Preparation key prior to winter

Re: Winter-ready public needed, Opinion, Dec. 8.

To the Editor,

Re: Winter-ready public needed, Opinion, Dec. 8.

I fully agree.

One bad snow day I cleaned the driveway and sidewalk and to my great surprise the snowplow came along the street again and dumped the snow halfway across the side walk.

This created more work for a senior and I called the city and brought forward my complaint.

I was told if the road was narrow, the plow was allowed to dump the snow halfway across the sidewalk. We live on a street where often cars are parked on both sides of the road and there is still room for two cars coming from both directions to pass.

The lesson I learned was to buy a snow thrower this year and if it happens again, the snow will be removed from the sidewalk again, as it was totally unsafe.

Have a happy white Christmas and a great New Year.

Hendrik Hofstra

Nanaimo