Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Sidewalk clearing can be difficult
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Mar 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, A response to "Be nice, clear your ice". A troubled reader wrote to complain about un-shovelled sidewalks and the problems incurred by such. I find myself in the predicament of having an un-shovelled sidewalk and fall into the situation, but not the category the reader complains about. I (and quite a few residents of my street) do diligently shovel the sidewalks because the single sidewalk is a direct path to the high school. However, it is more effort than people imagine, because of the very narrow median; the plough pushes snow up onto the sidewalk. When, as did occur this winter, a slushy snow was thrown upon the sidewalk in large clumps then frozen solid within a matter of hours, one finds this rather impossible to remove with modern plastic shovels. Also, subsequent snowfalls cannot be removed either, because of the extreme rough surface. The shovelled sidewalks on the street are more a matter of fortuitous timing than of greater perseverance. A call to the Town for one-time assistance fell on sympathetic, but otherwise deaf, ears. This winter has been an exception, so do not judge your neighbours too quickly. James Colter, Georgetown

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Sidewalk clearing can be difficult