On January 26th, 1993, Calvin Hawley from Winnipeg, Canada came home and noticed that the curb outside his house is damaged.
“I came home from the hospital … and discovered a large chunk of curb under a whole whack of snow,” says Hawley, who lives on Tyrone Bay in St. Vital” The day is clear in his mind, because that’s when his second son was born.
Twenty-six years later, the damaged is still there.
Hawley says he called the City of Winnipeg in the early spring of 1993 and continued to call off and on over the years. He was promised repairs, but nothing happened.
“One time they told me the system for logging complaints had changed and my previous complaints weren’t on record.”
Hawley says the final straw came on July 1, 2017, as he was woken up by the sound of City of Winnipeg crews on his street.
“I was watching crews merrily drive past the front of my driveway to stop and repair other curbs on the other side of the bay that weren’t as damaged as mine or as old.”
But the years of complaints have finally paid off and he has a repair date. The city officials have confirmed that the curb will be repaired by 2037! Better late than never.