Snow is new to city director

His former home in California didn't get a wbole lot of the white stuff

PARKSVILLE — “This is the first time in about 25 years I’ve had to shovel snow,” admits Parksville director of engineering and operations Robert Harary, who moved here from California last summer.

He said he’s seen snow — on vacation or skiing — but hasn’t actually had to deal with it until this week.

He said he’s had a comprehensive explanation of the city’s snow removal program and is impressed with their extensive plans and efficiency.

One of the main reasons the city went about $50,000 over its $131,000 snow removal budget last year was that they have been in the habit of being even quicker and more thorough than their bylaws require.