Garbage peaves public in Port Hardy

Dear editor

Re: Port Hardy fisherman upset with the mess left behind on the riverbank.

I liked this letter and am also upset by people who expect others to clean up after them. One wonders if they know what garbage cans are for, as evidenced by the amount of garbage that occurs between garbage cans on the Granville Street hill (also called Payless Hill by many residents).

How can our pristine wilderness areas remain pristine if people callously discard their refuse? The persons responsible should be fined or made to do community service, possibly cleaning up garbage around town. Maybe the punishment should fit the crime.

Too bad we will never know who these inconsiderate people are, as I am sure they will never step forward and admit their guilt.

Linda Wallace

Port Hardy