Sunday, April 09, 2006

An impromptu dump, first appearing last year, in the intersection of Maple Street and Point Douglas Avenue, April 7, 2006.

While the vast majority of Winnipeg citizens could not find this intersection on a map, it affects every one of them, no matter how inner, old, or poor their neighborhood may not yet be. It sets a dangerous precedent for this type of barbarism to occur on any given street. Sure, this illegal dump may be at an inconspicuous location, in a neighborhood that few people outside of it care about, but this mess still remains: a public health risk, an embarrassment to the city, and a clear sign that we are beginning to lose control.

I predict that the results of the dysfunctional handling of basic City services (such as four-foot-tall piles of trash) will continue to grow greater, until they reach emergency proportions some time in the next couple of years. The City will run out of fingers long before the dyke stops leaking, and the bad-money men and women at City Hall will no longer be able to occupy themselves by laying pipe and pouring asphalt in hay fields; hoping the infrastructure crisis disappears while their backs are turned.


Anonymous James said...

A dirty city is a sign of, not only povery, but of spiritual poverty.

2:35 PM  
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