Throughout this exceptionally chilly Canadian winter, we have been highlighting some incredible community members who are up bright and early, working hard to keep Waterloo Region safe and make it a great place to live year-round! We’re calling them our #KWColdHeroes.

As snow continues to fall, ploughs are working around the clock to clear the roads. Waterloo Region native, John Proksch, can often be found behind the wheel of a snowplough early in the morning with a warm cup of coffee.

“People want the parking lots, driveways, and walks clear of snow and ice, so they can carry on with their normal routines. They want to go to work and not get stuck,” John explained.

John Proksch

John is proud to call Waterloo Region home, and lives in Baden with his wonderful wife and four kids. As the owner of a local property management company, and with more than 20 years’ experience in shovelling, John is an expert in snow removal and is dedicated to making sure people can get out and about.

Many of his clients are seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, it is essential they have safe, clear walkways in the winter.

“We take pride in clearing snow and keeping life normal for those we look after,” said John.

Keep up the amazing work KW snowploughers, and thanks for keeping our roads clear!

We have more #KWColdHeroes! Check out our previous blogs:
1. Afterglow’s #KWColdHeroes
2. Afterglow’s #KWColdHeroes

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