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SIMA’s Snow and Ice Symposium becomes virtual event for Aug. 26-28

The Snow and Ice Management Association’s 23rd annual Snow & Ice Symposium has become a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

App is the ‘Uber’ of snow removal services

Called the “Uber” of snow removal and landscaping, a new service gives residents of the GTA a new option they can access via a phone app.

Snow plow blade made to last 4x longer

Winter Equipment’s Patriot steel snow plow cutting edge system is built to last four times longer than than industry’s standard steel snow plow blade.

Snow contractor cites rising insurance costs for abrupt shutdown of company branches

A 300 per cent increase in his insurance costs and other operational expenses has prompted an Ottawa snow contractor to immediately shut down two of his branches.

Universal plow guard fits most OEM snow plows

Winter Equipment has introduced its new Xtendor Universal plow guard designed to fit Boss snow plows along with most Douglas Dynamic (Fisher, Western and SnowEx), Meyer and SnowDogg snow plows.
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Solving freezing rain

Solving freezing rain

Different events can impact how contractors use labour, equipment and materials (LEM) to effectively and efficiently deal with the storm. This is especially true when freezing rain is involved. » Read More

Former snow customers seek answers at bankruptcy hearing

The former owner of a Montreal-area snow removal business that abruptly ceased operations on Dec. 29 and filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 20 attended a creditors’ meeting Tuesday. » Read more...

Snow contractor uses quiet Sunday to plow properties

A Muskoka-area snow contractor took advantage of the quiet on Sunday morning to remove snow from a business customer’s property, saying he didn’t want to create any unnecessary noise through the night. » Read more...

Hopper spreaders feature new material delivery system

Capitalizing on decades of expertise with its poly spreaders, SnowEx has introduced its new HELIXX stainless steel hopper spreaders. » Read more...

City will remove own snow after 50 years of contracting out work

Port Colborne, Ont. will be looking after its own grass cutting and snow removal on city property after having contracted out those services for more than 50 years. » Read more...

Summer Growth Summit with Jeffrey Scott

Aug 24-26, 2020
Location: Des Moines, IA
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SIMA Snow & Ice Symposium

Aug 25-28, 2020
Location: Online
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October 21 - 23, 2020
Location: Louisville, KY
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