Letters: Report illegal dumping

Resident finds people are dumping garbage in rural areas

Referring to letter of “Shame on garbage dumpers.”

I was out walking my dogs up Farmer Road, when I came across eight bags of garbage that were illegally dumped.

This was on the September long weekend, and I braved it out and looked through the bags of garbage.

Low and behold, you won’t believe what I found.  Yes,  it was somebody’s papers with their name on it. I couldn’t believe people would throw their garbage out with their name on something in there. You know who you are.

There was also a garbage bag with someone else’s papers with their name on their cell bill in among their garbage.

I called the Capital Regional District and they went and picked it up and delivered this bag to the rightful owner.

So, hopefully this person(s) will receive a fine for illegal dumping on other people’s property.

It is a constant problem going on and it is about time that these dumpers get a hefty fine and learned a lesson from this.

 

It is an awful sight to see everyday while travelling down any road in Sooke. We should be proud of our town as we have visitors visiting from all around the world and they don’t need to see this.

Wonder what they think of our town when they see this illegal dumping and go back home and tell their friends?

Let’s keep our eyes open and report illegal dumping before it gets too much out of hand.

On Friday, Sept. 21 at approximately 5 p.m, I noticed two 4×4’s driving up Farmer Drive with bags in the back

of their vehicle. About 10 minutes later, they drove back down empty. Now what do you think that they were doing?

They dumped off a carcass of a dead animal on our property.  It was all bagged up and over night a bear or some other animal tore the bags open and left the remains out on the road.  We do not appreciate this kind of dumping.

Would the two vehicle drivers who did this, as you have been spotted, please be kind enough and come and pick up your garbage and debris.

Our property is not the Sooke dump. We would much appreciate it if you would do this, and go and dispose of it the legal and proper way, as it doesn’t cost that much to dump at the proper dump, instead of somebody elses property.

C.J. Malone

Sooke

 

Just Posted

Grassfire threatens Sooke home

Quick action by local firefighters quickly extinguished flames

Tomato planting controversy inspires Victoria author’s book on transforming cities

Woman behind the Collinson street mural pens third book

Victoria Humane Society needs volunteers after flood of puppies and kittens

Pregnant cats, dogs and their litters are in need of foster care

Stem cell donor with rare genetic makeup needed to save Saanich man after cancer returns

Jeremy Chow is half Canton Chinese, half British and needs a donor with a similar ethnic background

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Most Read