Test Your Knowledge: Preparing for Winter

As the days grow colder and the snow begins to fall, there are a few things for toque-wearing Calgarians to keep in mind. Whether you’re a homeowner with sidewalks to shovel or a car owner who lives on a snow route parking ban street the city has some rules on what occurs once the flakes begin to fall. How much do you know?

Answers are below the photo

1>> It is a city bylaw that any owner or occupant of a private property adjacent to a sidewalk is responsible for removal of any snow or ice to fall on that sidewalk within a 24-hour period.

a. True
b. False

2>> What is a Calgary snow angel?

a. A Christmas music festival
b. People who dress in white and hand out chocolates
c. People who help strangers and neighbours in need by shovelling their walks
d. A day at the zoo where the animals wear santa hats

3>>Calgary’s priority system for snow and ice removal is broken down into how many priority levels?

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

4>> Priority one includes removal from what city areas?

a. Olympic Plaza
b. Stephen Avenue Mall
c. Barclay Mall
d. All of the above

5>> Priority two includes snow clearing and/or sanding of sidewalks and wheelchair ramps on major transit routes.

a. True
b. False

6>> If the owner or occupant of a property fails to clear snow that has fallen within 24 hours they may be subject to a fine.

a. True
b. False

7>> What is a “snow event” in Calgary?
a. Snowfall of five or more centimetres requiring streets to be cleared
b. Any time it snows in Calgary
c. Larger than pea sized hail in the city
d. Christmas

8>> How long are snow route parking bans in effect in Calgary?

a. 24 hours
b. 48 hours
c. 36 hours
d. 72 hours

9>> If, during a snow route parking ban, your street has been plowed, it means it’s now safe to park on that street.

a. True
b. False

10>> What is a snow route?

a. The direction snow falls from the sky
b. Priority plowing routes
c. Avalanche control in the city
d. A maze of snow at Canada Olympic Park

11> During a snow route parking ban, you may park your car on your lawn.

a. True
b. False

12>> How can Calgarians be made aware a snow route parking ban has been lifted?

a. Visit calgary.ca/snow
b. Call 311
c. Watching/listening to local news
d. All of the above
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Answers: 1.a 2.c 3.d 4.d 5.a 6.a 7.a 8.d 9.b 10.b 11.b 12.d

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