High­way lit­ter due to lazi­ness

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

When I see lit­ter­ing on our Is­land roads it makes me up­set and sad be­cause the root of this prob­lem is based on lazi­ness and ig­no­rance.

It has be­come such a fre­quent sight it has ba­si­cally be­come an Is­land sum­mer tra­di­tion which is wrong!

I can re­mem­ber a few years back on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions driv­ing a gov­ern­ment garage tire truck to Cavendish. Man, what gor­geous land­scape I saw on my trav­els.

It was like I was driv­ing through a Nor­mal Rock­well paint­ing.

Yet my land­scape was far from pris­tine be­cause in the ditches and along the side of the road was ev­ery­thing from Tim Hor­ton’s cups, fast food take-out bags, pop cans and candy wrap­pers which was a big turn off be­cause here I was a hot sunny sum­mer day, my driver’s win­dow was down, my arm out the win­dow, the open road and one of the most beau­ti­ful prov­inces as my view. I should’ve been in heaven not a trash­can.

Now these lit­ter­ers don’t re­al­ize that leg­endary mu­sic icon Rod Stewart’s bus drove this same route. Do you think he was amused see­ing their lazi­ness lit­ter­ing the road? Prob­a­bly not.

All I’m say­ing is ba­si­cally this, if we mar­ket our­selves as a beau­ti­ful is­land we should look like one. Evan Larter Char­lot­te­town

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