Community can solve city’s litter problems

NANAIMO: Re: Litterbugs have no respect for community, Letters, Sept. 27.

To the Editor,

Re: Litterbugs have no respect for community, Letters, Sept. 27.

Well, Dean Ben, welcome to Nanaimo.

It is with heavy heart that I have to tell you this, but the city claims it does not have any money for extra garbage cans and extra man hours to be situated around the city.

I spoke to Gary Franssen at the Nanaimo city works, and he informed me there was not enough money to get associated with this project.

The students at John Barsby Community School go to 7-Eleven at lunch and informed me it was too far to go to the next garbage can to dispose of their containers along Bruce Avenue, so I donated one. The students use the can and that stretch is quite clean now. One thanked me for the can.

It is up to us and businesses to get involved in this clean up. Presently, 7-Eleven is donating the bags for the can.

Hopefully Ben’s letter will help get things rolling around Nanaimo with business and citizen participation.

Dave Noble

Nanaimo