Letter: Someone left garbage in this PoCo creek and the city did nothing

The Editor,

This summer I took a walk on the south side of Lougheed Highway, east of Westwood and before the Hastings cross street and was shocked to see all the litter that had accumulated in the ravine beside the highway.

Every year we have a same problem: garbage left on its own to breakdown with the sludge flowing into Maple Creek.

The city is happy to fine people for polluting creeks, yet seems to let itself off the hook for cleaning up this mess.

I did put in a request to the city of Port Coquitlam for clean up on the mayor’s new request for service.

A month later a crew did work come and trimmed the bushes but left the garbage — not quite the clean up I was hoping for.

A few years ago I did two clean ups and turned up about 20 kg of garbage for a partial clean up each time. 

Beautiful B.C. is not what Port Coquitlam is living up to.

Michael Wong, Port Coquitlam

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