One thing I sorely miss about Belleville when I’m living in Waterloo has to be municipal sidewalk clearning.
9:30am the morning after a spectacular snowstorm and the sidewalks are clear and easily walkable. All of them. Everywhere.
I know that by the time I’ll have to walk to work in the morning, I’ll still have to trudge across unshoveled sidewalks and risk my back (again) on the ice. It’s awful. There are people who *never* do it. I suppose I could call the by-law enforcement people on them, but honestly, they might be bed-ridden old people for all I know. Yeah, it’s their responsibility, but it’s a shitty system.
I don’t even have a sidewalk in front of my house and I think municipal sidewalk clearing is an absolutely blessing.
Go ahead, raise my taxes!