related crashes in Saskatchewan leaving 33 people injured and seven dead. These were completely unnecessary and preventable,” said Warren Michelson, MLA for Moose Jaw North, on behalf of Minister responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave. “If you’re going to stay true to any resolutions this year, make it this one – ‘I promise I will never drive when I’m impaired.’ Ding in the New Year with a free bus ride home to spend another year with the ones you love.” Moose Jaw Transit bus routes have recently been integrated into the Google Maps app so customers can now click on the bus icon in Google Maps, enter their starting and destination addresses and the bus routes will be displayed. Holiday bus service schedules are also posted at www.moosejaw.ca or transit customers can call the Transit department at 306-694-4488. “Being responsible when getting behind the wheel means being proactive and planning a safe ride home. Impaired driving kills and all alcohol-related collisions can be prevented,” commented Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa. Ding in the New Year is provided by the City of Moose Jaw, SGI, Goldenwest Radio (Mix 103.9FM, Country 100.7FM and 800 CHAB), the Moose Jaw Times Herald and the Moose Jaw Express. Click here for the New Year’s Eve Bus Schedule
The City of Moose Jaw Planning Department would like to remind businesses and residents that the City’s Clean Sidewalks Bylaw is in effect. City Bylaw No. 5514 requires that every sidewalk in the Central and Local Business Districts, and every sidewalk abutting or flanking any business outside these districts, be cleared by the owner or occupant within 48 hours following the end of a heavy snow fall. Please also note that accumulations of snow and ice at any time are to be removed. The entire Clean Sidewalks Bylaw can be viewed at http://www.moosejaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/Bylaw-No.-5514_-Clean-Sidewalks-Bylaw-1.pdf . The majority of our businesses make every effort to conform to this Bylaw, but on occasion, the City is required to clean the sidewalks at the owner’s expense. For the protection of patrons, residents and employees, the City encourages everyone to comply with this bylaw. Please be reminded that this bylaw will be enforced throughout the winter until spring thaw. NOTE: This bylaw does not apply to single-family dwellings in the business districts or the City. If you have questions regarding this operation, please contact the Engineering Department at (306) 694-4448 or Bylaw Enforcement at (306) 694-4553.
The City of Moose Jaw recognized 37 employees with service and retirement awards today during a luncheon ceremony at Mosaic Place. Service awards for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service were presented by department heads from engineering, police, city clerk’s office, finance and parks & recreation. Twelve employees also received their gift to recognize their retirement from the City. “Our people are our most important asset and we take this time to appreciate the dedication of our long-standing employees – those who have made a long career of working with the City, and those who are now ending their careers,” commented Mayor Fraser Tolmie. A special achievement award was presented to Paul Busse for his dedication as a firefighter with the Moose Jaw Fire Department and for his volunteer fundraising work for breast cancer research. A full list of service and retirement awards is attached. Recognizing Our People – Investing in Our Future Presentation Program 2016 The City of Moose Jaw congratulates and thanks the 2016 service award recipients and retirees. Thank you for your service to our community! SERVICE AWARDS / RETIREMENT LUNCHEON – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2016 Front Row (left to right) Brian Freeman, Drew Waldo, Kevin Pilsworth, Trish Seman, Staci Dobrescu, Brian Acker Back Row (left to right) Brad Harder, Michael Gorgichuk, Dave Hill, Blair Bucsis, Bryan VanTassel, Rod Klippenstein, Paul Busse (Special Achievement Award recipient)
The City of Moose Jaw would like to remind residents to be aware of people posing as City workers approaching homes, asking entry to test their water and pipes. We have received a few reports of such suspicious activity and remind residents that City workers requiring access have City-issued ID and will be driving a green or white vehicle with the City of Moose Jaw logo. City of Moose Jaw employees follow the following protocol when requiring water testing: The City calls the resident, requesting a water test. A City employee drops off a testing kit in the residents’ mailbox. The resident performs the test and returns the kit to their mailbox, phoning the City to advise that the test has been completed. The City retrieves the test kit from the residents’ mailbox. If you see suspicious activity, please call the City Engineering department at 306-694-4448 or Moose Jaw Police at 306-694-7600. In an emergency, please call 911.