Letters: Where are snow plows?

I have lived in Red Deer for the last six years. I moved here from Ontario on Mar. 7, 2012 and in all my life I have never seen a city that keeps the plows parked during a snowstorm as I have with Red Deer.

Granted, I said that I am from Ontario, but I grew up in a town that at the time I initially lived there, it had a population of only 1,100 (1970s, today it has a population of 16,010) and during my childhood, that town had the plows out during the storm, not wait until 12 hours had passed after the snowfall had stopped.

That town, even today, had someone contracted to plow every sidewalk, this includes residential streets. Now, granted, I don’t expect the city to plow the sidewalks on the residential streets, but with the new paths on the north side of 67 St. having been completed, one would expect the path to be properly cleared. This is not the fact. There is a stretch from Golden West Avenue. to the Red Deer Transit bus stop in front of the Radisson Hotel at 65 Avenue that has not been cleared.

Please city manager, if you can have the path plowed from Golden West Avenue to the Orr/Johnstone roundabout cleared as well from the roundabout into Edgar Industrial cleared, then why can you not have the aforementioned stretch be properly cleared? How long will it take before you add Golden West Avenue to 65 Avenue added to the schedule?

John Williams, Red Deer

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