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LETTERS: Much left behind on your beach

Letter-writer Lee Lewis calls for more support from his community in cleaning up refuse left on the beach. - Contributed photo
Letter-writer Lee Lewis calls for more support from his community in cleaning up refuse left on the beach.
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Editor:

I walk the beach every day in White Rock and see the lack of respect by local people about their litter that is left behind.

After the Canada Day fireworks display, it became evident that only two people regularly pick up the trash left by a small handful of people – one being me and the other being a 75-year-old man who does this every day. Neither of us are on the city payroll.

After the July 1 fireworks, I personally picked up 20 bags of garbage, which I left on the West Beach lawn.

The old man, not as able bodied, picked up at least 40 bags, which as of this writing are still sitting by the railroad tracks.

Something needs to be done.

Enforcement is not working, because people only receive warnings about drinking and having fires late at night, which is where most of this trash comes from. Or city council needs to have a crew of people responsible for cleaning the beach.

This would never happen in Vancouver, so why is it OK here in White Rock?

Me, I am far from OK with it, as homeless people are also living down here and contributing to the mess.

Please help with this problem.

Lee Lewis, White Rock

 

 

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