Time for some spring cleaning

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This article was published 13/05/2014 (3128 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A long hard winter has passed, and resident associations, businesses, political offices and suppliers of cleanup provisions are gearing up to clean our neighbourhoods.  

Litter is still a problem we all have deal with as nobody wants to live in a place that is filthy. We need to take pride and respect our neighbourhoods.

Take Pride Winnipeg had indicated that a few streets in the Mynarski ward were on the top-10 list of the filthiest streets in Winnipeg. Blooming flowers, trees and green grass do not look very good with tonnes of garbage littered around. Last year I called on people to just stop littering and have some respect for our part of the city.

Supplied photo A map of meeting points for upcoming neighbourhood cleanups in the Mynarski ward.

Everyone should get out there and lend a helping hand at the cleanup events listed below and on the map associated with this column. Just report at the time and locations best for you. North Point Douglas has already had a great cleanup on May 3.  Way to go “Point People.”

Organized by the William Whyte Residents Association, Dufferin Residents Association, North End Business Development Centre and many others, A Fri., May 23 cleanup will happen in those neighbourhoods. The cleanup event starts its organizing of volunteers at 8 a.m. at the North End Business Development Centre at 607 Selkirk Ave. (corner of McGregor and Selkirk).  Prizes, food and good cheer will happen at the Labour Temple at the corner of McGregor and Pritchard at 2 p.m. when over 100 blocks will have been cleaned.

Organized by Minister Gord Mackintosh’s MLA office staff, with contributions from your city councillor’s office, Luxton Residents Association, St. John’s Residents Association, Inkster North End Residents Association, Seven Oaks Residents Association, Kildonan Park Residents Association and many others, there will be a North Side Pride Community Clean Up on Sat., May 24.  The organizing of volunteers will start at 10 a.m. at the locations indicated on the map for the various neighbourhoods. Just report to the location closest to you. There will be a volunteer thank-you barbecue at the Luxton Community Centre (corner of Inkster and St. Cross) beginning at noon — be sure to volunteer. There is a very large number of blocks to clean up. A lot of volunteers will mean we can accomplish the huge task at hand.

Now living at Jefferson and Salter, I am personally calling on people living in the Jefferson neighbourhood to report to either the Kildonan Park Residents Association location or the Seven Oaks Residents Association location to get organized. It would be great to at least clean up the busy streets in this very large neighbourhood. I will catch you all out there on both of these clean up dates. Oh, and bring your litter pickers if you have one, as our supplies may run out.

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