Snow can be magic until you have to shovel it. That's why some Whitehorse, Yukon residents are offering to shovel driveways, porches, and sidewalks for elders, pregnant people, or residents living with health issues for free. About 20 volunteers are ready to do the work, says Israr Ahmed, a member of the group. "It's grounded in our Islamic tradition which is to care about your neighbors." He got a good response when he posted on social media, calling for volunteers as well as those who need help with shoveling. Ahmed, who moved from India to Whitehorse three years ago, works full time at the Canadian telecommunications company Northwestel. He and his volunteer group plan to do the shoveling jobs on their days off, or during spare time when not at work.

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