Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Nov. 30, 2022

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Letter: Have pride in our home


As I drive around Vancouver, I can’t help but notice all the litter on the roads. For the past four months I’ve seen the same green bag full of trash on the side of the road on the ramp from Grand Central to Highway 14. The problem is not only one bag, it’s multiple bags and litter all over the highways.

A while back I reached out to the mayor’s office to ask about this and I was told that the city was not in charge of cleaning the highways. The mayor and the city council members, as leaders of this city, should demand that whichever agency is in charge of cleaning the roads do their job. Period. It’s embarrassing coming into Vancouver from the south and being welcomed by trash (especially when your out-of-town guests comment on it).

Litter brings decay to a city. It seems like Vancouver leaders are so mesmerized by the shiny wonderful waterfront project, that they forget to look one block to the east. Don’t let Vancouver go down the trash chute. Vancouver is our home, have some pride!

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