Richard Olmstead Named June’s Notoriously Good Neighbour

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MOOSE JAW, SK – The City of Moose Jaw and Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce congratulate Richard “Bert” Olmstead, our “Notoriously Good Neighbour” for the month of June.

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.

Olmstead’s nominator, Darrell Babcock, said his neighbour has a long history of being helpful and is the first person to offer it. “Bert and his wife have been our neighbours since 1995,” Babcock explained. “I can’t thank Bert enough for all he does for us and others in the neighbourhood. When our kids were little, he used to fix their bikes and has always been willing to lend a hand when needed. Although he’s in his 80s, he shovels my sidewalks and snow blows my driveway when I’m at work and even when I’m home.”

Babcock says his neighbour is the first one outside after any weather event. “I try to return the favour but he’s always ahead of me”. Babcock explained that he nominated Bert and his wife because he believes they have earned the recognition. “He deserves a really big thank you and to know he and Joan are appreciated”.

As an official “Notoriously Good Neighbour”, Olmstead was awarded gift certificates to Tunnels of Moose Jaw.

Moose Javians can nominate their Notoriously Good Neighbour with the Report An Issue feature on the City’s website,, 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.