Working to clear snow

Re: Working to clear snow

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 5th, 2016, 9:24 pm

If they clear the roads of snow and ice it makes it tougher to follow the footy prints of all
the thieves and druggies running around. Sure slows down the speeding traffic too!
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby LTD » Jan 6th, 2016, 2:21 pm

Hire bobcats to clear snow from the end of peoples driveways I cant believe I just read such a ridiculous comment not with my tax dollars get off your lazy *bleep* and do it yourself what an absolute hopeless mess society is becoming. Maybe in the summer the city can send someone over to rub sun screen on my face to. Berms at the end of driveways after plowing are your problem not the cities .
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Bsuds » Jan 6th, 2016, 3:29 pm

LTD wrote:Hire bobcats to clear snow from the end of peoples driveways I cant believe I just read such a ridiculous comment not with my tax dollars get off your lazy *bleep* and do it yourself what an absolute hopeless mess society is becoming. Maybe in the summer the city can send someone over to rub sun screen on my face to. Berms at the end of driveways after plowing are your problem not the cities .


I agree but it would be less frustrating if they showed up before I cleared it the first time.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby GoStumpy » Jan 7th, 2016, 8:09 pm

Well perhaps there should be some sort of a system to connect those unable to clear it themselves with people willing to come and do it for a nominal charge?

If you can't clear it yourself, that doesn't mean someone will do it for you free of charge... but there will always be someone that is willing to be hired to do it.

Nice neighbours do it often free of charge, but for those that don't know their neighbours... sorry but you gotta pay :) :fence:
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Captain Awesome » Jan 7th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Somebody should make an Uber app for snowplowing.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2016, 8:17 pm

You know that there are many sidewalks all over the place, flanked by resort living retirement homes not cleared.

Also, the city needs to give itself a ticket for not clearing the very long Cawston Corridor between a church and the Northwood Retirement place. Uncleared for days. Who is responsible for a very popular and well used portion of it?

Hotels too. A major hotel has an entire sidewalk behind it and it is completely uncleared.

And yet one woman is picked on by By-Laws to clear a sidewalk behind her house which she has to walk a long ways around to get to it.

But wait, a 7-11 is sitting there, two major sidewalks flanking it, both uncleared.

Same with an entire shopping plaza, completely uncleared.

So why pick on homeowners only?
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby voice of reason » Jan 7th, 2016, 8:25 pm

it hasnt really snowed for a few days .they should have most of the streets plowed by now.i dont really see many snow plows around though
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2016, 10:08 pm

Flemish Street is a disgrace. Completely missed.

But Magic Estates was all taken care of.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Relentless » Jan 8th, 2016, 1:47 am

LTD wrote:Hire bobcats to clear snow from the end of peoples driveways I cant believe I just read such a ridiculous comment not with my tax dollars get off your lazy *bleep* and do it yourself what an absolute hopeless mess society is becoming. Maybe in the summer the city can send someone over to rub sun screen on my face to. Berms at the end of driveways after plowing are your problem not the cities .

Do you not have any consideration for the thousands of seniors that aren't capable of lifting and moving heavy packed snow?
Also...FYI.. I used to live in Alberta in a nice community called St. Albert, it was standard practice to have bobcats or front end loaders follow plows to cleanup berms and trouble areas, I think our taxes were $10-$20 a year more for this premium service. The residents loved it and no one struggled to move heavy packed snow.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 8th, 2016, 4:36 am

Captain Awesome wrote:Somebody should make an Uber app for snowplowing.

Sean Griffith calls it the “drop dead moment” last year when 65 centimetres of snow fell in Moncton, N.B., in a day last winter. He and his business partner decided it was time to launch their business described as the Uber app for snow clearing.

Griffith, along with Joe Simms in Halifax, recently founded the Plow Me Out on-demand snow removal service, which is slated to open its virtual doors this weekend in Saint John and Halifax and then Moncton within a couple of weeks.

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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby LTD » Jan 8th, 2016, 9:09 am

If you cant shovel the end of your own driveway then you can hire a neighborhood kid to do it or someone out the classifieds to do it or move into an apartment or walled city under no circumstance should our tax dollars be wasted on something so ludicrous . Never have I ever lived or heard of anywhere that would do this and find this unacceptable its the way its always been here and I don't see a problem with shoveling a little snow from the end of YOUR driveway . Oh and by the way you can always just leave it and drive right through it little hard on things when it freezes tho.

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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby jamapple » Jan 8th, 2016, 9:29 am

oneh2obabe wrote:Sean Griffith calls it the “drop dead moment” last year when 65 centimetres of snow fell in Moncton, N.B., in a day last winter. He and his business partner decided it was time to launch their business described as the Uber app for snow clearing.

Griffith, along with Joe Simms in Halifax, recently founded the Plow Me Out on-demand snow removal service, which is slated to open its virtual doors this weekend in Saint John and Halifax and then Moncton within a couple of weeks.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybr ... html?nhp=1


Once again, that concept is full of holes. If you read the story, it fully explains that it uses the very snow removers that reside and work in that city. If a major snowfall occurs, all snow removal companies are going full out. You'd be waiting a long time. An app isn't going to get you any faster service then calling a cab at 1 am on New Years.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 8th, 2016, 9:34 am

There are a few companies offering this service. Some use contractors, some use high school/university students, some use a combination of both. It would be up to the homeowner to check out the various services offered and see if any fit their needs.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Ken7 » Jan 8th, 2016, 10:52 am

LTD wrote:Hire bobcats to clear snow from the end of peoples driveways I cant believe I just read such a ridiculous comment not with my tax dollars get off your lazy *bleep* and do it yourself what an absolute hopeless mess society is becoming. Maybe in the summer the city can send someone over to rub sun screen on my face to. Berms at the end of driveways after plowing are your problem not the cities .


If this city only had a clue how to deal with snow! Wow, the guy in their plow truck drove down my street, it was in better condition packed then when he left. All he left was a mess in front of everyone's driveway. The road it self sucked! I'll wait till spring, and keep shovelling to the road.
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Re: Working to clear snow

Postby Poindexter » Jan 8th, 2016, 11:56 am

I think my first paycheck was for shoveling snow and the same with my son. For him I had to initiate it, put a sign up at the mailbox but had to take it down within the day because we wanted only 2 driveways. But he looked forward to snow, once you get that first paycheck you always want more, to him it was money falling from the sky.

Never too early to instill in kids how work ethic leads to financial reward. We're lucky to live in an enviroment that provides a way for them to learn this lesson. Not exactly sure why more don't take advantage.

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