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Winter Roadway Maintenance

When it snows

  • Town staff and equipment follow the Town's Snow Removal Policy to provide efficient and consistent snow removal within Town limits.
  • When municipal staff commence snow removal, they will follow the Priority Street Grading list below. At times of heavy snowfall, priorities may be adjusted by the Municipal Operations Manager at their discretion.
  • No person shall push, blade, shovel, blow, or place snow that has accumulated on your private property onto a municipal sidewalk, boulevard, street/avenue or public place. This action may result in a fine according to the Town's Snow Removal Bylaw.
  • Downtown sidewalks will be swept, when resources and equipment are available, when snowfall exceeds 1" (3 cm). However, every owner or occupant of a building or parcel of land in the downtown commercial district shall ensure the sidewalks parallel with the property are kept clean of snow and ice. If not completed, this may result in a fine according to the Town's bylaw. 
  • Please practice understanding, avoidance, and patience as our Municipal Operations staff remove snow from all locations as quickly as possible. This will ensure all streets can be safe for all residents and visitors of our community. 

Priority Street Grading

Three types of priority streets determine the order of snow grading.

CategoryOrder of Priority will depend on the Condition of the Street
Priority/Emergency Streets
  • Railway Avenue to accommodate the Ambulance
  • 1st Avenue through Town to accommodate the Hospital
  • 4th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue from Highway 312 to 7th Street and 7th Street from 4th to 5th Avenue to accommodate the RCMP
Arterial/Collector Streets
  • 5th Street from 4th Avenue to 10th Avenue looping back down 7th Street to 4th Avenue
  • 6th Street Downtown and 6th Street Service Road
  • 2nd Avenue through Town
  • 4th Street to accommodate the school
  • Railway Avenue East
Residential Streets
  • The remainder of the Town streets will be done on an alternating basis. 
  • Due to the location of the Valley Fairway Estates residential subdivision, this residential area may be placed higher on the priority list due to the openness of the road. 

Learn more about the Town's mandate on Snow Removal, see:

Snow Removal Bylaw

Snow and Ice Removal Policy