Monday snow plowing waste of money

Cowichan Bay – Our tax dollars hard at work (overtime).

It’s Monday, Feb. 10 at about 9 a.m. I look outside and see about .5 cm of snow that had fallen over night. It is Family Day, a B.C. holiday. The schools are closed and many people are enjoying a long weekend. The traffic is light.

At approximately 11 a.m. I see a snowplow drive past my house scraping the road.

It’s drizzling, not snowing, and the temperature is well above zero.

By 2 p.m. the snow has washed from my driveway thanks to Mother Nature (free of charge). I will guess this is not the only snow removal truck on the road and that a snow removal crew is being paid, probably overtime.

What an incredible waste of taxpayers money. Surely there are many community necessities where our tax dollars can be better spent.

Ken Sauchuk

Cowichan Bay