The program to recycle thousands of tonnes of winter sand trumpeted for years by the city as a money-saver is under review following a scathing audit that says it's not working.
About 80 per cent of the sand scooped off the roads and sidewalks each spring is reused the following season.
But whether the city is actually reaping the $2.5 million of savings each year it hoped is questionable, said city auditor David Wiun in a report released Thursday.
It's the result of a "very loose paper trail," said city manager Linda Cochrane, who also spoke to the auditor's broader concerns that the program has been mismanaged.
"For as much as it might have cost us more, we might have saved even more," Cochrane said. "That's the sad part about this. read more >>