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Offers flood in to help 76-year-old blocked in by snow bank

'Thank you' snowangel

UPDATED 9:54 a.m.

Emily Legare tells Castanet the pile of frozen snow blocking her driveway has now been cleared by an unknown snow angel.

"I really want to thank her (Laura Brookes) and I want to thank the person that came this morning and actually cleared the snow. It may not have been a huge pile but it was a very hard pile," says Legare.

Legare has been housebound and unable to get her car out of her driveway since Tuesday, "today I can get around. Thank you ever so, ever so much."

Legare believes whoever made the pile and blocked her driveway did it on purpose, "that's another reason I didn't just hire someone to go out there or make an issue of it being moved, because whoever did it needs to understand that's something you just don't do."

The city of Kelowna has a page on its website dedicated to snow removal, including a place where you can report a concern.


ORIGINAL 5:00 a.m.

Offers have flooded in to help 76-year-old Emily Legare shovel the snow pushed up behind her car, which has prevented her from moving her car since Tuesday.

Many residents sent in emails asking for her address and offering to dig Legare out, despite her adamancy that the city must clear it.

Another local, Laurie, called Castanet to voice her disappointment in the city's response.

“I am disgusted at this - it really is an embarrassment to Kelowna. How could they tell her to just dig it out herself? I'm livid. What if she needed something, and she couldn’t get out?” 

She plans to send her two sons to shovel the snow away from Legare’s house this morning.



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