Leduc Enforcement Services asking you to "Be an Angel"

Photo courtesy of the city of Leduc

A new campaign in Leduc aims to keep streets and sidewalks safe

A new campaign in Leduc is looking to encourage you to keep your sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

Last year Enforcement Services got 502 complaints about unsafe sidewalks which is an increase from 2017 when 384 calls were placed.

Sergeant Michael Stadnyk with Leduc's Enforcement Services tells The One News what they hope to see with their "Be an angel" initiative.

"We're trying to encourage people to just get out there and meet your neighbors if you don't know them or if you already know them to try to be an angel, go out there and help them out, shovel their sidewalk, just do something nice in the community for your neighbours to build a nice sense of belonging and I guess community pride even in your cul-de-sac or your street" says Stadnyk.

The city's community standards bylaw states you need to shovel your sidewalk within 48 hours after a snow or ice fall and if you don't you could get fined 100$ or double that amount if it's not your first offense.

Stadnyk says safety is their main priority and that he realizes clearing your sidewalk isn't a welcome chore but says many can't do so because of health or mobility issues.

For more information on the city bylaw just visit https://www.leduc.ca/government/city-leduc-bylaws.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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