Superyards Super Snow Angel Contest Winner
Wally and his daughter Allison
The 2015 Super Snow Angel Contest Winner
Congratulations to Wally Kanwischer of Nickle Road NW Calgary, the winner of the 2015 Superyards Super Snow Angel Contest.
Wally was nominated by his daughter Allison Orthner who says her dad 83 recently suffered a heart attack and should not be shoveling snow this winter. We agree!
Wally take it easy and let your super snow angel look after shoveling snow and ice from your yards walkways this winter.
Judging by Wally’s yard the Superyard Snow Angel has his work cut out for him.
Slippery sidewalks suck.
So do slippery roads, slippery steps and slippery slopes.
This is why snow removal is so important, especially in Calgary!
’tis the season!
Calgary snow removal bylaws dictate that city sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the last snowfall, but a bylaw ticket could be the least of your worries if someone takes a tumble on your walk.
During the 5-year period between 2006 to 2011, over thirty-six thousand Canadians had to visit emergency due to falling on ice… And that’s not even counting the people who died at the scene! It’s easy to understand why here in Calgary, snow removal and de-icing services are some of the most common calls we get in the winter.
Regardless of whether you’re a pedestrian or a homeowner, an icy sidewalk is slippery ground.
In the previous post, we discussed some of the snow removal options available in Calgary, as well as some of the ways in which you can avoid injury should you choose to do your own snow removal. In this post, we’ll talk about hiring a trained professional for your snow removal services and some things to consider when choosing a Calgary snow removal company.
The DIY approach is no doubt the most affordable, it’s also time-consuming, annoying and potentially hazardous… And while we at Superyards love working outside in all weather, for most normal people nothing ruins a morning like freezing their fingers while shovelling the dead weight of fresh snow.
Unfortunately, snow removal is a necessary task that inevitably demands some sort of investment. Be it time, energy and/or money, removing snow in Calgary is about as inevitable as death and taxes.
Speaking of taxes… Did you know that the City of Calgary has spent $9.4 million on snow removal services between Jan. 1and Feb. 14 of this year, even with our remarkably mild weather? For the same time period last year, the city spent $18.7 million on snow removal services.
Improper shovelling technique.
Calgarians have been shown mercy by the weather deities this winter.
What is normally a cold, dark season spent huddling in centrally-heated buildings with hot beverages and cold viruses has, this year, been unusually warm and relatively dry.
It seems like the cold viruses are the only things that have stayed the same.
Yet hard as it may be to believe, we really have seen snow this winter. We’re also very likely to see some more before the start of summer. For this reason, we’re posting this article on snow removal – because this is Calgary and we get snow, sometimes even in the middle of summer.
Here’s a snow route sign from City of Calgary website.
When big snow comes the last thing you need is to be without a car, but you may well be if you happen to miss a snow alert. Calgary has been a lot wetter place recently with snow filling the streets more often than anyone can remember.
Time was you could expect a big dump once, twice, at most three times in a winter. The old joke used to be a few centimeters of snow comes down then is blown to Winnipeg and back all winter. No more.This year centimeters fall upon centimeters upon meters until you can barely see your car parked at the front curb let alone drive it out. But you had better get at it quick if you live on a Snow Route because the city will move it for you and you won’t like where they take it.
Record snowfalls have caused the city to declare all major and collector roads and bus routes in Calgary to be Snow Routes with no parking allowed for up to 72 hours during a “Snow Event”. This permits city crews easy and quick access to major roads, collector roads, community access roads and most bus routes. The bans remain in effect until the city declares they have been lifted.
So, be prepared and you won’t be caught without a car. If you suspect a Snow Event is in the offing, or even if you don’t, check it out before going to bed or as soon as you get up in the morning. In addition to radio and television announcements, events are declared on the web, Calgary.ca/snow, on twitter, @yyctransport, via Email if you subscribe and on the telephone by calling 311 to hear a recorded message. You can get more information on the City of Calgary Snow Route. You can download an app for your android, blackberry, or iphone on that page.
If your car is packed into the snow call Superyards for snow removal and they’ll be there before you are dressed. Why not contract with Superyards, then you won’t even have to make a phone call. Superyards will also do all your sidewalks giving you an open path to your car. If you require a clear space behind your house to park during a Snow Event, Superyards will take care of that too. If fact, Superyards will take care of everything outside your house winter and summer so you don’t have to.
The snow has really been accumulating on Calgary roads, sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking lots. Usually removal consists of moving it off the road or other surfaces into mounds on the side of road. Yet if the mounds on the roads get too big then that makes driving difficult on those streets.
The roads are about to get better. The City of Calgary is going to spend 6.7 million to actually remove the snow not just push it to the side. Here is the story from the Herald.
Superyards is here to remove the snow from your sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking lots. We do both commercial and residential snow removal.