While some may wonder, 'who would want to work outside during this kind of weather?', it takes all kinds of people to make the world go around, and aren't we glad for those whose job it is to remove snow?

Weyburn City Councillor Dick Michel said the City crews this winter sure do have their work cut out for them.

"It's a double-edged sword here, because I recall years when there was very little snow removal to be done, and it was tough on our City, our operators, because they didn't, they had experience, but they didn't know what to do. There was no snow to move."

"And now, I talk to some of the operators in the morning during my walk and thank him for what their job they're doing, and you know what? They got a smile on their faces. They love what they're doing, and they're doing a tremendous job."

Michel, who has been a Councillor for more than 20 years, and a Weyburn resident much longer, said he highly respects those who do this kind of work, as it's done when it's needed. 

"Some of the streets, primary number one spots always get done first," he explained. "We know that sometimes we struggle in residential because it doesn't happen in the first two or three days of a major storm, but we're getting better at that, too."

He said if we need extra help clearing snow, the extra work can fall to local contractors, noting, however, "we haven't had snow in five to six years like this." 

Michel tipped his hat to the public works team.

More snow is on the way this weekend, but the good news is the temperatures will only be in the single minus digits, and our City crews have the job down to an art form to help it keep it out of the way for the drivers and pedestrians.

Read more on how Dick Michel walks outside year-round HERE.