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LETTER Garbage can needed at entrance to Summerland park

Container requested for Giant’s Head Mountain Park
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Dear Editor:

At Giant’s Head Mountain Park, a visitor can take two routes from the parking lot to the entrance: walk the road at the far end of the parking lot or walk up a narrow switchback trail from the centre of the parking lot.

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Currently, the only garbage cans near the entrance are the bear-proof unit that is only accessible from the switchback trail. These garbage cans are not easily visible from the road and completely inaccessible to those who cannot walk the switchback trail due to ground conditions such as ice or physical abilities. The slope of the road is safer than the steepness of the switchback trail.

The deteriorating metal garbage can that sat beside the dog waste disposal bag stand near the road at the entrance gate has been moved but not replaced.

A new garbage can in this same location would again be easily seen and able to be used, regardless of which route from the parking lot a visitor took.

This is a request to the District of Summerland to install a new bear-proof garbage can at the previous location beside the road at the entrance gate. Or, if only one garbage unit is permitted, move the current bear-proof unit from beside the switchback trail to beside the road at the entrance gate.

Many terrific improvements have been made to Giant’s Head Mountain Park. This request calls for action to continue the previous accessibility of one of the park’s facilities for the benefit of all who visit.

Sharon Unrau

Jane Pedlow

Annie Smirmaul


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