Sidewalk Clearing Responsibilities
All property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property before the first residential plowing by Town forces. Once plowing begins, Town crews will plow snow onto sidewalks. If Town forces place snow on sidewalks adjacent to your property, you are not required to clear it. If you live in a cul-de-sac or an area where there are only sidewalks on one side of the street, you may be required to clear snow every year. Reference the Directional Movement map above, or check with the Infrastructure Services Department, to find out if you have to clear your sidewalk this winter season. In residential areas, sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snowfall. In the downtown commercial area, sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall. Sidewalks should normally be cleared of snow and ice for the entire finished width, to the finished surface. Please note that Bylaw 1475 prohibits the use of snow-clearing devices powered by an engine in residential areas before 6:00 a.m. on weekdays or Saturdays, and before 9:00 a.m. on Sundays or statutory holidays.
Become A Snow Star
'Tis the season for snow and snow removal. Many of our neighbours have difficulty removing the snow from their driveways and sidewalks. If you would like to help a senior or an individual with physical difficulties, become a Snow Star! Call Community Services at 780-778-6300. If you NEED this service please call Community Services, 780-778-6300, to have your name placed on our registry.