Bathroom: Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or shaving; only use water when you need to rinse. Reduce the time you spend in the shower – even if it is just a minute or two. Turn off the shower when you are shampooing. If you use the tub, bathe in only a few centimetres of water instead of a full tub. Kitchen: Use the dishwasher only when there is a full load. Do not pre-rinse dishes – most modern dishwashers do not require this step. When washing by hand, use a basin to rinse dishes instead of using running water. Pour yourself a drink of cold water from a pitcher from the fridge instead of running the tap. Wash fruits and vegetables in a partially filled sink instead of rinsing them under running water. Laundry Room: Wash clothes only when there is a full load. Outdoors: Use a broom instead of a hose to remove debris from your driveway or sidewalk. Bathe your pets outdoors in areas that need water. Install a shut-off nozzle on your water hose; a garden hose left running can waste up to 20 litres per minute. Water your lawn and gardens once a week. Follow an odd-even watering schedule. Water in the morning or late evening to avoid evaporation during the heat of the day. When watering your lawn, ensure the spray does not reach your sidewalk or driveway. Use drip irrigation for trees and shrubs. Direct downspouts towards shrubs and trees. Use mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation. Allow your grass to grow slightly taller to promote water retention in the soil. The most important water saving tip is to regularly check for leaks around your home. A leaking toilet or faucet can cost you hundreds of dollars a year.
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW April 28, 2015 OFF-LEASH DOG PARK IS OPEN! MOOSE JAW – It’s official!! The City of Moose Jaw’s Off-Leash Bark Park is open and ready for your furry friends to use. The new Bark Park includes two separate enclosed areas – one for small dogs under 18 inches and a larger dog area for those over 18 inches. The Park is the first of its kind in Moose Jaw that allows the opportunity for dogs to run and play off-leash. Park amenities include accessible pathways & parking stalls, benches, doggie doo bag stations, trash receptacles and a few “tunnels” to play hide and seek in. A water tap will also be provided and installed at a later date. Some areas of the Park that were recently developed will take a bit of time for the natural grasses to grow back. In the fall of 2014, the City initiated construction of the Park with the remainder of the work being completed within the last month. The Park is located in Hamilton Flats on the 1500 block of Manitoba Street West. Dog owners are encouraged to get out and enjoy the new off-leash Park. “Rules and regulation signs are posted at the entrance to both the small and large dog park areas, and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these rules for the full enjoyment of all users,” said Kelly Mentanko, Operations Manager. “There are some very basic rules like please pick up after your dogs, owners must carry a leash at all times, dogs must have a valid City licence and dogs must be in view of their owners and under their control at all times,” he added. The City of Moose Jaw would like to encourage users to provide their feedback on the Off-Leash Dog Park to the Parks & Recreation Department. Media Contact: Kelly Mentanko, Operations Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4447 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW April 17, 2015 PROVINCIAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2015 FLOOD EVENT APPROVED MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw has just received notification from the Ministry of Government Relations that the flood event that occurred on the dates March 17 to 19, 2015 will be recognized by the Province under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) as a claim event eligible for disaster relief. Residents who experienced property damage during the March 17 to19, 2015 flood event are eligible to submit claim applications up to September 19, 2015. To qualify, a property owner must apply and submit the following: (1) denial of insurance coverage from their insurance carrier; (2) a statement indicating the claim resulted from the flood damage which occurred in and around March 17 to 19, 2015; (3) a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license; and (4) a copy of their 2015 property tax assessment. Any residents who may be eligible can obtain application forms from the City Manager’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall. Information on procedures and property eligibility can be found on the government website at: http://gr.gov.sk.ca/BeforeYouApply or http://gr.gov.sk.ca/AfterYouApply Residents can also contact PDAP directly by calling 1-866-632-4033. Media Contact: Matt Noble, City Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4427 email@example.com
