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- 1 Untitled
- 2 15 Wing Moose Jaw Saskatchewan's only military base?
- 3 Queen Elizabeth
- 4 Date of incorporation
- 5 Strengths
- 6 KKK
- 7 Move: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan -> Moose Jaw
- 8 ==Statistics==
- 9 History?
- 10 moose jaw population
- 11 Notable People
- 12 Lead and typical Wikipedia 'city' sections
- 13 Tunnels of Minot, North Dakato
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?
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. 126.96.36.199 03:29, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
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
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.
- Has map
- Has already developed many sections suggested at WikiProject Cities
- Has picture
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
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 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:12, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
moose jaw population
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
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
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"