Ontario home owners are shoveling their way back to normal after our recent heavy snow fall… In Ottawa where 52 cm fell breaking the single day record, many public transit users in Ottawa waited hours for busses that never arrived, flights were delayed or canceled, cars, trucks and busses were stuck on roads that had not yet been plowed. For many, secondary residential roads that were difficult to pass in cars by mid-morning were challenging for 4x4 trucks by mid-afternoon. Some roads were soon totally impassible except on foot (or snowmobile) until snow crews arrived later in the day.
The snow for many was simply a major inconvenience of missed, delayed and canceled appointments, canceled school, stuck cars and so on. For others, shoveling or even walking in deep snow may present a serious health risk due to a heart condition or the chance of a fall.
Many home owners at these times contemplate a change to a warmer climate. For others with ties to the community for family or work, this may not an option… One possibility for those choosing to remain in the community is to consider moving to a lower maintenance environment like a condominium. Let others clear the driveway and pathways to your home!