LETTERS: Beautiful B.C. must do more


I am from Alberta, and for years I have heard about Beautiful British Columbia and how its residents care for the environment.


I am from Alberta, and for years I have heard about Beautiful British Columbia and how its residents care for the environment and maintain its beauty.

I moved from Calgary to South Surrey in June of this year.

I take my dog for daily walks in the area and I am appalled by the litter I see throughout my entire walk. There are coffee cups, beverage cans and bottles, fast-food containers and dog feces littered all over the place.

However, the issue that gets me most upset is the dog feces that is bagged and then thrown into the bushes, onto the boulevards and even into private yards.

Could somebody please explain to me why a dog owner would go to the trouble of putting the feces in a bag and then discarding it?

While not everybody in Calgary picks up after their dogs, I believe that Calgarians are much better stewards of their environment than those in South Surrey.

Maria Walsh, Surrey



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