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW April 17, 2015 CITY OF MOOSE JAW AND MOOSE JAW FIREFIGHTERS’ ASSOCIATION LOCAL #553 INTEREST ARBITRATION AWARD HANDED DOWN MOOSE JAW – Arbitration Chair, A. Robson Garden, issued an Interest Arbitration Award for the City of Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw Fire Fighters’ Association, International Association of Firefighters, Local 553. The Firefighters have been without a contract since December 31, 2010. The binding Award results in a 13% wage increase and covers the period from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014. Wage increases for a First Class Firefighter shall increase January 1, 2011 by 2% and by 2.1% July 1, 2011; shall increase January 1, 2012 by 2% and .8% July 1, 2012; shall increase January 1, 2013 by 2% and 1.1% July 1, 2013; and shall increase by 3% January 1, 2014. As well, a .5% increase to pension contributions shall be retroactive to January 1, 2011. Going forward, an additional .5% shall be allocated for health and dental benefits. “This recent arbitration process will have significant retroactive costs,” said City Manager Matt Noble. “We accept this Award and we are pleased we can now update the Collective Agreement with our professional firefighters until the end of 2014. Regrettably, it means this Collective Agreement has already expired,” said Noble. “The decision adds to the increasing cost of providing tax-supported emergency services and reinforces the need to address this fiscal challenge on a community and province-wide basis,” he added. The City, in its presentation to the Arbitration Board, addressed the criteria pursuant to the newly-proclaimed Saskatchewan Employment Act and was the first municipality to have an Interest Arbitration Award heard under these new provisions. The Interest Arbitration Hearing took place in Moose Jaw from October 6 to 8, 2014. Bruce Siemens was the Firefighters’ Association Nominee while Kenneth Cornea was the City’s Nominee. The City was represented by its Counsel, John Saunders. Media Contact: Matt Noble, City Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4427 firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective April 1st, the Sanitary Landfill Operating Hours will change to summer hours as follows: April 1st to October 31st Monday to Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW March 20, 2014 7th Avenue Bridge – CLOSED MOOSE JAW – The 7th Avenue Bridge has been closed until further notice. The ice impacting the bridge over the past few days has caused significant damage to structural components of the bridge. All types of traffic including pedestrians are now restricted from using this structure. More information will be provided once river levels return to normal and structural damage can be more completely assessed. Media Contact: Colin Prang, Manager of Engineering City of Moose Jaw (306) 221-1990 or (306) 694-4523 email@example.com
The City of Moose Jaw invites the public to view and comment on the final draft of the South Hill Local Area Plan. A Local Area Plan (LAP) provides a long-term road map for how the South Hill neighbourhood will grow, revitailize and adapt over time. This is an opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Plan. Prairie Wild Consulting will be accepting feedback on the plan until January 31st, 2015. firstname.lastname@example.org Draft South Hill Local Area Plan
Cast Iron Water Main Replacement Map (Phase 1 and 2) Current Water Advisories Google Transit Map Automated External Defribrillator (AED) Locations– An interactive map of the location of all City-owned AED Devices. Catch Basins – An interactive map of catch basin locations. Cemeteries Interactive Map – An interactive map of the cemeteries making it easier to find block locations. Cross-Country Skiing trail is complemented by the scenic beauty of Wakamow Valley and utilizes the hills and trees to produce groomed trails. There is no charge for the use of these trails. Current City Limits – The City of Moose Jaw map of current city boundary limits. Garbage Collection Areas and Collection Schedule – A interactive map of the garbage areas combined with the collection schedule Historical Flood Map of Moose Jaw Recreation Services Map – A interactive map of the recreation services offered in Moose Jaw. Recycling Map Road Closure Map The Rotary Trail is a 32.3 km. walking trail around Moose Jaw Streets and Subdivisions – A printable PDF map book showing City of Moose Jaw Addressing, Streets and Subdivisions. Unofficial Election Results by polling location Transit Map – The City of Moose Jaw bus route schedules and transit map Truck and Dangerous Goods Route Map – The City of Moose Jaw map of truck, pickup and delivery, and dangerous goods routes. Water Main Infrastructure
