City looking for snow busters

Castlegar program to acknowledge those who clear snow from driveways and paths without being asked.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow might be a good theme for a song or for skiers, but it brings hardships to seniors and those who are physically challenged or have disabilities.

With this in mind, the City of Castlegar has developed a program to acknowledge those who regularly clear snow from driveways and paths without being asked or expecting payment for their acts of kindness.

According to the city’s website, “The City of Castlegar’s Snow Buster program is about acknowledging individuals that help out in the community by clearing snow without being asked or expecting thanks. Most residents live within steps of a senior or a neighbour with a disability, and in many cases someone is already providing a helping hand.”

If you know a snow buster, you can nominate them by letter or email, the deadline is March 15. Nominees will be entered into a draw for $250 to be held at the end of the season. To be eligible, the snow buster must be a resident of Castlegar. Last year’s winners were Richard Stoochnoff and Mike Esovoloff.

“The program has grown year after year, and we hope it continues to grow and that neighbours will help neighbours,” said Chris Barlow, Castlegar director of transportation and civic works.

Nominations can be mailed to: City of Castlegar Snow Busters Program, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 1G7; or emailed to snowbusters@castlegar.ca.

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