I’ve always been proud of Regina as a city. It’s one of the many reasons as to why I wanted to move back to the Queen City. We are a capital city, home of the RCMP, home to the beautiful Wascana Park, and home to an incredible university among many other attributes. Over the years the downtown has redeveloped into a great spot to not only do commerce but to live and it’s great seeing the old Warehouse District come alive again. So what’s with all the littering?
With all the incredible things we have going on in Regina many seem to be forgetting to put stuff in the garbage. On my usual morning walk today I’ve noticed more litter than usual flying around and it’s really disappointing to see. Where does the problem stem from? We know it’s not right to litter and and we’re taught from an early age to put things into the garbage or recycling bins.
How does a litter problem get solved? I believe it starts at home. By educating kids at an young age that littering is not cool it may help stem the tide of garbage flying around our beautiful city in the future. I feel City Hall has a roll to play as well reminding folks not to litter and, perhaps, by installing more garbage cans along the streets for people to dump their garbage. I have personally witnessed someone open an ice cream treat and simply let the wrap fly away in the wind. I grabbed it and threw it in the first garbage bin I found.
As the City of Regina grows we are welcoming more and more visitors and new residents. In fact, we’re one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and therefore we need to put our best foot forward. Coming to a place where garbage is flying all over the place is not very welcoming, right? Let’s stop the littering. Regina is known as the Queen City and I think it’s about time we start to look more regal.