Whitehorse resident urges people to shovel sidewalks due to accessibility concerns


A Whitehorse woman is reminding residents in the city to keep their sidewalks cleared after struggling to help her elderly mother get around.

Helen Fitzsimmons’s mom, Ruth, lives at Whistle Bend Place, a care facility just down the road from her former home. Fitzsimmons tries to take her back home from time to time for a visit.

It’s not a long walk, but Fitzsimmons said it’s been hard for her mom, who uses a wheelchair, to make her way down the road because not all residents in the neighbourhood are shovelling their sidewalks.

Residents of Whitehorse are required to shovel the sidewalk in front of their home no more than 48 hours after a

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