I did a bit of digging to see what our responsibilities are at VHS’ new location for snow removal:
Here’s what the City of Vancouver Bylaws say:
REMOVAL OF SNOW OR ICE FROM SIDEWALK
76 . The owner or occupier of any parcel of real property shall, not later than 10:00 a.m.
every day, remove snow and ice from any sidewalk adjacent to such parcel for a distance that coincides with the parcel’s property line and for the full width of the sidewalk.
76A . If an owner or occupier of any parcel of real property fails to remove snow and ice, as required by section 76, the City Engineer may authorize the removal by another person and the costs of such removal shall be at the expense of the owner or occupier as the case may be, and the city may recover such expense by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.
The snow fall is supposed to be very light in the city (2 cm). Somebody awesome brought in several bags of road salt which are under the main staircase. To cover the sidewalks on Venables and Woodland we’ll probably need to sprinkle about 1.5 liters in total.
So if you find yourself at VHS and the temperature will get near zero, think about sprinkling some salt. I’m sure our neighbours will appreciate it!