Stop dumping your garbage

I don’t understand why people aren’t speaking out about this terrible crime against our environment

Dear Sir:

I’m appealing to the people who leave their garbage everywhere,  except in the dump.

Here is a nice little lane not too far from my home where I like to take my dog for a walk.

It’s a gravel road, and off this road shoots various trails through the woods. Now along this gravel road and throughout the woods I find household appliances, car parts, mattresses (a double – you know who you are), five-gallon plastic containers which once contained fluids of all sorts for your vehicle, tires (lots of tires), roofing shingles…I could go on forever.

I asked the regional district years ago to clean up this area, which they did, even though it’s apparently not a budgeted procedure, and it was most appreciated.

It didn’t take long, however, for the bozos to start dumping their garbage again along this lovely little stretch of “beautiful” BC. My concern is that when the  Forceman Ridge dump opens, how much more garbage will we see in our communities? The Thornhill dump is a mere 10 minute drive from the area of which I speak.

Imagine how awful it will be if these lazy good-for-nothing polluters have to drive an extra 10 or maybe 15 minutes. These days, there’s lots of people speaking out against pipelines. I don’t understand why people aren’t speaking out about this terrible crime against our environment – and it’s everywhere, everyday!  I don’t understand why people are allowed to get away with defacing our natural environment – places we take our children and our pets to enjoy.

I appeal not only to the polluters, or people who may know these polluters, but also to those who have the power to do something about it. Watch the highly affected areas, and charge the polluters.  Then maybe, it really will be “Beautiful” BC again.

Shelley Fisher,

Terrace, BC