Heavy equipment was brought in to move snow in downtown Maple Ridge after a recent snowfall. (The News files)

Heavy equipment was brought in to move snow in downtown Maple Ridge after a recent snowfall. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge senior catches a glimpse of her ‘snow angel’

Senior with mobility issues dreaded having to try and shovel out

Dear Editor,

Re: [LETTER: Grateful to shovellers, mapleridgenews.com, Jan. 5]

I agree and add my sincere thanks to those who help those who can’t shovel.

I am a senior with mobility issues… I am unable to shovel… but I do. When I go out… I hope that I will not die.

If my city fines me, it could take food off my table or lessen my ability to pay a bill.

My taxes are very high here in Maple Ridge, and my city should help…they should organize a help line… and not fine people.

On Sunday after bundling up in layers and boots and gloves, and worrying, I went out to shove,and I started crying when I reached my sidewalk and found it shovelled.

I saw a neighbour I don’t even know disappearing around the corner on his lawn tractor fitted with a snow blade. He had done it for me.

A sincere heartfelt thank you to those who help.

Jill Edwards, Maple Ridge

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• READ MORE: LETTER: Everyone should have to clear their sidewalks of snow

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