Little Shuswap litter woes worry resident
Who is responsible for cleaning up the mess? That what one Little Shuswap Lake resident wants to know after he discovered hundreds of plastic bags on the lake south shore.
Mark Johnston believes the bags, along with blue plastic sheets, are leftover debris from a refrigeration truck that crashed into Little River earlier this year.
don know what to do. There hundreds of them, he said. got all this litter on the lake shore. no meat in the clear plastic bags, but there a logo made up of two circles and the wording Canada 126. The blue sheets are unmarked.
He thought Canada 126 might be a logo for a meat packing company, but an Internet search revealed this is not the case.
couldn find any information on it, said Johnston.
Johnston said the bags and sheets were c Pandora Cha Pandora Charms rms aught in the river current, which historically deposits debris on the lake south shore.
The Vancouver bound truck was hauling frozen pork destined for non human use when it crashed in March. pet food brand.
Dozens of people pulled the 100 pound boxes from the river and lake in an effort to salvage the meat. Neither the Pandora Charms pork, nor other debris from the wreckage, was considered a risk to people or the environment.
Johnston wants to know who is going to clean up the bags and sheets.
The area where the plastic washed up is on the border of the Columbia Shuswap and Thompson Nicola regional districts. Officials with each organization were not aware of the mess until notified by The Daily News.
Gary Holte, the CSRD manager of environment and engineering services, said the regional district doesn tax residents for jobs like this. Typically, whoeve Pandora Charms r owns the property is responsible for cleaning up debris.
don have in house crews and we don tax for that litter pick up service, said Holte. have no budget or ways or means to provide that service. to home, Adriana Mailloux, a TNRD environmental services technologist, said the regional district sets aside funds to clean up illegal dumping on public land. All people need to do is phone 250 377 8673 and report the mess.