Snow Removal

With the recent snowfall we would like to remind all property owners and residents that snow on any adjacent sidewalks must be removed within 48 hours of the snow being deposited.  Owners and residents are further reminded that when removing snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots the snow may not be placed onto any Town lands or roadways without written approval from the Town.  People pushing, shoveling or otherwise depositing snow onto Town land or roadways may be fined under the traffic bylaw.  Fines start at $100 and can include the cost of cleanup.  If you have any questions please feel free to call The Town Operations or Bylaw Departments at 403-638-4707.

Portion of Bylaw 819:Unsightly Premises & Snow Removal


7. An Owner of a Premise shall ensure the removal from any improved public sidewalk located adjacent to the Premise, including private driveway crossings, all snow and ice deposited, whether from natural or unnatural means, within 24 hours of deposit.

8. For the purpose of Section 7, snow and ice will be considered removed when the sidewalk is cleaned for the entire width of the sidewalk to the sidewalk surface as completely as reasonably possible.

9. For the purpose of Section 7, in the case of a sidewalk being below grade resulting in repeated coverage by ice or water through drainage of melted snow or rain, the sidewalk must cleaned as completely as reasonably possible and a non-slip, non corrosive and salt-free material such as sand or similar material must be scattered on the surface of the sidewalk as frequently as required to maximize traction for pedestrians.

10. For the purpose of Section 7, where an Owner of a Premise reasonably anticipates being absent, the Owner must make arrangements to ensure the sidewalks are maintained in accordance with this Bylaw.

For a copy of the Bylaw please refer to the Government Tab - Operational Services