Dozens on wait list for Red Cross driveway clearing program
All of the snow this year — and another snowfall on Thursday — means demand is up for a driveway clearing program from the Red Cross.
The agency runs a program that provides shovelling services for eligible seniors.
Red Cross spokesperson Amy Kurlick said almost 200 people get assistance in clearing their driveways.
“It's completely at capacity,” she said. “And, I have a 75-long person waiting list."
Kurlick said she hopes more funding from the Local Health Integration Network could help expand the program.
The city of Thunder Bay last looked at removing snow from the end of driveways in 2009.
A report then recommended each homeowner clear the end of their own driveway, as the city would need to spend over $3 million per year on such a program.