Is winter weather changing in Calgary

Is winter weather changing in Canada?

Although November rolled in with a major snowstorm and frigid temperatures, and the week before the Christmas holidays plunged us Calgarians into -40-degree Celsius weather, it has been an absolutely gorgeous January.  Winter weather often has us at Mirage asking, “What is going on here?” We wonder whether our massive variations in temperatures, stretches of…

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What to do if someone slips and falls on your property

What to do if someone slips and falls on your property

Statistics for winter slip-and fall-injuries can be difficult to come by, but insurance companies and those who deal with worker injuries are among those who keep track of the numbers. The reason is that they are the ones who end up dealing with claims from companies and homeowners that have had people injure themselves on…

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Poor snow removal costs cities and citizens

Poor snow removal costs cities and citizens

In Calgary, all commercial and residential property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks bordering properties within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Failing to do so results in unsafe access points where injuries such as slips and falls can easily happen, which ends up costing all citizens. The Canadian Underwriter…

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Will an outdoor rink ruin my yard?

Will an outdoor rink ruin my yard?

Skating outdoors in the winter is a truly Canadian tradition. Wintery nights are made much more tolerable with the option to just pick up your skates, gloves, a jacket, and helmet and head out to the nearest sheet of ice to visit with friends and neighbours. Clear skies flooded with stars add to the ambiance…

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Five ways to keep your pets safe this winter

Five ways to keep your pets safe this winter

We at Mirage love our furry friends very much, and we also love yours. There’s nothing that makes us happier then when we come to visit a property for residential and commercial snow removal customers and we get to visit with a friendly pooch or kitty, and we certainly know how many enjoy playing in…

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What to do about snow-damaged trees and branches

What to do about snow-damaged trees and branches

November came in fast and furious in Calgary, dumping up to 25 centimetres of snow in some areas and plunging the city into minus-30 degree weather. Because of winter’s quick arrival, many trees and shrubs have not had a chance to fully shed their leaves. Consequently, branches are over-laden with snow and are hanging precariously,…

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Winter driving tips you haven’t heard before

Winter driving tips you haven’t heard before

November came in with a vengeance in Calgary, with the city plunged into -30 degrees Celsius at hardly a week into the month. Along with the cold came up to 25 centimetres of snow, leading to treacherous road conditions throughout the city.  Mirage’s snow removal and snow plowing teams were out early to clear our…

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