Now that all the attention and celebration of City Status is behind us we can get back to business as usual.
We just didn’t realize we would feel the pinch of winter so early. We have had a lot of snow come down early this year. Last year we were hoping for snow for Christmas and didn’t get it. In fact my husband, Dave was mowing up leaves on the lawn just a couple days after Christmas last year! I for one really missed the fluffy, white and frosty landscape Christmas lends itself to. I guess no worries of that for this year...it looks like we will have the traditional white Christmas we are used to because the snow is here to stay...for a few months anyway.
So how about Snow removal… Our City crews work hard to keep the streets clear of snow and safe for our residents. We live in the Prairies and that means SNOW for at least a quarter of the year. Yikes, that seems so long but that is the reality of Winter here. So we have a choice and that is to look for ways to enjoy the white stuff and be patient when it comes to snow clearing. We have been very fortunate here in Warman with the attention our Public Works gives snow removal and street cleaning. We have been envied by many for the job that has been done here in our community. I have lived in Warman for over thirty years and I only remember being snowed in once. Many hours are spent getting the main arterial roads ready for us to travel while we sleep. We get up, grab our coffee and away we go off to work not giving a thought to the clear roadways maintained for us. We need to remember as our community grows, so do the demands. We need to be able to push snow somewhere until there is time to take some of it away. Have a look at the current Snow Removal Bylaw on the Website to acquaint yourself with the current practices. The Snow Removal Bylaw will be looked at and updated in the coming weeks. We will take into consideration comments from our community in this regard.
A BIG thank you to our Public Works Department for all they do for us. I know they take pride in their community and the work they do for us. Thank you for every effort!!!!
When you start to feel snowed in, go outside and make a snow angel... it brings you back to the real realities of life. Look at it through the eyes of a child. Snow is magical , quite amazing and so much fun.
"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)