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February 19: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted February 17, 2017

On Sunday, February 19 from 6:00-11:00 AM, the following websites and online services will not be available while system maintenance is performed. Websites and online services may become available during this time frame, but may be subject to intermittent availability. We thank you for your patience.

  • WebReg - program registration for recreation and arts activities
    (Additional planned outage takes place Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 PM until 2:00 PM Monday, February 20)
  • eAgenda - agendas, minutes, reports for Council, Board, Committee and Commission meetings
  • Dog Licences - renewals  
  • Portal Login - for tenants of city owned properties and city employees
    (This service will be restored at 8:00 AM Monday, February 20)
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Snow Shovelling Tips

Get the Scoop on Shovelling

Reduce your chance of a back injury during the winter season with some good snow shovelling tips.

  • Use an ergonomic snow shovel with a curved or adjustable handle to make snow removal easier
  • Do your back a favour by warming up for five to ten minutes prior to shovelling
  • Cold, tight muscles are prone to injury, so try going for a brisk walk, marching in place or doing any other full body activity before shovelling
  • Use the shovel to push snow to one side rather than lifting it. If lifting is necessary, make sure to bend your knees to take the strain off your back
  • Pace yourself by removing small amounts of snow frequently instead of removing a large pile all at once
  • Take a 10 or 15 minute break during shovelling and stretch out your arms, shoulders and back to keep them warm and flexible.
  • Wear shoes or boots with good treads to minimize the risk of slipping
  • Spread sand, rock salt or kitty litter on your sidewalk or driveway to increase traction and reduce accidents

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