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Ward 8 News: Spring Clean-Up Program

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Our unseasonably warm winter almost made me forget that spring is on our doorstep. Aside from being able to start barbeque season early, the warm weather meant the City saved $1 million in our Snow and Ice Control budget and that our Roads crews have been able to get a jump start on much needed road repairs. Now, with spring actually here, I am excited to see our parks turn green and to see our roads and sidewalks cleaned up for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

The City’s Roads Department have launched a brand new fast-tracked program this year that targets sweeping to be completed by June 1st. With June being our city’s rainiest month, we can reduce the impact on our environment and our waste water treatment facilities by removing all the salt, sanding materials and debris that accumulates during the winter months before it’s swept into our storm water systems. Residential sweeping will be done 7 days/week this year, up from the previous 4 days/week, and major roads and commercial/industrial roads being done during the night (Monday – Thursday). With sweeping starting two weeks earlier, all of us will be able to enjoy more of our great summer months with safe and clean streets.

Spring Clean-up helps keep our city beautiful and makes for a safer commute for everyone. Make sure you’re doing your part by watching for the “No Parking” signs and by moving your vehicles as well as your blue, black and green bins. Keeping our city clean is a collaborative effort and it takes everyone’s help. For up to the minute information and status updates on roadways and to find out when sweeping is scheduled for your community, visit


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