Monthly Archive

December 2020

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 195 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Local News
Steven Wilson

New Measures For Casinos, Bingo Halls Now In Effect

New public health guidelines and orders took effect Saturday at 12:01 a.m. The new measures were announced earlier in the week, as part of widespread measures introduced with the aim of curbing t... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Visually Impaired Student Chasing His Broadcasting Dream

Matthew Fernell’s The Chatter Box covers a number of subjects from education to sports to overcoming obstacles.  And overcoming obstacles is something the Grade 12 student at Peac... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Hillcrest Sports Centre in 'Solid' Condition

City Council heard on Wednesday night that, despite the need for some repairs, the Hillcrest Sports Centre is in “solid” and can continue to be used as rental space for recreational activities.  ... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

Prairie South Noticing A Lack of Literacy Skills in Younger Students

While schools throughout Moose Jaw have worked day-in-day-out to ensure the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year went as smoothly as it did, there is one side-effect to the pandemic that has co... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Police Find Budget Savings as Two Recruits Quit

The Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners is putting forward an amended 2021 operating budget to city council with additional savings.  About $19,000 will be coming off of the police budget in... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

2 Deaths, 245 New COVID-19 Cases, 485 Recoveries Announced Friday

45 cases are considered active in the sub-region 'South Central 2' which includes Moose Jaw and the surrounding area Two more residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 have died, one of the ind... read more..

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Blaise Wozniak

SaskTel Offering Customers Free Unlimited Data Until January 11

SaskTel has announced that they will be providing unlimited wireless data to customers throughout the province from now until January 11, 2021. Data overage charges will be waived for businesses and ... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

School Division Reflects Back on the First Half of School Year

With the first semester of school over, the Prairie South School Division are breathing a sigh of relief. The year has been anything but normal for administration, staff, and students, with guideline... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Year In Review #15: DFFH Lawsuit Names City Councillors

Discover Moose Jaw is counting down the top-15 stories of 2020. In the number 15 spot is the Downtown Facility and Field House lawsuit.  A statement of claim was filed at the Moose Jaw Court of ... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Today Marks Shortest Day of the Year

The winter Solstice began today at 4:02 this morning, marking the shortest day of the year and the official first day of winter in the northern hemisphere.  According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

Local 12-Year-Old Asks Santa for 'Hope' for Christmas

As we prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime isolation Christmas, it's a strange way to cap off what's been a different and tough year. Kids will be going to bed tonight hoping to find everything t... read more..

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Shawn Slaght

Mill Rate Increase Going Towards Deferred Parks and Rec Projects

Moose Jaw residents will see at least a one per cent mill rate increase for parks and recreation capital projects.  The parks and recreation department asked for $295,000 for several projec... read more..

Local News
Daniel McElroy

Changes Coming to Recreation Facilities Due to COVID Guidelines

Operations at the City's recreation facilities are being slightly modified to comply with the latest COVID-19 safety measures. Outdoor Ice Surfaces: Outdoor ice and Crokicurl surfaces are being in... read more..

Local News
Daniel McElroy

Year in Review #10 - Stabbing on Stadacona

Our #10 story of the year marks what was a grim moment for the city: the first homicide of 2020. At around 3:20 in the afternoon on Oct. 28, residents noticed a sudden increase in police activity aro... read more..

Local News
Daniel McElroy

Year in Review #13 - The 2020 Provincial Election

Story #13 in our 2020 Year in Review is the 2020 Saskatchewan General Election, held on Oct. 26. This would be the first time both Scott Moe of the Saskatchewan Party and Ryan Meili of the NDP would ... read more..

Local News
Daniel McElroy

Year in Review #12 - The 2020 Municipal Election

No countdown of our top 15 stories from 2020 would be complete without this fall's Municipal Election - our #12 story of the year. The call for nominations was issued on Sep. 22 and by the time nomin... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

Phase 1 of Vaccine Delivery Plan Set to Begin Next Week

The first step of Phase 1 in the Vaccine Delivery Plan is expected to begin next week where 1,950 health care workers in Saskatoon ICUs, Emergency Departments, COVID Units, testing and assessment cent... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Federal Restart Funding Could Bring Large Tax Increase in 2022

Federal restart funding was supposed to help the City of Moose Jaw and other municipalities to get out of the pandemic in 2021, but it has been causing frustration during budget deliberation... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

Year in Review #2 - Snowbird Crash in BC

As we continue our countdown of the top 15 stories of the year, we now reach number 2, which takes us back to May 17.The scene where a Snowbirds jet crashed into a Kamloops, B.C., Neighbourhood (Court... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

Year in Review #8 - Proposed Wakamow Development

An announcement on September 21 at city council that caused immediate backlash marks our number 8 story of 2020; the proposed Wakamow Valley Development. Alberta based architect Alvin Fritz and local... read more..

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Blaise Wozniak

Year in Review #9 - Train Derailment, Evacuation

A startling start to the day for some residents on south hill the morning of August 5 continues our countdown of the top 15 stories of 2020, with story number 9. A rail collision and derailment at th... read more..

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Blaise Wozniak

Year in Review #14 - The Scotties Tournament of Hearts

As we continue looking back at our top stories of 2020, we get to story #14 - what would ultimately be the last major event held in Moose Jaw for the year; The 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Ann... read more..

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Blaise Wozniak

Seven Deaths, 466 Recoveries, 238 New COVID-19 Cases Announced

55 cases are considered active in the sub-region 'South Central 2', which includes Moose Jaw and surrounding area Seven more residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One of the indiv... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

City to Subsidize Mosaic Place for Over $864,000

Spectra Management put together an optimistic 2021 Mosaic Place budget for city council, that has caused some concerns among city councilors on Wednesday night.  The biggest question r... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

St. Margaret's Donates Over 150 Supply-Filled-Socks to Riverside Mission

Students and Staff at St Margaret's elementary school wanted to give back to the community during the lead-up to Christmas but weren't quite sure how That is until teacher Terrill Skoropad saw a post... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Riverside Mission to Build New Facility on River Street

With an aging building, Riverside Mission is looking to build a new $6 million facility on River Street West.  Riverside Mission is currently operated by Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission ... read more..

Local News
Corey Atkinson

Minor Hockey Team Performs Random Act of Kindness

Young people helping others through random acts of kindness. The 2020-2021 U11 Red Rebels might not be known for what they’re doing on the ice this year due to the pandemic, but their off-ice exploit... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

Vanier Entrepreneurship 30 Class Donates $4,200 to Food Bank

The Entrepreneurship 30 class from Vanier Collegiate has donated $4,200 to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank after creating the Lonesome Road Corporation, and selling a variety of clothing.Trinity ... read more..

Local News
Shawn Slaght

Affordable Housing Planned for Former Union Hospital Land

Anhart Community Housing Society is looking to build affordable housing at the site of the former Union Hospital.  Anhart would be purchasing the land from the city for $687,500 for 2.... read more..

Local News
Blaise Wozniak

169 New COVID-19 Cases,154 Recoveries Announced Wednesday

169 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Saskatchewan Wednesday, with 38 of the new cases located in Saskatoon, 35 in the northwest, 30 in Regina, 28 in the north-central region, 13 in the far north read more..

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