Public Skating and Shinny Schedule!

For more information, 

click here.

Back in June of last year, SaskPower had announced that they would be constructing a 244 km transmission line, now they're almost complete and putting on the final touches. 

The project spans from the Chinook Power Station near the city of Swift Current all the way to the Pasqua Switching Station that's located just east of our city. Crews have all the poles in place and are currently working on connecting all the power poles, but will be impacting traffic this week. 

"Part of continuing work on the Pasqua to Swift Current Transmission Line, that's a project that's needed to connect the power station near Swift Current to customers and accommodate future growth in the province. In the locationSaskP Transmission Line 3 near Moose Jaw," detailed Joel Cherry, Spokesperson for SaskPower. "That will minimize the disruption to traffic and allow it to be done quickly and efficiently, however, that will mean there will be some short traffic stoppages and reduce traffic for a few days coming up here."

This transmission line runs along highway 1 and crosses over highway 2 once it reaches the friendly city, Cherry said they don't believe this portion of the project will last long. 

"The delays are expected to go until January 11th, and the stoppages are scheduled for January 9th... it's a little bit sensitive to wind, there's always the potential that it could be delayed and so we have to keep that in mind. We'll have the latest information on social media and it should be shared on the Highway Hotline as well."

Cherry noted that this project is quite significant to SaskPower, as they're investing millions of dollars into our infrastructure to keep up with growing demand. 

"It's a major transmission line, it's about 200 km long... costing up about 260 million dollars. If you look right near Moose Jaw, you can see the size of the new structures already in place, so the poles and the structures that are going to carry the lines have already been installed and now we're just stringing the lines along them. If you look at the new structures compared to the previously existing ones, you can see that this is a major upgrade that we're doing."

Cherry noted that towards the middle of January crews will shift their attention down the line and be working near Rush Lake. The project in this area is expected to be a little more time consuming and last from January 14th to February 5th, weather permitting.

Drivers in the area of the work on highway 2 just north of our city can tune their to 88.7 FM to hear about the project and what it means for the province as they're traveling through the area. SaskPower recently installed a radio transmitter in the area to help better communicate with residents about the work that's taking place.

More Local News

MJ Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks

Moose Jaw pharmacist Niklas Voelk has been ordered to pay a penalty of $19,000 after he pleaded guilty to professional misconduct and accepting more than $700,000 in kickbacks from a pharmaceutical…

Sarah MacDougall Visits Moose Jaw

Canadian singer Sarah MacDougall traveled to Moose Jaw for a show. MacDougall, who has won two Western Canadian Music Awards for Roots Solo album of the year, says her newest album has been getting…

Winter Storm Brings Unfavourable Conditions for Drivers

As the Mackenzie Screamer weather system rolls over Saskatchewan, the highways will become more treacherous as the day goes on. Residents have informed us that north of Moose Jaw on Highway 2 there…

City of Moose Jaw "Wins" CFIB Award for High Street

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB) is handing out their annual "Paperweight Awards," and the City of Moose Jaw is one of the "winners". According to the CFIB, the Paperweights…

Drug Trend Information Night Held at Central Collegiate

Representatives from both the Moose Jaw Police Service and the Saskatchewan Health Authority's Mental Health and Addictions Services conducted a drug-trend information session at Central Collegiate…
books 1.JPG

Holy Trinity Prepares for "Battle of the Books" Finale

Holy Trinity held a luncheon on Tuesday to get their readers ready for "Battle of the Books"! The "Battle of the Books" finale is coming up on January 29th at Vanier Collegiate, where kids from Holy…

Levy Avoided But for How Long?

It could offset the need for an infrastructure levy this year but it likely won't keep the monster at bay for very long. Moose Jaw City Council passed a motion Monday night to cap the Five Year…

City Staff Granted Free Activity Passes

A new program will soon be offered to City of Moose Jaw employees to encourage an active lifestyle. Initial approval has been granted to a program that will offer free access to city facilities for…

Mackenzie Screamer Heading for Saskatchewan

It's going to be a rather nasty 24-36 hours but in the grand scheme of things, it's just a blip on the radar ahead of a warming trend. A fast-moving cold snap is bearing down on us and we could see…

Urban Utility Rates to Increase 6%, Rural Rates by 50%

Water and sewer rates are going up 6% in Moose Jaw and by 50% at 15 Wing. As budget talks continue City Council made those decisions Monday night, just weeks after announcing that rural water…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login