Living in Moose Jaw
You can get telephone service in Moose Jaw by using a land line (wires running into your home) or by using a cellular telephone, sometimes called a mobile phone, or a smart phone. There are two main suppliers of land line telephones in Moose Jaw. Click on the info links below.
There are other companies too, but they are not local. You can get cellular telephone service from all of the Internet Service providers listed below under Internet.
There are three ways to access the Internet in Moose Jaw.
- Many people use a wireless device such as a laptop computer, an iPad, or a mobile phone that has wireless ability. But, these will only work if you are near a wireless signal. There are many locations in the City that provide this free wireless service. The Moose Jaw Public Library is one of them.
- You can use a cellular phone, or other mobile device, that has internet software installed and which is connected to a data network. This is not free as you have to pay to access the data network.
- You can use a computer that can be connected to an Internet Service Provider either through a cable network or a telephone network. Once again, this is not free as you have to pay the provider to access the service.
The following Moose Jaw businesses can advise you on the best choice for your income and life-style.
Moose Jaw has one library that is open to the public. The Moose Jaw Public Library is in Crescent Park, just across the street from the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council. The Library is one branch of the Palliser Regional Library. The Library has many magazines, DVDs and CDs as well as a large reference section. There is no cost. There are many computers where you can use the Internet for free. To use the Library, you must have a library card. To get one, you must show two pieces of identification, one with your address; or you can get a letter from the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council or the Newcomer Welcome Centre. To find out more about the Library, click on the info link. Moose Jaw Public Library
Most schools in the City also have libraries where students can borrow books and DVDs. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw, has a big library of technical resources (books and DVDs). These are free for anyone to look at, but only students of Saskatchewan Polytechnic are able to borrow books and DVDs. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is on the 600 block of Saskatchewan Street West.
Moose Jaw has three local newspapers. To find out more, click on the info links below.
- Moose Jaw Times Herald (Daily Monday to Saturday)
- Moose Jaw Express (Weekly)
- Moose Jaw This Week (Weekly on Sundays)
Moose Jaw has three local radio stations. To find out more, click on the info links below.
There are also many other non-local stations. Moose Jaw has no local television broadcaster as we are serviced by CBC and CTV in Regina. SHAW Cable provides Community broadcasting through local cable channels. To find out more, click on the info link below.
To find out more about local news, things to do and events to go to, click on the info link below
Letters and parcels in Canada can be sent by Canada Post (which is operated by the Federal government). You can mail a letter or parcel at one of the postal outlets. Canada Post delivers letters and parcels to your home address or to a post office box, Mondays to Fridays. If you have a post office box, you may have to pick up any parcels you get at the Main Post Office.
There are courier services which will pick up and deliver letters and parcels to your home or business (but not to mail boxes). These often cost more than Canada Post. Courier services generally run daily Mondays to Fridays. To see a list of postal outlets and couriers, click on the info link.