No plow? Try a Zamboni
VANCOUVER — One man has found a uniquely Canadian way to respond to the unusually large amounts of snow that have fallen on parts of British Columbia by taking his Zamboni out to clear roads in one Vancouver Island community.
Cpl. Dan Cottingham of the Central Saanich police says officers were called at about 7:30 p.m. Monday after a local farmer took his Zamboni out on the streets of the district, just outside Victoria.
“I’m not sure exactly what he was doing in relation to clearing snow, but he might have just been plowing it out of the way,” said Cottingham.
The man had purchased the second-hand Zamboni to spread manure on his field, Cottingham said.
But without insurance, the vehicle can’t be operated on public roads.
“He was thanked, but asked to go back to his property,” Cottingham said.