Parks Recreation & Culture
2017 BUILDING PERMITS
$39,635,878 (285 permits) 2016 Building Permits $39,635,878 (306 permits) 2015 Building Permits $53,255,742 (290 permits)
Grown in the region; chic peas, lentils, peas, soybean, mustard
Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan
TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB
Two national railways; CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway & #2 Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines
Vast reserves of high quality potash – two solution mines are located near Moose Jaw
KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS
Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag-value-added Processing, Nato Flying Training (15 Wing), Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Tourism, and Healthcare
SASKATCHEWAN’s 2018 POPULATION was 1,169,752
The TRADING AREA of Moose Jaw is 60,000
MOOSE JAW 2016 CENSUS POPULATION 33,890,
2018 POPULATION estimated at 35,124
Weed Control Program
A comprehensive spraying program to control noxious and nuisance weeds is implemented by the Parks and Recreation Department in the spring and fall of each year, and throughout the year as required.
The Spring Weed Control program is completed in May of each year and covers unirrigated turf areas such as roadside ditches, turf adjacent to trails and empty City-owned lots.
The Fall Weed Control program is completed in late August/early September of each year and covers irrigated turf such as sports fields and playgrounds.
These green spaces will be evaluated and only those areas exhibiting high weed numbers will be sprayed with herbicide. These areas may be spot sprayed, meaning that herbicide will only be applied to specific areas of high weed concentrations within the green space. This practice reduces the amount of herbicide applied.
Prior to spraying, adjacent residents will be notified and areas to be sprayed will be placarded. For your own comfort and safety, it is suggested that residents keep their windows closed and stay off sprayed areas during spraying operations and for 24 hours afterward.
Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Department monitors Moose Jaw for noxious weeds such as leafy spurge and purple loosestrife and acts to control the spread of these serious pests.