Updated 2019 Waste/Recycling Collection Schedule

For the updated schedule,

click here.

It's no secret that during any kind of cold snap, tow trucks drivers throughout the region are busy. 

That includes CAA: Saskatchewan who have been receiving a high volume of calls for their tow truck services. 

"As you can imagine on an extremely cold day like [Friday], we do have a bit of a waiting period so thanks to everyone for their patience. I just checked with our roadside assistance team and we know that the calls are coming in fast and furious. Unfortunately, we do have some wait periods, we're getting to everyone as quickly as possible," explained Christine Niemczyk, Director of Corporate Communications & Public Relations. "We know that in the cities, we have about an hour and a half waiting period for tow truck service and in our rural areas it's about a two-hour wait."

She said that it doesn't matter where you are, your safety is always their top priority. 

"When you do call for CAA roadside assistance our communications councillors will always ask you 'are you in a safe location?', at times when those drivers do tell us that they're concerned about their safety... those calls may get a priority because if they are in need and their safety is a concern we will get to them quickly."

Niemczyk noted that the best way to get help to you sooner would be to have all the information possible of your whereabouts ready to go before you make the call. 

"Know your surroundings, know where you're at. If you're on the highway, what highway are you travelling, what city are you close to, is there a crossroad intersection or something that you can say where you are at? The more information you can give the call councillor at CAA as to where you are, the easier we can find you and when you're travelling this is the time we want to give our car a little bit of TLC."

She added that everyone should be carrying extra supplies in their vehicle in case of a breakdown such as blanket, boots and other warm clothing. And says that people could even carry a flare, flashlight or bright coloured blanket to help make themselves visible in a time of need. 

More Local News

Mayor's Car Allowance Will Stay The Same

At budget committee discussions Monday night, Moose Jaw’s mayor attempted to get his monthly car allowance in line with the city manager’s. The city manager will get $500 a month as a car allowance…

New President of The SWF Elected in Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation announced a new president this past weekend and it's a Swift Current resident taking over the reins. Clark Schultz was elected to the position by acclamation on…

Environment Canada Launches New Weather App

In an effort to provide more accurate details about the forecast to those across the country, Environment Canada has released a new app. Titled 'Weather CAN', the Environment Canada hopes to cut out…

Pelletier Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of Ayerst

One of the two accused in the murder of 21-year old Tyrus Ayerst back on August 17, during what was considered a botched robbery, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in Moose Jaw…

Local Mother Speaks Out About Amber Alert Backlash

The line has been drawn in the sand on social media, as people have been expressing their frustration for an Amber Alert that went off in Ottawa recently, as well as people who are disappointed with…

United We Roll Continues Efforts in Ottawa

The United We Roll rally entered its second day on Parliament Hill Wednesday. The convoy of trucks made their return to downtown Ottawa and lined Wellington Street in front of Parliament. For the…

Locomotive Bell Replaced at WDM

It won’t be exactly the same, but the bell for the locomotive at the Western Development Museum has been replaced. The WDM have found a replacement to ensure the train is able to ring its bell come…

Fire Department Needs Your Help With Hydrants

With the recent fire in Tuxford that saw members of the Moose Jaw Fire Department on the scene throughout Monday night, we're being reminded to clear any snow or ice away from fire hydrants in your…

Budget Committee Approves Five-Year Capital Budget

City Council’s budget committee has passed the 2019-2023 revised capital budget at a special budget committee meeting Tuesday night in Council chambers. In their Jan. 21 budget committee meeting,…

Waiting For Decision on Carbon Tax, Justice Minister Reacts

Arguments are over in a Regina courtroom, and now the decision on the future of a federally imposed carbon tax is in the hands of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals. The judges heard arguments from…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login