Talk:Moose Jaw

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  • Copyedit : Section titles should not include the name of the article such as Origins of Moose Jaw - The Toponymy, or the origin/meaning of a place name is typically in the History section. See Guidelines or guidelines.
  • Expand : The list of notable people should be prose form and not list format. Each notable person needs their citation supplied. The Media and Sports section should as well be prose format and not list format with references please.

SriMesh|talk Julia 02:06, 20 April 2007 (UTC)


What's with Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan having so many Chinese and having a population consisting of only three races? O_o

The only thing I really know about this place is that it fits in as the punchline of a joke about a former Prime Minister of Canada:

"They liked Brian Mulroney so much they named a town after him!" "Really? Which one?"

I think you can figure out the rest for yourself.

I was raised in Moose Jaw, and I can say that there isn't anything very memorable about the place. What I can say is, it was a great place to grow up, it was quiet, safe, and small enough that you could ride your bike to your friend's house easily. As for the article, I'm glad the writer(s) has taken a neutral stance.

15 Wing Moose Jaw Saskatchewan's only military base?[edit]

Uh, no. The Cold Lake Weapons Range straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border and is Canada's premier air force command where it parks most of the CF-18 Hornets. The base is technically on the Alberta side but most of the range is in Saskatchewan. Certainly cooler than what Moose Jaw has.

Yes, but where do you think all the guys in the Hornets up there learn to fly? Plus, we have the snowbirds. There's little need for a full-on military base in the middle of the country, unless our relationship with the US suddenly crumbles. 15 Wing is largely a training base. Perhaps not remarkably glamorous like the guys throwing around bombs, but it is necessary and the geography is excellent for it. 03:29, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Queen Elizabeth[edit]

The three references to "Queen Elizabeth" were rather confusing:

Prince George, future king and father of Queen Elizabeth, paid a visit in 1926.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited during the Royal tour in 1939. Queen 
Elizabeth first visited in 1959, and has came to the city a few times since.

The first and third "Queen Elizabeths" here presumably refer to Queen Elizabeth II, the current British monarch. However, the Queen Elizabeth who visited during the Royal tour in 1939 was King George VI's wife (later known as "HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother"), and not his daughter Princess Elizabeth (later "Queen Elizabeth II"). All the links, including Prince George (George VI) and Prince Edward (Edward VIII), just point to disambiguation pages. I hope I've fixed all this correctly! Mtford 16:53, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Date of incorporation[edit]

If you refer to a perpetual calendar, such as this one: Calendar for 1903 in Canada you'll find that 10 Nov was a Tuesday, not a Friday as stated in the article. Since I'm not certain of the actual date of incorporation, I'll defer to someone else to correct this obvious error. The city's website says only that it was incorporated in Nov 1903, not giving a more specific date.


SriMesh|talk Julia 02:15, 20 April 2007 (UTC)


The comments regarding the KKK being gone from Moose Jaw are inaccurate. It is clear from the references added that the KKK and Aryan Nation are still active in this city. It is important that the information presented on Wikipedia is factual and unbiased. This is not a tourism site - it is a factual site.

Move: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan -> Moose Jaw[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move.

Rational: The latter redirects to the former, and there are no other Moose Jaw's in the world. It is the forth largest city in Saskatchewan, and after the move it will be within the newer policy of moving unique names to their undisambiguated form. -Royalguard11(T·R!) 04:30, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


  • Support of corse. -Royalguard11(T·R!) 04:30, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support as the others I've commented on. --Kmsiever 06:23, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. Actually, I don't believe the policy on unique names is that new. Generally, there is a good chance that city names aren't unique so the standard is to include the province but for the most important and internationally well-known cities (Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal). For a name that is almost certainly unique, there is no need to include the province disambiguation. DoubleBlue (Talk) 07:46, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, as I'm pretty sure there's no other Moose Jaw in the world. For what it's worth, though, the policy itself isn't new — the actual application of it to anything other than the six or seven largest cities in the country is the only thing that's relatively new about it. (Policy never prevented that; people just never really took on the job of actively identifying which cities could be moved or not.) Bearcat 23:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. This is just common sense, and it is important to avoid disambiguation for disambiguation's sake. This move is fully supported by the Canadian place names guideline. Skeezix1000 13:21, 3 December 2007 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


References: should be in ==References==. (talk) 05:14, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


The section headed "History" contains no history at all, just three "explanations" of the city's name. When was it founded, and by whom? When was it incorporated as a village'/ town / city? Has anything ever happened there, apart from royal visits and KKK rallies? Does anyone in Moose Jaw actually care that their city's history is not covered in Wikipedia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:12, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

moose jaw population[edit]

The growing population in moose jaw is 0.3% —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Notable People[edit]

This section is a joke. Notable is not "a guy who sells mangos" or "soon-to-be animator". Unless anyone chimes in shortly with a legitimate reason why it should remain in this state, I'll start aggressively culling.Greg Salter (talk) 07:20, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Okay, took a few hours, but added references to as many as possible, and removed those entries that had little-to-no references or found notability. The section still needs to be changed from a long list to paragraph form. I do believe, however, that many of the existing entries should still be removed as not being notable enough. However, I'm not from Moose Jaw and I may lack some local knowledge. Follow Wikipedia's advice and be aggressive in this.Greg Salter (talk) 07:48, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Lead and typical Wikipedia 'city' sections[edit]

In the spirit of what visitors to articles expect to see, I moved some stuff to a new section called History. While the material that ended up there could use some work, I was focusing more on the sections that are typical of articles (see New Glasgow, Nova Scotia or any Canadian city). Geography is another section that's typical. SunKing2 (talk) 19:41, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Tunnels of Minot, North Dakato[edit]

The history of Tunnels of Minot and the Tunnels of Moose Jaw seem to be very similar.

The Minot, North Dakota history section describes their tunnels: "the city being a supply hub of Al Capone's liquor smuggling operations. The hotbed of alcohol bootlegging, prostitution, and opium dens that sprang up in the Downtown area soon led people to give Minot the nickname "Little Chicago." The Smugglers used a network of underground tunnels (some of which were previously built for heating or deliveries) to transport and conceal the illicit cargo entering from Canada"

Maybe some more research in this area is needed to separate fact from fiction.-- Kayoty (talk) 19:11, 11 November 2014 (UTC)