Visit to Univ. of Regina, Canada - September 2015
Moose Jaw is the nearest town to Regina, about 45 minutes away by car. It's a historical town, notably for its role during the Prohibition Era, when it was the site of Al Capone's bootlegging operation. A train line ran directly from Moose Jaw to Chicago. Moose Jaw used to be a larger town than Regina, but now it's about 1/6 Regina's size. Moose Jaw has an interesting, old-town feel, and it's noted for having many murals painted on the walls of the buildings. You can also experience the underground tunnels used during the Prohibition Era to evade police.
Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre in Moose Jaw
The Burrowing Owl is a rare native species of owl that lives on the ground and uses the holes of gophers and other animals for its den. As the prairies disappear, burrowing owls become more and more endangered. The Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre has several captive burrowing owls on display and serves to educate the public about this species. The owls kept here were all injured or were raised by hand and cannot live on their own. There is also a Short Eared Owl (Shorty), another ground dwelling species, kept here.