Something unusual is going on in Vancouver this winter.   It’s snowing — a lot.

In reporting on life in the snow in her State of Vancouver blog, journalist Frances Bula shares her readers’ comments about people failing to shovel their sidewalks.   

Among the commentators is a Vancouver city council candidate who focuses on the large number of downtown condominiums that have not cleared their sidewalks.  He suggests that snow-clogged sidewalks in front of condominiums may just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of poor maintenance and repair practices at those buildings and could be a danger sign.    He then offers some sensible suggestions to condo boards and prospective purchasers.