By Val Dodge, April 15, 2009 5:00 am
Councillor Case Ootes is hosting the 2009 edition of the Ward 29 Community Environment Day at Dieppe Park this Saturday, April 18. This is your opportunity to donate some small household items, get rid of household hazardous waste (including old paint, batteries, and inkjet cartridges), pick up compost for your garden, and bring home water efficiency kits or rain barrels. The City’s website has the full list of items you can drop off, buy, and pick up for free.
Automobile traffic at the event is frequently backed up along Cosburn Avenue, and all of those idling cars seem to run against the very spirit of an Environment Day. So why not take your bike? The Cosburn bike lane that stretches across the entire ward will take you safely right to the Dieppe Park entrance. Once in, be sure to stop at the fundraising BBQ and say hi to Councillor Ootes.