SNOW AND ICE MUST BE CLEANED FROM SIDEWALKS

The Town of Provost Bylaw 06/2015 states:

6.1      No Person shall place, abandon, throw or deposit any object, Debris, Ice, Snow or substance on any street, highway or public place in the Town whereby such object may cause danger, damage or inconveniences to Pedestrians or vehicles using the streets, highways or public place. The costs of and expenses of any removal which the Town may incur shall be invoiced to the owner, as determined, who left the debris, ice, snow or substance. Should the owner not pay the Town for these services they may be charged to the tax roll of the property owner to be recovered in a like manner as with other taxes.

6.30    Within a period of forty-eight (48) hours after the end of a rainfall or snowfall that has left the streets covered with snow or ice, the Owner of every business premises, vacant business premises and residential property abutting a Town sidewalk, shall remove snow or ice and take reasonable measures to make the portion of the public sidewalk on the front and flank of his property safe for Pedestrians. The foregoing shall not be construed to relieve Pedestrians from duty of due care.

6.31    When an Officer considers that an Owner of a business or residence premises has failed to meet the requirements of Section 6.30 hereto, then the Owner shall be advised that failing immediate improvement of the sidewalk condition, the Town may use it’s own employees or hire a contractor to remediate the situation and will charge the cost thereof to the Owner of the abutting property. Should the Property Owner not pay the Town for these services they may be charged to the tax roll of the Property Owner to be recovered in like manner as with other taxes

6.33    Every occupant, and in case there is no occupant, the Owner of every house, shop, building, church or chapel, abutting on or erected within ten feet of any street, sidewalk, lane, alley or Public Place shall whenever snow or ice shall accumulate on the roof or eaves of such building, to an extent that it shall be dangerous to Persons passing, cause the same to be removed at once, and every Person while removing the same shall take due and proper care and precaution for the warning and safety of Persons passing.

6.34    No Person shall cause any injury to any sidewalk in the Town by striking, picking or cutting the same with any shovel, pick, crow-bar or other metal instrument, whether such Person is engaged in removing snow or ice from the sidewalk or not.

The bylaw enforcement officer will no longer issue notices to those who refuse to clear the snow from the sidewalks, instead you will receive a violation ticket for $100 for the first offence and $250 for every subsequent offence.  

MONTREAL CANADIENS ALUMNI vs PROVOST BLADES MARCH 13, 2020

Congratulations goes out to Mike Dennehy & Ron Keller for their winning bids to play with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team, and to Joan Rehman for her bid to be the assistant coach for the team. We have 20 players registered for the Provost Blades with only 2 more spots available. General admission tickets $25 each are available at Crescent Point Place, Armstrongs Sports in Wainwright, Dirk Browuer Photography, APEX, MacStitch, Bowling Centre, Fountain Tire and the Town of provost office. VIP tickets (special seating and the opportunity to go to the meet & greet following the game $100 each) are available at the Town office or Crescent Point Place. The proceeds will be donated towards the paving of the outside walking track. Hope to see everyone there.

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN A GREAT SUCCESS

At least 1500 people from all over attended our 2019 CP Holiday Train. The entertainment was fantastic. The volunteers, Fire Dept, Ambulance, all banks (ATB, CIBC and Credit Union) Public Works staff, Town staff, and many more helped with setting up the grounds, cooking & wrapping over 1000 hot dogs (Thanks girls, you all know who were there). Thank you everyone for the wonderful donations to our Food bank. Thank you CP for your generous donation of $3500 and lets not forget our local Chamber for $1500. Thank you all.

Dr. Deon Erasmus wins 2019 Rural Physician Rhapsody Award

A big Congratulations goes out to Dr. Deon Erasmus who was the 2019 recipient of the RhPAP Rhapsody Physician Award. Dr. Erasmus received his award on Friday November 1, 2019 at the Provost Recreation & Culture Centre. A wine and cheese social was the stage for the presentation of the award by Dr. Rob Warren, RhPAP Board Chair.

UTILITY BYLAW 15-2018 HAS BEEN UPDATED – GARBAGE BINS

The Town of Provost Utility Bylaw has been updated to include information regarding our new Garbage Totes. The new policy is to put the bins in the front of your home and now there is a section about taking them away. The bins must be removed within 48 hrs of the garbage pickup and placed onto your property. Do not leave them on the road.

Also each year we receive complaints regarding stray cats, skunks, magpies and crows. Most of these complaints found that garbage had been left on the ground and not in a proper receptacles or bins and therefore the animals successfully ripped open the garbage. This will cause the pests to return to these places for more food. Each resident have been provided with their own garbage bin and they are capable of handling residential garbage. As a matter of fact they are larger than the previous ones. Please do not leave your garbage unless it is inside a proper bin or receptacle.

Sec. 4.3 of the Utility Bylaw 15/2018 States : Householders shall place garbage in plastic bags or garbage cans and in a garbage enclosure that will prevent the breakage of same or scavenging of animals. Failing to do so could result in a fine of $250 and any subsequent offence $500.