Living Sky Letterheads Global Mural Arts and Cultural Tourism Association The Murals of Moose Jaw program gives visitors the opportunity to see Moose Jaw on a grand scale. Scenes depicting Moose Jaw’s early history can be found on the sides and fronts of buildings throughout the downtown core. Paintings, glass works, and a bas-relief all provide insight into the development of Moose Jaw. Printable version of Murals Map 1. Cruising Main Street Behind Mae Wilson theatre at 217 Main Street North (20′ x 44′) By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw 2011 A lively scene of Moose Jaw’s Main Street in the 20’s. Since it is painted on the back of the Old Capital Theater Building, some elements from the Capital Theatre are incorporated in the design. Two of the people, one in the window, and the worker at the side of the mural, are actually sculptures sticking out from the wall. 2. Opening Day Parade 82 Manitoba St. West Wall 16′ x 50′ By Gus Froese, Moose Jaw, 1990 The opening day parade of the 1910 baseball season from railway station up Main Street. 3. Breaking New Ground 80 High St. W. North Wall 16′ x 40′ By Paul Geraghty, Avonlea, SK, 1990 Representing the pioneer’s hopes of a golden future by “proving his land” 5 acres per year for 5 years to obtain title of ownership. 4. Sunday School 60 Hochelaga St. W. 22′ x 24′ By Marsha Wade Charlebois, Welland, Ont, 1991. This mural pays tribute to Eva Hasell and Winifred Tricehurst who did missionary work in the district in the 1920’s. 5. Stormin’ Main Street – 1883 44 Fairford St. W. East Wall 18′ x 80′ By Dale Cline, Moose Jaw 1991 An awesome perspective of Main Street looking North, just as a prairie storm is on the way. 6. The Lady and the Cow 602 Main St. N. West Wall 28′ x 29′ By Ernie Bereti, Mclean, SK. 1991 For pioneer women on the prairies a cow was a prized possession. The lady is Mrs. Elizabeth Elliot. 7. Canada Mosaic 150 On the wall of Moose Jaw Tourism facing Tim Hortons 450 Diefenbaker Drive September, 2016 (8’ x 12’) 150 Communities, and thousands of participants across Canada created Community Murals that reflected the history and culture of Canada. Moose Jaw’s unique Mural is composed of 828 tiles painted by our own residents, and honoring the Snow Bird flying team. Moose Jaw’s, and each individual Mural represents a train car, which will inevitably join the other Murals to form a gigantic train-the foundation of the unification of Canada. The Mural will be a historic legacy to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial (150 birthday)View the whole train online @ Canada 150 Mosaic.com 8. A Tribute to Lewis Rice 70 Stadacona St. W. 13′ x 16′ (McMaster Studio Bldg) By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, 2011 The Mural is a tribute to Lewis Rice, an early Moose Jaw resident and Photographer. Using the equipment of the time, he created valuable historic records of rural and City life, especially the scenery and buildings. His works appeared on postcards, and in newspapers and books. 9. Fire Watch 100 Fairford St. W. East Wall By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, 2009 The Mural celebrates the history of the Moose Jaw Fire Department. The past of ours, and other communities contain stories of devastating fires, and the effort of firefighters to protect life and property. The gradual changes in equipment and methods are illustrated along with the awareness that the dedication and courage remain the same. 10. Sunday Outing 105 Ominica St. W. East Wall 8′ x 16′ By Wee Lee, Regina, SK, 1991 A delicately painted view of an engagement party boating on the Moose Jaw River 11. Postcards from Moose Jaw On Kiwanis Lodge, River Park By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, SK, 2016 The CPR Dam created Paxton Lake, and while primarily built to supply water to trains, this encouraged other development, both economic and recreational. Ice was cut from the river to supply ice houses, and line box cars carrying perishable goods. Market Gardens, Green Houses, piggeries, and Wellington Whites Brick Plant were all located in the Valley. Moose Jaw Aquatic Club trained people for swimming, rowing, canoeing, diving and water polo. River Park Campground is one of the oldest continuing operating campgrounds in North America. The Valley also had tea gardens, tennis courts, ball diamonds, boat and canoe rentals, cabin rentals, swimming beach, dance hall, concessions, picnic areas – the main recreation for many Moose Javians. In winter they had horse races on ice, skating parties, skiing, and sledding. Many of the original houses and businesses are gone now, but without the valley, AND ACCOMPANYING WATER, Moose Jaw would likely not exist. 