I don’t understand people who criticize the time it took to remove snow from the streets in Vernon, Coldstream and surrounding areas.
Do they think there is unlimited access to snow removal equipment, and staff to work 24/7 for this unprecedented large snowfall that hasn’t happened in what, over 40 years?
I guess we could employ more people and have more equipment for this rare occurrence on standby – at a cost – so are you prepared to pay more taxes or sacrifice other great services we have in our communities so all the snow can be removed in a more timely manner when we have an extraordinary snowfall?
In my opinion the crews in all areas of the North Okanagan did the very best they could in clearing roads and sidewalks as quickly as they could with the equipment and the manpower they had available to them.
Good job, keep up the good work. I really appreciate all your efforts during these extreme winter conditions.
For all the grumblers, you need to remember we live in Canada – not the Caribbean.
Colleen vanDyk, Coldstream