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One observer says it didn’t take long for residents all over Corner Brook to start pushing and blowing snow into their streets.

“It’s not a complicated bylaw — you aren’t allowed to take snow from your driveway and put it into the travelled portion of the street.

“It’s a dangerous practice and could result in an accident ... either a driver losing control or a pedestrian falling on their face while walking after dark,” he said.

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A reader says it looks like this will turn out to be a winter like he remembers as a kid.

He says it was normal at one time to have snow fall in October and stay until spring.

“Seems like we had more snow back in the ’50s’ and ’60s,” he said.

“I remember standing on snowbanks on our street and looking down at the tops of cars going by and parents were worried about their kids getting too close to the power wires overhead.

“Maybe this global warming will bring more snow and wind a few decades before it brings really warmer temperatures.

“Looks like we might as well get used to more snow,” he said.

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A Corner Brook driver says it’s great the police are putting a push on to stop drunken drivers but he thinks they should invest some of their time in drivers using cellphones while behind the wheel.

“It’s a great time of the year to cut down on this. Anyone who just can’t stop talking on their phones while driving should ask Santa or his helper for a hands-free device for Christmas.

“It’s an inexpensive gift for the driver — and a gift of safety for other drivers and pedestrians,” he said.

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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  • snow
    December 19, 2013 - 12:21

    I guess paul is one of them.

    • Henry
      December 20, 2013 - 11:16

      Hey snow. Get a brain...... He was only trying to make a point.. Don't you think the city have a role to widen streets and lessen the burden on seniors whom can't push or lift this stuff? I don't really believe most citizens place snow in the roads and if they do their is probably a reason like no where to place it.... You don't like snow in the streets then complain to be mayor and council to have our streets clear by snow blower and I am sure the issue of snow deposits in the street will diminish.

  • Paul
    December 18, 2013 - 10:29

    It would be nice if Mr. Kennedy would do his part at the city depot and send the snow blowers out to widen the neighborhood, maybe then citizens will not deposit snow on the streets and place it to the side. The city has a responsibility to help as well....