12. All in a Days Work 80 Stadacona St. W. West Wall 16′ x 48′ By Stefan Csiszar, Santa Fe, NM, USA. 1991. This unique art form depicts three successful businesses of early Moose Jaw. 13. The First Run 125 Main St. N. North Wall 18′ x 25′ By Brian Volke, Regina, SK, 1991 On August 19, 1911 Moose Jaw’s Streetcar took it’s first run. 14. Hopes and Dreams 21 Fairford St. W West Wall 12′ x 18′ By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, 1991 This Bas-relief shows a pioneer wagon loaded with all they need to homestead circa 1882. 15. Living With the Land 55 Ominica St. W 18′ x 24′ By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, SK, 2013This Mural pays honor to the Lakota Sioux, Cree, Assiniboine, Metis, and other first nation people who made Camp at THE TURN, in the Moose Jaw Valley, a natural oasis in the prairie that provided shelter, wood, water and food, and was mainly used in the winter. The Mural is bordered with diamond shaped geometric designs symbolizing and showing consideration and appreciation of nature. The bit of hide painting in the background helps to tie the design together and show a little of the importance of the horse and buffalo. The Sioux quote at the bottom is another recognition of traditional Aboriginal connection to nature and the world around them. 16. The Sisters of Sion 1236 3rd Avenue N.W. North Wall 16′ x 40′ By Ernie Bereti, McLean, SK, 1992 Celebrating the centennial of the founding order, the mural is an open-book format. 17. Lest We Forget 268 High St W. 11′ x 54′ By Dale Cline, Moose Jaw, 1992 Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion this mural is dedicated to the men and women who fought in World War One and Two and beyond. 18. For the Veterans West wall of The Moose Jaw Express Building on Manitoba Street West By David Paul, Moose Jaw, 2006 The Mural was created to honor all the Veterans who fought, and are still fighting to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy, and take for granted. The work depicts the profile of a war-era female nurse, a sailor, an infantryman, and an airman.. He based it on those old war recruiting posters, and meant it to acknowledge all generations of people from Moose Jaw who have been affected by war. 19. Old Time Threshing Bee 32 River St. E. 11′ x 63′ By Paul Geraghty, Avonlea, SK, 1992. A tribute to the farmers who made the prairies the bread basket of the world. 20. Winter Carnival 35 High St. E. 16′ x 34′ By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, 1992 This mural shows winter carnival events which were popular during the long prairie winters. 21. National Light and Power Co. 821 Main St. N. 11′ x 54′ By Gus Froese, Moose Jaw, 1993 This mural sponsored by the Moose Jaw Asphalt Co., depicts the change that electric lights made to the community. 22. March to the Pipes Forever 500 1st Ave N.W. North Wall 20′ x 53′ By Gus Froese, Moose Jaw, 1993 A tribute to the Springs O’Heather All Girls Pipe Band and the Heather Highlanders Dancers. 23. Driving Through the Years 80 Caribou St. W., West Wall 6′ x 21′ By Nikki Howell and Bobbi Romanuk, Moose Jaw, 1994 This ceramic tile mosaic depicts the history of the CAA Saskatchewan Motor Club from 1905 to the present. 24. Temple Gardens 1921 24 Fairford St. E. Inside spa 5′ x 10′ By Violet Bechtold, Jo-Anne Dusel, Dale Cline, Moose Jaw, 1994 This mural of a popular local nightspot was made from about 9000 pieces of broken china. 25. Air Force Blue 112 1st Avenue N.E. West Wall 16′ x 42′ By Dale Cline, Moose Jaw, 1994 Sponsored by 15 Wing Moose Jaw and members of Course 9401. It is a tribute to the training of pilots at the Base since 1940 to date. 26. Discovery 83 Ominica St. W. 16′ x 20′ By Rob Froese, Moose Jaw, 1994 Sponsored by Sask Tel, it consists of 750 hand made clay tiles, depicting images of advancements in communication. 27. Peacock Presents 145 Ross St. E. By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw, 1994. A Bas-relief of Peacock Collegiate aspects-academics, art, drama, choral and sports. 28. Collage of Lost Murals River Street wall of McKarrs Furniture 88 2nd Avenue NW To be completed by 2017 Remembering our lost Murals, that were loved, and are missed (Remember Old 80) was Moose Jaw first Mural, and was lost when the building was demolished. Another favourite (River Street Red) was destroyed by fire. Lost to demolition (The Incorporation of the City of Moose Jaw) and (Moose Jaw Union Hospital Mural), (Our Ukrainian Heritage) was lost to remodelling, (Summer Games) was lost to deterioration. Since 2007 our Murals have been painted on panels, so hopefully no more will be lost. 29. The Jewels and the Royals 145 Ross St. E. East Wall By Central Art – Kelly Friesen, Grant McLaughlin, Michelle Wheatley, Moose Jaw, 1996. A tribute to the excellent women’s baseball teams in Moose Jaw in the 30’s,40’s & 50’s. 30. Clarke Bros. Circa 1902 West Wall 37 Main St. N. 10′ x 10 By Ruth Hamilton Moose Jaw, 1999 This mural shows the artist’s father and uncle’s interior of their store operated from 1902 – 1950. 