Citywide snow and ice clearing


I’m not pleased with Kitchener council
rejecting the $3.8 M proposal to have city crews clear all walks. Increasing
the fines for property owners who fail to keep the side walks in front of their
homes and businesses clear of snow and ice is not a solution.  The fine will be just another cost of doing
business in Kitchener
for businesses and absentee property owners. 
It will be added to the price and rent they charge.  It will not get the sidewalks cleaned.  Who it really hurts are all the senior citizens
who live in their own homes and the disabled who will still face uncleared
sidewalks. Shovelling snow has already caused one death that I know of and I’ve
seen the difficulty a physically challenged student had getting to school after
the last big snow fall. I can’t help but note that the majority of councillors
are physical fit and not yet senior citizens. I urge them to reconsider; we
senior citizens are increasing in numbers and we vote. Mississauga
and Kingston to name but two Ontario cities have had citywide ploughing
of sidewalks for years.  Get with it Kitchener.

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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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