Letter: Snowed in and battling the bureaucracy


Re. Eagle Agecoutay’s predicament trying to get to Hope for medication Jan. 4, where his road wasn’t plowed after repeated phone requests to District Hall and finally as I understood it, the ambulance was called as it was about 5 p.m. and then the plow came to let them in. I sympathize.

The tone reminded me of an award-winning Netflix movie called I, Daniel Blake which was about a man who battles the bureaucracy.

The man in this case in Hope suggests common sense should have prevailed and I agree.

However, as usual the District has a protocol which can’t be undone. Sadly, common sense gets trumped.

P.s. District advises parking on street not a good idea as it obstructs snow removers. However, I am blocked in my garage as my laneway is historically never cleared.

I’ve been snowbound since before last Wednesday when I prepared well for the big snowfall but being a partially disabled senior dependent on my car, I need to get to doctors and am a caregiver for a family member who waits for the snow in Hope to melt so I can help him.

Ruth Renwick

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