Residents and businesses are required to clear snow and ice, within 24 hours of a snow event as per City Bylaw 5000, Section 22 (1). City Staff maintain public access to City facilities by clearing sidewalks, parking lots, bridges, the Seawall and E&N trail.
When out shovelling, please take a moment to clear any catch basins (drains) that are next to your property. Blocked catch basins could result in flooding of adjacent properties and the excess water could make the road area dangerous if the water freezes. Below is a helpful video on how to help us clear snow and catch basins.
When the cold weather hits, many people make their way to warmer places. So, we encourage Nanaimo residents, occupants, tenants, and businesses to make arrangements to have your sidewalk and/or storefront cleared while away from home or work during the winter season.
When out shovelling, please also consider lending a hand to your neighbour as there are some people in our community who may have difficulty clearing snow and ice and could use their neighbour’s help.
We want to take this opportunity and thank you for doing your part in being a good neighbour. If you’re a business owner, we are confident that your customers also thank you for doing your part in clearing the sidewalks for them!