'Snow moles' survey slippery Ottawa sidewalks

By Jason White, 1310 News, January 21, 2019

A group of volunteers are taking aim at icy, snow-filled sidewalks that make it more difficult for seniors to get around in the winter, hoping the information they collect will power change.

The Council of Aging started the Snow Moles program -- a band of volunteers who document the state and safety of Ottawa's sidewalks.

"We thought if we had volunteers who went out...and report on that, we'd get some idea, generally, across the city of how bad or how good things are," said Dianne Breton, chair of the Snow Moles program.

Breton says she thinks it's time the city take a closer look at the job its doing clearing Ottawa's sidewalks in the winter.


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