The Town of Shaunavon is initiating a more effective approach to back alley maintenance.

Ron Phillips, Director of Operations for the town explains, "We bought a different piece that goes on our Road Boss grader that we can put on the skid steer, so now we can put down pressure on the thing rather than just have it float down the alley. So, it'll dig in and do a better job. And we're putting a lot more gravel in the alleys."

Phillips adds that residents can help by cleaning up obstructions such as bushes, hedges, overhanging branches and garbage bins that are encroaching the alley.

If you have received a letter in this regard, or if you notice any of these obstructions from your property into the back alley Phillips suggests you do your clean up in a timely manner so that crews can complete the project effectively.