Well here we go.
We’re getting the first big blast of winter and expect a gruesome commute Monday morning.
Last year’s first storm caught city staff flat-footed and raised questions about the city’s plowing effectiveness. Then around Canada Day weekend, the Watson administration tried to cut back the plowing budget.
One person who will be watching this is College Councillor Rick Chiarelli, Nepean’s guru of all things snow.
You can expect him to be dominating the media over the next couple of days as the snow piles up.
What happens with this storm is really a measure of Mayor Jim Watson. There was a problem last year for the first snowfall and it is his job to fix it. Last season he just turtled on the issue, leaving the dirty work to Councillor Keith Egli.
Maybe Riley Brockington wasn’t the first councillor to be thrown under the bus by Watson. Or rather, the snowplow.
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