CFB Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw is a city in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the Moose Jaw River. It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, 77 km (48 mi) west of Regina. Residents of Moose Jaw are known as Moose Javians. Cree and Assiniboine people used the Moose Jaw area as a winter encampment. The Missouri Coteau sheltered the valley and gave it warm breezes. The narrow river crossing, and abundance of water and game made it a good location for settlement. Traditional native fur traders and Métis buffalo hunters created the first permanent settlement at a place called “the turn”, at present-day Kingways Park. The confluence of the Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek was chosen and registered in 1881 as a site for a division point for the Canadian Pacific Railway, whose construction was significant in the Confederation of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Air Force under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan established RCAF Station Moose Jaw in 1940. Following the war, the RCAF remained in the community and used the facility for training pilots through the Cold War. The facility changed its name to CFB Moose Jaw in 1968 and it is currently Canada’s primary military flight training centre and the home of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron (aka the “Snowbirds”).
Moose Jaw is a city of 33,000 at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 2. A Snowbird aerobatic jet and Mac the Moose are large roadside attractions of Moose Jaw on the #1 highway at the tourist info center. Moose Jaw Trolley Company (1912) is still offering trolley tours of Moose Jaw. Temple Garden’s Mineral Spa Tunnels of Moose Jaw, and History of Transportation Western Development Museum. are major sites of interest of this city.
Other Useful Links
City of Moose Jaw – https://moosejaw.ca/
Tourism – https://www.tourismmoosejaw.com/
Moosejaw Express Newspaper – https://www.moosejawexpress.com/
Public Library – http://moosejawlibrary.ca/
Prairie South School Division – https://www.prairiesouth.ca/
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division – https://www.htcsd.ca/
Cornerstone Christian School – http://www.ccsmj.ca/
Albert E. Peacock Collegiate – https://schools.prairiesouth.ca/peacock/
Colleges & Universities
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus – http://saskpolytech.ca/
Pheonix Academy – https://phoenix.htcsd.ca/
To Find a Doctor – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan https://www.cps.sk.ca/
Apply for a Health Card http://www.ehealthsask.ca/HealthRegistries/Pages/apply-for-health-card.aspx
Public Health – Five Hills Health Region – https://www.fhhr.ca/PublicHealth.htm
Hospitals & Clinics
Dr. D. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital – https://www.fhhr.ca/MooseJawHospital.htm
Crescent View Clinic – http://www.fhhr.ca/CrescentViewClinic.htm
Moose Jaw Naturopathic Clinic – http://moosejawnaturopathicclinic.ca/
Alliance Health Walk-in Clinic – http://alliancehealth.ca/