Property owners and occupants reminded to remove snow from sidewalks


The City of Nanaimo is asking residents to remember to remove snow and ice from sidewalks bordering their properties within 24 hours following the ending of a snow event. Clearing snow from these surfaces is the responsibility of each property owner or occupant. Please take timely steps to ensure snow is cleared away to allow safe passage for pedestrians.

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Key Points

  • Failure to clear sidewalks may result in a $75.00 fine being issued to the property owner or occupant.
  • To report a concern or make a suggestion regarding snow and ice control, please contact the City of Nanaimo Public Works Department at 250-758-5222 or
  • For local roads, information regarding City snow clearing services is available in the brochure included with the online version of this news release.


"Keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice is an important responsibility during this time of year. We thank property owners and occupants for doing their part to help keep sidewalks safe."

Manager of Bylaw, Regulation & Security
City of Nanaimo


Rod Davidson
Manager of Bylaw, Regulation & Security
City of Nanaimo

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