Future archaeologists will no doubt be needing lots of Band-Aids as they dig down into certain Whalley neighbourhoods where one would be hard pressed, figuratively speaking, to find a haystack among all the discarded needles.
What a legacy.
There’s very little that’s civilized about people dumping their disgusting, bloodied hypodermic syringes in our city’s parks.
We have needles on curbsides, needles on pathways. Even needles stuck in trees… and within sight of city hall.
Rig Dig, an outfit that collects and disposes of these disgusting relics of drug abuse, gathered 250 in two hours on Monday within the downtown core.
After that, they went back for more.
Apparently, this is “normal.”
It’s heroic what these needle collectors are doing, putting their own health at risk in what seems to be a losing battle against reckless street cretins who give little regard to their fellow men, women and children.
Reclaiming one’s dignity has to start somewhere.
Not chucking bloodied needles around is a good place to start.