31. Ross Wells Tribute to Baseball S.E. Face of Ross Wells Diamons 16′ x 48′ By Gus Froese, Moose Jaw, 1999 A tribute to the long history of world class baseball played in Moose Jaw over the years. 32. Tribute to Victoria School North Wall – 175 1st Ave N.E. 10′ x 25′ By Joanne Dusel, Moose Jaw, 2000 Whimsical look at Victoria school on opening day featuring long time teacher Faye Baker. 33. History CPR Station Free standing wall, 5 Manitoba St. E. 12.5′ x 34′ Design by D. Cline, Moose Jaw, 1999 Painted in tribute to Dale Cline, who passed away in 1999, by his students. 34. Dancing on River Street 21 Fairford St. E. – North Wall 10′ x 18′ By Brian Romagnoli, Lincoln, Ont, 2002 This mural offers a romantic retrospective glimpse of the exciting nightlife of River Street in the 1920’s. 35. Tribute to the Age of Theatre 21 Fairford St. E. – West Wall 10′ x 18′ By Brian Romagnoli, Lincoln, Ont, 2002 This mural celebrates the theatres that Moose Jaw the cultural centre of southern Saskatchewan in the 1920’s. 36. Family Gathering Indoors at the Mosiac Stadium 1st Avenue & High Street NW McCAIG MEZZANINE view from the front stairs By Wei Luan, Edmonton, AB, 2002 A life-size bronze sculpture of a family of moose. 37. Centennial Mural Crescent Park Band Shell By Grant McLaughlin Moose Jaw, SK 2003 A pictorial History of Moose Jaw on the Band Shell in Crescent Park from 1902-2003 38. Tribute to Gary Hyland Corner of Home Street and 4th Avenue (25′ x 9′) By Grant McLaughlin, Moose Jaw SK. 2012 Tribute Mural to Gary Hyland, a teacher, poet, and arts advocate; was commissioned by the South Hill Community Association and The Riverview Alumni association. The images depict his poetic memories of growing up in the South Hill area in the 40s and 50s. 39. History of the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company 250 Thatcher Dr.- South Wall Shows the many facets of the Exhibition over the years. 40. The Tree of Life Corner of 3rd Ave NE& High St. Artist Joe Dombowsky The Tree of Life represents wisdom, strength, beauty,peace & faith in the future all of which are enduring values that best describe Saskatchewan people 41. Battle of the Booze Tourism Centre By Joe Dombowsky Prohibition played a major role in the early years of our province. This is particularly true for Moose Jaw, the central point where “The Battle for the Booze’ was fought and finally decided. As Saskatchewan’s Chief Prohibition Officer, A. J.Hawke was one of the leading characters in this great cat and mouse game known as the prohibition area. 42. Veterinarian Mural 0 block of Hochelaga Street West on the back wall of Patterson Plaza/Rogers/shoppers Drug Mart By Noella Cotnam A tribute to all the veterinarians who served in Moose over the years, and helped us keep our pets and animals healthy. 43. Chinese Mural West Wall of 240 High St. W By Tony Segale The Chinese community has contribute a great deal to the development of the city of Moose Jaw and has integrated into the community in a seamless manner 44. A Tribute to the Métis Community 0 block of Hochelaga Street West on the back wall of Patterson Plaza/Rogers/shoppers Drug Mart By Ray Renooy Winnipeg, Manbitoba, 2007 Mural of Louis Riel “Our people will sleep for a hundred years – but when they awake it will be the artists who bring back their culture” 45. The Last Dambuster South wall of 212 Main St N (view from High St.) By Jon Butterworth, (Bushie) Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 2007 Ken Brown was a Moose Jaw native who flew with the famous Dambuster Squadron during the second World War and was awarded the CGM. Dambusters bombed dams in Germany. The operation was one of great difficulty, demanding very low flying and a high degree of skill and courage and close cooperation with the crews of the aircraft engaged. Flying Officer Robert Alexander Urquhart DFC, another Moose Jaw native, was also part of the Dam Buster mission, but his Plane was damaged in the bomb drop, and then gunned down on the return to base, killing all on board. 46. Capital Theatre Mural North Wall of Cultural Centre (view from Fairford St.) By David Butler A ticket for the theatre in its heyday with a bevy of beauties to grace the stage 47. Riding For the Brand East Wall Ashdown’s Furniture 38 High St W By Grant McLaughlin Commissioned by Saskatchewan Stock Growers on their 100th Anniversary and dedicated to honor past and current Cattlemen and Cattlewomen of Saskatchewan. Riding for the Brand is an old west term for a loyal and dedicated Ranch Hand, and the Mural shows an early scene of driving cattle to the Rail yard, with a photo of the original Saskatchewan Stock Growers founders in the center.