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This week's editorial

This week's editorial from senior editor Joan Ritchie.

Here’s a few personal comments and commendations, as I muse through this week’s edition of content. 

Congratulations to all the nominations in this year’s Moose Jaw Business Excellent awards and to the recipients.  Even to be nominated is a huge honour, especially for a number of categories where individuals are still establishing their businesses, and for those that have proven themselves over the course of time in business, well-deserved. 

This past week was also a time for the MJ Health Foundation to celebrate their heathcare heros, including volunteers and philanthropists.  We all know, as a charity with a good cause, public support is necessary to fund many of the necessities to make the hospital function at optimal level.  This funding continues to help advance services and to make our hospital continue to be a state-of-the-art facility for our region.

I also want to acknowledge those in Moose Jaw who provide heart and soul to all the productions of the Moose Jaw Community Players. It take creative ability to write a play, especially around the history of Moose Jaw, and to bring it to fruition with all those who take the time to get involved in another important avenue for the arts in Moose Jaw. 

As an annual affair that has been ongoing for this the 27th year, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words is gearing up for this year’s festival with a number of exceptional participants and speakers to wow the literary crowd.  It is certainly a highlight, as Moose Jaw sees a large influx and participation from the people in the city, province and beyond. New this year will be a street fair held on Thursday July 13th from 4-8pm and will include a number of  mini-readings, as well as food trucks available for your eating pleasure. 

I am glad to hear that the Moose Jaw Downtown Association continues to focus on local residents.  We all know that the people of Moose Jaw should be first on the list when it comes to shopping and amenities. I think that an analogy paraphrases the sentiments:  As our family (home) goes…so goes the nation - community and then our province and beyond.  There is a certain life order that starts in the home, then goes out from there into the community and beyond.  It all starts with personal integrity that forms who we are and helps to propel our success in life and business. 

The Moose Jaw Express/ are proud to take on the endeavour of helping to fill the shelves at the Moose Jaw Humane Society during the “Wish List Drive”. There will be a drop-off box at our office located at 468 High St. W until April 30th

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.  

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