By Letter to the Editor on November 26, 2020.
Very few of us like shovelling sidewalks. For civic responsibility and financial reasons you shouldn’t wait for the next chinook. Seniors, moms with strollers, people in wheelchairs, joggers, dog walkers and students depend extensively on safe sidewalks.
A brief chat with the City’s Regulatory Services Department confirms it is the property owner who is responsible for making the effort. Waiting for the next chinook, despite the fact the City frequently does this with side streets, is not really an option.
The bottom line is that failure to keep sidewalks clear can result in fines and potential legal liability for injuries and other costs if someone slips and falls. Please be considerate.