Letters: Dumpers anger rural residents

Letter writer rails against dumping of garbage in remote areas in Sooke

On Sunday March 1, at approximately 8:40 a.m., I took my dog for a walk up Tregear Road and everything seemed to be normal.  Then around approximately  2:30 p.m. decided to take a little drive up Tregear Road. When I approached the top of the road, I came across a couple doing target practice. I asked them if they had seen a truck come up here and they said ‘yes’. The truck left right away and they told me of an awful smell up there.  Of course, some idiot has the nerve to dump their just-cleaned and filleted fish carcasses on the side of the road. What a gross smell.

Thanks to your stupidity, we now have bears coming around and there is a family at the top of the road with small children and a couple of small dogs.

Do you think that they want to be chasing bears out of their yard and trying to protect their children and animals at the same time?

Why couldn’t you take your garbage to the dump like everybody else does? There are signs all over up the road saying “Private Property No Dumping.” But I guess this doesn’t apply to you and all the other dumpers out there. You must be somebody special in order to get away with this. But guess what?  Karma is watching.

Our property is not the dump. Maybe we should come and dump our garbage on your road as we are tired of picking up other people’s garbage and disposing of it the proper way.  We do not appreciate having to pick up everybody’s garbage every couple of days.  Who knows what is in there and what kind of sickness you could pick up.

C.J. Malowney

Sooke

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