Letter: City's snow-clearing methods are borderline environmental terrorism

Editor:

On Boxing Day, Aberbeen residents received a skiff of snow, yet city crews were running up and down the streets at holiday overtime rates.

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Staff claimed it was required for Boxing Day shoppers.

On Jan. 9, we had a far more significant snowfall on a regular work day and school day, yet not a plow was seen until late afternoon the next day.

The way the city operates and refuses to respect taxpayers’ money is not only a slap in the face of hard working citizens — it is borderline environmental terrorism.

We pay our own carbon taxes and the city’s carbon taxes.

When the plows run for no reason it wastes fuel, equipment life and consumables, like salt and cutting edges.

Kim Young
Kamloops

Editor’s note: In our Friday, Jan. 18 edition, KTW incorrectly identified Denise Douglas as the writer of this letter. The writer's name has been corrected in this version.

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