Nelson needs to deal with rubbish

My wife and I came to Nelson to visit our daughter who is an artist with a store on Baker Street.

My wife and I came to Nelson to visit our daughter who is an artist with a store on Baker Street. Immediately, we became enchanted by Nelson’s beauty: the Kootenays, the lake, the rich diversity of art in town.

We love this town and we fully appreciate why Michelle has decided to call it home.

In contrast, to our native Toronto, where we still live, the scale of Nelson is manageable. Nature’s bounty is easily accessible on foot, by bike or vehicle. The town is conducive to whole health. The air is relatively fresh. The water at the town beach is refreshing. The local community invites one to enjoy the common wealth.

Given our attraction to this wonderful place, it came as a surprise to see litter on the roadside and footpaths. While I admit that I am obsessive-compulsive about rubbish, I imagine that  avoidance of such public displays of waste is easily attainable within a community as conscious as Nelson appears to be.

Cam Kilgour

Toronto