Sidewalk Shovelling

Sidewalk Shovelling

Posted on December 11th, 2019

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During the winter months, the Town of Edson Protective Services Department wants to remind residents about the importance of shoveling snow.

Snow and ice covered sidewalks are the number one cause of winter injuries in Canada, accounting for nearly 9,000 hospitalizations. This is according to 2017 statistics from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

To combat this problem, residents are responsible for clearing the entire width of the sidewalk down to the bare pavement, no more than 48 hours after a snowfall, as per The Community Standards Bylaw. Sand and/or salt need to be applied to sidewalks immediately after a freeze-thaw cycle.

Please do not shovel snow onto streets since it can contribute to unsafe road conditions, impedes storm water flow, and can delay street clearing. Also, do not shovel snow onto neighboring properties.

Those who do not comply with the Community Standards could face a fine of $150 and could be charged with clean up costs as well.

If you have a concern about an uncleared sidewalk, call (780)723-3178 or use the Town of Edson Mobile App’s Report-a-Problem feature. Report-a-Problem is also available through the website at