Winter Maintenance Policy Review


The City of Regina is reviewing the service levels, costs and implications of winter maintenance operations. Input, along with other research, is helping us develop recommendations for consideration by City Council in late 2020.

With a budget of $8.9 million in 2020, the City’s winter maintenance program strives to support the safety of residents, as well as the attractiveness and economic viability of our community. To achieve this objective, we follow a winter maintenance policy which guides our service levels for activities like plowing of streets, alleys and sidewalks, ice control, snow removal and how these activities are prioritized.

The City received nearly 3,000 completed surveys which showed that 51.5 per cent of respondents are satisfied with ice control and plowing of major roads and 58.9 per cent are not in favour of increasing taxes to enhance snow removal.

If the recommendations are approved by City Council, the updated Policy would be implemented in November 2021. This allows any budget and operational changes to be considered and implemented for the 2021-22 winter season. Read the winter maintenance policy update report.


The City of Regina is reviewing the service levels, costs and implications of winter maintenance operations. Input, along with other research, is helping us develop recommendations for consideration by City Council in late 2020.

With a budget of $8.9 million in 2020, the City’s winter maintenance program strives to support the safety of residents, as well as the attractiveness and economic viability of our community. To achieve this objective, we follow a winter maintenance policy which guides our service levels for activities like plowing of streets, alleys and sidewalks, ice control, snow removal and how these activities are prioritized.

The City received nearly 3,000 completed surveys which showed that 51.5 per cent of respondents are satisfied with ice control and plowing of major roads and 58.9 per cent are not in favour of increasing taxes to enhance snow removal.

If the recommendations are approved by City Council, the updated Policy would be implemented in November 2021. This allows any budget and operational changes to be considered and implemented for the 2021-22 winter season. Read the winter maintenance policy update report.