The snowy season is upon us and it brings yet another chore to your doorstep.

With each snowfall, there is snow that has to be ploughed, and Communications Officer for the Town of Drumheller reminds the public that it is a task that has to be done.

"The bylaw around snow clearance is that within 24 hours of the snow stopping, the snow should be removed from sidewalks. It is to help people get about. Particularly those with children in strollers or wheelchairs, or people who have difficulty moving about."

Snow removal is the same for businesses as it is for residential homes. It is even more important as businesses usually have a larger range of sidewalks surrounding them.

"As a business, you are responsible for any sidewalk that is in front or even behind your business. We do ask that people don't put their snow onto the road. It really blocks up the drainage and can cause a hazard. Please put it on any boulevards you may have or on your own lawn. It just makes it easier to look after the streets and keep traffic flowing," continued Fielding.

She also suggests using sand or salt to break down any ice frozen on the sidewalks, but use it sparingly as it can affect some pets.

"If you don't clear your walks, what happens the first time is that you will get a notice from bylaw, and they will give you a time frame to clear your sidewalk. And then if you still don't, we will get a contractor and they will clear the sidewalk, and then the owner of the property will have to pay that bill," warned Fielding.

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