Sidewalk clearing bylaw starts today

Starting today Regina residents will have to clear snow from their sidewalks.

Under a new amended city bylaw that was approved by city council in October of 2021, all property owners, residential and commercial, must clear snow and ice from their sidewalks within 48 hours of the snowfall.

The amendment also will prohibit residents from moving snow and ice from their walkway onto other areas of the sidewalk and ban them from moving snow more than two and a half metres from the curb onto public highways or parking lanes.

For this year, city administration says it will focus on educating residents about the amendment, rather than “aggressive enforcement.”

Those who do not comply could face a $100 fine plus the cost of the city to clear the walkway.

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