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Friday, November 4, 2011

Union Warns Cutting Back On Snow Removal Might Be Shortsighted

The Canadian Union of Public Employees speaking out against the provincial government's plans to cut back on snow removal this winter.

Cupe Regional Director Gordon Black says the cuts mean roads will not be plowed as often as they are now and tells CHSJ News who knows how severe the winter will turn out to be.

Black warns if the snow is not removed early and often and then turns into ice, it will become, in his words, " a heck of a mess". He adds the same problem crops up if the salt is not put down early enough.

Black also telling us staff numbers will be reduced by 28 and 178 rural roads will not get plowed.