Alta Vista enlisting Snow Moles for pedestrian safety

By Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News, February 1, 2017

Alta Vista residents can now add the title of "snow spy" to their resumes.

The Snow Mole program, which launched last February in communities to the northeast, lets Alta Vista residents volunteer as winter watchers.

Alta Vista snow spies can report on winter street trouble-spots in a neighbourhood that's home to stroller-wielding parents, people with mobility issues and seniors, among others.

Their reports could lead to better snow clearing, help prevent falls, encourage more walking and counteract isolation.

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