Garth Palmer Named November’s Notoriously Good Neighbour

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MOOSE JAW, SK – The City of Moose Jaw and Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce congratulate Garth Palmer, our “Notoriously Good Neighbour” for the month of November.

The City of Moose Jaw and Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce created the program to recognize the Notoriously Friendly, Notoriously Generous and Notoriously Kind-Hearted Moose Javians making a Notoriously Positive difference in our community.

Palmer’s neighbour, Erika Macauley, said she moved in two doors down from him in 2021 and during the winter months Palmer takes it upon himself to care for everyone. “Garth snow blows the sidewalk the entire winter for our block and also does the back alley and driveway for neighbours who need a little extra help with snow removal.” She noted that he knows his neighbours well enough to put in extra effort where it’s needed without being asked. “One of our neighbours had a stroke last year and Garth cleared his front walk all the way up to the front door and a path to the street to make sure he could come and go safely.”

Macauley mentioned that he is friendly to her four-legged family member and is quick to pop over and help on any occasion. “He’s come over to help me start my lawn mower, saw off branches on trees in the winter storm, and always stops by to say hi and pet my dog when he’s going by.” Adding that Palmer and his wife, Kim, are super friendly and don’t expect anything in return for their acts of kindness, but Macauley wants people to see their generosity.

As an official “Notoriously Good Neighbour”, Palmer has been awarded a gift card to Al Capone’s Pizza but will be donating it to the Salvation Army.

Moose Javians can nominate their Notoriously Good Neighbour with the Report An Issue feature on the City’s website, MooseJaw.ca, or on the free City of Moose Jaw app. And, to read the City’s “Notorious Nine – Nine Ways to Be a Notoriously Good Neighbour” – click here.