Winter Walking & Snow Clearing
To help improve public safety and mobility, the Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw #8463 requires residential sidewalks to be clear of snow and ice within 48 hours of a snowfall, and sidewalks in certain commercial and suburban areas to be cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall. If the City receives a report of an uncleared sidewalk, the site will be checked, and if necessary, the owner/occupant will be asked to clear it.
Residents are asked not to throw or shovel snow on the road because it can affect drainage and the safety of pedestrians or drivers. Cleared snow must be placed on your property or removed, and not placed on the roadway. There are exceptions for properties with no space for snow storage, such as businesses with parking meters along the sidewalk space
To report a bylaw violation, please contact our Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476. Residents who are not able to clear their own sidewalks of snow could consider asking younger family members or neighbours for help, or perhaps the person who cuts their grass. Snow clearing services are also available online, in the phonebook, or in the newspaper.
Be a good neighbour
If your neighbour is elderly, has health concerns or mobility restrictions, lend a hand by clearing their sidewalk. When clearing sidewalks, please exercise caution and care, especially during extremely cold weather.