Snowfall goes unnoticed

This snowfall accumulation seems to have gone largely unnoticed by local city road maintenance crews

Last Thursday during the day and early Friday morning, Campbell River received about 10 cm of snow over an 18 hour period. Not a heavy snowfall but enough with moderate traffic to create treacherous driving conditions.

This snowfall accumulation seems to have gone largely unnoticed by local city road maintenance crews; by mid afternoon Friday only a few main streets had received any attention. For example Rockland Road beside Timberline Secondary/North Island College was untouched in a very icy condition.

In view of several years of steep property tax increases I believe the residents of Campbell River should receive more prompt snow clearing from our significant secondary streets.

What would happen if we had a one-metre snowfall over several days?

The absence of measureable snowfall during one year does not mean we should mothball our snowclearing equipment.

With our multimillion dollar city budget I would hope for more planning and attention to our basic needs, including a night shift.

We can do better.

James McMillan

Campbell River